Switzerland-based, American Industrial designer Ini Archibong’s best replica watches journey began in his early 20s with a Valjoux 7750-powered Sector chronograph. It’s a simple enough watch, but the fact that the famous movement could also be found in more expensive Swiss made AAA fake watches was a point of pride for Archibong. A fitting start for the multi-hyphenate industrial designer, whose varied work in several fields often blends form, function, technology, and storytelling.
Around the same time, Archibong’s older brother started collecting. An industrial design student at the time, Ini noticed a Panerai catalog on his brother’s table, and from a design standpoint, found Panerai to be perfect. “I started going with him to boutiques and going on my own, and I asked him to send me Wempe catalogs. That was the beginning of my obsession.” The obsession only grew, and Archibong even designed a Panerai in his final year of school. Nobody’s seen it, he says, but the 3D model is probably on a hard drive somewhere. (Panerai, if you see this, maybe you wanna snatch this up?)
Studying for his Masters in Design and Luxury Craftsmanship at École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL) provided the opportunity to get closer to the Swiss 1:1 replica watches industry, both geographically and professionally. A cast aluminum table mirror for Vacheron Constantin was followed by designing a new watch, the Galop, for Hermès.
The now-38-year-old Archibong’s luxury copy watches collection has grown over the past few years, which he attributes to a mix of professional success (his work was recently acquired by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and his Pavilion of the African Diaspora won best design at the 2021 London Design Biennale) and his deep roots in Neuchâtel and Geneva, in the heart of the Swiss perfect replica watches industry. He’s forged relationships in the industry, including with watchmakers, local boutiques, and retailers.
Archibong’s tastes are specific, as you’d expect from a designer. “There are certain parameters for the top wholesale fake watches I collect,” Archibong says “Simplicity, clarity, directness. I love moonphases and all of that stuff, but I don’t need to know the phase of the moon.” Here he walks us through the watches that meet his criteria.
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The online cheap fake Rolex GMT-Master II is a hot watch, no doubt about it. But rather than opt for the more obvious choices of the Pepsi or the Batman, Archibong went with the two-tone ceramic GMT. “Anyone who knows me knows that for no particular reason, I go left when everybody’s going right.” Archibong was in love with the full Everose model, but in the end, the versatility of the Rolesor won out. Choosing versatile best replica watches – in this case, two-tone rather than full rose gold – is a recurring theme in Ini’s watch collecting.
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“When you’re an industrial designer, you start to really look at things, dismantling them in your brain,” Archibong says. “When you look at a Panerai, it appears so simple, but in order for it to appear so simple there is so much that has to go into it.” For Archibong, it’s the way Panerai nails the proportional relationship between the dial, sapphire crystal and case that makes it stand out against other well-designed high quality super clone watches.
The subtle difference between the textured cream-colored dial and the luminous lower level of the sandwich takes the simplicity and minimalism of the PAM 1075 Destro to new levels. The UK replica Panerai watches site also has versatility going for it, which fits right in with Archibong’s philosophy of watch collecting. He tends to place it on a rubber camo strap for summer but loves to change it up, something that other Panerai fans can surely relate to. And as Archibong said, he goes left when others go right. With this Destro Panerai, literally.