Rolex Daytona is one of the most sought after, expensive and famous watches in the whole world. Still, its success and evolution are not that easy to explain. Its popularity and value are a result of its perfect design, extremely precise inside mechanism and association with some of the most loved celebrities and royalties around. Only Rolex could have launched such a unique design and increase its fame so naturally.
The Rolex Daytona is a classic watch. It represents wealth, social status and luxury. Only a few of us can afford the original model, but we all secretly hope that one day we will get to wear one on our wrist. I’m not sure if you were aware of this, but one of the most popular Daytona designs is the one with black dial and silver color case and band. When it comes to Rolex watches, the most important attribute is simplicity. The brand managed to construct such distinctive timepieces thanks to its desire of offering understated elegance. Rolex watches are a proof of perfect symmetry, a beautiful play of simple colors and ideal proportions. Continue reading “Rolex Daytona Replica”
The timepieces went under the hammer along with other items including jewellery, designer clothes, mountain bikes and bottles of brandy, vodka and whisky.
The ill-gotten gains up for auction were a mixture of court seizures and items recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act and Police Property Act.
Cash raised under the two acts goes into the West Midlands police and crime commissioner’s £1 million Active Citizens Fund, which supports good causes around the region.
Among the items sold at the auction were a Replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II for £6,000, a Rolex Submariner for £3,000, and a Rolex Datejust for £1,300.
Meanwhile a 9ct gold chain went for £1,600; bottles of whisky, brandy and vodka for £65; a Carrera Virtuoso bike for £70; three North Face jackets for £200 and a collection of radiators for £20.
Speaking after the auction, police and crime commissioner David Jamieson said: “These tainted trinkets are the result of people’s suffering.
“Criminals preyed on victims to earn their dirty money. This auction sends a strong message that crime doesn’t pay and justice catches up with criminals in the end.
“It is great to see ill-gotten gains helping community projects across the West Midlands.
“The money raised from these auctions will make a difference to active citizens across the region.”
Chris Aston, from Aston’s Auctioneers, said: “These West Midlands Police auctions are the most exciting auctions we hold – with the biggest variety of items on offer – and they certainly make a change from the traditional antique auctions like people are used to seeing on TV.
“The best part for both ourselves and the bidders is the fact that all of the items are sold ‘without reserve’ so items start off very low, attracting plenty of bids and ultimately selling to the highest bidder with a 100 per cent sale rate – the very definition of the word auction.”
Ben Johnson, jewellery and watch specialist at Aston’s, said: “We were incredibly happy with the jewellery auction yet again – there is an insatiable demand for recognisable watch brands such as Rolex, Tag Heuer, Breitling and Omega – particularly from overseas bidders in the current climate.
“Anyone wanting to take advantage of this very strong market is welcome to bring items into one of our valuation days for a free no-obligation estimate.”
The 89th Acadamy Awards will go down in history as one of the more infamous Oscars, largely due to the La La Land/Moonlight mix-up, but also because of the strong political undertones (ACLU ribbons were the accessory of choice). For watch people, though, the 2017 awards will be remembered as the year the Academy was first sponsored by Rolex. The Swiss giant chose to mark the occasion by airing a 60-second celebration of cinema, seamlessly showcasing some of Hollywood’s biggest names wearing their iconic rolex replica watches. Of course, that showreel wasn’t the only Rolex-gazing opportunity. Here are five of our favourites, spotted roaming free at the star-studded event.
Jason Bateman’s 1979 Replica Rolex Daytona
One of our top spots of the night was Jason Bateman sporting a vintage Rolex Daytona on stage. We did a bit of digging to identify the model, and found an extract from a GQ interview where he confirmed the year, that it’s not a Newman, and that he traded in a Sea-Dweller and a Franck Muller to get it, as well as throwing in some cash. He also laments that he can’t afford a collection of vintage Rolex, which isn’t doing the Hollywood elite stereotype any favours. Still, he sounds like our kind of guy.
Will Arnett’s Replica Rolex Submariner (ref. 116619LB)
Funny man, serious watch. Will Arnett is the most amusing Batman we’ve seen in a while – even if he’s in brick form. Turns out he also does a solid Bruce Wayne impression, as demonstrated here at the Vanity Fair after party in a decidedly dashing bow tie and handsome blue Submariner ref. 116619LB – AKA the ‘Smurf’.
Jason Derulo’s iced-out Replica Rolex Datejust
R&B artist Jason Derulo’s love affair with diamond rolex datejust replica is long and deep, with several sparkling options spotted on his wrist over the years. On Sunday he went for maximum impact, sporting an older style white gold model (likely a ref. 16019) with Roman numerals and a customised fully set case on Oyster bracelet.
Ryan Gosling’s vintage Replica Rolex
Much has been made of Gosling’s love of vintage rolex 5500 air king replica, and how it fits into his old-world, golden age of cinema persona. And while many a meme will be made out of this face, we’ve only got eyes for that 34mm (!) Oyster case and champagne dial – the same watch he wore to the Golden Globes earlier this year.
Ryan Seacrest’s vintage Replica Rolex Daytona (ref. 6263)
Rounding out our list with another Ryan, we’ve got Mr Seacrest wearing the same vintage Daytona he did at last year’s Oscars (probably a ref. 6263). We kinda hope he’s buddies with Bateman and that they send each other chrono24 listings just like the rest of us. We also appreciate how he matched the tones with his outfit. Well done, Seacrest.