Chopard Grand Prix De Monaco Historique 2018 Race Edition Watches

Swiss Chopard is no stranger to the classic racing circuit as many of their most popular models are inspired by, if not directly linked to races all over the world. This is mostly credited to Karl-Friedrich Scheufele’s (Co-President of Chopard) affinity for mechanical engineering and classic designs. The most popular of them being the Mille Miglia Collection and its various renditions. One that has flown under the radar for me, was Chopard’s Grand Prix de Monaco Historique replica Chopard watches. Inspired by yet another race of the same name, Chopard is commemorating their partnership and involvement as the official timekeeper with two new chronographs; the Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2018 Race Edition watches.

the Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2018 Race Edition watches.
the Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2018 Race Edition watches.

The 44.5mm x 14.1mm case will come in two variations; a titanium and steel model, or a titanium and steel version with 18k rose gold accents. Of the two models, surprisingly I’m finding the rose gold model the most attractive, and I rarely vibe with rose gold. Perhaps it’s because of how it meshes well with the replica watches UK blue accents without clashing with the orange ones. The titanium crown features a cool steering wheel motif, and the pushers are shaped like engine pistons, adding to the racing inspiration and providing a nice contrast, especially with the rose gold. The blue bezel features a tachymeter with white indicators and orange markers, making this watch superbly legible.

 The blue bezel features a tachymeter with white indicators and orange markers, making this watch superbly legible.
The blue bezel features a tachymeter with white indicators and orange markers, making this watch superbly legible.

Which brings us to the dial. The chronograph uses a standard 6,9, and 12 o’clock register layout with a date… situation at 3 o’clock, which is really the only part of the watch that I don’t like. I don’t feel like the dial is cluttered or overbearing but the ‘Chopard Monaco Historique Chronometer’ wrapping around the date window with alternating silver-blue-silver colors just feels like an afterthought, especially with the opposite sub-register being a clean silver. Because it is a racing watch and that comes with the territory, I don’t think I would go so far as to say it looks bad, but it does break up the uniformity that I feel makes the watch so appealing.

That said, I don’t feel like it hurts legibility at all. The hands are thick enough to be easily identified at a glance, though the hour hand could be a hair longer, and the orange seconds hand (orange-tipped on the rose-gold model) will be easily identifiable as it sweeps. The applied indices have a nifty cutaway that displays the seconds/minutes and makes the 6, 9, and 12 indices a lot less obviously cut in half to make room for the sub-registers.

the watch will come with a racing perforated leather strap with contrast orange stitching and a matching NATO strap.
the watch will come with a racing perforated leather strap with contrast orange stitching and a matching NATO strap.

The movement is unspecified besides “Mechanical Self-Winding Chronograph Movement” but the dimensions lead me to believe it’s the same movement they’ve used in previous models, which is the ETA Valgranges A07.211 – a modified COSC-certified 7750 and a movement that’s often used in Chopard’s more affordable chronographs. It’s a utilitarian movement that beats at 28,800 vph and features a 46-hour power reserve. The screw down caseback lends the watch 100m of water resistance, and also features a cool Grand Prix de Monaco motif. Additionally, the watch will come with a racing perforated leather strap with contrast orange stitching and a matching NATO strap.

Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Grande Complication Watch Hands-On

Released last year at SIHH 2015, the Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication made a powerful debut, claiming the title of the most complicated Cartier watch ever produced. After numerous impressive and unique ventures dedicated to pushing the boundaries of watchmaking – just think of the Cartier ID2 watch with a vacuum inside its case or this Astrocalendaire – Cartier really is flexing its muscles here in an effort to show off its capabilities and knowhow in more traditional segments of haute horlogerie. The result is a symphony of 578 parts that took five years to develop and required fifteen weeks to complete.

The result is a symphony of 578 parts that took five years to develop and required fifteen weeks to complete.
The result is a symphony of 578 parts that took five years to develop and required fifteen weeks to complete.

To really appreciate how far Cartier has come as a watch manufacturer, let’s take a brief look at the company’s history. The Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Grande Complication is supposed to act as a critical marker on the timeline of the brand and its evolution from jewelry maker to one that also produces some of finer replica Cartier watches mechanical watches out there. Cartier has been designing high-end jewelry for nearly 170 years, and they have been in the watch game for a bit shorter time than that, since the introduction of the square-bezeled Santos pilot watch (reviewed here) from 1904. Since then, Cartier’s mechanical watches have used movements made by the likes of Jaeger (since 1937, known as Jaeger-LeCoultre), Audemars Piguet, Piaget, and of course, ETA.

To eventually be able to offer a wider range of its watches with in-house manufactured calibers, Cartier has established its state-of-the-art manufacture in La-Chaux-de-Fonds in 2001, and expanded it further in 2007, so that this vertically integrated facility (meaning that the absolute majority of necessary components are made here) also features timepiece research and development  best watches UK departments. In that same year, Cartier’s parent company, Richemont SA, purchased the Geneva-based facilities of Manufacture Roger Dubuis, a producer of Geneva Seal movements. Because for a movement to be awarded the Geneva Seal it not only has to meet certain strict aesthetic (and now, timekeeping) requirements, but the movement itself also has to be manufactured in the canton of Geneva, Cartier moved ten of its master watchmakers into the facility.

the movement itself also has to be manufactured in the canton of Geneva, Cartier moved ten of its master watchmakers into the facility.
the movement itself also has to be manufactured in the canton of Geneva, Cartier moved ten of its master watchmakers into the facility.

This leads us to the Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication because it is this latter facility where all the pieces of its movement fall into place. The 9406 MC movement inside comprises 578 components, with each movement requiring ten weeks to decorate all its parts to the Geneva Seal standard and another five weeks to assemble.

Features include a flying tourbillon, perpetual calendar, and a minute repeater, any one of which, taken on its own, is an impressive horological feat. While there is no consensus or golden rule to follow on this, generally speaking, for a watch to be called a Grand Complication, its set of features has to include one of each of the following complications: an astronomical complication (perpetual calendar, for example), a chiming complication (minute repeater, sonnerie) and a stopwatch function (chronograph or split-second chronograph).

a chiming complication (minute repeater, sonnerie) and a stopwatch function (chronograph or split-second chronograph).
a chiming complication (minute repeater, sonnerie) and a stopwatch function (chronograph or split-second chronograph).

This piece we are looking at is indeed very complicated but, in the traditional sense, misses out on being a grand complication by not having some sort of a chronograph function. Is that really an issue or a deal-breaker on the most complicated Cartier watch ever made? Surely not – especially when we consider that Cartier has managed to package all of the 9406 MC’s complications in a skeletonized movement that measures a mere 5.5 millimeters thick. That is remarkably thin and is partly achieved by using a micro rotor for the caliber’s automatic winding in lieu of a full-size rotor.

Omega Speedmaster White Side Of The Moon Watch Watch Releases

2015 is certainly the year of the ceramic Speedmaster at Omega – and we aren’t complaining. This bright, white little number is the new Omega Speedmaster White Side Of The Moon. In 2013, Omega released the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon (aBlogtoWatch review here) that was a surprise (and enduring) hit that put the newer Omega Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronograph watch with the in-house made 9300 movement in an all black ceramic case. The Omega Dark Side Of The Moon was sporty, stealthy, and very sexy – quickly becoming “the” Omega to have, even for people who were not traditionally Omega fans.

Omega Speedmaster White Side Of The Moon Watch Watch Releases
Omega Speedmaster White Side Of The Moon Watch Watch Releases

So what was Omega replica watches going to do with this success? Look to more sides of the moon, of course. Last year in 2014, Omega released the plasma-gray ceramic version of the Speedmaster with the Omega Speedmaster Gray Side Of The Moon (hands-on here). Note that the Omega Speedmaster Gray Side Of The Moon was initially called the “Lunar Dust.” It naturally means that for 2015, we get the Omega Speedmaster White Side Of The Moon in white ceramic. It is cool enough that I don’t even think it matters that there isn’t really a “white” side of the moon. I would have preferred “Speedmaster Light Side Of The Moon.” Oh well, it doesn’t change this interesting, summery sport watch.

The Omega Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronograph isn’t new to white ceramic, actually, but hopefully, the Omega Speedmaster White Side Of The Moon will do better than the last one. In 2012, Omega debuted a white version of the replica watches  uk Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronograph watch (hands-on here) that I understand was never commercially released. I really like that model, but agree that the Omega Speedmaster White Side Of The Moon that matches the white ceramic dial and bezel insert with a fully white zirconium oxide case does it even better. It is entirely possible that in 2012 the world simply wasn’t ready yet for a white Speedmaster. My understanding is that, since then, it has finally become cool to wear white men’s sports watches (which I’ve personally been saying is cool for over five years now – so, pat on the back, Ariel).

Omega Speedmaster White Side Of The Moon Watch Watch Releases
Omega Speedmaster White Side Of The Moon Watch Watch Releases

The Omega Speedmaster White Side Of The Moon Watch comes in the same 44.25mm-wide case size as the rest of the Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronograph collection. The white ceramic face is fitted with 18k white gold hands and hour markers (over time, they end up looking better than steel). Unlike the 2012 white Speedmaster watch, the Omega Speedmaster White Side Of The Moon has some welcome bits of red on the dial – which is a minor, albeit welcome design choice that I like. Too much monochronism isn’t always good.

Inside the Speedmaster White Side Of The Moon is the in-house made Omega caliber 9300 automatic chronograph movement with a two register right subdial that allows it to track up to 12 hours with the chronograph between only two subdials. It has the date at 6 o’clock, and the beautifully decorated movement is visible through the bowl-style sapphire crystal caseback – one of the best executions of such in the business. Attached to the case is a white alligator strap with some red stitching in the lining. I certainly think this is a cool look, but with the three versions there may just be too much choice in the ceramic Omega Speedmaster collection, unless you have enough money to buy them all.

Omega Speedmaster White Side Of The Moon Watch Watch Releases
Omega Speedmaster White Side Of The Moon Watch Watch Releases

Sadly, it does not appear as though Omega has included Master Co-Axial anti-magnetic properties into the caliber 9300 movement family yet – something that we have been promised will happen by 2017. The Speedmaster White Side Of The Moon is a really good looking follow-up to the original Dark and Grey Side versions – a testament to the fact that the Speedmaster is one of the most versatile and aesthetically durable watches ever. Price for this reference 311.93.44.51.04.002 Omega Speedmaster White Side Of The Moon watch is 10,800 Swiss Francs – the same as the “DSotM”.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark Edition XVIII ‘Laureus Sport For Good Foundation’

IWC replique montres a établi un partenariat avec la Fondation Laureus Sport for Good pour la 12e fois afin de lancer la montre «Laureus Sport for Good Foundation» de la marque du XVIIIe pilote de l’IWC. Annoncée lors des Laureus World Sports Awards 2018 à Monaco, l’édition limitée à 1500 exemplaires présente un boîtier en céramique noire avec le cadran bleu Sunburst de l’édition Laureus. Une veille de la CBI a été réalisée pour Laureus (une organisation caritative de sport dédiée à l’aide aux enfants défavorisés du monde entier) et c’est la suite de l’édition de l’année dernière, Da Vinci Chronograph.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark Edition XVIII ‘Laureus Sport For Good Foundation’Cette édition partage les mêmes dimensions que le modèle standard XVIII
IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark Edition XVIII ‘Laureus Sport For Good Foundation’Cette édition partage les mêmes dimensions que le modèle standard XVIII

replique montres pas cher IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark Edition XVIII ‘Laureus Sport For Good Foundation’Cette édition partage les mêmes dimensions que le modèle standard XVIII, un boîtier de 41 mm à une hauteur de 11 mm, avec une cosse de 51 mm. À l’intérieur du Mark XVIII se trouve le calibre IWC 35111, un mouvement automatique basé sur la Sellita SW300-1. En véritable état de veille, le mouvement est recouvert d’une enveloppe en fer qui le protège du magnétisme. Poursuivant leurs efforts pour utiliser la céramique dans leurs valises et suivant la tendance à la céramique en Suisse, IWC a choisi de présenter un boîtier en céramique noire sur cette édition spéciale, créant un look noir jais qui permet au cadran bleu de se démarquer de la céramique.

La montre viendra également sur un bracelet en cuir de veau embossé, en noir bien sûr.
La montre viendra également sur un bracelet en cuir de veau embossé, en noir bien sûr.

La couronne en titane, qui n’est pas de couleur assortie ou revêtue de DLC, est en contradiction avec ce look noir de jais, et perturbe le style sombre de la montre. J’aurais aimé voir IWC tenter davantage de fusionner la couronne avec l’affaire plutôt que de la laisser telle quelle. Le fond du boîtier en titane est une gravure soumise à IWC dans le cadre de son concours de dessin annuel qu’ils accueillent avec la Fondation Laureus Sport for Good, avec pour thème «le temps d’être en bonne santé». La montre viendra également sur un bracelet en cuir de veau embossé, en noir bien sûr.

il est agréable de voir la communauté du luxe venir soutenir ce qui est légitimement une bonne cause. un pouce en l'air là-bas.
il est agréable de voir la communauté du luxe venir soutenir ce qui est légitimement une bonne cause. un pouce en l’air là-bas.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark Edition XVIII ‘Laureus Sport For Good Foundation’Les caisses en céramique ont certainement été «in» au cours des deux dernières années et il semble que IWC souhaite rester pertinente dans la course aux armements en céramique en Suisse. Je considère généralement ces collaborations à but non lucratif comme une opportunité de marketing pour la marque horlogère, plutôt que pour le bénéfice de la fondation, mais néanmoins, il est agréable de voir la communauté du luxe venir soutenir ce qui est légitimement une bonne cause. un pouce en l’air là-bas.

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18CT gold
Model features
Rolex replica watches has a dedicated foundry to develop high quality 18ct gold alloy. Different types of 18ct gold can be extracted by mixing different amounts of silver, copper, platinum or palladium: gold, pink gold or white gold. All raw materials are made of highly pure metal. Before the gold is formed, it must be carefully tested by the advanced equipment in the self-operated laboratory, and each process is meticulous. Since the beginning of the production, the pursuit of perfection is the consistent insistence of Rolex.

Since the beginning of the production, the pursuit of perfection is the consistent insistence of Rolex.
Since the beginning of the production, the pursuit of perfection is the consistent insistence of Rolex.

Blue dial
Model features
The Celini calendar-shaped radiant dial not only pays homage to the eternal rules of traditional watchmaking, but also reinterprets the essence of the watch in an elegant contemporary style. The long hour mark is divided into two by the minute track, and the minute track leans toward the center of the dial, close to the end of the pointer. Like all Rolex watches, the hour markers and the Rolex crown logo are made of 18ct gold.

 Like all Rolex watches, the hour markers and the Rolex crown logo are made of 18ct gold.
Like all Rolex watches, the hour markers and the Rolex crown logo are made of 18ct gold.

Leather strap
Model features
For the purest traditional style, the Celini calendar features a fish-lined alligator strap with stitched trim and an 18ct gold buckle that contrasts with the case gold.

The classic circular design with a diameter of 39 mm is the traditional symbol of the Celini calendar,
The classic circular design with a diameter of 39 mm is the traditional symbol of the Celini calendar,

Around the clock, full of elegance
Model features
The classic circular design with a diameter of 39 mm is the traditional symbol of the Celini calendar, while the detailed shell ear, polished finish, and double outer ring with a round outer ring and a triangular pit outer ring make the watch More unique. With simple and elegant lines, noble and magnificent materials, and exquisite and luxurious decoration, each detail conforms to the rules of watchmaking. On the one hand, it returns to the classical roots, on the other hand, it reinterprets the essence and perfect harmony in a modern way. With this extraordinary timepiece’s self-winding chronograph movement, the pointer shaped like a double-edged sword can operate accurately every minute, every second.

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Platinum
Model features
Platinum is rare and rare, and its silver-white color and shiny luster are particularly eye-catching. Platinum is one of the world’s highest and heaviest metals, with unique chemical and physical properties such as extreme corrosion resistance. Despite this, the texture of platinum is very soft, elastic and malleable, making the processing and polishing process extremely difficult, and only skilled personnel can control it. Rolex has consistently used 950 platinum, which contains 950 ‰ (thousandths of a percent) platinum, carefully cast by Rolex’s top metal craftsmen.

Rolex has consistently used 950 platinum, which contains 950 ‰ (thousandths of a percent) platinum, carefully cast by Rolex's top metal craftsmen.
Rolex has consistently used 950 platinum, which contains 950 ‰ (thousandths of a percent) platinum, carefully cast by Rolex’s top metal craftsmen.

Ice blue dial
Model features
The unique Rolex replica watch dial makes the watch easier to identify and easier to read. The hour markers are made of 18 ct gold that lasts for a long time. Rolex designs and manufactures each Rolex dial in its own factory. Most of the processes are carried out by hand and are perfect.

Headband strap
Model features
The design, development and production of the Rolex straps and buckles, as well as the rigorous testing required to pass, are fully applied to advanced technology. Like other components of the watch, the strap and the buckle will also be checked by a person to ensure that the product is beautiful. The headgear strap is equipped with three rows of semi-circular links, specially designed for the type perpetual motion calendar type watch introduced in 1956. This strap is crafted from carefully selected precious metals for an elegant and comfortable fit.

 This strap is crafted from carefully selected precious metals for an elegant and comfortable fit.
This strap is crafted from carefully selected precious metals for an elegant and comfortable fit.

3255 movement

Model features
The Day of the Week Calendar 40 features a new generation of 3255 calibre developed entirely by Rolex, demonstrating exceptional precision timepieces. This self-winding mechanical movement is the pinnacle of watchmaking. This 14-issency calibre excels in precision, power reserve, shock and anti-magnetic performance, wearing comfort and reliability, and perfectly demonstrates Rolex’s superb technology.

The Day of the Week Calendar 40 features a new generation of 3255 calibre developed entirely by Rolex
The Day of the Week Calendar 40 features a new generation of 3255 calibre developed entirely by Rolex

MONDAY, LUNDI
Model features
The week-old calendar watch, which was introduced in 1956, achieved a remarkable innovation: it was the world’s first watch with a calendar window and a full-write week on the dial. The calendar of the week is widely favored by multinational leaders, and the week is available in a variety of languages.

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Eternal rose gold
Model features
In order to maintain the beauty of the watch, Rolex created 18ct eternal rose gold in its foundry and patented the pink alloy. Since its launch in 2005, 18ct Eternal Rose Gold has been used to make all Rolex replica watches in pink gold.

In order to maintain the beauty of the watch, Rolex created 18ct eternal rose gold in its foundry and patented the pink alloy.
In order to maintain the beauty of the watch, Rolex created 18ct eternal rose gold in its foundry and patented the pink alloy.

Chocolate dial
Model features
The unique Rolex watch dial makes the watch easier to identify and easier to read. The hour markers are made of 18 ct gold that lasts for a long time. Rolex designs and manufactures each Rolex dial in its own factory. Most of the processes are carried out by hand and are perfect.

Leather strap
Model features
The strap of the new week calendar watch combines comfortable, luxurious crocodile leather with the new 18ct gold crown buckle that is easy to use. This discount is easy to use and the strap length can be easily adjusted with a belt buckle.

The strap of the new week calendar watch combines comfortable
The strap of the new week calendar watch combines comfortable

3155 movement
Model features
Week Calendar Type 36 The 3155 self-winding mechanical movement, fully developed by Rolex, is equipped with a day and date dial unit. Like all Rolex constant-core cores, the 3155 calibre is also certified by the Swiss Official Accreditation Timepiece, which is awarded to precision watches that have passed the Swiss Precision Timepiece Test Center (COSC). This movement is constructed in the same way as all -type movements with unmatched reliability.

The calendar of the week is widely favored by multinational leaders, and the week is available in a variety of languages.
The calendar of the week is widely favored by multinational leaders, and the week is available in a variety of languages.

MONDAY, LUNDI
Model features
The week-old calendar watch, which was introduced in 1956, achieved a remarkable innovation: it was the world’s first watch with a calendar window and a full-write week on the dial. The calendar of the week is widely favored by multinational leaders, and the week is available in a variety of languages.

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18 CT GOLD
Model features
By operating its own exclusive foundry, Rolex has the unrivalled ability to cast the highest quality 18 ct gold alloys. According to the proportion of silver, copper, platinum or palladium added, different types of 18 ct gold are obtained: yellow, pink or white. They are made with only the purest metals and meticulously inspected in an in-house laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment, before the gold is formed and shaped with the same painstaking attention to quality. Rolex’s commitment to excellence begins at the source.

the gold is formed and shaped with the same painstaking attention to quality. Rolex's commitment to excellence begins at the source.
the gold is formed and shaped with the same painstaking attention to quality. Rolex’s commitment to excellence begins at the source.

RHODIUM DIAL
Model features
The dial is the distinctive face of a Rolex replica watch, the feature most responsible for its identity and readability. Characterised by hour markers fashioned from 18 ct gold to prevent tarnishing, every Rolex dial is designed and manufactured in-house, largely by hand to ensure perfection.

The Pearlmaster bracelet is always fitted with a concealed Crownclasp.
The Pearlmaster bracelet is always fitted with a concealed Crownclasp.

PEARLMASTER BRACELET
Model features
The design, development and production of Rolex bracelets and clasps, as well as the stringent tests they face, involve advanced high technology. And, as with all the components of the watch, aesthetic controls by the human eye guarantee impeccable beauty. Both sensual and sophisticated, this solid gold bracelet with rounded five-piece links was created in 1992 for the launch of the Pearlmaster model. The Pearlmaster bracelet is always fitted with a concealed Crownclasp.

2235 MOVEMENT
Model features
This model is equipped with calibre 2235, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 2235 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. Its architecture, in common with all Oyster watch movements, makes it singularly reliable.

Its architecture, in common with all Oyster watch movements, makes it singularly reliable.
Its architecture, in common with all Oyster watch movements, makes it singularly reliable.

THE CYCLOPS LENS
Model features
The Cyclops lens enhances the date aperture, magnifying the date display for easy reading. It is one of the most distinctive Rolex features, and one of the most recognisable.

Les Artisans De Genève Tribute To Rolex Daytona 6263 Watch

Les Artisans de Genève is a new company that focuses on recreating classic watches from the past, but updating and personalising them where they see fit. There is no doubt in my mind as to the quality of their work, or the qualifications of their artisans, but this is a novel practice that I imagine will divide the community down the middle. Using a base model from a brand’s current range, elements of the case, movement, and dial are modified or replaced in homage to an old, out-of-production model. Their first piece – Les Artisans de Genève Tribute to Rolex Daytona 6263 replica watches – takes inspiration from one of Rolex‘s most iconic models, but brings it back to life and up-to-date, in their own way.

This is the first watch from Les Artisans de Genève, and it is available with either a black or white dial.
This is the first watch from Les Artisans de Genève, and it is available with either a black or white dial.

This is the first watch from Les Artisans de Genève, and it is available with either a black or white dial. These watches, produced in seriously limited runs, start life as a Rolex Daytona 116520 before being transformed into a ticker from antiquity. Before I delve into the specifics of this watch and how these craftspeople have simultaneously changed and stayed true to the Rolex Daytona 6263 in the creation of this homage, I feel it would be beneficial to place this company in the wider context of watchmaking and ask whether we have seen anything like this before.

When I first read the press release, I thought I was looking at the proposal for a Swiss-based Bamford Watch Department, but that’s not the case at all. This company takes a different tack to the concept of customisation of a Rolex in the style of Bamford or Made Worn (this Rolex Milgauss by Made Worn is still my favourite Rolex ever). This is more like an homage, with a restoration to make the watch a contemporary piece. It kind of reminds me of ICON Automative and what they do with cars.

This is more like an homage, with a restoration to make the watch a contemporary piece.
This is more like an homage, with a restoration to make the watch a contemporary piece.

Getting to the nitty-gritty… The original Rolex Daytona Big Red 6263, released in 1967, was powered by a Valjoux 75. That was a manual movement. This version features a modified 4130 base calibre, an automatic movement. Two major customisations have been made by Les Artisans de Genève to put their stamp on the project: a nicely decorated 22 carat gold rotor weight bearing their name has replaced the standard oscillator; additionally, a gold balance bridge has been installed, changing the overall appearance of the calibre.

The Rolex Daytona 6263, takes its “Big Red” nickname from the large, red Daytona that curves around the top of the six o’clock sub-dial, and this was essential for Les Artisans de Genève to get right. Reputedly, the team spent over two years researching its nuances, and the combined efforts of nine craftsman over a 78-hour period were required to assemble the dial. The dial and the updated hands (which are not identical to the original, but a nice evolution) offer exceptional legibility, and are the epitome of a racing chronograph when paired together.

 The sleek form is complemented by the bakelite bezel, which mirrors the fashions of 1970.
The sleek form is complemented by the bakelite bezel, which mirrors the fashions of 1970.

Other exterior modifications include the hand-made “push-pump” pusher pieces, which still guarantee water resistance to 100m, but also offer a smooth look and feel during operation. The sleek form is complemented by the bakelite bezel, which mirrors the fashions of 1970. These days, we’re used to seeing steel, aluminium, or ceramic as the main material for bezel inserts. This material gives a really vintage, authentic feel to the piece, and was worth the necromancy it must have taken to resurrect the almost forgotten skill of working bakelite into a luxury product.

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18 CT GOLD
Model features
By operating its own exclusive foundry, Rolex replica watches has the unrivalled ability to cast the highest quality 18 ct gold alloys. According to the proportion of silver, copper, platinum or palladium added, different types of 18 ct gold are obtained: yellow, pink or white. They are made with only the purest metals and meticulously inspected in an in-house laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment, before the gold is formed and shaped with the same painstaking attention to quality. Rolex’s commitment to excellence begins at the source.

WHITE DIAL
Model features
The dial is the distinctive face of a Rolex watch, the feature most responsible for its identity and readability. Characterised by hour markers fashioned from 18 ct gold to prevent tarnishing, every Rolex dial is designed and manufactured in-house, largely by hand to ensure perfection.

THE PRESIDENT BRACELET
Model features
The design, development and production of Rolex bracelets and clasps, as well as the stringent tests they face, involve advanced high technology. And, as with all the components of the watch, aesthetic controls by the human eye guarantee impeccable beauty. The President bracelet, with its semi-circular three piece links, was created in 1956 for the launch of the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date. It represents the ultimate in refinement and comfort and is always made of carefully selected precious metals.

3255 MOVEMENT
Model features
The Day-Date 40 is equipped with a new-generation movement, calibre 3255, entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex for a superlative level of performance. This self-winding mechanical movement is at the forefront of the art of watchmaking. A consummate demonstration of Rolex technology, with 14 patents, it offers fundamental gains in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetism, ease of use and reliability.

MONDAY, LUNDI
Model features
Initially presented in 1956, the Day-Date was a world first. The first watch to indicate the day of the week spelt out in full. Worn by many world leaders, the Day-Date is available with a bespoke day display in a wide choice of languages.