Is This Baselworld’s Most Complex Replica Watch?

The sums are amusing and slightly scary at the same time. Eight Replica watches, each with 1080 parts. What that means is that the only watchmaker that could possibly have dreamt up the Colossal will have to assemble a grand total of 8640 components. Why? To create something that might just provide one of the simplest possible ways to tell the time.

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The road less travelled

To say that Hysek isn’t like other watchmakers is something of an understatement. The young manufacture (it’s 20 years old) has never set out to revolutionise Haute Horlogerie. It just wants to follow its own path. The only thing it has in common with other brands is that Hysek replica watches tell the time, and they’re round. Well… some of them are round.

It’s tempting to say that the Colossal takes the same approach, reinventing some of the canons of watchmaking in that Hysek-esque way. But it’s not that simple. With the Colossal, the watchmaker has simply taken a typical haute horlogerie exercise—a roller display—to its logical conclusion, where other brands gave up half way. When you see the Colossal, it seems obvious, as if there was never really any other way of doing it.

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Two (hitherto) unresolved challenges replica watches

Many watchmakers have experimented with roller displays, but they have always come up against the same limitations: they consume a lot of energy, and/or they take up a lot of room. Purists will be familiar with the other two hidden problems with rollers.

The first is that many of them are dragging. The motion may be gentle and fluid, but sometimes, particularly when changing from one hour to the next, it can be difficult to read. And if they opt for jumping hours, the energy problem raises its ugly head once more.

The second difficulty is connected with the same dragging characteristic: at 23:59 the “3” will logically advance to the “4”, displaying the impossible time of 24:00 the minute after.

A Colossal solution Replica watches UK

Hysek has patented a system that solves this problem. As midnight draws near, the 3 of 23:59 quickly reverses four steps to the 9, so that everything is once again perfectly aligned for the following minute: 00:00. This rapid-rewind of the 3 is one of the technical feats of the Colossal, but it’s not the only one.

It’s not just the time that the replica watch displays on rollers, but a complete perpetual calendar. The case, inherited from the Colosso of ten years back, also offers the possibility of a lateral display, which Hysek has taken full advantage of.

In total, the watch provides ten indications: hours, minutes, day, date, month, leap year, moon phase, power reserve, second time zone and seasonal day/night display. And, to the delight of confirmed watch nerds, it is also regulated by a flying tourbillon, thanks to an automatic micro-rotor movement that guarantees the eminently conventional power reserve of 42 hours.

“The Colossal is a major Grande Complication, a timepiece of unprecedented technical sophistication, and the most ambitious to be produced by the manufacture for ten years,” concludes Hysek CEO Akram Aljord. And when you see the result, you have to agree he has a point.

The Everose Replica Rolex Sky-Dweller Ref. 326135 UK

The Replica Rolex Sky-Dweller is the brand’s newest collection, having made its debut in 2012. It is also one of the most expensive current models from Rolex. Up until very recently—Baselworld 2017 to be exact—the Replica Rolex Sky-Dweller was exclusively available in 18k gold. As of this year, it is now available in a two-tone Rolesor yellow gold and steel model. However, today we take a look at one of the gold and leather Sky-Dweller models: the Everose ref. 326135.
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Replica Rolex Sky-Dweller Everose Gold 326135 in Leather

There is something very alluring about the color combinations of the Sky-Dweller ref. 326135. The warm tone of the rose gold case coupled with the dark brown dial and strap recall another famous Swiss export—luscious chocolate! The 42mm Oyster case is not crafted from any old 18k rose gold either, but rather, from the Rolex-patented Everose gold. Made at Rolex’s in-house foundry, Everose pink gold is famous for both its distinct look and resistance to fading.

Housed within the case is the brown dial that serves as a backdrop to the plethora of information offered up by the Sky-Dweller—which we will go over in detail further below. The “chocolate” brown dial on this specific model matches the “tobacco” brown leather strap perfectly. The ref. 326135 also offers the “Sunburst” dial color option, which is essentially the same color as the case. Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches with leather straps are nowhere near as common as metal bracelet models, which is a shame really, because the company does execute the leather look so well. An Everose gold folding clasp fastens the leather strap together for security and comfort.

On top of the case sits the iconic fluted bezel, giving this modern model a very classic Fake Rolex look. Not only does the bezel of the Sky-Dweller serve as an attractive aesthetic detail, but it also controls parts of the automatic movement too.

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Replica Rolex 9001 Caliber UK

Aptly named the Ring Command, turning the bezel to three different positions allows the wearer to set the date, local time, or home time. Powering the Sky-Dweller is the automatic in-house Replica Rolex 9001 caliber with two time zones, date, and month. One of the more technically complex watches in the current collection, the Sky-Dweller is, in fact, an annual calendar. This means that the timepiece only needs one adjustment a year, at the end of February when either 28 or 29 needs to be pushed forward to 1 March. This once-a-year-only regulating is of course contingent upon the watch being consistently on all year, whether that means on the wrist or stored in a watch winder. The Sky-Dweller does, however, offer 72 hours of power reserve, thus the watch can be off the wrist for about three days before running out of juice.

In typical Rolex fashion, the date window is at 3 o’clock under the Cyclops lens on the sapphire crystal. In addition to the date, 12 windows behind the hour-markers indicate the month of the year. On the Everose versions of the Sky-Dweller, the corresponding window (e.g. 8=August) shows up white. Enhancing the practicality of the Sky-Dweller is the second time zone as indicated via the 24-hour disc sitting off-center on the dial—particularly useful for travelers.

While Replica Rolex famously built the GMT-Master for commercial pilots, the Sky-Dweller is meant more for those who fly private. Beautiful to look at, practical to wear, and expensive to own, the Everose Replica Sky-Dweller ref. 326135 is an especially exclusive Rolex watch to covet.

5 Lightweight Replica Watches for Serious Travellers

The technical leaps forward in the making of mechanical watches ceased to be truly groundbreaking more than half a century ago. Apart from improvements to the escapement to improve accuracy, there’s not much left to discover in such movements. And that’s all right; as the saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

These days, much of the battle is in improving the packaging of the replica watch, especially its case. Watchmakers now work with engineers, chemists and scientists to develop materials to make cases more durable, scratch-resistant and ergonomic, all while ensuring they’re light. As a result, we’ve seen high-tech materials once limited to the worlds of aviation, car racing and space travel adopted by watchmakers.

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Replica Bulgari’s Diagono Magnesium Replica watch uses magnesium, ceramic, Motorlac and Polyetherketone (PEEK) to make its case sturdy yet incredibly light. Favoured for its lightness and durability, magnesium is often used in aviation and Formula 1 cars, while PEEK is a polymer commonly found in aircraft and space shuttles. Ceramic, a material likewise known for its lightness and strength, is used to make the bezel, and Motorlac, a protective lacquer used in motorsports, coats the case.

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Replica Graham’s Chronofighter Superlight Carbon Skeleton, measuring a sizeable 47mm, weighs only 100 grams—thanks to its skeletonised dial and carbon composite case.

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Replica Roger Dubuis’ answer to this challenge is the carbon version of the Excalibur 42 Automatic Skeleton Fake watch, with an exposed star face.

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Last but not least, Replica Montblanc’s engineers use titanium, carbon, a special resin called ITR2 and the synthetic fibre Kevlar to produce the case, bezel and crown of the Replica TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept watch. At less than 20 grams, it’s one of the lightest mechanical timepieces in the world.