Replica Chopard has drawn me in from afar. An invite up there in person was a real surprise when it came through the office, so, of course, we were delighted to accept. I’m delighted to say that the day was fantastic, but if you want to read more about the event itself and how things played out, there is already an article about it on the site.
In my mind, the L.U.C replica collection has been an interesting story to follow and has finally found the fruition it deserved with the new models. They now make super high standard replica wristwatches with all types of complications inside that sing just as loudly on the outer too. Gone is the stigma associated with the finer collections in a company’s portfolio, this perhaps mainly due to L.U.Chopard’s relatively short existence compared to the others, so in this sense, they are really free to go ahead and make their own traditions and forge their own paths with no regrets about models that shouldn’t have been. As we all know, a fresh start in life is a rare gift indeed, so it’s grand to see they’re making the most of it.
As per the GMT One collection, in finance it’s common knowledge that the value of a group of loans is worth more than each loan individually, and I feel we can translate this to the GMT One collection. While this may sound strange, what I am trying to say is that no one feature on the GMT One specifically stands tall over the others, but put together they make a sight that’s pretty rewarding to behold. To really understand what I mean I should perhaps point out that this is on the list of replica watches I’m likely to own within the next three to five years, and that’s a big step for someone who only found out about them a week ago.
The feel on the wrist is stunning. These fake watches are quite heavy, though not as heavy as some might expect. In gold it’s obviously heavier, but not so as to be ungainly, which is offset by the comfort of that leather strap, the alligator is on both sides rather than having calf leather coming into contact with the skin making a superbly supple wearing experience. The fake watches are also slim at 11.71mm, I feel this could perhaps become a dress replica watch of sorts for those who have yet to invest a lot in the replica watch collecting hobby, pro tip: it’ll quickly become an obsession, which is great.
My personal favourite is in steel with the black dial and part orange part silver GMT ring which, by the way, is sealed inside the replica watch and adjusted via second crown, but of course, you knew that already. The L.U.C. 01.10-L movement inside is decorated well, some would say plain but I’d prefer to describe it as conservative. Yet despite this, the bridges are chamfered and the Côtes-de-Genève finishing works well, it’s a casual fake watch with a hint of seriousness that could make a German nervous. In case you’re wondering about the credentials of the movement, all operations that go into the construction are controlled by Chopard in-house in Switzerland. From smelting the gold components the start to quality controlling the replica watches at the end, each step is carefully overseen. This allows the fake watch to gain COSC certified status and has a water resistance of 50 meters.
Each click of that GMT crown is crisp with a slight spring to it, each date sits perfectly within its window and the movement ticks for a solid 60 hours plus without missing a beat (my puns are out of control now). My only gripe about meeting this collection in person? I didn’t get to keep one.