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.

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre Replica Master Calendar 2016

When Jaeger-LeCoultre replica watches uk released their Master Calendar in 2013, I wasn’t sure what to think about it, since there is so much competition in this section. Most of these calendar replica watches have the same dial layout, with a day and month aperture just below ’12’ and a moon phase above ‘6’, set on a light coloured dial. Jaeger-LeCoultre’s version did not really add anything, to what was on the market already, besides the beautiful manufacture caliber of course. This year however, Jaeger-LeCoultre announced another version of their Master Calendar but now with a stunning new eye-catching dial, and unique at the same time.

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Let’s start with the review. Personally I am very pleased that Jaeger-LeCoultre sticked to a more traditional size and used their 39mm case for it. A watch with these dimensions, is very wearable with formal wear but also with a more casual outfit.

While the Master Calendar fits perfectly under a cuffed shirt, I won’t call it a ‘pure’ dress replica watches, since the case has a 10.6mm thickness. A bit too thick to wear it with a tuxedo, but ideal with a suit. The height of the Master Moon is logical when you consider the complicated automatic movement, that’s ticking inside and is also visible through a sapphire crystal case back.

Replica-Jaeger-LeCoultre-2A closed back could have made the case thinner. This mechanical automatic winding calendar movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 866, was as usually developed and produced by JLC, in their own manufacture in Le Sentier. It operates at 4Hz (28,800 bph) with a 40 hours of power reserve. Since the caliber is an automatic one and has various functions as; hour, minute, day, date, month and moon phases, the thickness of the 866 caliber, demands a case height of 10,6mm; absolutely not bad for an automatic caliber.

The gold hand for the seconds is located in the Moon phase window and makes a perfect match with the gold of the moon and stars. What we often see is Moon phases designed in a modern way that are hardly recognisable where they stand for. Not the one on the JLC Master Moon, this is the classic moon phase with a dark blue sky and stars. To indicate the date, Jaeger-LeCoultre chose for the classic pointer date.

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The pointer date is actually a feature from the thirties and is not used that often anymore. But to me this is one of the most beautiful ways of telling the time and I wish that the industry would use this option more often, in classic style fake watches sale or in re issues.

The first thing that catches the eye is the dial, of this Master Calendar. It is very different from the classic silvered dial from 2013 and it is made out of Meteorite, with a unique anthracite kinda color. The dial is composed from a block of meteorite that was discovered in Sweden. It came originally from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Due to the fact that these pieces of meteorite contain a lot of iron, it is hard to get a perfect dial out of it. The block needs to be cut into very thin plates until the right structure is found and good enough to become a Jaeger-LeCoultre dial. After that it goes through the various steps of polishing until it reveals the structure of its stone, that features a unique pattern shown by each cut. At the end of the process, the material will show the beauty that was collected through several million years.

Replica-Jaeger-LeCoultre-4The result is a stunning looking dial, with a unique structure, since no dial will look identical and that’s the beauty of working with natural materials. Quite a task for JLC was to apply the gold hour markers on the meteorite and to cut out the rectangle windows for the day, the month and the round window for the moon phase.

The meteorite is very hard to work with and on the other hand also very fragile, when it comes to cutting out these windows.

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Jaeger-LeCoultre replica packs a punch with this Master Calendar, since the result is a great looking watch, that sets it apart from the competition and is unique in its kind. The Master Calendar is available in pink gold or in steel and while I really like this pink gold version with the meteorite; for me the steel version with greyish meteorite dial, that makes the watch irresistible.