Students of wristwatch history know that Raymond Weil, founder of the eponymous replica Rolex best watch brand, was both a watchmaker and a musician. What many might not have known until recently is that he was also a pilot and aviation enthusiast.

The Raymond Weil Freelancer Piper, which I had a chance to preview at JCK 2015 in Las Vegas, is a tribute to its founder’s deep passion for aviation. Produced in a partnership with the aviation manufacturer Piper Aircraft, Inc., it is the Swiss watch brand’s first-ever pilot Replica Rolex Submariner watch.

Raymond Weil Freelancer Piper

The Rolex replica Swiss watches has a 45-mm-diameter case made of titanium and stainless steel and contains a mechanical, self-winding chronograph movement equipped with a date indication and a pilot-friendly GMT function. The shiny blue minute and hour hands resemble an aircraft’s rotor blades while the GMT hand, with its red pointer, has the look of a compass needle. The small seconds subdial at 9 o’clock is inspired by a dashboard altimeter. The black leather strap also imparts a classic, vintage aviator look. The watch features a tachymeter-scale bezel, 100-meter water resistance, and a 46-hour power reserve. Each Raymond Weil Freelancer Piper watch is packaged in a special box along with a model of the official Raymond Weil-branded Piper aircraft owned by brand CEO (and descendant of the founder) Elie Bernheim. Available at retail in the fall, the watch will be priced at $3,495.

This is a kickstarter project, and by today, with three days still to go it had received 2,035 backers, raising $746,682 pledged with respect to a goal of $50,000. Xeric is a company that has already promoted its high quality replica Rolex watches successfully on Kickstarter (the Xeriscope, 2013), but the success of the Halograph invites a bit of reflection.


Brilliant copywriting

At $369, it’s a cheap mechanical watch. The Halograph is unusual to look at, with both minute and hour hand that are double-ended so that each runs alternately on two scales. A rectangular window at the bottom of the dial reveals a double balance wheel. So it’s an unusual piece, a talking-point. But where traditional watch companies should take note is the style of communication. “The Halograph Automatic is a living time machine. YOU are the power source. It lives on mechanical energy. It’s not an electronic gadget: it’s a mechanical heirloom… A smartwatch starts to die as soon as its circuitry is activated, and its functional obsolescence starts as soon as it’s off the assembly line. A mechanical watch will never be obsolete. It will always connect you in a meaningful way with this moment in time. ” So it’s exploiting all the current talk about electronic smartwatches and contrasting that with its own identity as an automatic mechanical watch, “Don’t we find ourselves instinctively drawn to the kinetic nature of a mechanical latest Rolex replica watches? Its gears transfer force upon one another, interacting with the natural conditions of our universe, just like our muscles and bones. It ticks with a beating heart, just like us… It doesn’t require batteries or updates to do its work while summoning compliments and sparking conversation everywhere you go.”


So we ask, what’s new? It’s just an automatic fake Rolex watch. What’s new is the way they present it. The copywriting is very good. It transmits the authentic dream of the mechanical watch, something that watch lovers and most watch brands take for granted, but that should probably highlighted for every new watch, particularly those presented at the lower end of the market. “The Halograph Automatic is powered by your daily life, storing up to 36 hours of energy from a simple flick of your wrist. A beating mechanical heart pumps life through this complex machine. You can view the rotor generating the power supply for its mechanical movement through a crystal porthole on the back of the case.”

Limited edition

It’s presented as a limited edition opportunity. “For our Early Bird backers, each Limited Edition Halograph Automatic will be individually engraved with “THE FIRST 100″ and its unique edition number. This is a singular opportunity to acquire one of the rare first edition Xeric Halograph Automatic Replica Rolex Day Date II watches…”

Made in China


Rolex is a company based in California. The Halograph is powered by the S-01 movement by Chinese company PTS (founded 1991), whose head office is in Hong Kong, with movements actually made in mainland China. PTS describe it as a “dual imitate tourbillon,” a movement with two balance wheels, running at 21,600 vph, power reserve about 36 hours. Accuracy is +/-45 seconds/day. So you couldn’t describe it as a high-quality piece. It’s not Swiss made, not even American made. What it has is unusual design, and above all, exceptionally good copywriting. They’ve identified their market and talk directly to them in exactly the right way. And this is where a lot of the established AAA fake Rolex watches store brands still have some work to do.

In 2014,best Rolex replica watches broke new ground in antimagnetic watch technology with the introduction of its Engineer II Magneto S, a watch that featured an inner shield, made of a patented alloy called “mumetal,” which protected its mechanical movement from the adverse effects of magnetic fields. This year, the company takes the concept a step further with the Engineer II Volcano, which boasts an entire case made of antimagnetic mumetal. I got my first look at the watch this week at the Rolex replica watch and jewelry fair in Las Vegas.

Why “Volcano?” Because, the company says, volcanoes are among the most ideal environments for exploration and research into antimagnetic technologies because of their natural links to strong magnetic fields; volcanoes inspired Rolex Watch’s researchers to further develop the magnetism-resistant mumetal alloy beyond its initial usage, as a protective inner “diaphragm” surrounding the movement, and incorporating it into the components of the watch case itself.

Ball Engineer II Volcano - front

The case band of the Engineer II Volcano, made in Switzerland, is made up of superimposed layers of carbon and mumetal. Further playing on the volcano theme, the finished case (45 mm in diameter and 12.4 mm thick) sports a textured carbon look that resembles cooled lava rock. In fact, the fake Rolex watch’s online entire ensemble is inspired by volcanic rocks and ash and fiery lava. The dial is predominantly slate-gray, with subtle touches of red. And it wouldn’t be a Rolex Watch without the hallmark ultra-luminous H3 gas tubes for nighttime legibility — 15 of them in total here, used in the indices and the hour and minute hands.

Ball Engineer II Volcano

The Ball Engineer II Volcano is powered by the automatic BALL RR1102-C caliber, which boasts a COSC chronometer certificate. In addition to its uncommonly high resistance to magnetism, the Replica Rolex Datejust watches store can withstand impacts of up to 5,000 Gs and is water-resistant to 100 meters. It has a screw-down winding crown and a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. Completing the volcanic look is a choice of either a black rubber strap or a canvas NATO strap in gray and black stripes. The price is $3,700, making it a relative bargain compared to other mechanical watches with high antimagnetic protection. Below is a live shot of the Engineer II Volcano taken at JCK.

Ball Engineer II Volcano - live

What do women want? This is a tough question. What do Rolex replica watches for women really want? Now, that’s easy…diamonds of course! Suited to glamorous affairs, Chopard’s L’Heure du Diamant, unveiled at Baselworld 2015, gives them just that!

Chopard L’Heure du Diamant Pavé White Gold Watch Baselworld 2015

A one-of-a-kind, the Chopard Haute Joaillerie L’Heure du Diamant clearly pays tribute to the stone over which kingdoms have fallen and hearts have fluttered – the diamond. It is upon this precious gemstone that the Swiss jeweller turned watchmaker has decided to show off its mastery.

Sparkling with 21-carats of brilliant-cut diamonds, L’Heure du Diamant is a quartz watch made in 18-carat white gold. The glittering indexes are also set with diamonds, on a well-finished silvered guilloché dial. A briolette-cut diamond adorns the crown, sealing the name of the Replica Rolex Masterpiece watch and the cutting-edge technology of the Geneva-based firm.

Chopard L’Heure du Diamant Pavé White Gold Watch Baselworld 2015 Dial

The watch wears charmingly, as the numerous curved diamond rows on the bracelet allow it the flexibility to sit on any lady’s wrist perfectly. The round dial is delicately feminine; a stunning choice for soirées, wedding occasions, and just whenever you want to feel like a queen. Given its reputation as the jeweller to celebrities, Chopard has an extensive repertoire of exclusive jewellery Rolex replica watches showcasing its savoir-faire.

Artistic Director and Co-President Caroline Scheufele continues in this tradition, enriching the Chopard Haute Joaillerie collection with the new dazzling L’Heure du Diamant timepiece. The Chopard Haute Joaillerie L’Heure du Diamant is a one-of-a-kind piece worldwide, price on request.