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Introducing Perfect UK Sale Fake IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Big Date Bucherer BLUE

A little over two years ago, MONOCHROME covered the Portugieser Chronograph Classic Bucherer BLUE – a red gold model with a blue dial, but other than that, an identical base design of IWC Schaffhausen’s Ref. 3904 made in 2013. Fast-forward to last year and we reviewed the good quality replica IWC Portugieser Chronograph Bucherer BLUE, another collaborative effort between the Swiss watchmaker and the world’s largest watch retailer. To mark its fourth anniversary with the aviation watch specialist, Bucherer launches a timepiece that draws from IWC’s Big Pilot’s Watch collection for the very first time. Of course, it also features Bucherer’s signature blue colour on its dial. The IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Big Date Bucherer BLUE, limited to just 100 pieces worldwide, is also the first partnership edition to feature a big date complication on its dial.

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This new fake IWC Big Pilot’s Watch should certainly appeal to collectors of Bucherer’s BLUE lifestyle collection (which has celebrated partnering with some of the world’s most prestigious watch brands since 2016), but also fans of IWC’s classically styled pilot’s watches. The first IWC Big Pilot’s watch was a direct descendant of the 1940 B-Uhr model powered by an original pocket watch movement, thus where its understandably large case derived from. The Big Pilot’s Watch was specifically designed to survive the difficult conditions of a jet fighter’s cockpit and needed to withstand temperature and pressure alterations as well as magnetic fields. The watch met these demands with features like a soft-iron inner cage and a front glass secured against displacement by a drop in air pressure – two features still present in the new IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Big Date Bucherer BLUE.

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Based on the design of the “150 Years” and “Mission Accomplished” editions of the IWC Big Pilot’s Big Date models, the new Bucherer BLUE watch features a 46.2mm steel case and is powered by the hand-wound 59235 calibre, offering an 8-day power reserve. This power reserve can be kept track of via a special sub-dial located on the back of the watch. The round sapphire glass signature window combines the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the movement with an 8-day power reserve scale located off-centre on a caseback engraved with the “Bucherer BLUE” lettering.

The watch’s black dial commemorates Bucherer’s signature blue colour in its minutes scale, its small seconds sub-counter at 6 o’clock, the Swiss movement fake IWC lettering at 3 o’clock, a big date complication at 12 o’clock, a set of Arabic numerals and the central hour and minute hands. The latter two have also been coated with Super-LumiNova to assist with timekeeping in the dark.

Best Rolex Sues La Californienne Over Altered Watches UK Sale

This summer, JCK’s Amy Elliott wrote that La Californienne’s “reimagined” Cartier and Rolex watches will either “thrill or horrify” you.

Put Rolex in the category of “not a fan.”

In a complaint filed Nov. 15 in California federal court, the Swiss watch giant dubbed the Los Angeles company’s candy-colored creations nothing but “counterfeits” that infringe on its registered trademarks.

It’s an unusual case that potentially threatens the business model of La Californienne, which is built on “restoring vintage timepieces and reimagining them in bold color.”

According to La Californienne’s terms and conditions, this reimagining involves giving the used watch a new crystal, bezel, and leather strap, and repainting its watch dial.

In its complaint, Rolex Watch U.S.A. argued that swapping out the watch parts means the new timepieces no longer “attain the aesthetic” of the original, and voids its two-year service warranty, as Swiss made fake Rolex can no longer assure those watches’ “quality and performance.”

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It charged that in two watches it examined—one of which was taken to a Rolex service center—the bezel was “not properly fitted to the watch.”

Further, the complaint contends that La Californienne “uses the Rolex Registered Trademarks to advertise and promote their watches in a manner which is likely to cause consumer confusion…and to deceive consumers into believing that the Defendants’ products and services are in some way authorized, sanctioned, or affiliated with Rolex, when they are not.”

The suit charges counterfeiting, trademark dilution, among other counts, and seeks an injunction against the company selling “infringing” products.

La Californienne tells JCK it is “aware” of the suit and disagrees with Rolex’s claims.

“We have engaged counsel, who specialize in this area of the law, to represent us, and they have advised us not to discuss the litigation, as it is ongoing,” says its statement. “Nevertheless, we stand behind our product and believe we will reach a favorable resolution.”

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The Fashion Law, which first reported on this case, noted that this suit is potentially more interesting than the standard trademark battle, since Rolex’s claim revolves around its particular definition of a counterfeit—which, it says, encompasses any Rolex timepiece that includes non-Rolex parts

“As distinct from nearly every other product on the market, which can be altered freely by its owner without losing its status as an authentic good, the same is not true for perfect replica Rolex watches, at least not according to Rolex,” The Fashion Law wrote.

It’s also noteworthy since La Californienne’s creations seem to have a following. They are sold by Gwyneth Paltrow’s company, Goop, and high-end L.A. store Maxfield, and have been covered in The Los Angeles Times and Vogue.

According to the Times, the business began when Courtney Ormond, a Los Angeles commercial stylist, received a Cartier tank watch as an anniversary gift from her husband, Leszek Garwacki.

“He chose a Cartier Tank because he thought it was the most standard-issue watch to get—a classic that would last,” she told the newspaper. “But the reason why he loved it was the same reason I grew tired of it.

“I started looking into buying a more interesting leather band, but there were no options for women’s watches. It struck us that we could design our own leather band with hand-painted stripes to brighten up the watch and make it unique. We then decided to refinish the dial. What resulted was our first watch.”

The two are now partners in the business, which Garwacki told The Los Angeles Times focuses on watches “we loved and admired.” It now finds itself facing a legal battle with a brand that has not returned its affection.