The annual drop from Swiss replica Rolex UK, which now takes place at Watches and Wonders, ranged from the somewhat predictable to the totally unexpected, with the biggest surprise of all being the unveiling of a left-handed (ie, intended to be worn on the right wrist) cheap fake GMT-Master II. If no one saw this coming, nor would they probably have imagined that the process not only involved reversing the calibre – which isn’t anything like easy as simply flipping it over, but involves some major re-engineering – and placing the crown on the left of the case, but also re-locating the date window and its cyclops eye to the 9 o’ clock position. If the end result still looks frankly weird, as if the whole copy watch were upside down, it’s also unusually audacious – and the fact that this newcomer’s bezel carries the Crown’s first ever green-and-black insert means this destro GMT may well be found on more left wrists than right ones (assuming, of course, it’s possible to get hold of one in the rush).
If there were pre-show whispers that the time-only Air-King might disappear entirely from the UK perfect replica Rolex line-up, nothing of the sort happened. Instead, what’s possibly the least-appreciated of the brand’s products received a makeover that brings it into line with its other tool super clone watches, the most noticeable change being the provision of crown guards.
As for the controversial dial, which mixes Explorer-style applied numerals at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock with minute numbers at five-minute intervals, the addition of an “0” to the orphan “5” at the 1 o’clock position fixes a much-needed visual imbalance. Further deepening the luxury fake Rolex Air-King’s appeal is the adoption of the self-winding Perpetual calibre 3230, which boosts its power reserve from the former 48 hours to the current Rolex norm of 70.
The addition of a fluted bezel and case in 950 platinum to the Swiss movement fake Rolex Day-Date collection makes this poshest of Rolexes rather more imperial than its “president” nickname suggests – and so the proles will know your opulent new super clone watch has been hewn from that most noble metal, it also comes with the signature ice-blue dial, as well as applied Roman hour markers. Naturally it comes on a three-link President bracelet, also in full platinum, of course.
Also among the novelties are two new cheap fake Rolex Yacht-Masters, both in precious metals and each featuring black Oysterflex straps. The first, with a unidirectional diver-style bezel, comes in a luxurious 42mm yellow-gold with black dial and bezel, while the even more luxurious Rolex Yacht-Master 40 replica for men, which is clearly more St Barts than Solent, forgoes all pretence at tool-watch practicality by sprinkling its white-gold case and studding its bezel with a dazzling array of diamonds and sapphires.
And then there are the expected revisions to the Date-Just collection – or, more specifically, to the ladies’ knockoff Rolex Date-Just 31, which gets new floral-relief dials in blue,olive green and silver, with a tiny diamond forming the pistil of each bloom. Each colour comes with a specific case/bracelet material – blue with white Rolesor, a fluted bezel and and Oyster bracelet; green with yellow gold, a diamond-set bezel and President bracelet; and silver with Everose Rolesor, a diamond-set bezel and Jubilee bracelet. All three high quality replica watches are powered by the self-winding Perpetual calibre 2236, which provides a reserve of 50 hours.