High Quality Replica Rolex Sky-Dweller Everose Sundust Dial ref. 326935.

Launched in 2012, the Rolex Sky-Dweller is not only a very well designed Watch Replica from a looks standpoint but also a very useful complication that combines an annual calendar with a second time zone display.The Rolex Sky-Dweller brings Rolex’s view of horology to a higher level and joins the ranks of other Rolex vintage legendary Watches Replica Replica like the Rolex ref. 6062 Triple Calendar with Moonphase, the Rolex ref. 6236 Triple Calendar Chronograph Dato-Compax a.k.a. “Killy”, the Rolex ref. 4768 Triple calendar or the Rolex “Padellone” Triple Calendar with Moon Phase ref. 8171.

Along with the triple calendars and triple calendars with chronograph released during the late 40s and through the very early 60s, this is in reality the very first modern Rolex complication.Rolex is one of the few luxury brands out there that has mainly focused in offering time only or time/date Watches Replica Replica through their history with the exception of the Daytona which is a chronograph and the GMT Master II and Explorer II dual time zone Watches Replica Replica.

The Case & Dial

To sum it up, just by holding its case, one can tell this is a ‘power Watch Replica’ and a ‘watch boss timepiece’. With a fully polished finish throughout, the case has the same shape as the case on the Datejust or the Day-Date but on steroids. Additionally, the Rolex Sky-Dweller is offered in twelve different possible combinations to meet most individual tastes.

The Rolex Sky-Dweller is fitted with a very robust, thick and extremely solid case measuring 42 mm in diameter and available in three different 18K gold options with either an alligator leather strap or with a matching 18K gold bracelet. The case is one of the most solid cases we’ve ever reviewed when it comes to Rolex and almost as robust as the one on the Deepsea Sea-Dweller.

  • Ref. 326139 —18K white gold, black Arabic numerals or ivory Roman numerals dial, black alligator leather strap.
  • Ref. 326939 —18K white gold, black Arabic numerals or ivory Roman numerals dial, matching bracelet.
  • Ref. 326138 —18K yellow gold, champagne Arabic numerals or silver Roman numerals dial, tobacco alligator leather strap.
  • Ref. 326938 —18K yellow gold, champagne Arabic numerals or silver Roman numerals dial, matching bracelet.
  • Ref. 326135 —18K Everose gold, chocolate Arabic numerals or sundust Roman numerals dial, tobacco alligator leather strap.
  • Ref. 326935 —18K Everose gold, chocolate Arabic numerals or sundust Roman numerals dial, tobacco alligator leather strap., matching bracelet.

For us, the Rolex Sky-Dweller Everose Sundust Dial ref. 326935 is by far the best looking Sky-Dweller of all, along with the 18K white gold ref. 326139 with black dial. To guarantee a waterproofness of 100 meters, the Sky-Dweller is fitted with a twinlock screw-down crown.

For those of you wondering what Everose gold is, this is Rolex’s proprietary patented 18K pink gold alloy that is actually cast in its own foundry. Rolex is the only Watch Replica manufacturer out there with its own foundry for precious metals. This special alloy —with a mix that includes some platinum— was introduced by Rolex in 2005 and since then, it is being used for all Rolex Oyster models in pink gold.

The Dial

The Rolex Sky-Dweller ref. 326935 is fitted with what is called by Rolex a ‘Sundust’ dial. In reality this type of dial is commonly known as a ‘sunburst’ finished dial with rays that flow from the center to the perimeter. The dial is extremely nicely finished and has a beautiful color hue that falls right in between the color of the classical Rolex champagne dials and the silvery oyster dials. The dial on the Sky-Dweller Everose ref. 326935 features applied 18K Everose Roman numerals and rectangular apertures located behind each numeral. These cutout windows/apertures are where the corresponding month is displayed by a bright red disc, while the date is shown via the aperture at 3 o’clock.

This bright red indicator shows the current month in an intuitive way and its mechanism is based off of the SAROS cycle. This ingenious mechanism simplifies life for the wearer of the Watch Replica, who no longer needs to think about adjusting the date at the end of a 30-day or 31-day month.

But what makes the Rolex Sky-Dweller Everose Sundust Dial ref. 326935 even more special, is the ability to show a second time zone via the off-centered 24-hour white ring with black transfers and the red arrow pointer located right under the Rolex logo. The hands, just like the Roman numerals, are also made of 18K Everose gold and are partially skeletonized and fitted with chromalight tips.

The Ring Command Bezel

The Rolex Sky-Dweller Everose Sundust Dial ref. 326935 is fitted with a fluted bezel that in reality is more than just a bezel. This bezel or ‘Ring Command Bezel’ as Rolex refers to it is a very advanced horological component that serves as the way in which the wearer is able to set multiple functions on this Watch Replica. Protected by no less than 14 patents, the Rolex Sky-Dweller is in reality a masterpiece of horology that maintains all the traditional design cues of a Rolex timepiece with its unmistakable appearance and desired flashiness.

The rotating Ring Command Bezel interacts with the movement allowing the wearer to easily set the different functions on the Watch Replica. This rotating bezel, can be turned in either direction to one of three positions in order to select the date, the local time or the second time zone. While the local time is indicated by the central hour and minute hands, the second time zone is marked by the inverted read triangle and the off-centered disc.

Since the hour hand can be moved independently in one hour increments, one can maintain the Watch Replica synchronized with the off-centered ring to keep track of military time or to simply use that function as a day/night indicator. Otherwise, the wearer can simply keep track of a second time zone as necessary.

Once the bezel is rotated and the winding crown is pulled out to its one and only setting position, the selected function can be rapidly adjusted in either direction using the winding crown. As the bezel is rotated, the crown engages to set a different function. This intuitive interface is based on a complex mechanical module with no fewer than 60 components, the product of state-of-the-art Watch Replicamaking and advanced micro mechanics.

The only function that is not set using the Ring Command Bezel along with the crown is the corresponding month. To set the month, the wearer needs to advance the date via the crown, until the correct month is displayed by the red indicator behind the Roman numerals. Since the Rolex Sky-Dweller is an annual calendar, the mechanism in the Watch Replica accounts for the number days in each month —30 or 31 days— with the exception of February —as only a perpetual calendar would. Therefore, the wearer needs to make a simple adjustment on February 28 or 29 and advance the date to March 1st as necessary.

The Movement

Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 9001 is a certified Swiss Chronometer —COSC. The movement utilizes the SAROS annual calendar system for its mechanism. This system is a revolutionary planetary mechanism inspired by the cyclical alignment of Sun, Earth and Moon. The Greek term ‘saros’ has been used since antiquity to designate an astronomical cycle which governs the recurrence of eclipses. The Sky-Dweller’s Saros annual calendar owes its high efficiency to a mechanism of revolutionary simplicity. Displaying the correct date through the year, this ingenious system patented by Rolex replicates the irregular occurrence of 30 and 31-day months using only four additional gear wheels.

The Rolex Sky-Dweller Everose Sundust Dial ref. 326935 is powered by the new in-house calibre 9001. This automatic movement with an outstanding power reserve —72 hours— for Rolex standards, was entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex and introduced in 2012 for this particular Watch Replica. Engineered to ensure simplicity of use, the movement uses a selector wheel on the outside edge of the movement to allow for interaction of the movement and the bezel of the Watch Replica to set the Sky-Dweller’s functions.

The Bracelet

The Rolex Sky-Dweller Everose Sundust Dial ref. 326935 is equipped with a very solid Oyster bracelet with flat three-piece links and folding Oysterclasp with Easylink adjustment. The 18K Everose bracelet is just as solid as any other 18K gold bracelet on other Rolex gold models and finished with satin brushed outer links and polished center links.

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On the Wrist & Pricing

On the wrist, the Rolex Sky-Dweller Everose Sundust Dial ref. 326935 wears true to its size and extremely heavy —much heavier than a gold Submariner or a Day-Date President 40. This is due to the fact that the case is almost as thick as that on a Deepsea Sea-Dweller in order to be able to fit the highly complicated Rolex in-house calibre 9001. If you are looking for one of the best looking Rolex Watches Replica Replica out there and one that is flashy but elegant at the same time, then look no further.

In summary, what sets the Sky-Dweller apart from all other Rolex Watches Replica Replica out there is that for the very first time, Rolex is combining two very useful complications in one Watch Replica. An annual calendar along with a dual time zone, make this complication one of the most useful Watches Replica Replica out there. Additionally, the Rolex Sky-Dweller Everose with Sundust dial is also one of those Watches Replica Replica that when spotted in the wild commands respect for whoever is wearing it.

Sticker Price $48,850 USD. For more info on Rolex click here.

The State of the High Quality Swiss Watches Replica Replicamaking Industry

It is not surprising that precious metal Watches Replica Replica are the worst performers with a -31.4% decline —as of June 2016— as Asia is the biggest market for this particular type of Watch Replica.For the month of June of 2016, the number of Swiss wrist Watches Replica Replica exported is already 16.4% lower than the number for June of 2015 at 2.2 million pieces.

As many of you know or have heard through the grapevine, 2016 has been a rough year for the Swiss Watch Replicamaking industry facing its steepest fall in exports since 2009. While 2015 wasn’t a very good year either with the value of the Watch Replica industry exports being 3.3% lower than in 2014 and almost as low as 2012 —total value at 21.5 billion Swiss Francs—, 2016 aims to be one of the worst years the industry has had in the last seven years.

Below you will find the share of exports by country as of June of 2016 according to the Fédération de L’Industrie Horlogère Suisse FH. The main export markets have dropped as follows when compared to June or July of 2015: Hong Kong -32.7%, France -27.8%, U.S. -14.7%, China -6.5% and Japan -4%.

Precious metal Watches Replica Replica posted their fifth consecutive month of steeply falling sales through July 2016 with a considerable impact on the total result. However, Watches Replica Replica priced between 500 and 3,000 Swiss Francs —export price— are the only ones that have avoided a double-digit decline.


Share of Swiss Watchmaking Exports by Country as of June 2016


Considering that Asia represented half of all Swiss Watch Replicamaking exports in 2015, the fact that Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Taiwan and Japan are in decline, is definitely not a good indicator of how business is going this year. Singapore —one of the Watch Replica capitals of the world— alone, represents 485.6 million Swiss Francs and its performance when compared to 2015 is down by -12.8%. For Taiwan, the decline is -18% and for Russia -23%. But, what makes things even worse is that exports to Asia are typically much higher in terms of value than they are in terms of units when compared to other continents. Therefore, this contraction through Asia has a greater impact on the overall state of the industry as precious metal pieces and highly complicated Watches Replica Replica are often preferred in that continent.

As a reference, precious metal Watches Replica Replica represent 39% in value of Swiss Watch Replicamaking exports but only 2% in units; stainless steel timepieces represent 37% in value and 54% in units while two-tone —stainless steel and gold— accounts for 14% in value and 5% in units.

Below is the share of Swiss Watch Replicamaking exports by continent. America represents the continent and not the U.S. alone. Source: Fédération de L’Industrie Horlogère Suisse FH.


Share of Swiss Watchmaking Exports by Continent FY 2015


Roughly in 2015, Switzerland shipped 28.1 million Watches Replica Replica worth $22.4 billion USD to around 200 markets —mechanical Watches Replica Replica represent 80% of export sales by value. However, China and Hong Kong still remain as the markets with the highest numbers of non-Swiss Watches Replica Replica exported at 682.8 million units and 276.7 million units respectively —these are all those Michael Kors and other low end brands we see everywhere. As a reference, the average price of Watches Replica Replica exported by China is $4 USD and $24 USD for Hong Kong.

As you all can see, this has been a terrible year for the Swiss Watch Replicamaking industry and we’re not sure if things will get any better. After looking at the numbers by country, markets like Russia, Belgium and Qatar are also hurting drastically.

Additionally, we’ve noticed that as a result of this market decline, the number of novelties released by the brands between Baselworld 2016 and the end of the year is nowhere at the level of last year. Simply go to our News section and see when was the last time we posted a novelty there.

Below is the distribution of Swiss Watch Replica exports by country and the change in % between Jan-Jun 2016 and 2015/2014. Source: Fédération de L’Industrie Horlogère Suisse FH.


Share by Country January-June 2016

In summary, 2016 looks to be one of the worst in the last seven years of the Swiss Watch Replicamaking industry. Along with the economic turmoil in Europe and Asia, the price reduction strategy followed by groups like Richemont or LVMH has also had very little positive impact on the state of the business. While the SIHH 2016 and Baselworld 2016 were filled with novelties, most companies focused their efforts in simply releasing new dials for Watch Replica references that have been in their portfolio for a very long time or simply updating products with in-house movements. In reality, how innovative is that? How many different dials or limited editions can there be of a particular Watch Replica? Despite the bad year so far, let’s not panic, we are not anywhere near the ‘Quartz crisis’.

What we are lacking here is the aggressiveness and the drive that some brands had when the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak was launched in 1972 and the Patek Philippe Nautilus was presented in 1976. The state of the industry calls for revisiting obsolete business practices, adjusting pricing strategies but more than anything, for the ‘big dogs’ to truly release new game changing Watches Replica Replica at competitive prices. And by game changing, we are not talking about the ‘play a different game’ tagline of the new Piaget Polo S we reviewed here.

Simply look at Omega’s pricing strategy over the last ten years. Does it make sense to pay for an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean as much as you would for the new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King we reviewed here?

Or perhaps you might want to consider getting that new Bremont DH-88 for $10,500 USD without an in-house movement. The list can go on and on and on.

Additionally, the industry is also hurting as the secondary market —pre-owned and heavily discounted new stock— continues to flourish. This secondary market is not only flooded with pre-owned Watches Replica Replica in ‘like new condition’ at very competitive and aggressive prices, but also with heavily discounted brand new Watches Replica Replica that authorized dealers have dumped —almost at their cost— in the hands of online re-sellers like Jomashop or pre-owned Watch Replica dealers selling across different Watch Replica forums. As serial ‘watch flippers’ continue to feed their Watch Replica collecting addiction via the secondary market, they will refrain from buying brand new Watches Replica Replica at full retail from authorized dealers or from brand boutiques.

All in all, the industry needs to transform and rely a little bit less on the Asian markets to avoid an even more steep fall in sales. Could it be the right time for the brands to create a whole new segment within their product portfolios and lure in the younger generations that are not wearing mechanical Swiss Watches Replica Replica? Or what about offering certified pre-owned Watches Replica Replica at the brand boutiques? If you can buy a CPO Porsche or a CPO Rolls-Royce, why wouldn’t you buy a CPO timepiece? Well, maybe it is time to do so.

For more info on the Fédération de L’Industrie Horlogère Suisse FH click here.

High Quality Watches Replica Collecting Lifestyle x Hublot

Nothing beats an evening at the penthouse of The Joule Hotel here in Dallas surrounded by an exclusive group of Watch Replica collectors, the team at the Hublot Dallas Boutique, Rick De La Croix —Hublot’s President for Latin America—, amazing Watches Replica Replica and us. Last Thursday evening August 18th, we gathered at this exclusive setting, to host a ‘Watch Collectors Night’ and a special viewing of all the Hublot Baselworld 2016 novelties in partnership with our friends from Hublot. In what we can only describe as a memorable evening, Watch Replica collectors were able to see and play with pretty much almost all the Hublot novelties released earlier this year —with the exception of the MECA-10 reviewed here— as well as some other special Watches Replica Replica from the brand, including the MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire we reviewed here.

Along with these Hublot Baselworld 2016 novelties, other special pieces —like the Hublot Classic Fusion VanDutch and the Dallas Cowboys collection, just to name a few— were also available during our Watch Replica collectors night. And for those of you already wondering if we served any Negronis, yes we did. At the end of the day, a Watch Replica collectors night without our usual Negronis is like perusing a Watch Replica with no mechanical movement inside. As the Negronis flowed through the night, so did the champagne flutes, the signature cocktails, the decadent hors d’oeuvres and some tasty macarons almost as good as those from Ladurée.

As promised last Friday, here’s our Video recap of the special Collectors Night with hosted with Hublot last week. If you like the video, please drop us a line and let us know if you would like to see more of this type of content here at WCL. We will be beefing up our video library in the upcoming weeks.

Special thanks to everyone that was able to join us —even with the rainy weather— and to the team at Hublot that made this partnered event such a huge success. All in all, a perfectly orchestrated evening with Hublot and the Hublot Dallas Boutique.

High Quality Replica Bremont DH-88 Chronometer Limited Edition

This new High Quality Bremont Watch Replica with a 43 mm case, immortalizes the De Havilland DH-88 Comet, Grosvenor House aircraft. Fighting exhaustion and significant mechanical challenges, whilst barely stopping for over three days, two men in their pioneering British racing aircraft won the incredible air-race from England to Australia. The infamous MacRobertson Air Race encourage the operation of a fast and safe commercial air route to Australia.To celebrate the ‘Greatest Air Race of All Time’ and the aircraft that captured the world’s imagination with a phenomenal record-breaking flight in 1934, our friends from Bremont recently released the new Bremont Comet DH-88 Chronometer Limited Edition in stainless steel —282 pieces— and in 18K rose gold —82 pieces.

The Shuttleworth Trust is a unique museum with over 40 flying aircraft with some of the only flying examples of their type in the world. To commemorate this feat and to raise funds for the Shuttleworth Trust, Bremont introduces this limited edition that has been manufactured and assembled at the company’s workshops in England. Founded by Dorothy Shuttleworth in 1944 in memory of her son who died in a flying accident, it was set up as a charity to keep these amazing aircraft flying.

The Dial

The new Bremont Comet DH-88 timepiece features a metal dial with fine opaline matte black base color with Arabic numerals with vintage colored superluminova and opaline silver subdials. The dial is nicely finished and very legible under any light conditions.

Featuring running seconds register at 9 o’clock, 12-hour chrono register with date aperture at 6 and 30-minute chrono register at 12 o’clock, the new Bremont DH-88 Chronometer offers a nice well balanced dial that is easy to read. Additionally, the dial is flanked by a white 24-hour scale rotating bezel that allows the wearer to keep track of a third time zone. The inner rotating bezel features the hours in 2-hour increments in black and red for added contrast. The GMT red tip hand can be moved independently only in one direction, to keep military time or a second time zone.

The Case

The Bremont DH-88 features the traditional 43 mm hardened polished stainless steel Bremont Trip-Tick case with scratch resistant DLC treated middle case and vintage inspired crowns. The chrono pushers are round and the crown is a pull out with the traditional propeller logo on it.

To rotate the inner 24-hour bezel, there is a crown located at the 8 o’clock position on the case band. The inner bezel rotates in increments of 30 minutes as necessary. The Watch Replica is water resistant to 100 meters and fitted with a nice domed sapphire crystal on both the front and back.

The Movement

Under the hood, nothing spectacular as this is not an in-house calibre. The display case back allows for full view of the ‘somewhat rough looking’ generic automatic Swiss chrono movement —at least a COSC certified chronometer— utilized to power this Watch Replica and that has been further embellished by Bremont, by adding a special oscillating weight that is indeed ‘very nice’ and our favorite feature on this Watch Replica.

This bright red oscillating weight —in the same Pantone as the aircraft—, not only features a propeller made out of the spruce plywood used in the original 1934 De Havilland Comet ‘Grosvenor House’ aircraft, but it is also marked with the same number ’34’ that is on the rear wing of said aircraft. The movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph to provide a power reserve of 42-hours.

The Strap

The Bremont DH-88 Chronometer Limited Edition in stainless steel is delivered on a black alligator leather strap with Bremont pin buckle also in stainless steel. The strap is very nicely finished and quite supple, unlike most straps that tend to be to stiff and in need of a break-in period, this one is ready to take on the action.

On the Wrist & Pricing

On the wrist, the Bremont Comet DH-88 Chronometer Limited Edition wears true to its size and very vintage looking. This is a Watch Replica that would pair flawlessly with a distressed leather bomber jacket and a pair of piloting gloves.

While we are somewhat disappointed by the continued use of generic movements by Bremont, we feel that the new DH-88 Chronometer Limited Edition is still a very nicely executed Watch Replica that celebrates the world of aviation in a remarkable way. Now, when it comes to its price tag, we unfortunately don’t feel the same way, as we think that you are not getting enough Watch Replica for the money —just a reminder, this is Rolex pricing territory.

Sticker Price £7,995 for stainless steel —approximately $10,500 USD—and for 18K rose gold £14,995 —$20,000 USD. For more info on Bremont

A High Quality Watches Replica Replica Collecting Lifestyle Collectors Night with Hublot in Dallas

Yesterday evening, we gathered at this exclusive setting, to host a ‘Watch Collectors Night’ and a special viewing of all the Hublot Baselworld 2016 novelties in partnership with our friends from Hublot. In what we can only describe as a memorable evening, Watch Replica collectors were able to see and play with pretty much almost all the Hublot novelties released earlier this year —with the exception of the MECA-10 reviewed here— as well as some other special Watches Replica Replica from the brand, including the MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire we reviewed here.Nothing beats an evening at the penthouse of The Joule Hotel here in Dallas surrounded by an exclusive group of Watch Replica collectors, the team at the Hublot Dallas Boutique, Rick De La Croix —Hublot’s President for Latin America—, amazing Watches Replica Replica and us.

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To make things even better, Hublot made sure that the Classic Fusion Berluti Watches Replica Replica were properly displayed next to the legendary Berluti shoes that served as their inspiration, along with the special presentation box that comes with these exclusive limited edition timepieces.While the downtown views from the two terraces at the penthouse were quite captivating, the array of Hublot Baselworld 2016 novelties were even more impressive with a lineup that included: the new Big Bang Unico Sapphire and Big Bang Unico Sapphire All Black reviewed here, the Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto and the Classic Fusion Berluti All Black reviewed here, and the Big Bang Unico Italia Independent ‘Camouflage’ reviewed here.

Along with these Hublot Baselworld 2016 novelties, other special pieces —like the Hublot Classic Fusion VanDutch and the Dallas Cowboys collection, just to name a few— were also available during our Watch Replica collectors night. And for those of you already wondering if we served any Negronis, yes we did. At the end of the day, a Watch Replica collectors night without our usual Negronis is like perusing a Watch Replica with no mechanical movement inside. As the Negronis flowed through the night, so did the champagne flutes, the signature cocktails, the decadent hors d’oeuvres and some tasty macarons almost as good as those from Ladurée.

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After a few greetings, introductions and remarks, we all gathered around the Watches Replica Replica to enjoy what in the first place had brought us together. While a nice setting, good drinks and delicious food are always key in having a good time, the love and passion for horology is what keeps us going and feeds our soul. As all Watch Replica collectors enjoyed perusing —for the very first time in person— the Hublot Baselworld 2016 novelties that were available for the night, the majority of us spent extra time looking at the two stars of the night: the $595,000 USD Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire and the Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire.

And just as if all of what we’ve described above —as far as the experience goes— wasn’t exciting enough, there’s one last touch that made this Watch Replica collectors night even more memorable. Seeing a Watch Replica collector purchase on the spot that very special Watch Replica he had been eyeing for hours at our event, was simply priceless. Especially, when the Hublot on his wrist, was already a very special Watch Replica that was a unique one-off custom timepiece and that we have below.

Well, I guess when you can’t leave that one Watch Replica behind at an event, you just have to buy it. Congrats to our good friend, whom today is enjoying that favorite of ours from Baselworld 2016, the Hublot Big Bang Unico Italia Independent Camo in green, such a crazy awesome piece.

Special thanks to everyone that was able to join us —even with the rainy weather— and to the team at Hublot that made this partnered event such a huge success. All in all, a perfectly orchestrated evening with Hublot and the Hublot Dallas Boutique.

Stay tuned for the video recap that will go up on the site in the next few days.

For more info on Hublot click here and for the Hublot Dallas Boutique here.

High Quality Replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Dual Time ref. 26120

Typically available in stainless steel —with blue, silver-toned or black dial—, 18K yellow gold with silver-toned dial and in 18K rose gold with black or silver-toned dial, the Royal Oak Dual Time ref. 26120 in stainless steel was slowly phased out in 2015 due to its lack of popularity among Royal Oak enthusiasts. Designed and launched in 1990 for those that spend their lives traveling, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Dual Time ref. 26120OR.OO.D002CR.01 is one of the most convenient Watches Replica Replica for globe trotters in terms of functionality, by displaying a second time zone along with a power reserve indicator, date and day/night indicator. Regardless, a new ladies version in stainless steel was reintroduced at the SIHH 2016 as reference 26124ST.OO.D011CR.01 and more recently replaced by a boutique exclusive men’s version with a striking blue dial and blue alligator strap as reference 26124ST.OO.D018CR.01.

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For now, the 18K pink gold version of this Watch Replica should suffice. Now, let’s move on to our hands-on review of the Royal Oak Dual Time ref. 26120OR.OO.D002CR.01, one of our all-time favorite Royal Oak models.Even though the Royal Oak Dual Time ref. 26120ST in stainless steel with stainless steel bracelet is now a discontinued reference, if you look around you can still stumble upon it in new old stock condition at some AP authorized dealers.

The Case & Dial

The Royal Oak Dual Time features a black —or silver-toned— grande tapisserie dial with a layout that for many has seemed somewhat busy. In reality to us, the design is well balanced with extremely graphic counters and perfect readability. The Royal Oak Dual Time features a dual time zone with a superimposed day/night indicator at 6 o’clock, a power reserve indicator between 9 and 11 and a date indicator between 1 and 3 o’clock. With white and red transfers, the dial is somewhat sporty and easy to read.The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Dual Time ref. 26120OR.OO.D002CR.01 is fitted with the traditional 39 mm satin brushed Royal Oak case with its satin brushed octagonal bezel with eight 18K white gold hex screws. The 18K pink gold case on this Watch Replica, features the traditional hexagonal screw-down crown with AP logo and has a thickness of 10.30 mm.  The only downside to this dial is the poor luminescent material that Audemars Piguet utilizes across all their Watches Replica Replica, making it quite challenging to tell time in very low light or complete dark places.

The Movement & Case Back

Fully protected by a solid case back featuring the traditional Royal Oak medallion also seen on the case back of the Royal Oak Chronograph ref. 26320 we reviewed here, the Royal Oak Dual Time is water resistant to a depth of 50 meters and powered by an automatic movement. The beating heart in the Royal Oak Dual Time ref. 26120 is the Audemars Piguet automatic calibre 2329/2846. This movement composed of 261 parts and 33 jewels is based off of the Jaeger-LeCoultre calibre 920 and quite similar to the Vacheron Constantin calibre 1122 SC powering the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time.

One thing worth mentioning is that the main difference between the AP calibre 2329/2846 and the VC calibre 1122 SC, lays in the fact that on the AP Royal Oak Dual Time the date can be adjusted via the crown; however, on the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time you need to push a button located at 1 o’clock to set the date. Even though the movement is not visible due to the solid case back on this Watch Replica, we can assure you that this calibre is extremely well finished. This very reliable movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph to provide a power reserve of 38 hours when fully wound. One last thing to mention is that this calibre is one of the few automatic movements from AP that is still a unidirectional automatic winding movement; therefore, be careful when selecting the right winding setting when using an electric winder.

The Strap

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Dual Time ref. 26120OR.OO.D002CR.01 is fitted with a matte large square scale black alligator strap —brown for the silver-toned dial model— with a matching 18K pink gold AP folding clasp. The clasp has the same construction and design as the clasp on the Royal Oak Offshore Rubber Clad or on the 15300 on leather strap.

On the Wrist & Pricing

On the wrist, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Dual Time ref. 26120OR.OO.D002CR.01 wears slightly smaller than its actual size due to its black dial with so many indications on it. Regardless, this is one of our favorite Royal Oaks out there and one that we wish Audemars Piguet brings back one day in a ‘reimagined’ version with a stainless steel bracelet.

High Quality Replica Rolex Yacht-Master 37 Everose Gold ref. 268655. Hands-on with the Watches Replica Replica of the Open Seas.

While in recent years, we’ve seen a trend of women wearing men’s Watches Replica Replica —especially Rolex sports models—, there are many ladies out there that want to make sure that everyone knows that the Watch Replica they’re wearing, is not her husband/boyfriend’s hand me down or a Watch Replica they are borrowing from their man. Just released last year at Baselworld 2015, the Rolex Yacht-Master 37 Everose Gold ref. 268655 is the 37 mm sibling of the Yacht-Master 40 Everose Gold ref. 116655. Sporting the more rounded case construction of the Yacht-Master line, the Yacht-Master 37 Everose Gold ref. 268655 comes in a perfectly sized case for men with smaller wrists or for ladies not wanting to wear a Watch Replica that looks too small or too big. The Rolex Yacht-Master 37 is revered for its casual yet purposeful allure and is at home on deck on the open sea as well as on land in an elegant yacht club lounge.

The Case

This special alloy —with a mix that includes some platinum— was introduced by Rolex in 2005 and since then, it is being used for all Rolex Oyster models in pink gold. The Yacht-Master 37 Everose Gold, just like its 40 mm sibling, is equipped with a triplock screw-down crown ensuring waterproofness to a depth of 100 meters.The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 37 Everose Gold ref. 268655 is fitted with an 18K Everose gold case. Everose gold, is Rolex’s proprietary patented 18K pink gold alloy that is actually cast in its own foundry. Rolex is the only Watch Replica manufacturer out there with its own foundry for precious metals.

The Dial

The Rolex Yacht-Master 37 Everose Gold ref. 268655 just like the Yacht-Master 40 Everose Gold, is fitted with a gorgeous matte black dial that reminds us of the matte vintage Rolex dials from the late 60s and 70s.

The dial, which is fully designed and manufactured in-house, features ‘gilt’ Rolex logo and 18K gold round markers. Adding an interesting contrasting touch, the Yacht-Master writing appears in crimson red like that on those coveted Rolex Red Submariners we all love. Lastly, as with all other Rolex sports models, the Rolex Yacht-Master 37 features ultra-bright chromalight luminescent material for great readability at night or in low-light situations.

The Bezel

For the very first time since the release of the first Rolex cerachrom bezel, the black bidirectional cerachrom bezel on the Rolex Yacht-Master 37 Everose Gold ref. 268655 features a matte sandblasted finished background and raised highly polished numbers and markers, following the exact same design of the bezel on all other modern iterations of the Yacht-Master.

This cerachrom bezel, is manufactured following the same stringent process as all other Rolex cerachrom bezels and rotates in both directions to calculate elapsed times of up to 60 minutes. One thing we did notice while reviewing this Watch Replica, is that the bezel rotates so freely —in both directions— that is almost impossible to not accidentally move it when keeping track of an elapsed time or simply when wanting to keep the bezel lined up at 12 o ‘clock.

The Oysterflex Bracelet

While Rolex calls it Oysterflex bracelet, this is in reality a high-performance elastomer strap with flexible metal blades in its core. The Rolex Yacht-Master’s Oysterflex bracelet was developed and patented by Rolex using a high-performance elastomer overmoulded over a flexible titanium and nickel alloy metal blade. To provide higher resistance, the metal blades are located within the areas where the strap connects to the case and to the clasp.

For enhanced comfort, the inside of the Oysterflex bracelet is equipped with a patented longitudinal cushion system that stabilizes the Watch Replica on the wrist to prevent it from turning around and maintaining centered on the wrist. The cushion system membrane is extremely smooth to the touch and very comfortable.

Matching its Everose case construction, the black bracelet/strap is equipped with an 18K Everose gold Oysterlock safety clasp that prevents accidental opening. Opposed to what Rolex states on their website, the clasp doesn’t feature the Easylink system link thatallows the wearer to extend the last link on the bracelet/strap by 5 mm.

However, the biggest design flaw of this new bracelet/strap, is the fact that unlike the strap on the Patek Philippe Aquanaut, this Oysterflex bracelet cannot be sized to an exact fit. While on the Aquanaut, one would cut the strap to the exact length as necessary, on the Rolex Yacht-Master 37 Everose Gold ref. 268655 or the Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Everose Gold ref. 116655, one needs to get fitted for the right strap size while purchasing the Watch Replica at an authorized dealer. Not only this prevents the owner from making additional adjustments after the purchase, but also impossible to have anyone else with a bigger or smaller wrist, to borrow the Watch Replica or try it on. Also a big problem for those wanting to purchase this Watch Replica in pre-owned condition in the secondary market.

The Movement

The Rolex Yacht-Master 37 Everose Gold ref. 268655 is not powered by the same Rolex automatic in-house calibre 3135 that powers its sibling the Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Everose Gold ref. 116655, but by an improved in-house calibre released in 2014. The Rolex in-house automatic calibre 2236 powering this Watch Replica, is entirely manufactured by Rolex and inaugurates a new generation of movements. To ensure unparalleled precision and reliability, this COSC movement features a new silicon ‘Syloxi’ hairspring —instead of the Parachrom—, that Rolex rolled out with this particular calibre. Thanks to this new generation of hairsprings, the Rolex calibre 2236 provides a longer power reserve of 55 hours.

On the Wrist & Pricing

On the wrist, the Rolex Yacht-Master 37 Everose Gold ref. 268655 looks and wears smaller than its actual size and more like a 35 mm Watch Replica —next to a Rolex Datejust ref. 116200, it looks somewhat smaller. Additionally, for those of you concerned about the Watch Replica being too heavy due to its 18K Everose gold construction, there is nothing to worry about. This Watch Replica is actually quite light, with a total weight of only 126.1 grams —in comparison, a stainless steel Rolex Datejust on Oyster bracelet has a total weight of approximately 118 grams.

In summary, this is a great looking Watch Replica that is perfect for those wanting to maintain an ‘under the radar’ stealth look, while still pampering themselves with a solid gold timepiece.

Sticker Price $22,000 USD. For more info on Rolex click here.