While everyone at home and at the awards show was glued to that irresistible bucket of golden popcorn, our attention was focused on everyone’s wrists hoping to catch a glimpse of some interesting timepieces. We weren’t disappointed when we spotted a few special Omega replica watches.
So it’s no surprise that a friend of the Omega brand and all-around watch enthusiast wore another Omega replica watch during last night’s festivities. Peeking out from under his jacket was a handsome 41mm Omega Constellation Sedna Gold – that’s 18k rose gold. It’s perfect for his casual attire, with a blue leather strap and a blue dial and bezel.
In addition to utilizing modern materials such as Sedna gold and polished ceramic, the latest OMEGA Constellation watches also feature a larger 41 mm case. Previously, the men’s collection only included 36mm and 39mm options. Just two millimeters larger, the version was worn by Hartley appeals to modern watch tastes while providing comfortable wrist support through a barrel-shaped case without lugs and an innovative leather strap with antibacterial rubber lining.
The iconic “Griffes” or claws of the Constellation watch still appear on the bezel, as do the Roman numeral indexes and the small star logo of the model on the dial. At the heart of the fake watch is OMEGA’s Master Chronometer cal.8901 self-winding movement with coaxial escapement, magnetic resistance up to 15,000 gausses, and a 60-hour power reserve.
Also appearing on the MTV red carpet was Chase Stokes, star of the Netflix series “The Outer Banks” The breakout star accepted the award for Best Kiss and kissed his co-star Madelyn Cline while wearing the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M gold bracelet. It was hard to miss Stokes, who paired his gold Omega with a fiery red suit.
The OMEGA Seamaster has numerous sub-models to suit every lifestyle and profession, including the Aqua Terra, a relative newcomer to the brand’s portfolio that was launched in 2002. At just under 39mm in diameter, it packs a punch without compromising the wrist, making it the perfect statement replica Rolex watch for his dramatic red suit. The watch worn by Chase Stokes last night is also equipped with a self-winding caliber 8501 with coaxial escapement and a 60-hour power reserve.
As is always the case with Rolex, the official chronometer certificate from the COSC, the Swiss testing institute, confirms Rolex’s high accuracy in all temperatures and positions. The company’s own internal standards prescribe even stricter daily adjustments, between -2 and +2 seconds per day. On the chronograph, our test watches met these higher expectations with an average deviation of just -0.5 seconds. All six positions remained between -2 and +2 seconds, with a maximum position deviation of only 4 seconds. The drop in amplitude between the vertical and horizontal positions is manageable.
However, the GMT-Master II remains in the mid-range. There are more economical alternatives for making a second-time zone, as well as more expensive alternatives. But few other manufacturers have kept pace with fake Rolex when it comes to value retention. Very limited numbers of this new edition have been available since May 2019 – and interested buyers will need to plan for a long wait for delivery over the next few years.
Rolex has hit the nail on the head with this new version of the black and blue GMT-Master II in steel. Although the replica watch‘s design has undergone only minor changes over the past 60 years, it has become a classic, appealing in its timelessness rather than looking dated. The Batman is a more reserved color than the bright red of the Pepsi, and can easily be worn with a suit. The Jubilee bracelet works well with the watch. Rolex has also improved the technology with a new movement that has the benefit of an extended power reserve.
In terms of functionality, replica Rolex offers more features than most other manufacturers – from the extension of the bracelet to its time zone adjustment. In addition, accuracy, legibility, and wearing comfort are all at the highest level. We would have preferred to see a transparent case back – Rolex can produce enough timepieces to meet demand.
Apart from that, with the GMT-Master II, the bezel can be used to temporarily set another time zone. For example, if you are in the United States and working with a company in Europe, simply turn the bezel and the GMT-Master II will show you the time in the desired time zone, so you know at a glance if your business contact is available. All in all, the GMT-Master II offers a very useful time zone function.
Because the Rolex Submariner and Rolex Datejust are each designed for different purposes, there are some key differences in the design, features, and functionality of these two watches.
First, the Submariner is significantly more water-resistant than the Datejust – a distinct requirement since Rolex is specifically designed for diving. The current production Datejust is officially water-resistant to 100 meters (330 feet), which is more than adequate for any water environment you may encounter in your daily life. However, the official depth rating of the Submariner is three times that of the replica Rolex Datejust, providing users with a water resistance of 300 meters (1,000 feet).
In addition, while all Rolex Datejust watches feature a date window at 3 o’clock on the dial, the Rolex Submariner comes in both a date display and a non-date format. A dial that only shows the time makes the display more legible, and the earliest Submariner watches were originally produced in a dateless format.
In addition, the bezels fitted to the Rolex Submariner and the Rolex Datejust are quite different – both in design and function. The Datejust’s bezel is entirely decorative, except for its use in securing the crystal to the case. Thus, the bezel of the Datejust is fixed, and it comes in several different styles offering different aesthetics. Meanwhile, the bezel of the modern Submariner is a unidirectional rotating chronograph bezel with Cerachrom (ceramic) insert and engraved 60-minute scale. This bezel allows the fake Rolex Submariner to act as a primary chronograph for events up to one hour long – perfect for posting subsea time or decompression stops while driving.
Finally, while both the Rolex Submariner and Datejust feature a bracelet clasp with a built-in extension system, the clasp on the Submariner has more room for adjustment than the clasp on the Datejust. The Datejust’s Easylink extension system allows the bracelet to be quickly expanded or contracted without the use of any tools by 5 mm. The Glidelock extension on the Submariner is also tool-free to adjust, but it allows the bracelet to be adjusted in 2 mm increments for a total length of up to 20 mm.
The key reason behind the different clasp extension systems also stems from the different uses of the two watches. While the bracelet on the Rolex Datejust only needs to be adjusted to compensate for the expansion or contraction of the wrist during the day, the bracelet on the Submariner needs to be able to expand to fit the sleeves of a thick wetsuit.
Tudor’s strategy of launching navy Blue Black Bay sneakers this month looks certain to be followed, at least in part, by its parent company, Rolex, in September.
Tudor had a stock of the new fake watch in place with its authorized dealers on the day of the unveiling, and they were primed and ready with marketing material that dominated watch coverage for a week.
ADs speaking to WatchPro over the weekend said Tudor’s launch had reignited in-store sales after months of being closed.
Rolex will fire the starting gun for the holiday season while it reveals its 2021 novelties on September 1, and its retail partners have been told to expect the new replica watches to be distributed so they can go on sale the same day.
In normal years, watches launched in March at Baselworld reach retailers months later. Rolex has not officially notified its ADs or the press about the coordinated launch, but its reps are promising the watches will be ready to go.
Tudor had review models with journalists before their launch, with non-disclosure agreements preventing details from leaking.
Rolex is unlikely to follow the same route across its entire product line in 2021, but it could post information and review banned products to attract attention, such as a revamped green or blue steel Submarine.
When Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins blasted off from Kennedy Space Center in 1969 to start their journey to land the first humans on the Moon, the three astronauts were prepared with NASA-issued Omega Speedmaster Professional chronographs. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface, quickly followed by Buzz Aldrin – Michael Collins flew the Command Module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while his two crew members were on the lunar surface. And when Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the Moon, he had his Omega Speedmaster Professional strapped to the exterior of his spacesuit. After that, the Speedmaster became famous all over the world as the “Moonwatch.”
While, since the Speedmaster is now such a varied collection of different replica watches, the models known as Moon watches are the direct descendants of the watches worn by the Apollo 11 astronauts. Like their predecessors, the modern Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch models are stainless steel chronographs with 42mm cases, black tachymeter bezels, black dials, and hand-wound movements. The cases of the Moonwatch professionals are asymmetric, characterized by twisted lugs and crown guards.
Today, Omega gives the choice of Hesalite crystals (like the vintage versions) or modern scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, along with the choice of a matching steel bracelet or black leather strap. Apart from that, those Moonwatch models with sapphire crystals on the dial-side also have sapphire on the display case back for a view of the movement inside. Current production Moon watches run on Caliber 1861 (or the derivative, Caliber 1863, for the exhibition case back versions), which is distinguished from the original Caliber 321 that powered the original Speedmaster Professional fake watches that went to the moon.
One thing you can’t neglect here, it must be noted that Omega did revive the famed Caliber 321 movement in 2019 and has used it across some particular Speedmaster editions but not the regular production Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 42 models – yet.
However, next time, we will talk about the main design specs between the Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch vs. Speedmaster ’57. These specs apply to the regular-production models and not the particular limited-edition versions.
The year of 2021 marks 70 years since the original release of the Luminor collection by Panerai and, continuing the stream of new replica watches commemorating that anniversary this year, the brand has unveiled the Luminor Marina Ref. PAM01313. The new model comes on the heels of the unveiling of three ultra-luminous Luminor Marina models, together with the launch at Watches & Wonders 2021 of the new volcanic fibratech material developed by the brand and first applied to the Luminor design. Different from some of Panerai’s previous releases this year, the new PAM01313 will be a forever addition to the Luminor Marina collection.
This new Luminor Marina is foremost different by its deep blue sunray dial, finished using a satiné soleil method and accented throughout with highly visible Super-LumiNova details. The dial hosts a familiar modern Luminor configuration, complete with sandwiched markers throughout — enlarged Arabic numerals for the quarter hours, with prominent tick markers for the in-between positions — and a subtle date window at 3 o’clock. On the other side of the date window is a subdial, again using a sandwich dial structure that tracks the running seconds with a small, stylized pointer. There are two straight, sword-shaped hands on the whole dial for timing and minutes.
The model uses the familiar 44-mm x 15.65-mm Luminor-style case, complete with its faceted, pillow-style outline, thick straight lugs, massive encompassing crown guard, and smooth bezel. The sturdy brushed case offers a 300-meter water resistance, keeping the automatic movement inside, Replica Panerai‘s in-house P.9010 Calibre. This automatic mechanism is capable of three days of power storage and hides in a solid, stylized case. The watch comes standard with a blue alligator strap and a blue rubber band for those who like a sporty look.
The famous green Rolex submarine is a polarizing view of the brand’s famous diving watch. Although its diameter remains the same as that of the classic model and other designs, at 40mm, it is by no means your average Submariner. Fake Rolex developed the Submariner in 1953. When it was unveiled at the Basel watch fair, the Submarine was the first in the world to offer a 100m waterproof watch. This is also the first professional series diving watch produced by Rolex. The first model was made of stainless steel, and there was no date mechanism on the dial.
The next popular upgrade came in the form of ref. 16610 in the late 1980s, which was the first Rolex Submariner to run on the Cal. 3135 movement. Decades ago, a variation was launched under the reference number 16610LV to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Submariner and was fitted with a stunning green aluminum bezel insert, earning it the nickname “Kermit” among collectors. Moreover, it was the first Submariner to consist of a ‘Maxi’ dial with larger hands and hour markers.
The Rolex Hulk ref. 116610LV also entered the market as Rolex replica was rolling out its fashion “Maxi” dial, which is over deserving of that name with bigger hour markers and wider hands with white gold surrounds. The Rolex Hulk dial features a charming metallic sunburst finish in Rolex’s iconic green hue that radiates from the middle of the hands. The hands and hour markers are also made with Rolex’s Chromalight luminescent material, which emits a long-lasting blue glow in the dark.
The “Super Case” of the Rolex Hulk gives the same 40mm diameter as its 5-digit Submariner predecessors, only now it concludes much thicker lugs and crown guards. The result is a more angular and modern aesthetic that provides an overall larger appearance on the wrist. The shell also maintains a relatively thin profile, just over 12mm thick, giving the wearer the best in terms of bold appearance and comfort.
With a newer case came an upgraded Oyster bracelet. This time, it’s decorated with solid end links, solid center links, and a machined Oysterlock clasp outfitted with an ingenious Glidelock wetsuit extension system. The Glidelock system features a particular design that allows the wearer to adjust the length of the bracelet up to 20mm in 2mm increments, without the use of tools. In addition to diving, this feature also has practical daily use, as it can also adjust the bracelet to accommodate the wrist as it fluctuates throughout the day.
While it’s undoubtedly an intriguing watch to examine and wear, the 116610LV wasn’t almost as popular among collectors when it was initially unveiled in 2010 as it is today. However, the fake Rolex Hulk ref. 116610LV is in very high demand with multi-year waiting lists at retailers, making it almost impossible to buy brand-new without spending a significant amount of time on a waitlist.
To most casual watch watchers, almost all Panerai watches look essentially the same. After all, the brand adheres to a strict design language for all its models, derived from mid-20th century classics. These design traits include generously sized cushion-shaped cases, minimalist dials with a mix of Arabic numerals and stick hour markers, plenty of lume, and prominent winding crowns. However, there are some important, albeit subtle variances, between the different replica Panerai watches. So, if you’re completely unsure what kind of Panerai model you have, read on for some easy ways to spot the signs.
Today, Panerai makes three main case shapes: Luminor, Radiomir, and Submersible. Yet, there are also several variations of these cases like the Luminor 1950 and the Radiomir 1940, which we will get to below. Panerai usually includes the name of the main model on the dial of the watch. So, to find out what the Panerai model is, the first thing you need to do is check the dial for a name.
It’s crucial to note that the Submersible was once part of the Luminor collection, which explains why you’ll sometimes see “Luminor Submersible” on the dial. Panerai officially established the Submersible as a separate collection in 2019, so all Panerai Submersible watches produced before then will have both the Luminor and Submersible names on the dial.
Panerai Radiomir watches do not have any crown guards around the winding crown. The standard Radiomirs include a conical winding crown and thin wire lugs while the Radiomir 1940 models have a cylindrical winding crown and thicker lugs.
What’s more, Panerai Luminor replica watches have an oversized semi-circular crown guard bridge protecting the winding crown. You’ll sometimes hear the name Panerai Luminor Marina. This is not the name of a special model style, but rather, the label given to Panerai Luminor watches that include a running seconds indicator at 9 o’clock.
Although no longer part of the current collection, another Panerai model worth knowing is the Mare Nostrum, which draws its design inspiration from a vintage two-counter chronograph made in the 1940s for deck officers. ifferen the cushion-shaped cases of the Radiomir, Luminor, and Submersible, Panerai Mare Nostrum watches have round cases that are fitted with a pair of chronograph pushers framing the winding crown.
Overall, the fastest way to know what Panerai models you have is to remember that Radiomir watches don’t have a crown shield, fake watches have large semicircle crown shields, diving watches have rotating diving rings, and Mare Nostrum watches have circular cases with timing devices. So, do you have a favorite Panerai model?
Paying homage to an affiliation that has spanned more than century, Longines has created a limited edition pocket watch honoring equestrian racing – the Longines Equestrian Pocket Watch Jockey 1878. Hewn from solid 18k rose gold, the equestrian-themed pocket watch is said to imbue the Swiss watchmaker’s passion for horse racing, and features an engraved motif of a horse and jockey on its case back.
Limited to just 20 pieces in total, the Equestrian Pocket Watch Jockey 1878 is actually an exacting pocket watch Longines ever produced with a chronograph complication.
Besides, according to Longines, this early adaptation of what would go on to become one of the most important complications in both pocket watches and wristwatches alike, meant that their replica watches were very popular items at racetracks across North America in the twilight of the 19th century.
True to the original, which is kept at Longines’ museum in Saint-Imier, the exclusive pocket watch’s dial is very traditional, and features slim Roman numerals and an Arabic minute tracker decorating the crisp white dial.
The steel hands on the Equestrian Pocket Watch Jockey 1878 are finished with a distinctively blue hue, and the sub-dial, which displays the running seconds hand, is located at six o’clock.
Moreover, the engraved case back of the pocket watch can be opened so that owners can admire the bespoke movement, which has been made exclusively for Longines.
Housed inside the solid 55mm rose gold case is a manually wound movement which features a column-wheel chronograph, which can be actuated by pushing down on the engraved crown.
With Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival now in full swing, we reckon that the pocket watch could be a great addition to any outfit, and it’s refreshing to see a watchmaker with a history as rich as Longines still producing these classic timekeeping devices.
In addition to the already available blue, grey and black models, Longines is expanding its HydroConquest collection with three new models in many different kinds of variations of green.
While their sister company, Tudor, has attracted a huge following for its old-fashioned, vintage-style watches, replica Rolex is notorious for improving only in design and never recreating past Rolex-inspired vintage watches. However, while not producing any thoroughly traditional watches, Rolex did achieve some subtle, vintage-inspired design features to other very modern watches they make today.
Most apparent among the various vintage design elements is the red line of text on the dial of the new Rolex Sea-Dweller reference 126600. An obvious throwback to Rolex’s early Submariner and Sea-Dweller watches which had their respective names printed in red letters on the surfaces of their matte black dials, the red line of text on the dial of the new Sea-Dweller 126600 is an unmistakably vintage-inspired design element, which Rolex has recycled and reintroduced on an otherwise very modern and technologically-advanced, luxury dive watch.
Like the red line on the dial of the latest Sea-Dweller, the bright orange 24-hour arrowhead on the latest Rolex Explorer II is a design element borrowed directly from the original 1971 watch. For a number of decades, this style of 24-hour hand was totally absent from the Rolex watches catalog, during which time, the Explorer II shared a 24-hour hand design with Rolex’s GMT-Master II line of watches.
However, in 2011 for its 40th anniversary, the Explorer II line received a complete change, both inside and out. Even though the big majority of the new Explorer II was entirely different from the original version and classifies it as an undisputedly modern timepiece, the large, orange-colored, arrow-shaped, 24-hour hand is aesthetically almost identical to the one on the original version of the Explorer II from the early 1970s.
An important part of the allure of the fake Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLRO is rooted in its vintage-inspired design elements, such as its red and blue, “Pepsi” bezel insert and its Jubilee-style bracelet. The very first Rolex GMT-Master watches from the mid-1950s were made from stainless steel and fitted with half-red, half-blue bezel inserts; however, ever since the introduction of Cerachrom bezels, half-red, half-blue “Pepsi” bezel inserts were only available on the 18k white gold version of Rolex’s GMT-Master II.
What’s more, the new black Cerachrom bezel is more than a little reminiscent of the black acrylic bezels that were fitted to some vintage Daytona chronograph references manufactured during the 1960s and 1970s. Although the two materials are greatly different in a multitude of different ways, the black Cerachrom bezel on the new 116500 Daytona is very much the contemporary equivalent of the black acrylic bezel that can be found on a number of highly-desirable, vintage Rolex Daytona references.
In most cases, Rolex replica will just keep pushing their designs as they continue to refine and refine their watches. However, they occasionally borrowed small design elements from some early watches and applied them to the latest version of the evolving watch. Sometimes these design elements are imagined or modernized to reflect the progress and improvement of existing materials and technologies.