It turns out during the most controversial ending in Oscars history, there was a watch that happened to be right in the middle of all of it and was on the wrist of Warren Beatty tucked up his sleeve!
Warren Beatty was wearing a cheap replica Cartier Santos on his wrist during the mix up over who won the Best Picture Award. He was wearing a Santos on leather strap recognizable by its sapphire cabochon in the crown and its rectangular screwed bezel.
A close up of the watch with the sapphire cabochon and rectangular bezel visible.
Four new guises for the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph, including the return of the platinum Offshore.
Three years ago cheap replica Audemars Piguet gave its bestselling sports chronograph a major overhaul with an in-house movement as well as ceramic buttons and crown. Now a quartet of new models unveiled at SIHH 2017 joins the second generation Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph line-up, including a heavyweight version with a platinum case and bracelet.
The basic models are in stainless steel, starting with the blue on black (ref. 26470ST.OO.A028CR.01). This has a black dial with dark blue chronograph registers, matched with a dark blue chapter ring and alligator strap.
The other steel model has a brown dial (ref. 26470ST.OO.A820CR.01) fitted with pink gold hands.
Then there’s the 18k yellow gold that has a blue dial and gilt sub-dials (ref. 26470BA.OO.1000BA.01) that’s anything but subtle. This is delivered on a matching 18k gold bracelet, but accompanied by a spare alligator strap and 18k gold pin buckle.
The top of the line version is the all-platinum (ref. 26470PT.OO.1000PT.01) that marks the return of the model to the catalogue after a hiatus of several years. Impractically but impressively heavy – it tips the scales at over a pound or half a kilo – the platinum Offshore is a limited edition of 50 pieces with a pale grey dial and black sub-dials. Like the yellow gold model, it’s accompanied by a spare alligator strap with a platinum pin buckle.
All four models share the same specs, with a 42mm case featuring a sapphire case back that reveals the calibre 3126/3840 inside.
Price and availability
The new Offshore Chronographs are available from luxury fake watches Audemars Piguet retailers and boutiques, with Swiss francs priced excluding taxes as follows.
Steel and black ref. 26470ST.OO.A028CR.01 – SFr23,500
Steel and brown ref. 26470ST.OO.A820CR.01 – SFr24,000
Jaeger-LeCoultre was one of the most talked about brands at SIHH this year, with the release of the stunning (and surprising!) sector dial additions to the Master Control collection. However, there was another collection updated this year that you may have missed, the Rendez-Vous collection. Now, I am kind of a Reverso gal through and through, but I was rather impressed with the new Rendez-Vous Night & Day Large, especially in stainless steel.
The Rendez-Vous collection was initially released in 2012 as a round watch for women looking for an alternative to the rectangular Reverso. The Rendez-Vous is characterized by its round case shape and was actually inspired by the Master Control. While the original concept of the Rendez-Vous was to offer a round case option with more “feminine” features, such as smaller dimensions and materials like diamonds and mother-of-pearl, the new Night & Day Large is a departure from that with its case measuring a solid 38.3mm compared to the fake Jaeger-LeCoultre smaller Night & Day that measures 34mm.
So what is there to know about this watch besides the size? Well, it is available in steel with or without a bracelet and rose gold with diamonds and a strap. The silvered dial has a guilloché pattern radiating from the center. The Arabic numerals are slightly exaggerated, which is customary for the Rendez-Vous collection. There are small diamond-set indexes, though they’re relatively subtle and add just a little sparkle (note: the early versions shot here at SIHH do not have these diamond indexes yet). The hands are a crisp blued steel and contrast nicely with the silvered dial.
The watch is powered by the caliber JLC 898D/1, which is an automatic movement that features the hours, minutes, center seconds, and of course a night and day indication. The movement is made of 300 parts and has a power reserve of 40 hours. The night and day indication is displayed at six o’clock, where a semi-circular aperture is placed. The sun, representing the day, is illustrated with exaggerated squiggly rays, while the moon (indicating night) is a crescent moon with three small stars attached. On the large steel version, the replica Jaeger-LeCoultre sun and moon are in blued steel while the rose gold version has a rose gold sun and moon. Obviously, this complication isn’t entirely necessary practically speaking, but this is a ladies’ watch, not a tool watch.
So how does it wear on the wrist? Really well. It looks clean and depending on your wrist size, sits nicely. The dial is easy to read and the differentiating textures between the center and the outside chapter ring are really add a nice touch to this piece. Even though the numerals are a notable characteristic of the Rendez-Vous collection, they are slightly too big for my liking. Instead of looking elegant, they end up looking slightly cartoonish, but there is no point in obsessing over something that I cannot change. Overall the watch still gives a elegant but practical impression.
Overall, I think this is a really nice release from JLC and shows that there continues to be a trend towards less frilly, larger women’s watches. In stainless steel, the Rendez-Vous Night & Day Large retails for $8,800 in steel on a strap, $9,900 in steel on a bracelet, and $23,600 in pink gold with the diamond bezel. Especially in steel, this is pretty good value relative to what else I’ve seen lately. For more information, visit replica Jaeger-LeCoultre online.