Five Reasons Rolex Guys Love Rolex Fake Watches According to Reginald Brack

Christie’s International Head of Retail for Watches, Reginald Brack, on why true vintage Rolex collectors know it’s about more than just the crown. Some vintage replica Rolex watches collectors love Patek Philippe. Some love Panerai. Some love all kinds. But Rolex is among the world’s most recognisable luxury brands because those who love Rolex tend to get a little obsessed. Below are just a few reasons.

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1) They’re purpose-built

Rolex really is considered the original ‘tool watch.’ Vintage Rolex collectors love the romantic notion that so many of the classic models were created for specific, functional purposes — and often very adventurous ones — not simply as jewellery or decoration. The GMT-Master, for example, was created at Pan-Am’s request for its pilots, who were experiencing a new phenomenon called jet-lag. They wanted a watch that told time for two time zones at once. Likewise, the Submariner was made specifically for divers. The Milgauss was introduced in the 1950s for people who worked amid highly electro-magnetic environments, like early nuclear research labs. It was an anti-magnetic watch that could withstand one thousand ‘gauss,’ which is a measure of magnetism, hence the name, Milgauss (literally, ‘thousand gauss’). It was unusual for someone to wear watches like these in civilian life back when they were created. But wearing them for everyday use eventually became cool, and remains so to this day.

2) Details, details

Vintage Rolex collectors love the nuances of the various dials, bezels, crown guards, and other features that vary so widely even for specific models, and which can add so much to the value and collectibility of a wholesale replica Rolex watches. These nuances, like an ‘underline’ dial, an ‘exclamation’ dial, or a ‘Bart Simpson’ dial (models made very briefly during the 1960s, where the Rolex coronet insignia is flatter with shorter tines, resembling Bart Simpson’s hair) can boost a watch’s value enormously. Suddenly a $5,000 watch is worth $50,000, all because of a tiny detail.

3) It’s OK to accessorize

Rolexes are versatile in ways that many other haute horology brands are not. Changing the entire look and feel of a vintage Rolex can be as simple as popping off of a bracelet and adding a super cool Italian leather strap or a nylon NATO strap. One watch can so easily become many different watches simply by accessorizing. The latest trend is to swap in a hand-stitched Italian distressed leather or suede strap; real Rolex aficionados love to add a vintage Rolex tang buckle to complete that vintage look. It’s all about the way it looks. Accessorizing isn’t a faux pas with many vintage Rolexes because that’s how so many were originally sold. Back when some of these watches were new, authorized dealers would happily change a bracelet to a strap upon request in the store, or change an oyster bracelet to a jubilee bracelet. Some of these watches were literally delivered to their owners with a strap, whereas they left the factory with a bracelet. That’s not the case for most other fine watchmakers.

4) Their value just keeps growing

Vintage Rolexes have strong intrinsic value and we only see those values rising for examples in good condition. Rolex collectors get excited to own a wearable investment, which is really what vintage Rolex has turned into — particularly with sport models like the Submariner, the Daytona, and the Explorer. Those are models that continue to grow in value faster and steadier than most other existing classic Replica Rolex Cellini watches. In general, the dressier Rolexes don’t gain value as quickly as the sport models, but there are exceptions. Super rare dress models like the elusive stainless steel Day Date are valued in the several hundred thousand dollar range.

5) They’re tough

Sport Rolexes were created for rugged use. They’re inherently durable. So the wearer really does not have to worry about wearing these fake Rolex watches, using these watches, enjoying these watches. They’ll survive for generations simply because the cases and movements were created for heavy use in extreme conditions. The Rolex Explorer, for example, was created to be exceptionally robust, with special lubricants in the movement that could withstand extreme changes in temperature. Rolex specifically had high-altitude mountain climbers in mind, who might see hundred degree temperature changes between day and night. One of the Explorer’s immediate forebears, an Oyster Perpetual chronometer (likely a reference 6084) accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay on the first summit of Mount Everest in 1953. It survives in working condition today at the Beyer Watch and Clock Museum in Zürich.

Best Rolex Replica Cellini Dual Time UK Sale

There the sun is rising, while here the day is drawing to a close. While on the horizon the sun is setting into the night, on the Replica Rolex Cellini Dual Time it gradually appears in the aperture at the bottom of the dial.

The Cellini Dual Time model grants its wearers the gift of temporal ubiquity. With a quick glance at the dial, they are simultaneously aware of the time here and the time elsewhere. The small gold-rimmed sub-dial at 6 o’clock shows the minutes and hours in a faraway part of the world: the land of your loved ones when you are travelling, the location of business associates on other continents. To differentiate daytime hours from night-time hours, a sun or moon symbol transits the aperture at 9 o’clock on the sub-dial. The large centre hands, shaped like two-edged swords, always accompany the wearers on their journey. The hour hand can be set independently by successive “jumps” to adjust to a new local time zone, without disturbing the functioning of the best Rolex replica watches or the chronometric precision of its self-winding movement.

VERSIONS

The Cellini Dual Time model is offered in four versions: with a black or silver dial featuring a “rayon flammé de la gloire” guilloche motif, and with a 39 mm case in a choice of 18 ct white or Everose gold. It is mounted on an alligator leather strap with large scales, remborded and stitched, in shiny black or brown depending on the model, and fitted with an 18 ct gold buckle matching the gold of the case.