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.
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.
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.
It is familiar for most of us that the GMT-Master II and the Explorer II have always been very close replica watches. Although there are a number of small details that separate the two watches, the Explorer II was essentially a GMT-Master II with a fixed stainless steel bezel. Despite their longstanding similarities, the most recent incarnations of the GMT-Master II and the Explorer II, these two models, respectively, are very different watches that reduce the overlap of the Rolex’s two multi-time zone watches.
The similarities ended in 2007, with the launch of the GMT-Master II, which entirely redesigned Rolex’s original, multi-time zone watch. The watch is still 40 mm in diameter; however it uses Rolex’s “super case” that has thicker lugs and crown guards for a more bold and aggressive overall appearance.
Instead of aluminum, the bezel insert on the watch is made from Cerachrom, the Rolex’s proprietary ceramic compound that is both scratch and fade resistant. Besides, the face of the watch has been refreshed with a new “Maxi” dial and handset that characterizes the watch’s “GMT-Master II” name and 24-hand in green to match Rolex’s company colors.
When the Explorer II was given an update in 2011, the new model was completely redesigned to be its own special watch, rather than just a GMT-Master II with a different dial and bezel. Instead of using the same 40 mm “super case” from the GMT-Master II, the fake Rolex watch uses a 42 mm case that completely sets it apart form the other models that make up the replica Rolex’s sports watch lineup.
The dial and hands of the Rolex Explorer II also received a redesign, to further help visually set the watch apart. For much of the Explorer II’s history, its 24-hour hand was directly borrowed from the GMT-Master II line. Instead of continuing with this trend, the model features a huge, triangular 24-hour hand that is colored bright orange – in homage to the original Rolex Explorer II from the 1970s. What’s more, the dial of the model features the “Explorer II” name in orange paint to match the orange color of the new 24-hour hand.
Both the Caliber 3186 and the Caliber 3187 movements allow the 12-hour hand to be set independently from the 24-hour hand, enabling the rolex GMT-Master II and the Explorer II to simultaneously display a second time zone. Additionally, both cheap watches have 24-hour bezels for use with their GMT-functions; however the bezel on the GMT-Master II rotates to enable simultaneous access to a third time zone.
Finally, both the GMT-Master II and the Explorer II have brightly colored 24-hour hands that match the watches’ names printed on their respective dials. These details are done in green on it,
The most recent incarnations of the GMT-Master II and the Explorer II are significantly different watches, each occupying its own, unique place within Rolex’s lineup of highly specialized sports watches.
The watch would look completely different when you come to change its band. For example, a black strap makes the replica watch more formal, sober aspect to an otherwise utilitarian exterior. A colored strap can be used to match the different accents on a watch’s dial and bezel, creating a more elegant appearance.
As well as allowing yourself to be prominent by putting your own stamp on a typical design, substituting a metal bracelet for a leather band has other benefits. The 904L steel used in all modern the fake Rolex bracelets, while incredibly durable and corrosion resistant, has a perfect weight to it. Coupled with the already hefty quality of the watch itself, the much lighter leather alternative can make your daily wearer a more comfortable proposition.
The pliable nature of the material is also a valuable factor. Like a leather jacket or pair of shoes, a leather strap will eventually conform to the shape of the wearer, making it uniquely, and snugly to your own. And they also avoid the one major disadvantage shared by all metal bracelets, regardless of how resilient the steel involved; sagging.
Recently, we outfits some of our favorite replica Rolex references, old and new, with a selection of the beautiful leather bands handmade exclusively for us in Italy and available through our website store.
Our black leather strap with red stitching found the perfect compliment in the original GMT-Master II, the Fat Lady. The Coke bezel’s color scheme, the first time the fake Rolex had produced a watch with that combination, together with the bright red 24-hour hand, echoes the colors on the strap nicely. Available with either a gold or silver buckle, we selected the silver to mirror the brushed steel on the watch’s lugs. Different from many after-market manufacturers, our leather straps are designed to fit vintage examples of the Rolex’s most iconic creations and the latest versions.
The first of the Cerachrom bezel Subs, the special version appeared in 2010 and carried on the tradition of the world’s favorite replica watches. Replacing the original Oyster bracelet lends a whole new identity. The white dial and sudden orange lightning bolt seconds hand have always made the Milgauss one of the most colorful in the lineup, and the addition of the new band makes it a particularly eye-catching example and an ideal watch for the summer.
Customizing your Rolex replica with a leather strap is an easy and cost-effective way to shake up your style and set yourself apart. You can even keep a range of different colors to pick and choose as the mood and environment changes.
Lance Armstrong’s devotion to Cycling is effective, and he made a great contribution there. Forward with Lance Armstrong is where the former professional cyclist interviews a range of sports, business, and entertainment personalities. Beside this, Stages is his somewhat controversial podcast initially dedicated to Tour de France analysis.
And this is why his analysis of this year’s edition of the Tour de France earlier this summer via his podcast has got many talking. Some believe he has no right to speak on the subject given his past, while others argue that he can provide insight into the tournament like no other can. Regardless, with more than 5 million downloads during TDF, Stages made it to July’s top 10 on iTunes.
Scrolling through Lance Armstrong’s Instagram profile—which mostly includes pictures of him recording his podcasts in a converted trailer—we noticed a new Rolex on his wrist. Lance Armstrong is a long-time fan of addition. In fact, we’ve seen him wearing a replica Rolex GMT-Master II Coke in the past, a stainless steel Daytona, and a Deepsea. Even his fiancée, Anna Hansen, was pictured wearing a Rolex Submariner when she recently said yes to Lance Armstrong marriage proposal.
These days, Lance Armstrong is sporting the new Daytona fake model in stainless steel with a black ceramic bezel. While there are two dial options available with the new Daytona C, his model is the white Panda dial with black subdials.
Although the stainless steel Rolex Daytona replica watch made its debut well over a year ago at Baselworld 2017, it’s still a very complicated watch to find. There are years-long wait lists for this particular Rolex. The high demand for the Rolex Daytona ref. 116500LN is unsurprising. Fans had been waiting for a steel Daytona with a ceramic bezel for a long time. Cheap Rolex had released a few Daytona models with ceramic bezels prior to 2017. However, they were all precious metal models such as platinum and Everose rose gold, therefore well beyond reach for many. In stainless steel, the new ceramic Daytona is still expensive but much more accessible.
Following his Stages podcasts about the Tour de France, Armstrong was planning to turn his attention to commentating on the upcoming Colorado Classic. However, it seems this could violate his ban from cycling. It’s a story that’s just developing, so we’ll have to stay tuned to see the outcome.
Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last few months, it can’t have escaped your attention that Paul Newman’s legendary Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is going to hit the auction stand in New York, with some industry experts said that it will break all known records and become the most expensive Rolex ever sold.
In order to do that, it will have to outshine the replica watches belonging to the last emperor of the Nguyen dynasty in Vietnam that achieved a staggering $5 million earlier this year. So, how could that watch, a one-of-a-kind, diamond-enhanced piece belonging to bona fide royalty, potentially be beaten into second place by a comparatively mass produced example that the replica Rolex was struggling to even give away when it was introduced in the late sixties?
Of course, the answer is the original owner. With his insouciant good looks, understated masculinity and hard working intelligence, he was the living personification of everything the Rolex poured into the Daytona.
That first generation model, given to Newman by his wife Joanne Woodward to mark the start of his professional motor racing career in 1972, has been cited as releasing the vintage cheap watch market as we know it today.
The mythical example going under the hammer on October 26th, in Phillips’ maiden New York auctions, is the first Daytona cheap replica watch to be sold that was worn by the man himself. Will it break the record? Time will tell the truth. For now, let’s take a quick look at what might just be the most significant vintage watch in the world.
Paul Newman began a life-long love affair with motor racing during the filming of the 1969 movie Winning. While it was extremely a forgettable outing, it ignited a passion for the sport that saw him turn pro three years later after training with the likes of double Indianapolis 500 winner Roger Ward. Before long, Newman was scheduling his movies around races, preferring the genuine excitement of the track to the phoniness of Hollywood.
And he was no slouch. He finished fifth in the replica Rolex Daytona 24-hours in 1977 and second at Le Mans two years later. He still keeps the record for the oldest driver to win an officially sanctioned race when, in 1995, he was co-driver for the winning team at the Rolex 24-hour race at age of 70th.
That legendary watch, cutely engraved on the back with ‘Drive Carefully, Me’ by his anxious spouse, accompanied him as a good luck charm throughout his early career until the mid-eighties.