For four years now, there’s a replica of the Rolex caliber 3135. The work is not in all details identical but visually almost indistinguishable. The overall architecture is equivalent to the original, only the mass of wheels and shoots are not always identical.
Genuine Rolex hands and dials can be but without any problems on the clone, allowing also a Frankenwatch in addition to the fake. Here real are mixed with counterfeit parts, which further complicates the identification of a fake vintage models.
Also recently, a manufacturer from China presented a movement with a 72 hours power reserve, which is similar to the works of the IWC Portuguese watches in optics. The visually appealing movement is also technically an interesting development and provides good speed results in always more than 70 hours of power reserve present two test watches in the editor.
Rarity not protects against reproduction
Even rare or expensive watches are counterfeited by Hublot, covered up by a hugely complex housing construction – so even the models. The casing of the original watches are to disassembled, measured, digitized, and after manufacturing. It can also not always destructive run off for the original watches – these costs are however no matter the counterfeiters because without a separation can be copied almost completely.
The movements are then selected according to the template of the original.The easiest falls in watches, which include an ETA movement. Especially this applies to watches Tudor, IWC, Panerai – here the models with Unitas hand lift works- and Hublot, which use a very similar to the ETA Valjoux 7750 calibre of other Swiss manufacturers as a basic movement.
These are the manufacturer
After a shakeout in recent years – also due to the controls of the Swiss manufacturer together with the Chinese police – especially the big factories produce often components for legal watch brands have survived. The controls be said, these similar strictly held as expected in China: sacrificed is what is not needed and for each affiliated producer there’s replacement immediately.
Noob Factory-especially known for his Rolex models, as well as Panerai, Audemars Piguet, Bell & Ross, Breitling, Cartier, Ebel, Franck Muller, Graham, IWC, Jacob & co., Jaeger LeCoultre, MONTBLANC, Omega, Panerai, Porsche design, Rolex, Ulysse Nardin and Zenith
H FACTORY-this manufacturer specializes in the Hublot big bang, the Breitling Steelfish, as well as models from Panerai (PAM111, 005), Chopard, Concord, Graham, and IWC.
V6 FACTORY-Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Chaumet, Chopard, Corum, DeWitt, Franck Muller, Hublot, IWC, Louis Vuitton, Omega, Patek Philippe, Paul Picot, Roger Dubuis, Tag Heuer and U-boat.
BP FACTORY these manufacturers dedicated to the watches of IWC, Rolex, Panerai, Tag Heuer, sense, Patek Philippe, Bell & Ross, Breitling, Cartier – and is known for the models of Rolex watches so-called Super clone.
Z FACTORY-here are mainly watch plagiarism from Tudor, IWC and Panerai, built. The factory on the Tudor Pelagos and Blackbay, PAM616, the PAM289 and the IWC is specialized Portuguese and special models such as the IWC top gun in ceramic.
There is no model that is not forged. Also, Tissot, sense or other brands that do not actually come from the luxury watches class. Curious here: The inexpensive watches are not infrequently equipped with the works used in the originals. As an example a Tissot PRS 516 chronograph here is to call, containing an ETA G10 clockwork in both versions-legal and illegal.