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How long can the Rolex madness continue?

The madness of many popular models, including Rolexes, has been evident to all over the past month or so, and as we said in “$200,000+ white steel Di, ~$800,000 Audemars Piguet Perpetual Calendar, do you still love it? said in “Many offers that were once thought to be impossible are now not only a reality, but a degree of price leakage.”

On March 10th, Morgan Stanley, in conjunction with LuxConsult, released the Swiss Watch Research Report, in which the data “Rolex topped the global sales chart for the fourth consecutive year, occupying nearly 25% of the global market share in 2020” pushed Rolex even further into the limelight, vaguely creating a trend of national scalping: the The watchmaker TE played with the idea of financial management 191,000 to get a second-hand white steel Di, arrived an hour, the watch has not warmed up, in the watchmaker group in the hands of a photo, directly by people 195,000 to take away – 4,000 yuan per hour – but thinking 191,000 again When looking for one, it was already impossible to find.

“The middle of the sun is moving, the full moon is losing, things flourish and decline, the constants of the sky.” A lot of people have recently turned this old ancestor’s words out of the book, as an aside, “Rolex popular models high premium for so long,luxury replica watches has long been full of bubbles, now the madness is the last madness, will soon collapse, the public price into the hands of the day”.

So, is it likely that the market for popular Rolex models will come back down in the next two or three months?

Firstly, there are two simple reasons for the crazy rise in Rolex hot models over the past month or so: one, the reduction in the number of domestic hot models in stock; and two, specifically the Gundy, the rumours of discontinuation do have some impact.

At the quantity level, the new models are about to be released and the number of popular models given to dealers by the brand has plummeted, with the new product level almost out of supply; the impact of the epidemic is also continuing, with rumours circulating that many watch brands are doing two to five on their production lines, further reducing production and also transferring goods that should be sold in Europe and the US to the domestic market, which is in great shape, so much so that many foreign dealers are complaining about the late arrival of goods and the low number of arrivals. But it is interesting to note that the number of popular models in stock in the domestic market has not increased as expected, but has decreased, and even the logbook models that were once available in counters and could negotiate a small discount are now considered a small scarcity, and the market has increased. A large part of the reason behind this is that some people are sweeping up goods to sell abroad.

Traditionally, the so-called watch pouring goods should be poured from Europe and the United States to sell at home, only the past year the situation is special, production cuts + transfer, so that the new market in Europe and the United States gradually shortage of goods, but demand remains, at this time, demand > supply led to the local popular models of the market rose to higher than the domestic time, watch dealers see the profitability, naturally began to sweep the goods in the country to sell to the market higher Surrounding countries, Europe and the United States: In mid-February, someone in Hong Kong bought a large number of black steel Di at a price of 169,000-177,000 and white steel Di at 193,000, and in almost one day, a total of more than 30 black and white steel Di were collected. With this guaranteed price, many watch dealers in China began to raise the retail price to retail customers, and soon, around 20 February, the retail price of the white steel di was directly up to 200,000 yuan. At that time, the market in Japan was even higher, translating to almost 220,000 ……

At the same time, a lot of hot money poured into the watchmakers. In the eyes of wealthy people who were holding a lot of money but had no better investment projects due to the epidemic and other reasons, the watch industry was a good safe haven: the rise of software such as Jitterbug and Racer allowed sales networks to be geared to the whole country more easily, and popular models were of high value and quick turnaround.

Some people have done the maths: a 20 million dollar investment with an annual return of 15-20%, depending on the city and size. Not an exaggeration, but it’s better than saving in a bank or buying shares.

A certain table friend just today posted the blood and tears: “I wanted to make an effort to earn a log money,orologi replica di lusso who knew that has fallen two between the gold log money”.

Discontinued level, last year after the release of the 32 Green Sailor, the market opened high and low, 31 Green Sailor brand new market instead all the way up. This gave many people a psychological implication: Rolex iteration of the new release, the old model of the market will rush a wave.

This year, the news of “white steel Di discontinued, 41mm new DiTongna replacement” has been circulating for more than a month, during which time too many people who had been on the fence entered, either thinking of getting in before the discontinuation to avoid repeating the mistake of Patek Philippe 5711A; or planning to make a small profit.

Then came the continuity of these two reasons in the future. Discontinued or not, it is a fact and will have no further impact; but the number of popular models on the market will only become smaller. There are two reasons for this: firstly, there is no reason for brands to increase production of popular models in large numbers, and secondly, the case of Lao Wu is starting to fester and customs will start to investigate thoroughly, as a prelude to the several cases of smuggling of watches caught in lorries in Gongbei, Shenzhen, in November 2020.

In “The Fall of a Generation of “Legendary” Watermen”, we covered Lao Wu’s case in detail, but one thing was left out at the time, namely that Customs did not make the first arrest when Lao Wu’s underlings crossed the border, but waited until he had gone to the shipping location and filled in all the recipient information before closing the net. In other words, during that arrest, Customs had actually got hold of the recipient addresses, names and telephone numbers of some of the domestic watch dealers. The 700 million yuan in 2 years! The watch dealer who threatened to do only million-dollar business was arrested” was an article in which Xie was followed, and some domestic watch-related organisations were also implicated.

And Xie is just the beginning. It’s still a rumour in the jungle: the General Administration of Customs has named some watch dealers in Beijing and Shenzhen to determine to number. If the naming continues, then the number of watches on the secondary market is bound to decrease significantly, with domestic demand remaining unchanged, when it is all too normal for the market to rise and for shops to tighten discounts to raise the terms of popular models on sale.

There are problems here: the list of Beijing watchmakers is not difficult to understand, a continuation of Xie’s case. What about Shenzhen’s? Is it the result of mapping after the express list of Lao Wu’s batch of goods? Or is it some other source?

Finally, if I were to say that the Rolex popular models in the next two or three months market is up or down, my answer would definitely be up, because at the moment there is no reason to see a drop ……

As for your question, “A 100,000 Gundy is now over 200,000 and has doubled in value, is it still worth buying”, I don’t know, it depends on your own financial resources and watch spending habits. There’s a good comparison: with two or three million in my hand I’m sure I’ll buy a house, but someone goes straight into an RM base model at a premium.

Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Isn’t it just a personal choice?

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Introducing the Rolex Day-Date

Introducing the Rolex Day-Date

Case diameter 36 mm, thickness 12.5 mm, overall length 180 mm. Case No. 7437483, Ref. 18078/18000, excellent condition, rare, tonneau-shaped case, central seconds, self-winding, water-resistance, solid 3-piece 18K gold case, Replica Roelx Day-Date watches polished and satin-brushed, screw-locked back and crown, sapphire crystal, date magnifying device, tiger eye dial, day and date display, luminescent baton hands filled with luminescent material, bark engraving Bezel, 18-carat gold presidential-style strap with polished and engraved bark motif, hidden buckle.

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Caliber 3055, rhodium plated, 27 jewels, monometallic balance wheel with temperature and 5-directional accuracy, vertical lever escapement, shock absorbers, self-compensating non-calibrating Breguet balance spring, fine adjustment, stop seconds, signed dial, case and movement.

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Tiger’s eye, also known as tiger’s eye stone, resembles a tiger’s eye when polished round, which is why it is also known as the stone of courage. In fact, tiger’s eye is a type of wood fossil, a fossil formed when naturally occurring asbestos is silicified and cemented by a carbon dioxide silica gel, which is overall brown, brown, yellow and blue in color. South Africans consider tiger’s eye to be the national stone. Rolex features many versions of the gemstone dial. From the randomness of gemstone dial processing, each one is unique and therefore a unique collector’s item.

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A Brief Review of the Rolex Cellini 4233/9BI

The replica rolex Cellini watches is a tribute to the Italian artist Cellini, a sculptor, jewellery craftsman, art theorist and writer par excellence, who was a man of many talents. He maintained in his cosmology many elements of individualism that originated in the Renaissance. He was highly regarded by the Pope, the Grand Duke of Florence, and the King of France. He was a representative of the decorative school in stylistic sculpture, and he was the only artist of his time who advocated the restoration of heroic qualities in sculpture. Today, the House of Watches brings you a brief review of a Rolex Cellini watch with the official model number 4233/9BI*.

A Brief Review of the Rolex Cellini 4233/9BI

The overall appearance of this Rolex Cellini watch is chunky and solid, revealing an air of maturity and wisdom that has survived the ravages of war, making it ideal for successful men with a certain level of experience, as well as for men with a taste for classic elegance. With a diameter of 32 mm, the vintage cushion-shaped case in 18-carat rose and white gold is an elegant retro model with a warm and sophisticated look.

A Brief Review of the Rolex Cellini 4233/9BI

The crystal is a domed sapphire glass whose subtle curves reflect the refined classicism of the Rolex Cellini collection. The crown, in 18K white gold, is comfortable to wind and the Rolex crown logo on the top of the crown is a symbol of the brand’s unconventional character. The watch comes on a brown alligator leather strap, which is a great color to create a vintage style, and the natural alligator leather texture adds a bit of dominance to the watch.

A Brief Review of the Rolex Cellini 4233/9BI

The unique layering of the case makes this watch look extremely slim and elegant when viewed from the side, yet it feels solid and reliable on the hand. The lugs are integrated into the 18-carat white gold case and blend into the thick bezel of the 18-carat pink gold, giving the watch a clean and smooth, almost straight line design that is distinctive and artistic. The timepiece features an easy-to-use pin buckle with a classic Rolex crown logo engraved on the clasp, a subtle touch of elegance.

The inner bezel of the dial is an anthracite grey, decorated with ripple-cut patterns, while the outer bezel is a subdued black, with simple white hollow hour markers printed on it. The dial as a whole appears elegant and understated. The dial is set with an 18-carat pink gold Rolex crown logo at 12 o’clock for a bold and dominant style, and an 18-carat pink gold applied hour-marker at 6 o’clock for a perfect “golden centre line” with 18-carat pink gold hands, the brand name and the name of the collection. and presents a balanced beauty. This model, equipped with a hand-wound mechanical movement, has a secret caseback with the Rolex logo, the handwritten “Cellini” on the caseback, and the edges of the caseback are decorated with an engraved floral motif, giving it a distinctive classic look.

Each Rolex watch is a combination of technical expertise and refined craftsmanship. The classical design of the case gives it a sophisticated and sophisticated look, but with a distinctive artistic flair that will appeal to everyone from the sophisticated to the sophisticated, whether you’re a weathered professional or a young man with refined tastes.

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Can the Rolex dials be changed or not?

The replica Rolex Day-Date watches dial exchange service refers to the consumer’s request to replace or purchase another dial while the original is intact. Whether it exists or not, there are divergent opinions in the world. Some people swear on the internet that they are the ones who have been there, and list the dials as evidence; others scoff and say they have been told in stores that the service is not available. So, what is the truth of the matter? Is Rolex’s disk exchange service a figment of the imagination of a few or a secret not known to the general public?

The Rolex dial exchange service refers to the consumer’s request to replace or purchase another dial while the original is intact.

In fact, many years ago, some Rolex dealers in Europe, America and even Hong Kong offered disc exchange services. There would be a special counter in the store to display all kinds of Rolex dials for people to choose from. For example, if a customer wants to buy a 126333 gold model, but the entire watch only has a white disc, the customer can ask for a white disc. In this case, the customer can either exchange the white disc for a gold disc or buy a separate gold disc.

The Rolex dial exchange service refers to the consumer’s request to replace or purchase another dial while the original is intact.

Of course, the service itself has restrictions and may require additional fees. For example, the Rolex Logbook and Day Date models can theoretically replace most of the dials: chocolate, green, white Roman numerals, white bars, etc. However, in the case of the GMT-Master II, white Roman numerals are not possible, as they do not exist. Paid services are more understandable, such as the request to replace the bar dials with diamond dials, which naturally entails an additional price difference.

The Rolex dial exchange service refers to the consumer’s request to replace or purchase another dial while the original is intact.

This service was once very popular in Europe and the US, with people sharing photos of Rolex dials on foreign watch forums. The popularity of this service is due in large part to Rolex’s after-sales service policy: as long as the dials are made by Rolex, they are covered by the same after-sales warranty. As such, who wouldn’t love a watch that can be played with in a variety of positions without worry?

However, with the passage of time, especially as the market for individual models rises, the swap service has been tightened in recent years.

Many disk into the “restricted list”. A European watch friend half a year ago wanted to 116508 white plate models for a green plate, but was rejected by the dealer. The rationale is very simple: at a time when the green Goldie is already showing speculation, why don’t the dealers who have the qualifications of the discs choose to exchange them themselves and sell the discs to passers-by? Not to mention, even dealers with repair or parts rights have strict quantity control when it comes to taking hot model plates. As for super VIPs and those with special access, naturally it’s a different story.

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Unusually high priced vintage Rolex watches

By and large, Rolex has established itself as a benchmark in the field of fine watchmaking by remaining true to its iconic design, while at the same time
replica Rolex Day-Date watches constantly improving it. Over the years, Rolex watches have always been incremental rather than revolutionary, and this approach has been very rewarding for the brand. For this reason, when an unusual Rolex wristwatch comes up for auction, it always attracts attention and collectors’ money. In this article, we take a look at three vintage Rolex watches of unusual style and design that fetch high prices at auction.

Antique Rolex Greenwich Ref. 6542 Left-handed Yellow Gold

A fascinating vintage Rolex Greenwich model is on the list of the eighth lot in the sale, the Ref. 6542, a model that departs from the standard model in many details.

The Ref. 6542 is the earliest model in the Rolex Greenwich Collection, dating from the mid-1950s and designed for Pan Am pilots to track dual time zone information. The earliest Greenwich model Ref. 6542 had a stainless steel case with a Bakelite bezel (in 1959, Rolex replaced the fragile Bakelite bezel with a more durable aluminum bezel). So the configuration of the 18-karat yellow gold case and the aluminum brown bezel already makes this unique timepiece stand out. But what is truly unusual is the placement of the crown on the left side of the case. It was the first antique Rolex GMT Ref. 6542 Left-handed in yellow gold to go to public auction, according to Fine Arts. In the end, the watch fetched CHF 200,000.

Antique Rolex Day Date Ref. 1803 with Mercedes hands

Rolex watches can generally be divided into two categories: sports watches (also known as “professional watches”) and classic watches. The difference between these two types of watches can be seen in the design of the dial. Most sports models have “Mercedes-style” hands and luminescent hour markers, while classic watches generally have “straight” hands and different types of hour markers.

However, in November 2017, Christie’s Precious Watches auction featured an exceptional Rolex Day-Date Ref. 1803 vintage watch. This presidential watch in white gold is equipped with a custom-made “sports dial” and is adorned with luminescent “Mercedes-style” hands and luminescent round and bar-shaped hour markers. Rolex produced this watch in 1969 at the request of a private client; an identical one was later produced for the royal family of Klarlund, the largest authorized Rolex retailer in Scandinavia. As a result, only two are known to have survived. Christie’s sold this extremely rare vintage Rolex Day of the Week Ref. 1803 for CHF 275,000.

Rolex Submariner 1680 White Gold Vintage Prototype Watch

In May 2017, Christie’s auctioned a Rolex Submariner Model 1680 white gold prototype watch in its “Rolex Afternoon” feature, perhaps the most unusual vintage Rolex watch to hit the auction market in the last few decades. It is estimated that Rolex produced only three of these prototypes in the early 1970s, and fans of the Submariner’s design will immediately recognise the difference from the regular model.

Firstly, it has a white gold case (Rolex only offered the Submariner 1680 in steel or yellow gold); secondly, the case is decorated with a guilloché bezel, which is not fully covered by the pitted outer bezel; and thirdly, it is fitted with a presidential chain, as is often the case with day-of-the-week calendar watches, whose central link is decorated with a bark-like texture. In the end, this strange-looking Rolex fetched 631,500 francs, a record for a Submariner.

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Six simple and practical ways to maintain a Rolex watch

Rolex watch is the most famous Swiss watch brand, its well-made, sturdy
replica rolex Cellini watches and durable, by countless watch fans and friends love, so also has the “once and for all” reputation! But no matter how sturdy the watch, also can not do without maintenance. With the right care, your watch will look its best at all times. A watch that is not well maintained will not only compromise the effectiveness of your wear, but also, in serious cases, its service life. Today, the watch house will introduce you to the six ways to maintain your Rolex watch!

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best Rolex Cellini 39 mm 18 ct Everose gold m50505-0020

1, Rolex watch strap to avoid long-term exposure to the sun, to prevent fading. At the same time pay attention to the Rolex leather strap is easy to penetrate, avoid contact with greasy substances or cosmetics.

2, sweat, dirt and other materials will corrode the appearance of the watch, and can cause individual skin allergies. 3, rolex watch to avoid contact with a variety of chemicals, once touched, should be cleaned in a timely manner, so as not to cause discoloration, off or other losses plating.

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4, rolex watch case, watch crystal table need regular cleaning, available warm water to wash and dry. But pay attention to the watch every year, it is best to carry out a professional waterproof test and appearance of cleaning.

5, usually do not wear, try not to let the table damp, so as to avoid leather deformation; placed near the magnetic items will also affect the accuracy of the watch. 6, usually best not to wear the same watch every day, should be prepared to use a few different watches alternately, in addition to rich personal styling, but also to avoid dust, body dirt all concentrated in the same watch.

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These are the six ways to maintain a Rolex watch, have you learned it! The watch in the purchase can not just wear, after all, thousands of dollars of stuff, we should cherish more. I hope the tips introduced in this article will help you. Only good maintenance, love watches can show the most perfect side!

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A polarized Swiss watch market – Rolex has the highest share of the market

According to a new report by US investment bank Morgan Stanley and Swiss consulting firm LuxeConsult, the Swiss watchmaking industry is fragmenting at an accelerated pace. The major players are gaining market share while growing at significantly above-average rates.

The figures are impressive, and they speak for themselves: 350 Swiss watchmaking brands compete for the market, with Swatch, Rolex,
Replica rolex Cellini watches Richemont and LVMH holding a dominant 75% share. The continued high level of consolidation in the Swiss watchmaking industry is one of the key findings of the 2019 report on the Swiss watchmaking market, published by US investment bank Morgan Stanley in association with Swiss consultancy LuxeConsult.

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The report estimates Swiss watch retail sales at 51.9 billion Swiss francs (excluding VAT) in 2018. In comparison, according to the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH), Swiss watch exports reached 21.2 billion Swiss francs in 2018. As per the reported data, the composition of about 52 billion Swiss francs is as follows: 28.6% for Swatch Group, 23.5% for Rolex (including Tudor), 18.4% for Richemont, 7.9% for LVMH (including BVLGARI Bulgari, TAG Heuer, Hublot and Zenith), and only to the rest of the market The participants leave little room for error. Hermès watches had a turnover of 195 million Swiss francs and a market share of 0.7%. The Kering Group (Kering, which includes Gucci watches, Ulysse Nardin and Girard-Perregaux), with cumulative sales of 380 million Swiss francs, has only a 1.6% share of the pie.

The “seven heroes” of the industry

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Morgan Stanley found that only a few brands had a turnover of more than 1 billion Swiss francs in 2018. The “big seven” are Rolex (CHF 5 billion), Omega (CHF 2.34 billion), Cartier (CHF 1.66 billion), Longines (CHF 1.65 billion), Patek Philippe (CHF 1.35 billion), Tissot (CHF 1.05 billion) and Audemars Piguet (CHF 1.03 billion). The report further indicates that these predators outperformed the market average in 2018: according to the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, Swiss watch exports grew by 6.3% year-on-year and Morgan Stanley Bank estimates that members of the “billion franc club” grew by almost 9%. In other words, large companies with a wide range of price points are doing better than smaller ones. The polarization of the watchmaking industry is accelerating through the acquisition of market share; this phenomenon is also evident within multinationals. Of the 19 brands in the Swatch Group, the three best-selling brands (Omega, Longines and Tissot) account for 60 per cent of the group’s turnover and an even higher share of its profits.

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The report also notes that independents significantly outperformed the listed group in 2018, with Rolex, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet achieving their highest ever sales and profits (according to estimates). According to the report, this performance is partly a reflection of the high-end positioning, with average retail prices (excluding VAT) for watch brands ranging from CHF 12,200 for Rolex, CHF 50,000 for Audemars Piguet and CHF 53,300 for Patek Philippe, to an even higher CHF 139,000 for Richard Mille. Swissair, and the brand’s sales in 2018 were up 15% year-over-year! Swiss watch exports of products priced between CHF 500 and CHF 3,000 and exports of products priced above CHF 3,000 grew by 7% and 7.3%, respectively, in 2018, according to data from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry.

While price positioning was one aspect, Morgan Stanley also pointed to other reasons for the excellent performance, namely vertical integration, long-term management, zero tolerance for grey market practices, modest annual volume growth, and selective distribution channels. By way of example, the report singles out Tudor, which has a relatively low average retail price of CHF 3,300 and sales of CHF 280 million in 2018, and which has significantly outperformed Breguet and Girard-Perregaux in recent years. Morgan Stanley said the difference in performance between independents and listed groups was reflected in profitability. Rolex, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet have operating margins of more than 30 percent, while Richemont and Swatch Group have operating margins of “only” 16.45 percent and 13.6 percent, respectively.

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Watchmaking excellence Tasting the Rolex Ambassador DEEPSEA

In 1967, the famous independent watchmaking brand Rolex introduced the first Oyster Perpetual Sea Messenger diving watch, and each model in the collection became highly sought after by watch enthusiasts thanks to its superior water resistance and unique Oyster construction, making it an ideal wrist choice for many.In 2018, after the success of the Red Letter Sea Messenger,
replica rolex Oyster Perpetual watches which the brand introduced in 2017, Rolex launched the annual This legendary collection was given a new lease of life at Baselworld, with a deep “D-BLUE” black and blue dial and Oyster case. The new DEEPSEA is equipped for the first time with the Caliber 3235, an upgraded version of the Caliber 3135, which offers even greater performance and is a true expression of Rolex’s exceptional watchmaking expertise. (Reference: m126660-0002)

Watchmaking excellence Tasting the Rolex Ambassador DEEPSEA

As the brand’s most technically advanced diver’s watch, the Rolex Ambassador is water-resistant to 4,000 feet (1,220 meters), while the brand’s Deep Diver is water-resistant to 12,800 feet (3,900 meters), far beyond the water resistance of most divers’ watches on the market and the result of decades of collaboration with professional divers. The new timepiece is a tribute to James Cameron’s historic solo deep dive record, with the introduction of a D-BLUE dial in addition to the signature water resistance of the collection. The two-tone dial fades from a bright blue to a deep black, representing the shallow and deep dive, giving the watch a unique and immersive look.

The new generation of the 3235 calibre, developed and produced by Rolex, is a testament to the brand’s technical innovation and watchmaking excellence. It is equipped with Rolex’s new patented Chronergy escapement. Made of nickel-phosphorus, it is highly efficient and reliable, and is immune to magnetic fields, guaranteeing precision. One of the most important components of the watch, the balance-spring assembly is equipped with a Rolex blue Parachrom hairspring made of a unique paramagnetic alloy forged by the brand that is ten times more resistant to shocks than a conventional hairspring. The Rolex endspring ensures that the balance spring remains regular in all positions. All in all, the new movement is a benchmark in terms of precision and reliability, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetism, and practicality.

Watchmaking excellence Tasting the Rolex Ambassador DEEPSEA

The lugs and the outside of the case have been redesigned to blend in with the wide Oyster bracelet and the corresponding Oyster safety folding clasp, giving the new Deep Diver a distinctive classic aesthetic and exceptional water resistance. The side of the case is equipped with a helium valve, a unique feature of diving watches, to relieve pressure during the dive.

The triple-lock winding crown is fitted with three water-resistant bezels which, together with the water-resistance devices on either side, guarantee the internal airtightness of the watch and guarantee the perfect water-resistance of the case. The unidirectional rotating bezel is fitted with a black Cerachrom 60-minute scale bezel, which allows the diver to keep track of the diving and decompression time on the seabed, ensuring a safe dive. The dial features the iconic Rolex hour-markers and a central three-hand design, covered with an easy-to-read Chromalight luminescent blue material that makes it easy to read even in dark conditions or deep underwater.

Watchmaking excellence Tasting the Rolex Ambassador DEEPSEA

Like the Rolex Submariner, the back cover is hermetically sealed to ensure that it is as water-resistant as the case. The back is engraved with the name of the Rolex collection and the legend of water resistance to 3,900 metres, making it a unique and recognisable model. The Oyster safety clasp provides added security by preventing the buckle from being accidentally opened. The double-extension system makes it easier to adjust the chain strap when wearing a heavy wetsuit.

In recent years, Rolex has introduced new movements into its collections, upgrading its models to make them more sophisticated, more practical and more in tune with the needs of today’s watch enthusiasts. This year, it is the Rolex Ambassador DEEPSEA watch, which is also a good choice for its exceptional water resistance.

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Antique Rolex Primer, Aquaman 5513

It’s not too late to get straight to the point. The Rolex on sale now we’ve talked a lot about, all the major models of Rolex brothers are very familiar. The Rolex Submariner 5513 is the entry-level watch in the vintage Rolex.

Antique Rolex, especially the antique sports Rolex, models and versions, often a detail change, let the value of the watch to produce a huge difference. Plus antique rolex many are traded at auction, so when it comes to antique rolex, many brothers will feel far away from themselves, not something they can play with. But in fact, some of the more common antique Rolexes, not far from us, are the same as ordinary watches, can be
replica Submariner watches bought and played. Antique Water Ghost 5513, that is the easier model to start in antique rolex, if you are interested in antique rolex, you can start with 5513 (because there are many versions of 5513, the following content is the regular version of the situation).

Rolex Submariner 5513

First, I’ll start with the basics of the 5513.

In layman’s terms, the 5513 is the “grandfather” of the Aquaman (Submariner) currently on sale. The Rolex Submariner 5513 was introduced in 1962 and continued to be produced until 1989. The Rolex Submariner 5513 measures 40mm (also written 39) and uses the 1530 movement (there are cases of the 1520). The 5512 and 5513 were the first Submariners to add a crown guard, essentially establishing the look of the modern Rolex Submariner (Aquatimer). 5512 and 5513 differed in terms of movement, with the 5512 using the 1560/1570 movement, which was chronometer-certified, and the 5513 using the 1530, which was not chronometer-certified. Certification.

So, to be frank, the 5512 can be seen as the “high version” and the 5513 as the “simple version”. The difference is reflected in the dial, the 5512 is written on the face of the superlative chronometer/official certified, so the dial is 4 lines of characters; 5513 is not chronometer certified, so there is no chronometer certified English, the dial is only 2 lines of characters. Depending on whether the dial has 4 or 2 lines of characters, you can distinguish at a glance between 5512 and 5513 (referring to the regular case, not including the special version for the transition period).

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Why can an antique Sport Rau start with a 5513?

1. the Submariner 5513 was produced in very large quantities. Because the 5513 was in continuous production from 1962 until 1989, the production cycle of over 20 years was very large. In contrast, the 5512 produced less from 1958 to 1978.The 5513 was replaced by the Submariner 14060 in 1989 (now the predecessor of the calendar-less Nigger 14060M and 114060), and the 5513 is one of the largest production models of the antique sports Laurie. Today, the 5513 is often more commonly found on the secondary market.

The price of the Submariner 5513 is relatively low. The Submariner 5512 is rare and expensive because of its low production and its chronometer movement. In contrast, the “simplified version” of the 5513 a long production cycle, production, secondly, did not use a chronometer movement, so the price is relatively low a lot. For example, in foreign countries, the market price of 5513 starts from 5000 Euros, while the market price of 5512 starts from 10000 Euros (the value depends on the originality and quality). The current domestic situation is that the 5513 market is in good condition, no problem about 100,000, lower also have 50,000, 70,000 or so, depending on the quality.

Rolex Submariner 5513

3, the value of the submariner 5513 is very high. Rolex a major feature is a high degree of continuation of the appearance, many models updated, but the overall appearance of the change is not much. The antique water ghost 5513 and the current water ghost appearance is very similar, but the details are a lot different. 5513 first major feature, is the “paste face”. The hour markers in the dial are directly luminescent paint, unlike today’s Mercury (114060, 116610), with a gold frame around the edge of the luminescent hour markers (it should be noted that the 5513 luminescent hour markers produced in the 1980s also had a gold frame). Because luminous paint technology was limited in those days, the luminous paint yellowed and discolored over time, and the discolored hour markers are beautiful and antique. In addition, the 5513 still uses acrylic glass (bubbleglass) and has perforated lugs. These effects are not found on modern watercraft. Although nowadays we can also often see some antique 1803 and 1601 on the market, these watches go the dressy route, and the size of the 36 is also smaller, not as sporty and cool as the antique Water Ghost 5513.

What else do you need to look out for?

The two main issues with vintage watches are originality and character. Some of the more valuable antique watches have their hands changed, dials changed, bracelets changed and hour markers redone. In the more popular common antique watches, the main issue is the character. Someone said before, I think it is very reasonable, said, a very good quality Speedmaster, is better than a bad quality Paul Newman. Therefore, don’t buy a poor quality watch just because it is cheap. There is no value in a poor quality watch. In addition, new players are better off starting with the watches currently on sale, and then familiarizing themselves with the details and market conditions of the various watches before starting to play with the old ones. As an example, there was a brother who wanted to buy a Water Ghost, but since the market for Water Ghosts is higher now, he wanted to spend less money and buy an older model Water Ghost. He sent me the picture, see the picture is only 14060/14060m (2 rows of characters on the dial), 2 rows of characters on the dial, then this watch is between 1989 to 2007, from this year’s era is older. Although this model is cheap, it is not chronometer-certified, so it is unknown how it will run after purchase and whether it will need to be serviced again. There is no need for new players to “pay tuition” here right from the start.

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Classic Tour Rolex Ref. 6263 Oyster Whitening Daytona

One thing we can’t deny is Eric Clapton’s exquisite taste. This is most evident in his musical work, but at the same time, he uses it in every aspect of his private life replica rolex Datejust wacthes.

Classic Tour Rolex Ref. 6263 Oyster Whitening Daytona

Eric Clapton was an avid collector of cars, especially Ferraris, as well as vintage watches. From the Eric Clapton collection that is now up for auction, we can learn that he focuses on rare models from leading brands such as Rolex. The Rolex Ref. 6263 “Oyster Albino” Daytona was once part of the famous musician’s collection.

Classic Tour Rolex Ref. 6263 Oyster Whitening Daytona

What makes this watch unique is that the subdials (and sub-seconds) of the chronograph functions are not black with white printed indices, but the same silvery white as the rest of the dial, which is why the watch is called “Albino”. The subdials are not entirely colourless, and the blued steel chronograph hands stand out against the black tachymeter dial on a silvery white background.

Classic Tour Rolex Ref. 6263 Oyster Whitening Daytona

The result is a very plain watch, but one that is all the more impressive for it. What makes this Daytona so rare and unique is that, in addition to having belonged to Eric Clapton, it is one of the four known “albino” Daytona watches. What’s more, everything from the bezel, to the chronograph pushers, to the Calibre 727 hand-wound movement is original.

Rare and exceptional DeTourners, especially exceptional timepieces from prestigious backgrounds, have seen their prices soar at auction in recent years: in 2015, the Rolex Ref. 6263 “Oyster Albino” DeTourners fetched CHF 1,325,000, earning Eric Clapton a handsome return for a short sale. He purchased the watch a few years ago for just $505,000.