Most luxury fake watches are given nicknames by collectors for various playful reasons. From copy Breitling to Panerai and, of course, Rolex, here are some of our favourites as well as the stories behind them.
The iconic stainless steel case fake Breitling 765 AVI collection isn’t just for pilots, even though it was initially designed as an aviators’ watch. The 765 AVI comes with a display that acts as a 15-minute countdown function. Why? Well, before taking flights pilots are required to make 15 minutes-worth of checks. Dubbed “Lucy Digital” by quick-witted collectors, this nickname refers to a 3.2-million-year-old fossilised human ancestor, which scientists named “Lucy”.
It was discovered in Ethiopia’s Afar region back in 1974.
But be careful: before sharing this newly-acquired high quality Breitling fake watch trivia you should know that “Lucy Digital” only refers to the very first 765 AVI model, which is pictured above. Unveiled in 1953, two decades before good-old “Lucy” was even unearthed, the 765 AVI’s informal title comes from the idea that this reference is the origin of copy Breitling’s numerous 765 AVI watches. And trust us, there’s been a lot.