WristReview’s Top 5 Watches of SIHH 2018 Replica Watches Young Professional

By Jovan Krstevski

The Arnold & Son UTTE Skeleton comes at a 42mm 5N red gold case, which can be as beautifully crafted as the movement. It is stepped, tapering from top to bottom. The dial area, that’s the broadest section, additionally offers an extra-large sapphire glass to showcase the caliber A&S8220 in all its glory. The bottom of the case is made narrower to fit snugly on the wrist.The Arnold & Son UTTE Skeleton watch will be restricted to only 50 pieces, and every watch will come with a hand-stitched brown or black alligator leather strap with a fitting 5N red gold buckle with the Arnold & Son emblem. Arnold & Son creates some beautiful moon phase watches, and there’s a new piece from the group with a fresh spin. Construction on the HM Hemisphere Perpetual Moon model, the Arnold & Son HM Double Hemisphere Perpetual Moon watch joins the brand’s Royal Collection. With a second three-dimensional moon, the Arnold & Son HM Double Hemisphere Perpetual Moon watch preserves the visual allure of previous versions but affords the wearer a view of the moon from both the southern and northern hemispheres. The tasteful gold constellations together with the stunning blue guilloché dial make certain this bit fits in just perfectly with the rest of the line along with the brand as a whole.Measuring in at 42mm, the Arnold & Son HM Dual Hemisphere Perpetual Moon instance is offered at 18 karat red gold, though perhaps in the long run a stainless steel variant will be provided. In any case, the gold with the deep blue guilloché dial is just simply beautiful. The three dimensional moons themselves are 11.2mm, and are linked with the gold stars resulting in a totally mesmerizing look. Regal is the word to describe this particular dial, and Arnold & Son have produced a bit that can make fans completely salivate.

The year 2017 has been a great year and we’ve enjoyed squeezing our top 5s in one list and we even included a bonus of 5 honorable mentions. So why not do it again with the best watches we’ve covered so far from SIHH 2018? Without further ado, here are our top 5 picks for the honorable mentions.

The Honourable Mentions

5. Ferdinand Berthoud Chronomètre FB 1R-6.1

The 1R–6.1 is a COSC certified chronometer that’s truly unique and features Ferdinand Berthoud’s signature octagonal 44mm case. Its dial is very informative with the hours presented in rolling digits in a window at 2. It’s powered by a tourbillon that comes with a fusee and chain mechanism that delivers smooth power curve and increases accuracy over the course of the wind in the barrel. This watch is limited to only 20 examples worldwide. Read more here

4. Ressence E-crown Concept

The Ressence E-crown Concept marries electronics and pure mechanics in an elegant way. Like a modular design, a rotating disc display is connected on top of a mechanical display by the e-crown that smartly manages timekeeping. Basically you only need to set time once by a mechanical lever at the caseback, then electronics take full control. This is accuracy governed by chips which we all know works precisely. This is under development so we may yet to see the evolution of this product. Read more here

3. Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph 42MM

This is one of our favorite chronographs and as such, we won’t sugar coat it, the octagonal case is the deal breaker with this watch. Perhaps it’s GP’s Royal Oak equivalent or something but the rest is just fine. The dial is exquisite adorned with Clous de Paris guilloché and traditional presentation. This chronograph features a automatic winding with 4Hz escapement and about 46 hours of power reserve. Read more here

2. Cartier Santos De Cartier With New Bezel And “Quickswitch”

This updated collection features a variety of models: a full steel set, a two-tone steel and gold, a full gold, and a pink gold set. These are casual watches wearing on 39.8mm case with Santos de Cartier’s signature white dial with Roman indices and a date at 6. It also has a skeletonized dial for those looking for a bit of rigid fashion. What’s popular with the update is the new “SmartLink Self-Fitting” that allows adjustment of the bracelet without tools. Powering the traditional dial models is an in-house 1847 calibre while 9611-MC calibre powers the skeletonized version. Read more here

1. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak ‘Jumbo’ Extra-thin 15202 IP

Our top pick for the honorable mention is the classic Royal Oak with a very thin profile which seems to be the trend these days. It features a fully titanium 39mm case with a solid 950 platinum bezel. It also maintains the same “Petite Tapisserie” guilloche dial with a smoked blue look. Powering this extra thin Royal Oak is calibre 2121 boasting 40 hours of power reserve. Read more here

Top 5 Watches from SIHH 2018

5. Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Day-Date

The Vacheron Constantin FIFTYSIX day-date showcases a traditional VC day-date layout with additional power reserve at 6. It also features a casual 40mm case available in steel or gold. The dials are available in two-tone grey and silver dials. The 3 hands for the hours, minutes, and seconds are centered while the day-date are at 3 and 9. Power indicator sits nicely at 6:30. Powering the watch is an automatic calibre 2475. This movement bears the Hallmark of Geneva and cranks 40h of power reserve. Read more here

4. Jaeger-Lecoultre Polaris Polaris Memovox 50th Anniversary Edition

Polaris was released in 1968 in very limited numbers succeeding the Deep Sea Alarm. The watch featured an innovative caseback that amplified the alarm underwater while still watertight. It’s a no brainer that Polaris is popular among collectors but the real collector’s model is the new Polaris Memovox 50th Anniversary Edition. The new watch features the original’s designs such as the triple-crown and the in-house vaunted Calibre 956. It also gets useful updates such as its use of beige Super-LumiNova on the indices and hands. It tries to remain true to the original by using the same applied hourly elements and long sword-shaped hands. Its 42mm case is new though. This model is limited to only 1000 pieces. Read more here

3. Greubel Forsey GMT Earth

Greubel Forsey introduces an updated model of the GMT Earth with a cool 3D design of the globe at 7 o’clock. The globe is highly visible and can be seen from the front, back and the side thanks to sapphire glass. It’s cool and very innovative but honestly it creates a perplexing symmetry for the whole design. It keeps all the other familiar features of the original from the hours, minutes, and the small seconds. The 72 hour power reserve indicator remains the same. We can also see the GMT time indicator and the 24-time zone universal time indicator through the caseback. Moreover, the GMT Earth is still powered by a 24 second tourbillon reclined at 25°. Read more here

2. Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept

The Altiplano Ultimate Concept is Piaget’s answer to a ultra-thin watch. They did it before with Altiplano 900P at 3.65mm but this time, they achieved a ridiculous 2mm thickness. This is made possible by many innovative techniques. For one, the caseback now serves as the baseplate of the movement. Piaget also replaced the balance cock with ball bearing system which means the hairspring is now below the balance. A stud also regulates the balance instead of traditional swan’s neck. At this thin profile, how do Piaget ensure it won’t bend? Well, they said it’s made of a new alloy. The 0.1mm thick alligator leather strap is also reinforced with Kevlar so they really mean business. Read more here

1. A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Triple Split

Topping our list is no other than A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Triple Split. To understand the triple split function let’s take a look at a split-second watch. Basically, there are two running seconds hands wherein 1 can be stopped while the other keeps running. Then there’s the double split function where the minutes are also recorded. Now, for the triple split, it also records the hours. Now in reality, we may only use the running seconds but we’re not complaining at all, we simply like it. It’s a complicated watch that’s also a flyback, and more, there are only 100 pieces that goes for a whopping $147,000 each. Read more here

Pre-Baselworld 2016: Arnold & Son Eight-Day Royal Navy Watch – Classic, Clean and Elegant Replica Watches Essentials

By Meor Amri Meor Ayob

During the 18th century, when nations in Europe were racing to conquer new territories, naval power was instrumental in that objective. Of all the nations involved in that game, the British were way ahead from any other nation due to cutting edge technologies which that country possesses. One small key technology that Britain had that allowed her ships to sail the seven seas were accurate marine chronometers which allowed mariners to determine the longitude on voyages. The maker of choice was Arnold & Son. The Royal Navy, which holds sway as the strongest navy in the world for two centuries became the brand’s most important customer. This endorsement sealed Arnold & Son’s reputation as a watchmaker of the highest order.

To celebrate this important heritage, the company has created the Arnold & Son Eight-Day Royal Navy.


Made out of stainless steel, this new model is available with a choice of three different dials colours; silver grey 1EDAS.S01A.D135A, black anthracite 1EDAS.B01A.D134A or royal blue 1EDAS.U01A.D136A. A calfskin strap with the corresponding colour to dial completes the package. All three dials have a wavy sub-burst effect that is mesmerizing.

The Eight-Day Royal Navy has a number of complications; the power reserve display at 12 o’clock; the seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock; and a digital date display within the seconds sub-dial. Also, note that the background of the digital date display also corresponds to the colour of the dial for consistency.

Each watch measures 43 mm in diameter with a height of 10.7 mm. Viewed from the side, the casing has a slight cone-shaped that is stepped and tapers from top to bottom. Protecting the dial is an anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The case back is also covered by a sapphire crystal.


The engine that powers the Eight-Day Royal Navy is a newly developed and manufactured by Arnold & Son in-house eight-day power reserve winding movement – the A&S1016. This Calibre has twin barrel main-springs mounted in parallel. Viewed from the displace case back, main plates have wide gaps that allow you see the escapement, barrels and wheels. The surfaces on the Calibre have Geneva stripes, rhodium plated and edges are chambered and polished. The screws are blued and the main jewels are set in solid 18-carat gold chatons. Although this movement is large at 33 mm in diameter, despite the twin barrel main-springs, it is thin at just 4.7 mm. This is truly an engineering feat.

As a collector, I can appreciate and understand why Arnold & Son designed the Eight-Day Royal Navy the way it is. Keeping every complication on a North/South alignment reflects the historical linkage to the maritime need to find longitude (it also makes the watch symmetrical which I like). The design of a winding movement is also keeping to the tradition of the old marine chronometers. The power reserve indicator provides the visual cue to users to keep track on the power available in the main springs. My only design input to enhance the watch further would be a special gimbaled balanced display watch box that allows the wristwatch to be displayed like a marine chronometer in a ship. Something similar to the 2012 limited edition Hamilton Khaki Navy Pioneer.

Overall, I like the symmetry and the clean dial. If given a choice I’ll go for the blue dial.

For more info, please visit arnoldandson.com

Once set, the accuracy should hold for 122 decades, and a simple adjustment will ensure it for another 122 decades. The hand-wound motion is an Arnold & Son manufacture A&S1512 which defeats at 21,600 bph with a 90-hour power reserve. As if the case back weren’t beautiful enough, the C?tes de Genève shown throughout the movement is just lovely.The Arnold & Son HM Dual Hemisphere Perpetual Moon includes a black or brownish hand-stitched alligator strap and is sure to grab the attention of many a watch buff. The Arnold & Son HM Double Hemisphere Perpetual Moon watch is priced at $30,500. When attempting to solve a problem, the start is always a good place to get started. That is precisely the process followed by Arnold & Son in their endeavor to get rid of isochronal mistake from among their newest pieces, the Arnold & Son Continuous Force Tourbillon. Arnold & Son’s heritage is present in the legacy of John Arnold and his son, two of the most important watchmakers to come out of England. Having packed his son off to learn in the back of the Swiss maestro, Arnold turned his attentions to the problem of these times: the quest for chronometric accuracy at sea.



Meor Amri is a passionate watch collector from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Having bitten by the horology bug in 2010, he has written extensively about the watch scene and has assembled a large collection of watches (excessively!!!) on his own free time. His blogs on the same subject are: Eastern Watch & Western Watch Read his articles here