We’ve teamed up with our friends at aBlogtoWatch to give you a chance at buying luminous Rolex Explorer II ref. 216570 fake watches for just $1. All you need to do is download the StockX app for your iPhone or Android device, create an account (if you haven’t already), and place your bid of $1 on the Explorer II. You can read the full details and the fine print below or visit StockX to get right to it.
The replica Rolex Explorer II ref. 216570 is a modern tool watch in all the right ways. The Explorer’s roots may go back to the ’50s, but this is no throwback. It’s 42mm and feels every bit of it. It’s got a bright orange 24 hour hand (a nod to the ref. 1655 Freccione Explorer), and an easy link bracelet. Inside beats a Rolex caliber 3187, complete with blue Parachrom hairspring, Breguet overcoil, variable inertia balance wheel, and Paraflex shock absorbers for protection. Whatever kind of adventure you’ve got planned, the Explorer II can handle it.
The Fine Print
1.You must have an active account on StockX and an approved payment method in order to be eligible to place a bid.
2.Bids are accepted until 11:59 pm PT on Thursday, October 5th.
3.The winner will be randomly selected and contacted via email no later than Friday, October 6th.
4.Your payment information can only be associated with one active StockX account. If we suspect that you’re using multiple accounts to increase your chances of winning, all of your bids will be canceled and your accounts will be suspended indefinitely.
5.Your items are not guaranteed until you receive a transaction confirmation email from StockX stating that you have successfully purchased for $1.
6.If your payment method fails for any reason when StockX attempts to fulfill the winning bids, you will lose your spot in line and your watch will be offered to the next eligible buyer.
7.This promotion is only available on the StockX mobile app.
8.Item included in this promo is the Rolex Explorer II 216570 with black dial.
9.You can only place one bid. All bids are binding offers to product you have selected.
10.All purchases are final.
11.You will only earn additional entries into the contest for referring a person who creates a new account on StockX and placed a bid on the promotional product page. Referring a friend with an existing StockX account will not result in any additional entries.
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.