Geneva-based boutique high-end replica watch maker AkriviA debuted their first non-tourbillon replica watch at Baseworld 2017, the AK-06. The AkriviA AK-06 Replica might not have the sexiest name, but the replica watch itself is a lovely testament to our love of individually produced mechanical replica watches. The movement itself is a minor masterpiece, and I think offering a non-tourbillon replica watch is a correct move for the small brand.
The AkriviA AK-06 will use the same 41mm wide (9.9mm thick) case as other AkriviA replica watches - which for the AK-06 can be ordered in steel, titanium, 18k rose gold, or platinum. Given that each replica watch is made one at a time, the case as well as the movement finishing and style can be thoroughly personalized. This is important to mention because when you order a replica watch like this, as a consumer you are almost obligated to make some decisions on how you want it to look. As a real collector's replica watch, it should be further designed to meet the tastes of the owner.
Pretty much everything about the caliber AK-06 movement is designed to be aesthetically appealing as well as functional. The nicely balanced dial view of the movement features a cleverly arranged layout of the major movement parts, while allowing the balance wheel to remain on the back of the replica watch. The dial and case back side of the AK-06 movement is impressive, as well as visually distinct. There is a sort of welcome steampunk vibe to the dial design, which is benefited by the various colors and shapes that all add visual interest. replica watchmaker and AkriviA founder Rexhep Rexhepi really went all out to ensure that his most simple replica watch is also arguably his most beautiful to date. This is also arguably one of the most important and desirable new replica watch movements of 2017.
The AkriviA AK-06's rear is the most traditional looking part of the replica watch, which sets it apart from the dial considerably. AkriviA clearly wanted to emphasize symmetry in the design, which is achieved very nicely overall. A bridge runs through the center of the movement, while the regulation system is just below it and to the right, with a running gear to its left to visually balance things out. Thick Geneva stripes run up and down the movement plate and the hand-finishing is just excellent.