Swiss fake Patek Philippe has, for better or worse, become synonymous in the minds of many enthusiasts with the Nautilus – a stainless steel sports watch that launched in 1976 and which has been having a very prolonged moment in the spotlight. However, as Thierry Stern told our Nick Marino at Watches & Wonders 2022, the company is not satisfied to be thought of as just a maker of on-trend steel bracelet replica watches for sale, and its releases for the show were a reminder that Patek isn’t Patek because one watch became an Instagram darling.
The two pillars of watchmaking at 1:1 fake Patek Philippe UK have always been quality in finishing and irreproachable execution in the making of complicated watches, and its history is full of examples of watches that combine both, including the Henry Graves Supercomplication and, in more recent years, the Grandmaster Chime (polarizing in its aesthetics, but imposingly innovative in its mechanism).
Today, AAA replica Patek Philippe has just announced a new chronograph that’s both extremely sophisticated technically, and also further hammers home the point that a Patek complication is meant to be a benchmark for horology, in general. The cheap copy Patek Philippe Ref. 5470P-001 1/10th Second Monopusher Chronograph isn’t the first high-beat chronograph, of course – 1/10th of a second chronographs have been around ever since the launch of the Zenith El Primero, in 1969. But if it’s been a long wait for Patek to release a high-beat chronograph, it’s been worth the wait – the super clone Patek Philippe Ref. 54070P-001 1/10th is unlike any other high-beat chronograph.
At first glance, this looks like an absolutely classic platinum two-register chronograph (with a small diamond in between the lugs at six o’clock, like all platinum Patek watches). The red center hand, which at first glance is the chronograph seconds hand, looks a little unusual, especially against the deep blue dial, but otherwise, this could just as easily be a best quality fake Patek Philippe chronograph from 1952 as from 2022. On closer inspection, however, you notice that there are actually two chronograph center hands, and that the dial reads “1/10 second” in small, diffident letters – and then that the outer elapsed seconds scale is actually two scales, one graduated for elapsed seconds (and minutes, when read off from the minute hand) and an outer one, with 12 red indexes, meant to allow you to read off 1/10 of a second increments from the red center chronograph hand. The red chrono hand rotates once around the dial once every 12 seconds.
The oscillating system is Swiss movement replica Patek Philippe’s patented Oscillomax system, which was first introduced in an Advanced Research Project watch from 2011 – the perfect fake Patek Philippe Advanced Research Ref. 5550P. The Oscillomax system incorporates a silicon balance spring, a silicon escape wheel with a special tooth profile, and most visibly, the unusual GyromaxSi balance. The GyromaxSi balance is obviously and dramatically different from other, annular balances made of Glucydur – it’s made of silicon (hence the “Si”) and has gold inertia weights, with a butterfly-shaped profile that instantly flags the caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10 as a very different animal from its rattrapante predecessor. Despite its very unusual configuration, it still has the adjustable weights for timing found in high quality copy Patek Philippe’s Gyromax balance – a very visible connection between tradition and cutting-edge materials-science-based watchmaking.