Captured by our talented in-house photographers, you get a closer look at what makes these luxury replica watches so special. This week we have the platinum Rolex Daytona and Omega Speedmaster known as the “Chocolate Sapphire”.
A 50th Anniversary With Some Heft On Wrist – Replica Rolex Daytona Cosmograph Ref. 116506 Watches
Very few top US fake watches manage to get the Hodinkee slack channels buzzing with interest, but if you want to get our crew all worked up, a platinum Daytona, like this reference 116505, is a great place to start.
The weight of a mechanical watch can feel reassuring, and swapping steel for gold adds weight and a specific feeling that something special is on your wrist. That feeling is only magnified by platinum. With its matching full platinum bracelet, this weighty cheap replica Rolex Daytona watches tips the scales at a little over 280g – or 0.62 pounds. Heavy is the crown, indeed. The solid platinum links on this model cost well over a thousand dollars each, so thankfully, this one has a full bracelet that can fit up to an 8-inch wrist.
The brown ceramic bezel and light blue dial are only available on the platinum model of the high quality Rolex Daytona copy watches. The brown is matched in the rings around the sub-dials to create a cohesive and unique design. This is a watch that is peak Rolex, and this specific reference was originally released in 2013 for the Daytona’s 50th birthday.
Hotly anticipated, the collector response when this Swiss movements replica watches was released was mixed. But, over the past decade, this rare and very precious take on the Daytona has proven itself to be something of an insider’s reference. With its collectability only growing by the year, this special anniversary model leans into its ice dial and platinum construction to offer a Daytona like no other.
The Tropical Side Of The Moon – Fake Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatches Chronograph Ref. 3220.127.116.11.13.001
There are two main branches of the perfect replica Omega Speedmaster Professional family watches, one that encompasses the Moonwatch and its myriad changes since its introduction and another branch that covers all of the anniversary models, special references, and limited editions. The first branch alone could fill a book – and does so if you are interested in the definitive resource on the subject. With the almost endless expressions of the Speedmaster over the years, not all are widely known and appreciated. Some are very rare, like the skeletonized platinum edition of 50 or the Golden Panda one-of-forty JDM Speedmaster, and some just never got their due.
Nicknamed the “Chocolate Sapphire,” this 1:1 super clone Omega Speedmaster watches (reference 318.104.22.168.13.001) was produced from 2007-2013, and while it was never a limited edition, it was also not produced in large quantities. The dial is brown, like an old Speedmaster that has gone “tropical” – the term for dials that have faded from long-term exposure to sunlight. The lume is also yellowed slightly to match the tropical brown. Unlike most “fauxtina” though, this color is not overly yellow, but more off-white. It is the best use of colored Super-LumiNova this writer has ever seen. Besides the dial change, this is every bit the typical Speedy Pro of the time, with a Lemania 1863 caliber that is a better-finished version of the 1861 since it is visible through the sapphire caseback.
Possibly launched a decade too early, before modern versions of vintage China fake watches really took off, this watch is an underappreciated gem within the deeply collectible world of the Speedmaster. Out of all the different Speedmasters I have been fortunate enough to come across, this is the one that I personally fell in love with and have since added to my own collection.