Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Color Gems Dial Replica Watches UK For Men

This year at Baselworld 2017, we saw the release of the Rolex Yacht-Master 40 116695SATS watch done in a gem-set bezel. It’s not a Rolex for the usual fan of the brand but if you’re already someone (like myself) who also appreciates the non-traditional Yacht-Master 40 with the Oysterflex bracelet and aren’t afraid of some flash, then this is an interesting watch to have in a collection.

You’ll remember that the Rolex Yacht-Master 40 replica watches UK were introduced back in 2015 and immediately stood out due to the fact that it came on the then-new rubber Oysterflex bracelet. The reaction to the bracelet was, as expected, mixed but has been popular enough with the release of the Rolex Daytona on an Oysterflex bracelet this year.

Rolex gem dial replica watches UK.

Also released this year was this Yacht-Master 40 with a remarkably well-done gem-set bezel, which is about the only “typical Rolex” trait you’ll find in this piece. Love it or hate it, its execution and quality are undeniable.

It’s inevitable, but many watch enthusiasts have an unfortunate patellar-reflex response to seeing precious stones or gems on watches. I think there are several reasons for it: the often ugly bejeweled timepiece; crappy aftermarket jobs; an unfortunate desire to distance oneself from anything “bling” (sorry, but comment sections on watch blogs and forums are the only place I still see that word as of the past decade); as well as the fact that there are not many factory-made men’s watches done with gems that aren’t “diamond explosions” or just come off too effeminate. While it’s obvious that this piece is going to be geared towards the mainland Chinese market, I think this can be seen as a viable men’s watch in the Western market as well.

Like the non-gem model, this Yacht-Master 40 comes on the Oysterflex strap introduced in 2015. Not technically rubber, the elastomer strap is fit with a titanium nickel alloy “blade” underneath to give it a more secure fit. The strap also has the well-received “fins” underneath, which are designed to create a very small space between skin and the bracelet allowing for some flexibility during hot and cold weather. The dial is slightly different, with Rolex choosing a glossy black finish as opposed to the matte dial on the non-gem model.

Rubber strap fake Rolex watches.

Functionality isn’t affected with the functioning bi-directional bezel copy Rolex watches, it’s still a real dive watch with 100M water resistance. The double anti-reflective coated crystal and Chromalight lumed hands should make for legibility in the dark, as well. As for the movement, we still see the caliber 3135 movement found in models like the Submariner which gets 48 hours of power reserve.

The Rolex Datejust Pearlmaster fake watches introduced a couple of years ago were mostly ladies pieces, but the 39mm model was labeled just as the Datemaster which implies it’s a unisex piece. For me and many others, between the gems and diamonds on the bezel as well as the dial, it’s all a bit too much. When I look at the Rolex Yacht-Master 40 116695SATS, I see a watch that is a sports watch with gems on the bezel that still retains much the watch’s identity and DNA by leaving the dial untouched.

Let Super Be The Legend – Bamford With Rolex Replica Watches UK

I recently ran into George Bamford – of Bamford Watch Department – who shared with me that he will soon entirely stop customizing Rolex replica watches for customers. This news is sort of a big deal given that Bamford put his name on the horological map by being the world’s premier aftermarket customizer of Rolex timepieces. Anyone in the know always thinks of Bamford when it comes to serious Rolex watch customization, and any time someone sees a black-colored Rolex, chances are the Bamford name comes to mind. While Bamford still has some Rolex watch orders to fill, one of the world’s most famous modern-day Rolex collectors is putting “the crown” behind him.

George Bamford will instead focus the majority of his time to working with Jean-Claude Biver and the LVMH Watch Division that’s under Mr. Biver’s leadership. Biver oversees Hublot and Zenith, while currently serving as the CEO of TAG Heuer. Bamford quietly debuted this relationship recently when introducing a few limited edition Zenith watches customized by the London-based timepiece modifier. It now turns out that this is just the beginning, and that Bamford will be working closely with Zenith and TAG Heuer, as well as possibly Hublot for future models.

Bamford and Rolex replica watches UK.

Is this what Jean-Claude Biver means when he regularly talks about the importance of love? It certainly seems this way if you interpret “love” as also meaning “cooperation.” While Rolex is often called “the crown” (given their logo), Jean-Claude Biver is often referred to as the “king” of the watch industry. He is certainly among the most powerful. Mr. Biver’s success is often linked to his ability to cleverly create synergies where they are available. Effective cooperation is a cornerstone of Jean-Claude’s management style, which is perhaps why he was able to make such a compelling argument to George Bamford about working together. According to Jean-Claude Biver, “George (Bamford) has proven that he knows how to “tune” a watch and also that he is able to make a very classic watch into a trendy watch.”

Bamford, who was clearly excited to work more closely with Mr. Biver and his teams, shared with me the incredibly pragmatic argument presented to him by Jean-Claude Biver. It isn’t a secret that Bamford’s relationship with Rolex was tenuous at best. Bamford was not an official Rolex dealer, and in order to do business needed to purchase Rolex limited edition watches in the UK market, and then later modify them. Rather than support the practices of an interesting modifier, Rolex took the stance that Bamford, like all watch customizers was removing the “authenticity” of a Rolex rendering them (among other things) not eligible to be serviced by Rolex service centers. That means even though Bamford never touched the mechanics of any Rolex watch, the company itself refused to repair or service Bamford-modified Rolex watches. The move prompted Bamford to create his own service department.

Fake Rolex and Bamford.

If you know George Bamford, then you know just how much of a Rolex mega-fan he is. The entire concept of modifying Rolex copy timepieces began when he wanted to change the look of a Daytona model he had. Soon Bamford became the go-to name for high-street shoppers looking for a familiar, albeit more exclusive timepiece shopping experience. Getting a totally personalized, or otherwise uncommon modified Rolex watch proved to be a winning formula for many luxury consumers seeking enhanced personality in their choice of watch.

Rolex Datejust Lapis Lazuli – Beautiful Blue Dial Replica Watches UK

When it comes to Rolex copy watches UK, the dial can make all the difference. Think of the Stella dials on the Day-Date or the Paul Newman dials on the Daytona, while with the Rolex Submariner the difference is all in the details. With the Datejust however, there is not one particular dial that made a prominent name for itself, but there are some out there that should, like this Lapis Lazuli dial.

Hard stone dials are always interesting because they are not the easiest to produce. They are in fact a slice of a larger stone, but the challenge is, apart from cutting it so thin, to find a stone large enough and of high enough quality. One of the prime places to find high-quality Lapis Lazuli has always been Iran, but after the fall of the regime of the Shah, that was no longer an option. Fortunately, other sources in, among others, South America and Siberia could provide high-quality Lapis Lazuli as well.

Blue dial Rolex replica watches UK.

In some cases, traces of gold can be found in Lapis Lazuli, which seems to be absent on the dial of this Rolex Datejust replica watches. While this can give the dial an extra dimension, it is good that it isn’t present in this watch. While the vast majority of the Lapis Lazuli dials in Rolex can be found in yellow gold Datejust and Day-Date models, usually in combination with diamond hour markers, this is not the case with this watch. It features a white gold case, providing a beautiful contrast with that vibrant blue of the Lapis Lazuli.

This particular watch was sold in 2016 by Phillips for CHF 33.750,-, which places it just above the middle of its estimate which was between CHF 20.000,- – 40.000,-. Personally, I believe that these Datejusts are among the most beautiful examples made of the watch that Rolex created to celebrate its 40th birthday back in 1945. While its increase in price in recent years has not been as steep as that of other Rolex models, I do believe that they make a very fine addition to the collection of any discerning Rolex collector.

 

Rolex Sea-Dweller Series Black Dial Luxury Men’s Diving Watches UK

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Rolex Sea-Dweller, and it’s definitely not going unnoticed. At Baselworld we had the debut of the new Sea-Dweller, with it’s single line of red text on the dial and the controversial Cyclops magnifier over the date window. Ben went on to review the watch in this A Week On The Wrist (spoiler alert – it’s complicated). It’s hard to talk about the new Sea-Dweller without looking back at its history though, considering the original watches that inspired the current incarnation.

Rolex sea-dweller series fake watches UK.

One of the most elusive and rare Rolex Sea-Dwellers replica watches UK are the so-called “Single Red.” They rarely come up for sale and sell for crazy prices when they do. Different dealers and collectors will tell you different total numbers – anywhere from five to 20 – but Jose at Perezcope has found 12 examples and compiled 11 of them in an in-depth study of the idiosyncratic dive watch. It’s a pleasantly nerdy look at one of the rarest Rolexes of all time.