5 Record-Setting Ultra-Thin Replica Watches

World’s Thinnest Minute Repeater: Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica 11

The watch’s full name is a mouthful — Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon — and it not only grabbed the record for thinnest repeater when it was introduced at SIHH 2014, but also manages to include a flying tourbillon and automatic winding (by means of a peripheral rotor)  in its ultra-complex movement, which is just 4.8 mm thick. The case of the Hybris Mechanica 11 measures 41 mm in diameter and a mere 7.9 mm in thickness, an unprecedented size for such a complicated timepiece. The repeater mechanism is also equipped with  silent-time-lapse reduction system that eliminates pauses between the chimes. The watch, for which Jaeger-LeCoultre has obtained eight patents, is limited to only 75 pieces. Click here to read more on the fake tag heuer watches for sale from our reporting at SIHH 2014.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica 11

World’s Thinnest Manual-Winding Minute Repeater (and Minute Repeater Movement): Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Ultra-Thin Calibre 1731

A milestone timepiece first shown at the Hong Kong “Watches and Wonders” fair and unveiled to most of the watch world at SIHH 2014, this new Vacheron Constantin has a case that is slightly thicker than that of the Hybris Mechanica 11 (8.09 mm) but a minute-repeater movement that is a tad thinner (just 3.9 mm). Calibre 1731 is a manual-winding movement, as opposed to JLC’s automatic one, and it carries a 65-hour power reserve and bears the Geneva Seal. The movement also incorporates a flying strike governor, an innovative device that controls the speed and spacing of the repeater’s chiming tones and reduce the audible whirring sounds that can accompany the chimes. The watch comes in a rose gold case and retails for $369,300. Click here for more on the watch and here to watch a video presentation of it from SIHH.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Ultra-Thin Calibre 1731

 

World’s Thinnest Mechanical Watch: Piaget Altiplano 900P

It should surprise no one that Piaget is on the list: the brand has long been associated with super-thin watches and holds records for thinness in several horological categories. The latest world-first is the Altiplano 900P — the slimmest mechanical-movement watch in the world, bar none, at a case thickness of just 3.65 mm — that’s right, the case is thinner than the movements of the previous two watches. Piaget accomplished this feat by merging the movement with the case so that the inner caseback serves as the mainplate. The Piaget Altiplano is 38 mm in diameter and comes in rose gold ($26,200) and white gold ($27,800) cases. Click here for more interesting details on the watch.

Piaget’s Altiplano 900P

 

World’s Thinnest Tourbillon (2013): Arnold & Son UTTE

Introduced at Baselworld 2013 by the revitalized Arnold & Son brand, the UTTE (initials are for “Ultra Thin Tourbillon Escapement”) quickly garnered attention when it became — without necessarily meaning to, according to Arnold & Son head of movement development Sebastian Chaulmontet — the thinnest tourbillon fashion swiss replica watch on the market. The watch’s case, available in either rose gold ($69,050) or palladium ($59,950), is just 8.34 mm thick and 42 mm in diameter. The flying-tourbillon movement, Arnold & Son’s A&S8200, is just 2.97 mm thick (not counting the height of the tourbillon cage, which rises above the dial) and packs 90 hours of power reserve into two barrels. Click here to see a video of the Arnold & Son UTTE shot exclusively for WatchTime and here to listen to Chaulmontet discussing his challenges in developing the movement.

Arnold & Son UTTE

World’s Thinnest Tourbillon (2014): Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Thin Automatic 5377

Arnold & Son held the thin-tourbillon record for only a brief time. Breguet — a brand named for the tourbillon’s inventor — previewed its Classique Tourbillon  Extra-Thin Automatic 5377 discount fake watch at Baselworld 2014 and released it to the market last year. The watch’s 42-mm-diameter case is an astoundingly slender 7 mm thick, and its movement, Calibre 581DR,  is just 3 mm thick. The movement is also notable for its “high energy” barrel, which provides a 90-hour power reserve; its 4-Hz frequency (exceptionally high for a tourbillon movement) and its peripheral winding rotor made of platinum (yes, this watch also has automatic winding.) The off-center tourbillon (whose carriage and balance are made of titanium) is protected by two patents. The dial and case are emphatically Breguet: engine-turned dial, Roman numeral hour markers, open-tipped blue Breguet hands, and fine fluted caseband.

Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Thin Automatic 5377

Introducing the Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Titanium

Linde Werdelin is a brand that we’ve been covering from their (and our) early days on. Not only because Jorn Werdelin, Morten Linde and their entire team are great people, but also – of course – because they truly have something to show with their modern sports high quality replica watches for sale.

This time – and we already had a little sneak preview – Linde Werdelin presents the SpidoSpeed Titanium. A watch that was made based on the original Linde Werdelin design code: a sturdy sports watch that has a clear focus on construction and functionality. Everything unnecessary has been cut away from the Grade 5 titanium. To what’s left, Linde Werdelin makes sure to finish it in the best way possible. Using industrial-style satin, polishing and microbillé finish techniques for the case. These different type of finish methods result in a watch that gets the best contrasts from light reflection.

SpidoSpeed Titanium

Linde Werdelin’s hunger for weight reduction is clearly inspired by the racing industry, without compromising on function. We also can see this in the dial of the SpidoSpeed Titanium. The fully skeletonized dial unveils the caliber LW06 movement. A chronograph movement from the Jaquet Family that consists of 273 parts. Some of these parts are individually skeletonized as well. The monochrome appearance of the SpidoSpeed Titanium replica watches online received some blue detailing by screws that underwent heat treatment and of course the skeletonized hands. Linde Werdelin let us know that their Rock and Reef instruments (in-house developed add-on digital modules for rock climbers and divers) are now also available in matching colors for the Spidospeed Titanium: both are available in blue and natural anodised aluminium.

SpidoSpeed Titanium

The “R” on the 6 o’clock sub-dial may be understated, but it holds a significant function for the adventure-seeking owner. After a full day’s skiing with The Rock, place the instrument on charge and start the SpidoSpeed’s chronograph. When the sub-dial meets the “R”, The Rock is fully charged and ready to go again.

SpidoSpeed Titanium

The SpidoSpeed Titanium will be exclusively available at Martin Pulli from 1st June 2015, and will go on general release at a number of select retailers as of 8th June 2015. The SpidoSpeed Titanium comes in a limited and numbered series of 99 pieces worldwide

Without further ado, here are the technical specifications of the SpidoSpeed Titanium:

OUTER CASE

– Three-part case construction; Titanium Grade 5; satin, polished and microbillé finishing
– Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective on the inside
– Crown: Titanium Grade 5; screw-down; rough circular satin; engraved with a spider icon
– Case dimension: 44mm (w) x 46mm (l) x 15mm (h)

BEZEL

– Titanium Grade 5; satin on top surface; polished facet; microbillé in grooves

MOVEMENT

– LW06, movement skeletonised and customised by Linde Werdelin
– 48 hours power reserve
– Balance frequency: 28,800vph (4Hz)
– Jewels: 27
– Movement plate: rhodium; circular satin
– Linde Werdelin-developed chronograph pusher system; Titanium Grade 5 with rough circular satin

BACK CASE

– Titanium Grade 5; circular satin
– Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective on the inside
– Limited edition number laser engraved from 1 to 99
– Rotor: rhodium; logo and logotype printed in blue; “winding direction” printed in red
– Water resistant to 100 metres

INNER CASE

– Titanium Grade 5; vertical satin
– Engraved with “start/stop” and “reset” around pushers

STRAP

– Interchangeable natural rubber strap in LW-blue
– Titanium screws; circular satin on top
– Black tension discs
– Titanium Grade 5 buckle; satin, polished and microbillé finishing

DIAL

– Skeletonised dial
– Réhaut and dial: titanium colour, circular satin finish
– Hands blued by heat treatment; polished; cool grey Luminova
– Cool grey hour indexes
– Black minute indexes
– Logo and logotype printed in black
– Sub-dials: Titanium with graphics printed in black
– R: charge-indicator printed in red on 6 o’clock sub-dial
– Wheels: rhodium, with circular cut-outs; matte treatment
– Screws: visible screws blued by heat treatment