X Factory 1:1 Super Replica Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer 01 Full Ceramic Watch

When it comes to replica Tag Heuer watches, they can generally be categorized into two groups. The first group consists of replicas crafted by the X Factory, while the second group comprises what we commonly refer to as “Yuandan” replicas. These “Yuandan” replicas are distinguished by their utilization of original Swiss movements. In a previous post, I introduced “Yuandan” Tag Heuer watches, which have garnered significant interest due to their exceptional craftsmanship. It’s worth noting that even popular models like the Aquaracer, previously manufactured by the V6 factory, now have “Yuandan” versions featuring Swiss movements.

In recent years, with the closure of the V6 factory, there has been a noticeable scarcity of new super replica Tag Heuer watches entering the market. Today, I’ve decided to review one of the Tag Carrera replica watches produced before, which was crafted by the X Factory in 2020. This particular timepiece stands out as a testament to X Factory’s exceptional craftsmanship, showcasing their meticulous attention to detail.

Despite the relative obscurity surrounding X Factory‘s background, it’s important to note that it operates as a branch of the VS company, akin to how PPF functions as the branch of the ZF company. Essentially, the replica watch market is predominantly overseen by two major watch companies: VS and ZF.

The ceramic Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer 01 replica by XF boasts a striking full matte black appearance. Crafted from authentic ceramic material, both the case and bracelet exude a premium feel. The skeleton dial further enhances the watch’s uniqueness, adding to its overall appeal as a remarkable replica closely resembling the genuine timepiece. However, it’s worth noting that the watch is notably heavy in weight.

The case of this ceramic Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer 01 replica by XF measures 43mm in diameter and 17mm in thickness. The matte finish on both the case and bracelet adds a touch of elegance, imparting a delicate feel to the timepiece. Each edge of the case is meticulously processed, resulting in a smooth surface devoid of any metal cutting burrs. Upon closer inspection, the lugs seamlessly integrate with the case, while the bezel is precisely pushed down into the case using advanced machining techniques. Notably, the two buttons positioned at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock serve practical functions, allowing users to control the chronograph feature with ease.

The dial of this 1:1 replica Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer 01 features a predominantly silver and gray color scheme, offering high readability and easy access to the time thanks to its skeleton design and prominent hour markers. The skeletonized design allows for glimpses of movement parts visible through the front dial, including the date wheel positioned between 3 o’clock and 4 o’clock, showcasing the current date in a window. Additionally, the smaller subdial at 9 o’clock functions as a display for small seconds, while the two larger subdials at 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock serve to display the hour and minute chronograph respectively.

While the dial of the replica may have some deviations when compared to the genuine watch, particularly due to the complexities of cloning the skeleton structure, it still offers a compelling aesthetic and functional appeal.

Incidentally, the thickness of the case is attributed to the additional plates that X Factory has incorporated based on a Chinese chronograph movement. While the accuracy of this clone movement is generally acceptable, it’s advisable to refrain from frequent use of the chronograph function. The Asia 7750 movement utilized in this replica is known to be somewhat fragile, so exercising caution in its operation can help ensure its longevity and reliability.