When the commercialisation of Formula 1 began in the ’70s, fake watch brands were among the first (along with iconic cigarette labels) to sponsor both teams and drivers, and now the two go hand in hand. But beyond today’s highest-bidder-wins partnerships, the chemistry between racing cars and perfect replica watches is legit. Both are handmade with thousands of tiny pieces working together to form mind-blowing creations, and both are inherently functional objects showered in innovation and next-level design.
Fake Breitling Navitimer ‘Jim Clark’
Before drivers had multi-million-pound endorsement deals, they wore luxury super clone watches they had a genuine interest in and owned personally. British legend Jim Clark favoured a Breitling Navitimer, so much so that the ref. 806 version, with black dial and white sub-registers, is known by collectors as the ‘Jim Clark’. Traditionally a pilot’s watch, Clark was known to wear his while behind the wheel, making this one of the coolest 1:1 replica TAG Heuer F1 watches UK in history.
Replica Omega Speedmaster Racing 1996 Schumacher
Although more associated with the Moon, there is no mistaking the blood-red Rosso Corsa shade of this aaa quality replica Omega Speedmaster’s dial. Contrasted with Ferrari yellow hands, a certain Michael Schumacher launched this watch in 1996 after becoming an ambassador for Swiss movement fake Omega and singing for Ferrari in the same year. It came with a chequered flag-style minute track, an F1 tyre-inspired box with the legend’s signature, and the kudos of preceding the German’s unprecedented success that was to follow in the early 2000s.