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, APRIOR 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 caseback of watches to signify the presence of gold. Some well-known replica watch brands that used the APRIOR 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 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 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 produce 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 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 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 olex 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 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 make a conclusion of how many Rolex Yacht-Master sizes in totally 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 a Rolex sports replica watch the Yacht-Master 37 (a size first introduced in 2015) is a wonderful choose.
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 assortment of sizes like Yacht-Master.
The big news for Rolex at Baselworld this year was the new 18k platinum Yacht-Master 42 ref. 226659, which has a larger case size of 42mm. For the first time in the Yacht-Master series, the logo is larger than 40mm; However, Rolex has also produced several Yacht-Master models in 40mm. So, how many Rolex Yacht-Master sizes are there now? Let’s see, shall we?
Rolex currently produces Yacht-Master in three sizes. There are the new Yacht-Master 42, the Yacht-Master 40, and the Yacht-Master 37. While the largest models are exclusively available in platinum, Rolex other two sizes are Everose, two-tone Everose and stainless steel, and two-tone platinum and stainless steel.
It is worth mentioning that the Yacht-Master is the only series that provides functional bezels on the case of below 40mm. The Yacht-Master 37 (a size first introduced in 2015) is a great choice for anyone with a smaller wrist to buy a Rolex replica watch.
Rolex first introduced its Yacht-Master line in 1992 with the 16628, which had a case size of 40mm. Two years later, in 1994, Rolex introduced two other sizes: the midsize Yacht-Master 68628, with a 35mm case; Lady Yacht-Master 69628, case 29mm. From then until 2015, Rolex introduced the three different sizes of watches in the Yacht-Master collection.
In 1999, the Rolesium edition of the Yacht-Master appeared. For those who don’t know, ‘Rolesium’ is a word invented by replica Rolex, which means a combination of platinum and steel on a watch — a combination that’s still usable from a current Yacht-Master collection.
Finally, in 2005, Rolex’s Rolesor came in gold and stainless steel. The special metal structure is no longer made by Rolex, but is replaced by the Everose gold and stainless steel Rolesor watches. Rolex eventually gave up on the 29mm and 35mmYacht-Master and kept the 40mm size
So, in short, if you include the discontinued sizes, the fake Rolex Yacht-Master comes in five different sizes: 42mm, 40mm, 37mm, 35mm and 29mm. If we count the Yacht-Master II (a completely different watch, to be fair, despite its name) and its large 44mm case, it comes in six sizes. No other specialty Rolex series comes close to offering this size classification.
I never thought so much as considered the possibility of a rolex two-tone Sea-Dweller watch, now it’s here and it makes more sense than I might have expected. This new rolex Sea-Dweller remains 43mm wide with a tapered oyster bracelet, but now we have a bevy of gold accents and an updated 3235 movement. If you plan to take some gold to 4,000 feet under the water, believe it or not, this amazing fake Rolex is the best option.
However, I am really not interested in the popular two-tone watches, and few do the look better than Rolex, and the Rolesor Sea-Dweller rocks 18k yellow gold on the markings of the Cerachrom bezel, the bracelet center links, the markers, the crown, and the hands. Even the model designation “Sea-Dweller” is printed in a yellow gold color to lock in the general scheme. I suppose that the fake Sea-Dweller looks great with a bit of gold within the vibe of a two-tone watch. It takes a serious concept – a purpose-built tool watch for hard conditions – and adds a bit of levity.
The TTSD is technically the same as its all-steel predecessor, using Rolex’s modern calibre 3235. This movement gives advanced protection against magnetic interference, a Parachrom hairspring, a Chronergy escapement, and a power reserve of 70 hours. It’s a great example of how Rolex makes progresses that some never hear about or understand but that make the fake watches better in real, tangible ways.
However, the replica rolex Sea-Dweller is no less chunky than the steel version on the wrist, but the gold feels somehow more in line with this model’s completely over-built perspective. Two-tone has long been a perfect model within the Submariner range, so why not a Sea-Dweller to match?
Never buy the item that you are not interested, so I think if you are just looking for a Sub, you buy a Sub. But if you’re open to something a bit more fun, a bit more “why?”, the Sea-Dweller is amazing and this rolex replica two-tone version is a bit more flashy and makes me dream of a day where we find a solid gold Sea-Dweller.
Rolex provides some of the best lady size watches in the market. Having striking looks, they also come with automatic movements, which is not a common practice, since most ladies watch are powered by quartz movements .
Rolex is assumed to have reserved a number of beautiful meteorites, they use them on specific models at times. For example, this two-tone ladies Datejust 179173 comes with the striking meteorite dial, featured by its extraordinary interwoven pattern made by long nickel-iron crystals.
Moreover, to make the replica watch more extravagant, there add ten diamond hour indicator on the dial framed by 18k yellow gold to match the bezel. What make the looks complete is the two-tone Oyster bracelet with yellow gold center links flanked by steel ones.
If you prefer earth-made stones, then this gorgeous watch will meed your demand. The blue hue of this lapis dial looks extremely vivid contrasting against the white materials. There are the stainless steel Oyster case in 36 mm and Jubilee bracelet, the white gold fluted bezel, and white diamond markers on the dial.
As a Datejust 36 model, this is not actually a ladies watch. Rolex officially release the Datejust 36 as a man’s fake watch. But in our opinion, this lapis and diamond Rolex watch would certainly look gorgeous on a woman’s wrist.
Replica Rolex President fake watches for men are named Day-Date, actually ladies’ President watches are Datejust watches that came with the renowned President band. For example, this striking Datejust ref. 79138 crafted in 18k yellow gold from 26 mm Oyster case to fluted bezel to President bracelet.
What makes this yellow gold watch special is the dark black onyx dial without any hour makers. The dial of this fake watch, which houses three center hands and a date window, is a perfect demonstration of when less is more.
Much like the essential of short black dress, this yellow gold ladies President with a black onyx dial will always look gracious and appropriate on.
Rolex offers a large number of women’s watches with a lot of material options, size, and color options. However, those Rolex replica watches with stone dials offer something extremely distinctive.
Today we are going to talk something about the replica Rolex Daytona with yellow gold case and green dial. It gives a completely new definition to perpetual perfection. It is an entire package deal. Elegant, masterfully crafted, exceptionally accurate and eye catching, this amazing model belongs to me now and I eager to share with you my ideas on this wonderful replica watch.
The word “replica” is a real turn off for most of you, but not for me. I have the great example that owning a watch can be as rewarding as having the original one just that you don’t have to break the bank to buy it. Take this Rolex Daytona, for example, it has cost me only hundred a bulk bucks and it looks so nice.
Apart from that, but I am also very impressed with its authentic design, perfect representation of the genuine markings and logos, exact sizes and weight. It is an amazing acquisition and I feel like it was absolutely worth it.
Let’s take a view at what the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona stands for before we get to the actual part where I review my watch. The fake rolex Daytona unveiled in 1963 as a professional racing watch. The best drivers were strong supporters of this model due to its perfect features.
As any other popular timepiece in the world, the Rolex Daytona has known an impressive pallet of variations and improvements- both cosmetically and technically. As it is one of the most representative chronograph sports watches on the planet, it is simple for us to understand why by now the brand has perfected and re-perfected everything about its functionality.
Although the rolex Daytona is one of Rolex’s oldest unchanged models, the brand has succeeded to keep its popularity high by concentrating on valuable metals and stones that boost its prestige and status. It has a beautifully simple brushed finished screw down case back and an easy to operate winding crown that features the correct markings on its end part. And, of course, the sapphire crystal that shines elegantly over the dial and has the small Rolex crown laser etched above the 6 o’clock position. All these similarities are impressive for a watch.
At the inside of this elegant Rolex Cosmograph Daytona there lays hidden a very complex gem, the most curial and particular part of the watch, the in-house Rolex-made caliber 4130 automatic chronograph movement. After all that has been said above I can’t expect anyone to think that my rolex replica is as good as the original one in terms of automatic movement and functionality. I mean, I totally like this knockoff, but I got to be realistic.
As for the bracelet, Rolex is well-known for its Oyster bracelet introduced in the late 1930s that is basically a very cozy, narrowing three-link bracelet with brushed outer links and polished centers. It goes without saying, it looks like a million bucks in 18 ct yellow gold, but why should it cost a fortune? My fake Daytona watch has the same particularly comfortable and robust metal band with wide flat three piece links made from full solid stainless steel triple wrapped in 18 ct yellow gold.
Let’s draw a conclusion, the model with green dial and yellow gold case is a rarity among all the brands. Rolex doesn’t make that many yellow gold Daytona’s and the fact that it opt such a special color for the dial reconfirms its importance. It is a very significant model within the collection, a watch you simply can’t miss out on.
As New Year is coming, we are making a list of goals we are pursued for the next year, whether you want a healthier lifestyle, work productively or provide more present for our loved ones, all of these intends to make a wonderful tone for your plan in the near future. As fake Rolex enthusiasts, these crowned beauties are often preoccupied with our mind naturally. Here we’d like to share you a set of Rolex watches resolutions, as it’s a year of happy Rolex collecting!
We see this too frequently in our daily life and work, smart watches put on wrists don’t fit the wearer very well. And that’s a shame because it takes away from the appealing design of the timepiece. Whether the case is too big or small, or the bracelet is too tight or loose, an improper watch not only looks awkward, but it’s uncomfortable to wear as well.
Take a good look at your wrist and figure out the best Rolex case size you suit. Do you have small wrists that would benefit from the more traditional 34mm and 36mm size cases? Or the slightly larger 40mm and 41mm case sizes would fit for a medium size guy perfectly? Or if you want he biggest Rolex case sizes of 42mm or 44mm for your large wrists? The thing you should do is trying a various of sizes on and pick the one that fits best. Furthermore, don’t forget about the bracelet fit either. You can search ‘How to size a Rolex’ on Google and look for us. Take some bracelet links out if necessary to avoid your watch slipping right off your hand, while a too tight strap is also unavailable which would affect the blood flow to your hand.
It’s really a great thing that getting a fantastic proper Rolex watch with a price much below retail. The advantage is, not only will you be the owner of a wonderful Rolex proudly, but also you can save some money. Rolex replica watches are built to last and not just for one lifetime, but for several. Consequently, you’re getting your hands on something that has plenty of life left when you buy a used Rolex, particularly if you buy a pre-owned Rolex from a dealer who only sells watches in solid working condition with good reputation. Since the secondary market is rife with counterfeit watches, you should pay attention to it and make sure you only buy from a reliable source that our Rolex enthusiasts support.
The last tip is selling Rolex watches that you don’t use, which will not only save you money but also help to clear the clutter. Though many watches hold sentimental value, only those you really love wearing should be left in the watch box. You can make some money from selling your Rolexes and also make space for new ones that you’ll wear all the time by this way. There is no better than Bob’s Watches for the best prices and top customer service while you’re going to selling your Rolex. We are proudly the founders of Rolex Exchange where we list the buy and sell prices of specific replica Rolex references openly, which is a revolutionary system even noted in Forbes. Thus you’ll get a fair market price for it when you sell your Rolex to Bob’s.