After two years of pandemic-related disruption, the luxury online replica watches world descended on Geneva, Switzerland to confer on the latest horological trends and most exciting new timepieces at the annual Watches & Wonders trade show.
With almost every heavyweight brand and CEO in attendance, the six-day event offered a chance to take the pulse of Swiss watchmaking, an industry that generated over $24 billion in exports in 2021 — not only matching pre-pandemic levels but up 2.7% on 2019, according to the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry.
Like many luxury goods sectors, watchmaking was affected by Covid-19 in numerous ways, from boutique closures to stalled production in the Jura Mountains, where most of the country’s watch factories have been located since the 19th century. But just as they did in the 1980s — when faced with near-decimation at the hands of new, cheaper quartz technology from Asia — luxury AAA fake watches have proven their enduring, emotional appeal by bouncing back in short order.
The rebound may be down to wealthy buyers seeking tangible investments amid economic uncertainty or even finding themselves with more disposable cash after months without vacations and entertainment. And having been staged virtually for the last two years, Watches & Wonders was out to capitalize on resurgent demand with an IRL fair that welcomed over 22,000 visitors.
And, boy, were there some creations this year — many of which were in development long before the pandemic but on display for the very first time.
Throughout every vaulted hall of Watches & Wonders, which wrapped up last week, delegates delighted at vitrines showcasing a veritable rainbow of colored perfect replica watches, innovations in ceramic and titanium, jazzy interchangeable straps, lots of travel functions and occasion-only stunners (we’re going out again, after all).
“It always looks a bit like the whole watch industry had a discussion in advance to agree on the major trends,” said watch manufacturer IWC’s CEO, Christoph Grainger-Herr, as he toured the historic brand’s shipping-container pavilion. “Last year there was a huge presence of green. Post-pandemic, we’ve seen quite an outburst of color in every single direction, and I think that there’s a playfulness that’s come back.”
“It’s fantastic to be back,” enthused Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, co-CEO of Chopard, from the threshold of his own gleaming, wood-paneled pavilion, “because there’s nothing like showing cheap copy watches (and) jewelry pieces in real time, to real people… And that is irreplaceable.”
Here are the most eye-catching Swiss made replica watches on display at this year’s Watches & Wonders:
Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II Replica Watches
There’s always a buzz around top Rolex fake watches’ stand. Sure enough, Switzerland’s biggest brand (with an estimated 29% share of the country’s watchmaking industry, according to Morgan Stanley) surprised us all by not only giving its high quality replica Rolex GMT-Master II travel watches a new green-and-black ceramic bezel, but by repositioning its crown for left-handers. For such an established watch design — the first to combine a 24-hour “home time” hand with a rotating bezel — the new configuration takes a mental adjustment as well as temporal one. But the result is as handsome as it is great value. (If you can get on the waiting list in the first place.)
Cartier Masse Mystérieuse Fake Watches
This wholesale replica watches has been eight years in the making, which might seem odd given how little adorns the dial. It is, however, the latest in best Cartier super clone watches’ long line of “mystery” clocks dating back to 1912, when the French brand debuted a clock face that seemed to float in mid-air. Here, six layers of sapphire glass support the hands and central winding rotor, which also houses the highly (and necessarily) shock-resistant movement that winds as you move your arm. In fact, the only thing conventional about this watch is how it tells the time.