Good design never dies! Some of the very best replica watches presented in the last years.

Vulcain “Cricket Nautical”

Of course this presentation is not complete and of course it reflects my personal taste. Have a look at these good-looking replicas. Old or new? That´s the question! 

 

Alpina “Heritage Pilot Chronograph Automatic”: Inspired by an Alpina aviation chronograph from the 1930s.

Alpina “Heritage Pilot Chronograph Automatic”
Alpina “Heritage Pilot Chronograph Automatic”

 

Audemars Piguet “Royal Oak Extra Thin”: A replica of the original Royal Oak presented in 1972

 

Audemars Piguet “Royal Oak Extra Thin”
Audemars Piguet “Royal Oak Extra Thin”

 

Cartier “Tank Louis Cartier”: First launched in 1922. Directly inspired by the first Tank watch that was created as a gift for General John Pershing.

 

Cartier “Tank Louis Cartier”
Cartier “Tank Louis Cartier”

 

Corum „Chargé d´Affaires“: The replica of the 1956 launched alarm wristwatch from Corum.

 

Corum „Chargé d´Affaires“
Corum „Chargé d´Affaires“

 

Glashütte Original “Sixties”: Inspired by the legendary “Spezimatic” of the 1970s.

 

Glashütte Original “Seventies”
Glashütte Original “Sixties”

 

Heuer “Monaco”: Looks almost like the original Monaco launched in 1975.

 

Heuer “Monaco”
Heuer “Monaco”

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre “Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Vintage 1931″: On the dial you just see the decent signature “Reverso”. Yes, that’s how the 1931 “Reverso” looked like.

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre “Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Vintage 1931"
Jaeger-LeCoultre “Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Vintage 1931″

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre “Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea”: It’s hard to realize the difference in-between this recently produced version and the “Deep Sea Alarm Automatic” from the 1950s.

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre “Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea"
Jaeger-LeCoultre “Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea”

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre “Memovox Polaris”: Once again: the new “Polaris” looks just like the one produced in 1966.

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre “Memovox Polaris”
Jaeger-LeCoultre “Memovox Polaris”

 

Longines “ Twenty-Four Hours”: A replica of the legendary pilots watch with a 24-hour-dial produced for the Swissair navigators in the years 1953-1956.

 

Longines “ Twenty-Four Hours”
Longines “ Twenty-Four Hours”
Longines “ Twenty-Four Hours”
Longines “ Twenty-Four Hours”

 

Longines “Legend Diver Watch”: It´s tough to distinguish the new Longines and the 1956 first produced divers watch.

 

Longines “Legend Diver Watch”
Longines “Legend Diver Watch”

 

Omega “Seamaster Bullhead”: The replica of the 1969 produced “Bullhead”. Like every other a stunning timepiece and it is still today.

 

Omega “Seamster Bullhead”
Omega “Seamster Bullhead”

 

Panerai “Radiomir California 3 Days”: The PAM 448 brought the legendary “Radiomir” from 1945 back on our wrists.

 

Panerai “Radiomir California 3 Days”
Panerai “Radiomir California 3 Days”

 

Rado “Diastar”: The “DiaStar” was presented in 1962, just five years after Rado was founded. This is its replica.

 

Rado “Diastar”
Rado “Diastar”

 

Tissot “Heritage Navigator”: The design of this edition presented for 160th anniversary of the brand relies on a design from 1945.

 

Tissot “Heritage Navigator”
Tissot “Heritage Navigator”

 

Tudor “Heritage Chrono Blue”: A wonderful replica! In 1973 this Tudor was named: “Oyster Date Chronograph Monte Carlo”.

 

Tudor “Heritage Chrono Blue”
Tudor “Heritage Chrono Blue”

 

Vacheron Constantin “1972 Prestige”: A quite particular, asymmetrical timepiece in 1972 and also today.

 

Vacheron Constantin “1972 Prestige”
Vacheron Constantin “1972 Prestige”

 

Vulcain “Cricket Nautical”: The limited re-edition of this alarm-divers-wristwatch looks like the original Vulcain first shown in 1969.

 

Vulcain “Cricket Nautical”
Vulcain “Cricket Nautical”

 

Zenith “El Primero Striking 10th”: The watch reflects the typical look of the year 1969 with the three different colored counters on the dial.

 

Zenith “El Primero Striking 10th”
Zenith “El Primero Striking 10th”

 

 

You liked them? In your opinion which actual replicas are missing ? Please let me know and if I have the pictures in my archives I will add your favorites here one after the other …    

 

 

 

 

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16 Comments

  • Impossible to pick out just one here…Having a few nice Longines myself i might lean towards that.
    Thanks for bringing them to us Alex.

  • Alex well done as always. But lets face it at the end all of those watches are REPLICAS and yes there are many more in the market. All of us who are following your blog and are watch freaks would we wear or buy one of them?? Me I find it nice to look at them but at the end I would only go for the original. If I would work in the industry I would probably buy a few only to figure out where they would source their components.

    • Thomas, seems there’s a misunderstanding here…
      Shown watches are all genuine, the brands replicated in a way some classic designs from earlier productions – evergreens if you like to name it that way.

      These are not fake replica watches.

      • Mustafa, many thanks for the clarification actually thought so that Alex would not show fake watches.

  • Thank you Alexander for the list. Well done. But the white date on a black watch (Longines 24 hours, Jaeger le Coultre Memovox) is realy ugly. Why can’t the designers follow this simple rule?

  • I believe these do qualify as contemporary homage releases within last several years if not current year to add to the collection –
    Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711, A Lange & Sohne Grande Lange 1 Lumen , Tudor Heritage Black Bay,  Calatrava Ref:5227 – ….as well as being iconic in my books ( a few of which as mentioned earlier )

  • Thank you guys for your input! Please read my post correctly I was presenting recently produced replicas. It is impossible to show all these watches here. So my focus is only on recently produced replicas. This year and maybe the last two or three year back. Not all of them… 🙂

    • Great choices,and yes there are many more out there.Perhaps a Series ll presentation.
      The Tissot is so classic and the Omega Bullhead is in your face.
      Thanks for the eye candy!
      Stefano

  • You have chosen some fantastic watches in your list but, I think, you ought to add Rolex Submariner, Breguet Type 20, Blancpain 50 Fathoms, Breitling Navitimer and Patek Philippe Calatrava.

  • You r missing the Tag 1969, Omega Ploprof, Omega speedmaster first omega in space and if am not mistaken the Rolex Daydate on leather

  • great selection, indeed! I only miss rolex submariner & explorer – their designs are timeless.

    as far as the GO goes, this model is sixties, not seventies

  • Great list -I love retro vintage revivals- whilst I understand no list can ever be exhaustive; here are some iconic favorites that come to mind
    Blancpain 50 fathoms, IWC Pilot and Portuguese, Rolex Oysters- GMT, Subs, Datejust, Breitling Navitimer, Glycine Airman, Hanhart Pioneer, Longines Lindbergh, Stowa Antea, Laco Pilot, Tudor Heritage Black Bay, , Grand Seiko, Dodane Type 21, Brequet Type 20, Mondaine Swiss Railway, Zenith Montre d’Aeronef, Patek Philippe Calatrava…. I’ll leave some for others

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