Hands

Before getting too excited about getting your hands on the replica of your dream watch there is a more important set of hands you should consider. These are the hands of a watch, the big hands which circle along the main dial, but also the small hands that measure the most complicated functions of a finely crafted time piece. Buying a clone which has incorrectly imitated hands may be one of the worst mistakes you could make. These are obviously on the face of the watch, the first thing you see when you are reading the time. Each time you see the incorrectly replicated hands you will be remembered that you are wearing an inferior knock-off, and who knows who else sees the exact same thing when looking at your watch.

There is no doubt about this; The Hublot King Power Ayrton Senna is one of the most complex dial I have seen so far. Its color scheme, patterns and complications are superb and extremely innovative.  Still, all these tend to look a little bit crowded and for someone that is not familiar with the watch the differences and flaws in replicating the original design may not be that obvious. But let’s not forget that the world is populated with watch enthusiasts and you never know when a connoisseur will want to give it a closer look.

Authentic

Authentic

In the below photos you will see the original Hublot Ayrton Senna and a replica of it, the focus is kept on the hour hand. You will notice that the authentic one has a distinctive pattern with a grayish rough look. Also the yellow arrow in the middle is formed from straight lines and has a pointy tip, without any rounded corners. When comparing it to the replica we start noticing some differences. The first one is the pattern which is nonexistent. The imitation is made from a plain polished stainless steel Next, the yellow arrow is anything else, but an arrow. The arrow head is rounded and has nothing to do with the shape and looks of the original one.

Fake

Fake

Finding the perfect replica is all about details, details that matter greatly. Turn every knockoff upside down again and again until you confirm that it has everything it takes to be considered an accurate imitation of the original watch.