Normally the crown for watches are always set at the right side, but excellent designers always like to break rules and this also make good artwork. Today I would like to introduce an Italian style in design and Swiss manufacture requirement timepiece for you. This is a replica U-Boat Chimera watch, which is 1:1 cloned by the engineers who has dissected the same original U-Boat Model.
The word “Chimera” means incredible, unimaginable and not realistic. Generally a watch is make in such a way that to install accessories into a complete case, so that it can be easy to fix and waterproof is working good. As the most important series of U-Boat, Chimera made it. There are two parts consisted of the whole case, and there are five screws to fix it tightly together. We can see these five screws at 1:00,3:00,8:00,10:00 in an asymmetrical design, this is also one of the details why I like this watch so much. On the white cream sandwich dial, there are black colored numeral and stick remarks, all are luminous, making it easy to read time at night. As its model title indicate this is a model with chronograph function. The long, thin black needle in the middle is showing chronograph second, sub-dial at 6:00 shows chronograph minute while the hour is at 12:00 position. Well, now you can figure out where it shows the second, which is the sub-dial at 3:00 position. Date indicator at 9:00 position, below of it there is U-Boat’s genius designer Italo Fontana’s name. The bezel is made out of solid stainless steel and the polish work is excellent. On the left side, there are three special buttons, pushing the button at 10:00 to reset chronograph, pushing the one at 8:00 to start/stop chronograph. The time and date can be adjusted by the crown.
Inside this amazing Chimera case, there is an Asian 7750 automatic working chronograph movement, through the display back case we can see its detailed engraving. This movement we can see in many different replica models because of its stable and accurate functions. Its bracelet is made of brown real leather, I think its color is perfectly matching the white cream dial. To do a replica U-boat Chimera is not a easy work, but I think this is a successful replica model.
IWC watch is always famous for its thin, big dial and elegant design, every gentleman likes to own at least one IWC watch. Z factory has been tried hard to released different editions of replica IWC Portuguese Chronograph IW371445. And they are getting better and better on everything, this time, Z factory engineers have been spending more than 18 month to do this V6 edition and I think this is the best edition that I have ever seen out there from the market. Is there any difference between the original and V6 edition? Comparing the two, which are almost the same only some slight differences. Let’s have a careful look at it.
First of all, the case size is 40.9*12.3mm which is almost as the same the per original, not only because it is made out from a 1:1 case but also because the team conquer so many difficulties to develop a replica A79350 movement. Some editions are not able to do the same size case as original edition is because it is limited by the movement inside of it, some factories are not able to copy the original movement. Then let’s move to the dial, the craftsmanship and fine details are just the same as original. IWC’s logo is very clear, and the character size is the same as original, there is no difference by looking at it. The outside markers for chronograph second function is also copied greatly. The blue long needle is for showing chronograph second, and sub-dial at 12:00 position shows chronograph minute. Sub-dial at 6:00 position together with two hands in the middle to show the time. Time Markers are numeral. Look into carefully, even the axis to hold those three hands are done as well as per original, perfectly in details! Both V6 edition and original’s front glass are made of sapphire crystal, this is a easy job for ZF to follow. Look at the case side, no matter the polish or matt work, they are exactly the same as the genuine. On the crown and the buttons for adjust functions, they are looking the same in shape and engraving logo on it, but V6 edition’s is painted with blue coating which is for protecting them from the scratch. For the strap, the original one is using crocodile leather, V6 edition’s standard strap is real cow leather but Z factory also offer crocodile leather with extra pay.
I believe that you have a overall look at the new replica IWC gentleman now, welcome to leave your comments or questions, would like to communicate with you.