Culture Of Time R.I.P. Diego Maradona, Soccer Giant And Flamboyant Watch UK God

Soccer legend Diego Maradona, a monumental figure in Latin America and one of the world’s most famous athletes in any sport, died Wednesday at age 60 in his home country of Argentina.

He was an operatic character both on and off the field — a fantastically talented athlete whose crowning glory came in 1986, when he led his national team to a World Cup and was carried off the field holding the golden trophy. His flamboyance knew no end. He scored his most iconic goal, the “Hand of God,” not with his foot but with his fist. He puffed cigars, snorted cocaine, fired a rifle at reporters, and tattooed Che Guevara onto his shoulder. He wore earrings in both ears and perfect fake watches on both wrists.

Ceramic Replica Hublot Big Bang Watch

His entirely unnecessary (but also kind of awesome) watch stunt became part of his mystique, and an annoyance to his haters. In 2006, Italian tax police — irritated that Maradona owed $38.5 million in unpaid income tax — confiscated a pair of his Rolex, stripping one off of each arm. But replacing them wasn’t a problem. In 2010, Maradona inked a deal as brand ambassador for Swiss made replica Hublot, a fitting partnership with the brash brand that brought us the Big Bang and that, in recent years, has become a major presence in the corporate side of world soccer.

In Maradona, best fake Hublot found a kindred spirit. The partnership produced a handful of Maradona-themed editions, of which Maradona often wore with pride. For the 2010 World Cup, Hublot produced a monster 44.5-mm fake Maradona Big Bang Limited Edition black ceramic chronograph, with his signature on the dial and his profile engraved onto the caseback. Maradona wore a pair while pacing the sidelines as coach of the Argentina side, and all 250 examples sold out.

Black Dial Fake Hublot King Power Watch

In 2012, Hublot dropped a watch that was even wilder than the Maradona Big Bang editions: A 48mm wide replica Hublot King Power Diego Maradona Limited Edition. Following the format established by the preceding Big Bang, this King Power was available in matte black ceramic or 18k King Gold, with the former limited to 500 pieces and the latter just 200.

From Rolex to Hublot, the watches embodied Maradona’s cult of personality and tabloid lifestyle. Did he wear his the way we wear ours? Well, not exactly. But what we love, and will miss, is that he approached watches the way he approached everything else, with an endless and infectious exuberance.

Enough history; How About That Quality Fake Patek Philippe 5070J-013 Watch UK!

She’s a corker, isn’t she? This is a watch that might just bring yellow gold back into fashion single-handedly, and for me the combination of the yellow case and sunburst-brushed brown dial is as gorgeous as it is unexpected.

While I had my friend’s watch for shooting, I spent a lot of time simply holding it at different angles to the light and watching the bright area sweep around the dial.

I think that the use of all yellow gold for the hands and indices was also an inspired choice; while legibility suffers just a tiny bit in some light conditions, you can always turn your wrist for a clearer view and the yellow-on-brown look is really harmonious in my view, with the use of white for the printed indications giving a bit of welcome visual kick.

Closer inspection of the dial reveals that this J version shares the updated visual cues of the other London/Vintage Collection 5070 variants when compared to the standard-production 5070, including a different font for the brand logo, smaller numerals on the running seconds subdial, and differently shaped printed numerals for 1, 7, and some of the 4s.

Brown Dial Fake Patek Philippe 5070J-013 Watch

On the back side, we’re greeted by the lovely Lémania-based Caliber CH 27-70 movement with its Geneva Seal. Unlike the newer in-house Patek Philippe chronograph movement, we see some interior angles on the 27-70, and I’ll confess that I’m quite taken with the radial brushing on the traditional Patek column-wheel cap.

While the wide rear bezel gives a hint that the movement is perhaps a bit small in diameter for the assertive 507x family case, overall I like what I see on the rear of the watch – and with its somewhat busy dial design, perfect Patek Philippe replica has managed to use a movement of this size without making the dial-side display look cross-eyed as a result.

18K Rose Gold Fake Patek Philippe 5070J-013 Watch

For comparison purposes, I set up some shots of the 5070J next to my Reference 5170P. Both have their significant merits, but as you can see, the size and framing of the 5170’s Caliber CH 29-535 PS place it much more front and center than the slightly withdrawn position of the CH 27-70.

While I was at it, I pulled out my own yellow gold Patek Philippe, the Reference 2526 “Gobbi Milano,” for a comparison shot. It might be the brown dial creating a bit of an illusion, but to my eye the yellow gold of the 5070 almost looks to have a bit of a cinnamon tint. Illusion or not, I think that the 5070 stands up quite well to its notable forebear.

And once all of the light tent work was done, I did sneak the 5070J onto my wrist for a quick walk into the back garden to grab a wristshot.

UK Replica Montblanc Partners with Mountaineer Reinhold Messner for New 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition

High quality Montblanc 1858 replica timepieces, which take inspiration from early pocketwatches made by legendary Swiss chronograph maker Minerva, are conceived as luxurious tool watches for mountain exploration. (Montblanc, which absorbed Minerva back in 2009, does take its name from a famous mountain, after all.) For its latest limited edition, the company teamed with one of the world’s preeminent mountaineers, Reinhold Messner, to produce a very special version of its 1858 Geosphere world-time watch.

The 42 mm fake Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition features the distinctive world time display, with two turning disks representing the northern and southern hemispheres, as the original Geosphere from 2018. It also introduces some new elements that help this new model stand on its own as a tribute to Messner, the Italian explorer, climber, and author whose accomplishments include the first solo ascent of Mount Everest and the first crossing of Antarctica on foot, minus dog sleds or snowmobiles.

The Swiss movement replica Montlanc watch combines a polished and satin-finished 42-mm bronze alloy case with a blue dial and rose-gold-coated details. Its fluted, bi-directional turning bezel has a blue ceramic insert with engraved cardinal points for a compass motif.
On the two hemisphere disks are subtle red dots indicating the locations of the mountains that Messner has climbed as part of his “Messner’s List” — recognized as the most difficult variation on the Seven Summits Challenge, in which mountaineers attempt to scale all seven of the world’s highest peaks. Rounding out the dial are a date window at 3 o’clock, a vintage Montblanc logo, a second time zone subdial at 9 o’clock, and the cathedral-shaped hands characteristic of the 1858 collection.

The bronze case copy Montblanc watch is notable for its judicious use of multicolored luminous treatments to ensure its legibility in darkness: The hours, minutes, second timezone hands, cardinal points on the bezel, and compass arrows are coated with green Super-LumiNova, while the continents on the globes, Arabic numerals and indexes glow with blue Super-LumiNova. The solid caseback is engraved with an image of Mont Blanc (the mountain), a compass, two crossed pick axes, and the complete “Messner List,” the latter specifically for this limited edition. Behind it ticks the automatic Caliber MB 29.25, based on a Sellita SW 300-1 and fitted with an in-house module developed in-house by Montblanc, with a 28,800 vph frequency and a 42-hour power reserve.
The blue NATO strap of the 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition is also new, hand-made in France on Jacquard looms in a complex process that makes the straps extremely light and soft but also highly durable and quick-drying. They’re also made to retain their color over time, as the individual thin yarns are colored at the beginning of the process. The watch is limited to 262 pieces — a nod to the mountains over 26,200 feet that Messner has conquered throughout his illustrious career — and retails for $6,500.