Z Factory, commonly known as ZF, stands as a prominent entity in our market, particularly renowned for its extensive history in watch manufacturing. Amidst the closure of several longstanding factories like Noob, V6, VS, and JF, ZF has emerged as the largest watch manufacturer in our market. Surprisingly, during the 2021 raids, ZF experienced minimal impact, a piece of positive news for enthusiasts like us. This resilience ensures that we can still access top-notch replicas of coveted timepieces such as IWC, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15400, and 15500 from ZF.
However, post the raid, there has been a notable scarcity in the availability of certain ZF-made watches. For instance, models like the Royal Oak Extra-thin 15202 and Patek Philippe Nautilus Moon Phase 5712 are consistently out of stock. Regrettably, even placing an order directly with ZF entails a prolonged waiting period for these specific models.
Concerning the Replica Patek Philippe Moon Phase 5712, ZF employed a rather unconventional strategy by bundling it with their Submariner watches. This meant that prospective buyers were required to purchase one of their Submariners to acquire the Patek 5712—a practice that seemed somewhat absurd. Speculation suggests that ZF may have faced challenges in selling their Submariner watches individually, possibly leading them to bundle them with the Patek Philippe 5712. Surprisingly, this marketing tactic did not result in a reduction of prices. Consequently, the sales performance of their Submariner watches remained suboptimal despite the unique bundling approach.
As we approach the conclusion of 2021 and anticipate the arrival of the new year, a pattern observed in previous years involved a surge in raids during this period. Many factories, in response to the heightened risk of raids, traditionally opted to shut down temporarily to avoid any potential legal actions. It is expected that a similar scenario may unfold in the near future.
Presenting today is a replica Hublot watch from ZF, marking what seems to be their initial venture into crafting Hublot replicas. Historically, leading Hublot replica watches were exclusively produced by the V6 factory. The featured Hublot watch belongs to the Big Bang Unico product line. Interestingly, Hublot Unico may not be widely favored among watch enthusiasts, prompting questions about ZF’s decision to invest significantly in creating this particular model. From my perspective, it would make more sense for ZF to channel their resources into producing the finest replicas of fundamental Big Bang models, which are currently in higher demand.
As for the Hublot Unico, its skeletonized dial presents a distinctive challenge. Replicating the intricate dial of a genuine Hublot Unico is a formidable task, and I harbor doubts about ZF’s ability to achieve an accurate replica in this regard.
In addition, it’s worth noting that the Hublot watch in question boasts substantial dimensions, with a diameter of 44mm and a thickness of up to 17mm. The sheer size and robustness make it a challenging timepiece for many individuals to manage comfortably. The dial, characterized by intricate skeleton artwork, serves as a focal point and contributes to the appeal of this sizable watch. However, it is also this skeletonized feature that accentuates the vulnerabilities of the Hublot Unico.
With a price tag exceeding 600 USD, this replica Hublot is positioned in a relatively higher price range. In comparison to earlier versions produced by other factories, ZF has made notable updates to the movement. This enhancement brings the timepiece closer in resemblance to the authentic 1280 Hublot in-house movement.