A singular event overshadowed all else for the horologically observant among us—and that event was a photocall for a new Michael Mann film held in Venice. Slated for release on Christmas, Ferrari stars Adam Driver as Enzo Ferrari, founder of the automotive dynasty, and Patrick Dempsey as Piero Taruffi, an Italian Formula One driver during the 1950s. While Mann and Driver each sported cool timepieces (see below), it was McDreamy’s gold AAA replica TAG Heuer chronograph that stole the show.
The reference 1158CHN is a solid-gold 1:1 fake TAG Heuer Carrera, Heuer’s beloved racing chronograph that debuted in 1963. Housed in a tonneau-shaped case, this particular reference is powered by the brand’s Calibre 12 automatic movement—a variant of one of the world’s first automatic chrono movements—and debuted several years later in 1970. Representing the high end of the Carrera collection, it was the model’s designer and company scion Jack Heuer’s favorite timepiece. The perfect replica TAG Heuer is a smart choice for Dempsey because of a sweet tie-in with Ferrari: this reference was given to Heuer ambassadors and the Italian carmaker’s drivers between 1971 and 1978.
With its champagne dial, black chronograph totalizers, and solid gold case, the 1158CHN is simply a baller watch—but it wasn’t the only gold chronograph that Dempsey wore while promoting his new film. On the red carpet, he paired his tux with another model from the same maker, a cheap super clone TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche RS 2.7 Limited Edition. Debuting last year, this solid-gold watch celebrates 50 years of the Porsche RS 2.7…which is most decidedly not a Ferrari. But it is a killer, automotive-themed chrono from TAG Heuer replica for sale, whose long association with the Ferrari team in the 1970s is part of horological lore.
Measuring 42mm and housed in the brand’s modern Swiss movement replica TAG Heuer Carrera case with mushroom pushers and Calibre Heuer 02 automatic movement, it’s one of two limited-edition pieces (the other being a stainless steel variant) honoring what is arguably one of the coolest 911s to ever roll off the assembly line at Stuttgart. A racing version of the TAG Heuer Carrera fake online, the RS 2.7 is a variant of the 911S produced in approximately 1,500 examples, the first 500 of which are extra lightweight, $1M+ cars.
All this to say: If you’re looking to spot some A-list wristwear, the red carpet debut of a Ferrari-themed movie—starring a real-life racecar driver who’s sponsored by a company that makes racing best quality fake watches—is clearly the place to do it.