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.

Rolex Explorer 214270 Black Dial Stainless Steel Bracelet Replica Watches UK

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.

Black dial Rolex watches UK.

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.

Stainless steel bracelet Rolex fake watches UK.

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.