Made by GR factory, actually Z Factory also makes this watch, both have the same quality, I can not tell which one is better. GR is a good watch manufacturer, they usually act faster than Z Factory to publish the replicas of some Patek Philippe complications models, and prices are cheaper than Z. I admit that Nautilus and Aquanaut are the best sellers of Patek in our market, but whether the simple Patek Calatrava 5296 or the complication 5205, you always need one in your collection box. I introduced a rose gold 5296 Patek on my blog before, it is from Calatrava series and looks classic, and made by Z Factory. The replica watch I am going to show you today is another Patek Philippe, but with complicated functions and a similar reference, which is 5396, at the beginning, I thought it has some relationship with the Calatrava 5296, but I was wrong. This replica is made by GR factory, besides the rose gold, they also have stainless steel options, I show you this rose gold model because it looks more beautiful especially with the luxury brown alligator leather band.
GR factory has made several complicated Patek replica watches, the previous 5205R Moon Phase I reviewed before is one of such timepieces and also has a good quality. The case is classic Calatrava’s style, it is rose gold tone with perfect polishing, the hour markers and hands on the dial also use the same rose gold tone as the case, no need to say how good the case is manufactured, usually super clone watches from famous factories have good case finish. The back of each lug has little engravings, cheap and even moderate quality replicas usually ignore this important feature. The case is 38.5mm in diameter and has a 12mm thickness, I found an interesting thing, on the TD TrustyTime’s website, it saying 40mm*12mm in this watch’s description, while 38.5mm*12mm for the ZF version, a professional website made such a mistake. And if you browse on this website, you will find some other mistakes, for example, some Rolex replicas made with 316L stainless steel, but they saying 904L stainless steel in the description.
The functions are impressive, they are real and can be adjusted through the crown and buttons on the case. The moon phase indicator has sandblasting finish like genuine watch, the moon phase also rotate one circle per month, the same as genuine, it can be adjusted through the button on the case at 5 o’clock. I am a bit surprised that this replica uses a monthly moon phase indicator. The week and month are displayed in separate window at 12 o’clock, and they can be adjusted by the button at 10 o’clock and 3 o’clock. Because of its crystal back, we can appreciate the beautiful machinery with correct engravings on the plates and auto rotor, actually both Z Factory and GR Factory use Miyota 9015 as a base movement in this replica.
For such type of watches with complications, I like the golden model more, the band is actually made with calf leather but with embossed crocodile print, if you need more high-end genuine aligator leather band, it can be custom made in our market, price is good.