Everything happens in cycles. In the post-World War II era, diamonds were a watch’s best friend, with returning GIs investing in diamond-studded timepieces and Cadillacs to signal they were climbing the social ladder. Even into the disco days, the iced-out best replica watch was a sign that you’d made it.
At other times, in the North American market anyway, precious stone studded dials and bezels were seen as tacky and over the top. But bling is back, baby! One need only look at the waiting lists for replica Rolex’s Day-Date Rainbow or the more recent diamond-set replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36s to prove it.
There are many brands with deep histories of stone setting and jewelry-making. But replica Rolex’s is interesting because while they don’t have the same gemological background, the brand does excel at creating gem-set replica watches that make collectors go crazy.
The history of bejeweled timepieces goes back to the very first wristwatch created by Abraham-Louis Breguet for the Queen of Naples in 1810 and was adorned with diamonds. It took over another century before wristwatches became the norm for men, and, under the influence of celebrities like the Rat Pack’s Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr., guys sought out timepieces with diamond-studded indices and pavé dials.
In the disco era, watch designers like Andrew Grima added other precious and semi-precious stones such as rock crystal, moonstone, smoky quartz, rutilated quartz, aquamarine, citrine, peridot, and green and pink tourmaline. Tiger’s eye, malachite, and lapis lazuli were also used to make colorful dials.
While tastes change over time, the demand for gem-set replica watches has always existed in one market or another. When manufactures shied away from bedazzled timepieces in the 1980s, for example, hip-hop artists turned to jewelers to make after-market modifications to their beloved timepieces. Inspired by rappers, athletes sought out statement watches. Then Wall Street types sought out to emulate their sports heroes, and so on and so forth.
What’s new now is that perfect fake watches set with colorful stones seem to be having a moment across the spectrum of watch enthusiasts. And a lot of this movement can be accredited to Swiss made replica Rolex online.
Gems, They’re Truly Outrageous
When it comes to high-end horology, there is a big difference between factory- and custom-set stones. Factory diamonds are placed in watches by their respective manufacturers during the production process. Custom-set diamonds are installed by a third party after the watch has been fully assembled and already left the factory.
Best UK sale replica Rolex is not the only maison making wrist candy. Nor is it the first. But as the watchmaker with the most brand recognition: When replica Rolex makes a move, the world notices.
That is because, and I don’t know if you’ve noticed this or not, AAA high-quality replica Rolex runs a very controlled ship. For buyers, this means a consistency of quality that not only reassures you that your watch will hold its value as a working instrument but also as an investment. And if you are going to take a sartorial risk on an “Eye of the Tiger” Daytona, you can also be comforted that you won’t get called out because it is the AAA high-quality fake Rolex Daytona.
One small clarification: Even high-quality replica Rolex watches don’t always retain their value, and aftermarket mods can lessen a watch’s resale price – especially if the jeweler doing the customization isn’t that skilled. Luxury replica Rolex knows this; that’s why it has in-house gem-setters in the first place. Perfect replica Rolex wants to protect its legacy.
This Is How They Do It
replica Rolex’s gem-setters don’t always get their due when it comes to the sheer awesomeness of their gem-setting skills, but there’s no denying the craft and quality of replica Rolex’s bejeweled watches. Just look at some of the most talked-about timepieces of the last five years: the luxury replica Rolex Rainbow Cosmograph Daytona.
While replica Rolex produces a relatively small number of gem-set watches each year, the ones they make are executed expertly, using the finest natural gemstones available. I remember when I first held the Rainbow Cosmograph Daytona in my hands at Baselworld 2018 with its bezel set with a gradation of sapphires in rainbow hues. We were told that sourcing a sufficient number of color-matched stones was challenging enough. But to find the full rainbow spectrum of quality sapphires? That required next-level gemological expertise.
The case was further adorned with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds set into the lugs and crown guard, and the dial featured 11 baguette-cut sapphire hour markers, each of which matches the color of the corresponding point on the bezel.
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Beyond matching color, there is also the matter of getting the balance right. Over its long history, 1:1 Swiss movement replica Rolex has produced some eccentric case shapes, but in the modern era, the brand likes to stick to its signature silhouettes. Where it gets playful is with the placement and use of materials.
The gem-setter’s craft is (pardon the pun) multi-faceted. Before they begin embellishing any watch, designers in replica Rolex’s Creation Division discuss several options like: the cut (round and baguette are the most popular choices), the colors, and how to arrange the stones so that they don’t disrupt the case’s signature look. They also consult with the engineers to make sure they don’t mess with any technical requirements. Then the team must decide into what materials the stones will be set to determine the precise amount of metal required to hold them in place. It’s a labor-intensive process.
Each stone is then set individually in the optimal position to ensure maximum reflection. Considering that a snow-set dial can contain 3,000 tiny but individually sized diamonds, the work requires a lot of devotion.
AAA perfect replica Rolex UK has also mastered the art of the hardstone dial. In fact, two recent releases that broke the internet used semi-precious stones to fashion their faces: The 2021 best fake Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in 18K white gold with a meteorite and diamond-set dial, and the 2019 Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 in 18K yellow gold with a turquoise dial, diamond-set bezel, and diamond-set Roman numeral indices.
To cut these rocks to the thinness required for use as a dial, again, requires a level of skill acquired only after years of practice. And even then, every hole drilled to accommodate a hand, index, or aperture risks snapping that slice like a saltine cracker.
Several practical replica Rolex collections are available with diamonds, including the fake Datejust, replica Day-Date, copy Daytona, and Pearlmaster replica, along with certain fake Submariner and super clone GMT-Master II references. While precious stones are most frequently featured on the dials and bezels of AAA Swiss made replica Rolex watches, they can also be found on crown guards, lugs, and bracelets.
But from the scarcity of high-quality natural stones to the delicacy of the gem-cutting and setting process, these glittering timepieces aren’t easy to come by. And that’s okay. It’s not the flash but the fineness of the craft that makes gem-set replica Rolexes timeless.