Located in Richmond Upon Thames in London, England, the Kew Observatory known as the King’s Observatory doesn’t open to the public any more, only through the closest that you can get to it, but just a glimpse through high metal gates. During its heyday, the Kew Observatory was a hub of activity. It was built in 1769 for King George III to visit the passage of Venus across the face of the sun. In the following century, the building was used as the National Physical Laboratory, mainly for testing replica watches movements and this is where the Kew Observatory was so essential in the history of Rolex. Marine chronometers had played an important role in marine navigation because they could help find a ship’s position by way of celestial navigation. Invented by John Harrison in 1761, the marine chronometer became the gold standard in precision timekeeping. Actually, marine chronometers were significantly important to the rise of the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy, which was the world’s strongest navy from the mid-18th century until WWII. In the first ten years of the 20th century, pocket watches and marine chronometers dominate the precision department. At that time, a reliable and accurate watch was nowhere to find. To give legitimacy to wristwatches, Rolex’s founder, Hans Wilsdorf embarked on a chronometer certificates mission. Acquiring the Kew A certificate in 1914 was no doubt an important milestone for fake Rolex. However, that piece not only housed a specifically designed movement, but it was also a ladies’ watch. Since then, Rolex had attained Kew certifications for serially produced movements. Overall, the goal was to position the brand that capable of producing chronometric fake watches for men and women on a bigger scale. According to author and Rolex historian, James M. Dowling, Rolex produced 145 movements over four years (late 1940s – early 1950s) to submit to Kew testing. Only 9 of them failed to pass, and the remaining 136 watches all won the Kew “Class A” certificate. The author claims that in these 136 Rolex watches, there were 112 steel Speedking models in man size and 24 larger 18k gold models. Featured with “KEW “A” CERTIFICATE” text on their dials, these extremely rare vintage Rolex watches are rarely seen out in the wild. Nowadays, Rolex replica watches are famously chronometer-certified by the COSC in Switzerland, in addition to Rolex’s more strict, in-house ‘Superlative Chronometer’ inspection. However it’s important to remember that the English Kew Observatory was an early and significant stepping-stone in Rolex’s lifelong quest to make the most accurate mechanical watches possible.
The auction season for branded watches just has been held in Geneva several years ago. It’s an pleasant time for Rolex replica lovers to find the leading Swiss watch brand will achieve what kind of records on the auction block. Big new was the record-breaking Bao Dai Rolex that sold for over million at the Phillips’ Geneva watch auction. Nevertheless, Christie’s had their own Rolex record-breaker with a very unique Submariner at their Rare replica watches and a Rolex Afternoon sale on May 15, 2017 in Geneva. Actually, it has become the most expensive Rolex Submariner at auction. There are many buzz around this particular Submariner previous to the Christie’s sale due to its untraditional design. It’s different from any other Submariner. This is because of a prototype. A vintage white Gold Submariner is impossible to make a reproduction. The most expensive watch has an 18k white gold 40mm case with a revolving white gold bezel. The engine-turned bezel is more akin to what we see on Turn-O-Graph timepieces from the era rather than Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner watches. The case houses a blue silky dial with the nipple hour markers characteristically used on gold Submariner and GMT-Master watches at that time. The bracelet style is just as interesting as the material and bezel. Rather than the customary Oyster bracelet, this particular Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner sports a President bracelet! In white gold! With bark accents on the center links! Talk about a break from the Submariner design aesthetic. This 18k white gold Replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner is one of only three famous to exist – another blue dial version and a black dial version. This trio of prototypes never made it to production. It’s fascinating to remind that the first white gold Submariner lastly arrived after 35 years with the Submariner. An unbelievable part of the history of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner and the company at large, this model now holds the crown for the highest selling price Submariner ever sold. The record was formerly held by the Submariner “Big Crown” of James Bond fame. It was sold at Phillips’ Geneva auction in November 2016. Due to its rarity, special design, and a peek into a Rolex “mockup,” it’s not astonishing that it achieved such a high selling price in the market. We’ll be keeping sparing no effort to find out that this fake Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner will hold its most expensive Submariner record for how long. What’s your idea of the white gold Submariner prototype?
During the ongoing auction season, we have already seen several amazing, unique watches emerging the auction block. Some of them was sold even more than the six-figure price point. Sotheby’s New York will host their Important Watches auction today. As usual, a number of extraordinary fake watches are being presented for sale to the highest bidder.
The fake watch 8171, affectionately named the “Padellone” (means large frying pan in Italian), is regarded one of the most desirable vintage cheap watches available at the moment. The replica rolex watch was produced for only three year, limited amount was made, and it is one of only two inexpensive Rolex watches that feature a moonphase function.
The specific 8171 is in greatly reserved. The dial is not restored and almost flawless, the case is pretty new and in unpolished status, and the markings on its snap-on case back still remain new and legible. Sotheby’s has estimated the price at 100,000-200,000 USD; nevertheless the unique model with crystal dial exceeded the million-dollar mark at Christie’s New York back in 2013, so this is absolutely a great potential fake watch.
According to Sotheby’s, there only remain 4 Patek Philippe fake watches with 8-day movements. There are two other instances of vintage Patek Philippe replica watches with 8-day movements available on the market; but both previous models had had their cases repaired. This specific watch, which can be traced back to 1931, is the only known model remains in its original case, and comes with it a movement of number of 198450.
A markings on the back of the fake watch from 1934 notates the location of Beverly Hills, California – an fascinating detail, the other two vintage 8-day Patek Philippe cheap watches were assumed to be originally retailed by Brocks & Company in Los Angeles. Sotheby’s has estimated the exceedingly rare watch to be sold at price 150,000-250,000 USD. What comes with the watch is an official Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives, which corroborate the original selling date was June 21, 1932. Even though the watch is not supposed to break records, this watch will still receive a fairly high bid.
In order to celebrate 60 years of involvement in the gentlemanly sport of yachting last month, Rolex handed out stunning Yacht-Master watches at one of the world’s most prestigious regattas, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, resulting in a wonderful season totally.
As we all know, first held in 1945, the 628-nautical mile race is one of the most prominent and important sailing events among the 15 major international regattas that Rolex now sponsors around the world. The iconic replica watch manufacturer has been a sponsor of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race since 2002, and it was about ten years since the Yacht-Master line of watches was firstly introduced to their catalog.
It was In 1958 that, after introducing their highly water-resistant Submariner line of dive replica watches five years later, Rolex wisely forged a ‘privileged relationship’ with the most elite circles in boat racing, by cooperating with several of the sport’s most exclusive and influential yacht clubs, including the New York Yacht Club in Newport, RI; the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, UK; and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Sardinia. Based on Sail World, the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race took place between December 26th and December 31st, was challenged by a hugely diverse and competitive 85-strong fleet which consisted of experienced and talented sailors, and was one of the most exciting competition in 73-year history of the race incredibly.
After a difficult battle with the 100-ft. maxi yacht, Wild Oats XI, it was Phillip Turner’s 66-ft. ship, Alive that won the race finally by judged. The sleek, Reichel/Pugh designed boat is the first yacht from the isolated Australian island of Tasmania to win the race since 1979. It was at Grand Chancellor Hotel in Hobart, Tasmania (where the race ends) that the Official Prize Giving hold, attended by Patrick Boutellier, the General Manager of Rolex Australia presiding together with regatta officials, including the Governor of Tasmania and the Commodore of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania.
Alive skipper, Duncan Hine received three trophies totally, including the coveted Tattersall Cup, and was also presented with a particle engraved Rolex Yacht Master for the overall win in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Since it was the first yacht to cross the finish line, Turner also received a Yacht-Master for ‘line honors’. Boutellier said that they are very proud to be a part of this race along with Rolex replica at the prize giving. What should point out is that the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is rather a wonderful thing among many events that they support worldwide.
As we all know, most Rolex replica watches can be identified immediately, some reason is that the brand is sticking to certain design standards, whether the case size and shape, bracelet type, or bezel style. On the other hand, Rolex watch collections are various due to the abundance of dial are available for consumer to choose on most extent. Except standard colored metal dials, Rolex also adapt some very interesting dial materials such as semi-precious stones and even space rocks! Today we have a look at an fantastic Rolex Day-Date furnished with a meteorite dial.
In order to create their meteorite dials, Rolex replica uses material from the famous Gibeon meteorites. Named after the Namibian town it was found in, the Gibeon meteorites fell to earth during the prehistoric times, covering an area stretching 171 miles long and 62 miles wide. The indigenous Nama people had been using the meteorites to create tools and weapons for generations. Until in 1838, English explorer James Edward Alexander came across the material during his travels. He sent some samples back to London, and well-known scientist John Herschel confirmed their extraterrestrial origins finally.
Due to crisscross-like Widmanstätten pattern is rather cherish, Rolex treats the Gibeon meteorite material with an acid wash to emphasize its design before they make the dials. The meteorite dial on this Rolex Day-Date 118206 adds a captivating look and fascinating texture to any Rolex watch it is used in. Today, since the strict Namibian laws protect the meteorites, these famed rocks can not be taken any longer from there.
One special model of Rolex showcase is the ultra-prestigious platinum Day-Date ref. 118206 with the rare meteorite dials, which is still a part of Rolex’s current catalog. This Fake Rolex President features a 36mm case, smooth domed bezel, and (naturally) the famous President bracelet with semi-circular links. From the silvery meteorite dial, we can see the characteristic date window at 3 o’clock—magnified by the Cyclops lens on the crystal—along with the full day of the week displayed on the window at 12 o’clock. Interestingly, there are Arabic numeral minute markers instead of the hours, further accompanied with a duo of diamond indexes at 6 and 9 o’clock. The Day-Date 36 ref. 118206 runs on the Rolex Caliber 3155 automatic movement with 48 hours of power reserve.
In all, this is a very simple and special watch, not like the Rolex President made from platinum, diamonds, and meteorite which is too precious.
Back from the 1970s, the Explorer II was firstly released, Rolex often released a second generation of watch series. Sometimes, the two editions are very similar to each other, like the Datejust and the Datejust II. Sometimes the two collections, like the Yacht-Master and the Yacht-Master II, are thoroughly different watches. If you have thought about the question what the differences between the fake rolex Yacht-Master fake watches, then follow our introduction.
Rolex debuted the first Yacht-Master in 1992 as a nautical high-end luxury watch. This was not a utilitarian tool watch like the Submariner or the GMT-Master, even though you can use the bezel to time for one match, but rather, a fashionable luxury watch to wear at sea. The full 18k yellow gold body of the initial 40 mm Yacht-Master establish the luxurious touch of the collection. Over the next two years, Rolex made the collection more completed via bringing out midsize and ladies’ size versions of the Yacht-Master.
Except basic function of showing the time, the Yacht-Master and the Yacht-Master II have major difference in functionality. With the movement of Rolex Cal. 3135 with a 48-hour power reserve, the dial of the Yacht-Master comes with center hours, minutes, and sweeping seconds as well as a date window at 3 o’clock.
On contrary, the Yacht-Master II comes with Caliber 4161, that is one of Rolex’s most complicated movements til now. Except the center hour and minute hands and seconds sub-dial , the replica watches equipped the Yacht-Master II with a regatta countdown function via patented mechanical memory and on-the-fly-synchronization. Moreover, the bezel,called as Ring Command, is not just for decoration and functionality, but it is also a part of the movement. The Yacht-Master II has 72 hours of power reserve.
They maybe similar in name, but as we’ve demonstrated, the Yacht-Master and the Yacht-Master II are fake watches of major differences. The first is a extravagant time and date Rolex replica sports watch while the other is a large, daring, and complicate Rolex watch built for competitions.
No matter which version replica watch you choose, both of them represent watches in their own distinctive way.
Dating all the way back to 1953, the original Rolex Explorer line can be regarded as Rolex’s very first professional sports watch. Even though these rugged timepieces were intended for professional use, they lacked any specific features or complications that would make them particularly tailored to exploration or the outdoors. On the contrary, they were simply highly durable, self-winding watches that displayed nothing more than the time of day.
Rolex expanded their Explorer line of watches with the release of the reference 1655. Instead of simply being a revised version of the existing Explorer watch, the reference 1655 was a totally different timepiece; and as such, was given the “Explorer II” designation. Rather than replacing the existing Explorer, the reference 1655 Explorer II was to be provided alongside the traditional, time-only Explorer watch as a complementary offering within the fake Rolex catalog.
Designed for speleologists exploring deep caverns below the surface of the earth, the reference 1655 was uniquely engineered for those living and working for extended periods of time in low-light conditions. What’s more, a large, bright orange, arrow-shaped, 24-hour hand was added to serve as a prominent AM/PM indicator, so that its users would not lose their sense of time after spending several days in total darkness.
In order to provide the extra functionality of a 24-hour hand and date complication, the fake Rolex equipped the Explorer II 1655 with the same 26-jewel, COSC-rated, caliber 1575 movement that they used inside their GMT-Master line of watches. Besides, the luxury replica watch also acquired the “Steve McQueen” nickname due to a Rolex advertising campaign that featured the famous Hollywood actor. However, it should be noted that no proof exists that McQueen ever actually owned or wore this special model; instead most photographs show the actor wearing a reference 5513 Submariner in his personal life.
The reference 1655 is crucial significant because it was the very first Explorer II, and no other watch that the replica Rolex has ever produced looks anything like it. Subsequent generations of the Explorer II most closely resemble GMT-Master II watches with fixed, stainless steel bezels and the option of a white dial; however the reference 1655 was a timepiece completely of its own design, and represents the original, unadulterated idea that Rolex had for the Explorer II watch. Although it was relatively unpopular while it was in production, the reference 1655 is now highly sought after by collectors thanks to its very special appearance and important position within Rolex’s long and illustrious history.
There are many historic wristwatches in the timepiece market. In 1963 a new chronograph was introduced to the Professional series designed to celebrate the profession of race car driving: the Cosmograph – later named Daytona after its official designation as the Official Timepiece of the Daytona International Speedway in Florida. The invention of the Cosmograph name by Rolex told us that this latest-introduced model was a leap in craftsmanship and design for the company, and the results revealed unprecedented engineering and artistry in timekeeping design.
One of the most famous innovations came through the contrasting color schemes between the counters and the dial, with either black or white, or white on black, allowing easier readability. What’s more, the tachymeter scale – permitting wearers to measure average speeds over a given distance – inscribed around the circumference of the bezel gave the dial a more pronounced aesthetic.
The manually-wound mechanical movement of replica Rolexes had always been praised for their precision and reliability, and the introduction of new dials further enhanced the mass appeal of the Cosmograph. One unique dial that earned considerable attention was the one preferred by Paul Newman, a dial made famous thanks to the Hollywood star and race car enthusiast wearing that particular Daytona model regularly.
In 1965 new modifications were introduced, including screw-down pushers, rather than pump pushers from the original, further solidifying the waterproof Oyster concept. The replica Oyster Cosmograph also became available in an 18 carat yellow gold version with the now iconic “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified” on the dial.
The Cosmograph Daytona took a major innovative leap in 1988 by becoming self-winding. Quartz replica watches had most recently become available in other timepieces, but the Rolex replica stuck with the intricate mechanical movements it had been producing since its formation.
The Calibre 4130 marked a new progress in self-winding chronograph movements, which was specifically designed for the Cosmograph Daytona and manufactured exclusively in-house. This new movement marked an unprecedented achievement in engineering and design, producing a self-winding chronograph unequaled in durability, efficiency, precision and reliability. The engineers behind the Calbre 4130 were able to cut the mechanism components by 60%, increasing space and making it possible to support a bigger mainspring that helps extend power reserve from 50 to 72 hours.
Apart from the sexy Cerachrom bezel they rolled out in 2016, Rolex equipped the calibre 4130 with a Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring, creating an accuracy of -2/+2 seconds per day. What’s more, the calibre 4130 is also developed to accommodate a Cerachrom Tachymeter bezel and chronograph functions. No matter if you’re in the market for purchasing a vintage Daytona to add to your collection, the fact remains: the replica Rolex Daytona is really a timeless classic.
The most popular replica Rolex Daytona 116520 was in production for 16 years and it’s in good sells all the time. It is a significant reference in Rolex’s archives since it launched the brand’s first in-house automatic chronograph movement. While the Daytona fake watch is not in production any more, it is still in high popularity in the secondary market.
When one considers a Rolex Daytona, more likely than not the stainless steel Daytona model comes to mind owing to its quintessential design. Sporting a 40mm stainless steel case outfitted with the duo of screw-down pushers bordering the screw-down winding crown and a tachymeter engraved steel bezel, the luxury replica watch is an absolute classic.
In keeping with the sleek look of the steel Rolex chronograph, the dial choices of the Rolex Daytona are black or white, each housing the familiar 3/6/9 layout of the three sub-dials. Just a side note, because of the then-new movement inside, the positions of the sub-dials changed slightly compared to the preceding Daytona fake watch—which used a Zenith-based movement. The running seconds and the 12-hour counter switched positions so that the former now sits at 6 o’clock.
There are the luminescent indexes and hour markers apart from the sub-dials. It’s funny to note that the face of the Daytona is so distinguished than other Rolex sports watches not only because of the trio of registers, but also because it doesn’t have the round lume plots, Mercedes-style hands, and date window.
The Rolex Caliber 4130 automatic chronograph movement consists of a vertical-clutch construction instead of a lateral clutch one, which provides precise starts and stops of the chronograph seconds hand without any jittering, together with improved timekeeping accuracy. What’s more, compared to the earlier Caliber 4030’s 54-hour power reserve, the Caliber 4130 offers a 72-hour power reserve due to a larger mainspring barrel.
Even though the Rolex replica made the stainless steel Daytona fake watch for 16 years, throughout its production run, it was still one of the most difficult Rolex replica watches to find at official boutiques. Demand for this iconic chronograph always outpaced supply and now that Rolex has stopped to make it completely, supply in the secondary market is thinning out as well.
Even though the Rolex Deepsea is an influent dive watch, however, we’ll see some around the golf course during The Masters weekend. Tiger Woods, Jason Day, and Adam Scott are often spotted with the huge stainless steel 44mm Deepsea replica watch strapped to their wrists through the steel Oyster bracelet and all three golfers have chosen for the black dial version. As a matter of fact, Adam Scott had his Deepsea on while he put on his winning green jacket several years ago. Apart from the fake watch’s obvious thickness, another feature that tells the Deepsea from other Rolex sports watches fitted a date window is the shortcomings of a Cyclops lens on the crystal.
Another popular Rolex replica watch of pro golfers, the Rolex Daytona will absolutely show up at the Masters Tournament. For example, Rickie Fowler alternates between his platinum Daytona watch with the glacier blue dial and brown Cerachrom ceramic bezel and his newer stainless steel Daytona model with a white “Panda” dial and black ceramic bezel.
Yet another replica Rolex dive watch, the Submariner will no doubt be present at The Masters—both on players and patrons. Actually as Rolex’s most famous sports watch, it’s rare to go to any large prestigious event and not see some in the crowd. Besides, Rolex provides a large number of fake rolex Submariner watches in an assortment of metals and colors, so we have confidence to see several different versions. Case in point, golfer Hideki Matsuyama sports a two-tone Submariner with a blue dial and blue bezel on the 40mm Oyster case, while Rickie Fowler’s caddy, Joseph Skovron, wears a steel No-Date Submariner. Even the new Augusta National Chairman, Fred Ridley wears a steel Rolex Submariner.
Since the Masters is regarded as the most famous golf tournament on the calendar, it’s for certain that Rolex’s most prestigious watch, the rolex Day-Date President, will also be there. A favorite Rolex of legends Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson, each of these golf giants is often seen wearing their yellow gold rolex Day-Date replica watches for sale. But aside from players, the Rolex Day-Date watches will surely be seen on many of the patrons on the grounds during the tournament.
The Masters tournament will make a decision on Sunday afternoon and we hope to some epic golf being played by the sport’s best players in the near future.