If you’re looking for a new men’s replica watch, the sheer volume of brands out there can be overwhelming. So which ones actually matter? GQ’s 2021 Watch Guide has identified just over 100 that are worth your attention: from small British outfits such as Vertex and Marloe to Swiss powerhouses such as Rolex, Omega and TAG Heuer.
For each dial name, we’ve selected our favourite model from the current line-up. Across this edit you’ll find dive watches, dress watches, field watches, chronographs, GMTs – whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to encounter a worthy recommendation.
Head down to Redchurch Street in London’s Shoreditch and you might detect the inspiration behind the giant mural you’ll see on one of the buildings. Breitling copy recently commissioned the British street artist Pref to paint the 16-foot abstract image, which is based on the design of a 1960s Top Time chronograph dial that resembled Zorro’s mask.
Watch of the collection: Younger buyers are also the target market for aaa quality replica Breitling Professional Endurance Pro range of lightweight, ultra-accurate, quartz-powered models that are being touted as “the ultimate athleisure watch”. You can choose from five different colours of dial detailing, each with a matching rubber strap. The launch of the watch coincided with that of the Breitling Endurance Pro Challenge with Strava, an online triathlon in which competitors could win a Breitling Colnago C64 bike, Endurance Pro watches and Breitling cycling jerseys. £2,450.
The world’s innumerable Rolex fans, investors and bloggers were left in a state of shock when the cancellation of 2020’s watch shows meant there might be nothing for them to obsess over for the rest of the year. But then July came and the web was awash with news that a date had been announced on which new luxury fake Rolex models would, indeed, be revealed. The suspense lasted for almost two months, until the mighty Crown pulled the wraps off the new Oyster Perpetual, Sky-Dweller, Datejust and Submariner.
Watch of the collection: The new Submariner is the one that caused greatest excitement, with its 41mm case size and all-new movement. For us, however, the WOTC is the new yellow dial copy Rolex Oyster Perpetual (pictured), which is available in an array of zinging, brightly coloured dials. These hark right back to the so-called “Stella” dials used by the maker during the 1970s. We favour the screaming yellow 36mm variant. £4,450