While most Rolex tool watches were originally utilitarian stainless steel watches made for practical purposes, a large number of these models have evolved into luxury sports watches available in a variety of materials and colorways. It is not easy to deny that fake Rolex watches, such as the Submariner, GMT-Master, and Daytona, are now proudly worn as status watches instead of essential tool watches. This is really true if these watches are made of solid 18-karat gold, which, by the way, is cast by Rolex’s in-house state-of-the-art foundry.
Valuable metal construction aside, it is very important to note that Rolex Sport Gold watches are still made with function in mind, whether it be diving to 300 meters, tracking multiple time zones, or timing events to 1/8th of a second. Furthermore, as one of the hottest watch trends to emerge in the past few years, gold luxury watches are now at an important moment. It’s known to all that Rolex makes some of the best gold watches around.
The replica Rolex Submariner Date ref. 116618 is all of these and more. This recently discontinued gold version of Rolex’s famous Submariner certainly has all the necessary features to be a dive watch – water resistance to 300 meters, a unidirectional rotating bezel, plenty of luminescence to be visible underwater, and a strap that extends over a diving suit.
However, its precious 18-carat yellow gold case and strap may make the wearer think twice about taking it on a real dive. Sitting atop the Submariner Date’s 40mm Oyster case is a Cerachromone. 116618 is a Cerachrom bezel insert that is wonderful for scuba diving life thanks to its resistance to scratches and fading. Rolex made the Submariner 116618 in two colors: the 116618LN with a black dial and black bezel, and the 116618LB with a blue dial and blue bezel.
From the very beginning, the Yacht Prestige was taken as an ultra-luxurious Rolex sports watch. 1992, when Rolex replica debuted its then-new nautical watch collection, it did so with the Yacht Prestige in all 18-carat yellow gold. 16628. With its 40 mm Oyster case, gold rotating bezel with polished numerals, and yellow gold Oyster bracelet, the Rolex Yacht Prestige in a luxurious The 16628 comfortably flaunts its luxury while still maintaining its sporty appeal. Part sporty and sturdy, part luxurious and precious, the Rolex Sport offers the best of both worlds. Do you like Rolex gold sports watches? If so, which one is your favorite?
Swiss watchmaker, TAG Heuer has a long tradition of collaborating with influential groups, and they recently partnered up with the avant-garde Japanese streetwear guru, Hiroshi Fujiwara, founder of fashion label Fragment. The 54-year old, former DJ and now musician, producer, and designer is a big vintage watch fan, a passion he’s indulged in for more than three decades.
Together, they have created the Carrera Fragment, officially called the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 Fragment Limited Edition by Hiroshi Fujiwara. Even though the ‘Godfather of Harajuku’ may be best known for his experimental spirit, the replica watch that has created is a slightly modified redesign of the original ref. 2447NT from 1963 – a fitting celebration for Carrera’s 55th birthday.??
The 2447NT is one of the most iconic vintage watches. Released the same year as a certain Daytona, the two fake watches actually have some similar elements, such as their Singer-made dials and Valjoux-based movements. They both have the exact same baton-style hour markers and tri-complex layout for the sub-dials. The main difference lies in the bezels, the Rolex model famously engraved its bezel with a tachymeter scale, the Heuer omitted the surround altogether to make a cleaner, dressier look.
It may not be as commonly recognized, but the Carrera 2447NT carries great significance in the history of both fake TAG Heuer and sports watches in general. Wisely, with all that legacy to work with, Fujiwara has only altered a few elements, in a way to enhance the retro appeal of his subject, rather than overpower it totally.
Put the two replica watches side by side, perhaps the most notable difference is the size. The first one is 36mm in diameter, the new one has a more 21st century friendly, 39mm case diameter. Except this, everything is pleasantly similar, from the beautifully sculpted and faceted lugs to the large unguarded crown flanked by two simple pushers, all put into an elegantly-curved stainless steel case.
What protects the black opaline dial is a vintage domed sapphire crystal, with an anti-reflective finish on both sides. The rhodium-plated hour and minute hands are filled with faux-aged, beige Super LumiNova, as are the tiny square hour markers. In fact, the only thing that differentiates it from the original is a pair of very unobtrusive insignia – the ‘Fragment’ name printed in small letters between the 4 and 5 o’clock markers, and the brand’s logo (which some likened it to two lightning bolts humping), placed right below the 12 o’clock.
The minimalist decor is a clear sign of Fujiwara’s devotion to the Carrera, and earlier this year, Fujiwara teamed up with Bamford to launch a limited edition Zenith El Primero watch.