Best the nice replica watches to look forward to in 2016

Best replica watches to look forward to in 2016
Best replica watches to look forward to in 2016

To hear watch without the word smart in front of it will soon be indicative of a heirloom description. Even luxury watch brands have embraced replica watches with some exciting announcements having already been made this year and more set to come.

In 2015, we saw Apple finally take the plunge into the replica watches market, Pebble hit us with not one but three new replica watches in one year alone, and LG dive even further into the pool with yet another smarter offering. So what else do we have to look forward to? Well, there are still a couple of weeks left of 2015, followed by all of 2016 and there are plenty of devices left to keep an eye out for.

It seems 2015 was the year of intelligent wrist adornment and chances are, 2016 will continue the trend, so here are all the best replica watches to look forward to before the end of 2015 and in 2016. We have included devices that have been announced but are not yet available to buy, as well as a few rumoured timepieces for good measure.

Breitling B55 Connected
Breitling B55 Connected

The Breitling B55 Connected is a replica watches of sorts that is targeted at pilots, some of the company’s main clientele, and it connects to an Android or iOS app on your device via Bluetooth.

The app will enable you to change time zones and therefore alter the digital display and analogue hands on the watch, as well as set alarms and sync to your phone. It won’t track your steps or display your messages, but flights can be timed using the buttons and the app will back up the data collected by the watch to allow for sharing and logging.

Pricing and availability for the Breitling B55 Connected have yet to be shared but we will keep you updated when we learn more.

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Gucci and will.i.am smartband
Gucci and will.i.am smartband

Gucci and will.i.am collaborated to announce a fashion smartband at Baselworld 2015, which has been in the making since 2011. The smartband is a standalone device, like will.i.am’s Puls that was announced a few months before and the Gucci offering appears to be a fashionable version of it.

It is 3G enabled, voice controlled and it will come with a front-facing camera, along with a heart rate monitor, temperature sensor and GPS. Battery life wasn’t mentioned but if it follows the same path as the Puls, it might be built into the strap.

The Gucci will.i.am smartband will be able to make and receive calls, texts and emails, as well as store music, maps, calendars and track your activity. No pricing or release date information has been provided yet but we will update this feature when we know more.

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Bulgari Diagono Magnesium
Bulgari Diagono Magnesium

The Bulgari Diagono Magnesium concept was revealed at Baselworld 2015 and it is claimed to be a luxury timepiece “completely opposite” from other “so-called” connected watches. The company says it is 100 per cent Swiss and NFC-enabled.

The Diagono Magnesium was described as a self-winding, mechanical replica watches that apparently works with a protected electronic passport called Luxury Wrist Vault. The passport app is said to have a range of possibilities including making payments, logging in securely to a digital community, opening doors and starting your car engine.

Pricing, specs and a release date have yet to be detailed so whether we will see it this year or not is still to be confirmed.

6 New Luxury Replica Watches For Men

gettyimages-492904238Luxury timepieces tell the time, and they do so with great accuracy—but telling the time is almost secondary in importance. Ultra-high-end Replica Watches tell a story. They may serve as a signifier of the stature and taste of the wearer. They often represent a heritage watchmaker, perhaps even one that invented now-common watch functions, with past clientele made up of royalty.

Which helps explain why the Apple Watch, so far, hasn’t had a big impact on the high-end watch market, according to consultancy Bain & Co. “Men especially have precious few things to indicate who they are. Traditional Swiss Replica Watches are one of the few and very powerful ways of designating your status,” says Ariel Adams, editor of aBlogtoWatch and author of The World’s Most Expensive Replica Watches. Looking for a wrist-worn status symbol of your very own? Here are six current horological investments.

patek-philippe-grand-complications-5271p-00121. Patek Philippe Grand Complications 5271P-001
Timepieces by Swiss watchmaker Patek Philippe & Co. have set numerous worldwide price records at auction. This Grand Complications model is made of platinum and has an alligator strap. The black lacquered clock face features a baguette diamond marking 12 o’clock and 58 baguette diamonds around the bezel. This manually wound watch, which is water-resistant to 30 meters and has a perpetual calendar with moon phases and a smaller dial showing the seconds, retails for $280,000. “It’s a super-nice traditional watch in a modern size,” Adams says. Take traditional refinement and add diamonds. What you get is not for everyone. The addition of those diamonds also raises the price $100,000 over similar versions like the 5270.

glashc3bctte-original-senator-cosmopolite12. Glashütte Original Senator Cosmopolite
German watchmaker Glashütte Original manufactures classic-style Replica Watches with its own movements, and the company boasts 10 proprietary movement innovations. The Senator Cosmopolite is designed for the convenience of the world traveler. The main dial showcases the local time, and there’s a subdial for the time at home, as well as a time zone corrector, a time zone display, and the local date. “This is an amazing travel watch,” says Adams. But then again, your mobile phone probably has these same functions, so you should love how this watch looks. Hand-finished and featuring an alligator strap, this watch retails for $43,500 in rose gold or $43,300 in white gold.

audemars-piguet13. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication
The Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet has supplied the movements for timepieces by Tiffany & Co., Cartier, and Bulgari. With the brand’s Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication, the complex interior machinery can be observed from both the front and the back of the timepiece, including a rotor that can be custom-engraved. The look is contemporary and sporty, in an 18-karat pink-gold case with a smoked-sapphire dial, pink-gold hour markings, and a white rubber strap with an 18-karat gold buckle. It’s self-winding, and as a grand complication timepiece, it features chimes, a perpetual moon-phase calendar, and a stopwatch. “You have a very historic brand,” Adams adds. All this for $740,000.

breguet-tradition-7047-copy4. Breguet Tradition 7047
The luxury-watch manufacturer Breguet was founded in Paris in 1775 and counts Marie Antoinette and Queen Victoria among its early patrons. Now based in Switzerland, the company’s House of Breguet’s Tradition 7047 (about $245,000) features an off-center, engraved dial. This grand complication “combines some very interesting technology: fusee tourbillon, which Breguet himself invented,” Adams says. This platinum timepiece has a constant-force mechanism (a centuries-old invention) to ensure accuracy. The Tradition 7047, Adams says, combines “two very cool complications, and does it in a way that’s reminiscent of the original Breguet pocket Replica Watches.”

hublot-big-bang15. Hublot Big Bang Perpetual Calendar
Swiss watchmaker Hublot (named for its products’ shape, using the French word for “porthole”) has issued timepieces with unusual themes, like lines inspired by Ferraris, the bold colors of Pop Art, and Depeche Mode album covers. The chronograph is part of Hublot’s ever-popular Big Bang collection, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Priced at around $67,000 in titanium and about $85,000 in “king gold,” it features a stopwatch, perpetual calendar, and moon-phase display.

Adams says the watch is “an interesting marriage” of the traditional with the contemporary, “a very modern design and the aesthetics of the Big Bang.”

pas11_c16. Bovet Amadeo Fleurier Virtuoso VII Retrograde Perpetual Calendar
Swiss watchmaker Bovet Fleurier is known for its 19th-century manufacture of pocket Replica Watches for the Chinese aristocracy. This convertible number goes from a wristwatch to a pocket watch to a table clock. A Salon 2016 novelty preview, the watch comes in rose gold or white gold. It has an alligator strap with an 18-karat gold ardillon buckle, and a chain comes in gold or rhodium-plated silver. Both sides of this watch display the time, presenting a simple and a more detailed view on a skeletonized, hand–engraved dial that includes the perpetual calendar, which is said to be precise for 400 years before it will need an adjustment.

The white-gold version is $82,800, or $92,000 with a diamond-studded bezel. The brand’s history with China is still evident today in details like those diamonds. According to Adams, there’s still a really big focus on appealing to Asia: “So you have a type of watch that is focusing on Eastern tastes in case design and dial design but is functionally Swiss.”

A version of this article appears in the November 1, 2015 issue of Fortune with the headline “Haute Horlogerie.”

An earlier version of this story didn’t specify that Breguet is now based in Switzerland. The company was founded in France in 1775 but all watches are now made in Switzerland. The story was updated to make that clear.