Vacheron Constantin made a big splash earlier this year with the relaunch of its Les Historiques 222. While prices had risen in recent years as the original 222 became a cult classic, the watch was eclipsed in general notoriety by the famous UK 1:1 replica watches from the other members of the Holy Trinity of Watchmaking.
There’s something kind of funny in the fact that the newfound popularity of the 222 partially overshadowed Vacheron’s announcement, earlier this year, of two high quality fake watches – one movement in a pair of metals – that represent the extreme end of a design progression that started with the 222: the Overseas Tourbillon Skeleton.
After giving the 222 its time in the sun, Vacheron offered me an opportunity to go hands-on with the new perfect replica Vacheron Constantin Overseas Tourbillon Skeleton watches where it could be evaluated in its own right, as it deserves.
The Overseas Tourbillon Skeleton represents something completely new to luxury Vacheron Constantin copy watches on multiple fronts. Three years after the introduction of the Overseas Tourbillon in steel, this is the first time Vacheron has had an openworked tourbillon movement in the Overseas lineup since its inception, in 1996.
To my taste, a tourbillon is the perfect “non-complication complication” to pair with openworked replica watches for sale. While the skeletonized perpetual calendars (both from Vacheron and Audemars Piguet) seem to get most of the attention – understandable due to the impressive nature of a perpetual calendar and the complexity of the dial – their very nature obscures the ability to fully appreciate the level of finishing done to make super clone watches wholesale site like this special.
Skeletonizing a movement isn’t as simple as just removing the dial and calling it a day. Looking at photographs of the movement, blown up to multiple times its real size, the bridges seem so strong in form and architecture that it belies how incredibly difficult of a tightrope the designers and watchmakers have had to walk to show off the beauty of the movement while maintaining structural integrity.
The Calibre 2160 SQ’s hand-drawn flanks and hand-chamfering with polished bevels (as well as the perfectly horizontal grooves on the mainplate and bridges) are stunning. When you get the AAA fake watches in hand every line of the movement appears so well thought out that it’s hard to imagine what it looked like before the hundreds of hours of work to remove the excess material. I looked up a picture of the original Calibre 2160 from 2018 to see how far this watch has come and let me tell you, it’s pretty remarkable. Add to that the incredibly unobtrusive peripheral rotor and I’d easily call this top replica watches the peak of Vacheron’s skeletonization abilities.
From the front, you get the full effect of the tourbillon, where you can track the running seconds as the tourbillon rotates once per minute thanks to one of the four screws holding the Maltese cross carriage, blued for visibility. The escapement has a new in-house-designed balance spring, but I’d challenge you to spot that without the press release. Instead, I found myself focusing on how much more harmonious a tourbillon feels when you see the rest of the movement. And while some openworked replica watches paypal can feel like a gimmick to prove that there are actual gears and levers underneath the dial, this seems like a holistically integrated and thoughtful design choice.
Flying under the radar amidst all the impressive finishing is the fact that the titanium model of the Overseas Tourbillon Skeleton, the specific metal I had a chance to handle, is Vacheron’s first luxury fake watches to be entirely made of the metal. Unlike the Overseas “Everest” models with titanium case and steel bezel, here everything from crown to bezel and bracelet to case is made of super-light Grade 5 titanium. While Vacheron continues to put their Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin offerings in only precious metal cases, the new titanium tourbillon model brings the line closer to its sportier roots, elevated to the highest degree in complexity and finishing, punctuated by the bold accents of what remains of the hint of a blue dial.
It’s hard to tell how much the 20 percent weight reduction achieved by skeletonizing the movement impacts wearability when the titanium itself makes the watch so surprisingly light in the first place. With a 5.65mm-thick movement the Swiss movements replica watches comes in at a hair under 10.4mm total thickness and 42.5mm across, so its shape doesn’t quite disappear on the wrist the way the Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin does, but the overall weight and balance ends up great in the new metal. Combined with the interchangeable rubber strap, I’m imagining the titanium version will make for someone’s perfect summer watch for lounging by the pool and watching the tourbillon carriage spin – though I’ll leave it up to you to test the watch’s 50m of water resistance.
If your personal tastes lean more technical and aggressive than nostalgic and brutalist (and your pockets are far deeper than mine) the Overseas Tourbillon Skeleton was probably already on your radar. But if you’re looking for my pick of a sleeper hit from releases so far this year, this replica watches for men is high on the shortlist.