The Rolex Day-Date replica watches UK have been at the top of their non-sports collection since 1958. This year, celebrating its 60th Anniversary, Rolex released the Day-Date 40 in 18k white gold and Everose with a distinctive green dial. But the piece which has attracted our attention all this while is the Day-Date 40 in platinum revealed in Baselworld 2015. We got our hands on an example, and spent considerable time examining (and photographing) to bring you this review of the Ref. 228206 – 83416.
As mentioned, the Rolex Day-Date 40 Platinum high quality watches were unveiled in Baselworld 2015. Along with its siblings, the Day-Date 40 in yellow gold with a sunburst yellow gold dial, the white gold with a guilloché sectorial dial in silver, and the Everose gold (rose gold) with a stripped ‘Sundust’ dial. Platinum is a rare metal reserved by Rolex only for the very top of the line watches, and the retail price of S$ 84,050 with GST reflects that. The premium over the white gold version is a hefty S$ 34,000.
Rolex calls the watch Oyster Perpetual, Day-Date 40, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified. Rolex-speak? Well each one has a specific meaning.
Oyster meaning this has a water resistant rating of not less than 100m. In this case, it is exactly 100m. Oysters in Rolex nomenclature usually means that Rolex sees this as a sports watch.
Perpetual is Rolex-speak for automatic winding. Here the Caliber 3255 (new in 2015) is designed and manufactured in-house. The movement has an autonomy of approximately 70 hours.
And Rolex Day-Date 40 diameter fake watches are what Rolex calls its watches equipped with a calendar. This is a simple calendar display of the day of the week at 12 o’clock, and the date with the attendant cyclops lens at 3 o’clock. This was the Rolex’s high end interpretation of the calendar. The date only watches are called Datejust. But in 2012, Rolex released the most complicated watch they ever made with the Sky Dweller which features an innovative Annual Calendar. The numeral 40 denotes the case diameter of 40mm. A 36mm case diameter Day-Date remains on the catalog and is denoted as Day-Date 36.
For some, the Rolex Air King series fake watches are either a love-it-or-hate-it watch. For the purists, the contemporary and edgy design might not be their cup of tea. For them, Rolex is no-nonsense and solid, with a timeless and classic aesthetic. But for others, the Air King’s aesthetics may be the tinge of excitement that many classic Rolex models miss.
The new Air King reignites Rolex’s ties with aviation since its golden age in the 1930s. Many historical flights were timed with Rolex Oysters. For example, the Houston Expedition, which was the first ever flight over Mount Everest at an altitude exceeding 10,000 meters in extreme weather conditions. And when in 1934, Owen Cathcart-Jones and Ken Waller made a return voyage from London to Melbourne in record time on board a twin engine De Havilland Comet, using a Rolex Oyster as their on-board chronometer. The new Air King is Rolex’s tribute to these heyday, and their way of tipping their hat to the epic story of aviation.
As for the “3, 6, and 9” hour markers, you would have certainly guessed that it came from another iconic Rolex timepiece as well – the Explorer. The combination works rather well, and we feel that it gives the watch a unique identity. In fact, you could probably recognize this piece from afar with ease.
On top of that, the dial features some rather interesting details as well. For instance, the Rolex Crown logo cheap copy watches are finished in bright yellow, while the word “Rolex” is done in dark green. The latter is matched with an equally unusual green seconds hand. The color and font of these details are a throwback to the original Air King design language used on the model in the 1950s.
In addition, the usual Rolex elements still apply. These include the “Mercedes” hour hand, the 40mm stainless steel Oyster case Rolex replica watches UK, as well as the durable Oyster bracelet. Additionally, the bracelet is accompanied by a steel folding Oysterclasp, which features a Rolex-patented Easylink rapid extension system that allows the bracelet to be lengthened by 5mm. It is pretty useful, as the bracelet can be shortened/ lengthened without the need to remove or add any additional links.
The granddaddy of Rolex cheap replica watches UK, the Rolex Day-Date 40 “President” watch turns an appropriate 60 years old this year in 2016, and there’s a new commemorative watch to celebrate the occasion. After the Rolex Day-Date 40 was refreshed last year, it got a new 3255 movement and a 40mm case. Now, for Baselworld 2016, it is getting the regal treatment by getting a Rolex-green dial for its anniversary year.
Some of the most iconic Rolex watches feature the unmistakable bright olive green dial, and available in either white gold or Everose gold, both these pieces already look timeless. I believe the last time we saw a Rolex Day-Date with a green dial was back in 2013 with the 36mm version on a green leather band. The fluted bezel and day/date windows are ubiquitous with this watch, and the old-school Rolex green dial on a modern 40mm case is what some people would call a thing of dreams.
Choosing the green sunray finish on the dial, the Rolex Day-Date 40 60th anniversary watch is certainly a presidential looking piece that commands respect because everyone will recognize it when you walk into a room. No choice other than Roman numerals here, but you won’t really hear me complaining about that. In a modern-day 40mm wide on the wrist, we can see some collectors positively salivating over the prospect of wearing one of these around.
And, of course, Rolex Day-Date copy watches are nothing without the President bracelet, and in either Everose or white gold, it looks as commanding and handsome as on the non-anniversary watch (the two seen above). Looking at the dial, on the Everose gold version you have the hands and hour markers done in an 18k pink gold whereas the white gold version will have matching white gold hour markers and hands. I suppose which one you choose is a matter of preference, the Everose gold version being more flamboyant. Or, if that doesn’t really matter to you, the interplay between green and white gold and between green and Everose is likely a factor. I, naturally, love them both.
Last year, when the Day-Date 40 premiered, it had actually shrunk down one inch to 40mm wide and had a new 3255 caliber movement installed, which meets the new Rolex Superlative Chronometer certification standards of keeping accurate to within -2/+2 seconds per day. This movement provides the watch with a hearty 70-hour power reserve.
It is actually a pity that I don’t personally have more occasions to wear a timepiece such as the Rolex Cellini series replica watches UK. Very much distinct from the famed Swiss 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 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 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 fake watches 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 Rolex 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” leather strap replica 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?