Okay, so the Grand Seiko caters to the maximizer in me. It is a technically impressive, feature-rich, and extremely well-finished fake watch. My second entry for the best watches under €5,000 is, in a sense, the polar opposite. It doesn’t justify its price tag in any technical way, but this entry is an absolute icon. Bearing easily one of the top five most important watch designs of all time, this is the perfect replica Cartier Tank Must SolarBeat.
I love how this looks like a classical Tank with round brancards as opposed to the flat brancards of the earlier base model, the Tank Solo. To me, a quartz caliber in a luxury fake Cartier Tank makes perfect sense. The fact that this one now features neatly invisible solar cells in the numerals makes it even cooler.
My pick would be the “large” model, ref. WSTA0059. Measuring in at 33.7mm × 25.5mm × 6.6mm it is far from a large watch. However, I found it to be just right for a classical 1:1 replica Cartier Tank on my 17cm wrist. I actually came within inches of buying one last year. Unfortunately, they weren’t readily available, and the deal ended up falling through. At €3,350, this one isn’t exactly a great value prop. But if you love the aaa quality fake Cartier Tank, it is the gateway into that realm.