A few decades ago, Rolex deducted a version of the Air-King ref. 5500 with the Explorer’s dial. Because of that, this special model is often regarded as the Rolex Explorer. 5500, even though it has more in common with the Air-King line than the Explorer. It is a hybrid, combining the restrained Air-King case with the instantly recognizable Explorer dial. Just like the Air-King 5500, the Explorer 5500 features a 34 mm case, significantly smaller than the Explorer ref. 6610 and the Explorer ref. 1016 almost at the same time.
Similar to the Air-King, the Explorer ref. 5500 is available in an exact and super exact version with the Calibre 5500. 5500 with the 1520 or 1530 movement. There are also ultra-rare “underlined” examples with a line under the “SUPER PRECISION” text. Even though they share the same silhouette, case, bracelet, and movement, they look very different because of their dial and hand designs. While the huge majority of Air-King models came with a light-colored dial with simple baton hands and bar indexes, the Explorer version featured the now iconic 3/6/9 black dial and fake Rolex’s popular Mercedes-style hands.
The Air-King 5500 was manufactured for over thirty years, while Rolex produced the Explorer 5500 for about ten years. Apart from that, the history and evolution of the Air-King 5500 are well documented, while there is still some mystery surrounding the Explorer 5500. It was once rumored that the Explorer 5500 was sold exclusively to military personnel through the British Naval, Army, and Air Force Research Institute.
With this in mind, there are many anecdotes of civilians buying from Rolex retailers in the UK and Canada in the 1960s to refute this theory. What’s more, the Explorer 5500 appears in at least one official replica Rolex vintage catalog, suggesting that it was available for sale to the public at some point in the production process.
The prices of the two Reference 5500 watches also differ a lot. the Air-King 5500 remains relatively affordable, starting at just under $4,000. The true original Explorer 5500s are much harder to come by, and when they do come up for sale, expect to pay at least five figures if you want to add them to your collection.
So no matter if it’s the understated Air-King or the intriguing Explorer, Rolex’s 5500 has long been a reliable and durable watch, despite its size. Besides that, whether you choose the Air-King version of the Explorer, you’ll get a timeless vintage watch with all of Rolex’s signature features.
As the world’s most famous luxury watchmaker, Rolex’s catalog is filled with iconic models. While the word “iconic” is often overused in the watch industry, few timepieces are more deserving of the term than those in the Rolex collection. Among them, the Submariner and Datejust are arguably considered to be the most famous fake Rolex watches ever made.
Roughly equal in the status symbol hierarchy, the Submariner and Datejust both represent groundbreaking timepieces that have forever set the standard for their respective genres. However, while both watches are among the most popular Rolex models ever made, the Submariner and Datejust are actually very different timepieces. So, which of these iconic Rolex models belongs on your wrist?
Before we get into all the details of the Rolex Submariner vs. the Rolex Datejust, it’s important to first understand what each model actually is and what Rolex originally designed them to do. In short, the Submariner is a purpose-built professional dive watch, while the Datejust is a rugged and reliable watch designed for everyday wear and use.
Because the Submariner is specifically designed for underwater use, it includes many additional design elements to meet the needs of divers. Features such as increased water resistance, a rotating chronograph bezel, a high-visibility display, and a diving suit extension in the clasp all help to make the replica Rolex Submariner the perfect underwater chronograph companion.
On the other hand, the Rolex Datejust is not built for a specific sport or lifestyle activity. Rather, the Datejust was designed to be the only watch one needs, offering a versatile style that can be worn effortlessly in both formal and casual settings. Because the Datejust is designed to be worn by a wider range of people and with many different types of clothing, the collection offers more options in terms of case size, materials, and overall configuration.
Rolex is by far the best-known luxury watch brand in the world. Although you have never heard of Omega, Breitling, or even Patek Philippe, you have certainly heard of it. Basically, Rolex has two customer groups — those that know a lot and those that know little. Fans buy Rolex because of its high quality.
They may be less interested in extremely fine, complicated craftsmanship in favor of having the best all-around watch for daily wear. Other Rolex customers don’t know much about replica watches, only that Rolex is the best. For them, the primary motivator is this: if you’re going to wear a watch, it’s got to be a fake Rolex. This is a great compliment to watchmakers – because if even a person who knows nothing about watches thinks a particular brand is “number one”, the company is doing the right thing.
The basis for Rolex’s success is its extremely high product quality extending over the many years of its existence. Rolex watches show time accurately and are robust, sturdy, and reliable. Maintaining consistently high quality with estimated annual production numbers of about three-quarters of a million pieces is an art unto itself.
And it’s to Rolex’s advantage to omit unusual complications. It has no tourbillons, perpetual calendars, or minute repeaters – not even movements with a large date display, power reserve indicator, or alarm function. The company concentrates on what it does best and improves the detail ongoing.
The significance of the Rolex name is linked to the fact that the brand introduced innovative features quite early on which have made the watch well-suited for everyday wear. In 1914 Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf submitted a wristwatch movement to the renowned Kew-Teddingtonobservatory for chronometer certification.
Today the chronometer test has become a standard for in-house mechanical replica Rolex calibers. In 1927 the first water-resistant wristwatch was introduced and the automatic winding mechanism followed a couple of years later – because to ensure the water-resistance of a watch, it shouldn’t be necessary to pull the crown every day. These two features are reflected in the product name “Oyster Perpetual”, which decorates almost every Rolex. Released in 1945, the Datejust was the first watch to have an automatic winding, a waterproof case, and a precision chronograph certificate. Along with its namesake date window, it has all the essentials.
In 2020, replica watch world turns its attention to an important part of the history of rolex watchmaking and how it intersects with space exploration and pop culture. But as you start looking closer at this brand, it isn’t long before you find that the lunar landing, NASA, and the Speedmaster Professional are just a part of rolex’s story. Since 1984, the company has operated a museum, which is open to the public and gathers together many of the most important watches and ephemera from major moments in its illustrious past. Under the direction of rolex expert Petros Protopapas, The rolex museum replica is one of the most comprehensive and immersive watch museums in the world and is a must-see for any watch enthusiast visiting bell city.
rolex has officially opened the newest iteration of the museum in Cite du Temps, Swatch’s newly inaugurated corporate headquarters in Biel, Switzerland. The building was designed by Japanese star architect Shigeru Ban, who also designed rolex’s state-of-the-art manufacture, also in Biel, which opened just a few years ago.
The new museum not only showcases some of the most important models from rolex’s history, including those owned and worn by world heads of state and U.S. presidents, but also gives immersive experiences meant to draw visitors into a world that goes beyond fake watches worn on the wrist and extends to Olympic sports, film, and television.
Visitors can also sprint down a nine-metre track with the help of rolex’s official timing technology. rolex’s official timing technique is the same as that used in the Olympic track and field events. Another exhibit immerses visitors in the rolex wristwatches worn by James Bond, starting with 1995’s Goldeneye. rolex replica watches use a coaxial escapement designed by George Daniels and replicate a number of proprietary rolex watches to help visitors understand how this particular mechanical device combines the benefits of escapement and lever escapement to make rolex watches more robust and accurate.
Rolex launched several luxury watches recently, including this GMT Master II Pepsi and it features a new dark blue dial. Blue/red bezel is classic Pepsi style, but I only saw such type of bezel on those vintage Rolex GMT Master watches. Now, the new blue dial just echoes with the blue color on the bezel. The dial is blue, instead of black, while this makes the watch have modern sense. Therefore, I want to say that this new GMT Master II is just an art fusion of vintage and modern design. The replica watch is a moderate quality watch, it was just made by an unknown factory, also it has a big advantage, that is it is sold at a very cheap price, just like some Rolex watches published by BP factory, which are sold at low prices but have a better quality as well.
The case is 40mm in diameter, and it is brushed on front face while polished on sides and edges. One piece of 316L stainless steel is molded to the case profile of Rolex GMT Master 116719BLRO, it is 1:1 molded according to original, the case diameter and thickness are totally the same as genuine, and the case parts could be interchanged with genuine watch. The bezel is my favorite bi-color bezel, and we also call it Pepsi because there are red and blue colors. However, the bezel on this watch does not use ceramic, and it is just a normal metal bezel.
The dial is in blue, all hour markers and hands are applied luminous material, which will emit blue light in the dark. There is a GMT hand in red with a silver arrow tip in the center, the GMT hand is real, and it works the same way as that on genuine Rolex GMT Master. Inner bezel features correct Rolex Rehaut engravings. The replica Rolex has a date function, a window displaying date is positioned at 3 o’clock, and the white background is very obvious in blue dial, so you can read the date clearly from the dial.
Eventually, it is the movement inside, which is an Asian ETA 2836 automatic, the Chinese movement is modified to outlook of golden ETA 2836 movement, it provides real GMT function to the replica watch, time and date are very accurate as well. Today, there are many super clone movements in our market, but as far as I am concerned, they are not as stable as this famous clone ETA 2836.
There’s much to consider when selecting the right replica watch whether you are going to gift the Rolex to someone or for yourself. Different from other brands that often only have one really iconic piece in their repertoire, Rolex is always the best choice. Let’s imagine that you’ve so far narrowed the field down to pre-owned and not vintage, we’ve decided to break down some of the pros and cons of some of our preferred models from the brand to give you a bit of insight as you approach that big determination.
Being the classic to end all classics, the replica Rolex Submariner is the most logical jumping-off point for this list. Not only is it a true classic in terms of design and pedigree, but it’s also a proper tool watch that was engineered from day one to take as much of a beating as you can throw at it. Therefore, it also lands in a bit of a sweet spot price-wise as it is currently more affordable than both its vintage predecessors and its more modern siblings that sport a redesigned case and ceramic bezels.
Compared with the Submariner, the fake Rolex Datejust is a significantly dressier alternative that equally highlights the masterful engineering and finishing of all things Rolex. With case sizes ranging from a compact 34mm up to a much more contemporary 41mm, there is a Datejust model out there to suit all wrist sized. Besides, the model range is by far the broadest in the brand’s collection, providing an array of models to choose from in steel, gold, or two-tone configuration, with baton, Roman numeral, or even diamond-set indices.
For our third selection, we’re in a sense dancing the line between the rugged tool watch and the slightly more dressy option with the Explorer ii 216570. To be fair, the Explorer ii is still more on the tool/utility side of things, however its thinner case profile and flatter fixed bezel make it a fair bit more versatile if you’re looking to tuck under a shirt cuff. The Explorer II was a serious departure for the Rolex when it first released in 1971, created with explorers, adventurers, and particularly spelunkers in mind.
Given its permanent position at the top of the replica Rolex pyramid, and the jaw-dropping results that continue to surface from the vintage watch market, the Rolex Daytona is an absolute no-brainer when it comes to potential fake watches from the brand that deserve a spot on your radar this Father’s Day. We all remember the significant fanfare that came along with the first ceramic-bezel Daytona and though the factory waitlist is supposedly shorter than it once was, these models remain a proper pain to track down. A 40mm case, screw-down pushers, and pronounced crown guards, paired with a simple 3-register chronograph dial layout ensure the Daytona remains instantly identifiable by any self-respecting watch enthusiast. Similarly to the Explorer ii, the rolex Daytona is made to go from day to night, also from boardroom to beach with ease, and given their performance on the secondary market of late, they’re one of the smartest investments in the watch world right now.
The reason is rich for the Rolex who never making so many complex replica watches. It is mainly because they don’t need to. They have painstakingly cultivated their reputation by creating products that are both the epitome of luxury, while also offering the sort of simple operations that are actually useful in daily life. A complication has never feature a replica Rolex for its own sake.
While things like moonphases, tourbillons, and minute repeaters are absolutely charming and can be beautiful to watch in action, in the great rush of the day to day, frankly speaking, is there anyone who cares what lunar stage we’re in? Realistically, the modest utility of a date function or a Rolex GMT-Master feature is as much as the majority of us will ever need. Maybe a chronograph if we’re feeling saucy—and the replica Rolex surely has that covered.
The Sky-Dweller released in 2012, the first all-new watch, with an all-new family name, the brand had launched since the Yacht-Master in 1992. The one before that was the Daytona in 1964. Rolex, as always, does not like to be rushed.
Further splitting opinion, Rolex’s typically stark, minimalist and highly legible dials had given way to a convoluted, asymmetrical effort, with a bottom-heavy subdial that decapitated the lower hour markers. Eventually, it left potential customers too busy scratching their heads rather than reaching for their wallets, and the rolex Sky-Dweller sat kicking its expensive heels on the sidelines for a while.
Two years later, things were totally different. 2014 saw the release on another trio—this time, the Everose piece got an Oyster bracelet, and the yellow gold reduced the alligator population. But the absolute standout was the white gold ref. 326139, with a black satin dial on a black leather strap.
Until relatively recently, the Rolex replica has done everything it can to resist the push towards larger watches that has taken hold of the industry. Models such as the Submariner, GMT-Master, and Daytona have all stubbornly refused to grow beyond their 40mm limits. But beginning with the Yacht-Master II in 2007 and continuing through the mammoth Deepsea the following year, the catalog is definitely starting to balloon in dimensions.
Officially 42mm, its widely spaced but sharply curved lugs means it wears significantly larger, but remains a comfortable all day companion. It does, of course, have a considerable weight—there is a lot of gold here. Of its many distinctive features, perhaps the most interesting is the bezel. As well as being a time-honored Rolex signature, the fluted surround has a key role to play in the Sky-Dweller’s sophisticated operations. Taking its cue from the replica Yacht-Master II’s regatta timer, the Sky-Dweller is full of the second generation of the brand’s Ring Command bezel. Each rotation unlocks a different action, all controlled by the crown, doing away with the need for additional pushers that might have ruined the tasteful lines of the fake watch.
With the new Oyster Perpetual Explorer II timepieces, Rolex created its tradition again. Saving the iconic design of its predecessor, these top quality watches that celebrate 46th birthday of the original Explorer II, from 1971, present brand’s latest-patented technologies. With the help of the durable mechanism, larger case and increased readability, it has opened the new world of possibilities for professional explorers, even in the most required situations.
Typically designed to be a reliable tool for professional cave and polar explorers, the first Explorer II was presented in 1971. After a great success of Explorer watches from 1954, the new product was the answer to specific needs of professionals, who had needed a time device to distinguish AM from PM. The trouble has been removed with addition of the 24-hour hand that ensured a GMT function.
Even the latest variation is actually a successor of the Explorer II that has been a part of the replica Rolex watch collection from 1989, it makes an aesthetic come-back to its origin, preserving the highly legible dial, the all orange 24-hour hand and the fixed graduated bezel.
However, what makes difference here is its technology. The new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II timepiece features the innovative Calibre 3187 self-winding movement, entirely crafted in-house. This automatic mechanism, which moves at frequency of 28’800 vph and has 48 hours of power reserve, incorporates brand’s cutting-edge technology – the PARAFLEX shock absorbers and the non-magnetic PARACHROM hairspring that guaranties perfect reliability and high resistance to mechanical shocks. The “jumping” hour hand is made to be set independently, ensuring a GMT function (second time zone), in cooperation with the 24-hour hand and the fix bezel.
What’s more, Rolex replica used the top hard 904L steel to craft the extraordinary tough case that could stand different kinds of extreme situations. This alloy is also very resistant to corrosion and it’s polished so fine that almost has the luster of white gold. The case is unusually robust this time, with a diameter of 42 mm, which is significantly larger that the origin, with 39 mm case.
Change in case size makes it even better readability, since the dial got the extra space for longer hands and over-sized indexes. There are two dial’s variations – white and black and both come with the magnifying Cyclops eye and the date window at 3 o’clock. Watch face is equipped with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.
US Open 2017 today is still on the air till June 18 at Erin Hills, Wisconsin. As a matter of fact, this is the first time Wisconsin is hosting the US Open and Erin Hills is the sixth public access course to welcome this Major Championship. Apart from the fact that the replica Rolex is sponsoring the US Open again, but also marks 50 years of the Swiss watchmaking giant’s support of golf all over the world.
In order to get our head in the game, we noticed some of the watches of what is referred to as the “Rolex New Guard.” The young golf players included in this elite list are Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Hideki Matsuyama, and Jon Rahm. Each of these Rolex sponsored pros will participant in the US Open 2017 this week. So now let’s take a closer look at what these golfers are wearing on their wrists when off the course.
Greatly suited to his cool and casual style and test, Jordan Spieth has been proudly wearing his Rolex Explorer II watch for many years now. Spieth’s particular model is nicknamed “Polar” because of the white dial housing the white lume plots, black Mercedes-style hands, and bright orange 24-hour hand. The 23-year-old Texan — who actually won the US Open in 2015 — even wore his Explorer II Polar watch on his recent cover of Golf Digest.
However, Jason Day hasn’t won the US Open 2017 yet, he did tie for second place in 2013 alongside another Rolex ambassador, Phil Mickelson. As for wrist wear, the former World Number 1 favors the large Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller diving watch. At 44m in diameter and about 17.7mm thick, this is Rolex’s biggest watch. Manufactured with a helium escape valve, the Deepsea can dive down to an incredible 12,800 feet deep. Regardless if Day actually dives or not, the 29-year-old wears the robust Rolex replica watch very well.
Rickie Fowler returns to the top 10 of the world golf rankings thanks to his recent win at the Honda Classic. This was his fourth PGA win to date and he’s currently ranked 9th in the sport. Fowler is a big fan of the Rolex Daytona as we’ve often seen him wearing the platinum anniversary Daytona. However, he’s sporting another Rolex chronograph these days—none other than the highly coveted steel and ceramic Daytona model.
As big fans of golf here, there’s no doubt that we’ll be glued to the television to see who comes out on top at this year’s US Open. Whether or not it will be one of the members of the “Rolex New Guard” remains to be seen. But we’d surely love to see a fake Rolex wrist carry that US Open 2017 Championship Trophy Next week.
There are many differences between t ake watches and the originals. So today we are going to talk this topic with several aspects.
1) Clasp Design
The clasp on a real Submariner launched before 2010 has 4 squares with the rolex crown placed in the second square down. Ones made after 2010 have a smooth clasp with the crown on the clip instead. However, most fake submariners have the same square design that real ones made prior to 2010 have. However the crown is usually placed on the clip. Besides, also there are not usually 4 squares as there would be on a real one made prior to 2010.
2) Date Magnification (Cyclops)
As for the real items, the magnifying lens above the date magnifies the date 2.5 times. This means that the numbers are full of the lens. Also the magnifying lens is a bubble shape on top of the watch face. While, on fake Submariner Date watches the magnifying lens hardly magnifies the date meaning that the number only fills up a small part of the lens. The lens is also normally very flat rather than a bubble shape like the real one.
3) Clasp Clip
When it comes to the real Submariner watches, they will always have a small clip that fold over the clasp once the clasp is fastened down. But some fake Submariner watches will not have this clip and will instead have a piece of metal on the top of the clasp that is made to look like the clip when the clasp is fastened down.
4) Serial Number
If you spin a real Submariner round and look at the bottom inside the glass you can see the serial number engraved in, so that’s just the real ones worked the way. As for the fake Submariners, they usually do not have a serial number present here.
5) Bezel Numbers
Real – The numbers on the bezel of a real Submariner will always go up in 10’s from 10-50.
Fake – It is very rare but some fake Submariners go up in 2’s from 2-22. Some other Rolex models such as the GMT Maşter II do go from 2-22 on real versions, however this is never the case on a Submariner.
6) Glow in the dark
Real – The markings on the dial of the Submariner will glow in the dark due to a luminous coating added by Rolex.
Fake – The markings on the dial on most fake Submariners do not glow in the dark.
7) Back Sticker
Real – On the back of a real Submariner there will be a clear sticker present when the watch is new. The only color on the sticker is a green corner to peal the sticker from.
Fake – On the back of a fake Submariner there is usually a green sticker with a random code printed on it.
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Real Top – Real Rolex watches come in a green box with ripples across the top and a gold Rolex crown towards the bottom middle of the box.
Real Bottom – The bottom of real Rolex boxes have the following text printed in gold: “ROLEX SA – GENEVE SUISSE” followed by a code underneath.
However, Fake pairs usually come in a much smaller smooth green box with an embossed Rolex crown in the bottom right. The bottom usually plain with no text printed on them at all.