Recently Phillips auctioned a rare Rolex Sea-Dweller original timepiece Ref.1665, which was sold at a high price: 70,8500 Swiss Francs. The earliest popular fake Rolex Sea-Dweller could date back to 1960s when Rolex cooperated with Comex and United States Army. In order to adapt to saturated deep sea diving, Rolex developed a new patented “helium escape valve” at the side of case on basis of Submariner Ref.5513, later the Ref.5514 was created especially for Comex. While the helium escape valve became the point to distinguish the Sea-Dweller from Submariner.
Referring to the helium escape valve, some people think it is high-technology which can automatically adjust the pressure of interior and exterior of the watch, avoiding the destroy to glass. In fact, the structure of the helium escape valve is very simple. A waterproof rubber ring, a short metal baton and a leaf spring have made up the device. With the development, Rolex copy watch with black dial is water resistant to a depth of 00 meter which is deeper than the Submariner which is to 200 meters. At that time, the Sea-Dweller was still belonging to Submariner.
The owner of the Ref.1665 sold this time was Robert Palmer Bradley, whose job was driving“Deepstar-4000” that was designed by Jacques Cousteau to dive in the area of US east coast and Caribbean, researching the marine geology and biology at that time. In November,1968, Rolex gave him the watch to commemorate the 500 times diving of Deepstar-4000. The engraved words on the caseback of the steel case knockoff watch were lost now.
Sky-Dweller was first appeared in 2012, becoming the most complex and distinctive Rolex with the complex functions of annual calendar and two time zones display. In our impression, Rolex hasn’t equipped its models with complications but Sky-Dweller is an exception. At that time, it became the one of the most expensive Rolex for the first generation was made from precious metal. The new model released last year provides the Rolesor version, greatly decreasing the prize.
Two time zones
Referring to two time zones watches, Rolex Sky-Dweller copy with blue dial could be considered as the simplest and most beautiful watch which has been designed with the complex function of two time zones display. The red point at 12 o’clock position will indicate the time in your hometown no matter where you are. On the other side, through the central minute and hour hands, you will know the local time.
The function of annual calendar could be considered as the most practical complex function in our time. The annual calendar system of the Oystersteel and white gold case Rolex has been named as Saros. The fixed gear (“the sun”) is located in the center of the movement. The satellite wheel (“Earth”) meshes with the planet wheels within one month and is driven by the date disc. The satellite wheel (“Moon”) is equipped with four teeth, which correspond to four 30-day months: April, June, September and November, which means you never have to bother setting the date or month (The February is an exception).
The revolutionary Ring Command bezel
The more functions a watch owns, the more operations it will take to set it. In general, these adjustments should be made through the crown, but Rolex Sky-Dweller is different. Rolex develops the revolutionary Ring Command system, allowing the functions to be selected by the rotatable Ring Command bezel which interacts directly with the movement.
The wedding of Tang Yan and Luo Jin was held in Vienna several days ago. Tang is so pretty and I sincerely wish them a sweet and happy wedding. Many fans of Tang know that she is a loyal fan of Rolex, here we will share the delicate fake watches she owns together.
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116599
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona copy with black dial is not only expensive but also very difficult to achieve. The highlight of this model is the colored gemstones paved bezel which has been designed in a hue of rainbow. Since it is difficult to own one, let us appreciate the beauty of the watch from the Tang Yan’s photo.
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116506
This one is also a Daytona. The ice blue dial knockoff Rolex looks pure and fresh, simple and elegant. It will match both the suits and the wind coat well, making the wearers very charming and cool.
Rolex Datejust 279178
The last one is the Rolex Datejust with mother-of-pearl dial which perfectly inherits the classic aesthetics and modern elegance. Unlike the Rolex Daytona, the Datejust makes the wearers very mild and graceful.
From the typical Datejust to the classic Cellini, and from sporty Submariner to complex Sky-Dweller, all the Rolex models are of the most recognizable elements. It is exactly the iconic components that constitute a unique Rolex watch. When you know more about each part of Rolex, you will like it better, meanwhile, knowing it better will help you distinguish the real Rolex from cheap replica timepiece.
The world’s first waterproof wristwatch was mounted with the Oyster case, which was patented by Rolex in 1926. The bezel, caseback and crown have been fastened onto the integrated case by the screw, which ensures that the Rolex watches could be water resistant to 100 meters at least. The professional watches such as Submariner and black dial copy Rolex Sea-Dweller are water resistant to 300 meters even 3,900 meters.
The crown plays a key role in guaranteeing the completely waterproofness. As the crown interacts directly with the movement, Rolex recognized that the screw-in crown should be protected well. At present, all the Oyster models have been equipped with Twinlock crown or Triplock crown. Triplock crowns have often been seen on Submariner or Sea-Dweller which were created for professional divers.
Oyster bracelet is the symbolic and basic strap of Rolex which was released in 1930s. Oysterflex strap is also a patented strap of Rolex which looks just like a rubber strap but is with much robustness. The Rolex imitation watch with rose gold case looks more dynamic with the distinctive Oysterflex strap.
The fluted bezel is another symbolic feature of Rolex while some watches have been equipped with smooth bezel.
The Cyclops lens was patented by Rolex in 1950s and it was firstly used in the models of Datejust. Although it was common in nowadays, however, at that time, it was the breaking innovative.
904 L steel
As the pioneer of 904 L stainless steel, Rolex chooses it instead of 315 steel for that 904 L offers greater resistance to the durability and corrosion.