I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the post on the Instagram account of my favourite watchmaker and vintage Swiss replica watches dealer, Javed Khan. I immediately texted Saif, Khan’s son, who runs the account. Am I really seeing what I’m seeing? Yes, it’s a Polerouter alright, he replied, and in excellent condition too. My vintage 1:1 US fake watches bug had struck, and I had to see the piece.
Ah, vintage luxury replica watches! Where does one even begin to extol the virtues of a fine timepiece from a time before you were born, heck, sometimes from even before your mother was born! I’ve written earlier in this column about the joys of mechanical AAA fake watches. To understand the lure of vintage cheap copy watches, take those same elements, and add to that the rich layer of history, visually manifested in the patina on the dials.
Let’s face it, as great as modern Swiss made replica watches are, the art of watchmaking reached its zenith in the 1950s and 60s. This was a time when Swiss watchmaking was at its peak, and companies were crafting elegant and stylish references by the hundreds every year. The art of dial designs was at an all-time high as well, and legendary designs were as common as the day is long. And it wasn’t just the Swiss. Even Japanese giants like Seiko and Citizen were making amazing top fake watches; specific lines of which remain some of the best ever made. In those decades, replica watches with Swiss movements truly made a home for themselves in pop culture, and if you doubt me, go US fake watches any episode of Mad Men, or a James Bond movie.
And the market for vintage perfect replica watches is booming, especially at the high end. The stability of vintage timepieces as an investment for the well-heeled has been both recession proof, and, it would seem, pandemic proof. During the worst of the international crisis brought on by covid-19 last year, Sotheby’s still sold a 1968 Rolex ‘Paul Newman’ Daytona for $306,378. About four months ago, a Patek Philippe World Timer ref.2523 from 1953 was sold for $7.8 million at the Phillips Geneva fake watches wholesale Auction XIII. In early August, online retailer A Collected Man sold a Philippe Dufour Grande et Petit Sonnerie from 1995 for a record $7.6 million, making it the most expensive super clone watches for sale ever sold from an independent watchmaker.
Well, okay, you get the drift. But the vintage and pre-owned Swiss movements replica watches market is as wide as it is deep. If you’re high quality fake watches enthusiast, there’s replica watches for men and women in your budget out there. Sometimes, you can spend less than ₹10,000 for a stunning vintage best quality fake watches that will knock your socks off. I acquired a 1969 Titoni Airmaster last month from Khan—which I’m wearing as I write this—that’s one of the most beautiful pieces I’ve ever seen. If you want to save up and splurge on a real gem, there are gorgeous US luxury Omega Constellations replica watches from the 60s that could be had for less than a lakh.
Anyway, so I rushed to Khan’s small studio in Nizamuddin to check out the Polerouter. He was generous enough to loan me the replica watches online shop, along with a gorgeous 1969 top Swiss replica Omega Genève watches store. After a week with them, I can safely say that my love of vintage AAA perfect fake watches has only increased. So let’s talk about the Polerouter. Simply put, it’s one of the most important top quality replica watches to be produced in the middle of the last century, the result of the first flowering of imitation watches for US designer extraordinaire Gerald Genta’s genius.
You might have heard of Genta, the man who designed two of the most iconic modern sports Swiss movements replica watches: the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak in 1972 and the Patek Philippe Nautilus in 1976. In the early 50s, the Scandanavian Airlines Systems (SAS) started flying on a newly-opened route over the North Pole, connecting Copenhagen to Los Angeles. The Polerouters were issued to SAS pilots, due to its strong antimagnetic properties (they were, after all, flying over the magnetic North Pole!). Funnily enough, the Polerouter, in all its iterations, isn’t pilot’s Swiss top replica watches at all, but rather a fine dress fake watches for sale. But it soon caught on with international travellers, and became the jet-set online wholesale replica watches du jour. Not only was the design important, but so was the movement: the technical innovation of using a microrotor to keep the perfect quality fake watches wound. Although rotors for automatic best cheap replica watches had been around for decades at that point, microrotors were new and tricky to construct.