Anniversaries and otherwise significant celebrations are usually well separated in the watch world, yet 2022 proved to be a big year for the celebration, reissue, and redesign of best replica watches we’ve long known and loved.
It’s hard to remember a time when so many of the industry’s iconic 1:1 UK fake watches received as much attention in a single year — either way, we’re not mad about it.
Replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge Watches
In 2012, high quality fake Rolex Deepsea Challenge experimental watches accompanied James Cameron to the bottom of the Mariana Trench during his historic solo descent, marking the second time a purpose-built Rolex ventured to the deepest part of the world’s oceans. At the time, it was assumed this was simply the brand showing off its R&D capabilities, but a production version of said copy watches for sale appeared out of the blue in early November to commemorate the dive’s 10-year anniversary.
We’ve seen the occasional surprise from Rolex over the years, including the left-handed GMT-Master II featured in our Best Of list in this issue, but the arrival of the new perfect replica Rolex Deepsea Challenge watches is about as big as they come. 50 mm in diameter, capable of withstanding the pressures incurred from diving to the bottom of the Mariana Trench (11,000 metres), what was once the kind of thing merely reserved for “technical showcase” prototypes is now a full-fledged production model. What’s more, this is the first watch that Rolex has ever released in RLX — the brand’s proprietary grade 5 titanium alloy — and there’s already ample speculation about whether we’ll see more titanium Rolex references in 2023.
Fake Breitling Navitimer B02 Chronograph Cosmonaute Watches
It’s been a big year for Swiss movements replica Breitling Navitimer watches, and a big year for the brand as a whole, but the 362-piece limited edition Cosmonaute reissue is the watch that stands out as much for its heritage as it does for its unorthodox functionality. So the story goes, astronaut Scott Carpenter requested a 24-hour time display on a Navitimer, allowing him to differentiate between AM and PM in the darkness of space. The brand delivered, and thus the Cosmonaute became the first Swiss wrist-worn chronograph in space on May 24th, 1962. To mark its 60th anniversary, the reference was reborn, albeit with a few modern accoutrements.
Before one notices the difference in numerals, the Cosmonaute appears to be yet another classic Navitimer pilot’s chronograph. It sports its usual three subdials and a slide rule, once used by pilots to calculate metric to standard conversions, fuel consumption, air speed and distance calculations, and more. Beneath the dial lurks top Breitling super clone watches’ in-house ma nufacture B02 automatic chronograph caliber, albeit with minor modification to allow for its 24-hour display. History buff or not, there’s a charming quirkiness about this piece — a je ne sait quoi about its time indication. A challenge to read, at first, it’s an especially rare functional choice that you won’t find from anyone else in the market.