In total there are seven new versions of the luxury fake Cartier Tank Française. All of the older styles have now officially been phased out. I sat down to examine both the smaller models (with and without diamonds) as well as the large model. And once I opened the box containing the high end fake watches, I saw that everything looked largely the same – and yet I knew immediately that everything had changed.
The first and most obvious difference was the amount of brushed satin finishing on the bracelet and case, which stood in stark contrast to the polished surfaces of the original. Had the top copy Cartier Tank Française morphed into a Santos derivative? I remembered just how shiny the yellow gold usually looks; all light play and sparkle, perfect for my magpie tendencies. The change was unsettling at first, but the toned down gold did look good. I continued on with my investigation.
The best 1:1 replica Cartier watches had definitely increased in size, a factor I was okay with when it came to the small model (25.7 x 21.2 mm) but mildly upset by it when it came to the medium (32 x 27 mm) and well the large (36.7 x 30.5 mm) was pretty damn large. Turns out I wasn’t hallucinating and each case size has increased by around 2mm.
Then onto my more meticulous examination, with a loupe (yes I used a loupe because that’s just who I am now). There had been major updates to the dial and I had a feeling that this was where the real haters were gonna hate.
The gold aaa quality replica Cartier now feature a champagne dial, while their steel counterparts all feature silver. All of the small models have a sunray finish on the dial, while the medium and large steel models use a satin finish. The numerals are now also applied on the dial instead of printed. The smaller models looked busier and maybe less legible as a result but I quite liked the idea that numerals were sort of melting into the background on the steel model. It certainly made the watch seem more jewelry-like to me.
Although I have come across quite a bit of shady commentary about the new endlinks (including the Hodinkee comments section) – it’s now, one large brushed end link as opposed to the previous three links – the new case and bracelet integration provides a much more seamless and ergonomic design. On top of which, the external links on the bracelet are now interlocked, which gives it a weightier look. When I examine the side profile of the watch all of these details do seem to work rather nicely – after all, Cartier fake for sale are the kings of shape.
The recessed crown with the traditional blue cabochon sapphire (set with a brilliant-cut diamond on the fancier copy watches online) seems like one of those details that irks at the outset and just becomes normal with time. I happen to quite like the more streamlined modern profile that comes with this new feature.
All of the models house a quartz movement, except the large size in stainless steel which features an automatic movement with date window: Caliber MC 1853. And while we could take a guess and make generalized assumptions that perhaps most people looking to buy this watch aren’t necessarily interested in it for its mechanical prowess, copy watch lovers like me are left a little disappointed. Sure, it would be costly to upgrade all of these watches to be mechanical. But it would be fun to see some teeny tiny mechanical movements. And if I go even deeper down the rabbit hole of the argument that smaller jewelry-like mass-produced watches with mechanical movements aren’t cost effective for a company like high quality replica Cartier, ergo consumers should be understanding, then I can’t help but think of Lady Datejusts.