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The 2021 Luxury Fake Rolex Daytona “Meteorite Panda” Dial ref. 116508

The 2021 Luxury Fake Rolex Daytona “Meteorite Panda” Dial ref. 116508

The Swiss made copy Rolex Daytona is a watch that needs no introduction anymore. It is, without doubt, one of the most significant watches in Rolex’s portfolio, one of the most revered watches in history, and also one of the most sought-after models on the market. While the stainless steel edition is, understandably, the most famed version, the Daytona is a watch that also works great in precious metals, with countless editions released so far. This year, the brand has decided to extend the collection with 3 new (but in fact more than that…) highly exclusive models, all fitted with dials that could be named “Meteorite Panda” and today we take a look at the most vibrant of them all, the full yellow gold 116508.


The luxury Rolex Daytona 116508 replica watch is a watch that can easily accommodate the Midas touch. Whether in a slightly pared-down when equipped with a Cerachrom bezel and an Oysterflex bracelet or in a very (very) flamboyant attire when it receives the so-called Rainbow treatment – the latter being one of the most unattainable models in Rolex’s collection… But it’s quite OK after all, the Daytona has long become a statement piece.
For its 2021 collection, Rolex has presented new editions of the Daytona, all with “Meteorite Panda” dials – the novelty being in these contrasting sub-counters, as the concept of a meteorite dial on the Cosmograph is far from new. According to the initial communication of the brand, there’s a version with an 18k white gold case, fitted with a black Cerachrom bezel and an Oysterflex bracelet – the most subtle of the three and a very appealing model, and the one most advertised by the brand. Additionally, Rolex also launches two full gold models, one in 18k Everose gold and one in 18k yellow gold, both with a metal bezel and solid gold Oyster bracelet. But that’s for the official communication of the brand, as the meteorite dial is available in more variations… More on that at the end of the article.


Following our first look with the Explorer 36mm models and the revamped Explorer II, our early meeting with the Crown offered us the opportunity to have a look at the gold bracelet copy Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Meteorite reference M116508-0015 (to be very precise), thus the full yellow gold edition… A watch with, let’s be honest, quite some flamboyance.

As explained in our introducing article, the main novelty for this trio of Daytonas is their dial made out of metallic meteorite. As said, this isn’t a first for the model, which has received such dials already in the past. Yet, it was mostly seen on the ref. 116509, a white gold version with a silver-coloured meteorite dial, applied Roman numerals and matching sub-counters.
What’s new this year is the fact that the sub-dials are now done in black, bringing better legibility, more contrast and a sportier look. Also, gone are the Roman numerals, replaced by more modern luminescent applied markers, as well as luminescent hands, partially filled with black PVD.
The base for the dial is a classic so-called metallic meteorite, thus an outer-space material coming from an asteroid that exploded millions of years ago. As explained by the brand “on the voyage between planets, fragments of this natural extraterrestrial material, primarily composed of iron and nickel, cool by a few degrees Celsius every million years, creating unique, distinctive crystallization within the material that is impossible to recreate on Earth.” This results in a fascinating texture, an interwoven internal structure known as Widmanstätten patterns.
So, how does it feels in the metal…? Well, oddly attractive and far better than previous editions of Meteorite Daytonas with Roman numerals. There’s something quite fascinating in meteorite, due to the uniqueness of the patterns and the metallic brilliance of the material, which plays a lot with ambient light and reflects its environment like no sunray-brushed dial can. What’s quite interesting here, due to the panda layout, is that from a distance, the top quality fake Rolex watch will appear quite classic, with a traditional dial. Only when you come closer, the true nature of the material will reveal itself.
As for the full gold attire of the watch, specifically in yellow gold, it isn’t the most discreet, obviously. But on the other hand, it is once again oddly attractive and very well executed. Of course, you can go for a subtler version in white gold with a ceramic bezel.

Why Best Fake Rolex Remains The Best Luxury Watch In 2021

Why Best Fake Rolex Remains The Best Luxury Watch In 2021

When we think of luxury replica watches, we often think that some brands are only expensive because of their name. They tend to be higher in market price because they are beloved icons and popular fashion and status statements, and people like sheep usually follow the hype. So we ask: Why spend a lot of money on a luxury watch when the price doesn’t even equal the quality?

While it’s true that blind consumerism does happen, some people do tend to gravitate to well-known brands to evoke status. Or because they feel more attached to the image it gives, this doesn’t immediately mean that a luxury watch is a bluff. It also depends on its established name to generate good feedback. While some products do put their reputation above maintaining quality, a Swiss movement Rolex Daytona fake watch is not one of them.

Some watch lovers might argue that the cost of a high-end Rolex copy watch is ridiculous. But what most of them don’t realize is that the real value of each Rolex. It lies in the exceptional dedication found in the mixture of brilliance and excellence that is poured into making each watch. If you remain skeptical about the powerful name Rolex holds, below are the few reasons why a Rolex Watch is the best luxury watch.
Dedication to High-Quality Production
Rolex is known for independently manufacturing almost all of its materials. But the company’s tireless pursuit remains vague to a lot of people. Many are probably unaware of how Rolex have gone to great lengths to study, design, test, and improve each top quality copy Rolex watch. To develop more efficient methods of production, and constantly improving each process and aspect of watchmaking, Rolex made their Chemistry lab. It holds one of the most advanced Research and Development departments in the watch world. Inside, their scientist works on researching different kinds of oil and lubricants or studying various metals.

Built to Last
Each watch that is produced has also gone through different durability tests. For example, all Rolex Dive watches undergo high-performance hyper basic pressurized water to test the water-resistance of each timepiece. Each Rolex watch goes through the eye of a needle before it is released to the market. Also, if we are talking about timepiece heirlooms, a Rolex wristwatch is definitely on top of the list because of this sole reason.

Innovation of Material
The company also is the first to utilize 904L. It is a different kind of metal that has more anti-corrosive properties. This metal isn’t easy to work with and needs to be handled by specialists and a different set of machines to be utilized. But devoted to innovation, Rolex decided to pursue using it rather than using the 316L, which other brands use. Rolex also invested in having their gold foundry produce their gold, another evident effort of the company to use the highest quality material, whether it be steel or gold.

Meticulous Quality Process
Besides this, all watch designs of Rolex are also made in-house. They have an army of Gemologists who handpick and set every piece and diamond and gem and employ traditional jewelers, which is how very high jewelry manufacturers do. Since Rolex replica doesn’t manufacture its diamonds, it makes sure that all precious stones embedded in their watch are authentic.

The Watchmakers Hand
But all of this is not for Rolex to boast their equipment and resources. While some brands use machines to set hour markers, Rolex sets them individually by hand. The company realized that some things still need hands-on attention and care that a machine can’t do. For Rolex, each process of making each watch is carefully thought of to make the best watch possible.

With these facts, cheap replica Rolex becomes unarguably a watch worth its value and price. No company pushes more to assure the value and quality of a timepiece more than Rolex, making the workmanship of each watch unduplicatable.

 

This tale of an octopus wrestler’s high quality fake Rolex Explorer worth $126,000 will change the way you view your watch

This tale of an octopus wrestler’s high quality fake Rolex Explorer worth $126,000 will change the way you view your watch

Question: How do you catch and wrestle a giant Pacific octopus? The answer, of course, is very, very carefully. That’s according to the Canadian Television Network who reported the extraordinary tale of a veteran octopus wrestler whose 1953 Rolex Explorer replica with black dial sold at a New York auction house last month for $126,000 USD.


Bill Hook is a Vancouver Island resident who dropped out of high school at 15 to become one of the first scuba divers in British Columbia. His Swiss movement copy Rolex Explorer was a gift from his first wife and he wore the watch while taking part in spearfishing and octopus-wrestling competitions in Victoria and Seattle.
As Bill explains in the story, timing is vital when you’re wrestling a giant Pacific octopus. “You go out and dive down and look at the rocks and if you could see some crab shells out in front, you had an octopus den,” Hook told CTV News.

“When it came out, the one who found it gets first chance at catching it. Then when you catch it, you can get your arms around it and it will have its arms around you, and you swim to the surface,” he explained. “They did that in Victoria for years. It’s politically incorrect today. But people don’t realize we have the largest octopus in the world here.”
When he wasn’t outmuscling terrifying cephalopods, Bill’s trusty Rolex replica accompanied him on a host of adventures through Europe, Australia and Africa, including to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. After Hook’s wife “walked out” on him in 1980, he credits the Rolex with helping him out in his dating life, too. “I mostly wore it out tomcatting,” he says.

Last month Bill, now 89, sold the watch through the Philips Auction House in New York. They described the steel bracelet fake Rolex Explorer Ref 6350 as “An exceptionally well-preserved, early, and extremely rare stainless steel wristwatch with gilt honeycomb dial, and bracelet, with box, and signed provenance letter”.
Phillips’ estimate for the sale was $50,000 – 90,000 USD, but it eventually sold for $126,000 USD to an anonymous US buyer. Hopefully the lucky owner appreciates the watch’s rugged history, too.

For what this story ultimately reaffirms is the super-tough nature of the aaa quality copy Rolex Professional range. One effect of the current Rolex scarcity is that the brand’s watches are increasingly regarded as luxury accessories rather than hard-living tool watches. But the Rolex Explorer was, after all, released to commemorate Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s ascent of Mount Everest in 1953. It’s a watch that’s literally built for adventure. Octopus wrestling may not have been on the Explorer’s original remit, but Bill’s story proves that it’s more than equal to the task.

A 1963 Perfect Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 1675 ‘PCG’ Fake Watch With Glossy Dial

A 1963 Perfect Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 1675 ‘PCG’ Fake Watch With Glossy Dial

We haven’t had a glossy dial GMT-Master replica in the five-star Online Shop for quite some time, and I’m pleased we’re able to offer this beauty today. Rolex started off producing the GMT-Master with a glossy dial in 1955, and it continued production until the mid-1960s before making the transition to matte dials. Glossy dial Rolex sport watches hold a special place in collectors’ hearts. I never owned a vintage Rolex with a glossy dial, but one is on my list – there’s just something about that shiny black dial that really speaks to me. I love that when you angle the watch, the dial almost looks like a mirror.

Black Dial Fake Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 1675 ‘PCG’

This example is from 1963 and features a “pointed crown guard” (PCG) case, meaning the crown guards are sharper than those on the following models. These early GMT-Master watches feature this style of crown guards, whereas in the mid-1960s, Rolex would make the crown guards rounder, similar to what you’ll find on today’s GMT-Master II. This watch also simply has a great overall look, with a rich black dial featuring buttery lume, to the nicely faded “Pepsi” bezel and well-preserved Oyster rivet bracelet. If you’re ready to give this watch a good home, visit the Online Shop.

Get your hands on a green dial fake Rolex Hulk (right now!) and don’t be left green with envy

Get your hands on a green dial fake Rolex Hulk (right now!) and don’t be left green with envy

Sometimes you get a horological itch that you just have to scratch. My latest is focused on the verdant charm of a green ceramic bezel fake Rolex. But I’ll need one of Luke’s “The Enabler” excuses first. I’m currently running all manner of different scenarios through my mind, a veritable roulette wheel of justifications, trying to find the right one to make this purchase remotely acceptable to my better half. Please help with suggestions! But that’s just stage one, the second challenge is actually tracking one down …
I’ve had a good look in the drawer marked “green” at Bob’s Watches, and lo and behold if I didn’t find the “Hulk”. I do love green, and while seriously practising my strategy to make this a late Christmas present for myself, there are plenty of good reasons to have a closer look at this bright 40mm replica Rolex Submariner 116610V .
While I have nothing but respect for the all black iconic Submariner and its monochromatic tool sensibilities, I am a sucker for apple green, and this would easily be my jade-coloured drug of choice.


This year, with the advent of the revised but still classic Sub, the green-dialled Hulk disappeared, with a new more reserved green on the cerachrom bezel, and no green dial (AKA “The Kermit”). This new reference is bound to become madly sought after, but I don’t get caught in the investment game – this purchase will be made with my heartstrings, not bank account, in mind.

With this year’s new case that’s now 41mm, the alterations were as careful as they were minimal, yet the warm embrace of the more 904L steel is still a different feeling to the ubiquitous 316 – the best quality copy Rolex did have a point in the ’80s when they advertised it as a precious metal.

Some people prefer the slightly more slender lugs of the new Submariner, while I enjoy the more muscular, broad-shouldered look of this timeless 116610V, ever proportionate and with a deep feeling of evolutionary ergonomics. While some fans get nit-pickily obsessive, and discuss whether a millimetre makes a difference, the other side of the table cites boredom as the reason for their frustration. But I actually still see a bona fide Tool Watch. That may sound mad with Rolex Submariners popping out of every other CEO’s tailored shirt sleeve and carefully placed in the resort safe to not get wet in the pool. Come on! The inherent toughness of the 904L steel case is one of the reasons Rolex manages to get such a perfectionist polish on the delicate bevel caressing the tops of the case side, and the arcs of the crown guards. It’s harder steel to work with and, for that reason, also tougher than than your run-of-the-mill 316L.
With a hyper-legible diver’s dial, classically marked by the ever-imitated circles and rectangles, it just works, especially when trying to remember the history, and the fact that it was created as a pure timekeeping tool to keep you safe underwater, while being accurate enough to ensure you could stay alive and not run out of oxygen. A dramatic scenario that has nothing to do with any of the boardrooms you might associate the Swiss movement fake Rolex Submariner with. And that’s why I would seriously enjoy this green comfortable wrist presence, because personality it has in spades. To me this means so much more than monochrome, easily brightening up any dark and damp winter’s day, and might even inspire a desk diver to find an adventure or two. Do you think she’ll read this and let me off, just this once?

Cheap Rolex Oyster Perpetual Replica Watches With Swiss Movement For Sale

Cheap Rolex Oyster Perpetual Replica Watches With Swiss Movement For Sale

The new luxury fake Rolex Oyster Perpetual dials are much like the older ones, with the same basic architecture. The main differences across the size families are that the 41 share the same dial as the 36, with the 34 and 28 having their own nuances. And it wouldn’t be a Rolex if not for these nuanced details.

In the 41/36, the hour markers are double bars at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock, and single bars on the other hour markers surround the dial. While for the 34/28, all the markers are single bars.
Another small detail is the minute markers outside the periphery of the hour markers are different across the range. On the 41 and the 36, the five minute intervals are painted squares. The paint is rather thick, and appears raised from the base of the dial. We are not quite sure, but some of the squares may be appliqué as they have a well defined, pyramid like shape. But for the 34, the squares are replaced by Roman numerals indicating the hours. And on the 31 all the markers are lines, just shorter and thicker (bold) ones for the 5 minutes. While the 28 models do not have any markings at the 5 minute intervals.
As these models are fitted with the new movements, a small crown replaces the minute marker at 30, flanked by the words “SWISS” and “MADE” which replaces the 29 and 31 markers as well. All dials have the Swiss movement replica Rolex crown at the 12 o’clock position. And all markers are gold appliqué infilled with Superluninova (In Rolex speak, this lume material is known as Chromalight).
The movement in the OP 41 and 36 is the Caliber 3230. This is a new Oystersteel bracelets replica Rolex movement incorporating the Rolex patented Chronergy escapement. The 3230 beats at 28,800 bph, and has a power reserve of 70 hours.

The Caliber 2232 is used in what Rolex classifies as the ladies watches – the 34, 31 and 28. This is a new in-house caliber fitted with a Syloxi (aaa quality fake Rolex for silicon) balance spring. This is not the first Rolex movement with a silicon balance spring, but is the first in a conventional stainless steel model. The for Caliber 2236, which appeared in a diamond encrusted Pearlmaster 34 was the first in 2014. The Syloxi escapement was also used in the 37mm Yachtmaster in Everose. The new 2232 is just the non date version of 2236 and both calibers beat at 28,800 bph with a 70 hour power reserve.
The oscillator of both calibres 3230 and 2232 have a balance wheel with variable inertia regulated extremely precisely via gold Microstella nuts. It is held firmly in place by a height-adjustable traversing bridge enabling very stable positioning to increase shock resistance. The oscillator is also fitted on high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, designed and patented by Rolex replica.

Both the movements meet Rolex Superlative Chronometer specifications with chronometry of +/-2 seconds a day maximum deviation.

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.

Cheap Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Replica Watches For Sale Online

Cheap Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Replica Watches For Sale Online

The crown-logoed brand rolled in the fall season with a host of colors by unveiling a series of watches at the end of the summer where each face appears to adorn a color more sparkling than the other. A good-mood style which is highly-welcomed in this rather strange year of 2020.

Surprising, stunning, sparkling. There’s no end to the qualifiers we can use to describe the novel quintet showcased by Rolex at the end of summer. Basically, in a watchmaking scenescape overflowing with mainly black, white and blue dials, these new 36 mm fake Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches do us the world of good, by adding a positive, dynamic touch to this ever-so strange year. Color has always been a means of expression, a wonderful way to fly in the face of gloom and, right now, it’s definitely highly-welcomed.
This little watchmaking rainbow comprises five unprecedented shades, a far cry from the classical codes which the brand generally invites in: cotton-candy pink, turquoise blue, orangey-red, sunny yellow and forest green. The hours, minutes and seconds are indicated by a trio of central baton-style hands which hover over the indexes, all feature white gold and are coated with Chromalight, a blue-glowing ultra-luminescent material developed by best replica Rolex in 2008.

The 36 mm-diameter case of the high quality Rolex replica watches 2020, perfect for any wrist, is fashioned in Oystersteel, a sturdy, corrosion-resistant alloy. It boasts a screwed caseback and a crown equipped with the Twinlock double-watertight system, which enables immersions to depths of 100 meters. The new Superlative chronometer-certified 3230 automatic caliber, delivering a great power reserve of 70 hours, nestles inside.

Each copy Oyster Perpetual 36 is accompanied by a bracelet that’s totally integrated in the case and made of three rows of Oystersteel links attached by an Oysterclap folding clasp.

The Development History Of Swiss Luxury Rolex Day-Date Replica Watches

The Development History Of Swiss Luxury Rolex Day-Date Replica Watches

Sitting imperiously at 12 o’clock, burning as brightly as Prometheus’s torch, cleverer than a border collie with spectacles, and capable of speaking 26 different languages, is the day-of-the-week wheel in Rolex’s legendary Day-Date model. However, regardless of which language you choose for your high quality fake Rolex Day-Date, the watch will identify you as, in Mick Jagger’s perfect description, “a man of wealth and taste”. The model derives its name from its simultaneous display of a fully written day of the week displayed through the aforementioned aperture at 12 o’clock, and a date display at 3 o’clock that is viewed through a magnifying Cyclops integrated into the watch’s crystal.

Early Rolex advertisements for the Day-Date show a pair of impressively dressed guards standing outside a pair of closed stately doors. The ads refer to the type of men who wore the model. “You know their faces from a thousand newspaper photographs… You have seen them and heard their voices on newsreels and on your television screen.” Another ad reads: “It costs one thousand dollars to own the Rolex Day-Date, the watch you so often see on the wrists of presidents everywhere.” It was clear from these messages that Rolex copy was happily unabashed about the intended audience for this timepiece.

The Day-Date – sometimes known as the “President” in collector vernacular, thanks to its adoption as the wrist-swag of choice by Lyndon B. Johnson and, allegedly, John F. Kennedy (the watch apparently having been gifted to him by Marilyn Monroe the same night she sang Happy Birthday to him at Madison Square Garden in 1962, and inscribed, “Jack, with love as always from Marilyn”) – was born in 1956. During its 60-plus years of existence, it has made innumerable cinematic appearances and become a symbol of success, virility, power and alpha-male cool.
There is no better example than when, in the midst of his infamous “Always be closing” speech, pummelling a group of underperforming real-estate salesmen in David Mamet’s seminal Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), Alec Baldwin unsnaps the hidden clasp on his own yellow-gold, champagne-dial Day-Date and holds it in front of a perplexed Ed Harris saying: “You see this watch? This watch cost more than your car.” The watch is the ultimate exclamation point in this verbal smackdown. Lemmon and his beleaguered peers can only stare slack-jawed at the primal totemic symbol of success and might that is the Swiss automatic movement fake Rolex Day-Date.

The 1950s was an era in which Rolex had brilliantly asserted its dominance in the tool watch categories. In 1953, it launched the Submariner, which would become the most successful diving watch of all time. In 1954, the brand unveiled the incredible GMT-Master – later adopted by Pan-Am pilots to keep track of two time zones simultaneously while in flight, it was the world’s first dual-time wristwatch.

But in 1956, Rolex wanted to create something different, a timepiece that asserted its ability in the world of ultra-elegant timepieces. Which, refracted through Rolex’s sensibilities, did not mean a small, dandy’s dress watch but a large (36mm), precious-metal-only chronometer with all its iconic robustness characterised by a screw-down crown, water resistance to 165 feet, and fitted with a precious-metal bracelet. The first references launched were the 6510 and 6511; they lasted only a year before being replaced by refs. 6611, 6612 and 6613, which featured a Calibre 1055 with an all-new free-sprung balance wheel with Microstella regulated screws. This new movement resulted in the watches receiving official certification as chronometers; the dials now read “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified” (instead of “Officially Certified Chronometer”, as appeared on the 6510 and 6511).


The beloved 1800 family of watches was introduced in 1959. Of these, the gold case replica Rolex Day-Date ref.1803 is arguably the most famous. These watches were initially fitted with the Calibre 1555, replaced in the mid-1960s by the Calibre 1556, which featured a faster vibrational speed. In 1959, according to Rolex mythology, a total number of just six steel 6611 watches were made. Although other steel models are known, the tiny number from 1959 makes these the holy grail of Day-Dates. It is not clear whether they were commercially produced models or prototype watches made for internal use that eventually found their way to the market. I’m inclined towards the latter, but there is no definitive answer. In 1969, the Day-Date added a “concealed clasp” to its distinct bracelet, known as the President bracelet.