New Replica Rolex Yachtmaster II Regatta Timer, Ref. 116680

I’m going to be completely honest: I was thoroughly prepared to have a negative reaction to this watch. Let’s face it; it’s a head-scratcher for the average Rolex/Submariner/GMT Master/Day-Date lover. First of all it’s pretty damned big. This is a cheap replica Rolex 44 mm watch; it was born a 44 mm watch and it’ll die a 44 mm watch and that is nothing you or anybody else can do about it. You can have it in four different metals, and therefore, weights, ranging from steel (heavy) to gold/steel (heavier) to solid yellow gold (even heavier) to platinum and white gold combined (Schwarzeneggerian). It has a Cerachrom bezel in an absolutely screaming shade of blue, and it says YACHT-MASTER in giant letters right across the bottom third or so just to remove any lingering shade of doubt in the minds of any small-craft skipper for leagues around that they are in the presence of, well, the Master of a Yacht; it is not an introverted watch by any stretch of the imagination.

On top of everything else, the Yacht-Master II has a complication that pretty much no watch guy or gal ever can remember what do with, or has a perceived need for: it is a regatta timer, which is about as niche a complication as you can imagine. If you get a bunch of watch nuts together there is an excellent chance that you can get a more lucid explanation out of somebody for the Equation of Time than you can for a regatta timer (which is saying something) and it says something about the relative obscurity of the complication in general, and the relative niche-ness of the Yacht-Master II in particular, that when we got it into the office we had five people who live and breathe watches sitting around scratching our heads because no one could quite remember how the darned thing works. You put all those things together and you should have a watch that a dyed-in-the-wool horological classicist should thoroughly disdain. Right?

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Actually, wrong. But let’s back up a bit.

First of all this is technically a very interesting watch and it’s worth your attention just on the level of interesting horological problem solving alone. A regatta timer is used by the skipper of a yacht to determine when their vessel is allowed to cross the starting line. Sailboats can’t just hover at the starting line of a yacht race, so what happens is that the racing committee establishes a countdown period during which the boats have to tack back and forth at the starting line without actually crossing; if you cross early, there is a penalty and if you are too cautious and cross late you will probably cross the finish line behind the boats that made it over the start line ahead of you. The countdown can be anywhere from five to ten minutes depending on the rules and race.

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The Yacht-Master II is a programmable, flyback regatta timer that allows you to select a countdown interval of anything from one to ten minutes; in addition if you have started the countdown early or late, you can synchronize your watch “on the fly” when you hear the second of the two audible signals which are usually given at the start of a race (the signal to start the countdown comes first, and is usually followed by a warning signal closer to the start). Here’s how it works.

To set the countdown timer, you turn the bezel (Rolex calls it the “Command Bezel”) a quarter turn to the left. This locks the lower chrono pusher and engages the setting mechanism for the triangular red countdown hand. You then unscrew the crown to its first position, and set the countdown hand – setting is one-way only but at 10 minutes, if you continue to turn the crown, the countdown hand will fly back to 1 and you can continue until you reach the desired number of minutes. When you’re done, you screw the crown back down, and turn the bezel back to its starting position, and you’re ready to regatta.

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When the first gun (or other audible signal) is heard, you start the countdown . . . and that’s it. Now a really neat trick here is that you may, for some reason, have started your countdown too early, or too late. If that’s the case, all you have to do is wait for the second gun/signal, and hit the re-set button – the seconds hand will fly back to the zero mark and begin running again immediately; and the minute countdown hand will fly back to the nearest minute and likewise start counting down again. It’s the fact that the flyback is to the nearest minute, not to zero, that allows you to re-synch your countdown with the official countdown time, that gives the best replica Rolex Yacht-Master II much of its utility, and much of its technical interest.

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Okay, sure it’s technically interesting – but what about the aesthetics? All I can tell you is that, much to my very pleasant surprise, it was colossally fun to wear in every sense of the word. The fact that it is so unapologetically extroverted is actually the secret to its appeal. The weight isn’t a problem (at least, not for me, and not in steel) and I found I could wear it all day without discomfort despite the overall size – partly thanks to the downward curvature of the lugs, which ensured a comfortable fit on my 7 inch wrist. The sharply contrasting deep blued hands, white dial, and red countdown hand – and, yes, that bright blue bezel – give the whole watch a suitably jaunty, nautical feel and make it a pleasure to look at (and at night visibility is very good; the lume on the hands and dial is almost startlingly bright).

Yes, this is an extroverted watch, but the quality of execution is very clean and very high (as is usually the case with luxury fake Rolex watches) and it’s so much the opposite of what I’d ordinarily wear that having it on gave a feeling almost like a Walter Mitty fantasy coming to life. I felt like a guy who’s worn a blue suit and rep tie and driven a four door Merc his whole life, who somehow one day finds himself in a pair of ripped jeans and a beat up flight jacket, cruising down some winding secondary road on an old shovelhead Harley, and suddenly catches himself thinking, My god, all the wasted years. Ultimately I started to feel that objecting to the over-the-top-ness of the Yacht-Master II was silly, even narcissistic – if you go into a Joss Whedon actioner expecting a Lars Von Trier art-house tearjerker to unspool, you probably have only yourself to blame.

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It is a rationally appealing uitlitarian tool watch? I’m not the one to ask. There is no way for me to evaluate what someone who actually owns a ’36 Herreshoff classic yacht and takes it on the regatta circuit would actually think of the Yacht-Master II, or whether they would find it useful. But I can tell you that it is actually a ton of fun to wear, and a big part of the reason is the very thing many object to at first – that this is a watch that pulls no punches when it comes to being larger than life.

It has that one most essential element for something to be a successful style exercise: the courage of its convictions, and if you think of yourself resolutely as a smaller-than-forty millimeter, tasteful restraint kinda guy, get one on your wrist for a surprisingly refreshing change of pace, and you can feel larger than life too.

The Rolex Yacht-Master II 116680 as shown, $18,750, 44 mm diameter case in 904L stainless steel. Bidirectional rotatable “Command Bezel” with blue Cerachrom insert; water resistance 100 meters/10 bar.

Movement, exact replica Rolex 4161 self-winding programmable flyback regatta timer with mechanical memory and “on-the-fly” synchronization; Parachrom blue antimagnetic balance spring.

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First Impression: Cheap Replica Rolex Day Date 40 Watches

For close to six decades, the Rolex Day Date has been regarded as an international symbol of success and iconic watchmaking, so much so that it’s been notably referred to as the “President” for its association with US presidents. While what is arguably the brand’s flagship model has seen several celebrated incarnations over the years, many would agree that the more recent examples have been somewhat bloated in appearance. That is why this week at Baselworld 2015, we were rather excited to be introduced to the newest one, the cheap replica Rolex Day Date 40. Although the Day Date II’s successor might not be viewed as a significant update by the masses, we feel as if it represents a step in the right direction for this line, with some horological firepower to boot.

Let’s begin with what you’ll ultimately notice first, the new case. With the oversized watch trend starting to wear off, Rolex took note and decreased the case size to a slightly smaller 40mm (hence the name Day Date 40). Now while a single millimeter is by no means a drastic reduction, the watch wears considerably smaller then it’s predecessor due to a few addition alterations. My main gripe with the Day Date II was that because of the wide, medallion-esque bezel and the drastically tapering lugs, it was a very flashy piece, and definitely didn’t go unnoticed. On the 40, Rolex toned it down through the use of a narrower bezel similar to what’s used in previous 36mm executions. All in all, the watch has a much more understated aesthetic, that we feel is synonymous with some of our favorite President references.

As for the dials, Rolex unveiled various offerings, designed with an obvious attention to detail. Our personal favorites include the blue option with laser-etched crosshatching as seen on the platinum example, along with the silver dial featuring four sections of perpendicular lines offered in white gold. The laser detailing doesn’t necessarily stand out in a bold fashion, but it creates enough of a intricacy to be appreciated. Some may call these dial options “safe”, but you really can’t argue with the timeless nature of the announced variants. Having said that, we’re sure that several more dials will be offered in the near future without an official announcement, as luxury replica Rolex watches has been known to do.

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In addition to the conservatively designed case and dial options, sale replica Rolex rolled out their all-new caliber 3255, that we’ll see within the watch. With 14 new patents, this fully certified movement is certainly no slouch due to it’s increased power reserve of 70 hours, an all new efficient “Chronergy” escapement, and a thinner mainspring barrel. As a result of that last mentioned update, a larger mainspring can now be accommodated, allowing for an increased power reserve. Furthermore, the caliber 3225 could possibly be one of the brand’s most thoughtfully finished movements, with a bevy of beveled edges, and a notable amount of exposed components.

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Rolex Caliber 3255

Overall, we’re extremely satisfied with this announcement for the various aforementioned reasons. exact fake Rolex wacthes is bringing the Day Date line roughly back to the original design that we’ve come to love, and we’re sure the added bonus of an improved caliber won’t go unnoticed by the horologically inclined. Is it the most stand-out announcement of the show thus far? By no means. Is it a sobering and sensible step in the right direction for the line? You bet. Whether or not it matches the vibe of their other Basel releases, that’s for you to decide.

NEW Replica Watches Rolex Exhibition in Singapore: Dates and venue

Rolex introduced the new generation of the Replica Watches Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 which features a 40mm case with a new mechanical movement Caliber 3255 in BaselWorld 2015. This updates the Day-Date collection which was first launched in 1956. A special exhibition is now launched to celebrate its history and to showcase the collection.

Held in two instalments this January and February, visitors are invited to discover the history of the Day-Date and the new collection models, at the following locations:

The Hour Glass, ION Orchard
11 January to 24 January 2016

Emperor Watch & Jewellery, Wisma Atria
26 January to 10 February 2016

There will be informational displays showing the history of the luxury replica Rolex Day-Date and 3D videos, stories, archive photographs and an exploded view of a movement, several of the new collection’s models are on display.

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Replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in platinum with an ice blue dial with diagonal motif on sunray finish.

The Oyster Perpetual Day-Date was the first waterproof and automatic chronometer wristwatch with an instantaneous day and date on the dial.

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In yellow gold, the Day-Date 40 comes with a champagne dial with sunray finish.

The watch is known as “presidents’ watch”. In 1956,Replica Rolex watches reportedly gave one to the President of the United States Dwight Eisenhower. Some sources say that Eisenhower was actually given a Datejust (not Day-Date) with the presidential style bracelet. Several other US presidents are also known to wear Day-Date, for example Roosevelt, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford and Reagan.

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The Day-Date 40 in Everose…a special pink gold created by Rolex. Dial is stardust with stripe motif on sunray finish.

The new caliber 3255 is a new movement created in-house by Rolex.

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It is COSC certified, and Rolex claims that its precision is twice as great as the COSC requirements. Power reserve is 50% more than the caliber 3155 it replaces, and is now 70 hours. More than 90% of the components are new, and a total of 14 patents have been filed for technological solutions relating to component design, new manufacturing and production technology.

The latest series is now available in platinum, exact fake Rolex Day Date 18k Everose gold, 18k yellow gold and 18k white gold.

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Two Constants in Life: Change and Replica Rolex Watches

In a recent consumer report, Rolex topped the list of reputable brand names and it’s not surprising. Psychologically speaking, there’s an almost instinctive recognition that the longer something is thought to exist, the better it is evaluated. Scientifically, we refer to this as: Existence bias; Social influence; Heuristics; and Status quo maintenance. Qualities which Rolex appear to be innately aware and whether by chance or determined corporate strategy, has tapped upon and evoked a level of desire and devotion rarely seen in another brand (perhaps Omega, but that’s another story for another time).

Understanding the Allure of Rolex

Change is an inevitable consequence of life and it is one which causes us constant consternation. Change is painful because growth is painful, like muscles worked at a gym, the tidal forces of daily living creates the kind of insecurity due to our psychological need to bring clarity into the unknown, we find comfort in what we know.

In addition to the uncertainties, our imagination and human propensity to imagine new frontiers and all the potential outcomes; for the idealist, the desired; for the realist, the worst possible conclusions – but the net result if always fear and trepidation.

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Paul Newman’s personal Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 6263. Picture (C) Charles Tearle

As knowledge of the intricacies of watch culture continues to grow, furious debate over Rolex’s perceived worth has started to grow among the cognoscenti, a perception made worse for the impassive, almost reticent corporate response to inquiry of any kind. But yet, despite or in spite of the snobbish ambivalence, there’s new found appeal in the robust and unchanging collection of well-designed timepieces for one simple reason – it’s a bulwark of constancy in an environment rife with threats to our emotional and physical wellbeing.

Buying a Rolex to advertise your affluence is not the best reason but it’s one which happens to be popular. But for a growing and highly discerning group of fans, affection for the brand keeps building, as if in accordance with textbook hierarchy of Maslow’s needs, replica Rolex watches has grown beyond want and into a primal need for thanks to its immutability.

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The then $300 Rolex Daytona is worth close to $200,000 today but on its debut, it was arguably one of the slowest moving, least popular models in Rolex’s retinue. Then devotion from one of Hollywood’s most unwavering celebrities opened our eyes to the one pleasure we could depend on, a chronograph as certain as the sun’s rise. Actor, director, entrepreneur, environmentalist, social activist, philanthropist and pro-racer, Paul Leonard Newman was the human epitome of what Rolex as a timepiece represented – good repute and unshakable stability. Stunning good looks paired with a portfolio of high profile career credentials made him the object of lust from a myriad of femme fatales but he was a man who never strayed, quipping, “Why go out for hamburger when you have steak at home?” It is this fidelity and faithful service as a timekeeping companion which engenders hitherto more loyalty to the Crown.

Yet, to be immutable does not mean that Rolex has rested laurels when it comes to innovation. A cursory check of held patents have unveiled that in the last 5 years, Rolex has applied for and received 65 patents ranging from “device for controlling functions and/or time indications” to the mind-blowingly esoteric, “wristwatch with atomic oscillator” equipped with a system for detecting beat frequencies obtained by the Raman effect. In this instance, we can infer that cheap replica Rolex is endeavouring to use the more stable scattering of a photon while anticipating potentially disruptive frequencies from incident photons – in laymen terms, as of its 13 September 2012 patent filing, Wilsdorf’s firm has ideas for heretofore unseen wristworn atomic clock!

That said, there are many Rolex innovations and firsts which go un-announced to the public eye. In 1997, Nicholas Déhon, a watchmaker for Rolex birthed Basel 2013’s much lauded Constant-Force escapement. Project E.L.F., by which it was known, was an abbreviation of Échappement (escapement), Lame (blade) and Flambage (buckle) – it was a project which was nursed and developed at Rolex while it waited for the perfect material technology to arrive – silicon.

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Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Ref. 116500 LN.

It needs to be said, Rolex isn’t resistant to change but rather it is corporate philosophy for perfection before implementing specific changes which bequeaths each timepiece its unparalleled reliability. When Nivarox blades didn’t work because the buckled-blade weren’t collinearly attached to the spring frame, Rolex shelved the idea and Déhon restarted the project at Girard Perregaux in 2004 when silicon technology made a collinear one piece blade and frame possible.

Thus, in this scenario, Rolex is for all intents and purposes, one of the most humble of watchmakers where others might have been content to crow over the most perfunctory of new “inventions”. In this aspect, Rolex is reminiscent of the monk in a Zen garden, once the sand is perfectly raked, he starts again anew.

Today, the brand’s iconic stalwarts like the luxury fake Rolex Submariner and other offerings may appear aesthetically similar to their original predecessors but you can be sure that materially, the timepiece has evolved. In October of 2012, Rolex filed for a gold alloy free of nickel and copper, it was the invention of a new white gold alloy which compensated for gold’s vulnerability to nicks and dents together with a means for preparing said alloy, in fact, there’s barely a year which goes by where Rolex has not filed for at least 3 patents even if it relates to the most minute aspect of watch manufacture.

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At this level of dedication, Rolex e is definitively representative of fine watchmaking by any standard- there are no perceptible flaws in their calibres, period. To some watch idiot savants, Rolex might be perceived as overpriced, but if you were to free yourself from the bias, the most cursory of research will show not just the subtle evolution of their timepieces but its overtly inherent timelessness of design. Exposed to the year on year new releases from many watch maisons, Rolex is assuring comfort that some things never change and when they do, it’s imperceptible to all but the most knowledgeable.

Rolex is the essence of things civilized, of unadulterated hope that even when everything around you changes, your exact replica Rolex watches is that one bit of security and a faithful companion on your wrist. If you want prestige, Rolex is but one amongst others; if you want dependability – there’s only Rolex.

Miles’s Cheap Replica Rolex GMT Master II

Your name:
Miles Wharton (AKA the impeccably dressed gent behind Men’s Fashion Blogger).

Your watch:
Cheap replica watches Rolex GMT Master II in steel and yellow gold.

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What’s the story behind it?
I bought it as a present to myself on my birthday after the success of a business I launched. Originally I’m from the UK so the GMT feature meant I was easily able to know the time back home.

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Where has this watch been?
Everywhere. I can’t live without a watch and tend to always bring this luxury replica Rolex watches with me so much that I sold a couple of other watches I had because I wasn’t wearing them anymore. It’s travelled to around 10 different countries with me so far and I’m sure it’ll be my travel companion for plenty more.

Why do you love this watch?
It’s so versatile – it goes with everything. Perfect with a suit, casual wear or even swim shorts on the beach.

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What does it say about who you are?
That I’ve got simple tastes – classic with a little flair.

If you could buy any watch tomorrow, what would it be?
So hard to choose! Either an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph exact replica Rolex in pink gold, which has always been one of my favourites, or a Patek Philippe Nautilus in stainless steel and on leather, please – it’s the ultimate understated watch.

Replica Watches Rolex Extends Stringent -2/+2 Second In-House Watch Accuracy Tests To Entire Production

It was less than a year ago, at last year’s BaselWorld event in March, 2015 that Rolex introduced the updated Rolex Day-Date 40 (that we debuted hands-on here) – and with it, the new Rolex Superlative Chronometer Certification. While it was no news that Rolex submitted its watches to stringent in-house tests, the Day-Date 40 marked the start of a new in-house certification process, as Rolex said it would test the new Day-Date watches and their 3255 movements to an unprecedented and indeed very impressive accuracy rating of just -2/+2 seconds per day. Now, Rolex has quietly extended its Rolex Superlative Chronometer Certification to its entire production, meaning that all cheap replica Rolex Oyster and Cellini watches will be tested by Rolex to meet its stringent -2/+2 seconds accuracy ratings. Here’s how it all works.

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For ages (some more about history further below), Rolex has been submitting its movements to the independent COSC chronometer certification tests – and that will not change, as Rolex will continue to send all its movements to COSC. This means that the uncased movements are sent over to COSC’s facilities in Biel and Saint-Imier, where each uncased movement is individually tested for a total of fifteen days, in five different positions, at three different temperatures. During these tests, the watches are checked to run within a maximum average deviation of -4/+6 seconds per day. The movements that pass the test will get their COSC Officially Certified Chronometer marking and then are transferred back to Rolex.

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Until recently, Rolex has been casing up these COSC certified movements and been submitting them for internal certification, complementing that of COSC. For Rolex it was this additional testing that conferred the title of Superlative Chronometer on luxury fake Rolex watches – thus far authenticated by the red Rolex seal that came attached to Rolex timepieces.

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What is news, though, is how this in-house testing is conveyed and how strict its criteria have become. In practice, Rolex has developed and re-designed its own state-of-the-art testing facilities and its proprietary methodology that is built around testing fully cased up watches – part of this methodology includes the simulation of the conditions in which a watch is actually worn – hence, Rolex say, imitating circumstances that are much more like the “real-life experience” of the watch.

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Rolex also say that they have “entirely automated the process of how the waterproofness, self-winding capacity and power reserve of 100 per cent of Rolex watches” are tested. All this is done to ensure the watches’ reliability, robustness and even their resistance to magnetism and shocks. Automating such series of complex tasks and tests must have been one immense challenge to overcome, but then again, while watchmakers still play a major role in the manufacturing of a Rolex timepiece, there hardly is any other watch manufacture in Switzerland that would compare to Rolex’s know-how in automatic processes while ensuring extremely high quality of execution. Learn more about 10 things to know about how Rolex makes watches here.

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During these in-house tests of cased watches, Rolex checks all its watches – that is 100% of exact replica Rolex Oyster watches as well as the new self-winding Cellini watches – for their accuracy. Precisely, that means that over the course of these tests, all watches must perform within an average of -2/+2 seconds per day. It is this stricter-than-COSC process that makes Rolex add the “Superlative” term to its Chronometer designations on the dials of its Oyster collection watches.

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As promised, a bit of history: in the past, watches were designated as chronometers by their own manufacturer to highlight timepieces with especially accurate movements. Needless to say, this self-appointed use of the term led to some cases of fraudulent abuse by some watch makers, which in turn ultimately necessitated official certification. Rolex started to have its watches officially certified as early as the late 1930s, and it was at this time that it started marking its dials not with the term “Chronometer” but with “Officially Certified Chronometer.” And when in 1951 official certification became obligatory for everyone, Rolex sought ways to further distinguish itself from the rest, by obtaining “certificates avec mention,” where movements whose precision proved superior received a certificate noting “particularly good results.”

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It was because of these superior certification results that Rolex originally started marking its watches with the “Superlative Chronometer” designation – and while the COSC certification’s -4/+6 criteria is still commendable, Rolex today, apparently, possesses the manufacturing capabilities to push that limit even further, hence justifying once again the “Superlative” term on the dials.

As for the competition? Most notably, Omega has introduced its own new in-house testing procedures for the Co-Axial Master Chronometer line of movements, which are available for a much more limited, albeit constantly expanding, range of models – like the Globemaster (hands-on and more details on the movement here). Omega has its in-house testing methodology certified by the independent federal agency METAS, and through these processes tests said Co-Axial Master Chronometer movements for an accuracy rating of 0 to +5 seconds per day. This does mean some considerable competition, but again, Omega is still in the process of introducing its “Master Chronometer” designated movements to more models in its product range.

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The updated Superlative Chronometer “status” is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every exact replica Rolex watch online and is coupled with an international five-year guarantee. Given the scale of the operation – while Rolex production numbers will never be public, Rolex is known to have submitted around 800,000 movements to COSC in 2013 – and the strict chronometric performance criteria, Rolex watches are more than likely the most accurate Swiss-Made mechanical watches produced in such mass-produced quantities.

Navigating by Replica Watches Rolex and Sextant

Just when I thought there weren’t anymore crazy stories involving cheap replica Rolex watches, another one pops up. A few weeks ago, a steamship sunk by the Germans during WWII was salvaged, resulting in the discovery of 100 tons of silver. While the haul is truly impressive – especially considering the sunken ship’s depth of 17,000 feet – what got our attention was the story behind the sinking itself.

The SS City of Cairo was a large steamship that had been in service for almost 30 years when it made its last voyage in 1942. Like many other civilian ships during WWII, it was called upon by the military to help out with the war effort. Starting from Bombay, the City of Cairo was on its way to South Africa and Brazil before reaching its final destination of the UK. Just prior to setting sail, the SS City of Cairo was tasked with transporting 100 tons of silver, as well as some miscellaneous military equipment and crewmen in addition to its regular load of civilian passengers and cargo.

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SS City of Cairo

As the SS City of Cairo was about halfway across the South Atlantic, on course for Brazil, it was torpedoed by Kapitän Karl-Friedrich Merten of U-68. Knowing the boat was slowly taking on water, SS City of Cairo captain, William Rogerson, ordered the passengers and crew to the lifeboats. After distress signals and callsigns were exchanged between City of Cairo and U-68, Kapitän Merten sent the second torpedo. Six people aboard the ship died from the second torpedo, but the remaining 296 had divided themselves up amongst the six available lifeboats.

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Captain Rogerson on board the City of Cairo — note the watch on his left wrist

Kapitän Merten gave the lifeboats their potential courses for reaching land, none of which were very promising. Brazil, where the SS City of Cairo had been heading, was still 2,000 miles west, Africa was 1,000 miles east, and the small South Atlantic island of St. Helena was 500 miles northeast. Before leaving the stranded survivors to their navigational decisions, Merten spoke his now famous phrase, “Goodnight, and sorry for sinking you.”

Captain Rogerson chose St. Helena as their new destination, and so the six boats set off. Each boat was outfitted with a compass; however, only one boat had a sextant. A compass is really only useful if you know where you are, which is where the sextant plays its part. The third piece of the navigational puzzle is knowing the correct time. Celestial navigation relies on correctly understanding the time of day, which, combined with the sextant reading and celestial tables, can determine current latitude and longitude. Luckily for the lifeboat passengers, Captain Rogerson was wearing his trusty sale fake Rolex Oyster watches online. Accurate readings would be vital for navigating 500 miles to a small island in a large ocean – literally every second off could mean sending the lifeboats on the wrong heading.

Over the next two weeks, several of the lifeboats would disperse and lose contact with the rest of the group. Finally, 13 days after sinking, the SS Clan Alpine found Captain Rogerson’s lifeboat, along with two others. Heading to port at St. Helena, the Clan Alpine continued searching – albeit, with no luck – for the remaining lifeboats. The rest of the lifeboats were eventually found, with the last one having been at sea for an incredible 51 days.

Of the roughly 300 passengers who began the SS City of Cairo’s fateful journey, 107 perished. The 200 survivors had nautical knowhow, a reliable cheap fake Rolex watches, and sheer will to thank for making it safely back to land. Several of the members were recognized by the British government, including an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE), given to Captain Rogerson.

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Rolex ref 3131 — quite possibly the same type of watch worn by Capt Rogerson (in steel, of course).

I’d like to quickly thank Taylor Zajonc of Expedition Writer, and Hugh McLean of SS City of Cairo for working with me on this story. This is truly the kind of story that drives our love of watches at Wound For Life. We are currently trying to track down more info on the specific luxury replica Rolex watches onilne reference worn by Captain Rogerson, and will update the article if it leads to anything solid.