Reproduction performance has now become one of the most active categories in watches. This year’s new products from major watch factories and the Geneva spring auction watch just dropped the hammer, the strong return of classical aesthetics is enough to prove this. a little. However, the ease of use also means that the competition is fierce, and it is not difficult to launch re-engraved styles. But now that re-engraving is blooming everywhere, it is not as easy as you think to want to stand out from Yishui’s re-engraved models.
Replica performance has now become one of the most active categories in watches
Forty years ago, the lead singer of the Rolling Stones, Mike Jagger, sang ‘Who likes yesterday’s clothes and who remembers yesterday’s girl’. For the past, people’s attitudes towards them were divided into two categories, either regarded as classics or left behind. However, for watches, people’s attitude towards it is obviously the former. Not to mention that watches do n’t have to constantly change patterns like new fashions in the second to third seasons of a year. Even if you launch your own products completely in the classic original form, and make and sell them in large quantities as your regular series, it is very easy Wins the hearts of people, applauds and applauds. Is there any business that can make more money than this?
Reproduction performance has now become one of the most active classifications of watches. This year’s new products from major watch factories and the Geneva spring auction watch just dropped the hammer, the strong return of classical aesthetics is enough to prove this. In fact, this replica watch is not difficult for the brand. First of all, the style and function of the replica will not be too complicated. Most of them are the first classic models in the history of the brand, or the best-selling models. In this style, the problem of the movement must not be difficult to solve. At the same time, since it is a re-engraved style, the design part is even more trouble-free. For the watch factory, it has a long history of hundreds of years, and younger ones have decades. Some are antique styles that can be borrowed or completely. Copying the design and relaunching it, even if it is a new brand, borrowing some design elements from antique watches to piece it together and relaunch it will not hurt. That’s why today’s replica watches are so popular.
If you change the design of the watch, you will find that the wind of replicating the watch began in the 1990s. After the beauty of craftsmanship with mechanical watches defeated the fashionable quartz watch, many long-established watch factories began to rejuvenate. The most impressive one is the Omega 1894 commemorative model introduced by Omega in 1994 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of its birth. This model is not only retro in style, but also most notably a stock of Cal.269 (30mm) movements. This 30mm (30T) movement can be said to be one of the most accurate movements in the history of watches, and has won the Observatory Award many times. Since then, watch factories have continued to introduce re-engraved styles, and nowadays, there has been a situation where various brands are racing to introduce re-engraved styles.
However, even the most original replicas, as long as they are manufactured in batches, no matter the output is hundreds or tens of thousands, the metal of the case, the glass on the surface, and the vital parts such as the vital movement are not important. May be exactly the same as antiques from decades ago. But the clock can completely wrap the new inside and outside materials and the special movement structure in a classic historical style, and launch it in the form of old bottles and new wine. This is obviously extremely lethal to the time-consuming Chinese watch market.
However, easy to use also means that competition is fierce, and it is not difficult to launch replica styles. But now that replicas are blooming all over the world, you want to stand out from Yishui’s replica models, relying on the brand to choose replica styles. Vision, faithfulness of reproduction, and the most fundamental price-performance ratio. I believe that in everyone’s mind, the standards for replica watches are different. However, the most perfect replica watches can always get everyone’s unanimous praise, just like in the new products of Basel 2012, the Zenith replica French flight watch ‘Montre d’Aeronef Type 20’ can be Called the perfect example of re-engraving: the oversized 57.5mm dial diameter, onion-shaped crown, Roman numerals, the shape of the hands, and the word ‘Special’ at 6 o’clock on the dial, all attach great importance to the original appearance. Its movement also caters to the engraving style, using the antique movement of the 1960s. But most unfortunately, there are too many monks, and this watch is limited to 250. This has to be said to be the biggest flaw in replica watches.
经典 Retro classic elements
Breguet Classique 5177
For watches, the classic design element of Breguet itself is the best embodiment of retro feelings, it represents the good old days of hand-made watches. Breguet’s classic design elements, such as Breguet needles and Breguet characters, have appeared in countless branded timepieces. But when all these are combined in a Breguet watch, it is the best expression of the classic.
This Breguet Classique 5177 series watch contains almost all the classic elements of Breguet: a rose gold case with side coin decoration, welded lugs, exposed strap fixing screws, and hand-carved gold ear motif Silver-plated dial (or enamel dial fired in large flames), blue-steel Breguet-style pear-shaped hands, Breguet Arabic numeral hour markers. The ancient style of the hand-made watch era is coming.
Tank Louis Cartier
Speaking of Roman numerals, it is very easy to think of Cartier, and Cartier is very easy to think of its classic ‘Tank’ series. At SIHH this year, Cartier not only combed the history of the classic series ‘Tank’, but also brought new members to the ‘Tank’ family. This ultra-thin model launched this year is only 5.1 mm thick.
Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945
Small three stitches
Although there is still a small three-hand design in modern clocks, this form itself is a historical witness of the continuous development and evolution of clocks. Because the original clocks could not achieve the integrated structure of the central second hand, they could only shift the second hand to other position. As a design limitation conferred by an era, the small three-pin structure has long lost its technical value, but its historical significance has given it a unique and classicist temperament.
Vintage 1945 is a sub-series from Girard Perregaux Vintage series, and 1945 is the launch time of Vintage series. Vintage1945 is a square case + small three-pin design, the shape is very simple and elegant.
Montblanc Viller Collection 1858
Regulator was originally born in the 18th century, and it was specially designed for watchmakers to check the time on other watches. The hour, minute, and second hands on the dial are each called the ‘three hands and one thread’. Although the three hands are separated, they all run on the same horizontal line. This can effectively avoid the vision caused by overlapping coaxial hands Error, therefore, the Regulator is also called a standard analog watch.
腕表 The dial setting of this watch seems complicated but very orderly. The central minute hand, an independent hour dial at 12 o’clock, and an independent small second dial at 9 o’clock. Its layout is a tribute to the traditional large standard time clock. At 2 o’clock, the hometown is displayed day and night. At 6 o’clock, the power reserve and the winding prompt are combined. At 3 o’clock, it is a 30-minute timer. At 12 o’clock, there are two local time hour circles. The hollow hour hand indicates the local time, and the other hour hand indicates the home time.
Vacheron constantin historiques aronde 1954
Art Deco style
Historiques series of Minjiang Shidanton has always been the backbone of the vintage watch market. Only one or two models are fixed every year, each of which is a serious vintage that can be tasted for a long time. This Aronde 1954, as the name suggests, is a replica of an antique watch launched by the brand in 1954. This ‘swan-wing’ case is the standard ‘Art Deco’ style of the 1950s and 1960s.
Vacheron Constantin Malta 100th Anniversary Watch
Wine barrel case
Compared with the most common round case in vintage watches, the barrel shape has a change of elegance, and this art deco style is actually the most typical feature of clock design in the last century. In order to defeat the traditional circular design of pocket watches, in 1912, Vacheron Constantin launched the first barrel-shaped watch, and this year is exactly the 100th anniversary. Equipped with a Vacheron Constantin 4400 manual winding movement, this brand’s self-developed movement has a power reserve of up to 65 hours. The movement vibrates at a frequency of 28,800 (4 Hz) per hour and consists of 106 parts. The movement has a diameter of 28.60 mm and is modern in style.