Batman on Tour: Testing the Rolex GMT-Master II Replica Watches UK Online

Rolex replica watches online has updated its popular travel watch, the GMT-Master II, in steel with its blue-and-black “Batman” bezel. We tested one of the first pieces available with a Jubilee bracelet and a new movement in this feature from the WatchTime archives (original photos by Marcus Krüger).

The blue-and-black color combination on the bezel of this black dial copy Rolex GMT-Master II led its fans to call it “Batman.” The current version with a Jubilee bracelet and a new movement was introduced in 2019. Its predecessor with these same colors appeared in 2013, and was the first Rolex model with a two-tone ceramic bezel. This particular color combination did not exist previously.

The first GMT-Master II of 1954 sported the blue-and-red 24-hour scale and was later called “Pepsi” because of this color combination. These colors were first selected to more clearly distinguish between the day and night hours in the second time zone. These and other specifications originated from Pan Am Airways, who requested the model. New jet airplanes were making intercontinental flights shorter and more popular, and with the increasing number of flights came a rise in the desire for high quality copy Rolex watches with a dual time zone. The popularity of the GMT-Master grew from its pilots’-watch flair and its colorful and immediately recognizable bezel. Later, there were more reserved versions like the black-and-red “Coke” model.

Today the high quality Rolex GMT-Master II replica watches in steel is offered in two versions that differ only in the color of their bezels: the Pepsi and the Batman, our test watch. Both feature a new movement and the five-row Jubilee bracelet that was once reserved for Datejust models only. Rolex previously equipped the GMT-Master II with the sportier three-row Oyster bracelet on the gold and Rolesor (steel and gold) GMT-Master II models. Rolex clone designed the Jubilee bracelet in 1945 for the Datejust; but as early as 1959, the GMT-Master was also available with an optional Jubilee bracelet. Like the Oyster bracelet for the GMT-Master II, the inner links are polished and the outer links have a brushed finish.
The Jubilee bracelet is very comfortable to wear. Its small links lie snugly and do not pull delicate wrist hair. The Oyster bracelet is also comfortable thanks to its curved links. The bracelet and the case are still made of non-corrosive 904L stainless steel, which Rolex has recently begun calling “Oystersteel.”

Secure Lock
Rolex does not pair an Oyster clasp with the Jubilee bracelet here as it does with the Datejust watches but instead uses the Oysterlock folding clasp like it does on its sport models. It has an additional safety bar but looks very similar – both have the Easylink extension that can lengthen the bracelet by up to 5 mm. This practical mechanism is helpful when higher temperatures or physical activity may cause wrist size to increase. A half link can be folded out from the clasp to make the bracelet longer with no obvious difference in its appearance.

The high-quality clasp on the Jubilee bracelet is nearly perfect, both in its workmanship and in its ease of operation. The fold-out safety bar blends in when shut. Opening the safety bar by lifting the Rolex crown reveals a lever that is also easy to lift for opening the clasp fully.
The winding crown is also simple to use to wind the replica watch after unscrewing it from its locked position. In the first pulled position, the normal hour hand can be advanced forward or back in hourly increments to set a new zone time. The date will also follow in either direction. In the second pulled position, the minutes hand can be adjusted (and with it, the 24-hour and the normal hour hand). Thus, the 24-hour hand is best used for the home time and/or for the GMT for pilots, while the normal hour hand shows the local time. The GMT-Master II is well known for this practical travel watch function. Many other watch manufacturers offer only a quick adjustment of the 24-hour hand, which is inconvenient when traveling.

In addition, with the Rolex GMT-Master II fake uk, it is possible to set another time zone temporarily using the bezel. For example, if you are in the U.S. and are working with a company in Europe, simply turn the bezel so that the GMT-Master II shows the time in the desired time zone to know the availability of your business contact at a glance. All in all, the GMT-Master II offers extremely useful time zone functions.

Rolex Research
At its beginning, in 1954, the bezel of the GMT-Master II was made of Plexiglas and the color and the white scale were printed on the underside. From 1959 to 2007, Rolex produced the bezel in aluminum, with the colors applied via an anodizing process. This was followed by a track made of zirconium oxide ceramic and with it, problems with the color. Monochromatic bezels were standard since two-tone tracks appeared to be a technical impossibility. But Rolex persisted in its research and found a solution for the first Batman by 2013. It developed and patented a process for the monobloc bezel that added a metallic salt on one half of the bezel prior to heat treatment in a kiln. The final colors were produced by sintering in a kiln at 1,600 degrees Celsius for more than 24 hours.
A second problem was achieving the desired red color for the blue-and-red Pepsi bezel, since there is no mineral-based pigment that produces a rich red. After years of research, top quality copy Rolex came to rely on a ceramic based on aluminum oxide and added chromium oxide, magnesium oxide and a rare-earth oxide to produce the red half of the ceramic bezel. For the blue color, one half of the bezel was saturated again with a metallic salt solution prior to sintering.

Swiss-Made UK Replica Rolex Day-Date Ref. 1803 in yellow gold (approximately $14,000)

Why it’s cool: The perfect replica Rolex Day-Date ref.1803 has been a classic since it debuted in 1956. It was the ultimate dress watch, loved by power brokers including Presidents Johnson and Kennedy, which is how it got its nickname (the President). It’s characterized by its roll-linked bracelet, day at 12 o’clock, and date at 3 o’clock. My favorite reference is the well-balanced 1803 from the 1960s, with a pie pan dial and stick indexes.

The only thing to note about the Rolex ref.1803 fake with gold case is it’s a non-quick-set date, which takes FOREVER to set if you aren’t wearing it every day. There are three ways to get past this, including an excellently lazy solution, which is to wait an entire month to wear it after it’s stopped, so you can pick it up where you left off. Alternatively, set the day and date between ten and two o’clock. Or just buy a newer reference with a quick-set date, for instance, the 18238 launched in 1988. With the later references like the 18078, you get stuff like bark-finishes which are niche but very cool.

Why it’s expensive: It’s Rolex, duh. And a timeless model that holds its value especially well. Day-Dates are only made in precious metals – white gold, rose gold, yellow gold, or platinum. (There are a couple of vintage steel versions floating around, but they are impossible to find and impossibly expensive.) All of which justifies prices varying from $9,000 to $14,000 depending on condition for vintage Day-Dates. If you’re talking modern, you’re going to be up there in the $33,000-plus range. But for all its pedigree, the high quality fake Rolex Day-Date has some caveats.

Look for a bracelet that’s original and that has enough links to fit (because once the older bracelets are shortened, they’re shortened for good). And be sure yours isn’t stretched out like an old sock, which is a tragic thing that can happen. On the bright side, Day-Dates are easier to find than a lot of Swiss movement clone Rolex models – we often carry vintage models in our Shop (sometimes with the days en español), and so does our new partner Crown & Caliber.

Antiques Roadshow guest in tears over dad’s best uk Rolex replica watch bombshell

The male guest carried two extra straps and an invoice along with his late dad’s Rolex replica which he purchased for £132 in 1972.

The guest said: “He bought it for himself in 1972, when I was seven and me, my mum, my dad and my brother went to Birmingham to buy it.”

He was left speechless as expert Richard Price told him the watch was worth around the £20,000 mark.

With shock written all over his face, he turned to his family and said: “It means absolutely everything to me, it’s part of my dad. Very, very special watch that is, and it will be forever.”

Richard said the straps alone are worth a “chunk of money”.
His late dad gave the Swiss movement Rolex Submariner copy watch to him months before he passed away.

The guest noted: “My dad, he loved this programme and he would have loved to see his watch on here but he wouldn’t have cared what it was worth.”

Fans took to Twitter to share their emotional reactions.One said: “The emotion of the guy knowing how much his late father’s steel fake Rolex Submariner is worth and his son’s face seeing his dad react like that is proper #antiquesroadshow.”
A second wrote: “Wow. That man only just did not cry. But £20k for a 50-year-old watch… pretty amazing!”

Another said: “Dad over the moon with the watch valuation.”

Richard explained: “Within that 10 year period this watch was made with six different types of dial but the important thing to see is that yours has feet first.”

Second Hand for 50 Grand guest open-mouthed after banking HUGE six-figure profit on rare uk Rolex replica watch

A SECOND Hand for 50 Grand guest was left open-mouthed after banking a HUGE six-figure profit on a rare luxury Rolex Daytona replica watch.

Wednesday’s edition of the Channel 4 show saw founder of second-hand luxury retailer Xupes, Joe McKenzie, meet with long-term client and former insurance broker Mark and his wife Erin.
Mark was looking to get rid of a rare Rolex watch which he had bought for £60,000 six years ago.

Joe was joined by watch expert Meghan Young to examine the Swiss movement Rolex Daytona copy watch, which is known as the Paul Newman after the iconic actor who wore it.

Joe told the camera: “There is a lot of pressure when you’re buying items of this value if you make a mistake you could lose a lot of money.

“My biggest loss was when I bought a watch, I didn’t research it properly and lost £10,000.”
After Megan and Joe had checked out the watch and its mechanisms, Joe told the couple: “The dial is one of the nicest I’ve seen.

“Movement correct, serial numbers correct, we would be happy to offer £160,000 for the watch.”

Mark’s eyes widened before he said he was “more than happy with” the price and would like to part exchange the cheap replica watch and take two other watches Joe had brought along.

Joe replied: “I would be happy for you to have those at £65,000 for the pair.”
After the sale, Mark said happily: “£95,000 and two watches,” but Erin interjected: “We’re meant to be getting rid of watches.”

Mark was unfazed though and said: ““You’ve got to have one or two, it’s not being greedy, I just love watches.”

Meanwhile the narrator revealed that Joe would be able to sell the watch on to one of his other high profile clients for £250,000.