With Baselworld 2016 within reach, it’s always a bit of a mind game to ponder what might be in store from some of the more highly anticipated brands in attendance. Rolex fake watches us, being one of those highly anticipated brands, debuted some widely talked-about models last year, and if the past can foreshadow the future, Baselworld 2016 will be a winner as well. Here’s a brief look at last year’s new products.
The Rolex Replica Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40, a highlight for many last year, was shown with a 40mm case and a new mechanical movement—caliber 3255, backed by fourteen patents insuring greater accuracy and resistance to shocks and magnetism, a longer power reserve, and greater ease of use and reliability.
More than ninety per cent of the caliber 3255 movement parts were redesigned and optimized, from those that produce and store energy (self-winding module and mainspring) to the regulating organ responsible for precision (oscillator), the gear train and the escapement, which is responsible for almost half of the increased power reserve of the caliber (now about 70 hours). The patented Chronergy escapement is made of nickel-phosphorus and is impervious to magnetic interference. Will we see something new in 2016 with this 40mm case size?
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date replica watches was introduced last year in 950 platinum and in 18-karat white, yellow or Everose gold, with a variety of new dial options. As you know, Everose gold, which Rolex makes in its own foundry, is an alloy containing gold, copper, and a bit of platinum that gives it its unique appearance and properties.
Rolex made it a point to emphasize its own high-tech methodology to test the precision of its chronometers under conditions that simulate the wearer’s experience rather than isolated extrapolations. These tests complement the official COSC certification (to which all Rolex movements are submitted) and are carried out on both the movement as well as the assembled watches.
And speaking of mechanical movements, the Lady-Datejust 28, fitted with caliber 2236 with a Rolex-patented Syloxi hairspring (first used by Rolex in 2014), showed off its new 28mm case in 950 platinum and yellow or Everose gold—and with new dials, too. The watches were introduced with or without a diamond bezel and diamond indexes.
The quintessential Oyster Perpetual got a makeover last year, with new dials in the 26, 31 and 34mm sizes, while a brand new 39mm version was introduced as well. Will we see new colors this year?
And another icon—the Swiss Rolex Datejust Pearlmaster watches—welcomed a new size/material combo in a jewelry-style version: 39mm in yellow or white gold with colored baguette-cut sapphires decorating the bezels. Three palettes were introduced for the Pearlmaster, each with a gradation of color that ranges from blue to fuchsia pink, blue to green, and orange to yellow.
A new Replica Rolex Yacht-Master in two sizes—40mm and a new 37mm—came on the scene in 18-karat Everose gold. Each displays a rotating bezel fitted with a new matte black Cerachrom insert with polished raised numerals. The patented and quite complex “rubber” Oysterflex bracelet employs a metal framework with a black elastomer overlay.
The Yacht-Master strap is ridged for stability. In my opinion, this is truly a great looking and thoughtfully conceived timepiece that proves that collections can continue to evolve and inspire. How will a new Yacht-Master differ in 2016?
Finally the 39mm Replica Rolex Cellini Time watches embraced four new gem-set versions in 18-karat white or Everose gold. One style features a single row of diamonds on the bezel, while another offers a double décor, combining a row of diamonds with Rolex fluting. The single-row versions are offered with new pink or rhodium dials with a sunray finish and applied hour markers, while the double décor has a black lacquer dial alight with 11 diamonds complementing the hour markers. The bezel of the former version features 62 diamonds, while the latter features 96. Inside each is a self-winding movement with about 48 hours of power reserve.
It is actually a pity that I don’t personally have more occasions to wear a timepiece such as the Replica Rolex Cellini. Very much distinct from the famed Swiss replica watch maker’s more sporty products, this is the formal-blood of today’s Rolex brand. When Rolex recently debuted a brand new version of the Replica Rolex Cellini dress watch collection in 2014, they didn’t just offer one new watch, but a trio of models that would later be further subdivided into the family of (often only slightly different) collection pieces. The simplest version of the new Replica Rolex Cellini is the “Cellini Time,” and it indicates just the time with central hours, minutes, and seconds hands.
This particular reference 50709RBR version is near the top of the Rolex Cellini Time watch pyramid, being one of two models with a diamond-set bezel. Of course, the collection begins with the standard Rolex Cellini Time in 18k white or Everose gold that does not contain diamonds, and builds up to two diamond-set models. One such model has a reduced fluted bezel which is flanked by a thin ring of diamonds around the bezel and additional diamonds on the dial as hour markers; while the current top version of the Cellini Time is the pictured model that entirely does away with the fluted bezel in favor for a larger row of round-cut diamonds decorating the bezel. It is actually a very logical way of positioning a Rolex dress watch, if you think about it.
I’ve mentioned in the past how I place the Rolex Cellini in the category of tuxedo watches because they are not only designed to be dress watches but further intended to be formal dress watches. What is the difference? Well, a dress watch is suitable for office and other professional to casual business attire. A formal watch is of course dressy but takes things a step further, being more akin to a ballroom dress for women – specifically intended to highlight both exclusivity and celebration.
So why is the Rolex Cellini Time a solid timepiece when you want to both feel exclusive and celebrate – especially when it comes to this model with diamonds? In this context, “exclusivity” more or less means “luxury priced.” It implies that few people can own it, either because of cost or rarity. Rolex timepieces might not be rare in the context of timepieces, but the ability to afford one is rare when taking into consideration the volume of disposable income most people in general have. Even in the context of high-end timepieces, dressy Swiss Rolex replica watches are uncommon because Rolex buyers tend to stick with buying more traditional models such as a Submariner or Datejust before venturing out to purchase more niche models such as the Rolex Cellini.
Being a Rolex Cellini owner not only implies that it is more than likely not your only watch (as explained above), but that you have ample opportunity to celebrate. Why? Because you must have some reason for wearing formal attire such as a tuxedo often enough to merit the purchase. Then again, it is possible to “dress down” a Rolex Cellini, but the question is “why?” That is especially important to ask when it comes to this Rolex Cellini Time with diamonds that is like a men’s equivalent of ball-gown jewelry. Is there a place for this watch with casual attire, or does that erode the very core personality which we associate with the most formal of dress watches?
It isn’t huge, but at 39mm wide, the Rolex Cellini is unapologetically modern in its stature. The 39mm in width is probably the new default size for men’s formal wear timepieces meant to work with sleeves and seamlessly integrate with any black-tie affair. This, of course, is best suited to the white gold versions of the Rolex Cellini while the 18k Everose takes on the role of something slightly louder given the color of the gold metal which is vastly more conspicuous that the more sober tone of white gold. Then again, add Rolex-standard diamonds to the bezel of this particular 50709 Rolex Cellini, and you increase the “noise” volume a bit more, allowing more people to notice your watch.
Diamonds on a watch are exclusively about attention. There is no other purpose for diamonds on a timepiece, and in many ways, there doesn’t need to be. Watches have comfortably been indicators of status and prestige since their invention hundreds of year ago. The best watches had decoration to prove as such, and today, that legacy continues with diamond-embellished dress watches like this. The row of stones around the bezel doesn’t add or subtract from the functionality, and all that you sacrifice here is the “mini” version of Rolex’s famed fluted bezel which has been made famous by the Datejust and Day Date collections and shows up in reduced form on the current generation of fake Rolex Cellini watches. Again, there is a version of the Rolex Cellini Time with both a row of smaller diamonds and an even more minimalized fluted bezel known as the Rolex Cellini 50609RBR (in 18k white gold with black dial), which in its own way attempts to offer the best of both worlds.
Rolex being Rolex, it doesn’t make it fair when choosing the most aesthetically appealing version of the Rolex Cellini Time because each of the available models has various pluses. I suppose I am specifically referring to the dial variations which have no clear winner, all being quite nice. On this Rolex Cellini 50709RBR we have all baton-style hour markers which are cut up to create an inner and outer dial. I do admit to missing the thin Roman numerals on the Rolex Cellini Time 50509 model (similar 18k white gold case with silver ruthenium dial but no diamonds).
Easily the hardest part of the new Rolex Cellini to design was the dial. Rolex was faced with the challenge of creating a minimalized look common for dress watches but with some elegant flare that people have come to expect from Rolex. Part of this design challenge was to present a minimalized watch face but one that doesn’t look empty. The result was a sort of dial within a dial, where the hands do not reach the edge of the main dial because the actual indication for the time is the inner one. This is an acceptable solution, and I agree that Rolex did succeed in making dials which have the right mixture of white space and details. With that said, I also find myself repeatedly asking, “are these hands too short?” even though I’ve responded to myself a number of times. The answer is actually no, the hands aren’t too short, but it really depends on where you draw the line of where the dial starts and stops.
Water resistant to 50 meters (don’t forget that Rolex Cellini models aren’t Rolex Oyster watches), the new Rolex Cellini timepieces have a lot more case durability than previous generation models – even if they aren’t Rolex sport watches. Inside the Rolex Cellini Time pieces are in-house made Rolex (and COSC Chronometer certified) calibre 3135 4Hz automatic movements which you will actually find in some Rolex sport watches including the Rolex Submariner. The caseback has a polished and domed center which reminds me of old pocket watches and helps give the Rolex Cellini collection a personality slightly different than that of many other Rolex watch families.
It can be said that the Rolex Cellini 50706BRB in 18k white gold and its sibling watch the Rolex Cellini 50705RBR in 18k Everose with a matching dial are very much “last-century watches,” recalling a time when formal galas and balls where perhaps more common (and that, therein, watches were an incredibly important part of a man’s attire). Today, this fact is perhaps still the case, although such events have been anything but democratized, existing almost exclusively for society’s elite. Rolex has always been a maker of luxury Rolex replica watchesfor the successful and inspired, but are Rolex timepieces for the most part “elite?” I would say “no” because Rolex has actually done an admirable job of being inclusive as a luxury brand versus exclusive, preferring not to segregate their consumer base.
With that said, I think the Rolex of today does have its status products for people of different groups depending on their station in life and interests. That is really where the Rolex Replica Cellini comes in because it fills a void Rolex had that other models such as the Datejust could not precisely fill. The Replica Rolex Cellini really is the niche Rolex because, while it is great at what it does, there is simply an arguably small demographic of people out there who have much opportunity to wear it. That is the truest with those models such as this diamond-decorated Replica Rolex Cellini ref. 50709RBR that comes with a retail price of 19,850 Euros.
The Rolex Prince is not only not terribly well known –even to Rolex aficionados –it’s almost shockingly unknown; in the days we had ours in for review, quite a lot of pretty hard-core fake Rolex US watches people saw it, and it was mistaken for . . . well, mistaken for just about everything but a Rolex. This is a kind of peculiar circumstance, especially for as immutable-tradition-is-a-virtue bunch as Rolex fans are supposed to be, because the Prince, in fact, goes back one hell of a lot further than any other existing Rolex model –the first Prince watches were made by Rolex all the way back in 1928, which is not that far off from the founding of the company in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf.
The Prince was, and is, a rectangular wristwatch, and the two first models –the famous 971 and 1343 watches –both used a rectangular movement made by Aegler, which supplied both Rolex and Gruen at the time. The movements used for the Prince watches were rectangular and designed to allow the use of a large mainspring barrel that supplied a better-than-two-day power reserve, and a relatively large balance. The original Princes also pre-date the general use of center seconds in wristwatches, but they do have a very large (relatively speaking) seconds sub-dial, which is what’s led to them sometimes being referred to as “doctor’s watches” (thanks to the relative ease the larger dial provides for such chores as timing respirations or pulse beats.)
The original Princes also pre-date the general use of center seconds in wrist Rolex replica watches, but they do have a very large (relatively speaking) seconds sub-dial, which is what’s led to them sometimes being referred to as “doctor’s watches” (thanks to the relative ease the larger dial provides for such chores as timing respirations or pulse beats.)
This basic formula –high-grade movement, rectangular case, and large sub-dial for the running seconds –is alive and well in the modern Prince collection (which sails under the Cellini flag; the full and proper name is Cellini Rolex Prince.) There are currently five models, all with the same basic design premise: rectangular case, prominent seconds sub-dial, and in each case, a distinct and clearly Art Deco influenced design motif. They’re good looking watches, if your tastes run to the patrician; these are not the tough, go-anywhere tool watches people usually associate with Rolex, but rather, drop-dead elegant dress watches that project, simultaneously, unapologetic luxury and a certain aristocratic disdain –if there were such a thing as a gentleman’s Guild of Assassins in the present day, the Guild Master might wear a Prince.
And, just as might be the case for an elegantly attired master of the art of ushering “clients” out of this vale of tears, the real muscle in the Prince watches is hidden from the casual observer. Turn the watch over, though, and you see it: the Rolex caliber 7040. Unlike most Rolex movements, this is a hand-wound caliber, and it is maybe one of the best-kept secrets in horology: it’s quite simply one of the most beautiful classic full-bridge Swiss movements made by anyone, anywhere right now. The hand-wound movement in modern Rolex Replica Cellini watchmaking is a bit of a dark horse –customers tend to prefer self-winding watches, all other things being equal –but if you want something that really captures the charm of the idiom, with an in-house shaped caliber especially, you don’t have all that many choices and one of them is the Prince caliber 7040. This is a 21 jewel, COSC certified chronometer caliber, with Breguet overcoil and with a 72 hour power reserve –very much in the tradition and solidly following in the footsteps of the original, high precision Prince “Doctor’s Watches” of the Deco era. One of the nicest touches and a very luxurious one, is that the finish of each movement matches the overall design motif of the particular Prince in which it is encased –so, for instance, Prince model in 18k white gold with “Godron Circulaire” that we had in for review has a movement –version 7040-3 –with corresponding circular motifs.
All this hifalutin’ talk of aristocratic disdain aside, this is just a plain fun watch to wear; winding it every day is exactly the small but keen personal pleasure it should be, thanks to the large, easily grasped crown and –as is always the case with Rolex –forbiddingly exact nature of its construction in general. It’s a substantial watch at 45mm x 29mm and you feel, for sure, like you are wearing a little ingot of gold on your wrist –because, well, you’re wearing a little ingot of gold on your wrist –but the experience is more one of reassuring solidity and the promise of comfortable, un-ostentatious prosperity than flash. In short, it’s every inch a gentleman’s, or gentlewoman’s, wristwatch, and while it unquestionably occupies a bit of a niche in Rolex’s lineup it is a distinguished one, with as much respectable history behind it as any true-blue Rolex lover could ask.
The Replica Cellini Rolex Prince: five models, two in Everose and two in white gold; additionally, one in white gold with diamond pavé dial. All models with a model-specific design motif and matching decorative motif on the movement. Movement, Rolex caliber 7040, hand-wound, chronometer certified with Paraflex shock system and Breguet overcoil, 72 hour power reserve. Cases in Rolex Everose, yellow gold, or white gold, 45mm x 29mm, water resistant to 50 meters. Pricing, $17,000 in white gold or Everose; $15,500 in yellow gold.
At every Baselworld, Rolex is always a highly anticipated and speculated brand, despite their patient, calculated updates and new models being extremely rare. While this has made Rolex a love/hate brand for many, with some seeing the brand as stale and old fashioned, other seeing their watches as perfect classics. At this year’s Baselworld, Rolex revealed a big surprise with a brand new collection. But not for their iconic Oyster Collection, but their lesser known Cellini Collection. The Cellini is a series of dressier, formal watches that don’t take advantage of Oyster case that made Rolex the most well-known luxury watch name in the world. While all new Rolex replica watches are essentially classics, the Cellini watches have gone for a purposefully vintage-inspired look, which seems to be a big trend this year. Lets take a look at the three Replica Rolex Cellini models below:
Replica Rolex Cellini Time
The first model is the clean and simple Rolex Replica Cellini Time with a three hand setup. The watch looks familiar from afar but more unique up close. It combines classical Rolex elements, such as a domed sapphire cover with a domed solid caseback. It introduces a double bezel, one rounded and one lightly fluted, giving it a subtle but distinctive flair. The watch case measures 39mm, a step up from the old Cellini, but still a traditional dress watch size. It’s available in either high-polish white gold or their exclusive Everose gold. The dial is comes in white or black lacquer or or embellished with black or silver-plating decorated with a “Rayon flamme de la gloire” guilloche motif. Inside is a certified chronometer and comes fitted with either a shiny black or brown alligator leather strap.
Replica Rolex Cellini Date
The next Replica Rolex Cellini Date is available in with the same options for case, dial and straps, but features an elegant date subdial.
Replica Rolex Cellini Dual Time
Also available in the same options as the original Time mode includes a dual time function. This Fake Rolex Cellini Dual Time model features an original second time zone subdial with an integrated day/night indicator at the 9 o’clock position, without loosing its classic good looks. It’s also available in the same options as the Time and Date models.Our Rolex replica watches shop for sale all kinds of watches,welcome to you come!
Rolex replica has for decades been the largest high end Swiss replica watches brand and produces far more than any other Swiss replica watchmaker. A fact that most people are aware of. But what’s not so well known is the fact that Rolex produces watches other than those of the famous Oyster models like the Submariner, Day Date, Explorer and Daytona, to name a few. To be fair of course, some will remember the gorgeous classic chronographs on leather straps and the rectangle Prince models, that came back into the collection, in a larger case and new mechanical movement.
The models that I was triggered by, during the last Basel World presentation, were the new Cellini’s. Now coming as a more serious dress replica Rolex watches in a gold, non-Oyster case on a leather strap with pin buckle and a classic looking dial. The Cellini collection is not that new, but the 2014 collection showed us three new models and all three in a choice of a white- or a pink gold 39mm case; The Cellini Time, Cellini Dual Time and the Cellini Date.
It is the Replica Rolex Cellini Date that grabbed me because normally I do not even look at a classic looking dress watch with a date window, since many brands usually cut a hole out to display it, spoiling the dial. Rolex designed it differently and let the date indication, occupy a large part of the dial and I am glad it does, since it is a beautiful and clear visual solution.
It proves that a date can make a dial very attractive, when it is done in a creative way! A splendid instrument to project yourself in time, this calendar displays on a single dial, the days gone by and days to come: yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Rolex used their self winding mechanical movement, COSC-certified chronometer with 48 hours power reserve. Like most fake Rolex watches, the back of the Cellini cases are closed, except for the Prince series.
The Cellini Date model is offered in two dial versions: with a black or silver dial featuring a “rayon flammé de la gloire” guilloche motif, all depending on your personal taste and style. Yet, no matter which dial you prefer, the Rolex Cellini is always classy and discreet.
It might not be recognized by your mother-in-law, but this mens Rolex replica watches will be a great companion through every moment in life; from a casual dinner with friends, to signing on that new, million dollar client, this Cellini is the Rolly that does it all!
Let’s face it, when we think of Rolex replica watches sale, iconic sports watches from the Oyster line like the Submariner and Daytona are what come to mind. What we certainly don’t think of are the brand’s more classical “dress watches” from the Cellini line. And yet, the Cellini collection represents the second half of Rolex’s offerings, though commercially they were never a hit. I think that’s about to change.
Earlier this year at Baselworld, Rolex introduced the world to its completely revamped Cellini line. Consisting of three different models, the Cell. The one that really caught my eye was the Cellini Dual Time, Rolex’s first-ever watch to feature a second timezone sub-dial (not to be confused with the GMT complication). Elegant yet modern, the Cellini Dual Time is a much needed breath of fresh air in the Cellini lines that boasts not only contemporary yet timeless aesthetics, but also an original take on a useful complication.
The round case in either “Everose” or white gold measures 39mm and is entirely polished, as a dress Replica Rolex Cellini watch should be. The bezel is done in two parts with a fluted edge and polished bezel, a little detail that is inherently Rolex, recalling not only the fluted bezels on the Datejust and DayDate models but also certain vintage references from as far back as the 1920s.
The dial is done in a strikibf radial sunburst guilloché pattern, with very pronounced grooves that can appear as stripes under direct lighting. The lance hands are faceted and polished, perfectly complimenting the applied hour markers.
What truly sets the Replica Rolex Cellini Dual Time apart from other Rolexes and dual time watches in general is the way the second timezone is executed. Featuring as an off-centered hours and minutes dial at 6 o’clock, the second time zone (or home time if you’re traveling) features one of the most ingenious day & night indicators I’ve seen on any fake Rolex watch. Replacing the 9 o’clock marker is a window displaying a sun from 6 AM to 6 PM that switches to a moon from 6 PM to 6 AM. I just love how it keeps the dial clutter-free, with the symbols adding a whimsical and charming touch to the watch.
On the wrist, the proportions feel just right. Thanks to its rounded edges and proportionately thick profile, the Cellini Dual Time wears more like a 41mm watch, and shouldn’t just be limited to suits and ties.
The Rolex Cellini Dual Time comes with a price tag of 18’500 CHF (Swiss Francs), and is now available at authorized Rolex retailers. The question I ask myself is, are the Cellini pieces like the Dual Time destined to outdo their lacklustre predecessors, or will Rolex remain strictly a sports Rolex replica watches manufacturer in our collective conscious? only time will tell.
We spent some time with the most recent model of the Rolex Replica Oyster Perpetual Explorer — a watch originally made for a Mount Everest expedition and recently revamped with a larger case and modern caliber. Scroll down to read our test of the watch from the magazine, along with original photos by Nik Schölzel.
The 1950s were a decade of adventure. Mankind strived to conquer nature, to descend to the depths of the ocean’s trenches and to climb to the peaks of the world’s tallest mountains. The first mountaineers reached the summit of Annapurna, more than 26,000 feet above sea level, in 1950. Edmund Hillary climbed Mount Everest, the world’s tallest peak, in 1953. Seven years later, the bathyscaph Trieste descended to the planet’s deepest point: the bottom of the Marianas Trench, more than 35,000 feet below sea level. It should come as no surprise, then, that the decade also saw the debut of two replica Rolex watches tailored to adventurous pursuits: the Replica Rolex Submariner divers’ watch and the Explorer expedition watch, both in 1953.
The first fake Rolex Explorer watches were provided as tools for the successful Everest expedition of May 1953. Rolex released a modified version of the Explorer later that year, with a black dial and painted-on luminous indices and numerals, which made it more legible under all lighting conditions. This model was designed to live up to the promise implicit in its name, by satisfying all the requirements of expeditions and other adventures. The Explorer underwent more improvements over the years and, beginning with the 1989 model, it was also designed to be more luxurious. Its indices and numerals have been made of gold since then, although there is still luminous material inlaid into the indices.
The latest version of the Explorer, launched in 2010, has a bigger case: 39 millimeters, versus the previous model’s 36 millimeters. It also has a new type of shock absorber, along with an in-house, Parachrom hairspring and a new Oysterlock folding clasp.
The fake Rolex watch’s new size is just right: the dial’s proportions look good in the enlarged case. But the narrow and somewhat short hands don’t quite fit into the otherwise pretty picture. The minute hand is especially problematic: the one on the previous Explorer extends all the way to the minute circle, but the tip of this one falls quite a long way from it. However, except for this flaw, the design is excellent and the watch’s classic look is easily recognizable.
With gently curving lugs and a broad bezel, the case looks as though it had been poured into a mold and hardened into a single unit. All surfaces, with the sole exception of the upper side of the bracelet, are polished. As with nearly all Rolex replica watches, the flat, sapphire crystal rises above the plane of the bezel, but its perimeter is beveled to deflect the force of a blow. Rolex’s crown-shaped logo is laser-etched into the crystal at the “6” as proof of the watch’s authenticity. Additional anti-counterfeiting details include the letters of the name “Rolex” engraved into the metal flange around the dial, the Rolex logo at 12 o’clock and a serial number at 6 o’clock.
The crystal has no nonreflective treatment, which would have improved the legibility, but the rhodium-plated and slightly curved gold hands (with a Mercedes-logo-like circle on the hour hand) clearly contrast with the matte black dial. The rectangular indices for the hours are filled with luminous material, and a large luminous triangle at 12 o’clock provides orientation for reading the time in the dark, although the rhodium-plated digits 3, 6 and 9 have no luminous coating. The rhodium-plated numerals on the previous model were filled with white, non-luminescent paint, giving the dial a more harmonious appearance and improving its legibility in low light. The hands and indices of the new model gleam brightly in the dark, thanks in part to the new Chromalight luminous substance, which debuted on the Replica Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea and is now also used on the Explorer. Unlike on that watch, however, it glows in the traditional, pale green hue rather than a blue one. The luminosity lasts a very long time: the dial remains easy to read even after 11 hours in total darkness.
The new Explorer is very user-friendly. The crown is easy to unscrew and has only two positions: one for winding; the other for setting the time. A stop-seconds mechanism stops the balance, immobilizing the hands for easy to-the-second setting. The line under the Rolex “crown” logo on the winding crown marks it as the Twinlock type, which helps make the fake Rolex UK watch water-resistant to a depth of 100 meters.
The Explorer’s Oysterlock safety folding clasp is distinguished by its ease of operation. A gentle tug with a fingernail opens the protective bow; a second tug on the front part of the clasp triggers a lever mechanism to unlock it. The Easylink lengthening system is very practical, too: concealed inside the clasp is one half of a link, which can be pivoted out without changing the appearance of the bracelet. This five-millimeter extension can be a welcome addition when your wrist expands after a workout or in hot weather.
Top-quality craftsmanship is also evident in the bracelet. Like the clasp, it has a completely satin-finished upper surface and polished flanks, which ensure that it perfectly matches the case. However, compared to the big 39-mm-diameter case, the bracelet tapers to a rather narrow width at the point where it joins its clasp.
The improvements aren’t confined to the Rolex replica watch’s exterior. Its movement, Rolex Caliber 3132, is well protected under a fully threaded screw-down back. This movement differs from Caliber 3130, which powered the previous Explorer, because of its Parachrom hairspring and Paraflex shock absorbers. It’s based on the familiar Caliber 3135 with date display, which powers the Submariner and the Datejust. These Rolex manufacture calibers are regarded as the best automatic movements on the market, a distinction they’ve earned thanks to their structure, which is designed for robustness, longevity and very precise fine adjustment. A sturdy balance bridge replaces a conventional cantilevered balance cock.
Two knurled screws are used to adjust the balance’s vertical clearance. The hairspring’s Breguet terminal curve contributes to the replica watch’s precision in all situations, as does Rolex’s decision to eliminate an index in favor of Microstella nuts along the balance’s hoop. Red anodized reverser gears minimize friction in the self-winding device.
The Parachrom hairspring is made of a blue niobium-zircon alloy and is immune to the influence of magnetic fields. It is also claimed to be 10 times less susceptible to vibrations than a conventional hairspring.
The Paraflex shock-absorption system (another Rolex invention) provides improved protection against sharp blows. This is the first time that Rolex has installed the system in a steel watch. The Paraflex mechanism had previously been used only in the Rolex Cellini Replica Prince and the Rolex Replica Day-Date II, both of which are available only in precious-metal cases. In the Paraflex system, the spring that returns the upper bearing jewel to its original position is symmetrical and smooth on both its faces so that it can be inserted on both sides, which makes the assembly process much easier. The spring is also less likely to jump out of its anchorage when a strong blow strikes the watch. Its shape, which extends over the center of the balance staff, makes it less yielding, which improves its ability to resist deformation. Furthermore, the spring bears two markings: one for the maximum oil level and one for the minimum. The Paraflex system is another example of Rolex striving to take what’s already good and make it even better.
The movement’s construction is solid and its decorations are impressive, despite the fact that the case has no viewing window in its back. Rolex’s standard piercings adorn the rotor, and the self-winding bridge sports a sunburst pattern. Other bridges are embellished with circular graining, a pattern that resembles tiny clouds. All bridges and plates are coated with a layer of rhodium and their edges are beveled and polished. The polished heads of the screws look particularly handsome.
Rolex is renowned for its precision, and the Rolex Explorer Replica UK watch we tested did not disappoint in this area. It gained three seconds per day when tested on the wrist. The values measured on the timing machine (a Witschi Chronoscope X1) were similar. Averaging the values in all positions resulted in a daily gain of 3.7 seconds. However, the amplitude declined noticeably in the hanging positions. The greatest deviation among the various positions was seven seconds, which slightly exceeds the maximum allowable for chronometers. In fairness, however, we must disclose that we tested this watch in each position for only a half hour on the timing machine (not for 24 hours, as the COSC chronometer-testing authority does), and used that measured deviation to calculate the assumed variance over 24 hours. In any case, the results indicate that you should not need to bring this timepiece to a watchmaker for fine adjustment.
Considering all the improvements Rolex made to the new Explorer, it’s not surprising to learn that it costs a bit more than its predecessor. Overall, however, the cost seems reasonable for a vastly updated Swiss Rolex replica watch that can ascend to the peak of a mountain and still look good peeking out from a shirt cuff under a business suit.
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