We all know — and love — that Rolex replica celebrates iconic anniversaries, and more often than not it’s a sophisticated touch here and there. Think back to the Rolex Submariner (ref 16610LV), where we saw a green bezel, or the more recent Rolex Day-Date 40 (60th anniversary Edition), with a stunning green dial. For all that, they’re instantly recognisable: Rolex are subtle — one of their core strengths is to design and manufacture timeless wristwatches. A Submariner from 1970 looks just as good as a current production Submariner, and that’s because Rolex doesn’t do rapid change. They move to the beat of their own drum.

So, when the doors to the fair opened, attendees (myself included) swarmed to the Rolex booth, fighting to get the first glimpse of exactly what this would be. Glistening in the window sat the brand new 50th Anniversary Sea-Dweller. Since that initial exciting glimpse, I’ve managed to spend a bit more time with the new Sea-Dweller reference 126600, which replaces the short-lived reference 116600, known to many as the ‘SD4K’.

The dial

Obviously, the first and most notable design change on the new Sea-Dweller was the re-introduction of the red font to the dial. Now present, in a sharp red text that reads ‘Sea-Dweller’. This is a nice nod to the original 1967 Sea-Dweller (ref 1665), which featured those famous two lines of text (Sea-Dweller, Submariner 2000), popularly referred to as the ‘Double Red Sea-Dweller’. We also saw a change to the dial finish itself; previously being black with a satin finish, the new Sea-Dweller, although still black, has a gloss finish. The new glossy dial really accentuates the crisp red text, ensuring it stands out.

Rolex black dial diving fake watches.

Like its predecessor,  lovely luminescent blue hour markers and hands mark the time. Of course, legibility is never an issue when it comes to Rolex sports watches, and the Sea-Dweller is no different.

The case and bracelet

The big news about the reference 126600 Sea-Dweller is the larger, bolder, 43mm case — made from their 904L steel. Now, for reference, the now discontinued SD4K came in a 40mm case and the current Rolex Deepsea models both come in a 44mm case. At 43mm, the case is definitely on the larger size, for some, too large. But diameter is only half the story when it comes to how large a watch wears, and in terms of thickness, this case remains unchanged at 15mm. Like its predecessor, the Sea-Dweller is still waterproof to 4000 feet, or 1220 metres.

Fashion Rolex fake watches for men.

The Rolex copy Sea-Dweller’s boosted case is restrained nicely by the Oyster bracelet, which allows a great level of control for the wearer (so you need not worry about the case flopping around). Featuring the very useful Fliplock diver’s extension allows for an extra 26mm of bracelet — perfect for actual, wetsuit-wearing divers. Of more use to most is the Glidelock system, which allows the wearer to make adjustments to the size of the bracelet, in 2mm increments, up to 20mm. This is also a much appreciated feature to those living in varied climates, and having that level of control over the fit of the bracelet makes this watch exceptionally comfortable. Again, the bracelet also features Rolex’s Oysterlock safety clasp, fastening it securely into place.

How it fits

In the “Terry Taxonomy” that our group of collectors applies to our holdings, for me the Rolex replica GMT Master watches are “fun” watch: one that scratches an itch at a particular point in time and that is affordable enough that it doesn’t cause sleepless nights once purchased.

In last year’s article I even suggested that buying one could be viewed as a (relatively) “low-cost experiment.”
At the same time, it seems pretty clear that this could be an “investment” piece for me: a watch that sustains a fairly predictable value and that, more importantly, can act as a core piece within a collection.

Blue and black case fake Rolex watches.

Potential experiment result: success

So what suggests that this could be a keeper for me?
It took me a while to come up with the right term, but for some reason what came to mind was “highly evolved,” which is a friend’s description of the form-fitting, perspiration-wicking bicycle clothes we wear on our rides.

While they are pretty clearly poorly suited to many uses (and in my wife’s view, “flatter no one”) they are darned good for covering miles on the bike.
The GMT Master II is more versatile than that, but at the same time seems to me to be the product of many years’ work to achieve a small number of goals at a desired price level with excellence. These include an attractive appearance on the wrist, robustness, and reliable timekeeping.

On the first point: if you search online for images using the prompt “Rolex GMT Master II men’s fake watches” as I did, what you’ll see is that exactly one of the first 200 images popping up shows the back side of the watch.

While it’s not too surprising that for any watch that there are more shots of the front than the back, by comparison nine of the first 100 image search results for “Patek Philippe Nautilus” show the reverse side.

Rolex waterproof fake watches.

My own experience is that the time that I spend considering the view of the back of the Batman is pretty much zero. And that’s just fine because Rolex replica watches have incorporated so many features that make the on-wrist view appealing, from the sharp edges of the crown to the platinum-plated recessed numerals in the bezel and the matching blue colors of the striking Cerachrom bezel and home-time hand.