Rolex’s Rolex Daytona, Jackie O’s Cartier Tank, and other famous timekeepers have all made auction records last year, and it seems the topic is set to keep on till the year of 2018. However, this week, Phillips Auctions announced one of Elvis Presley’s numerous fine timepieces is now slated for the auction block.
Now there’s a situation here, before getting into the specifics of the cheap replica watch itself, is simple. The PN went down as the most desirable fake omega of all time, and the purchaser of Jackie’s Tank was none other than Kim Kardashian. In comparison, a JLC owned by Bob Hope—at a watch level, at least on the same level—nearly cracked the $30,000 mark this past year.
Of course, we know that Elvis has more fans out there than Bob Hope, but it still begs the question. Further down the rabbit hole you go, the more other obscure Elvis watches you find having crossed the auction block with estimates in the $6-8K and $10-20k range, so if we take the current celeb trend out of the equation, it’s difficult to see this piece hitting its high estimate. In other words, here are lots of details that give this Elvis Omega a touch more cachet.
From a distance, the Omega on offer doesn’t seem like much, though it actually has so much going for it before even getting to its celebrity pedigree. Cased in 18 carat white gold, the slender silver-dialed dress watch is set with 44 round cut brilliant diamonds on its bezel, which is almost surprising considering Elvis Presley’s more “flashy” years did not come until later in his career. Its silvered dial features applied batton indices, as was the most common configuration of the Omega replica pieces of the era. The piece is powered by the brand’s hand-wound calibre 510, which is stamped OTX, designating the piece as having been meant for US export.
As far as the replica Omega concerned, it is not clear where this stamping took place, however overall authenticity is nothing but a concern. The piece is well-documented through its history, and will be sold with a certificate of authenticity from the Elvis Presley Museum, together with a book on Elvis that featured images of him wearing the watch in question.
Those who’ve traced the origin stories of other Elvis replica watches for men in the past will recall that the man was occasionally known for giving away some of his fake watches. In the case of the piece seen here, the story according to Phillips is an interesting one. Therefore, the story goes, the uncle of the current owner crossed paths with the king, and commented on how much he loved the Omega that Elvis happened to be wearing.
The Winter Games are coming, so Omega make its role as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympics—an obligation they’ve had since the year of 1932—making this the 28th time the Swiss company is in charge of timing the games. And with the partnership comes with plenty of Omega PyeongChang 2018 limited edition replica watches. Let’s get a deeper look.
First of all, we have the limited edition Seamaster Planet Ocean “Pyeongchang 2018″ dressed in the flag colors of the host country, South Korea. Limited to 2018 pieces, the commemorative Planet Ocean diver’s watch sports a 43.5mm stainless steel case with a blue ceramic dial and blue ceramic unidirectional bezel where the first 15 minutes are made from red rubber.
Also limited to 2018 pieces, the Seamaster Aqua Terra “Pyeongchang 2018” Limited Edition keeps its tribute to the Winter Olympics subtle with small, yet colorful “PYEONGCHANG 2018” text added to the minute track around the periphery of the blue teak-motif dial.
Motivated by vintage Omega stopwatches used to time the Summer Olympics in Montreal and Winter Olympics in Innsbruck in 1976, the company unveiled a colorful collection of Seamaster Olympic watches in these days.
Available in five different colors to represent the five rings of the Olympics, the 39.5mm steel cases of the Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Collection watches house domed black and white dials with Arabic numerals, a date window at 6 o’clock, and a pulse scale to measure, you guessed it, one’s pulse.
The relationship between them will keep on until 2,032 since Omega signed a 100-year deal with the Olympics in 1932. So, Omega replica has produced 2,032 examples of each color variant. What’s more, the caseback of the watch lists host cities where Omega has been the Official Timekeeper of the Games, along with future known cities up until Los Angeles 2028.
To celebrate the three types of medals bestowed upon the best athletes in the world, Omega has made the Seamaster Olympic Games Gold Collection with a yellow gold version, a white gold version, and a red gold version.
The simple time-only dials feature the vintage Omega logo and the vintage Seamaster font set upon the eggshell white enamel surface, along with striking gold faceted indexes and the leaf-style center hands.
As for some of our Rolex fans, the GMT Master replica Rolex is the watch to own. Even though there have been various renditions of the GMT that have been made throughout its continuous production run of more than six decades, the fake model was the very first, and therefore holds a unique place within Rolex’s history.
Now, the GMT-Master watch was developed after Pan-Am Airlines made a request for a dependable watch that could simultaneously display two time zones for use on transatlantic flights. The Rolex could accomplish Pan-Am’s requirement for a second time zone display by adding a 24-hour hand and a rotating bezel to the GMT-Master’s self-winding movement.
Thanks to its multi-time zone capabilities, Rolex named the watch the GMT-Master, a reference to Greenwich Mean Time, the prime basis of standard time used all over the world. By simply rotating the bezel to correspond with the difference in time, the GMT-Master could display a secondary time zone with its 24-hour hand and the accompanying hour markings on the bezel.
The most obvious and particular features of the watch are its lack of crown guards and smaller case diameter. Crown guards were introduced to the GMT-Master line with the watch, and have remained a constant presence ever since. However, since it was heavily based on that model Turn-O-Graph, its case was slightly smaller in diameter, and lacked crown guards completely.
What’s more, all these Rolex GMT-Master replica watches were originally fitted with glossy gilt dials. Because of their short duration of production and incredibly early position within the history of the GMT-Master, the last watch had left the Rolex factory roughly a half-decade before the very first matte dials were being fitted to Rolex’s sport watches.
When Rolex first launched the GMT-Master, it had a bezel insert that was made from Bakelite, with luminous, radium numerals set into its plastic-like material. However, since these inserts were prone to cracking, Rolex replica changed the material of its bezel which is inserted from Bakelite to aluminum in 1956.
Even though they were meaningfully more durable, these new aluminum inserts did not have the glowing, radium numerals of their Bakelite predecessors, and significantly altered the entire appearance of the rolex GMT-Master. Thanks to their unbelievable brief production period and fragile nature, original Bakelite bezel inserts are considered quite rare, and are highly sought-after by the replica watch fans nowadays.
It may come as a shock to learn that over the Christmas break just about everything shuts down for a few weeks for those of you situated outside of Australia,. This does include Time + Tide HQ, but that didn’t prevent me from getting out and about in the summer heat, to do what I do best.
I met with Dan accidentally, who was over from Singapore and spending his Christmas break here in Melbourne. He had some travel companions, but this particular Grand Seiko stood out to me, and Dan especially loves the creamy domed dial on this specific reference. On the wrist, the size felt fantastic, and the ‘rice bead bracelet’ was exceptionally comfortable.
As December drew to a close, I spotted this amazing replica watches, which was in phenomenal condition after just coming back from a service. The owner purchased this piece years ago, after falling in love with the patina. After then, prices were obviously much lower, and a service was uneconomical and hard to justify. I know what you’re thinking — but he’s got no plans to let go of this piece anytime soon, and I can understand why.
I caught up with my mate Dane to see his latest acquisition as we entered the new year, one he’d spent a good part of 2017 tracking down. Now, gold Day-Dates aren’t particularly rare; however, Dane was after a rather particular configuration. As the ref 1803 doesn’t have a fastest date feature, he wanted a non-English date wheel, so that it wouldn’t bother him. Dane was also after a linen dial, and, certainly, the condition was paramount — so he was willing to wait it out for a good example. Lucky for him, he hit the jackpot and welcomed this piece to round off 2017.
Though, this is a piece you don’t see every day — an Enicar Digital Display replica watch, which belonged to a long-time family friend, Mike. Mike was given this fake watch in the ’70s, after lusting after a digital watch, which was all the rage among the kids at the time but just too expensive. This was Enicar’s answer — a mechanical watch, designed to display the time in a digital format. He’s loved this watch ever since, and it’s looking fantastic after coming back from a service. Cleaned up and keeping good time, Mike’s enjoying being able to wear his childhood watch once again.
Rolex has also long supported yachting, just like motorsports, golf, tennis, and equestrianism. The Swiss watch-making giant sponsors some of the sport’s top events, yacht clubs and awards. And now, our best fake Rolex and World Sailing have recently announced an even solid relationship.
Decades ago, Rolex has been a partner of World Sailing and according to Word Sailing, the new agreement means, “Rolex will support World Sailing’s vision and mission to grow and develop the sport at a grassroots level and cooperate with World Sailing on sustainability initiatives.”
As part of the partnership, Rolex will keep on sponsoring World Sailing’s Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, which, as its name implies, recognizes the best male and female sailors of the year. Together with their trophies, the winners also took home the nice Rolex Yacht-Master in stainless steel with a platinum bezel—no doubt furnished with a particular engraving on the case-back marking their achievements. There’s no better trophy than the one you can wear confidently on your wrist!
Apart from sponsoring yachting events, actually the replica Rolex creates nautical-inspired replica watches such as the Yacht-Master and the Yacht-Master II. While the Yacht-Master I is probably more for the casual boating enthusiast the Yacht-Master II was developed with the competitive sailor in mind.
The newer Yacht-Master II, featured by its vibrant blue ceramic bezel, is particularly noteworthy for boasting a regatta timer—a function created specifically for competitive sailors. The regatta timer can be used to countdown when the boat can cross the starting line during a race. The Yacht-Master II rolex has a fly-back regatta timer, which can be set anywhere from 1 to 10 minutes. Besides being one of the most sophisticated modern Rolex replica watches to date, the Yacht-Master II is also one of the larger ones thanks to its 42mm Oyster case. What’s more, launched in 2007, Yacht-Master II collection is one of the newer offerings from Rolex too.
It’ll be interesting to see what the new relationship between World Sailing and Rolex will bring to the sport. Besides, for Rolex enthusiasts, perhaps this means we can look forward to a few new Yacht-Master or Yacht-Master II models in 2018.
According to data released yesterday by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH), Swiss watch exports increased greatly in October, jumping 9.3% in value to CFH1.85 billion. Exports were up to 24 of the 30 markets that account for 92% of Switzerland’s global replica watch sales.
“Exports benefited from a very favorable base effect in October,” the FH said in a statement. It made the same point last month, a reminder that 2017 was a hard year for Swiss watch sales: global exports dropped 9.9%. Swiss watch exports have now risen for six consecutive months. The good October numbers suggest that the recovery that began in the second quarter of this year is picking up steam after two years of declines. However, it’s important to put the increases in context.
Exports are up 2.4% in value compared with the year of 2016 for the 10 months of this year. This year’s top performer is China, the third largest market overall, with exports up 17%. Luxury goods are staging a strong recovery there, as the government eases its five-year anti-corruption crackdown on the practice of gift-giving. Perhaps the best news of 2017 for the Swiss is the recovery in Hong Kong, Switzerland’s top market. Exports there have jumped for five consecutive months and are up 5.4% year to date. These markets have helped increase mechanical watch unit sales by 3% to 5.8 million pieces through October.
That good news is controlled by the fact that six of Switzerland’s top 10 markets remain down year to date (see table). Besides, 2017 total exports year to date are 8.8% below the level of 2016, which was also a down year. Exports to Hong Kong are 24.3% below 2015 levels.
The FH’s July prognosis about the U.S. – “for the time being, there is nothing to indicate the outlook will brighten soon” – has proven painfully accurate. As we’ve noted before, the U.S. market is beset by a stew of problems that have hurt Swiss watch sales here more than in other markets. They include the rise of e-commerce (which Swiss luxury replica watches firms have generally avoided), a consequent slump in brick-and-mortar store traffic, inordinate levels of gray market watches, the increase of smart-watches and a boom in fake vintage watch sales.
However, the big story for the Swiss this year is that global exports are rising steadily after falling steadily for two years. China is back and mechanical watch sales are up. The Swiss will be happy with a 2% boost with two months to go after the way this year started.
While there are a large number of gold and platinum replica Rolex models available, the stainless steel versions are the most popular all the time. In addition to being more affordable than their valuable metal counterparts, they’re also more typically understated, rugged, and sporty. In the end, waitlists for stainless steel models can be much longer than gold versions actually.
In our first part of our two-part series, we looked at our top stainless steel Rolex replica watches from the sports watch category.
From the minute the stainless steel Rolex Daytona model was unveiled at Baselworld 2016, it became an instant necessity with hordes of Rolex enthusiasts around the world vying to get one.
For fans of the signature Rolex chronograph, the Daytona has everything one could want—stainless steel 40mm case with the duo of screw-down chronograph pushers, a black Cerachrom ceramic bezel with tachymeter engraving, the ubiquitous steel Oyster bracelet, and the choice between a white or black dial with the trio of registers.
Almost two years later, the waitlists for Daytona Ceramic cheap replica watches are still years-long and we’re sure it’ll remain as one of our top stainless steel Rolex watches for many more years to come.
Although most rolex Submariner models come with the date function, we love the symmetry and simplicity of the no-date version. The most current edition of the no-date Sub is the stainless steel Submariner watch, consisting of a Cerachrom ceramic diver’s bezel.
Besides, as a replica diver’s watch, the Submariner fake watch boasts other diver-friendly features such as the Oyster bracelet with the Glidelock extension system and water resistance to 1,000 feet.
Though the Explorer II model is provided with the choice of a black or white dial, the white dial version—affectionately known as the Polar—is one of our top stainless steel Rolex watches right now. The bright white dial sets the perfect stage for the lume plots with black surrounds and bright orange details.
Officinal Panerai launched its Due collection of Luminary models characterizing the lightest last year, and thinnest cases ever provided by the brand, an attempt to attract customers who had firstly treated the military-derived dive replica watches too bulky and heavy. Of course, that was the appeal for some enthusiasts as Panerai’s pieces appeal to purists who like the fact that they stay reasonably true to the original tool watches made for Italy’s elite underwater commandos. The Luminary Due collection, with cases 40% thinner than the original Luminary 1950 models, is handsome enough however to be an additional asset in the Panerai portfolio rather than a mere dilution of its core values, as evidenced by the four new designs from the Italian-designed, Swiss-made concern that has been gaining ground on its horological rivals.
The amazing collection by the cheap fake Panerai, the Luminary Due, features four distinguish dials and contains the Luminary 3 Days Titanic in titanium, the Luminary Due 3 Days Oro Rosso in rose gold, the Luminary Due 3 Days Automatic Titanio in titanium, and the Luminary Due 3 Days Automatic Acciai in stainless steel. The 42 mm Luminary 3 Days Titanio is being provided as a completely versatile sports model, benefiting not only from thinner construction but the added lightness of titanium as opposed to stainless steel. The Luminary 3 Days Titanio features a brushed titanium finish with a deep blue dial and matching alligator strap, while the Luminary Due 3 Days Oro Rosso, the most fashion-minded model, comes with a rose gold case, ivory dial with blue numerals, and light blue alligator strap. Both feature the in-house manual wind P.1000 movement with a three-day power reserve which has been skeletonized.
The other two replica watches enlarged in size to 45 mm, and come equipped with the in-house P.4000 automatic calibre movement. The Luminary Due 3 Days Automatic Titanio has a titanium case, rich blue dial and a matching alligator strap. The Luminary Due 3 Days Automatic Acciaio has an AISI 316L stainless steel case, deep anthracite dial and a deep brown alligator strap. Ivory dialed Panerais have never held the same appeal for us, and though the blue numerals are a nice touch it does not specially suit the rose gold case, while the shade of the alligator strap is a bit too light for our taste. Especially given its thinner case this piece might appeal to ladies.
It is known to all that the year’s fall auction season is all about Paul Newman’s Paul Newman Daytona. You might be forgiven for forgetting that there are any other watches hitting the block at all, with the wall-to-wall coverage, the non-stop chatter on social media, and the anticipation of seeing one of the most legendary cheap replica watches of all time sell publicly. But you’d be making a big mistake. Just 39 lots later in the very same Phillips auction, I have to say, there is a watch that is even more amazing than Newman’s chronograph: patek philippe Dufour Duality No.00.
When I first visited the Phillips preview in Los Angeles two weeks ago, I had to check out the Paul Newman first. Anyone would. And, of course, the provenance of the watch is as good as it gets, and the watch itself is pretty damn cool on its own. But the moment I put it down, my eyes immediately went right to Duality No.00 and they didn’t leave the rest of the evening. This watch is getting much focus, but to me it’s the real star of this auction week, popular chronographs.
All of these replica watches were made to sell, and as with any Dufour model, the customers had a few options. The case size is always 34mm, but it could be ordered in yellow gold, rose-gold, white gold, or, like the model here, platinum. The dials had some variation in color and markers, but there is always a subsidiary seconds dial between six and nine o’clock, and the layout seen here, with the numerals at the poles and subtle applied markers, is the most typical. As you’d expect from No.00, this watch dates to 1996, the very first year the model was offered.
As you’d expect, you don’t see the Duality very often. As a matter of fact, there is only one that has ever come up for sale publicly before, and it was this very watch. It sold at Christie’s in Geneva back in 2007, fetching 180,000 CHF on an estimate of 25,000-35,000 CHF (whoever drafted up that estimate must have been smoking some pretty good stuff) and has been with the same collector since. Back then, that was a huge price for something like this, and it’s a pretty safe bet that it will perform even better this time. The real question, though, is how much better?
There is a Lady-Datejust that outsells every other model among all the replica watches in Rolex world. Cherished for their everlasting gorgeousness, prestige, versatility, and longevity, the replica Rolex Lady-Datejust is the quintessential women’s luxury watch. It’s the little black dress of high-end watches—always in style and completely dependable.
Different from the standard quartz movements found in ladies’ watches from other brands, Lady-Datejust watches all run on automatic mechanical movements. While the name Lady-Datejust refers to the lady’s Rolex dress fake watches equipped with date windows, there are some different models that fall under that name. Let’s see the four different diamond Rolex watches for the ladies.
The first rolex Lady-Datejust watch we have to mention first is the two-tone Rolesor Datejust model that combines sporty stainless steel and precious 18k Everose rose gold. Ever-rose is the fake Rolex‘s proprietary rose gold alloy, which the company says will never fade owing to its secret blend of gold, copper, and platinum.
For those looking for a slightly larger and sportier ladies’ Rolex watch, there’s the midsize Datejust watch. This time, the 31mm Oyster case is crafted totally in stainless steel, as is the matching Oyster bracelet. However, for a touch more luxury, the bezel boasts 24 diamonds.
In 1992, Rolex unveiled a jewelry watch collection within the Lady-Datejust family, dubbed the Rolex Pearlmaster. Exclusively available in 18k gold and always furnished with diamonds, the Datejust Pearlmaster gets its name from its bracelet. The rounded five piece links Pearlmaster bracelet is recognizable and integral to the style of the watch.
The Rolex replica President is perhaps one of the most well-known names in luxury watches. And it’s not just men who get to have one either! Although the Lady President is actually a Datejust rather than a Day-Date, it still gets to carry the legendary nickname since it’s equipped with the renowned President bracelet.
Just like the men’s Rolex President, the Lady-Datejust President models are only available in valuable metals. Topping the case is the signature Rolex fluted bezel whereas the white mother-of-pearl dial sets the perfect stage for ten diamond hour markers. The most prestigious of all Lady-Datejust watches, it doesn’t get much better than a Presidential Rolex diamond watch.
Whether in steel, gold, or two-tone, a Lady-Datejust is a tasteful everyday luxury timepiece that is deserving of its iconic status. And the diamonds are always the most popular factors.