We Tracked Down The Real Star Of La La Land: Ryan Gosling’s Covetable Best Quality Copy Watch

In a world where “look at me” red carpet style reigns, you might think a grand gesture would create the biggest impact. But as it turns out, the smallest details make the man-especially when it comes to being the best dressed. And even though La La Land didn’t actually win best picture last night (resulting in one of the most memorable Oscar moments we’ve ever seen), Ryan Gosling has proven himself to be a solid menswear style-setter time and time again.

One remarkably effective tool in his arsenal: a fantastic wrist mens cheap replica watches. This tiny detail, seemingly small and insignificant, is an area where Gosling ultimately excels. Throughout his career, some pretty fabulous watches have appeared in both Ryan’s films and real life-intelligent choices revealing an important facet of his character’s personality or quietly respecting the dignity of a formal occasion.

In 2011’s Drive, he wears a beloved watch supposedly handed down to him by his father: a sentimental piece based on a style made by Swiss watchmaker Patek Philippe. While the one used in the movie is a prop stand-in for the real thing, it does bear a close resemblance to a fake white gold Patek Philippe reference 5196G. The manually wound watch features a minimalist dial with simple hour indices and a small seconds sub-dial located at six.

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beloved cheap replica watch

In that same year, Rolex made a couple of appearances in Crazy, Stupid, Love in the form of a yellow gold bubbleback reference 3372 (circa 1930s-’40s) and a more recent Rolex Submariner reference 16610 from the early 2000s. And in the real world, the actor was spotted earlier this year wearing a Rolex Air King reference 5500 with distinctive 3-6-9 Arrow Head hour markers and an attractive off-white dial while attending January’s Golden Globes ceremony. Naturally, he won.

Throughout La La Land, Gosling wears vintage clothes with a distinct nod towards the ’40s and ’50s, imitating the style and era of the jazz musicians that his character idolizes. A simple gold watch is worn from beginning to end, with one quick closeup revealing a ’50s Omega as he reaches to change the radio station in his cherry-red ’82 Buick Riviera.

Swiss timekeeper Omega replica
Swiss timekeeper Omega replica

There’s more to come. Gosling’s next project-Terrence Malick’s Song to Song-premieres this year at South by Southwest, a fitting debut for a film about the music scene in Austin, Texas. Advance stills reveal Gosling wearing yet another Omega, this time a replica 34mm automatic steel 1950s Seamaster (a watch worn previously at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival) featuring an unusual linked bracelet nicknamed “Beads of Rice.”

His next project where the watch is sure to play a leading role will pair him once again with La La Land director Damien Chazelle for a movie entitled First Man. Currently in pre-production, Gosling is set to play astronaut Neil Armstrong in the story of the legendary space mission that led to him being the first man to walk on the moon. Swiss timekeeper Omega will most certainly be heavily featured; the Speedmaster worn by Armstrong during the mission is one of the most famous watches of all time.

But before that, there’s the Blade Runner 2049. And while Gosling’s coat is a standout in the trailer, there aren’t any watches visible in advance clips or stills. That said, a fantastic photo of current director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) with Ridley Scott, Harrison Ford, and Ryan recently surfaced, where Gosling’s personal Rolex Air King is clearly visible on his wrist.

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personal rolex air king replica watches

Which means that, for the moment, we’ve got to wait for more. But while we do that, we can take a look at last night’s Oscars. Rolex was not only the exclusive sponsor of the 89th Academy Awards Greenroom, but a sponsor of the entire Academy Awards broadcast itself. And even though Gosling didn’t bring home the gold, he was dressed perfectly for the evening in Gucci paired with the ideal costar, his trusty Rolex replica-the perfect supporting timepiece.

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Stylish Vintage Constellation Replica Men’s Watches Doing Well At Auction

Smartwatches are pretty cool, but not as distinctive or stylish as a vintage constellation replica men’s watch

Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz about smartwatches. Many of these come with accelerometers, heart rate monitors, GPS, and some even have the capacity to make phone calls.

Pretty cool, yes, but not as distinctive and stylish as a vintage watch, in my opinion.

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womens genuine leather vintage style dress replica watch

Some collectors fascinated with horology will pay top dollar for vintage timepieces, pocket watches, and wristwatches.

Whether it’s the sophistication and pedigree that comes with a vintage dress watch or the cool factor of a dive watch from the 1960s or ’70s, vintage watches, in general, are doing well at auction.

The most famous of recent auction history was the Patek Philippe Supercomplication pocket fake watch that fetched $24 million in 2014 at a Sotheby’s auction in Switzerland. Dating back to the early 1930s, the watch took several years to build and featured 24 “complications” or functions.

Patek Philippe and rare Rolex watches do well at auction. Last January, during our annual New Year’s Day auction, we sold a custom Rolex 18-karat Presidential Men’s Diamond Watch for $200. Dating back to the mid-1980s, it was a true show stopper, featuring diamonds, rubies, a fire opal face and a diamond-encrusted band and bezel.

replica Rolex 18-karat
replica Rolex 18-karat

This custom 18-karat Presidential Men’s diamond Rolex copy watch sold for $22,000 during J. Levine’s New Year’s Day auction last year. The diamond and ruby Rolex featured a fire opal face, diamond encrusted band and bezel. A true show stopper, this vintage watch dates back to the mid-1980s. (Photo: J. Levine Auction & Appraisal)

Other classic brands that I see doing well at auction include Breitling, Movado, Jaeger-LeCoultre,  Heuer Autavia, Omega, Racine, Tudor, Mido, IWC (International Watch Company) and others.

What to look for

What to look for if you’re bidding on a vintage watch? Like anything, do your research about the brand and understand the mechanics of the watch. Examine the condition in person if you can, or have a friend do it for you. If the watch is missing parts, research how easy it is to find replacement parts. The last thing you want to do is spend more money repairing the watch than you paid for it.

Ask to see provenance and try to find out if the previous owners specialized in collecting the brand you want to purchase. Some collectors like to own a variety of different watches, while others will spend a lifetime collecting one or two brands. These collectors really know their stuff and have made discerning purchases.

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patek philippe stainless steel calatrava wrist imitation watch

Watch for fakes

Finally, be wary of fake luxury watches. Check type faces and engravings to make sure they are authentic. Listen to the watch – if the ticking is really loud, that’s a red flag. Weigh it – often fake watches are lighter since they are made with less expensive materials. If you’re unsure, have a professional assess it.

Like anything vintage, you will likely come across watches that have dials and other parts that have been replaced or refinished. These watches will be less desirable to serious collectors who are always on the hunt for original dials and unpolished original cases.

Again, nothing against smartwatches, but besides style, another thing a vintage watch has going for it – it can’t get hacked.

Snow-set Jewellery Replica Watches Made For The Winter Season

You don’t need snowfall to put on these iced gems. Celine Yap shares her favourite fine jewellery replica timepieces frosted with diamonds

It’s that time of the year again, and while we may not get any snow here in the tropics, what’s stopping us to enjoy the cold vicariously — and luxuriously — with gorgeous diamonds snow-set on a high jewellery fake timepiece? Snow-setting is where gemstones of varying sizes huddle together perfectly, as if for warmth, leaving no perceivable gaps in between; resulting in a shimmering sparkling surface that resembles freshly fallen snow. The sheer number of stones required for this technique, and the dexterity required to fit them all without showing any of the material underneath, calls for immense gem-setting savoir-faire. No matter the size, each gem is set to shine with maximum brilliance, so they all come together to form a glittering precious mosaic.

For the most luxuriously appointed wintry timepieces, check out my seven picks:

1.Replica Breguet High Jewellery Petite Fleur

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Looking like a flower that’s been touched by Elsa, this timepiece hides an element of surprise: It’s 43 baguette-diamond petals flutter and sway with every swing of the wrist, giving you more bling for your buck. A set of hidden pivots enable this vivacious feature. The petals surround a dial set with 141 snow-set diamonds and a further 48 inverted-set diamonds.

2.Replica Bulgari Serpenti Incantati

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Everyone’s favourite snake-inspired replica watch has been updated with new variations. This one has the serpent encircling the dial sensuously and then coiling just once around the wrist. Splendid with 251 brilliant-cut diamonds on the case and bracelet, it has a further 116 snow-set on the dial. Its articulated bracelet hugs the wrist perfectly, like a real snake could.

3.Replica Chanel Mademoiselle Privé Coromandel Sculpted Gold Flying Birds

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A collection of five models, each depicting a different scene, these watches combine the heritage of the Chanel maison with traditional gold relief engraving. Sculpted gold birds literally spread their wings as if ready to fly, thanks to hidden trembler springs pivoting the wings. Cases in beige gold with snow-set brilliant cut diamonds complete the timepieces.

4.Replica Chopard Precious Chopard

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As intricate as a snowflake, this timepiece is formed of a latticework of pear-shaped, tapered baguette-cut, marquise-cut, and brilliant-cut diamonds, while the floral motif at its core is covered with snow-set diamonds and then surrounded by more baguette-cut stones. Clearly meant for aficionados of this precious hardstone, it comes with matching earrings, necklaces, and rings completing the parure.

5.Replica Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 7021/1G-001

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Fully frosted with brilliant-cut diamonds, this ladies’ Nautilus takes sporty luxe to the next level. Using what Patek Philippe calls the gridless technique, which is similar to snow-setting, the stones are individually cut and adjusted so that every nook and cranny is perfectly paved — except the caseback, but we doubt you’ll mind that very much because through the sapphire crystal, you’ll see the beautifully finished Calibre 324.

6.Replica Vacheron Constantin Heures Créatives Heure Audacieuse

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Every watch has a buckle, but only this buckle has a watch. Inspired by a historical watch from the 70s’ that has a belt motif, this luxurious timepiece shows off an audacious style embodied by the women of that era. Completely avant-garde, it’s va-va-voom design bridges modernity with classicism. The buckle motif serves as the case and comes with a black varnished dial while the hardware is fashioned of white gold and carpeted with snow-set brilliant-cut diamonds.

7.Replica Van Cleef & Arpels Sweet Charms Pavé Watch

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This is going to be the lucky charm to end all lucky charms. We’re talking about the tassel on this timepiece, which is generously formed of brilliant and baguette-cut diamonds. It swivels freely and playfully around the case, which is set fully with more brilliant and baguette diamonds. Snow-set diamonds on its dial and buckle complete the dazzling architecture of precious stones.

Investment Of Ten Antiquated Replica Watches

 We gather the world’s most collectable replica watches which you should expect to own them

Rolex GMT-Master II Replica
Rolex GMT-Master II Replica

Rolex is one of the few watchmakers that is a definite investment proposition. The iconic “Pepsi Cola”, so named for its red and blue bezel, may have been recently revived, but the original – and some might say best – cheap rolex watches GMT is a crown jewel fit for any collection. It’s not the rarest Rolex, however, and prices can vary from below £10,000 to nearing £20,000.

Tudor Oyster Submariner Replica
Tudor Oyster Submariner Replica

Thinking of Tudor as Rolex’s little brother is not entirely inaccurate, but falls a little short of the full picture. The brand was originally conceived as an entry level equivalent to Rolex, but its watches went through precisely the same level of technical development; even its Submariner was created at exactly the same time as Rolex’s now iconic piece. Like their modern equivalent, vintage Tudors replica watches – especially the Submariners – are some of the best value watches you can find. If you discover a 1970s version with original snowflake dial for under £5,000, you’ve done very well.

Panerai Radiomir 3646 Replica
Panerai Radiomir 3646 Replica

This is the granddaddy of all diving watches. The Radiomir hasn’t changed all that much since the 1940s, but that first model, commissioned for the frogmen of the Italian navy, is the panerai imitationholy grail to collectors. With a case and movement made by Rolex, it’s also incredibly rare – £20,000 – £30,000 worth of rare.

Omega Speedmaster 105.012 Replica
Omega Speedmaster 105.012 Replica

There are plenty of rarer, more sought-after versions of Omega’s iconic Speedmaster replica out there, but the model that actually travelled to the moon and back on the wrist of Buzz Aldrin is a very safe investment – at worst, there’s a hell of a story behind it. A running one in need of some love will likely set you back somewhere in the region of £3,000.

Replica Heuer Carrera 2447
Replica Heuer Carrera 2447

Having celebrated its 50th birthday last year, we were reminded just how big an impact the original replica Carerra had on watchmaking. Along with the Rolex Daytona, it laid the blueprints of the driving watch. Clean, clear and sleek, it has aged exceptionally well. Prices vary, but if you’re after the much coveted panda-dialled Valjoux 72-equipped version you’re looking at around £4,000.

Grand Seiko Replica Self-dater
Grand Seiko Replica Self-dater

Seiko are one of the few watchmakers you’ll never hear anything negative about. They’ve been steadily and quietly making phenomenal watches for a century and, if you can find a 1960s Grand Seiko – arguably the pinnacle of Japanese watchmaking – you won’t be disappointed. There was a model prior to the self-dated, but this is where fake swiss  Grand Seiko‘s now signature look first came in. Plus you won’t find a better watch around the £3,000 mark.

Cartier Tank Normale Replica
Cartier Tank Normale Replica

One of the oldest watches on this list, the Tank has been around since it was allegedly presented to General Pershing in 1917. Whether that was the case or not, it has remained one of the most iconic watches in the world and, if you can get your hands on an early 1920s model, it’s a serious investment piece. Even more recent models are great finds and can cut the £25,000-£30,000 price tag down about half. The ultimate is that 1917 Tank cheap cartier watches Normale, although the later 1960s Tank JC requires a few miracles and plenty of capital to get hold of.

 Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Replica
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Replica

The Reverso is without a doubt the most iconic replica Jaeger-LeCoultre, but the 1960s Polaris is quite possible the grand maison’s most sought-after vintage piece. Far rarer than the basic Memovox, the Polaris’s mechanical alarm is an unusual complication to find on a diving watch but is all the more interesting for it. You can expect to pay somewhere in the region of £10,000 and £25,000 for a good, working version so if you’re on a budget, you may want to opt for the standard Memovox, which is still a brilliant timepiece in its own right.

Replica Audemars Piguet Caliber 2870
Replica Audemars Piguet Caliber 2870

You’d probably expect an early Royal Oak to be here – and it would certainly deserve a place – but Audemars Piguet swiss replica had a life before its seminal timepiece. At the time, this was the thinnest tourbillon ever made and is still pretty high on the list today. It’s also a rather unique looking watch, one that won’t easily be mistaken for anything else. They don’t appear on the market all that often, which is understandable given the nature of tourbillons, but as a guide, the last one at auction achieved £19,300.

Patek Philippe Calatrava Replica
Patek Philippe Calatrava Replica

Being precious and being rare aren’t always the same thing, as Patek’s record-breaking Only Watch showed. The auctioned high-complication achieved a staggering £5.7m by virtue of being a rarity in steel rather than being made of gold and diamonds. The same holds true for vintage replica patek philippe calatrava. They may be on the expensive side – you can expect to pay up to £30,000 for a flawless example from the 1960s and far more for earlier models – but they’re worth the investment.

To Infinity And Beyond: Five Ultimate Adventure Replica Watches

Ian Thorley introduces five replica watches that have gone the distance, from river deep to mountain high, even to the moon and back

Omega Speedmaster replica

A few years before astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon in 1969, two NASA officials went shopping in Houston for replica chronograph watches that could withstand the extremes of temperature in space. Only the Speedmaster passed the rigorous tests and was worn by Aldrin when he stepped onto the surface of the moon. A year later, on Apollo XIII, the Speedmaster excelled itself. After an explosion on the service module damaged the power supply, the crew had to shut down all power circuits and move into the lunar module. Commander James Lovell used his Speedmaster to time the firing of the rockets that ensured safe re-entry to the earth’s atmosphere for the spaceship. The Speedmaster earned the name Moonwatch and its inscription, ‘The first and only watch to be worn on the moon’ is that rarest of things: an advertising truth.

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Panerai Luminor replica

Officine Panerai replica: Luminor Arktos

In 1938, Italian instrument maker Officine Panerai delivered the first ever divers’ fake watch to the Italian Navy, designed for the exclusive use of underwater commandos. Panerai continues to make watches to exacting specifications, such as those of South African adventurer Mike Horn, who undertook a two-year, 12,500 mile non-motorised journey around the Arctic Circle in 2002. Officine Panerai designed a watch, the Luminor Arktos, especially for the expedition. The timepiece features the four points of the compass on a turning bezel that enabled Horn to locate North by the local time on his watch. It is also anti-magnetic, encased in soft iron, and able to withstand temperatures of -70°C. The watch also has a celebrated crown guard and is water resistant to 300m.

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Patek Philippe replica World Time

Patek Philippe replica: World Time

In 1937, before the days of the international jet set, when travel was usually by steam ship, Patek Philippe set out to create a watch that would allow the wearer to know the time in two or more locations. This stunning watch has stood the test of time with production by the company continuing for over 70 years. The cities of the world are displayed around the outer edge of the dial, and by pushing a button at the 10 o’clock position, the wearer can adjust the time to the city of arrival. This action spins the cities on the outer ring to the 12 o’clock position, and the hands on the dial then automatically reset to tell the time in the required destination. So with the replica World Time watch you know where you are, and when.

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Breitling Emergency replica

Breitling Emergency replica

Part digital watch and part survival instrument, the fake Breitling Emergency’s main feature for pilots and explorers is the antenna housed at the base of the watch. If pulled, it emits the international distress frequency. Quentin Smith and Steve Brooks were to find out exactly how useful it would be when their helicopter crash-landed 100 miles from Antarctica. Stranded in a life raft, they faced 35ft-high waves, poor visibility and freezing waters. After several hours, an aircraft flew over and would have missed them but for the distress signal. Smith later said that he felt strangely reassured that as long as the Emergency was emitting its beep-beeps, there was a chance they’d be rescued. Breitling released an updated version – the Emergency II – in 2014, operating on dual frequencies: the original 121.5 MHz homing and rescue frequency, and the 406 MHz frequency intended for satellites.

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Rolex Explorer replica

Rolex Explorer replica

When Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay conquered Mount Everest in 1953, they took the latest replica Rolex Oyster models to a new high – 8,848m to be precise. Rolex was inspired by this unique achievement to develop a commemorative Oyster model, the Explorer, and this began a tradition at Rolex of supporting exploration and the discovery of the unknown. Flying the high-altitude flag today is one of Rolex’s ambassadors, American mountaineer Ed Viesturs, who has climbed 14 of the world’s highest peaks, all over 8,000m, without using supplementary oxygen. Viesturs always starts his descent no later than 2pm because, as he says in his book, ‘getting up is optional, getting down is mandatory’.