The Rolex Submariner is perhaps the most recognized watch in the whole world. This bestseller is acknowledged as one of the most stylish and edgy designs and it impresses with its outstanding water resistance. At first it was constructed as a diving watch destined to serve as a time keeping device used by divers who plunge into the most extreme depths of the sea, but in time it has won the attention of all watches aficionados on the globe and very rapidly it become a real trend setter.
Now, there isn’t a single person who has some basic knowledge about watches that does not recognize the iconic and unique appearance of the Rolex Submariner. Frankly, the basic design didn’t change that much over the years. It has kept the same elegant lines and sporty dial, and only the colors and materials used have varied. A model that preserves the dynamic and outgoing style of the Rolex Submariner while mixing it with a little old fashioned elegance is the silver and gold version with its conservatory black dial. This is perfect for sophisticated business men that have an edgy darker side craving for the dangerous pleasures of extreme sports.
The black dial is styled up with the large Rolex Submariner hour markers made from luminescent coating. These particular indexes are identical to the ones of the authentic Rolex: the 12 o’clock marker is shaped as a whitish triangle, the 6 and 9 o’clock marker is a thick white line, the 3 o’clock marker is replaced by the 2.5X magnifying lens, while the other indexes are shaped as dots. All of them have a gold metallic boarder that brings an extra touch of refinement. The seconds indexes are small and thin gold color lines. On the dial we find the following printed golden markings” ROLEX Oyster Perpetual Date”, “Submariner 1000ft=300mSuperlative Chronometer Officially Certified” and a Rolex crown logo under the 12 o’clock marker.
A beautiful sapphire crystal is placed over the dial, a sapphire crystal that has the small Rolex crown laser etched over the 6 o’clock position and the Cyclops lens over the date magnifying the number by 2.5X. The sapphire crystal is scratch proof and very resistant to powerful shocks. All around the crystal there is a black and gold rotating ceramic bezel with the regular white dot placed in the middle of the gold triangle at 12 o’clock and printed indexes. The bezel rotates unidirectional and has 120 clicks.
The case of this Rolex replica watch is made out of solid 440 stainless steel and has a brushed look. It emphasized the overall sporty look of this knockoff watch. On the back there is the usual green hologram sticker that is printed with the serial number. Also, the winding crown is made from full solid stainless steel and gold plated. It feels resistant and it is very easy to use for adjusting the time on the watch. On the top of the winding crown there is the small Rolex logo that authenticates it.
The band of the fake Submariner is made from solid stainless steel as well and the middle part of the links is plated with 18 k gold. The gold is shiny while the silvery stainless steel is brushed. Again, this contrast looks superb and brings an extra pinch of refinement. Just as expected, the links are connected by threaded screws. This makes it very easy for me to remove the unnecessary extra links and adjust the band so it will fit my wrist.
I was delighted to discover that the inside mechanism works very well. I have worn this watch for a couple of weeks now and it keeps very good time. It is quite precise and it does not stop while on my wrist. I take very good care of it and I try to keep it properly wound. Until now this has worked wonders and I am very satisfied with the Japanese automatic movement of this Rolex Submariner imitation. The date is also easy to set and it changes correctly with a gradually movement, not with the instant motion that poorly replicated replicas have.
I have inspected this replica watch very well trying to discover any flaws in its appearance and I was pleasantly impressed with how accurate it reproduces the original design. The authenticity markings are all printed correctly: the ROLEX all around the inside of the dial, the serial number between the lugs, on the inside of the dial, the Rolex crown on the sapphire crystal and the logos on the inside of the clasp. Everything is nicely cloned as to fool even the most experienced watch expert.
In conclusion, I am very happy with this replica as it manages to flawlessly replicate the original Rolex Submariner. It has a very good quality inside mechanism that allows it to function correctly, and the outside of the watch is impressive too. The looks, the weight and the feel of this imitation Rolex convinced me that I got my hands on an exact replica of the well-known Submariner with black and silver case.