These days, watches can easily become too fussy and over-designed. Whether it’s an unnecessarily complicated, unwieldy aesthetic or a misjudgment about innovation, sometimes a replica watch just needs to be a watch. Tudor 41 black bay is a case in point. This is a timer, the first and most important thing is to tell time, be honest and clear. There is not much decoration, not much design, just a clean and simple design, a beautiful blue dial, solid construction quality, and almost bulletproof movement. It’s the perfect model, and late last year, our fearless editor Felix Scholz had the good fortune to make it himself.
Now, you may be surprised to learn that not everyone wants a watch bedecked with bezels, chronographs, and other functionality to complicate the equation. Some people are just after a nice watch that tells the time, simple as that.
The Tudor Black Bay 41 is a watch you should definitely look into if that’s something that resonates with you. Introduced several years ago as a 36mm case with a black dial, the collection has since grown to include 32 and 41mm versions, and most recently blue dial options. Today we’re looking at the BB 41, with a blue dial.
Before we get to the major talking point — the new dial — it’s worth recapping the numerous charms of the 41. While the case strongly references the ‘other’ Black Bays — those tall, straight sides, the ‘big’ crown, and proud, beveled lugs — the most obvious difference is the bezel. Gone is the tool-like unidirectional dive bezel of the diver, the 24-hour scale of the GMT, or the tachymeter of the Chrono. Instead, there’s a fixed bezel in polished steel. On paper, it’s a minor change, but one that radically alters the look and feels of the watch. It’s still utilitarian but in a very unassuming, everyday way. It’s a watch that will comfortably fly under the radar in most environments – personally, I think this is a very good thing.
Don’t make the mistake of being understated and understated equals dull. The dial of this watch proves that it is not at all. Decked out with the same bold pattern of highly luminous dot-and-dash hour makers, together with those snowflake-tipped hour and seconds hands, the dial has that bold Black Bay look. But for me, it’s the dial color and texture that seals the deal. Blue dials are hardly anything new, but the way replica Rolex has treated this one is wonderful. First, it’s a very interesting blue: rich and deep, but not navy — for me, it is cobalt, with occasional flashes of dark blue in the light. Speaking of light, the end of the dial does add to its charm. It’s a shiny dial, meaning it’s full of vibrant, reflected, and refracted light.
The blue-dialed Tudor Black Bay 41 is a well-designed, well-made fake watch that is happy to make a name for itself on its merits. Its job is simple — it tells the time and only the time. It is a work watch that has achieved an unperturbed, largely restrained style.
The Rolex Deepsea is by far the largest watch in the Rolex collection. While I don’t like bulky watches, this one is one of my favorite Rolex watches. But it’s heavy! If you haven’t worn a watch that’s too big before, this can be a little awkward until your wrist gets used to the weight. After a while, the watch will feel the perfect size and weight on your wrist
One of the main differences between an authentic replica Rolex watch and my Rolex Deepsea is the gradient dial. 2018 edition genuine Deepsea watch has beautiful blue to black gradient dial, while my watch has a black dial without any gradient. The word “DEEPSEA” is properly positioned and has the right green color font. Another problem is the date display. The number is just not centered and aligned a bit to the left of the center of the date window.
The bezel of this Deepsea watch looks like it’s made from ceramic, but the markings are not as deep and “crisp” as on Rolex. I was relieved to get my watch with this kind of bezel. I was very afraid to get one with a simple aluminum ring bezel – this would be a dead giveaway.
The case is a bulky 44 mm in diameter and also very thick. This Rolex replica watch features a helium escape valve at a 9 o’clock position on the side of the case and the winding crown with a rubber o-ring. The shop where I bought it warned me not to take this diving watch with me. Their warranty does not include water stains, so swimming is out of the question.
The Oysterlock clasp was copied to perfection from the outside, however, there is no micro-adjustment system. If one would like to shorten the band length, the only way to do it is to unscrew the screws and move one or two links off.
Rolex Deepsea comes with Perpetual Calibre 3235. Fake Rolex states that patented Chronergy escapement and Parachrom hairspring features of this mechanism make the watch resistant to magnetism and mechanical shocks. My watch moves automatically, but there are no signs on it, so it’s impossible to tell where it was made or who made it. But, hey, the watch is fairly accurate, the second-hand sweeps smoothly, and I really don’t care if it’s Swiss, Japanese, or Chinese.
If rarity is the name of your game in Geneva auction season, I suggest you take a look in this direction. In the last few years, everyone and their capable brothers have put a replica Rolex Daytona on their wrists, and for good reason. It is an outstanding design with similarly epic history, despite its incredible predecessor. What the concept seems to have become better known is that the Pre-Daytonas had begun to rise, but those watches were still “ordinary” compared with the Rolex reference watches that were toothed into stopwatches.
Production of Ref. 2508 can be categorized into two separate generations. Many people will mistakenly tell you that these generations are classified according to the size of the box, with the early examples being 37mm and the later examples 35mm. Although the second-generation examples were not produced in a larger context, smaller case examples also appeared in the first generation. With that in mind, the easiest way to determine the age of a watch is to focus on the timepiece, since the first generation of watches will have oval timepieces instead of the square ones on later models.
Applying this rule to the watch in question, you can identify it as a small example of the first generation. What sets it apart from many other items sold at auction in recent years is its black lacquered dial. In recent years, such watches have been few and far between. While the watch’s iconic design and pop-culture significance are worthy of praise, the relatively inexpensive replica watch is of excellent quality and reasonable price.
The first ceramic watch ring submarine appeared in 2009 when the steel and gold Rolex was launched. The fake watch combines classic and modern dive watch designs and has become a highly sought-after dive watch in both retail and used Rolex markets. Other metal changes to the ceramic-framed submarine will follow. However, none is as interesting as the case of the Rolex submarine double tone.
The Rolex Submariner was introduced to the market in the early 1950s and was the first model in the brand’s catalog to offer water resistance up to 100 meters. This depth rating would finally be raised to up to 300 meters, where it remains for the fashionable versions of the Submariner that are sold today. Other notable upgrades made to the line over the past six decades include improved materials, longer-lasting lume, higher-beat Caliber 3135 perpetual movements, tougher scratch-resistant sapphire crystals, and unidirectional rotating timing bezels.
The Submariner was first offered in stainless steel, then in yellow gold. The first two-tone Submariner wasn’t launched until 1984, with the reference 16803. This take on Rolex’s famous professional diver introduced the line to a brand new level of collectors who sought a gold Rolex replica but didn’t have the budget for an all-gold timepiece. Fast forward to 2009 with the launch of this article’s featured ref. 116613, a totally redesigned dive watch with an upgraded bracelet and case, a redesigned bezel fitted with a ceramic insert, and a larger display on the dial.
The latest generation of the Submariner is made with what avid collectors refer to as the “Super Case.” Despite its name, the case maintains a standard 40mm diameter but can credit its larger appearance on the wrist to the addition of a bigger crown guard and thicker lugs. A new “Maxi” dial with bigger luminous plots and the ceramic bezel also add to the overall larger stance of the case on the wrist.
The bracelet is soft enough to grip the wrist well, while reliably grabbing the thickest diving suit thanks to a creative glider extension system. This feature allows the wearer to quickly adjust the length of the bracelet to fit the sleeve of any diving suit.
The submarine is the pinnacle of modern Replica Rolex diving watches designed with high tempo movement, a modern feature set, and added depth rating. Its two-tone finish is likely to appeal to most collectors, as it mixes stainless steel with 18-carat gold. If you want to buy a modern dining table, then reproduction is definitely a good choice.
There are many reasons to fall in love with the Rolex oyster permanent watch. Whether you’re drawn to the beginning of a long and fruitful life of prestige or the company’s modern designs for classic oyster watches, its practical design has stood the test of time. Considered the bread and butter to the Genevan-based manufacturer’s long line of technically-focused and incredibly robust timepieces – the Oyster Perpetual is halfway between gorgeous and sporty, thus making it the amazing everyday watch that appears good on the wrist whether paired with a professional business suit or a polo shirt.
The hermetically sealed case of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual enabled Rolex founder, Hans Wilsdorf to realize his dream of making a wristwatch that was just as indispensable and just as reliable as a pocket watch. To many watch connoisseurs, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual cannot be mentioned without it sparking enthusiasm for its revolutionary patented case system, featuring 100-meters of water resistance. But many facts make the legacy of the Oyster Perpetual watch all the more fascinating.
The story of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual fake watch began in 1926 when the company changed the history of traditional watch manufacturing, reinventing the codes of Swiss timekeeping forever. The Oyster case was formulated by Rolex’s technical team of experts and engineers, who desired to create a robust and hardy housing for one of their mechanical movements.
The fluting was used to screw the bezel onto the middle case with a particular tool exclusive to Rolex, and even though the design of the replica watch has changed and no longer requires fluting to completely secure the bezel onto the case, the beauty and appeal of the fluted bezel design endure.
Even though the replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual marked an important moment in the history of modern watchmaking, the term “Oyster Perpetual” often appears in several other Rolex watch models like the Submariner, GMT-Master, and Daytona. In Rolex terminology, “Oyster” refers to the fact that the winding crown and case back screw down for water resistance, and the term “Perpetual” means that the movement is self-winding.
Heralding a new era of convenience and full functionality, Wilsdorf believed the Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch had to go above and beyond the realms of traditional Swiss watch manufacturing to get noticed and offer the wearer something more desirable in a timepiece. The self-winding mechanism features an oscillating weight that winds the mainspring as it rotates the whole day – without the wearer ever having to unscrew the crown. This unique system was a true work of art and ingenuity by Rolex, rotating 360 degrees with the natural movements of the wearer’s wrist to generate its power.
Apart from its reliable and water-resistant qualities, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch offers a clear and exact time display, an example on which Rolex would build their astounding reputation in the years that followed. 1945 marked the year that the Rolex Datejust was born – the first-ever self-winding chronometer wristwatch to feature a date display on its dial; and 1956, witnessed the arrival of a new flagship watch: The Rolex Day-Date President. While the Datejust adds a date complication, and the Day-Date adds a day and a date complication, both watches share the same main design DNA as the original Rolex Oyster Perpetual.
Other fake Rolex watch collections are built upon the core design of the classic Oyster Perpetual watch to create purpose-built timepieces, specifically designed for certain sports or environments. The replica Rolex Submariner adds a rotating timing bezel and increases the water resistance to allow it to be used for scuba diving, while the Daytona features a tachymeter bezel and a chronograph complication which enables users to use it to measure elapsed time, or gauge speed and distance.
A series of other technological advancements have accompanied the Oyster Perpetual’s particular design over the years, consisting of the company’s first movement to feature their patented Blue Parachrom hairspring, which Rolex claims is ten times more resistant to shocks than traditional hairsprings.
One of the joys of getting into vintage Rolex collectible games is discovering all sorts of design details. Many details can be found on the dial of the Rolex watch. Today, we talk about the origins of the Rolex sigma dial and what it means for the value of an old Rolex watch.
In the 1970s, a large number of Swiss watchmakers who were part of the L’Association pour la Promotion Industrielle de l’Or or APIOR formed an official initiative to highlight the use of gold on watches.
Similar to how the “Chronometer” designation was controlled and guaranteed by Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres to denote optimal timekeeping precision, PRIOR wanted to formalize how watchmakers signified the use of precious gold in watches – particularly important on steel watches since stainless steel and white gold are similar in color.
The symbol decided was the Greek letter Sigma: σ. According to a US Patent Office Registration Certificate the σ mark “certifies that the goods are of Swiss origin and contain solid gold up to a certain standard as established by the Swiss statutory requirements concerning the control of the use of gold and meet standards and quality established by the applicant.” It also indicates that the mark was “First used February 25, 1970; in commerce on or about Mar. 1, 1970.”
The Sigma mark could be decorated on the dial, bracelet, or case back of watches to signify the presence of gold. Some well-known replica watch brands that used the PRIOR Sigma mark included Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, IWC, and of course, amazing Rolex.
Sigma dials can be seen on fake Rolex watches dating from the early 1970s until the latter part of the decade; What’s more, Rolex Sigma dials have two σ marks surrounding the “T SWISS T” signature just under the 6 o’clock marker on the dial. So, Rolex Sigma dials denote that the hand-applied indexes and hands are craft from 18k gold. Rolex Sigma dials are more often found on stainless steel models, however, there are some examples of the Sigma dial on two-tone and yellow gold Rolex models as well.
A stainless steel Patek Philippe Nautilus sells for almost as much as a solid gold Rolex, but it’s on sale for much longer. The Federation of the Swiss watch industry is the main industry association of the Swiss watch industry, headquartered in Bienne, is a private non-profit organization. The FH noted that the Swiss fake watch association has been closely monitoring Swiss watch exports, which fell 10.7 % in June alone, “the first significant decline this year.”However, overall export values improved, suggesting that more expensive watches were most popular with consumers.
Although they have been in production for several years now, dealers still have waiting lists of several years. Luxury replica watch firms may in fact take heart at this – legacy pieces of a higher value that are more costly to make, and therefore command a higher price are also more representative of the image that most brands want to portray. Having more of such pieces in demand may create a halo effect, and finally, lead to an uplift across their entire product range.
Nevertheless, when you take a view of another type of fake Rolex watches, the opposite of this value proposition seems to be the real fact. We are talking about the Apple Watch – which, while not comparable to high-end mechanical watches in many respects, nonetheless stands for the largest challenge to most Swiss watch manufacturers – at least the ones who do not enjoy Rolex’s unassailable status in the marketplace.
Although it is a little expensive and released not too long ago, the new fake Batman GMT-Master II already has a multi-year waitlist.
Apple’s experience making a foray into the luxury market did not turn out rather well. In a new interview with Bloomberg, Apple’s chief operating officer Jeff Williams, who co-created the Apple Watch, tells us that sales of the much-vaunted 18-karat gold luxury version of the smart-watch significantly bombed.
It may have simply been far too ambitious with prices ranging from $10,000 to $17,000. However, we suppose it clearly demonstrates that the finest Swiss timepiece manufacturers have little to fear from the Apple Watch. As we’ve thought all along, it is far more likely that a man of taste and means will acquire an Apple Watch as a complement to – instead of a replacement for – his amazing replica Rolex.
As most of you may already know, Rolex has launched a new stainless steel GMT-Master II watch at Basel world in 2020. Fans’ favorite GMT-Master II batman, named after its black and blue ceramic bezel, has been fitted with a new caliber and a new Jubilee bracelet.
While the launch of the GMT-Master II ref. 126710BLNR is big news, more newsworthy (and perhaps not well-known) is the imminent demise of a specific model of Rolex’s famous pilot series. Read on to see which GMT-Master II Rolex replica watches are about to be removed from the current catalog.
Rolex first introduced its ceramic bezel in 2005, which was mounted on the yellow gold GMT-Master II ref. 116718. It used to be an all-black bezel, because, at the time, Rolex admitted that a two-tone ceramic bezel would be hard to produce (though that changed with the introduction of the blue/black ceramic bezel several years later). The all-black Cerachrom bezel later appeared on the stainless steel GMT-Master II ref. 116710LN.
So it’s surprising that Rolex no longer produces a monochrome black bezel (LN) in the GMT-Master II series, which has been in the catalog since the early 1970s. To date, all GMT-Master II bezels are available in two shades: blue and red (BLRO), blue and black (BLNR), brown and black (CHNR).
Take a closer look at the current Rolex GMT-Master II series and you’ll see two missing models: yellow Rolex GMT-Master II and two-tone yellow gold and stainless steel GMT-Master ref. 116713.
As a result, Rolex has completely stopped producing any yellow gold GMT-Master II (currently). It’s the first time fake Rolex hasn’t produced a gold version of the GMT Master since the early 1950s.
At present, the only precious metal version of GMT Master II produced by Rolex is the GMT Master ref. 126719BLNR of the platinum edition, the GMT Master ref. 126715CHNR of Everose gold edition and the GMT Master ref. 126711CHNR of two-tone Everose gold and steel edition.
Why Did Rolex Drop The All-Black Bezel and The Yellow Gold GMT-Master II?
Rolex is a notoriously secretive brand, and we’re not sure why it did it, but we have some theories.
One theory is that this is to differentiate the GMT-Master II series from the Submariner series. At first glance, a gold Submariner looks very similar to a gold GMT-Master II, given their similar size, dial layout, black ceramic bezel, and metal bracelet. (also for gold and stainless steel models in two tones). So it’s easy to distinguish between the two popular fake r Rolex sports watches, with gold available only in the Submariner and Everose gold in the GMT-Master II.
When discussing replica watches, it is almost impossible not to mention Rolex Daytona. Rolex’s flagship timepiece has been the cornerstone of the luxury watch world since the early 1960s; In recent years, however, the Cosmograph Daytona has become an absolute record-breaker.
Not only does the Daytona have the distinction of being the most expensive Rolex watch, but the Rolex Daytona (Paul Newman’s very own ‘Paul Newman’) is the most expensive watch ever, selling for a staggering $17.8 million at an auction in October 2017.
Before the Daytona watch made its debut in the early 1960s, Rolex had been making chronograph timepieces for decades. But what eventually became synonymous with the replica Rolex chronograph was the Cosmograph Daytona, which now represents one of the most valuable, sought-after watches in the world.
Today, Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is a veritable legend in the watch industry, often ranks among the most sought-after watches of the moment. Yet Rolex’s top-of-the-line chronograph wasn’t always coveted or collectible. In contrast, the history and evolution of the Rolex Daytona (especially in its early days) has consisted of only a few small, incremental improvements resulting in multiple variations.
For the history of the iconic fake Rolex chronometer and the complete evolution of the Rolex Daytona, please visit our homepage and be sure to watch the accompanying video, where we quickly introduce the history of the Cosmograph Daytona, from its first debut during the early 1960s, all the way through the arrival of its patented movement and ceramic bezel.
At Baselworld 2019, the big news from Rolex was that, the brand new 18k white gold Yacht-Master 42 ref. 226659 with a bigger 42mm case size was released, which is the first time the Yacht-Master collection over the 40mm size mark. However, there are also several sub-40 mm Yacht-Master models made by Rolex. Today let’s conclude how many Rolex Yacht-Master sizes are total there are.
At present, Rolex has three sizes of the Yacht-Master, including the new Yacht-Master 42 we mentioned above, the Yacht-Master 40, and the Yacht-Master 37. While the largest model is exclusively offered in white gold, the other two sizes are made in Everose, two-tone Everose, and stainless steel, and two-tone platinum and stainless steel separately.
What should mention is that the Yacht-Master is the only Rolex collection that offers a functional bezel on a case that’s smaller than 40mm. For someone who has smaller wrists hunting for Rolex sports, replica watches the Yacht-Master 37 (a size first introduced in 2015) is a wonderful choice.
In early 1992, Rolex first announced the Yacht-Master collection with the yellow gold Yacht-Master ref. 16628, which sported a 40mm case size. Two years later in 1994, two more sizes were unveiled by Rolex: the mid-size Yacht-Master ref. 68628 with a 35mm case and the ladies Yacht-Master ref. 69628 with a 29mm case. Rolex offered these three different sizes within the Yacht-Master collection from then on until 2015.
In 1999, Rolex released the Rolesium edition of the Yacht-Master. For those who may not know, “Rolesium” is Rolex-speak for marrying platinum and steel on one watch, which is a combination still available in the Yacht-Master collection currently.
Eventually, the Rolesor (Rolex’s term for gold and steel watches) versions of the Yacht-Master introduced two models in yellow gold and stainless steel in 2005. This particular metal configuration is not produced by Rolex any longer, the Everose gold and stainless steel Rolesor watches have been the replacement. Rolex finally dropped the 29mm and the 35mm sizes of the Yacht-Master and kept the 40mm size as well.
In brief, there are five available different sizes of the replica Rolex Yacht-Master collection if the discontinued sizes are included: 42mm, 40mm, 37mm, 35mm, and 29mm. Additionally, if we include the Yacht-Master II model (fairly speaking, which is a completely different watch despite the shared name) with its massive 44mm case, that’s six sizes totally. No other Rolex Professional collection can offer such an assortment of sizes as Yacht-Master.