Fake Cartier Ballon Bleu, 36mm Steel ($6,350)
For the sake of this exercise let’s assume my student loan is paid, my eggs retrieved and in a freezer, and my bathroom remodeled. Then I’d go for a perfect replica Cartier Ballon Bleu 36mm in steel.
I’m 14 months into my watch journey, haven’t bought anything yet (excluding my $7 Savers steal), and this watch is the one I’ve spent the most time with outside of the office. And by most time, I mean a 30-minute appointment at the UK luxury fake Cartier boutique on 5th Avenue with my former situationship because he’s into watches and he suggested I try it on.
Walking in, I thought I was a 1:1 copy Cartier Pantheré girl. I was wrong. Turns out I want mechanical, round, metal, timeless. I also appreciate that crown guard and how it disrupts the flown from the 2 to the 4 indices with a subtly chaotic 3 o’clock index. Anyone who knows me knows I’m into subtle chaos.
Replica Cartier Tank Must SolarBeat ($2,395)
Before I joined the team, I knew relatively little about – okay, nothing about – the super clone watch world. However, I did know a thing or two about video editing. And as part of my job application, I was tasked with creating my own version of this A Week On The Wrist video. I will never forget the excitement I felt when I passed the test and earned a spot among some of the most passionate and enthusiastic people I’ve ever met.
So, the AAA replica Cartier Tank Must (particularly the small model because I’ve got a tiny wrist) would be my choice. It might not cost the whole $10k, but to me, it’s worth much more in sentimental value.