Fidel Castro, the deceased Cuban leader, was captivated by Rolex. From many pictures, we have always seen the figures of Rolex on his wrist. In 1959, Fidel Castro held a news conference in Havana. Castro dressed in military uniform, wearing the luxury Rolex fake watches. Cigar and Rolex could be regarded as the symbol of Castro.
Cuba’s leaders visited the Soviet Union in April, 1963. Cuba and the Soviet Union had made an agreement to be long-term allies during the visit which was lasting 40 days. A picture that Castro met Khrushchev who was the leader of the Soviet Union was interesting. In the photo, Castro was smoking a cigar and on his wrist, they are Swiss Rolex imitation watches. Not one piece, but two.
One of them was the gold Rolex Day-Date knockoff, the other was black Rolex Submariner. Castro wore them on one wrist. It looked really cool. Why did Castro wear two watches? There were many different voices. Some one said he did that in order to see the times of Cuba and the Soviet Union simultaneously but others said he did that to salute to the Soviet Red Army who worn two pieces while he visited the Soviet Union.
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116506 is the first wrist watch made from valued platinum which is rare and precious,regarding as one of the densest and heaviest metal in the world. Distinguished Swiss Rolex replica watches with oystersteel bracelet are fitted with chestnut brown ceramic Cerachrom bezel which is famous of many advantages.Solid,exceptional corrosion resistance and protecting the scratch,as well the color will not fade even exposure under the ultraviolet radiation. This model shows the noble style of fresh and refined very well.The blue dial make it looks gentle and elegant.
Daytona is developed and designed for the professional racing drivers, considered as the symbol of racing wrist timepieces.44mm Rolex Daytona Knockoff are protected by the patent of reliable chronograph and tachymetric scale bezel,with which the racing drives could measure the time and average speed precisely.This model is designed of the traditional classic Daytona appearance of three sub-dials.The hands and markers are coated with luminous.Daytona collection always emphasize the function of chronograph,taking it as the core of the watch.The three sub-dials are distributed at the place of three o’clock,six o’clock and nine o’clock.
Rolex imitation watches with 950 platinum case are equipped with calibre 4130 self-winding automatic movement that is developed and manufactured all by Rolex,passing the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute tests successfully.The high-performance. Federal, the famous tennis player,has worn this model for many times when he is presented the award trophies.Rolex Daytona would be the perfect recommendation for chronograph timepieces.
Earlier this year I reviewed the Kravitz Design X Les Artisans de Genève LK 01 Rolex Daytona replica watches by Les Artisans de Genève. This time they have teamed up with filmmaking legend Spike Lee by taking a base Rolex Daytona ref. 116520 and modifying it into what they call the Cool Hand Brooklyn watch with a blue and orange color scheme. Yes, as any New York (and Brooklyn) native like myself is bound to point out, orange and blue are the colors of the New York Knicks while the Brooklyn-based Nets are black & white. That being said, I think the Nets moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn only a couple of years ago. From the images of the watch, I am looking forward to seeing what the piece looks like in the metal. Bound to create divisive opinions and controversy (which arguably has given Les Artisans de Genève quite a bit of buzz), I think the Cool Hand Brooklyn’s crisp and fun design makes for a luxury product with a strong identity.
Obviously, the first thing you’ll notice about the Cool Hand Brooklyn is the blue color, which LAG refer to as their proprietary Blee SPZK color. A deep navy blue, the color is used on the bakelite bezel and dial as well as the top chronograph pusher. To contrast, the orange is used on the sub-dial rings, chronograph and sub-dial hands, the bottom chronograph pusher, and finally on the text reading “Brooklyn” on the dial. I think the decision was to keep the dial text minimal, with it reading Rolex Oyster Daytona under the Rolex crown at 12 o’clock. Those who are thrown into fits of rage or bouts of enfeebled snark by projects like this will have plenty to say, but in my opinion, the dial and case look cool, refreshing, and fun.
Turning the case over reveals the redone caseback with the blue gold rotor. If you’re wondering what blue gold is, then you’re not alone. I asked John Isaac, the spirited CEO of LAG, about blue gold and he explained that it is a 22k white gold that has undergone a strong treatment process to result in the deep “Blee SPZK” blue. Through the exhibition caseback, you can also see the unchanged Rolex caliber 4130 movement fake watches, which has a 72-hour power reserve and has been near-ubiquitous with the Daytona for years now. To note, I assume this movement is from the reference 116520 Daytona which didn’t have Rolex’s current Rolex Superlative Chronometer Certification.
The Cool Hand Brooklyn watch comes on a NATO strap done in alligator that looks pretty neat, but I am glad the original bracelet is also included. I’d like to see and feel the NATO strap Rolex copy watches before weighing in any more, but off the bat I can say that I like it more than the military cuff strap I saw on the LK 01. Doing a NATO strap in leather is definitely an unusual move, but the use of alligator still lets the watch achieve a sporty look while maintaining the artisan niche luxury style of LAG.
Les Artisans De Geneve is a company that was created in early 2016 with a mission of “recreating” existing and vintage watches. Initially distinguishing themselves from the customizers like Bamford, they chose to create pieces like their tribute to the Rolex Daytona 6263 watch which strayed from being too radical in how it was reimagined. Later in the year, came this watch, the Les Artisans De Geneve & Kravitz Design LK 01 Rolex Daytona replica watches. Partnering with Lenny Kravtiz’s design firm, Kravitz Design, Les Artisans De Geneve went all out in creating a brash and audacious black DLC and gold Daytona on a black military cuff strap. The mere inception of this concept is designed to generate love or hate opinions, but after spending time with this watch there is one undeniable fact – the product is meticulously done and objectively impressive in its execution.
The LK 01 is based on- the Rolex Daytona Ref. 116523. This is the two-tone steel and gold model introduced in 2000, but the two have little in common when you consider the before and after. Les Artisans De Geneve disassemble the watch and movement by hand and then begin their extensive process of modifying the piece. The case is treated with a black DLC and the bezel is replaced with one that is bakelite treated, done using a machine that dates back to the 1970s.
I really appreciate the use of bakelite for the bezel as it’s a novel and actually practical material. For those not familiar, bakelite is a temperature resistant plastic made of phenol and formaldehyde that is flexible to mold and durable once set. This is no ordinary plastic, and vintage bakelite items like jewelry, billiard balls, and chess sets (among many other items) are highly valuable and prized. And, of course, the Rolex GMT Ref. 6542 copy watches have a bakelite bezel and was sold for something around six-figures. Of course, part of the reason for this value may be due to the fact that the watch was discontinued when the decision to fill the numerals with radium was met with the unfortunate reality that bakelite could break, subjecting the wearer to the radium. In any case, in a world of ceramic bezels, I really enjoyed and appreciated the distinct aesthetic and feel of the bakelite bezel on the LK 01.
The black bezel has white tachymeter numerals and indices with a gold inner and outer ring. In addition to this, the chronograph pushers and crown are also done in gold which contrasts quite nicely with the black DLC case. It’s far from being an entirely original pairing of contrasting colors, but the exquisite quality and finish is clear as soon as the watch is handled.
The theme continues on the dial, with gold hands and indices set against the black dial Rolex fake. It’s all pretty attractive but it’s impossible to not want there to be a line or two less of text. Some editing here would have aesthetically paid off, in my opinion. On the other hand, I think the touch of the red chronograph hand was a good choice in breaking up the gold and black aesthetic. That dual color scheme can get a little too serious, so this was a good decision. Legibility is sacrificed here, there’s no way around it. The polished gold hands are difficult to read if it’s a very sunny day (which we have a lot of in Los Angeles) and glare can make the dial unreadable. With that said, the polished gold hands are definitely part of this watch’s identity and I wouldn’t expect this piece to sacrifice style for practicality. That’s just not what it’s about.
Why such bad feelings about a watch that is, after all, one of the most iconic and most sought-after timepieces of the entire industry, whatever the era? To answer you, there are many watches that I personally won’t buy, but in case of the Rolex Daytona, we are many steps further. It is a combination of different aspects, most of them being far from objective. First of all, there’s the look. Since 1989 and the automatic versions, the Daytona has, to me, lost its tool aspect. It is shiny, rather bulky, badly proportioned (that fat shiny bezel), too polished and overall, quite blingy.
Then, there’s the unbalanced case, with a thin left side and a bulky right side. And I’m not even talking about the screwed pushers that I find useless and unpractical on a daily basis. And if I always found the steel versions too monochromatic and thus missing some contrast, the gold versions Rolex daytona copy watches were even less appealing, especially because of the public representation they had – a sort of statement watch, telling “look, I made it.”
This leads us to the other and properly personal reasons why I didn’t like the Rolex Daytona: its aura, its image, what it says as an object when worn. I’ve always disliked that fake-exclusivity driven by low deliveries to retailers. I don’t like how this watch can be so sought-after, even if it remains, after all, a simple sporty chronograph from a mainstream brand (with all due respect to Rolex, which I consider one of the best manufactures around). I also don’t like how some people use this watch to show to the world how they succeed. Where’s the passion in that? After all these bad feelings, you might think I’m excessive, however, consider one thing: I have a lot of respect for the brand and the model, and without the image that is linked to this watch, I would certainly not be that harsh on the Rolex Daytona.
So what could well the reasons why I have changed my mind so quickly about the Rolex Daytona, to finally get to the point where I can say “I love the new 2017 Rolex Daytona Gold / Ceramic / Oysterflex.” First of all, it is not advertising money from Rolex that leads me to this point – first of all, there is none, and secondly that’s not how we work at Monochrome! In the case of the 2017 Gold Daytonas, it’s all about the look, the balance, the details and the right codes, which finally talk to me. Yet, before that, we have to look back at the 2016 Steel/Ceramic version to understand.
In fact, I started to drastically change my mind about the Rolex Daytona replica watches in 2016, when “the Crown” introduced the version that we were all expecting, a steel watch, with a (kind-of) panda dial and, main attraction, a black ceramic bezel. Yes, I know that it still shines, yes it still has the screwed pushers, but yet, I was part of the dozens (hundreds? thousands?) of collectors who changed their minds about the Dayto. That black ceramic bezel adds some lightness, some modernity, a slightly more tool-ish and sportier style, and overall the right contrast that you expect from such a chronograph. Yet, even if I could have pushed the “buy it now button”, I would express one or two reservations about this 116500LN. The first one being about the steel bracelet, which still features polished central links – and overall, I think there’s too much metal/steel in this watch… The second reservation is about the hype that surrounds this watch, and that alone was making me doubtful. I know it is highly subjective and has nothing to do with the overall quality of the watch, yet, it was a strong deterrent. But Rolex was on its way to convince me to change my mind…
1978 Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Ref. 6265 In 14k Yellow Gold
With a full 14k yellow gold case fake Rolex watches, bezel, and bracelet, this watch is truly not for the faint of heart. The contrasting black sub-dials with gilt lettering are a perfect exercise in contrast, especially against the rest of the package. The reference 6265 is set apart from its other Daytona brethren by its full metal calibrated bezel and screw-down pushers. This example is 14k yellow gold (instead of the usual 18k), indicating that it was produced explicitly for the American market.
1960s Heuer Carrera Ref. 3647N
This Carrera is not one to be missed. It features silver printing on the dial (rather than the more common white printing), gorgeous faceted lugs, and a coveted black dial, making this example one of the best that has crossed our desks in a very long time. The 35mm case and bold lugs make this watch perfect for both men and women, and it looks great on nearly any size wrist. Additionally, it houses a vaunted manually-wound Valjoux 92 chronograph movement that still operates smoothly to this day.
1940s Universal Genève Compax Ref. 22498
This is the kind of limited edition replica watches that comes around very rarely, when the stars align and a workhouse movement joins forces with a gorgeous case and an impressively preserved dial. This Universal Genève Compax ref. 22498 dates to 1942/1943, making this a very good-looking senior citizen. The delicate feuille hands and applied golden numerals are the cherry on top of the overall well-balanced dial, which has plenty of breathing room and clear indicators, despite all that it has going on.
But that is not all we have for you this week. Also available is a 1960s Sandoz Super Compressor diving watch, a 1966 Rolex Datejust ref. 1600 with original papers, a 1972 Longines Conquest monopusher chronograph, a 1979 Rolex Datejust ref. 16030 with rare “Buckley” dial, and a 1979 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date ref.1500.
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