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.
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.
Given the buzz and angelic choral singing surrounding the new ceramic-bezel Rolex Daytona replica watches, we’ll give you a pass if you didn’t notice that Rolex quietly updated the Rolex Explorer. A subtle update, this refreshed Rolex Explorer features a set of fully lumed numerals and a re-sized handset, marking a course correction for one of Rolex’s most recognizable and enticing entry-level models. The Rolex Explorer has long stood as the entry point for Rolex’s most sporting group of watches, and it’s easy-wearing charm and versatile design belies its history as one of the brand’s most prolific adventure companions. This newly refreshed iteration is a practical and useful nod to the Rolex Explorer’s roots as a sport watch and adds some much-needed refinement to the modern design.
While the reference number remains unchanged as 214270, a closer look will suggest a considerable refresh against the current generation that was announced in 2010. The 2016 Rolex Explorer retains the 39mm sizing and, being a Rolex sport model, the case uses their 904L steel. The movement also remains unchanged, with the Rolex Explorer running Rolex’s 3132 Superlative Chronometer automatic movement, with 48 hours of power reserve, a Parachrom blue hairspring and Paraflex shock absorption.
With a minimal and function-driven aesthetic like that of the Rolex Explorer, it doesn’t take much to unbalance the design. The previous version (the 214270 up to Baselworld 2016) wore beautifully, but in the move from 36mm (reference 14270) to 39mm, some of the magic was lost. We saw the unfortunate shortening of the minute hand which was a bit too short to fill the dial or reach the minute track. With the new 214270, the Rolex Explorer returns to the proportions and design of the 14270.
Those brightly polished arabic numerals are out, replaced by lume-filled versions similar to those seen in previous generations. While this is a small change, considering both the sporting and flexible intention of a watch like the Rolex Explorer luminous copy watches, lume is important and should be an integral element in the Rolex Explorer’s design. Additionally, consider the Rolex Explorer’s roots. Today’s Rolex Explorer design is based on the 1016 Rolex Explorer which was launched in 1963 with painted numerals to offer as much glow as possible, a goal mirrored in this 2016 version.
Eagle-eyed types will likely notice the slightly updated handset, which is now slightly larger overall and features a longer minute hand. While the previous version’s minute hand was not terrible, its proportions were off, and this change is nothing if not welcome. The hands and markers feature a blue variant of Rolex’s Chromalite lume and the glow is similar to what you get from a Rolex Submariner or Rolex Explorer II. With a sporting lifestyle in mind, this newly updated Rolex Explorer retains the Twinlock crown and 100m water resistance of the previous iteration.
Admittedly, this might be more detail than most people wanted about a few new markers and a couple of new hands, but I think that the Rolex Explorer series replica watches are crucial but often overlooked touchstone of Rolex’s line up and sporting past. Since summiting Everest in 1953, the Rolex Explorer has been a piece of the Rolex ethos, and I’m thrilled to see a refresh that nails the details and ensures a fully sorted design for those who want a Rolex sport watch but don’t feel compelled to buy a Sub or a Rolex GMT Master II. With a list price of 5,000 EUR, the Rolex Explorer retains its position as the go-to entry point for a sporty Rolex and, in a successful return to form, is undoubtedly worth your consideration.
Everyone knows that there is no other brand that has the same kind of power and recognition as Rolex. And while Rolex (as well as many other brands) have begun to dig deeper into the world of women’s watches, there’s just something so special about the way full-size Rolex sports watches UK work for women that dare to try. It’s a testament to how well the designs are and how enduring the Rolex legacy is no matter whose wrist you find them on. So, in an effort to explore a different (and arguably cooler) angle to women’s fashion, we thought we’d share some of our favorite men’s Rolex models that work just as well for the ladies.
Rolex Submariner Reference 116610LV
Released in 2010 as a special anniversary piece, the Rolex Submariner ref. 116610LV cheap fake watches have remained as one of the most coveted modern Submariners ever produced. The ceramic paired with the immortalized “Rolex Green” just pops and can pair with anything from a nice summer dress to a casual t-Shirt & jeans look. I’ll never forget being completely stopped in my tracks by a woman in sunny Bal Harbour, Florida who wore it beautifully with a casual spring dress. She rocked it and I felt like hiding my wrist in shame. End of story.
A favorite of Ellen Degeneres, who is a huge Daytona fiend, the 50th anniversary Daytona in platinum is one heck of the watch. From the ice blue dial to the chestnut brown bezel, there really is nothing like it. It also hasn’t seen the same swollen lug design change that some of the other sports models have. This makes it wear a bit smaller, which is perfect for versatility within a range of styles.
Rolex Day-Date 40 In Everose Gold
There’s just something special about having a gold Rolex on your wrist. And when it comes watches in pink-ish or rose gold tones, fashion brands have really outdone themselves in the way of marketing low-end forgettable pieces to women. The Rolex Day-Date 40 In Everose Gold is the big, bold look they seek to emulate while always falling short. The watch is modern, irresistibly stylish, and makes for the perfect lady’s wrist companion.
Rolex Yacht-Master 40 With Oysterflex
The ultimate yacht party or beach vacation watch. After its release at Baselworld 2015, the Yacht-Master 40 with Oysterflex really turned some heads as it brought new variety to the Rolex lineup. Although Rolex did announce a 37mm version intended for women, the 40mm just offers a more substantial look that some women often look for in a wristwatch. This is one that be with you every day thanks to the comfort of the band and the watch’s casual yet classy style.
Have you been waiting for new Rolex Sea-Dweller fake watches UK ? Among a series of new models, Rolex has announced a new version of their famed professional diving watch, the Rolex Sea-Dweller. Carrying the new reference 116600, the 2014 Rolex Sea-Dweller sticks very close to the look and feel of past iterations of this historic diver with very close ties to the Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600 which was discontinued in 2008. The Rolex Sea-Dweller was originally launched in 1967 as a response to the expanding world of saturation diving. Thanks to input from the US Navy (via the SEALAB II program) and French Comex divers, Rolex designed a watch that was capable of withstanding extreme pressure and expelling the helium gas that can seep into the case during a saturation dive.
An excellent example of what people mean when they say “tool watch,” the Rolex Sea-Dweller waterproof replica watches are the stuff of dive watch legend, and Rolex didn’t mess with the established formula for this updated version. Still sporting a 40mm case in 904L steel, a date display with no magnifier and 4000 ft (1220 M) of water resistance, the 116600 keeps up with the modern line-up thanks to the inclusion of a Cerachrom bezel and a Gildelock clasp with a 26mm diving extension on the bracelet.
In many ways the new Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000 Ref. 116600 is similar to the Rolex Submariner, but after a few months working out at the gym to bulk up. The Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000 Ref. 116600 case is water resistant to 1220 meters versus the 300 meters of the Submariner, and sports a thicker case and sapphire crystal. While most people who dive won’t really need that extra water resistance, Rolex like to make its diving watches suitable for the most extreme conditions. Having said that, from a purely aesthetic standpoint a great benefit of the Rolex Sea-Dweller over the Rolex Submariner Date, is that you get to have the inclusion of a date window, without having the sapphire crystal magnifier lens on the crystal.
Sporting the same Rolex 3135 movement that is found in the 116610 Submariner Date, the Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000 Ref. 116600 has a power reserve of 48 hours and features a Parachrom hairspring and COSC certification. The Rolex Sea-Dweller’s considerable water resistance is thanks to a case and crystal that is thicker than that of the Submariner and firmly places the resistance of the Rolex Sea-Dweller between the 1000 ft Submariner and the 12,800 ft DeepSea. This might be an extra watch model for a niche group of consumers or the model that is akin to the right temperature porridge if you want to use the Goldilocks analogy.
Technologically speaking, the helium escape valve (HeV) is the Rolex Sea-Dweller’s signature feature and it can be seen at its usual place on the nine o’clock side of the case. If tiny helium molecules in the breathing mix of a saturation dive were to seep into watch, the helium would expand during ascent and the increased pressure could damage the watch. The HeV allows the expanding gas to be vented from the case, thus protecting the watch without compromising overall water resistance. Rolex once again promises beautiful luxury Rolex copy watches that you can take underwater for your real or fantasy diving missions.