Luxury Fake Longines Record Watches Are Brand’s First COSC-Certified Collection

A brand’s 185th anniversary is no small achievement—let’s just make that clear. At Baselworld 2017, Longines marked this occasion by announcing a new collection of simple, Calatrava-styled timepieces known as the cheap replica Longines Record watches. Aside from offering buyers a choice from four sizes and an assortment of dial options, these watches incorporate a few technical touches to assist with accurate timekeeping. Of considerable note here is the fact that this is the first collection of watches from Longines that have been entirely COSC chronometer-certified.

Before we discuss the movement, however, I think it’s important to appreciate the variety offered in the lineup. To appeal to a broad market segment, Longines is offering the Longines Record watches cheap replica in case sizes of 26mm, 30mm, 38.5mm, and 40mm. Other options include diamond-set cases on two of the women’s sizes, leather strap or steel bracelet options, and a variety of dial choices like mother-of-pearl, blue sunray, matte white, black lacquer, and more. All of the watches provide 30m of water-resistance and feature blued steel or rhodium-plated hands depending on the dial option along with an AR-coated sapphire crystal as well as an exhibition case back.

As a Swatch Group brand, the Longines Record watches feature exclusively produced ETA-based movements that have been tuned for COSC-certification. Their simple, time-only displays of are driven by the caliber L592.4 in the women’s models and the caliber L888.4 in the men’s models. Though simple in their nature, best fake Longines UK has also incorporated the use of a crystal-silicon balance spring—a feature that moves these beyond your typical ETA movements. While this isn’t a new development, it’s worth noting that the use of silicon in this capacity helps in the areas of resistance to temperature, shock, and magnetic fields.

Here’s a brief rundown of COSC-certification guidelines if you’re not immediately familiar. After considerable testing, watches must adhere to timekeeping parameters of -4 to +6 seconds of variation per day in a range of positions. While the Longines Record watches prove to be a fine choice for this endeavor, I think it will also be exciting to see where and how Longines will utilize these new COSC-certified movements in future releases. Furthermore, the L592.4 and L888.4 movements deliver 40 and 64 hours of power reserve, respectively, and support a simple date indicator at 3 o’clock for convenience in daily wear.

The Longines Record watches are a clear sign of the brand’s commitment, not just to movement quality, but growth. The fact that there are so many available options is also a big plus and will only help to support more of a universal appeal for a wide range of prospective buyers. As I mentioned previously, I’m hopeful that luxury replica Longines watches online sale will continue to expand upon this and incorporate the movements into future models and maybe even some of my existing favorites like the Longines Heritage Military COSD watch (a COSC COSD?).

All current variants of the Longines Record watches come in stainless steel cases. With such a wide range of size and dial options, I think anyone looking to get in on the first COSC-certified offering from the brand can find something they like with relative ease. Prices are expected to start in the low $2,000s range.

MY WATCH STORY: Sebastian’s Replica Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time (ref. 5524G)

If you like pilot’s watches, you need to head to the nearest airshow immediately. Irrespective of whether your eyeline lifts up to the craft in the air, or stays firmly on wrists, an airshow will give you more of a chance to spot aviation related watches than just about any other place. This setting – Avalon airshow, on the outskirts of Geelong – is where I spotted this dashing cheap replica Patek Philippe 5524G, AKA the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time.

It’s a watch that Felix and I hotly debated when it was released a couple of years ago. To recap, the topline quote was this: “The luxury fake Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time is the watch that’s confusing the most people at Baselworld 2015. While the familiar Patek quality is there, that is pretty much the only thing about this watch people are associating with the name on the dial.” We wondered, not only then, but several times throughout the year, whether it would be worn by real pilots, or by mere earthbound Patek collectors?

This question was answered emphatically by the watch’s owner, Sebastian, who is not only a pilot, but who is authorised to fly in formation – and has done so with the Australian Roulettes on several occasions. Guess that puts that to rest then #pilotsdowearpatek. But the first thing I noticed about his watch was the blue alligator strap…

Why did you change the strap?
It normally comes with a tan leather strap on it, but it does scuff up quite easily, so I changed it to the blue alligator and I put the white gold clasp on it, which is a more traditional Patek clasp. The blue matches the dial and it makes a much more classy watch. It makes it look like a more traditional Patek just by changing the clasp on it. It vastly changes the look of it.

What number Patek was this in your collection?
This was the first Patek that I bought. I’m from an aviation background so I liked the fact that it had a little bit bigger dial than the standard 38, 39mm, it worked well for me. And it got me into the brand. I’ve bought four since then.

What is so addictive about Patek?
The impromptu interviews you end up doing at air shows! No, it’s really about the quality of the workmanship, the weight of it and the company itself, it’s a family-owned company. I’ve been invited by Patek to do four days with them in Geneva and at the factory. It’s a nice family owned company and the quality is extreme. The quality is Patek.

The good thing about the Pateks I own is that most people don’t know what they are. They’re not as recognisable as other brands I own. I mean, watch people know, but you’re the first person today to mention it.

The first person, today?
Yesterday was different, but yes, the first person today!