Founded in 1998 in Geneva, Emile Chouriet Ice Cliff watch replica (named after a 17th century watchmaker) always pays tribute to its hometown through its watches. Geographically, Geneva lies on the waterfront (Lake Geneva) surrounded by mountain ranges: the Jura on one side and the Alps on the other whose highest peak you can see on clear days.
Ice Cliff may look as hard as a rock but it oozes finesse and detail. Its 40mm steel case makes it ideal for men and women. The bezel bears notches that look like mountainsides and are soft to the touch.
The hour rim sits between the gaps left by each of the dark cliffs. The time is depicted in classic Roman numerals and long baton markers frosted with a snow-white luminescent coating. Eight yellow peaks beneath the markers take the mountain feel of the Ice Cliff to another level. The heart of this mountain range features Alpha-shape hands blending brushed and polished metal, white luminescent coating and dark grey lines to display the hours and minutes whilst an anthracite central seconds hand ticks by. The most striking thing about the Ice Cliff is the silver dial. The wide anthracite chapter ring bearing the white minute track has craggy peaks that look like they’re encroaching on the dial. Mont Blanc itself, peaking at 4809m, is the inspiration behind mens fake Emile Chouriet Ice Cliff watch. The case houses the self-winding EC9316 calibre (on an ETA2824 base) that fuels the time functions, date display and 38-hour power reserve.
The cool Emile Chouriet copy model comes with a steel strap and deployment clasp or “Zulu” black fabric strap.
Price: 1120 CHF (black fabric strap) – 1200 CHF (steel strap)