6 Record-Setting Ultra-Thin Replica Watches

Swiss replica watches online sale -As we’ve seen in recent years,replica watch brands are pulling out all the stops to achieve new records not only in thinness, but in the level of complication and complexity that they pack into those super-slim movements and cases. Here are five recent examples of timepieces that have set records for thinness in their respective categories.

World’s Thinnest Minute Repeater: Jaeger-LeCoultre Replica Hybris Mechanica 11

Replica Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica 11The watch’s full name is a mouthful — Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon — and it not only grabbed the record for thinnest repeater when it was introduced at SIHH 2014, but also manages to include a flying tourbillon and automatic winding (by means of a peripheral rotor)  in its ultra-complex movement, which is just 4.8 mm thick. The case of the Hybris Mechanica 11 measures 41 mm in diameter and a mere 7.9 mm in thickness, an unprecedented size for such a complicated timepiece. The repeater mechanism is also equipped with  silent-time-lapse reduction system that eliminates pauses between the chimes. The watch, for which Jaeger-LeCoultre has obtained eight patents, is limited to only 75 pieces.

World’s Thinnest Manual-Winding Minute Repeater (and Minute Repeater Movement): Vacheron Constantin Replica Patrimony Contemporaine Ultra-Thin Calibre 1731

Replica_VC_Patrimony_CUT_Calibre1731A milestone timepiece first shown at the Hong Kong “Watches and Wonders” fair and unveiled to most of the watch world at SIHH 2014, this new Vacheron Constantin has a case that is slightly thicker than that of the Hybris Mechanica 11 (8.09 mm) but a minute-repeater movement that is a tad thinner (just 3.9 mm). Calibre 1731 is a manual-winding movement, as opposed to JLC’s automatic one, and it carries a 65-hour power reserve and bears the Geneva Seal. The movement also incorporates a flying strike governor, an innovative device that controls the speed and spacing of the repeater’s chiming tones and reduce the audible whirring sounds that can accompany the chimes. The Vacheron Constantin replica watches uk comes in a rose gold case and retails for $369,300.

World’s Thinnest Mechanical Watch: Replica Piaget Altiplano 900P

replica_piagetIt should surprise no one that Piaget is on the list: the brand has long been associated with super-thin watches and holds records for thinness in several horological categories. The latest world-first is the Altiplano 900P — the slimmest mechanical-movement watch in the world, bar none, at a case thickness of just 3.65 mm — that’s right, the case is thinner than the movements of the previous two watches. Piaget accomplished this feat by merging the movement with the case so that the inner caseback serves as the mainplate. The Piaget Altiplano is 38 mm in diameter and comes in rose gold ($26,200) and white gold ($27,800) cases.

World’s Thinnest Tourbillon (2013): Replica Arnold & Son UTTE

Replica-Arnold-Son-UTTEIntroduced at Baselworld 2013 by the revitalized Arnold & Son brand, the UTTE (initials are for “Ultra Thin Tourbillon Escapement”) quickly garnered attention when it became — without necessarily meaning to, according to Arnold & Son head of movement development Sebastian Chaulmontet — the thinnest tourbillon replica watches uk on the market. The watch’s case, available in either rose gold ($69,050) or palladium ($59,950), is just 8.34 mm thick and 42 mm in diameter. The flying-tourbillon movement, Arnold & Son’s A&S8200, is just 2.97 mm thick (not counting the height of the tourbillon cage, which rises above the dial) and packs 90 hours of power reserve into two barrels.

World’s Thinnest Tourbillon (2014): Replica Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Thin Automatic 5377

Replica-Breguet_5733Arnold & Son held the thin-tourbillon record for only a brief time. Breguet — a brand named for the tourbillon’s inventor — previewed its Classique Tourbillon  Extra-Thin Automatic 5377 watch at Baselworld 2014 and released it to the market last year. The watch’s 42-mm-diameter case is an astoundingly slender 7 mm thick, and its movement, Calibre 581DR,  is just 3 mm thick. The movement is also notable for its “high energy” barrel, which provides a 90-hour power reserve; its 4-Hz frequency (exceptionally high for a tourbillon movement) and its peripheral winding rotor made of platinum (yes, this watch also has automatic winding.) The off-center tourbillon (whose carriage and balance are made of titanium) is protected by two patents. The dial and case are emphatically Breguet: engine-turned dial, Roman numeral hour markers, open-tipped blue Breguet hands, and fine fluted caseband.

World’s Thinnest Tourbillon and Tourbillon Movement (Current):

Replica_Bulgari_Octo_Finissimo_TourbillonBulgari Swiss replica watches went even slimmer with its new-record-setting Bulgari Octo Finissimo, a timepiece with a movement thickness of only 1.95 mm — thinner than a Swiss five-franc coin — and a case thickness of a mere 5 mm. To achieve this horological milestone, the brand had to devise a number of technical solutions to reduce the overall thickness of the movement. Its two bridges, one for the minute wheel and one for the gear train of the tourbillon cage, use ball bearings instead of jewels for many of the moving parts; the base movement uses seven ball bearings and the tourbillon cage pivots on a peripherally driven ball-bearing mechanism. The timing is adjusted directly on the balance wheel, which eliminates the need for a traditional regulator assembly and enabled the movement to be even thinner.


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Arnold & Son Replica Royal Collection Constant Force Tourbillon

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This watch has a lot of traditional replica watchmaking features, but its open-dial design gives it a modern appearance. The design is cleverly laid out with perfect symmetry, revealing how energy flows from the first mainspring barrel (on the right) on to the second barrel on the left, down to the constant force unit at bottom left. This then releases energy at a constant rate to the tourbillon escapement at bottom right. The theatrical, kinetic beauty of the piece is provided not only by the action of the tourbillon, but also by the constant force device which provides an indication of true beat seconds, with the second hand advancing one second at a time instead of the usual 3 or 4 Hertz continuous sweep. The openwork bridges are triangular, a typical characteristic of British antique watchmaking as performed by John Arnold. A similar reference to tradition, though translated into modern aesthetics, can be seen in the engraving on the barrel. The manually-wound A&S5119 movement is built in-house, with 39 jewels, running at 21,600 vph (3 Hertz), power reserve 90 hours. The Constant Force Tourbillon is a limited edition of 28 pieces. Each costs 188,892 Swiss francs (inclusive of tax), about €175,000.

Replica Blancpain L-Evolution Tourbillon Carrousel

Replica Blancpain L-Evolution Tourbillon Carrousel

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L-Evolution is the name that Blancpain gives to its most advanced models, with modular case construction and some unusual movement features. The Tourbillon Carrousel, with its calibre 2322V2 movement, has a modern and sporty look, but it’s not as glacial and frosty as it looks from the press-release renderings. When you have it on the wrist, it’s warm and engaging, and the sight of the tourbillon and carrousel working together make it a source of constant fascination. The case is complex in geometry and construction, the numerals are pure sci-fi, and the dial and movement are open-worked, giving the piece a great sense of depth. The screws are hexagonal and their slots create interesting, dynamic motifs. It’s interesting to look at both front and back. The carrousel, like the tourbillon, was designed to constantly vary the position of the escapement so that the variations in frequency caused by gravity would be evened out over time. In this watch the tourbillon and carrousel each have their own barrel, and both are wound simultaneously, with the crown driving a large wheel running right around the movement. You can see this through the sapphire caseback. The tourbillon’s and carrousel’s timing information is averaged out by a differential to pass the rate to the going train; the second differential is used to supply information to the power reserve indicator on the back of the watch. The movement is hand-wound, with 350 parts. It has a power reserve of 168 hours. Price £258,700.

Montblanc Replica Heritage Chronométrie ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph


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This is a good example of Montblanc’s push to make complication watches more accessible. €38,000 sounds a lot, but for this sort of watch is an extraordinarily low price when compared to most tourbillons, particularly considering that it features the ExoTourbillon, a Montblanc exclusive rather different from the normal tourbillon, and a monopusher chronograph, with a movement that seems fundamentally in-house. The concept of the ExoTourbillon is that the balance is larger than normal, something that increases precision but also (perhaps more importantly) makes the watch more spectacular to observe. Normally a large balance would require an even larger tourbillon cage, but in the ExoTourbillon the cage sits under the balance on a two-point bearing. This saves weight and energy. The ExoTourbillon has another feature that would seem obvious in a complication designed to increase precision but that appears on just a few tourbillon watches (such as the Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar), namely a stop-second function so that the Montblanc replica watches uk can be adjusted to the second. The chronograph is of the column-wheel type, and it is controlled with a monopusher. The two counters for chronograph seconds and minutes (60 seconds, 30 minutes) are semicircular, with hands of different lengths so that they correspond to the respective scales. The stepped dial gives the hands the space to clear the tourbillon bridge below. All together, this is truly an ingenious design solution that reduces the space taken up by the counters, maximising the space for the tourbillon. The date is shown on a circular central dial. Price €38,000.

Replica Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon

Replica Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon

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Roger Dubuis’ aesthetic approach in this piece is somewhere between the arachnic and astronomic, with watchmaking director Gregory Bruttin referring to “the patient, meticulous and inventive nature of the work done by a resourceful arachnid as it daily spins its web in ever more novel and intricate patterns,” and a stand at SIHH 2015 that suggested dark and mysterious 3-dimensional structures floating in the blackness of outer space. “Astral” was the theme of the collection, also adopted by many other brands at SIHH, and the Excalibur Spider Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon has something of a space station in its looks. The barrel bridge is constructed in a star shape, with four of the points joining the case in correspondence to hour markers. Below, the double tourbillons also have star-shaped bridges, visible through the sapphire caseback; each has a second indicator, and they counter-rotate, a quirky and engaging feature. They are linked to the gear train in such a way that their time-keeping is averaged out. The space-age look is heightened by high-tech materials such as titanium, red-anodized aluminium and black DLC coating, and in particular the red aluminium also introduces a hint of motor sports. The piece is large at 47 mm, and there is so much going on inside that you almost miss the hands, also skeletonized, with SuperLuminova at the tips to make telling the time easier. Its modernity contrasts pleasantly with the traditional, meticulously-worked finish, with all metal surfaces engine-turned, ensuring that the piece can be marked with the Geneva quality mark Poinçon de Genève, visible on both front and back of the movement between the tourbillons. The RD01SQ movement is spectacular from front and reverse, skeletonized to the extreme, so that you can see right through the watch. It was originally introduced in 2009; it is manually-wound, with a power reserve of 50 hours. The price of the Excalibur Spider Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon is still to be announced. It is a limited edition of 188 pieces.

Replica Romain Jerome Steampunk Tourbillon

Replica Romain Jerome Steampunk Tourbillon

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Romain Jerome does steampunk exceptionally well. The idea of steam-age machines that have gone far into the future, retaining all their romantic smoke, rust and brass produced an entire genre in art and movies, and in a way, mechanical replica watches are already steampunk in themselves, anachronistic survivors of a mechanical age in an electronic world. The Romain Jerome Steampunk Tourbillon is interesting to look at, with a hand-brushed bezel, a flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock with an anchor-shaped cage rotating once a minute, and a titanium piston at 9 o’clock which also runs in a one-minute cycle. The power reserve indicator on the right is designed like a steamship engine order telegraph, and the hour and minute hands have anchor-shaped tips with triangles of green-glowing SuperLuminova. The hand-wound tourbillon movement is the RJ200-TS calibre, made by Swiss company Concepto. The Romain Jerome Steampunk Tourbillon is a limited edition of 25 pieces, price 82,000 Swiss francs, €89,950, US$ 99,950.