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Place Your bets! Which Perfect US Rolex Oyster Perpetual 2020 Dial Color Will Sell For The Highest Price At The Hong Kong Watch Auction Later Today?

Place Your bets! Which Perfect US Rolex Oyster Perpetual 2020 Dial Color Will Sell For The Highest Price At The Hong Kong Watch Auction Later Today?

This year’s Melbourne Cup is over, but now there’s an exciting new race, with the runners and riders taking horological form. That’s because this Sunday, Phillips is hosting the Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI. There’s a drool-worthy collection of pieces up for grabs, including watches from Patek Philippe, A. Lange & Söhne and many more. But there are also some eyebrow-raising inclusions with lots 813-817 dedicated to Rolex’s new range of Oyster Perpetuals in a veritable sorbet rainbow of colours.

These lots stand out, not because of the eye-popping colours, but because of the fact that these stainless-steel pieces are all brand new. Swiss made fake Rolex only revealed the collection on September 1. Yet Phillips have already deemed these OPs – which aren’t even limited – to be sufficiently valuable to be worthy of auction. We’ll get onto the broader implications of this for the watch world later.

Oystersteel Fake Rolex Oyster Perpetual Watches

There’s no doubt the bright lacquered dials of this rejigged collection have met with predictably massive demand. The vivid hues felt like a welcome dose of feel-good energy and playful fun – sorely needed after what’s been, let’s face it, a pretty grim year. But which colour will prove to be the most popular? Phillips’ decision to auction off these pieces may be controversial, but as potential buyers place their bids, it will offer a fascinating insight into which specific colour has the highest market value. Putting on our tipster hat, here are Time+Tide’s predictions as to how things might play out on the day.

Best Replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual Watches

Admittedly, that we’re even speculating about any of this represents the madness of the current situation. Auction houses, after all, specialise in trading the most rare and valuable goods that cannot be bought through standard retail channels. In listing this Oyster Perpetual family, Phillips are flatly acknowledging that brand-new, stainless-steel replica Rolex watches are now similarly unattainable.

Best US Fake Rolex Sea-Dweller 126603 Two-Tone For Sale

Best US Fake Rolex Sea-Dweller 126603 Two-Tone For Sale

Three years ago, perfect replica Rolex unveiled the waterproof replica Sea-Dweller in an updated 43mm case, with cyclops date magnification and red text for “Sea-Dweller”. The cyclops window was certainly a talking point back then and hasn’t quite subsided yet. But there is no disputing the demand for this watch massively outweighed that of the outgoing Sea-Dweller 4000 that it replaced.

43MM Replica Rolex Sea-Dweller 126603 Watch

In 2019, Swiss made fake Rolex extended the range with a two-tone steel and 18k yellow gold option — or “Rolesor”. This is the first time a Sea-Dweller, the most professional of its professional watches, has been rendered in precious metal. However, Rolex still passes it off as a homage to its original Deep-Sea prototype from 1953. An interesting fact is that this prototype included these gold parts because the tools of the time could not machine steel to the exactness required. The specifications called for intricate details to survive the depths of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Black Dial Fake Rolex Sea-Dweller Deep Sea Watch

The 2017 Sea-Dweller forms the platform for this model with the fully graduated 60-minute bezel in black Cerachrom having gold-toned numerals and gold Sea-Dweller text on the dial adding an overall more luxurious feel. The bi-color Sea-Dweller can reach the same depth of 1,220m as the Oystersteel counterpart though the added heft of the gold on this watch may get you there sooner.

The price of the two-tone quality Sea-Dweller replica at retail is €15,000. But you’ll be happy to know the listing I’ve found on Chrono24 is only at a slight premium of €15,976, without the waiting list.