Rolex produces a range of products that cover a wide range of different price points, which is just like any manufacturer. The cheapest men’s model, the Oyster Perpetual, is currently available brand new for between $5,500 and $6,500. That number will get you stainless steel, time-only watch if you’re lucky enough to find one available in the market. At the other end of the spectrum, a 39mm Pearlmaster ref. 86409RBR, a heavyweight member of the Datejust family set with more than 700 diamonds, costs around $250,000 although on the plus side, you do get the convenience of a date function. In between, most of the brand’s offerings are in the $8,000 to $40,000 range, but many of them have waiting lists and are trading on the open market for three times their new retail price. Given Rolex’s price range, none of the watches sold by the brand can be fully taken as “cheap” – and that was before we started looking at the vintage market, where the sky really is the limit. Rare pieces in particular and those with intriguing backstories tend to fetch incredible prices until we reach the Daytona owned by Hollywood film legend Paul Newman, which sold for around $17.8 million at an auction in 2017. Fairly speaking, Rolex’s reputation for producing expensive watches is one that the brand has cultivated on its own in many ways. Since the 1980s, Rolex has shifted its focus from being simply a maker of high-quality watches to being a purveyor of the ultimate sought-after lifestyle – and the average price of a replica Rolex watch has risen at the same time. Watches that were once essential tools for individuals engaged in a specific job or activity are now status symbols. The mechanical watch is no longer something you need, but something you want, and the concept of exclusivity has become the brand’s main USP together with this comes to a new cost structure. The average price of a Rolex steadily increased at an unprecedented rate until buying a Rolex watch became a big deal – a reward for achieving a major personal milestone. At the same time, however, Rolex began to offer more for the money. To perfect every aspect and every individual component, fake Rolex spent billions of dollars on research and development. This spawned a series of innovations, such as a range of proprietary materials and lubricants, designed specifically for longevity and performance. Whether under the immense pressure of the ocean depths or the extreme temperatures of a mountain top, Rolex replica watches keep on ticking.
Sitting under a gold crown, the capitalized Rolex name eventually became the company’s emblem, and besides several changes in the font and crown, it has remained largely the same over the past ninety years. Today, the logo is found on various parts of replica Rolex watches – but it wasn’t always this way. Join us as we dig into the details and uncover the history of the Rolex logo. Even though the Rolex trademark was registered in 1908, the name did not quickly appear on the watches, as retailers often liked to put their own names on the watches they sold. Wilsdorf started cautiously, “At first I took the risk of engraving “Rolex” on every sixth watch, hoping that the watch would pass and be sold.” Eventually, he put the Rolex name on more and more watches, and by the time the legendary waterproof Oyster made its debut in 1926, Wilsdorf decided that all his watches should proudly bear Rolex on the dial, case, and movement. The Rolex crown, now the popular brand logo, was registered in 1931 and Rolex started using the crown logo on watch dials in the 1930s. If you look at the earliest Rolex Oyster and the first Oyster Perpetual watches from the 1920s, you will notice that there is no pentagonal crown symbol on the dial, only the Rolex replica. However, by the time the Datejust was released in 1945, the crown was definitely on the dial, just above the Rolex name. All theories aside, the crown perfectly encapsulates Rolex’s core values of excellence and exclusivity, while its five dots reflect the five letters of the company’s name that often appear beneath it. In addition, the shape of the crown itself carries connotations of honor and prestige, while complementing one of the company’s slogans, “A crown for every achievement”. However, the crown, which is rounded at the top of the five o’clock, has always retained the core element that makes it immediately recognizable as the Rolex logo. In terms of widespread international recognition, the fake Rolex crown ranks alongside the logos of Apple, General Electric, and Mercedes-Benz as some of the most iconic symbols of all time. Similar to the name, many theories exist about the origin of the Rolex crown and the secret meaning behind it. Some believe that the five dots represent the five fingers of a person; others believe that the crown was intended to stand for five branches with pearls on them. However, Rolex does not mention these theories at all, and they may all be mere speculation.
While the Day-Date has traditionally been available in both yellow and white gold, the Rolex Datejust’s full-white gold models are decidedly uncommon. At a glance, these solid 18k white gold Datejust watches look virtually indistinguishable from their stainless steel and white Rolesor counterparts. It is only through subtle visual cues – such as the lug covers and the fact that the Rolex fluted bezel is made only of solid gold – that the luxurious nature of these replica watches is revealed. Is this a gamble? Well, every investment of this nature is to some degree, but the result of this investment is a truly magnificent watch with tremendous brand origins and a clear material advantage. It’s a sleeper hit, and it’s the epitome of “hidden wealth,” as only a hardcore Rolex fan would be likely to find out that your Datejust is made of 18k white gold rather than stainless steel. However, if this modern and luxurious choice makes sense to you, then the opportunity for appreciation is certainly real. Material and status enhancements aside, another smart way to invest in a Rolex Datejust is to choose something artistic and rare. Rolex is incredibly creative when it comes to dials, although it is known as one of the most conservative brands in the industry when it comes to the production of novelties. One of the ways Rolex keeps things fresh is by releasing dials in different colors or (less common) patterns, as a means of breathing new life into existing collections. In part because of the constant presence of Datejust in the brand’s catalog (since its first release in 1945), the collection has become the recipient of many creative (and sometimes unusual) dials over the years. One of our favorite types of textured Rolex dials is the “linen” style, which the brand occasionally installs on its Datejust models. With a subtle crosshatch pattern that gives the surface a textile-like texture, Rolex linen dials don’t come up often on the secondary market (as opposed to their more traditional counterparts), but they’re certainly worth snapping up whenever they do. When it comes to Rolex, the brand (more than the product) is the anchor of your investment. There are no guarantees, but by choosing a proven classic, a versatile and timeless beater, a precious metal timepiece, or a beautiful slice of the pie, you’re unlikely to go too far wrong. And perhaps the best return on these investments is the emotional journey you and your new fake watches online can enjoy together.
When the Rolex Yacht Prestige II was first introduced, the combination of its complete precious metal construction and the extraordinary engineering within the movement meant that it was the most expensive item in the Rolex catalog. It was one of the most expensive products in the Rolex catalog. This turned off many admirers, but the introduction of stainless steel and two-tone replica watches soon opened the doors to the Yacht Prestige II to a wider range of buyers. The 2011 Rolesor model sacrificed some of its full wall of gold for 904L stainless steel and more or less cut the asking price in half, while the all-steel version retailed for a further reduction. The visual appeal of the Rolex Yachtsman II is a love/hate relationship, which means it hasn’t caused the same general frenzy as the Daytona or Submariner. It’s not entirely impossible for authorized retailers to even have one or two models in stock, something that’s not possible for the vast majority of the brand’s other sports watches. For this reason, used watch models do carry a premium, but nowhere near as much as some of the other models in the brand’s catalog. The Yacht Prestige II is a busy watch with a lot of information to present, and as a result, its dial initially looks a bit cluttered. However, this is due in large part to the 1-10 numerals on the bezel that mirror the horseshoe-shaped track on the face. This is clearly a countdown scale for regattas, designed to help yacht captains synchronize the movement of their boats with the starting gun of the race. Despite containing only four models, the collection actually covers a good range of tastes. Stand out in the race with the model number 116688, arguably the flashiest Rolex standard available, with an all yellow gold case that makes the bright blue bezel stand out. At the other end of the spectrum, the white gold and platinum Ref. 116689 is as understated and reserved as a 44mm wide, 14mm thick, highly complex solid gold sports watch can be. Only the red chronograph hands and the arrow-style hands give this virtual monochrome a boost. In between, the stainless steel and Everose Rolesor models do the job of appealing to more middle-of-the-road tastes. Their color combination, along with the mix of brushed and polished elements of the replica watch itself, keeps it on the right side of the excess, and the bezel numerals of the two-tone model are also filled in Everose gold, a nice touch. No version of the Rolex Yacht Prestige II can be described as subtle and is guaranteed to receive some attention.
A new Daytona day is always an exciting day, and this one is no exception. Rolex has taken three of its gold replica Rolex Daytona and added a beautiful meteorite dial to them. These three configurations are. From a technical standpoint, these are the same Daytonas you’ve known for years. the same 40mm yellow gold case, the same black ceramic or yellow gold bezel, the same 4130 movements, and the same Oyster strap or rubber-and-metal Oysterflex “bracelet”. These are all great things, and I’m glad Rolex didn’t tamper with the formula for success. That said, the meteorite dial gives the watch a personality of its own. Rolex has been using meteorite dials for some time, and not too long ago you could buy the ref. 116509 Daytona with a meteorite dial, even though it was only offered in the less popular Roman numeral design. This is the first time we’ve seen a meteorite dial on a Daytona with a ceramic bezel, and it’s a perfect match for the watch. The black bezel adds some contrast and frame, bringing out the crystalline texture of the meteorite in the process. These three replica watches also join the Rolex Meteorite family with the Day-Date 40 and GMT-Master II. Since we’re talking about Rolex, these watches are not technically limited editions, but you can bet everyone will have a years-long waiting list by the time you finish reading this sentence. In general, I’m a huge fan of meteorite dials and these look absolutely stunning. Rolex has taken some of the hottest fake watches on the planet and managed to make them even more desirable and collectible. There are many poetic reasons to love meteorite dials – the ability to wear something that is not of Earth, the long history of meteorites and the universe, and our relationship with time. In particular, I really like the white gold/Oysterflex model. It has a great visual impact and would look great on the wrist. While I also like the monochromatic, low contrast vibe of the Diamond and Meteor Day-Date, these Daytonas have a strong look that I think works really well. The black subdial is very different from the black bezel of the white gold model. It’s hard to say how great this effect will be in person, but I can’t wait to see these three chronographs in person.
More than just a watch, the Rolex Datejust is a watch that is neither dressed up like the President or Cellini nor sporty like the Submariner or Daytona, it is the perfect combination of style and substance – with enough versatility in terms of size, materials, and configurations. It’s the only watch you’ll ever need. The brand’s best-selling replica watch of all time, the Rolex Datejust set new standards in 1945 that is still being upheld today. The Datejust is the brand’s obsession with refinement and functionality, a classic, timeless example, the perfect companion for everyday life, yet striking enough to always attract attention and appreciation. First developed in 1926, the Rolex Oyster case was the world’s first truly waterproof case. This invention not only revolutionized the industry but cemented the transformation of the watch from a sophisticated fashion item worn primarily by women to an important and practical accessory that could be worn every day. The Oyster case’s ability to prevent water from penetrating the movement is due in part to its screw-down winding crown. The modern version of the Datejust uses the brand’s Twinlock crown, which includes two sets of O-ring gaskets – one set under the crown to resist the case tube and form a wall against external moisture, and another set inside the tube around the winding bar as a second layer of protection. The Rolex Datejust was the first self-winding chronometer in the world to have an automatic date change mechanism on the dial. However, the date mechanism in the early Datejust models did not have the technology to instantly change the date at midnight. Instead, these early Rolex Datejust watches would slowly switch, much like the date displays on many other non-Rolex replica watches today. The new mechanism introduced in the 1950s allowed the date to instantly jump to a new date at midnight, a feature that remains one of the most distinctive features of the Datejust today. In 1953, almost ten years after its first release, fake Rolex added a bubble-like Cyclops magnifying lens to the outside of the crystal to magnify the date display at 3 o’clock. At the time, this lens was made of acrylic. Today, the Cyclops lens, which sits on top of the scratch-resistant sapphire, is also made of synthetic sapphire. Apart from the quartz variant of the Datejust, known as the Oyster Quartz model, the replica Rolex Datejust is defined by its reliable automatic movement. Over the years, Rolex has upgraded the self-winding movement inside the Datejust, with each new iteration building on the previous one, the current version being the caliber 3235, which can be found in the modern 36mm and 41mm versions.
The Rolex Oysterquartz Day-Date watch is unique and extremely rare in appearance and unlike any other model, the brand has ever released. At the time of its release, Rolex’s Oysterquartz watches were already a premium option in the brand’s catalog and the Day-Date Oysterquartz represents one of the most expensive watches and a significant price increase over the standard mechanical versions of Rolex’s flagship watch line. Fitting in with the rest of the Oysterquartz collection, the Oysterquartz Day-Date features an angular 36mm Oyster case with an angular version of the brand’s signature President strap for an integrated look. In the tradition of the Day-Date flagship collection, the Oysterquartz is available in precious metals only in 18K yellow gold (Ref. 19018) and white gold (Ref. 19019). Of course, the Oysterquartz Day-Date President still has distinctive President features, such as the date window under the Cyclops lens and the complete writing and display of the day of the week through the aperture at the top of the dial. Given that the Oyster Quartz Day-Date President is much more luxurious than both the Date and Datejust, replica Rolex has also introduced some special references featuring diamonds, precious stones, and other interesting design elements. Of particular interest is the Rolex Day-Date Oysterquartz ref. 19028, with pyramid design details on the bezel, bracelet, and hour markers. The quartz movement inside the Ref. 5100 is not only a first for Rolex but also a first for Rolex. 5100 is not only a first for Rolex but also unique in its design. Its design is also unique. 5100 is also the first Rolex watch to feature a sapphire crystal rather than an acrylic crystal. Finally, the case is made of 18-carat yellow or white gold, with angular edges and a limited edition of 1,000 numbers engraved on the side. Despite the success of the Reference 5100, Rolex did not believe it was in its best interest to offer a replica watch with the same movement as many other Swiss watch companies. More importantly, due to the size and unusual dimensions of the Beta 21 movement, it could not fit in Rolex’s legendary Oyster case – a technology that has been a pillar of the brand’s reputation since it first appeared in 1926. Shortly after the launch of the Ref. 5100, Rolex left its partnership with the brand. Shortly after the launch of the Ref. 5100, Rolex abandoned its partnership with Centre Electronique Horloger and began developing its own quartz movements, which were later used in the Oyster quartz collection.
Harking back to as early as the 1930s, Rolex has been linked with the racing car industry, sharing a passion for the racetrack together with a commitment to precision. While racing drivers may no longer depend on watches to track their laps, Rolex replica watches have played an integral part in assisting racing drivers in the past. The Rolex racing watch helped shape the history of the racing industry, with its elaborate timetables for easy lap times and other measurements, and, of course, Swiss models. It was not until the mid-1930s that racing watches became so widely used. In 1935, Rolex and the King of Speed, Sir Malcolm Campbell, were united in their passion for precision and their quest for speed when a world record was broken behind the wheel of the Bluebird at Bonneville Salts Flats in Utah. Strapped to his wrist at a record-breaking speed of 300 miles per hour, Campbell showed how the watch was made in the “…Under some tough conditions. When the 1894 “Competition for Horseless Carriages” took place from Paris to Rouen, it was plagued with mistiming issues, resulting in a number of different finishing times through lack of any reliable equipment to assist with accurate recordings. But in 1902 the first of the Daytona races occurred – an event that would later see Sir Malcolm Campbell break the land speed a total of four times whilst wearing the iconic Rolex Oyster. It changed the racing industry forever. Rolex also honored them with the prestigious event that eventually created a timepiece watch named after the contest called the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. In early 2013, Rolex became a Global Partner and Official Timepiece of Formula 1, welcoming some champions into their family along the way. Nico Rosberg, 23 Grands Prix™ winner, along with Australian racing driver Mark Webber – winner of FIA World Endurance Championship and runner up of the Le Mans race in 2015, are just two examples of those who wear a Rolex racing watch. Let’s take another watch as an example, the duo of luxury brands have been behind the Breitling for Bentley replica watches – a collection of bold chronograph models inspired by cars, racing, and top-tier watchmaking. While many Breitling models have been made over the years, almost all have beehive-grille bezels, COSC certified chronograph movements, and variable tachometers with extra circular slide rules.
Let’s face it that the 1980s were not a great time for watchmaking — or, in terms of design. That said, Rolex has never been one to reinvent the wheel or abandon past design norms, nor has it suffered nearly as much damage over the past decade. Many ’80s Rolex replica watches are not yet considered antique, so they are not as memorable as watches from the’ 60s and ’70s, or as modern as watches from the late’ 90s to the present. What does this mean for collectors? Well, in other ways, it makes a full decade’s worth of watches easier to buy than their peers — even though they are destined to reach a similar level of long-term appreciation in the years to come. With that in mind, here we have a number of Rolex models from the New Wave and Synth-Pop era of the 1980s. We are going to start here because of the ref. 16800 is one of those models whose low pricing we are still a little confused by. In some respects, it’s the best of both worlds for an ‘older’ Submariner. This is the model that updated the line to the quick-set Cal. 3035, and that also added a sapphire crystal to the equation for the first time. The ref. 16800 Submariner also falls into the window of use of Tritium lume, which ages with its own special feature. This combination of modern/retro makes for a great daily wearer, arguably more so than a ref. 5513 in some respects, plus you can still scoop up a good example. Another option here, as the Coke bezel GMT-Master II was one of the very few interesting things to surface in the watch world in the ’80s. That’s correct, and this bad boy was launched in 1983, as the first of the GMT-Master II models featuring the then-new Cal. 3085 movements. The ref. 16760 GMT-Master II was the dawn of the independently adjustable hour hands for fake Rolex and the reference that became famous as the ‘Fat Lady’ or the ‘Sophia Loren’ on account of the slightly thicker case needed to house the new, more-advanced caliber. Even though the big and gaudy gold things were truly a product of the ’70s, a big statement piece equally had its place during the ’80s. For this occasion, there’s a bigger statement than a solid gold Rolex Day-Date, particularly one with a Presidential bracelet with bark textured center links, matching bark textured bezel, and a Tiger’s Eye dial. Like some other stone dials seen in the Rolex catalog, part of the appeal of this model is the simplicity of its dial, totally devoid of any indices other than the applied crown and printed text. While not the only reference to ever use this dial, this unique charming model dates back to 1986. Submariner is one of many two-tone replica watches, which is somewhat surprising considering how much the brand likes to tap into its tool-table roots. In many ways, the movement laid the groundwork for a submariner’s status, rather than a diving outfit.
In addition to outstanding craftsmanship and overall quality characteristics, Rolex watches are respected for their value over time. People Revere the brand and it is legacy. While other designers’ names may struggle to maintain their value for many years, a Rolex will always retain substantial resale value, making it a wise investment. One perfect choice for a fake Rolex is the Datejust model, which sets the standard for the brand. The watch was named for its ability to set the date at the three o’clock window and was one of the first self-winding chronometers. This special watch has diamond dials and a stainless steel band. If you are in need of an authentic Datejust, then try this Oyster Quartz model. It hearkens back to the original 1945 design, even with being designed around 1995. Revel in the gold dial, and its stainless steel and 18k gold band. While you wear an Oyster Datejust, you wear history. Some Rolex designs have a softer touch. If you would prefer a look that reflects elegance and refined taste, then try the Pearlmaster 80298. This replica watch has 18K yellow gold, diamond dials, and a ring of pearls to remind one of the necklaces worn on formal occasions. You can match this with evening wear or a black-tie event, to look polished and refined. This 1999 watch also comes with the watch, so that you can verify that it is a genuine Rolex. When considering resale value as a factor when buying, knowing that a Rolex replica watch is an investment and not another expense certainly plays a role. You can earn a return on it when selling to a dealer, or to an interested collector. Rolex prices fluctuate from year to year, so if you are looking for an updated Rolex price list to buy or sell Rolex watches, contact us and we will be happy to help you.