The choice of “chicken head” or “phoenix tail” when buying a watch has long been a topic that players are keen to discuss. “Chicken head” embodies the pinnacle of a brand’s watchmaking strength with its excellent design and excellent technology, but the high price has also discouraged many players. After all, there are higher-end brands to choose from at the same price. . At this time, many watch lovers who are sensitive to price will choose the basic entry model. After all, “Fengwei” can step into the threshold of high-end luxury brands with the least budget and enjoy the same watch buying experience and quality assurance service. It is also a good choice. . Today, let us summarize the data on the official websites of major brands to see how much money is needed to buy the “phoenix tail” of high luxury brands. It should be noted that the product models and prices in this article are currently on sale, and only mechanical men’s watches with a diameter of 36 mm or more are listed. For quartz movements, limited editions, discontinued models, or public prices, there is no reference to the premium. Products are out of the discussion. Let’s take a look. If you want to step into the threshold of these luxury brands, at least how much budget you need to prepare to “get on the bus”.
Replica Patek Philippe CALATRAVA 5196R
We might as well start with the “watch king” Replica Patek Philippe. Because the AQUANAUT “grenade” is too popular, although the public price of 5167A is lower than 5196R, the public price obviously has little reference value in the face of the high premium. For ordinary players, the easiest product to start with is the 5196R. It belongs to the CALATRAVA series, it has clean lines, is regarded as a round watch classic, and one of the outstanding representatives of Patek Philippe style. Extremely elegant, timeless, understated perfection, CALATRAVA is the love of generations of watch lovers.
The diameter of the 5196R is 37 mm, the case is made of 18K rose gold, and the dial is an elegant small three-pin shape, which is very classic and durable. This watch is equipped with a Patek Philippe 215 PS manual winding mechanical movement. The thickness of the movement is only 2.55 mm and has a 44-hour power reserve. The Patek Philippe mark is engraved on the top, reflecting the luxury from the “watch king”. Thanks to the ultra-thin movement technology, the overall thickness of the watch is only 7.68 mm. The current price of the 5196R is RMB 191,800.
Replica Audemars Piguet CODE 11.59
As in the case of Replica Patek Philippe, although the Royal Oak 15400ST has the lowest public price among the brand’s current products, the public price has no reference significance in the face of the high premium, so CODE 11.59 has become the easiest series to “get on the car”. Launched in 2019, this collection is in the same vein as the classic round watch, introducing contemporary design elements, highlighting the watch’s multiple geometric structures and many exquisite details, which are eye-catching.
The model 15210BC.OO.A321CR.01 combines the circle and the octagon with an ingenious shape. The modern, double-curved, anti-reflective sapphire crystal creates a unique optical experience. The lacquered dial, with precious metal applied hour-markers and hands, contributes to the depth and sophistication that make this collection particularly eye-catching. The CODE 11.59 basic junior needle model has a variety of colors to choose from, and they are priced at RMB 225,000.
Summary: Excluding premium styles, the entry-level products of these luxury brands are currently priced at 70,000 to 200,000 yuan. With the least budget, you can experience the shopping experience and high-quality services of top brands, which is also a good choice for many people. . So the question is, will you buy these entry-level models in order to be able to “get on” a luxury brand?