The Modern Rolex Day-Date Replica Watches

For this fifth edition of Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy (you can check out part 4 here), we’re diving deep into what is, undoubtedly, one of the most iconic wristwatches of all time. This single model in the Rolex repertoire has in its 60 years become a classic not only within the horological community, but within many communities, and is regarded as a globally recognized symbol, synonymous with both luxury wrist cheap replica watches and success. Yes, we’re talking about you, Rolex Day-Date.

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In 1956, the Rolex Replica Watches Ref. 6511, the grandfather of this dynastic line, was born. It was the first wristwatch to feature the day of the week in its full text alongside the date. Even more significantly, it has since been worn by United States Presidents, captains of industry, and many other leaders — Lyndon B. Johnson (below), Martin Luther King, and Warren Buffet, to name just a few. The Day-Date has become the unofficial watch of “greener grass”—a piece that everyone, somewhere deep down, seems to want. The Day-Date is the watch that crowned Rolex “king,” and has always been, unapologetically, right in your face.Truman_wearing_Rolex_Day-Date_560

There are two references that best explain the history of the Cheap Replica Rolex Day-Date. The first is, well, the first: the Ref. 6511 was cased by Brevet in either yellow or rose gold, it exclusively featured a red date wheel with matching red “DAY-DATE” text, and used either dauphine or alpha hands. The design was completed by a jubilee bracelet, adding even more heft that first helped garner it attention. The movement, Caliber 1055, was powered by an automatic rotor, the crystal was made of period-appropriate acrylic, and the caseback was solid. Rolex Ref. 6511 was, although luxurious, well detailed— a watch worth more than its weight in gold.

The second, and possibly more quintessential, reference that should be mentioned is the classically garish Rolex that solidified the watch’s place as an icon: Ref. 1803. It was cased in 18k yellow, white, or rose gold (as well as an option for platinum), and it certainly caught the attention of many aspiring, hardworking, stock-tip-chasing Americans. Its dial was less intricately detailed than that of Ref. 6511, but instead focused more aggressively on other facets, from the bracelet to bezel. While mentioning the bracelet, we should point out that this was the model that first introduced the now-famous “Presidential” design. All of these elements — the case, bracelet, and finishing — helped this reference, produced from 1960-1978 and then again well into the 1990s, conquer the market for watches with dates. This was the essence of the Rolex Day-Date, and quite possibly the most recognizable model ever produced.Rolex_Day-Date_watches_5601

 

Now, onto the new stuff. The current production Rolex Day-Date comes in two models. The first has a 36-mm case and is powered by Caliber 3155, which you will be able to find in various references, all around $20,000. The second variation of the Day-Date, introduced this year at Baselworld, is 40 millimeters and houses the larger and more modernized Caliber 3255; these watches clock in higher, starting around $35,000. Both models are exclusively available in precious metals, feature the famous fluted bezel, stick hands, a solid caseback concealing the movement, sapphire crystals, and, of course, the “Presidential” bracelet. Each series then is made available with dozens of possible configurations, from baguette diamond hour markers to a simple yet beautiful lapis lazuli dial. Rolex_Day-Date-White_gold_Blue_560

To get a bit more critical, the movement powering the standard 36-mm Rolex Day-Date, Caliber 3155, has been practically untouched since 1988; it wouldn’t be unfair for an audience to desire more development over a nearly 30-year period from a product with a $20,000 price tag.  The proportions and details have remained largely unchanged from those of Ref. 1803, apart from an assortment of various, sometimes-tacky dials, from a tile-patterned ‘ROLEX’ print, to a diamond-paved racing green. To me, the Day-Date currently in production that most appropriately respects its heritage, and is still able to move the design forward, is the Ref. 118139 (above). This 36-mm model — with a white gold case, blue exotic leather strap, and matching deep blue sunburst dial — maintains classic styling, more reminiscent (in a conservative and design-focused way) of the original ref. 6511. Its modest case size isn’t beefed up by a massive metal bracelet, and it might just be able to go unnoticed beneath a fine cuff, unlike a peeking 18k yellow-gold statement. My one desire would be something of a historical nod to the 6511, possibly with another aesthetic addition like a red date wheel and matching “DAY-DATE” text.Rolex-Day-Date-40-white-gold-front-e1436381681824

 

As for the 40-mm Day-Date (above, in white gold), Rolex certainly has made some modern touches that could give it an extra edge in the over-inflated market of luxury watches. While my criticism of the update-lacking Caliber 3155 in the 36-mm variation stands, I cannot say the same for the Caliber 3255 powering this watch. With a variety of innovative mechanics operating together, the movement is not only incredibly efficient, but it’s also rather reliable, with a 70-hour power reserve and international Rolex warranty of five years. The watch boasts some other interesting contemporary design options, such as Roman numerals for hour markers; an assortment of fashion-forward dials; the introduction of an improved, partially ceramic bracelet; and the obvious 4-mm increase in case size. I think the concealed attachment for the bracelet to case is less “Rolex” and more innovation for innovation’s sake, but overall it is nice to see the brand working to improve one its most historical watches. Would I have tried to keep the piece at 36 mm? Absolutely. Is a $15,000 price increase for updates you already wanted worth it? That’s up for debate.

Its details are large, the metals are precious, and the price tags are relatively huge. Although the modern models communicate a similar air of affluence and power as they did in the past, the horological success and acknowledgment of this specific series has mostly diminished. The Rolex Day-Date is no longer the pop culture icon and singular indicator of wealth as it once was; today, just within the Rolex family, there is an array of over-the-top wristwatches available, such as the Yachtmaster II, Datejust, Submariner, GMT-Master II, and Rolex replica Daytona (all pictured above). Without even adding 46-mm Breitlings, carbon-fiber Hublots, or solid gold Panerais into the mix, the Day-Date’s spotlight seems to have often been stolen by own its brothers. What was once the single poster board for affluence is now one of dozens of options. But, in the end, who doesn’t like choices?

Christian Zeron (who co-wrote this article) is the Founder, and Caleb Anderson is the Director of Outreach at the online vintage and antique watch boutique theoandharris.com. Firstly watch enthusiasts and now professionals, Caleb and Christian constantly work to extend their knowledge and grow their circles to find, acquire, and offer hidden affordable gems they love to the public. Both New Jersey natives, the two are persistent students on all things historical, constant NYC diners, and longtime friends.

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Rolex Yacht-Master II Replica Watches UK in Stainless Steel

Fans of the Replica Rolex Yacht-Master will remember that Baselworld 2012 saw the debut of a new version of the Rolex Yacht-Master in a Rolesium case. In 2013, that model’s larger successor, the Rolex Yacht-Master II, was the focus, with Rolex Replica Watches introducing the first version of the popular regatta-countdown chronograph watch in a 904L stainless steel case with a blue Cerachrom bezel insert.

The signature feature of the Replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II, first introduced in 2007, is its regatta countdown function, developed exclusively for fake Rolex watches, which can be programmed from 1 to 10 minutes and incorporates a mechanical “memory” that  allows it to be reset to the same countdown duration used previously. Once launched, the countdown can also be synchronized on the fly, enabling adjustment to match the official regatta countdown — an important feature because of the need for very precise timing during the crucial starting sequence of a regatta. Programming the countdown is easy, by means of the rotatable Ring Command bezel, a Rolex-developed system linking the bezel to the movement.Rolex_Yacht-Master_II_steel-Replica-Watches

The Rolex Yacht-Master’s Oyster case is 44 mm in diameter (as compared to 40 mm for the original Rolex Yacht-Master) and water-resistant to 100 meters. The middle case is crafted from a solid block of particularly corrosion-resistant 904L steel. The fluted caseback is hermetically screwed down with a special tool used exclusively by Rolex watchmakers. The screw-down winding crown of this Rolex Yacht-Master is fitted with the patented Triplock triple-waterproofing system and is protected by a crown guard integrated into the case middle. The crystal is made of scratch-resistant sapphire. The bidirectional rotating Ring Command bezel adds a splash of nautical blue with its Cerachrom insert, made of extra-hard corrosion-resistant ceramic, with engraved numerals and inscription coated in platinum.

The Rolex Yacht-Master II Replica contains Rolex’s automatic Caliber 4161, a column-wheel chronograph movement that has been certified as a chronometer by the Swiss testing agency COSC. The oscillator at the heart of the watch has boasts another Rolex-exclusive development, a blue hairspring made of Parachrom, an patented alloy that replica Rolex watches claims makes the hairspring more resistant to magnetic fields, more stable when exposed to temperature variations, and more capable than a traditional hairspring of maintaining the watch’s timekeeping precision in case of shocks.Rolex_Replica_Watches

The solid-link, steel Oyster bracelet is fitted with Rolex’s hallmark Oysterlock safety clasp, which prevents accidental opening, and features the Rolex-patented Easylink comfort-extension system that allows the wearer to easily increase the bracelet’s length by about five millimeters. The stainless steel version of the Rolex Yacht-Master II is priced around $18,500.

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Click below to watch Rolex’s official movie presenting a 3D view of the Rolex Yacht-Master II.

 

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Technical Specifications of this Rolex Yacht-Master Replica Watches:

Movement: Replica Rolex UK caliber 4161, automatic; COSC-certified chronometer; chronograph with column wheel and vertical clutch; bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor on ball bearing; frequency = 28,800 vph; 42 jewels; paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring; Breguet overcoil; large balance wheel with variable inertia; high-precision regulating via four gold Microstella nuts; traversing balance bridge; approximately 72-hour power reserve

Functions: Central hour and minute hands, small seconds at 6 o’clock, programmable regatta countdown with mechanical memory, retrograde minute hand, on-the-fly synchronization of countdown seconds and minute hands,

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Case and bracelet: Monobloc 904L stainless steel Oyster case with screw-down fluted caseback, satin and polished finishing, diameter = 44 mm, bidirectional 90° rotatable Ring Command bezel with blue Cerachrom insert in ceramic (engraved numerals and inscription coated with platinum via magnetron sputtering), screw-down crown with Triplock triple waterproofness system, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, water-resistant to 100 meters; on 904L steel Oyster bracelet with polished center links and satin-finished outer links with polished edges, folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm extension

Dial and hands: Matte white lacquer dial, blue lacquer small seconds counter with 18k white gold border; Chromalight appliqué hour markers for long-lasting luminescence in 18k white gold with blue PVD coating; Chromalight hands in blued 18k gold; red seconds hand

This article was originally published on February 14, 2014, and has been updated.

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Steve McQueen’s Rolex Replica Brings Record $234,000

Steve McQueen’s Rolex Submariner replica watches Ref. 5512 brought $234,000 including buyer’s premium at Antiquorum’s summer sale in New York City yesterday, setting a world record for that reference. Another McQueen item, his Scott Super Squirrel motorcycle painted by Von Dutch brought the highest bid of the day at $276,000. The Heuer Monaco McQueen wore during the 1971 filming of Le Mans far exceeded the pre-sale estimate, selling for $87,600.

Other top performers included a Patek Philippe Ref. 5004 that brought $252,000 and an A. Lange & Söhne Tourbillon “Pour le Mérite” that brought $156,000. A Lange 1 Tourbillon in platinum sold for $144,000. Lot 299, a Patek Philippe Ref. 5250G Limited Edition Annual Calendar with Silicon Escape Wheel brought $138,000. A Rolex “double red” Sea Dweller with a Cartier dial sold for $91,200, and a Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona Ref. 6239 attained $84,000. All prices include buyer’s premium.

Overall the sale generated $5,706,324. Bids came in from around the world including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Italy, Germany, France and Romania. Eighty-one percent of the 416 timepieces were sold by lot and 122% sold by value. In addition to the bidders in the sale room and on the telephone, 478 bidders participated online. Additional results are available at the Antiquorum Rolex replica web site.

Steve McQueen’s Replica Rolex Submariner Ref. 5512

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The top selling timepiece: a Patek Philippe replica watches Ref. 5004

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The A. Lange & Söhne Tourbillon “Pour le Mérite”

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Swiss Rolex Replica UK The age of reason?

— The Palatial line is relatively classic for Cheap Fake Rolex UK…

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Alongside its unique creations featuring stunning associations between haute horlogerie and the most exceptional precious stones, the maverick brand from the Big Apple continues to enrich its creative portfolio with more “demure” or in any case more accessible collections.

The Palatial line is relatively classic for Jacob & Co and has welcomed half a dozen new models since Baselworld 2015.

The Palatial line is relatively classic for Jacob & Co and has welcomed half a dozen new models since Baselworld 2015. The Palatial Classic Manual Big Date in pink gold appears with a salmon pink or grey guilloché dial graced with a celestial allure thanks to subdials at 6 and 9 o’clock evoking two planets in front of the sun, whose rays can be seen as symbolized by the hour-markers.

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The more spectacular and thus by definition more complicated Palatial Flying Tourbillon Minute Repeater with its black mineral glass dial reveals a tourbillon carriage featuring a sophisticated structure composed of gold and titanium components.

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Palatial Flying Tourbillon Minute Repeater.
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Palatial Classic Manual Big Date

Case: Polished 18K pink gold, water-resistant to 50m

Diameter: 42mm

Movement: mechanical manually wound (Caliber JCCM01, 50h power reserve), Côtes de Genève motif, circular graining and satin finishing

Functions: hours, minutes, large date, power-reserve display

Dial: guilloché, satin-finished appliques

Bracelet: 18K pink gold, folding clasp

Palatial Flying Tourbillon Minute Repeater

Case: Polished 18K pink gold, circular satin finishes, polished bezel and lugs

Diameter: 43mm Cheap Replica Rolex Cellini Watches UK For Sale

Movement: mechanical manually wound (Caliber JCBM03, 90h power reserve), 308 components, titanium balance wheel with gold timing screw, satin-brushed bridges, Côtes de Genève motif, polished angles

Functions: hours, minutes, minute repeater

Dial: black mineral glass, gold hour-markers and treble clef, skeleton hands

Strap: black alligator leather, gold pin buckle

18-piece limited series

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1:1 Gold Rolex Replica Watches For Sale + Swiss Fake Rolex UK

— After Munich and Dubai, Patek Philippe’s Watch Art Grand Exhibition came to London Fake Rolex UK from 27th May to 7th June.

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The third Fake Rolex Watches Art Grand Exhibition organised by Patek Philippe was hosted by the Saatchi Gallery in London, the same location that the Salon QP watch exhibition calls its home, and welcomed some 30,000 visitors. Like the two previous exhibitions it was designed to give a complete overview of the brand, encompassing its origins, traditions and craftsmanship. It also offered a rare opportunity to see the entire current watch collection of Patek Philippe.

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But the Grand Exhibitions also include some elements that are tailored to the host city. In London, two antique pocket watches were on display that had been purchased by Queen Victoria at the Great Exhibition in London in 1851. These pieces, along with others that belonged to royal families around the world (including a Patek Philippe belonging to Queen Elizabeth II that was on loan for the exhibition), were grouped together in a room that had been decorated to resemble the Crystal Palace, where the Great Exhibition was held and where Patek Philippe first presented its new keyless winding system.

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As a delight for Patek Philippe fans, the Geneva-based watchmaker has also produced several limited edition models specifically for the London exhibition, which will be sold at the Patek Philippe Salon at 16 New Bond Street. Three of these models come in understated designs with Arabic numerals and modest sizes of 34.6mm and 38mm. They range from the simple two-hand Ref. 7200 and the Ref. 5153 with three hands and date up to the high complication of the Ref. 5159, which has a perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand, day, month and leap year indications in apertures and a separate moon phase display. Each model is limited to only 80 cheap replica Rolex watches with a special “PATEK PHILIPPE LONDON 2015” inscription.

Two minute-repeater models also bear the inscription: a Ref. 5213 minute-repeater with perpetual calendar and retrograde date, small seconds and moon phase, of which only 10 will be available in white gold with the inscription; and a Ref. 7000 minute-repeater with small seconds in a universal 33.7mm size, of which only three will be made.

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Showcasing the rare handcrafts used by Patek Philippe, an even rarer Calatrava model uses the technique of grisaille enamel, in which successive layers of blanc de Limoges enamel are applied on to a background of black enamel to create a greyscale depiction of London’s iconic monuments.

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1:1 Gold Rolex Replica Watches For Sale + Swiss Fake Rolex UK

Finally, as a continuation of the royal Swiss replica watches theme, Patek Philippe also presented a sumptuous pocket watch with an enamel painting of the Tudor rose.

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