New year, new luxury replica watches. But which watches? No matter what Rolex will launch this year, I can tell you already: I don’t want it. Why? Because the ones within my budget are in steel. And steel Rolexes are near impossible to obtain for the sticker price. So, no matter how cool the expected new Milgauss might be, it will not be included in my “Watch Masterplan 2023” I’ve put together. You won’t find a Patek Philippe in the plan, either. My dream of owning a complicated luxury fake Patek Philippe is not dead and buried; it’s just resting in the fridge. That’s how I keep the idea of wearing a Ref. 5070P I can call my own, fresh and pristine. This year I will stay focused, stick to the plan, and resist temptation.
Breitling, Girard-Perregaux, or both?
Two high quality replica watches made it to my final 2023 wish list. After thinking about it all by myself, I put that list together, but talking to friends, kindred spirits, and colleagues also helped. The idea behind my watch resolutions for the new year is two-fold. It will keep the money and my mind in check. I won’t allow myself to be distracted by unexpected limited editions, cool collaborations, and hypes. I will steer clear of instant satisfaction and set a course for long-term love. Let’s start with the watch I once owned and loved but let go of anyway, the cheap fake Breitling Spatiographe Montbrillant. That 41.5mm watch, in the words of my colleague Tomas Rosputinsky, “… makes you feel like you have the Navitimer and a completely unique watch at the same time.”
And there’s more I completely agree with. Tomas also wrote about the Spatiographe that “the originality and creativity make it a true black sheep in the UK 1:1 fake Breitling chronograph family,” and I do like slightly odd watches. Also, the name is kind of intriguing. Spatiographe is derived from spatiography, the description of the physical characteristics of the moon and the planets.
The magic of the rotating minute disc
I’ve had a couple of Navitimer models in the past. The one I liked the most was also the most unusual. Instead of a standard minute sub-dial, my AAA quality fake Breitling Spatiographe A36030 showed the measured minutes of the chronograph digitally. A rotating minute disc under the window at 9 o’clock counts up to 10 minutes. The Spatiographe also has an unusual three-hour counter divided into 10-minute intervals. The watch stood out in the best quality replica Breitling catalogs from 1997 until 2002 when the Spatiographe was discontinued. It was different then, and it’s different now, and I want a different back in my watch selection.
What I’ve discovered so far is that there’s not a lot around. There are 12 top super clone Breitling Spatiographe chronographs on Chrono24 for around €4,000. This lands well within budget, but I also need to look at another copy watch from the same era I have feelings for.