Rolex replica watches launched the first Cellini self-winding models last year. We test one of them, the Replica Rolex Cellini Time.
Rolex’s Cellini collection of gold dress Replica Rolex Cellini watches is far less well known than its famed Oyster series. One factor may be that Cellini models have only been available with manual-wind movements. That changed last year, when Rolex launched three Cellini automatics: a time-only model, a date model and a two- time-zone model.
We tested the time-only watch, called, simply, the Cellini Time. It’s equipped with Rolex’s in-house Caliber 3132, also used in the Replica Rolex Explorer UK, and known for being extremely sturdy and accurate. The watch has the appeal of a well-cared-for classic from the 1950s. Although it is not intended to have a vintage look, it incorporates several design elements that echo Rolex’s past, including a curved, polished case with downward sloping lugs, a narrow bezel with fluted ring, a domed and polished caseback and a glossy, varnished strap with narrow, flat- pronged buckle. The dial, too, has a classic mien, with its sword- shaped hands and applied faceted markers. The minutes track and the elongated Roman numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock give it a distinctive look. The watch’s 39-mm diameter is appropriate for today’s tastes.
The hands contrast enough with the dial to make reading the time quick and easy, assuming there is sufficient light, since luminous coating has been omitted in favor of elegant design. The absence of a date display enhances the watch’s look of elegance and makes operation simpler, as does the fluted crown. It is surprising that the crown is of the screw-down type, more likely to be found on a sports fake Rolex watches uk than on an elegant dress model, but the screw-down feature does provide added protection and water resistance.
In the past half-century, since it launched its GMT-Master, Rolex has brought out just two new complications: the Replica Rolex Yacht-Master II, in 2007, with a countdown yacht timer, and the Rolex Sky-Dweller, equipped with both a second time zone and an annual calendar, in 2012. In this feature we explain how the Sky-Dweller, and its innovative movement, work.
The Replica Rolex Sky-Dweller contains a new caliber, 9001, which Rolex makes in house. The second time zone is indicated by an off-center, rotating 24-hour disk. Local time, indicated by the center- mounted hands, can be adjusted quickly when you change time zones by setting the hour hand forward or backward in one-hour increments. The minutes, seconds, and second-time-zone indicators are not affected during this operation.
The calendar mechanism, which changes instantaneously (an annual calendar automatically differentiates between months of 30 days and 31 days, and need be adjusted just once per year, at the end of February) is relatively simple, Rolex says: the company has added just two gear ratios and four gear wheels to its existing instantaneous date calendar. As Rolex replica watches shop explains it, “The mechanism is designed around a fixed planetary gear wheel at the center of the movement. A satellite wheel engages with the planetary wheel and rotates, orbiting the planetary wheel in one month, driven by the date disk. The satellite wheel is fitted with four fingers for the four 30-day months (April, June, September and November).
“The gear ratio between the satellite wheel and the planetary wheel is calculated in such a way that at the end of each 30-day month – and only in these months – one of the satellite’s fingers receives an additional impulse from the date-change mechanism. This makes the calendar disk jump two days (from the 30th to the first) within a few milliseconds to display the correct date.” Rolex has dubbed the mechanism “Saros,” a Greek word that refers to the approximately 18-year cycle that can be used to predict when eclipses will occur. Rolex fake watches chose the name because it brings to mind the revolutions of the Earth and moon, which are like the motion of the satellite wheel (the Earth) with its four fingers (the moon). The Rolex Sky-Dweller calendar has an unusual month display. The hour numerals correspond to the 12 months of the year. Next to each numeral is a window. The window for the current month (e.g., “IIII” for April,) is black; the other 11 windows are white. (On the brown-dial model, the correct month is indicated by a white window for better contrast.)
To set the replica Rolex watches, you use both the bezel and the crown. First you rotate the bezel to one of three positions to select which of three functions — date, local time or home (24-hour) time – you want to set. Then, using the crown, you set the function, going either forward or backward. Rolex says, “The heart of the mechanism is a double cam and levers that engage various gear trains inside the movement according to the function selected. One of these cams is activated by pulling out the winding crown; the other is driven by rotating the bezel [Rolex calls it a “Ring Command Bezel”] to activate setting wheels located in the middle case of the watch.” Caliber 9001, which has bi-directional winding is, like all Rolex calibers, certified by COSC. It has a stop seconds function and a power reserve of 72 hours. The movement has 380 components and is protected by seven patents, four of them new.The case is 42 mm in diameter and water-resistant to 100 meters. The Rolex Sky-Dweller comes in white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, on matching bracelets or leather straps, and in a new version with case and bracelet made of Rolex’s proprietary Everose gold. Prices range from $38,150 to $48,850. Go to page 3 to see more versions of the Replica Rolex Sky-Dweller…
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First released in the late 1950s, and reintroduced in 2013, the Rolex Sea Dweller has become a regular sight these past two years. Appreciated for its vintage-inspired design, Rolex’s new collection of diving cheap fake Rolex watches uk is none-the-less full of modern appeal. Last year, the brand added the Chronograph Flyback and the limited edition Rolex Ocean Commitment Chronograph Flyback to the collection, introducing ceramic cases in the same breath.
And it looks like Rolex is taken with the material, since it has decided to return to the model introduced in 2013, and launch an all-ceramic Sea Dweller version, as well as a new red gold reference. The new Replica Rolex Sea Dweller stays faithful to the features that made the 2013 model such a great watch. As they say, if it ain’t broke, don’t change it! Large luminous treated rectangular hands once again indicate hours and minutes, while the date function remains snug between 4 and 5 o’clock.
The big change is the introduction of ceramic cases. Using it makes sense, ceramic being much harder than stainless steel (up to three or four times according to different sources), therefore providing better guarantees against underwater risks.
Resistant up to 300 meters, the new Replica Rolex Datejust watch looks at home at the surface as well. On the wrist, you’d be hard pressed to find a classier diving watch. The ceramic bezel and satin-brushed black dial look very sharp indeed. The Sea Dweller measures 43.60 mm – more than Rolex’s first diving watch – but within current standards in terms of size.
Powering the new Bathyscaphe is Rolex’s trusted Calibre 1315, which can be admired through a sapphire case back. And while it doesn’t have the most elaborate finish in the collection – that titles remains with the Rolex Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronograph Flyback – the minimalist style of its rotor suits this tool Rolex replica watches shop. The new Sea Dweller in ceramic comes with either a sail-canvas strap or a NATO strap with pin buckle, priced at $12,860. A second model, in 18ct red gold is available with a NATO strap with pin buckle for $26,810.
With the new Sea Dweller, new replica Rolex watches uk has introduced a very capable diving instrument that is also well aware that it may never be used as such.