I always feel a slight frightened walking into the replica Tudor press presentation. However, my expectation levels are enlarged, and I’m always worried that the new range won’t live up to the top standards of the previous year. Besides, as usual, I needn’t have worried, as the replica Tudor’s Basel 2018 collection is STRONG. New dials, movements, complications and collections — Tudor has it all. To begin with, there’s a brand-new line, the 1926, a dressy, everyday option with strong hints of vintage and a decent dash of stones. Speaking of the stones, there’s a new dial for the S&G — a new, molten gold champagne dial that really amps up the factor of the already showy Black Bay.
But it’s the Black Bay Fifty-Eight where things really start getting funning. Ostensibly a smaller, 39mm Black Bay; for me the real charm of this cheap replica watch lies in the slimmer profile, giving it a totally different (and really good) on the wrist feel.
All these new additions are pretty great on their own, but the one that has everyone talking is the Black Bay GMT. And it’s obvious to see why. Powered by a new movement, this replica rolex GMT is integrated, meaning you can jump the important hour hand in one-hour increments, without impacting the timekeeping. It also looks the business, with that old-school blue and red Pepsi bezel (the colors are identical to the red and blue Black Bays BTW), and it’s provided on the now very familiar, traditional steel, leather and fabric choices. The price is very reasonable, which is affordable to almost everyone.