Introduction to the Rolex GMT Master II Root Beer

The Rolex GMT Master II is arguably one of the most sought-after watches on the market today. At Baselworld 2018, Rolex relaunched the Jubilee strap for the “Pepsi” model. Since this relaunch, the waiting list has grown longer and longer. Today, “Batman” and “Pepsi” occupy the top positions. However, in my opinion, there is one more model in the collection that does not get enough love from the watchmaking world. This is the GMT Master II Root Beer.
When it debuted in the 1960s, the Root Beer was already on the wrists of countless celebrities, including Clint Eastwood. The original model was available in solid gold and two-tone options. Even with its commercial success, Root Beer faded from Rolex’s catalog until 2018, when replica Rolex revived the variant. Instead of using gold, Rolex updated this model with 18K pearlescent. While there is a solid Everose version, I opted to try out the two-tone variant of the watch.
The modern Root Beer features the largest case design now commonly found on the Submariner and other GMT models. It feels very substantial on the wrist and lives up to our expectations of a modern luxury sports watch – a balance of precision and practicality. Although it bears the name “Root Beer”, it, unfortunately, does not feature the original two-tone brown and gold bezel. Instead, Rolex uses black and brown. This makes sense, as it follows Rolex’s current GMT look.
Another element that has changed from the original is the bracelet. Instead of the Jubilee, it uses a standard Oyster bracelet with a two-tone polished center link. To ensure maximum comfort, the clasp features an easy-link system that allows for instant adjustments. I’m not one to make 2020 predictions (RIP Baselworld 2020). However, it would be great to see a version of this watch on Jubilee again.
Have you ever secretly wanted to be the “Rolex Gold Watch Guy”, but just couldn’t bring yourself to that level of luxury? Root beer is a solution. It’s not as dazzling as wearing a solid gold model like the President, but it can still make a statement. The mixture of Everose and steel in the Root Beer gives it a higher level of expressiveness and reads more formally than a standard Submariner or Batman GMT. As with most modern Rolex replica watches, just leave it on the bracelet and you’re good to go. You can try it with a brown leather strap or a NATO. However, it just looks best on a two-tone Oyster watch.
I think the Root Beer shines best when paired with a navy blue windowpane suit and some nice brown loafers. In the summer, it would look great with any polo shirt in your closet. I think Root Beer really hits the mark when it comes to getting more out of a sporty watch. A black tie is the only occasion I wouldn’t wear this watch. This style doesn’t work well under a French cuff.
Look, this isn’t really a hard sell. At the end of the day, you have to decide what watch is right for you. While I certainly understand that two-tone watches can sometimes feel a bit dated, there’s something different here. The tasteful use of Everose throughout the design is elegant and eye-catching. The brown and black bezel brings something unique and “new” to the table. I also understand the allure of a steel Rolex, but there is something special about root beer. I think the future may return to more precious metal watches. This is a great watch that is ahead of the curve. I enjoyed wearing it on my wrist for a month and highly recommend you check it out if you get the chance.

Luxury Replica Rolex Air-King Ultimate Review and Buying Guide

The Air-King is one of the oldest names in Rolex’s catalog that is still in the lineup today. Most collectors are more familiar with the replica Rolex Air-King in its current form: a contemporary aviator’s tool watch outfitted with a 40mm case and a dial that closely resembles cockpit instruments. However, the Air-King actually has its roots firmly planted in the realm of dress watches, featuring a design more like that of the Oyster Perpetual than a Professional series pilot’s watch.
In this guide, we take an in-depth look at this often-overlooked fake Rolex watch and answer a few popular questions floating around the web, such as is Rolex Air-King discontinued? Also, what is the Rolex Air-King price? The series is positioned as an affordable option for collectors of all budgets, both on the retail level and the secondary market. This comprehensive guide covers both of these topics and much more, so continue reading to learn all there is to know about the beloved Rolex Air-King.
These days, the modern Rolex Air-King is squarely situated as one of the brand’s professional tool watches. However, that hasn’t always been the case. While this watch has always technically been a pilot’s watch, it has largely been a more popular choice for entry-level Rolex collectors, thanks to its timeless design and affordable price point. Over the decades, it became more of a cult favorite on the fringe rather than a mainstream piece beloved by the masses.
Throughout those years, we’ve seen some great iterations, innovations, and upgrades to this classic and elegant line. We’ve also seen a major shift in positioning by replica Rolex, stopping production after nearly 7-decades to totally upend the design in favor of turning it back to its original, tool-watch roots.
Here in this guide, we’ll explain the storied history of this timepiece, talk about its value, and outline all of the features, options, and upgrades we’ve seen over the years. If you’re thinking of investing in a Rolex Air-King, we’ve just about compiled everything that you’ll need to make an informed decision right here.
The Air-King is the only model that remains in production today, and most interestingly, Rolex does not consider these early models to be the official start of the collection. As the history of the Air-King has spanned nearly eight decades, the best way to explore its entire history is through its references. Here, we’ll examine the Rolex Air-King history through its five most important references.

What Does an expensive Rolex Look Like?

One of the many attractive aspects of Rolex is that the brand offers multiple price points, ranging from affordable to sky-high. While certain vintage replica Rolex watches can often cost six or even seven figures, the vast majority of new Rolex watches are priced between $5,000 and $50,000. These prices depend on several factors, but the two most important ones are the function of the watch and the materials used in its construction.
It’s not just formal Rolex watches that come with a hefty price tag. Take the super sporty Rolex Yacht Prestige. 116689, for example, which retails for $48,180. With its sturdy 44mm solid 18k white gold case, matching white gold bracelet, and a bezel made of 950 platinum, the 116689 is a $50,000 Rolex sports watch with considerable wrist impact and a state-of-the-art special movement.
Similar to the Sky-Dweller, the Rolex Yacht Prestige is a young collection (first launched in 2007) with an impressive complication that makes it the most complicated replica Rolex watch available. Thanks to its in-house caliber 4161, the Yacht Prestige has an adjustable countdown timer that can be programmed from one to ten minutes. This countdown timer has flyback and flyback functions, as well as a mechanical memory that saves the countdown values you have selected. At retail, the Rolex Yachtmaster II 116689 in white gold costs thousands of dollars more than its yellow gold counterpart and is, at present, the most expensive Yachtmaster watch available.
It is no coincidence that the most expensive Rolex watches are usually precious metal versions of the brand’s most complicated models. Gold and platinum are inherently more expensive than stainless steel, and technically complex movements require more components and are more difficult and costly to manufacture. Aside from the Sky-Dweller and Yacht-Master II, Rolex’s third most complex movement is the caliber 4130 chronographs in the Daytona, so it’s no surprise that the yellow gold and platinum models of the Rolex Daytona are among the most expensive in the brand’s catalog.
Rolex Daytona solid gold watches start at $10,000 less than the price of a Sky-Dweller gold watch and go up depending on the type of gold (white and stellar gold cost more than yellow gold), the bracelet style (gold bracelets cost more than Oysterflex bracelets), and the dial style of the watch (options like meteorite and diamond hour markers are naturally more expensive). With that in mind, like almost all fake Rolex Daytona models, expect to pay a high price unless you plan to spend some time on the waiting list, with the Everose Daytona 116505 regularly reaching $50,000+ on the open market.
While a significant number of Rolex platinum models will cost more than $50,000, this price range still gives you access to many of the most expensive and exclusive models in the brand’s current lineup, such as some of the brand’s most desirable and technologically advanced solid gold versions.

The Most Famous and Iconic Movie Watches of All Time

Watches that appear in movies arent just handsome accessories; they add depth to the characters by combining with the storyline. In the past, watches in movies often became incidental icons – the right watch strapped to the right (handsome) wrist. Later, watches in movies became carefully planned product placements by studios. But no matter how they got there, the best replica watches that appeared on the wrists of some of Hollywood’s biggest actors have become stars in their own right.
The silver screen is the best billboard in the world. Not only do you have the visual aspect, but you also have the time to explain the product, associate it with the ideal movie star, and even (in some cases) give it a unique character that the audience will forever associate with that watch. Much can be learned about a character through their choice (or counter-choice) of a watch. Throughout the history of cinema, many characters have worn watches and fashions and have enjoyed unprecedented success or longevity as a result. Savvy product placement can make a brand a lot of money, but more than that, it affects our cultural context in a real and tangible way.
We especially love luxury watches on the silver screen because of the awe they inspire. Avid collectors love to rewind to the past and see these beautiful (and now vintage) – pieces. Often, these replica watches even inspire an entire generation of collectors. So here, we’ve rounded up some of the most iconic movie watches you may have missed.
The watch only made a cameo appearance in the famous movie “Glengarry Glen Ross”. But today, we’re still talking about it. Alec Baldwin, playing an outside executive “from downtown”, says these cutting words and shows off this famous fake Rolex Day-Date in yellow gold, which immediately went down in movie history. The watch was already famous for being worn by world leaders, dignitaries, and celebrities – the movie interlude was really just a cheerleader for this iconic Rolex gold watch.
It’s a sneaky good movie, with an even better luxury watch lurking on the wrist of the debonair Mr. Clooney. George Clooney excels in the difficult role of Lee Gates, but the wordless performance of his solid gold Omega Speedmaster Professional watch is truly moving.
The premise of “Money Monster” is terrifying. A disgruntled investor goes berserk and overtakes a game show on live television. Who is the host of the show? None other than George Clooney. His character, Lee Gates, is held hostage along with his tempting stock. To know his (and its) fate, you must watch this movie.
Matthew McConaughey stars as the boisterous Mark Hanna in this 2013 classic. Hannah is a perfect example of the era. A genius, his methods, and approach are …… unconventional to say the least. These people in the film are very wretched in many senses of the word. You need to be a little wild to survive in that dog-eat-dog environment.
The fake Rolex Datejust is a flawless badge of power, but for a character like Mark Hanna, it can also serve as a disguise for the rest of the world. A luxury watch and a smart suit can go a long way toward earning somebody’s trust. One of the smartest investments he’s ever made.
We’re ending this list with a real curveball. Few people doubt Natalie Portman’s ability to play any role sent her way, but her performance as astronaut Lucy Cola is really something. The Oscar winner shines in the role, as does the unusual-yet-authentic Omega Speedmaster X-33 in titanium that calls her wrist home.
We’re going to end this list with a real curveball. Few doubted Natalie Portman’s ability to play any role, but her performance as astronaut Lucy Cora was truly remarkable. The Oscar winner shines in the role, as does the unusual but authentic Omega Speedmaster X-33 titanium watch on her wrist.
The film is a truly compelling exploration of the mental state of an astronaut who does and sees more than many mere mortals can comprehend. Perhaps this explains her somewhat odd choice, although this unusual analog/digital hybrid quartz watch is indeed the model worn by the astronauts, as it offers a high degree of functionality. While it is far less recognizable than the classic Speedmaster Moonwatch, the X-33’s appearance in the movie is highly accurate, which only further enhances the authenticity of this must-watch film.

2022 Panerai Luminor Marina eSteel

The major topic at Panerai this year was a concept watch that boasts 98.6% recycled material by weight, setting a new standard for the manufacture of recycled fake rolex watches. This year, Panerai also partnered with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO to develop a marine literacy campaign for the United Nations Decade of Marine Science for Sustainable Development.
Panerai aims to get more people using recycled materials on their wrists with the Luminor Marina eSteel, three 44mm automatic PAMs that look very much like your standard Luminor. Except for the rubber-colored crown and dial marked “eSteel”, even Paneristo-obsessed people will think these watches already exist in the Luminor collection.
All in all, 89 grams of the components of the Luminor Marina eSteel are made of recycled materials. This is out of a total watch weight of 152.4 grams. Both the case and dial are made of eSteel, a new alloy that incorporates recycled materials. This is the first Panerai watch to feature eSteel.
The Luminor Marina eSteel is available in three different versions. What you see above is the gray version, below that is the green version, and below that is the blue version. Each model has a rubber crown and a recycled PET strap in the corresponding color. These watches all have solid case backs and are also marked eSteel.
These are fairly conservative watches, even with the subtle colors of the dial. The eSteel logo on the dial is something I personally would pass up if it were an option. But I can also see people coming to these replica watches and Panerai, at least in part, based on their efforts to tap into recycled materials and circular manufacturing methods.
Mechanical watches are already built to last, and from that perspective, they’re an ideal product category for customers interested in sustainability. A brand that is actively looking to rethink its supply chain and adopt previously used materials feels like the next logical step-a step that could welcome more consumers and, crucially, the next generation of watch enthusiasts. It’s a smart idea, and here we see it reflected in a familiar design that almost any generation of watch enthusiasts will recognize from across the room.

Two New 36mm Rolex Explorers for Youth

In an unlikely turn of events, Rolex has just released two new Explorer models. The first is the stainless steel Explorer you all know and love, now in 36mm. The second is a 36mm Explorer in a two-tone Rolesor rendering. There are no rumors about its release on the watch internet; no grainy renders heralding its unveiling. It was a complete shock, and that’s because it’s the first-ever two-tone Explorer with the iconic “3, 6, 9” dial.
In addition to its reduced size, the new Oyster Steel Explorer, number 124270, gets another visual twist. 124270, gets another visual twist. The word “Explorer” has been moved to the 12 o’clock position. There is only one image available at the moment, but we will update it as it becomes available. Moreover, the price of the Oystersteel model has been reduced, a surprise that will surely please fans of the model. While the stainless steel model is sure to be a hit, it’s the other Explorer model that will be a crowd-pleaser.
The new Rolesor model numbered 124273. 124273, measures 36 mm, the same size as the original Explorer model launched after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay successfully completed the first ascent of Mount Everest in 1953. The yellow Rolesor case and strap are made of a combination of Oystersteel and 18-carat yellow gold. The dial is also lacquered to match the high profile of this new Explorer. Inside is the 3230 movement.
But why is this launch so shocking? For starters, over the past half-century, the Explorer has built a reputation as one of Crown Watch’s most resilient products. It has changed very little since the introduction of Ref. 1016 in 1963. It has changed little since the introduction of 1016, the spiritual ancestor of the modern Explorer, in 1963, and it has never been made of anything other than stainless steel for more than 50 years. The introduction of a little 18-carat gold in the form of a crown, bezel, and center link has therefore raised some eyebrows.
However, other so-called sporty replica watches have been two-tone for decades – think Submariner, Sea-Dweller, GMT-Master, and GMT-Master II. The Explorer has traditionally been closer to the “tool” end of the spectrum, but now with the release of the new 36mm Rolesor version, it takes on a whole new luxury character.
As with any fake Rolex model, its technical specifications are absolutely in line with the industry-leading innovations for which the brand is known. It’s no surprise to anyone that this new model features a new top-of-the-line movement, proprietary case and bracelet materials, and construction.

Weekly 1961 Breitling Navitimer and 1985 Rolex GMT-Master

To me, the Navitimer is a quintessential Breitling – it’s the watch I envision when I close my eyes and think of the brand. If someone wanted to amass a collection of classic models from all different brands, the Navitimer would check the Breitling box, no question. However, when you handle the original vintage one, you can understand why the brand did a re-edition in the first place. Breitling Navitimer
This early all-black dialed Navitimers with the beaded bezels are some of the most sought-after variants in the Navitimer repertoire. The all-black dial is striking on the wrist, especially with the luminous Arabic numerals. The way the sub-dials shimmer ever so slightly against the black dial has me staring at this thing all day. The Navitimer dial is busy by design, and all the different design elements just work so well together. These white-painted syringe hands help with legibility against the black dial and also give it a nice vintage aesthetic.
Besides just being a damn good-looking fake watch, the size of the Navitimer is a real crowd-pleaser. When it came out, this was quite a large watch at 40mm, but now it’s pretty standard. This is ideal for those out there who are hesitant to go for a vintage watch because many tend to be on the smaller side of the spectrum. Essentially, vintage Navitimers are perfect if you want a vintage watch with a more contemporary size. The watch we have here today has aged beautifully and is one of the nicest all-black dialed examples to hit the Shop; it’s ready for a new wrist!
Two-tone is all the rage for Rolex all of the sudden. No one saw the two-tone Explorer coming, and yet, here we are. Recently, Danny Milton made the case for the stainless steel and yellow gold combo by claiming, “two-tone is the physical embodiment of work-hard, play-hard – which was basically the decade’s whole mantra.”
Danny did a great job articulating why two-tone “isn’t ugly,” but to me, it’s a bit harder to put so eloquently. In the metal, two-tone 1:1 replica watches just hit me as either way too much or perfectly executed. There really isn’t any in-between. The 1985 GMT-Master ref. 16753 on Jubilee we have in this week’s drop just works. This is the perfect watch for all seasons but, with the weather starting to turn to spring, my mind immediately goes to leaving the bracelet a bit loose and wearing this GMT all summer.

A Must-have Rolex Datejust in Wavy New Dials

Rolex has just unveiled a new range of Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36s at the 2021 Watch Fair. Long a canvas for interesting dials, the Datejust is now available with two new dials to choose from: a festive palm motif and a deluxe fluted version paying homage to replica Rolex’s famous fluted bezel.
The tropical palm motif can be found in three new models. There is an Oyster steel version with an Oyster bracelet featuring an olive green palm motif; a Rolesor (two-tone) version with an Oyster bracelet featuring a golden palm motif dial; and a third version with a silver dial and an Everose Rolesor model with a Jubilee bracelet. In terms of fluted dials, there is a yellow gold and steel version with a gold fluted dial and white gold and steel and white gold version with a blue fluted dial.
The Datejust 36 is what many people who are not necessarily enthusiasts or interested in sports watches tend to think of when they mention Rolex. It has also been a traditional canvas for new dial designs and colorful dial treatments, so it is not surprising to see several new dial treatments in the DJ 36.
With the new tropical palm motif, fake Rolex offers another interesting design that shows quite a bit of range in the three variations introduced. I really like the olive dial paired with the Oyster steel DJ. Its plain domed bezel and white metal configuration are the mildest of the new versions, while the olive palm dial offers a very interesting pop of color.
For the fluted dial, you get a two-tone gold fluted dial, a two-tone steel and ever-rose domed bezel, and an all-white metal version paired with a blue dial. This last one brings a very cool look to the Datejust 36, which is my favorite of all the new Datejusts. But if the Datejust 36 is what many people think of when they think of Rolex, then I think the two-tone yellow gold and Oyster steel version of this model is the specific replica watches that many people have in mind. With this new dial, it feels classic, like something you’ve probably seen before. Just look at the one above.

Rolex Datejust 126300

Your Favorite Rolex Datejust 126300

Made of stainless steel and featuring a modern sized 41mm case, the Rolex Datejust 126300 is the ideal everyday luxury watch that can be worn with almost anything. It is the epitome of modern and classic, discreet and timeless luxury. If you are on the fence about adding this model to your watch collection or are unsure which version is best, then delve into our ultimate Rolex Datejust 41 ref. 126300 buying guide. The ultimate 126300 buying guide where we break down all the details and review this Rolex reference to help you make the right decision.
For a casual Rolex replica watch that is perfectly suited for long-term wear, the Datejust 41 ref. 126300 is hard to beat. Its 41mm size is ideal for those who appreciate the iconic Datejust design, but want something a little larger than the traditional 36mm version, yet more refined than the bulky Datejust II is ideal.
Getting the best version of the Datejust 126300 for you will require finding the dial and strap combination that impresses you the most, but all of the options look great. Whether it comes with an Oyster strap or a gold jubilee strap, a dark or light dial, Roman numerals, or baton indexes, buying a fake Rolex Datejust 41 ref. 126300 is always a solid choice and could easily be the watch you wear every day for the rest of your life.
The discontinued stainless steel Datejust II ref. 116300 did offer a few different dial options, but the current Datejust 41 ref. 126300. Some examples include a black dial with painted Roman numerals and a silver dial with blue Arabic numerals. In addition, the Datejust 41 version with the white gold fluted bezel offers the option of diamond hour markers, while the other two all stainless steel versions of the watch do not.
The Datejust 41 ref. 126300 does, however, offer the option of the popular Wimbledon dial with its face painted with green Roman numerals against a background of rising sun rock. This was only available on the Rolesor version of the former Datejust II series, and not on the fully stainless steel version.
However, like all of Rolex’s stainless steel models today, the all stainless steel Datejust 41 watch is worth more than its suggested retail price on the secondary market. This is simply because the steel Datejust 41 watches are so popular that they are usually sold out at authorized retailers. Naturally, demand drives up the price on the open market.