-Baselworld, the annual Swiss festival of wristwear, kicks off later this week – showcasing the latest models from the world’s most famous timepiece producers. Needless to say, as committed timepiece fans ourselves, we’re already compiling our list of must-see models. Here are the three big Baselworld 2016 replica watch launches we can’t wait to slip on our wrists…
Chopard Replica LUC XPS 1860
Named for company founder Louis-Ulysse Chopard, the 20-year-old LUC collection may have taken something of a back seat to the privately-owned house’s collection of sporting chronographs in recent years, but to mark its anniversary, more attention is now being paid to the haute horlogerie side of the business. Just in time to benefit from the trend in classically-presented cheap wrist replica watches comes this elegant and distinctive LUC XPS 1860 with its hand-guilloché dial, ultra-thin case and Chopard’s first Manufacture movement: the LUC Calibre 96.01-L.
Replica Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire
Skeleton fake watches have been getting ever more abundant on the stands at Baselworld over the past few years – but Hublot is set to take things to the next level. This year, the new Swiss copy watchmaker is launching 500 of its new Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire, and entirely see-through automatic flyback chronograph cut from – you guessed it – blocks of sapphire. In fact the screws, the crown and the deployment buckle are the only things on its face crafted from something non-clear (titanium). And while it might look like it would be incredible delicate, it’s worth remembering that Sapphire is almost as hard and scratch-proof as diamond (hitting 9 on the Mohs scale, compared to 10 for diamond).
Omega Replica Speedmaster Moonphase Chronograph Master Chronometer
2016 sees the return of a moonphase option to the near-legendary Omega Speedmaster replica watches online. However it’s not just the moonphase window that new on that beautiful blue ceramic dial. Under the hood is an all-new 9904 movement, made up of 368 parts and powers functions for the time, 12-hour chronograph, date, and the aforementioned moonphase indicator with a photo-realistic representation of the moon – one so photorealistic in fact that Omega claims that you can see a footprint from the NASA Apollo missions on it.