The appeal to Rolex is that you desire a Rolex watch you like even though you have had many watches from other watch brands. Which model do you like? My answer is the Explorer II GMT watch Ref.216570. Many think the Explorer II isn’t enough popular, but in fact, it is a low key but extraordinary watch. It was called “freccione” which means a large arrow by Italian collectors in the 1990s. I have to admit that its audience objectives are narrower than the Submariner, the Datejust or the Day Date. Launched in 1971, the Explorer II is designed for specialists studying caves, volcanos, the polar region and forests. Its practical functions and top-level craftsmanship help them a lot in the tough environment.
Why do I like the Explorer II GMT watch Ref.216570?
1.As a sporty watch, 42mm watch case brings me better wearing experience, because I tried wearing the Explorer II GMT 42mm and the Submariner with black face 40mm.
2.The Explorer II GMT 216570 features the large GMT hand in orange most. Although the function is useless for me, but it has meaningful culture value. Explorers work in those regions where day and night can’t be identified with naked eye, so 24-hour GMT seems more important. The large arrow-shaped hand in orange symbolizes a spirit of adventure. Many famous watch have the function, but only the the Explorer II GMT watch contains huge and cultural meaning.
3.In my opinion, explorers are low-key but great, so the Explorer II GMT is suitable for them most. Not like these that wear the Submariner watches, they hope to tell the world that they have Rolex. All in all, I prefer the the Explorer II, and not too many people wear the same model as you.
Do you envy my Explorer II GMT watch 216570? I tell you the truth that It’s a replica. I can’t afford it, so I chose to order a replica reference 216570. After receiving the watch, I was surprised it should has high quality, good craftsmanship and practical functions. It brings me quite good wearing experience. Once I accompanied my friend to a Rolex branch store with my replica Explorer II GMT watch Ref.216570, I should get many compliments.
What features does the replica Explorer II GMT watch Ref.216570 have?
1.Made of Swiss 316 L steel, all-steel watch case and watch bracelet are treated well and delicately. The same exterior looking as the original looks high end and expensive.
2.The dial gives out strong blue light in the dark condition, and that helps me a lot. I like my watch very much.
3.Although I seldom use GMT, the function really works well. The seller told me that it was equipped with Swiss ETA 2836-2, a star movement manufactured by Swiss ETA SA. I believe his words, because the replica Explorer II GMT Ref.216570 always works well so far.
4.The white-face Explorer II GMT watch on my wrist foils my personal traits and distinctive appeal. I think it looks better than the black-face one.
At 2015 Baselworld Watch Fair, the first appearance of Rolex Yacht-Master 40mm 116655 made a hit. It’s the first time that rubber watchband is applied to a Rolex watch. The Yacht-Master embodying the spirit of the sailor becomes the first collection with rubber watchband. Rolex gets 18ct Everose gold patented in 1996, black ceramic and black rubber together. Most steps in the process making the dial are finished by hand. A cyclops lens improves readability for wearers. The Yacht-Master’s Oysterflex watchband is developed and patented by Rolex. High-performance black rubber wrapping the blade is particularly resistant to environment effects. The inside of the watch bracelet is set with a patented longitudinal cushion system which can encircle the wrists tightly and comfortably. With Cal. 3135, reference 116655 is certified as a superlative chronometer. Many celebrities were spotted with the Yacht-Master 116655, such as Ed Sheeran, Ellen Degeneres, Jon Flanagan, Valentino Rossi, Yaya Toure and more. Along with the high reputation, fake or replica edition spreads out in the market. Today, I introduce advantages of three of them.
1. 1:1 Best Edition With Swiss ETA 2824-2
I consider the first replica as the best one of three. It’s produced seriously according to technical data. From the following contrast pictures, we know the replica watch includes good craftsmanship. Watch case (lugs included) and the crown are made of 316 L stainless steel with strong resistance to corrosion and abrasion. Steel watch case is plated with rose gold. Rolex created and patented an exclusive 18 ct pink gold alloy cast in its own foundry: Everose gold. The same color as Rolex Everose gold is hard to be mixed, but this replica watch nearly has the same hue. Plated film sapphire crystal features better visual effect. Black rubber watchband with a longitudinal cushion system encircles the wrists comfortably from 16-21mm. Bidirectional rotating bezel is used to recording diving, exercise or boating time. Water resistant to approximately 50 meters. Swiss ETA 2824-2 and good craftsmanship determine its quality and price.
2. 1:1 Replica Edition With Asian Clone ETA 2824-2
This replica Yacht-Master watch is cheaper than the first one, because it’s equipped with Asian Clone ETA 2824-2. For watch case and watch band, there is no differences between the first and the second. Asian clone 2824-2 isn’t inferior to the original, but Swiss-made movements have a higher reputation in the world. The replica has bidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel, date and hours-minutes-seconds.
3. Replica Rolex Yacht-Master 40mm with Asian Mechanical Movement
The cheapest watch of three, 40mm, Asian mechanical movement. Rose gold plated watch case in stainless steel. Hard-wearing sapphire crystal. Black rubber watchband insert without blade. The bezel can’t be rotated. Overall exterior looking seems cheap. It has the only advantage-low price.
Many of watch lovers like comparing Rolex Submariner with Roles Deepsea. For exterior looking, the biggest difference between them is the cyclops lens over the date. Rolex Deepsea collection isn’t equipped with a cyclops lens over the date. For water resistant property, Rolex Deepsea collection has better advantages. The submariner was launched in 1953, and it built up its position in diver’s watch market soon. 14 years later, the Deepsea landed the market. It’s in 1967 that Rolex determined to cooperate with Comex company which specializes in undersea operations.Rolex offered to supply the Deepsea watches for Comex freely. Comex reflected its performance data under the sea constantly. To today, waterproof property of Rolex Deepsea collection has increased to 1220 meters. All in all, the Deepsea develops towards outstanding performance, and the Submariner is just a trendy product.
Many of us think that the Deepsea is the larger and thicker edition of the Submariner. From the above paragraph, we know there are differences on exterior looking and waterproof performance. Of the Deepsea diver’s models, reference 126660 with black dial is one of the most popular watches. With 3900-meter water resistance, Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller 126660 watch is far more excellent than many of diver’s watches. Come back to today’s topic. Next, I will compare Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller Men’s Watch Ref. 126660 with a top-grade replica. I commitment to use objective attitude to judge the two models. I hope the article will help you more or less.
1. As we all know, Rolex uses 904 L steel (Rolex calls it Oystersteel.) to produce steel watches. The kind of steel has outstanding property than the other kinds. Replica version was made of 316 L steel, the same as all-steel watches from luxury watch brands. It’s hard to tell their differences with naked eyes, unless you use a magnifying glass to watch them. There must be Weight error on their weight, but our wrists hardly feel that.
2. They have coincident thickness of sapphire crystal and fluted notches on the edge of bezel, but fluted notches of original edition are smaller.
3. Black ceramic bezel of the Deepsea Sea-Dweller 126660 watch has even closer shapes and color, full of matte feeling. The joint between the watch case and the watch bracelet is tight highly. Features of replica Deepsea 126660 watch fall a little behind the original. 3.For a 578-dollar replica watch, its advantages are visible.
4. As for crowns, the crowns of their crowns look different obviously. (replica clasp with a crown has such an issue.) The thickness and polishing treatment keep coincident with the original. As for case back, they have flawless consistency, perfect.
5. The clasp of the old Deepsea Sea-Dweller 126660 was engraved with sandblasted logo in black, but the detail has been changed into polished logo since it was displayed at 2016 SIHH. The replica logo on the clasp I’m introducing is made according to the latest edition.
6. By a comparison of luminescent effect, you cannot find their differences even if you use a magnifying lens.
7. Replica Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller Men’s Watch Ref. 126660 is equipped with Swiss ETA 2836-2, water resistant to >50 meters.