Do you know TP factory? Maybe most of you guys will say no. Yes, you all know some famous factories like Noob, BP, J12, V6, etc. About TP factory, you have no idea. But it is a very old factory established by an experienced watch maker in 2000. This factory has been specilizing in manufacturing good quality vintage Rolex and Panerai replica watches, now they turn to make some other Swiss brands replicas. You know, TP factory has made some good vintage replica Rolex and PAMs, such as Paul Newman Daytona, Steve McQueen Explorer, Egiziano PAM 341, Mare Nostrum PAM 300, etc. These vintage watches made by TP are very popular, and the quality is good, I do believe that other brand replicas made by them will be as good as their vintage watches. Now, let’s begin the story of this Bell Ross, it is a nicely replicated BR with working GMT, I mean the GMT is working the same as genuine.
It is a real GMT watch, you can see the bezel is engraved with 24 hours in black, the triangle mark at 12 is in orange color, which echoes with the orange GMT hand on dial. Square case is measured to be 42mm*42mm, it is a little bigger for my wrist, but I do love its classic square appearance. On case back, there are engravings of model number, type for usage and other details, somebody may doubt the water resistance because it is with square case, but I have to say the water resistance sealed technology has been improved greatly in replica watch world, you do not need to worry about that. What you really need to consider is the accuracy of a replica watch and its stability. But with a genuine Swiss ETA 2836-2 movement, the replica will offer you the most accurate and stable timing.
I love the blue dial most, big 3, 6, 9 and 12 Arabic hour markers help you recognize the time immediately. All silver hour markers are three dimensional, there is luminous material applied on hour, minute hand gmt hand, which has a triangle tip in orange. The lettering “GMT” is also in orange color. The replica also has date function, the round date window is positioned at 4:30, white date font in black background. Not too much things can be talked on the dial, it is very simple.
The band is my favorite style except the Panerai ASSO strap. It is black leather band, while the front side of the leather is like brushed finishing, I like this feel, it is more beautiful than those leather bands with polished bright face. The band is wide like the case, it has a big Bell Ross logo embossed on the leather. The leather band feels very soft to wear, not hard, and because made of genuine calf skin, it is durable.
At last, one thing I have to claim here is every watch reviewed on my blog is 1:1 replica, I do not deal with cheap ones.