Besides some new watches, Longines released its first ever annual calendar watch in the form of the new Longines Master Collection Annual Calendar watch as well. The Master Collection houses some of Longines’ most traditional and complicated fake watches. Therefore, it should be natural that the Master Collection Annual Calendar is somewhat understated in its aesthetics. It comes in a 40mm wide stainless steel case with short and curved lugs. The entire case is polished for a dressier appearance. The crown at 3 o’clock has no crown protectors, so it is simple to reach and operate. Water resistance is only 30m, which isn’t ideal but is suitable for a watch of its type. 
The Master Collection Annual Calendar comes in four variants. You can get it with a black stamped ‘barleycorn’ dial with Roman numerals or a blue dial with a sunray finish with 12 stick hour indices. There are also two silver options, both with stamped ‘barleycorn’ finishes but one with large Arabic numerals and the other has diamond hour indices. The model that we got to handle is the silver dial version with Arabic numerals and it comes with a brown alligator leather strap with a triple-folding clasp.
Due to the large Arabic hour numerals in black, this version is arguably the most striking. The use of large black Arabic hour numerals also means that the watch is very easy to read. This is aided by the elegant blued steel hour, minute, and seconds hands, which provide a brilliant contrast to the silver dial with ‘barleycorn’ decoration. The watch also has a wide chapter ring around the dial featuring a minute track that has every fifth minute marked, the Longines logo at 12 o’clock, and a simple line of text that reads ‘Annual Calendar’ at 6 o’clock.
You have two apertures for the month and date at 3 o’clock. Different from some other annual calendar watches, there’s no day indication. For those not familiar with the annual calendar, it is a complication invented by Patek Philippe in 1996 and it enables the watch to differentiate between months with 30 and 31 days and automatically compensate for it. This means watch owners need not adjust the replica watches for months with 30 days. However, it still needs user intervention when transitioning from February to March, therefore the name annual calendar – it requires the user to adjust the calendar just once every year.
The annual calendar indications on this watch are understated, and I would not be surprised if most onlookers mistaken it for a simple day and date complication. My only gripe is that in placing the annual calendar indications at 3 o’clock, the ‘3’ for the hour marker is slightly cut at the edges. The black dial version with Roman numerals suffers from this too.
The movement of this replica watch within is the new Longines Caliber L897.2, which is a heavily modified version of the ETA 2892 with an added annual calendar complication module. On the surface, it looks just like any other dressy watch with a day-date complication, but look closer still and you’ll find that that the two apertures where one would normally expect to find the day-date indications are actually for something much more complex – an annual calendar.

Replica Watch Madness 2018 has officially unveiled recently. This year we took thirty-two watches, put them in head-to-head matchups and they will face off until there is an ultimate winner for three weeks. So, what’s going on with the winning watch?
For Matt, his ultimate winner was the replica OMEGA Speedmaster Racing watch. Its nostalgic feel traces back to the early days of the Speedmaster, before it ever went to the moon. This fake watch is a fan favorite and absolutely a strong contender to win it all.
Cameron is a man stood firmly behind his product, and his final pick was the Weiss Watch Company American Field Dial. This one may be a bit of a Cinderella story, but we like its chances. The Weiss is American-made is a modern beauty.
Our buddies over at Airows believe in doing life to the fullest. They are into cars, travel, design, gear, and adventure. There is no doubt that they are also seriously into popular replica watches. You can check out all their picks for the initial round of thirty-two together with their reasoning. Some of their options may surprise you. Who do they think will take it all? The replica Tudor is no longer just Rolex’s little brother. The Black Bay may be a sleeper pick, but it has serious legs.
Jay at Red Clay Soul is the quintessential southern sportsman, and his blog is full of products and places suitable for any gentleman below the Mason-Dixon. He celebrates the outdoors, good craftsmanship, and all things Americana. Recently he commemorated the birth of his son with a Tudor Black Bay. Therefore, we figured that would certainly be his ultimate pick in this year’s bracket. However, he surprised us.
This year’s list of replica watches for sale are varied to say the least. There is a few something for everybody on this bracket and we are eager to see which watch will be the last one standing when it’s all over. Then, is there any idea of your picks?