A shaped luxury fake watches also presents hurdles in the form of aesthetics. Round watches are obviously easier to design since it’s less troublesome to get their proportions right. Square, tonneau, and other such shapes, in contrast, demand a keener eye and a defter touch. How does one keep the hands on a rectangular watch legible at six and 12 o’clock, while ensuring that they don’t look out of place at three and nine o’clock, when they are aligned to the dial’s shortest axis? How would an elongated watch sit comfortably on the wrist? How do the indices fit on the dial?
The last major challenge for shaped top quality Cartier replica watches lies in its very production. Machining the case of one requires considerably more planning and potentially more material wastage, for instance, and this extends to other components like the sapphire crystal, which may need complex curves to fit its case. Elsewhere, screws of different lengths may be needed at different spots on the case back, which further complicates the assembly process.
A look at the various shaped timepieces that Cartier fake with gold bracelet has created, however, is a reminder that it is all worth it. Some, like the different iterations of the Tank, are variations on a theme. Others like the Drive de Cartier are wholly original, and well on their way to become icons themselves.