The Allure of Rolex: The World’s Most Powerful Watch Brand Outperforms at Auction

Auction house Phillips, in Association with Bacs & Russo, sold $7.8-million worth of fake rolex watches in a special Rolex-themed sale in Hong Kong on November 28, setting a record for the highest price paid for a fake rolex watche at a sale in Asia: $1,015,732 for a stainless steel Ref. 8171 “Padellone,” a triple-calendar watch with a moon phase display. The watch is a rare Rolex complication that was made only for a few years in the 1950s in very small numbers. A few days later, at the $7.1-million sale of Sotheby’s Sale of Important Watches in New York City, several Rolex pieces sold for well above their estimates, including two “Paul Newman” Daytona models for $275,000 and $212,000, and a rare yellow gold triple calendar complication for $168,000. Both watches were originally sold in the 1960s.

What makes rolex replica fans keep coming back, year after year, and why do they pay so much for pre-owned watches? “Rolex replica sale is without a doubt, the most powerful brand in watches,” says Paul Boutros, head of watches for the Americas at Phillips/Bacs & Russo. “Across all collectible watch brands, Rolex was and is the best selling amongst them, having sold more watches than all others by far. Its fame and success, 100 years after its founding, is a result of the exceptionally high quality of their watches and the enduring appeal of their designs,” he says.

Rolex replica sale makes a lot of watches – just under a million per year – and that is part of what contributes to the brisk trade in pre-owned models. There are a lot of great Rolexes in circulation, and many more great new ones coming onto the market, giving collectors a reason to trade. “The sheer quantity produced certainly contributes today to the number of collectors looking for fake rolex watches, which for our clients, I estimate to be three to four times more than any other brand,” says Boutros. “With so many historic models, each with many subtle variations, fans of vintage Rolex watches find them fascinating and intellectually stimulating to collect. Vintage Rolex sport watches in particular are especially sought after due to their relatively large sizes – perfect for today’s tastes – and because they are so easy to wear. Since they were so robustly built, unlike finely finished dress or complicated watches, collectors do not have to pamper them when worn.”

Seven pillars of wisdom: the new Rolex watches for 2017

The one thing you can expect from fake rolex watches is continuity. While less established watch brands pursue shock-and-awe tactics and change design direction at the speed of light to dazzle potential watch buyers, things at fake rolex watches move at a stately pace. Classic models from the 1950s and 1960s, like the Oyster Perpetual, the Submariner, the Explorer, the GMT-Master and Daytona are very present in Rolex’ core collections and can trace their ancestry in a direct line to the originals.

After all, why fix it if it ain’t broke? Which doesn’t mean that Rolex is resting on its laurels: refreshed designs over the decades and a draconian quality control test – known as the Superlative Chronometer certification, which has a precision tolerance of just -2/+2 seconds per day that outdoes even the official COSC-chronometry standards – ensure that you are getting one of the finest, most resilient and reliable movements on the market with a watch that could never be mistaken for any other brand and is likely to hold its value.

New fake rolex watches for 2017

This year is no exception, and Rolex has rolled out seven models for men, six from its classic Oyster line and a handsome dress watch with Moon phases from its Cellini collection.

The new Rolex Sea-Dweller: a monster of the abyss

Celebrating half a century of active service, the Sea-Dweller was built in 1967 as a professional divers’ watch for pioneers of deep-sea diving and was fitted with a patented helium escape valve to regulate the pressure accumulated in the case during the decompression phase.

Water-resistant to a colossal depth of 1,220 metres, the 2017 Sea-Dweller now features a Cyclops magnifying lens over the date window, the first time in the history of this deep diver that this has been technically possible. Housed in a larger 43mm case with a wider bracelet and clasp, the name of the watch is inscribed in red letters on the dial, a reference to the original 1967 ancestor.

The Oyster case is the very definition of robustness, and the middle case is crafted from a solid block of corrosion-resistant 904L steel with a hermetically screwed-down caseback that only rolex replica sale can remove. Taking into account that the watch will be worn over a diving suit, the Oyster bracelet is fitted with a double extension system that allows the bracelet to extend up to 26mm without the use of tools.

Up, up and away with the new Rolex Sky-Dweller

The watch for world travellers with one of the easiest-to-consult dual-time zone functions, the Sky-Dweller is revisited in 2017 in this yellow Rolesor version, below, a combination of steel and 18-carat yellow gold that has been a signature feature of rolex replica sale since 1933.

Protected by no less than 11 patents, the Sky-Dweller lets globetrotters consult local time with the central hands, home time in a rotating 24-hour disc in the centre of the dial, an annual calendar with the date at 3 o’clock under a Cyclops lens, and the months by means of 12 apertures around the dial that change from white to red accordingly. Instead of having to fiddle with pushers and crowns, the functions of this watch can be adjusted with the rotating Ring Command bezel in yellow gold. The champagne-coloured dial, with an elegant sunray finish, now displays rectangular index hour markers and longer hands treated with Chromalight for long-lasting luminescence.

When your fake rolex watches isn’t cool enough, you do this

In the fake rolex watches world, black is the new gold.

More and more owners of shiny new fake rolex watches – whether stainless steel, yellow gold or platinum – are paying thousands of dollars more to turn their luxury timepieces jet black. And that’s meant strong growth for a London-based company that’s pioneered a new technology to black out the priciest timepieces.

“One of the reasons why someone might turn their fake rolex watches black – particularly if it’s a gold watch or platinum watch – might be that they don’t necessarily want everybody to know it’s a gold or platinum watch. Perhaps they want to be under the radar, less ostentatious,” Luke Waite, founder of London-based high-end watch customizer Titan Black, told CNBC’s “Secret Lives of the Super Rich.”

Indeed, the black watch trend is part of the broader boom in blacked-out bling – from Rolls Royce’s new Black Badge models to high-end black watches from Richard Mille, Breitling and other brands.

At Titan, high-end watches are not painted, but rather treated with a “diamond-like carbon” (DLC) coating. The chemical reaction ultimately turns the metal ebony, giving the watch similar properties to that of a diamond: from hardness and durability to scratch-resistance and captivating black finish. And today’s wealthy want watches that are unique.

“The consumer has become more aware of the ability to customize exactly what they want – as opposed to being dictated to by the brand,” Waite said.

While the company specializes in customizing rolex replica sale, its artisans have also added bespoke features to other luxury timepieces – from Panerai to Audemars Piguet – including changing every single marker on a watch face to the color of a client’s choice. They’ll even swap out the dial altogether to a custom color not offered by the manufacturer.

“The face alone is worth upwards of $10,000,” Luke’s brother, Titan Black director Ben Waite, told CNBC. “We only make one of each dial… [each is] completely unique and one-of-a-kind,” he explained.

Another custom touch is achieved when Titan artisans transform a watch face by sprinkling colorful layers of powdered enamel onto it. The powdery design is then literally baked onto the face. It’s a process that can require dozens of firings in a kiln that tops 1,400 degrees, transforming the colorful grains of enamel into a shiny porcelain watch face.

The company’s most elaborate transformation started as a $30,000 white gold rolex replica sale Daytona. A member of the Middle Eastern royal family asked Titan Black to carve a family member’s Arabic name into the watch face and illuminate in blue light. To fulfill the royal request, Titan engineered a patent-pending micro-lighting system, tiny enough to fit inside the watch’s housing and made it controllable with the press of the chronograph button.

 

The Fake Rolex Watches Submariner Exhibition in Singapore

For the first time in Singapore, The fake rolex watches Submariner Exhibition organized by distributor The Hour Glass, will be held from 11 to 20 August at ION Orchard.

The Oyster Perpetual Submariner by the Swiss watch company is the first divers’ watch waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet) and the archetype of its kind.

The showcase will retrace the history of this timepiece, from its birth in 1953 – during the early days of scuba diving – to the present day.

Through panels and interactive displays presented in a structure inspired by the links of a rolex replica sale, the Submariner exhibition tells the story of how the celebrated divers’ watch developed over the years.

It will also explain the many innovations that have gone into making a timepiece that is perfectly waterproof, resistant to shocks, and equipped with functions essential for underwater exploration.

Discover the history of a watch that began life as a professional tool and moved effortlessly from ocean to land, to become a truly universal timepiece.