On the heels of the integrated bracelet mania over the past handful of years, a humble Rolex has found itself in the midst of a comeback. The cheap fake Rolex Oysterquartz was developed in the 1970s while other greats, such as Patek Philippe and Piaget, found themselves suddenly on-board with the Quartz Revolution. Using a new angular case shape with an integrated bracelet that some collectors consider the most comfortable Swiss replica Rolex UK ever produced, a series of Datejusts and Day-Dates hit the Crown’s catalog.
The example we have here takes the classic 1980s two-tone perfect fake Rolex Datejust look and brings in all of the charm of the Oysterquartz platform for a watch that is worthy of a double-take. Take that, Jay-Z: This Rollie does, in fact, tick-tock and is all the better for doing so.
The Full Set – Two-Tone Value And More In shopping the rest of the vintage collection, you will find more two-tone goodness from the king of bi-metal in a 1958 AAA fake Rolex Zephyr Ref. 1008 and other, more niche makers such as Gübelin in this 1960s Ipso-Matic example. Here is where value is at play, even more so than in the more headline-grabbing pieces above.
With all of its ’50s Swiss movement replica Rolex charm and unique design features, the Zephyr does more than most vintage watches in its ability to be dressed up and down with an outfit or setting. At 35mm in case diameter, it just as easily slips under the cuff of an oxford as it wears well with a t-shirt and denim. It is not every day that you will find a high quality replica Rolex with a crosshair feature on the dial, a quirk that is sure to keep you coming back for more.
Today’s model is Michael Caine’s Swiss made replica Rolex Day-Date. Michael Caine doesn’t need to work another day in his life, and apparently he’s finally realizing that. The 88-year-old film legend will be selling off some of his personal effects at an upcoming auction from Bonhams as he and his wife are “downsizing” in order to live at “a more leisurely pace,” per the London auction house.
Sir Michael Caine: The Personal Collection will be sold at Bonhams in London on March 2 and feature a wide-ranging assortment of personal accessories, movie memorabilia and art from the beloved actor, including a luxury fake Rolex UK and a piece by artist Marc Chagall.
“It’s going to be quite a wrench to part with so many treasured parts of my life and career, but it’s the right time to be moving on,” Caine said in a statement. “I hope these mementoes will give their new owners as much pleasure as they have given us.”
The AAA quality replica Rolex in question is an 18k gold Oysterquartz Day-Date ref. 19018, which Caine can be seen wearing in the movie Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, per watch blog Hodinkee. It’s expected to sell for anywhere from $11,000 to $16,000. As for the Chagall, the artwork is called Les amoureux dans l’arbre and expected to fetch the highest price of any single 1:1 copy Rolex Oysterquartz Day-Date , between $41,000 and $68,000.
The rest of the sale includes film posters from movies like Alfie and Zulu, a director’s chair from Get Carter and a portrait of Caine by British artist Lincoln Townley. The proceeds from the latter lot will go to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, a charity for which Bonhams says Michael Caine and his wife Shakira (no, not that one) have been “strong supporters.”