News: Ulysse Nardin Diver Le Locle. A Modern Interpretation of a Reference from 1964.

Paying homage to Ulysse Nardin’s past with new versions of beautiful classics, today, the brand released the new Ulysse Nardin Diver Le Locle Watch Replica that celebrates the illustrious UN history with resolutely modern aplomb. Inspired by a model from 1964, this new diving Watch Replica might look like the vintage original, but the technology behind its mechanical movement is pure modernity.

Fitted with a perfectly sized 42.2 mm case in stainless steel and powered by an in-house automatic N-320 movement with silicium technology and a 48-hour power reserve, the new Diver Le Locle looks like a Watch Replica being worn by a diver in a picture from an old issue of a National Geographic magazine. Featuring a black matte dial with a magnified date aperture at 3 o’clock with a date mechanism that can be quickly set both forwards and backwards the new Ulysse Nardin Diver Le Locle is a diving Watch Replica to its core with vintage colored superluminova indexes, a black fluted unidirectional rotating bezel and 100-meter water resistance.

With a screw-down crown and a solid case back that reveals a unique engraving of a diver in the depths of the sea, the Watch Replica is equipped with a durable sailcloth strap like that on a Blancpain Fifty Fathoms. A great looking Watch Replica that we can’t wait to review on the metal.

Sticker Price TBC. For more info on Ulysse Nardin

Delicate And Exquisite UK Ulysse Nardin Classico America Replica Watches With Self-Winding Movement

In August 1851, the members of New York Yacht Club, NYYC, drove the schooner “America” had a competition with the royal Yacht fleet in the UK, and also won 100 Pound Cup. After this victory, the cup was renamed as the America’s Cup to commemorate the victory fleet. America’s Cup is the oldest international sports event, and also still the most important sailing competition, not only a game, but also a symbol of innovative design.

blue leather strap replica Ulysse Nardin Classico America

Swiss Ulysse Nardin replica watches as the cooperation partner of the Artemis racing team, in order to celebrate the “American” achieving the groundbreaking technology in sailing history rely on the major milestone, and also to support the 35th America’s Cup, now presented the red gold case copy Ulysse Nardin Classico America watches.

red gold case copy Ulysse Nardin Classico America

With the 18K white gold and the red gold material case matching the enamel painted dial, this blue leather strap replica Ulysse Nardin watch is absolutely fondle admiringly.

white gold case fake Ulysse Nardin Classico America

Upon the 40mm diameter dial that A diameter of 40 mm dial detailed described the splendid sight of the “American”. The surging waves prepared to advance for the “American”, and with the precipitous terrain of Isle of Wight as the background, that can feel the speed of the schooner, just like back to the past moment of excitement.

white gold case fake Ulysse Nardin Classico America

The copy Ulysse Nardin watches endowed the formidable spirit of innovation for the white gold case Ulysse Nardin Classico America fake watches to commemorate the “American” and all the inspiring milestone.

The Luxury ULYSSE NARDIN opens exclusive boutiques in New York and Paris

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Lola Astanova, Patrik Hoffmann and Randy Johnson

At the opening of the new Ulysse Nardin boutique in New York: Brian Stokes Mitchell, Broadway star and chairman of board of trustees for the Actor’s Fund; Lola Astanova, classical pianist virtuoso and brand ambassador; Patrik Hoffmann, CEO and president of Ulysse Nardin; Randy Johnson, retired major league baseball legend and brand ambassador.

As part of the celebration, and through a relationship with The Broadway Channel, Ulysse Nardin donated a Marine Chronometer Manufacture timepiece to the Actors Fund organization which will be auctioned off to support all professionals in the performing arts and entertainment who are in need. Tony Award-winner and Chairman of the Board of the Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell, was in attendance in addition to Oscar nominated producer and trustee of the organization, Steve Kalafer.Cartier Replica Watches

The nautical identity of the brand is present at every corner of this boutique.

The nautical identity of the brand is present at every corner of this boutique.

The Boutique is designed as homage to the brand’s nautical heritage with timepieces displayed in portholes and anchors hung on the walls. In addition to the New York boutique, Ulysse Nardin recently opened a boutique in Geneva, Paris and Singapore, joining the 18 boutiques that can currently be found around the globe.

On Novemeber 21st, Ulysse Nardin opened its third mono-brand boutique in the United States at the Ritz-Carlton New York. The Boutique features a collection of over 100 of the company’s finest timepieces, including several models from the Limited Edition Boutique line.

To celebrate, an elite cocktail party at the hotel was hosted with special appearances by brand ambassadors- Russian-American virtuoso pianist Lola Astanova and baseball pitching legend Randy Johnson. In order to expand their elegant brand nationally, Ulysse Nardin joined with Jeffrey Khalaf and Michael Rosenberg of The Timepiece Collection in New Jersey to open the Boutique.

 

Ulysse Nardin's New York boutique

The New York boutique was opened in partnership with Jeffrey Khalaf and Michael Rosenberg who have been in the retail replica Watch industry for over 10 years.

The new premises offers a sophisticated setting with a nautical theme: its porthole-style windows and teak flooring showcase a collection of the brand’s finest timepieces, including those in the Exclusive Boutique line. This comprises the Blue Toro, Freak Platine , Sonata Boutique and Blue Executive Dual Time models, all fine examples of the brand’s innovative and independent spirit.

“A symbol of fashion and luxury, Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world, and this new boutique in the middle of the Golden Triangle is part of our strategy to bring our replica Watches Replica closer to a cosmopolitan clientele,” explains Patrik Hoffmann, CEO of Ulysse Nardin.

Conquering the City of Lights

Ulysse Nardin's first boutique in Paris

Ulysse Nardin’s first boutique in Paris is on Rue François 1er, running parallel to the Champs-Elysées.

Ulysse Nardin, the “Manufacture” of luxury replica Watches Replica based in Le Locle, has teamed up with leading French replica Watchmaking partner Kronometry 1999 to open its first exclusive boutique in the French capital. The Ulysse Nardin brand, which has navigated the greatest oceans of Fine Watchmaking, has dropped anchor in the depths of the Seine to join the prestigious outlets on Rue François 1er, running parallel to the Champs-Elysées.

The Limited Edition Boutique line includes the Blue Toro, the Boutique Freak Diavolo, the Blue Executive Dual Time and the Boutique Diver, and the company has plans to unveil several exclusive, new men’s complications later this year. Watch aficionados can also find the innovative Stranger replica Watch, the world’s first music box replica Watch, as well as the Big Unit which launched in conjunction with baseball legend Randy Johnson, and the Night’s Watch, created exclusively for the critically-acclaimed HBO® drama Game of Thrones®.

Porthole-style windows and teak flooring give a nautical theme to this space.

Porthole-style windows and teak flooring give a nautical theme to this space.

 

About Ulysse Nardin SA

Ulysse Nardin, an independent Swiss company, has been making high-quality, prestige timepieces since 1846. It has won over 4,300 awards, owns a large number of patents for mechanical replica Watches Replica, and employs more than 350 people at its Le Locle and La Chaux-de-Fonds sites in Switzerland.

Discover the Ulysse Nardin collection here >.

Reviewing The Elegant Ulysse Nardin Classico Manufacture Email Grand Feu

Ulysse Nardin Classico Manufacture Steel Enamel - dial detail - Perpetuelle

Ulysse Nardin launches the 170th Anniversary Limited Edition Classico Manufacture in a steel case with a grand feu enamel dial.

Ulysse Nardin Classico Manufacture

Limited edition 170 pieces

40mm steel case

Ulysse Nardin Classico Manufacture Steel Enamel - Perpetuelle

Ulysse Nardin Classico Manufacture Steel Enamel - close up - Perpetuelle

The enamel dial is handcrafted in-house at Donzé Cadrans, a member of the Ulysse Nardin group of companies, and a rare specialist in the delicate art of enameled Watch Replica dials — read more on this in my in-depth primer, Enamel Explained from 2014.

This beautiful Watch Replica is powered by an in-house UN-320 Caliber with silicium hairspring and anchor escapement.  The dial is simple yet elegant, with blued steel hour and minutes hands, small seconds + date window (at 6 o’clock), and blue Roman numerals and minute track.

Price on this very elegant looking piece is 8,500 Swiss Francs.

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Replica ULYSSE NARDIN opens exclusive boutiques in New York and Paris

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Lola Astanova, Patrik Hoffmann and Randy Johnson

At the opening of the new Ulysse Nardin boutique in New York: Brian Stokes Mitchell, Broadway star and chairman of board of trustees for the Actor’s Fund; Lola Astanova, classical pianist virtuoso and brand ambassador; Patrik Hoffmann, CEO and president of Ulysse Nardin; Randy Johnson, retired major league baseball legend and brand ambassador.

On Novemeber 21st, Ulysse Nardin opened its third mono-brand boutique in the United States at the Ritz-Carlton New York. The Boutique features a collection of over 100 of the company’s finest timepieces, including several models from the Limited Edition Boutique line.

To celebrate, an elite cocktail party at the hotel was hosted with special appearances by brand ambassadors- Russian-American virtuoso pianist Lola Astanova and baseball pitching legend Randy Johnson. In order to expand their elegant brand nationally, Ulysse Nardin joined with Jeffrey Khalaf and Michael Rosenberg of The Timepiece Collection in New Jersey to open the Boutique.

As part of the celebration, and through a relationship with The Broadway Channel, Ulysse Nardin donated a Marine Chronometer Manufacture replica timepiece to the Actors Fund organization which will be auctioned off to support all professionals in the performing arts and entertainment who are in need. Tony Award-winner and Chairman of the Board of the Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell, was in attendance in addition to Oscar nominated producer and trustee of the organization, Steve Kalafer.

The nautical identity of the brand is present at every corner of this boutique.

The nautical identity of the brand is present at every corner of this boutique.

The Boutique is designed as homage to the brand’s nautical heritage with timepieces displayed in portholes and anchors hung on the walls. In addition to the New York boutique, Ulysse Nardin recently opened a boutique in Geneva, Paris and Singapore, joining the 18 boutiques that can currently be found around the globe.

Ulysse Nardin's New York boutique

The New York boutique was opened in partnership with Jeffrey Khalaf and Michael Rosenberg who have been in the retail replica Watch industry for over 10 years.

The Limited Edition Boutique line includes the Blue Toro, the Boutique Freak Diavolo, the Blue Executive Dual Time and the Boutique Diver, and the company has plans to unveil several exclusive, new men’s complications later this year. Watch aficionados can also find the innovative Stranger replica Watch, the world’s first music box replica Watch, as well as the Big Unit which launched in conjunction with baseball legend Randy Johnson, and the Night’s Watch, created exclusively for the critically-acclaimed HBO® drama Game of Thrones®.

Conquering the City of Lights

Ulysse Nardin's first boutique in Paris

Ulysse Nardin’s first boutique in Paris is on Rue François 1er, running parallel to the Champs-Elysées.

Ulysse Nardin, the “Manufacture” of luxury replica Watches Replica based in Le Locle, has teamed up with leading French replica Watchmaking partner Kronometry 1999 to open its first exclusive boutique in the French capital. The Ulysse Nardin brand, which has navigated the greatest oceans of Fine Watchmaking, has dropped anchor in the depths of the Seine to join the prestigious outlets on Rue François 1er, running parallel to the Champs-Elysées.

Porthole-style windows and teak flooring give a nautical theme to this space.

Porthole-style windows and teak flooring give a nautical theme to this space.

The new premises offers a sophisticated setting with a nautical theme: its porthole-style windows and teak flooring showcase a collection of the brand’s finest timepieces, including those in the Exclusive Boutique line. This comprises the Blue Toro, Freak Platine , Sonata Boutique and Blue Executive Dual Time models, all fine examples of the brand’s innovative and independent spirit.

“A symbol of fashion and luxury, Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world, and this new boutique in the middle of the Golden Triangle is part of our strategy to bring our replica Watches Replica closer to a cosmopolitan clientele,” explains Patrik Hoffmann, CEO of Ulysse Nardin.

About Ulysse Nardin SA

Ulysse Nardin, an independent Swiss company, has been making high-quality, prestige timepieces since 1846. It has won over 4,300 awards, owns a large number of patents for mechanical replica Watches Replica, and employs more than 350 people at its Le Locle and La Chaux-de-Fonds sites in Switzerland.

Discover the Ulysse Nardin collection here >.

Predictions for the 2015 GPHG awards

In a few days, on October 29th, we will finally know the name of the Watches Replica that will receive a reward in one of the 16 categories of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, plus the big prize, the most coveted, “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix.

I empathize with the jury that has to decide on the winners, I can imagine the challenge facing Aurel Bacs, the president of the jury, to get all the 25 members of the jury to agree on only one winner per category, when there are so many exceptional pieces to chose from. In the first round there were 193 pieces, a number that they reduced to 72 preselected replica Watches (you can find here), still their job did not got any easier.

As I did last year, just to make the wait more fun, let me share with you my list of — let me call it — Fantasy GPHG.

Ladies’ Watch prize

Rewarding women’s replica Watches Replica comprising two at most of the following indications: date, power reserve, classic moon phase, second time zone; may be adorned with a maximum 5-carat gemsetting.

Ulysse Nardin Jade

Ulysse Nardin Jade

I’m just starting the list and I already have a hard time deciding. First of all this is a hard category for me to judge, then there at least four out of the six replica Watches Replica preselected that I really like. Well, it breaks my heart to name only one, but it is the Ulysse Nardin Jade. The overall design is very feminine: the slightly oval case, the mother-of-pearl dial, the numbers, the curved decoration on the dial, and I can go on and on. I like the fact that it has a date function and a power reserve complication, as I think these can really useful for a modern lady. Operating the automatic UN-310 in-house movement does not require any pulling or pushing of the crown, a little help from Ulysse Nardin engineers to protect delicate nails.

Price: 25,500 CHF

Ladies’ High-Mech Watch Prize

Women’s replica Watches Replica that are remarkable in terms of their mechanical creativity and complexity. These replica Watches Replica may feature all kinds of classic and/or innovative complications and indications and do not fit the definition of the Ladies’ category.

Fabergé Lady Compliquée Peacock

Fabergé Lady Compliquée Peacock

The Lady Compliquée Peacock is a magnificent example of modern replica Watchmaking rooted in the traditions of its maison. Since its early days, Fabergé was known not only for its mastery of haute joaillerie, but also for the little surprises hidden in his creations. The overall look of the replica Watch is inspired by Peter Carl Fabergé’s Peacock egg of 1908. The mother-of-pearl disk on the dial rotating and the hours can be read at the crown, while for the minutes a retrograde complication is moving the tail of the peacock, to open it as fan.

The movement was created exclusively for Fabergé by Agenhor, a famous Geneva based manufacturer, whose innovative solutions can be found in exceptional replica Watches Replica, such as in the Romain Jérôme Spacecraft, or the Temps Suspendu by Hermes, which was actually rewarded in 2011 at GPHG the Best men’s replica Watch prize.

The Peacock really stands out in this category, not too many bells and whistles, the complications it has are superbly integrated. For me, it’s a winner!

Price: 98,000 CHF

Men’s Watch Prize

Men’s replica Watches Replica comprising two at most of the following indications: date, power reserve, classic moon phase, second time zone; may be adorned with a maximum 5-carat gemsetting.

Laurent Ferrier Galet Square

Laurent Ferrier Galet Square

Another difficult category… We got the super-thin Piaget Altiplano 38mm 900P, the futuristic MB&F HMX, and the classy Voutilainen GMR. I would love to have all of these in my collection, but I think the prize will go to the Galet Square by Laurent Ferrier.

The french word galet, meaning pebble, and it describes well the soft cushion shaped 41 x 41 mm square case. The dark blue dial has a vertical satin-brushed finish, the perfect background to the 11 white gold indexes and the elegant hands. At six o’clock a small-second subdial, decorated with sunray finish, breaks the rhythm of the indexes.

Pure, masculine, classic and with a huge charisma.

Price: 35,000 CHF

Chronograph Watch Prize

Mechanical replica Watches Replica comprising at least one chronograph indication. Additional indications and/or complications are admissible.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher

For this category, My first choice is the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher, a split-second chronograph that AP developed at the request of Schumi himself. Back in 2010, he asked for a mechanical wrist replica Watch designed specifically for use in motorsport which would measure and record an extended series of consecutive lap times. AP took up the challenge and they delivered with brio: a pending patent covering its unique functionality, incorporating no fewer than three column wheels (one column wheel, located at the six o’clock position, controls the chronograph sequence, while the two at the 12 o’clock position control the complex laptimer sequence); a new oscillating wheel coupling mechanism has been developed for jerk-free action when the chronograph is stopped or started; even the lubrication is different because of the unusually long and slim components, AP chose solid lubricants that won’t deteriorate easily.

For more details and a really cool video, check out our article about the Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher.

Price: 226,800 CHF

Tourbillon Watch Prize

Mechanical replica Watches Replica comprising at least one tourbillon. Additional indications and/or complications are admissible.

There several superb timepieces preselected in this category, but I would be really surprised if the jury would not give an award to MB&F for what they have achieved with the Horological Machine N°6 ‘Space Pirate’.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, in the case of this timepiece a video is worth a thousand pictures. This timekeeping sculpture is inspired by the a Japanese anime TV series from Maximilian Büsser’s childhood: Capitaine Flam (Captain Future in English). For a full description of Space Pirate, check out our story.

Price: 213,900 CHF

Calendar Watch Prize

Mechanical replica Watches Replica comprising at least one calendar and/or astronomical complication (e.g. annual calendar, perpetual calendar, equation of time, complex moon-phase display, etc.). Additional indications and/or complications are admissible.

Slim d’Hermès Perpetual Calendar

Slim d’Hermès Perpetual Calendar

Calendar replica Watch dials can easily get overcrowded with subdials, windows and indicators and this is why I’m voting for Slim d’Hermès. They have managed to create a minimalist look with a perpetual calendar, while also adding a moonphase indicator and a second timezone, packaging everything in a 9.06 mm thick case. It is powered by the automatic Manufacture Hermès H1950 ultra-thin movement, which is a 2.6mm base Vaucher caliber with a 1.4mm Agenhor module.

Price: 32,600 CHF

Striking Watch Prize

Watches with at least one acoustic indication or complication, notably replica Watches Replica equipped with repeater, striking, musical or any other acoustic function. Additional indications and/or complications are admissible.

Akrivia Tourbillon Chiming Jump Hour

Akrivia Tourbillon Chiming Jump Hour

This is a category filled with a few hard-punching heavy-weights. We got A. Lange & Söhne with the Zeitwerk Minute Repeater, Girard-Perregaux and their Minute Repeater Tourbillon with Gold Bridges, or Cristophe Claret Allegro, Hublot Big Bang Alarm REpeater, Franc Vila Inaccessible Tourbillon Minute Repeater, and finally a newcomer to the independent haute horlogerie, Akrivia with the Tourbillon Chiming Jump Hour.

Founded in 2012, by master replica Watchmaker Rexhep Rexhepi, I see Akrivia as a rising star in haute horlogerie and I would be really happy to see Rexhepi going home with a prize. He already developed an original and recognizable style, characterized by bold shapes that are very well balanced. His lines denote a firm hand, charisma and vigour, almost a macho, a very elegant macho. Just look at the Tourbillon Chiming Jump Hour and you will see what I mean.

The dial, crafted from mat-polished black steel is dominated by 13.7 mm tourbillon with a 60 seconds rotation. The hour is displayed in the window at the centre of the dial. When the minutes hand gets to the 12 o’clock position, with the circle at its base perfectly covering the hour window, the Tourbillon Chiming Jump Hour comes alive to show all it can do: the numeral in the hour window will instantly change and the striking mechanism get activated.

The push button at three o’clock serves to switch the striking mechanism to silent mode which is indicated to the right of the hammer at 12 o’clock.

The single barrel hand-wound movement is capable of 100 hours of power reserve.

Price: 180,000 CHF

Mechanical Exception Watch Prize

Watches featuring a special mechanism, such as an innovative or sophisticated display, an automaton, a belt-driven movement or any other original and/or exceptional horological concept.

Emmanuel Bouchet Complication One

Emmanuel Bouchet Complication One

I have the feeling that this is one of the riskiest bets that I’m taking with my list of predictions. The Emmanuel Bouchet Complication One is the kind of timepiece that brings a new dimension to high-end replica Watchmaking, a dimension that some might find rather esoteric.

In most replica Watches Replica, the regulating organ oscillates between 21,600 to 36,000 alt. per hour, making it impossible for the wearer to observe in detail the inner working of the mechanism. The Complication One has frequency of 18,000 alt. per hour, kept deliberately low to pay homage to traditional replica Watchmaking and let wearer admire the escapement and understand how time works mechanically.

The 72 hours of power reserve is the result of the double barrels, one barrel drives the going train to the escape wheel, regulated by a free-sprung balance on a Breguet type overcoil. The second barrel keeps the transmission escapement on the dial under tension. This escapement snaps forward every fifteen second to replicate what goes on in the other escapement five times a second. The center wheel of the first train rotates an elliptical triangle, which turns in the lever fork on the dial, swinging it aside every fifteen seconds to unlock and lock the double escape wheel.

Price: 98,400 CHF

“Petite Aiguille” Prize

Watches with a retail price of under CHF 8,000.
The Tudor North Flag is powered by the new in-house MT5621 calibre.

The Tudor North Flag is powered by the new in-house MT5621 calibre.

2015 will go down in the history of Tudor as the year when they unveiled their first in-house movement, the MT5621. Beating at 28,800 vibrations/hour, the MT5621 is fitted with a variable inertia balance with silicon balance spring, held by a transversal bridge that is secured at each end to fully withstand shocks and vibrations. One of the first replica Watches Replica to get the new movement was the North Flag, a model honouring the members of the British North Greenland Expedition that int he early 1950s wore Tudor Oyster Prince replica Watches Replica while carrying out a series of experiments in extremely hostile conditions.

The 40 mm stainless steel case of the North Flag is satin finished and it features a screw-down crown, offering 100 meters of water resistance. The matt finished black dial with its contrasting bold white indexes and hands, offers excellent readability. At three o-clock we find a date window, while at 9 the power reserve indicator with its yellow markings is proudly showing the 70 hours of power reserve that the MT5621 is capable of delivering.

Price: 3,500 CHF

Sports Watch Prize

Watches linked to the field of sports, whose functions, materials and design are suited to physical activities.

Seiko Prospex Marinemaster Professional Diver's 1000m Hi-Beat 36000

Seiko Prospex Marinemaster Professional Diver’s 1000m Hi-Beat 36000

Limited to 700 pieces, it celebrates the 50th anniversary of Seiko’s diver’s replica Watches Replica.

Its design echoes that of Seiko’s very first hi-beat 36000 diver’s replica Watch in 1968, but its specifications are the most advanced in the field. It has a one-piece titanium case and, thanks to this, the L-shaped gasket and other features, the case is impermeable to helium, there is no need for an escape valve and the replica Watch is suitable for saturation diving. The rotating bezel is securely fixed to the case with four screws next to the 12 and 6 o’clock positions. The hands and hour markers are coated in a new-generation Lumibrite for enhanced legibility.

The newly developed 8L55 movement is specially optimized and adapted for use in a diver’s replica Watch with this structure. This caliber beats at 36,000 vibrations per hour and has a power reserve of 55 hours, thanks to the mainspring made of Seiko’s proprietary alloy, Spron 530. For longer durability and higher antimagnetic resistance, Seiko’s proprietary alloy, Spron 610, is used for the balance spring. The escapement wheel and pallet fork are made using MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System) technology and have the high precision, durability and lightness necessary for a hi-beat caliber.

Price: 6,700 CHF

Jewellery Watch Prize

Watches demonstrating exceptional mastery of the art of jewellery and gemsetting, and also distinguished by the choice of stones.
Audemars Piguet Diamond Punk

Audemars Piguet Diamond Punk

AP wants you to know that Punks Not Dead and they are ready to break the rules of gem-set replica Watches Replica. The Diamond Punk is a haut joaillerie cuff piece decorated with 7,848 diamonds that cover the pyramid faceted bracelet and a secret sliding cover will reveal the dial decorated with 300 more diamonds.

At 702,000 CHF this AP is not exactly in the budget of your average punk…

Artistic Crafts Watch Prize

Watches demonstrating exceptional mastery of one or several artistic techniques such as enamelling, lacquering, engraving, guilloché (engine-turning), skeleton-working, etc.

Romain Gauthier Logical one Secret Kakau Höfke

Romain Gauthier Logical one Secret Kakau Höfke

Among the replica Watches Replica in this category, I really like the Blancpain Villeret, cadran Shakudo, but I have the feeling that the prize will go to Romain Gauthier for the Logical one Secret Kakau Höfke.

This unique piece that pays tribute to Rio, is a beautiful blend of haute horlogerie with contemporary art. The white gold cover is decorated with a reproduction of a Kakau Höfke painting. This Brazilian artist is a long-time friend of the Gauthier family and responsible for designing the Romain Gauthier logo when the brand was founded in 2005.

Höfke’s design has been beautifully adapted and recreated using an intricate micro-marquetry technique based on traditional stone marquetry, carried out by artisans at the Geneva atelier of Olivier Vaucher. No fewer than 352 unique, mirror-polished, miniature tiles of jade and agate – each one 0.5mm thin and painstakingly hand-finished and hand-applied – make up this exceptional micro-marquetry, the complexity of which is evidenced by its bombé profile and double layer of tiles.

Price: 225,000 CHF

Innovation Watch Prize

This prize rewards the best replica Watch, presented in one of the twelve categories and featuring a remarkable technical innovation and/or an innovative design.

DeWitt Academia Mathematical

DeWitt Academia Mathematical

DeWitt’s 4th Concept Watch, is the fruit of months of research and development. Far removed from the conventions of traditional replica Watchmaking, the numerals indicating the hours and minutes give the impression that they have been scattered, thrown into chaos so that in the end they can give the precise time. There are no hands, but rather totally autonomous jumping numerals that come to life by lighting up in the centre of the replica Watch to indicate the passage of time.

The result is a truly innovative way of displaying the time and I think it deserves to be rewarded.

Price: 210,000 CHF

Revival Watch Prize

This prize rewards the best replica Watch presented in one of the twelve categories, which features a contemporary re-edition or reinterpretation of an iconic historical model.

TAG Heuer Carrera (39 mm) Calibre 18 - automatic chronograph

TAG Heuer Carrera (39 mm) Calibre 18 – automatic chronograph

The Carrera Calibre 18 Chronograph is directly inspired by the original 1963 Carrera model, designed by Jack Heuer.

At 39 mm, the Carrera Calibre 18 Chronograph is slightly bigger than the original chronographs of the collection. The push buttons, the glassbox, hand-applied indexes, «Heuer» vintage logo and aged calfskin leather strap are in line with the collection design codes while taking us back to the past.

The timepiece has a telemeter scale, graduated in kilometers enabling to calculate the distance where a phenomenon including both sound and light takes place. A vintage look that will appeal to motoracing lovers looking for the original spirit and heritage of the races.

A winner!

Price: 5,100 CHF

“Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix

THE Grand Prix, the most prestigious award, rewarding the best overall replica Watch among all categories.

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes

Finally, the big prize, the best of the best!

To be honest, this is a wild guess, as there are many replica Watches Replica in the preselected list that would deserve this prize. Among all of them, I have a particularly good feeling about the Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes.

To make the case as slender as possible, they incorporated a dome into the sapphire crystal on the back of the timepiece.

Particular care has been given to the design of the hand-finished blued-steel hands, which immediately and precisely indicate the time. They have been lightened to the maximum degree and their form, in the shape of a lance, leads the eye straight to the indexes that are first engraved and then “oven-fired” enamelled into the solid gold dial.

The fast-rotating 24 second tourbillon is also an integral part of the graphic composition of the entire piece. Set inside a light-well, it creates an animated scene that is an irresistible invitation to explore the movement-side of the timepiece.

Price: 290,000 CHF

Public Prize

Before you would go, don’t forget to cast your vote for your favourite replica Watch on the GPHG website and enter automatically in the prize draw to win the DeWitt, Glorious Knight Chronograph replica Watch worth 17,280 CHF.

Good luck!