The dress fake watch, an accessory that every man needs is the simplest but most elegant type of watch. Refined, discreet, visually simple but mechanically satisfying, they are all about exclusive materials and finishing, balanced proportions and luxurious but not ostentatious appeal. As 2020 comes to an end, here’s a selection of five of our favourite high-end copy watches of the year.
A. LANGE & SÖHNE 1815 THIN HONEYGOLD
Part of a trilogy of watches presented to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Saxon brand, best quality replica A. Lange & Söhne introduces the 1815 Thin Honeygold “Homage to F.A. Lange”, which is a brand new model in this collection – its movement has only been used in the Saxonia collection so far.
This elegant ultra-thin 38mm A. Lange & Söhne 1815 replica dress watch comes in a limited edition of 175 pieces in Lange’s exclusive Honeygold alloy, with a glossy white enamel dial – something rare at ALS, especially for time-only watches – and special finishes on its hand-wound movement, with its German silver bridges showing matte surfaces. Superbly refined, both inside and out!
Quick facts: 38mm diameter x 6.3mm height 18k Honeygold case – white enamel dial – hand-wound calibre L093.1 in-house – alligator leather strap on Honeygold pin buckle – limited to 188 pieces – EUR 33,000
A Monaco wristwatch worn by Steve McQueen on the set of 1971 racing film, Le Mans, has set a new world record of $2,208,000 for a Swiss fake Heuer timepiece.
The hammer price was set at the Phillips Racing Pulse auction in New York.
It was sold without a publicly-stated pre-sale estimate, but bidding began at $200,000 and ended seven minutes later with an online bid of $1.8 billion (before buyer’s premium).
Enthusiasm for the Monaco surged last year, the 50th anniversary of the launch of the best quality TAG Heuer Monaco replica with its revolutionary automatic chronograph movement.
But the connection to Steve McQueen and his performance in Le Mans, was the catalyst for the highest price ever paid for a Heuer watch.
The watch was gifted by Mr McQueen to his personal and film set mechanic, Haig Alltounian, who directly put it up for sale with Phillips. It has a case back engraved “TO HAIG Le MANS 1970” by Mr McQueen.
“Steve McQueen and his Heuer Monaco not only became one of the most recognised and celebrated timepieces of the last century, but it forever shaped the culture of cheap copy TAG Heuer. We have been humbled by the excitement within the watch community leading up to the auction, and this record result is a testament to the historic importance and continued legacy of this Heuer timepiece,” says Frédéric Arnault, CEO of TAG Heuer.
Paul Boutros, head of Americas for Phillips Watches, and senior vice president, adds: “This luxury fake historic watch will always be associated with the glamour and thrill of auto racing, and it can certainly be considered one of the most important Heuer wristwatches of all time.”