We’ve nearly all experienced that heart-stopping moment of diving head-first into the pool or sea on holiday, only to discover you’ve forgotten to remove your watch in the excitement and hence ruined it. This summer, let Vogue guide you to the replica watches – in all senses – that can withstand a dip in the pool and won’t be a holiday casualty. From sapphire to silicone, steel to gold, these replica watches can go the distance.
Rolex created the waterproof watch in 1926 and their modern Oyster Perpetual Milgauss model in steel and scratch-resistant green sapphire can withstand depths of 100m.
The Base Tide fuses retro design with modern colours and can survive up to 100m underwater. A stainless steel case and band surround the LCD dial.
Available in steel, yellow or rose gold, Cartier’s Panthère can withstand depths of 30m – fine for the swimming pool but take it off for dives.
Water-resistant up to 100m and with a velvet strap and diamonds for added flair, the Hublot Big Bang Italia Independent is a fake watche that can withstand some skinny dipping.
Kronaby’s Carat smart-watch is water-resistant to 10m but it can also serve as a remote shutter for your camera and step tracker.
The light blue SkinCiel is crafted from silicone and features an ultra-slim face, water-resistant to 30m.
Chaumet Class One replica watch comes equipped with a steel case, unidirectional rotating bezel, white rubber strap and is water resistant to 100 meters.
The vibrant Gucci Dive is water-resistant up to 200m and features a rubber strap and dial for added protection against water. Pick from yellow, green or red.
Crafted from high tech black ceramic and steel, Chanel’s J12-XS features 32 diamonds on the face and 116 on the bracelet for the most glamorous replica watch to be able to withstand 30m of water.