Rolex’s Replica Watches 3Cs: confidence, continuity, consistency

Much to everyone’s surprise, Rolex has come out of its silence. The Geneva-based firm, which generally keeps a low profile, is still sparing with detail but in his first ever interview, Bertrand Gros nonetheless lifts a corner of the veil that shrouds the business. One way to keep the legend alive.

Does this chink in the armour signal a new trend in communication from the world’s biggest-grossing replica Rolex watches brand, which is owned by the Wilsdorf Foundation? In-house at least, the interview is seen as nothing short of revolutionary. Speaking to Swiss daily Le Temps, Chairman of the Board Bertrand Gros did, however, snuff out any hope that Rolex will be changing its corporate culture. The interview is, apparently, a one-off. “We have no obligation to become more transparent; nor do we feel the need to do so,” commented Mr Gros.

One of the main sentiments to transpire from the interview is the brand’s unshakeable confidence. Despite doubts raised in the press as to how well business is progressing, Rolex affirms that “all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds,” adding that 2013 was a record year during which the brand performed better than ever before, although no figures were forthcoming to substantiate this claim. The outlook is similarly positive, “not least given the highly favourable responses to the new products we presented at Baselworld,” commented Bertrand Gros, who rarely appears in public. With no means of verification, we shall have to take his word for it. Gros, a lawyer who is revered within the firm, repeatedly insisted on the brand’s excellent health. But on what grounds? Rolex’s transparency has its limits.

Caution in China

Rolex’s Chairman played down the impact of the Chinese government’s anti-corruption campaign. “We have always been very cautious in our expansion strategy for China. We believe the country has fabulous potential but one must be on the alert. This radical change in policy, which came about in just a few days, is the proof.” A sign of the times, over the first four months of the year, Swiss Rolex replica watches exports to China dropped 4.4% on 2013 and lost 27.6% compared with the previous year. Gros – whom staff address as Maître, the title given to attorneys in French-speaking countries – gave no quantifiable indications as to Rolex’s position in China.

Well, almost none. Bertrand Gros did lift a corner of the veil on one of Swiss watchmaking’s best-kept secrets, namely Rolex’s sales. Certain estimates, particularly those of Vontobel, were, he said, “fairly accurate.” The Zurich bank sets a figure of some CHF 4.6 billion, although Mr Gros did specify that these estimates “are based solely on Rolex’s exports to its subsidiaries, and therefore do not include sales made by them.” In other words, the brand’s global sales could be in excess of CHF 5 billion. Some analysts, on the other hand, consider this to be disproportionately high; they put the cursor around the CHF 3.5 billion mark. As for operating margin, Mr Gros commented that the suggested figure of 30% was “plausible”.

He went on to justify the firm’s legendary discretion. Unlike other Replica Rolex Super Ocean watches groups, which are publicly listed, Rolex is owned by a single, private shareholder, the Wilsdorf Foundation, and is therefore under no obligation to publish its results. “Rolex is accountable to no-one but its sole shareholder,” he declared. Point taken.

Four CEOs in six years

Rolex’s Chairman took this opportunity to say more about the appointment of Jean-Frédéric Dufour as the next CEO, the fourth in the past six years. His arrival, he declared, had nothing to do with business performance. Zenith‘s former CEO will take up his new position in autumn, replacing the current incumbent Gian Riccardo Marini at a date which has yet to be confirmed. This will be a smooth transition; Jean-Frédéric Dufour’s appointment from outside the Rolex fold does not signal any kind of sea-change in the company’s direction or strategy. There will be no rocking the boat which, reading between the lines, means the board of directors will retain its full powers.

After the considerable investments made to develop its four sites in Geneva, Plan-les-Ouates, Chêne-Bourg and Bienne, Rolex now sees itself at the head of optimised production facilities with the necessary flexibility to adapt to demand: production volume can be significantly increased as required. “We are entirely satisfied with the substantial investments incurred over the past decades, but we are also fully aware that the constant pursuit of quality means we cannot stand still.” Conclusion: the consistency of its products is a leitmotif for the group. Note that the brand’s growth, along with the extension and modernisation of its sites, has led to an increase in the workforce which, says Bertrand Gros, now exceeds 10,000 people worldwide, though without giving any further detail.

In a word, Bertrand Gros is unfailingly optimistic as to the future of the ‘brand with the crown’. “While it’s true that trees don’t grow to the sky,” he declared, “one can imagine Rolex will continue along the same road. I see no reason why, in the long term, the brand cannot go on expanding.” Entirely confident, he quoted Rolex’s position as a status symbol, its innovation and its corporate culture, values he is convinced will continue to appeal to new generations all over the world. “Rolex is unique and I believe it always will be.” As far as communication goes, for Rolex this was mission accomplished!

Wholesale UK Rolex Replica Datejust Watches,Best Swiss Replica Rolex Watches

Happy Fish by Chopard was first launched in 2002, itself one of the many variations on the Happy Diamonds theme created in 1993 by Caroline Scheufele and featuring diamonds free to move between two sapphire crystals. In this 25-piece limited edition, the fish is sculpted in mother-of-pearl, with hand-applied gold leaf decoration and jasper eye. It is swimming against a backdrop of snow-set blue sapphires, with the seven free-moving diamonds above. The unusual feature of this Rolex replica watches is that the fish is treated with SuperLuminova, a luminescent substance that makes it glow bluish in low light conditions: the mobile diamonds are also treated in the same way.

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The case in pink gold is 36 mm in diameter and 12.08 mm thick, with the standard 30 metres water resistance. The bezel is diamond-set. The Replica Rolex Datejust watches is mounted on a white alligator strap. The watch has a mechanical self-winding movement, 42 hours power reserve.

This is a boutique edition, reference 274891-5015, limited to 25 pieces.

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Wholesale Rolex Replica Submariner With Diamonds That Men Can Actually Wear

Yes, we’re talking men’s Rolex replica watches with diamonds. No, don’t click away from this post just yet.  I am aware that this is a bit of a tricky subject, since most men don’t like to wear diamonds. However, a lot of men who love watches do have respect for the work that goes into diamonds — the cutting, polishing, setting, et cetera.

Ever since I visited the Bunter factory just outside Geneva, a company that specializes in cutting and setting diamonds for watches from Cartier, Patek Philippe, Hublot and others, my interest in diamonds and diamond-setting has increased. I was actually the first journalist who got to see that company’s entire process from A to Z. It was an amazing experience, and taught me that even some of the biggest names oin watchmaking, such as Cartier and Patek Philippe, entrust the work on their diamond-set master pieces to outside experts. I still wouldn’t normally be inclined to wear a watch with diamonds myself, but when I thought about the few that I would, I came up with the following list.

1.Rolex Day-Date Ref. 118238

The Rolex Day-Date on President bracelet with diamond hour markets is, perhaps, a rather safe choice, but it is certainly a replica Rolex watches best that does look good with diamonds, and those who notice won’t ask questions. This classic 36-mm timepiece only comes in gold or platinum, and the diamonds have been perfectly set. Whether you are a drug kingpin (hopefully not) or an internet entrepreneur, this watch will fit your style.

Rolex Day-Date 118238

2. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 5402B ‘Jumbo’

I love the Royal Oak ‘Jumbo’ (as can be seen here) and, although I firmly believe that an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak should be in stainless steel (especially the ‘Jumbo’ or ‘Extra-Thin’ editions), I’ll make an exception for this white-gold model from 1980, with diamond hour markers on the dial. Despite the diamonds and the white-gold case and bracelet, the watch is about as thin as the traditional Royal Oak “Jumbo,” thanks to its use of the beautiful, extra-thin, self-winding Caliber 2121.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 5402B "Jumbo"

3. Patek Philippe Nautilus 5713

In the same category as the Royal Oak ‘Jumbo’, this white-gold Nautilus ref.5713 would also be a fine choice if you’re going for a little “bling.” The Royal Oak has a bit more of a masculine look due to the sharp edges and corners in the case design, but a man could pull off this Patek Philippe Nautilus as well. I would rather see the diamonds on the hour markers than a diamond-studded bezel, which would make it look a bit more toned down. However, the ‘integrated’ design of the Nautilus makes this design work. Some Rolex fake watches online shop from the past had diamond hour markers, but these were on the smaller Reference 3800 models.

Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5713

4. Panerai Luminor

In my opinion, for a men’s watch to look right with diamonds, the discount Rolex replica watches itself needs to be distinctively masculine. Perhaps the Nautilus above is a bit of an exception, but I will make up for that with this Panerai Luminor with diamond-set hour markers. Both the Arabic numerals as well as the stick markers are diamond-studded. This one is a rare edition from 2002; only 100 were made. No, diamonds on a military-style watch do not really make any sense, but neither does a tourbillon movement in a divers’ watch (also from Panerai). Who seems to care, anyway?

Panerai Luminor

5.  Rolex Submariner ‘Serti’

Another Rolex made the list. The Replica Rolex Submariner in gold/steel (also referred to by collectors as the “Clown”) is available in this “Serti” version. “Serti” is from the French word sertissage, which means “setting stones.” Available with several dial colors and precious stones, the Submariner “Serti” is a watch for which you can easily swap the dial for a normal “Clown” dial when you’ve had your fill of wearing diamonds. After all, there are plenty of these watches and parts for them on the market. If you make friends with a watchmaker, you can even periodically switch dials to suit your needs. As with the Panerai, it really doesn’t make sense to put diamonds on a divers’ watch, but it is more about style than practicality when we’re talking about diamond watches. After all, how many Submariner watches, with or without diamonds, will ever see water, other than in a shower or bath?

Rolex Submariner 16613 Serti

Wholesale Rolex Replica Day Date Watches Online

In this feature, we test Rolex replica watches for sale , powered by the brand’s recently introduced in-house Caliber GP03800. Scroll down to read the complete review, with original photos by OK-Photography.

Two years ago, Girard-Perregaux added an in-house, integrated chronograph model to its 1966 collection. It contains a new movement, the manually wound Caliber GP03800.

Prior to the
 launch, G-P depended on Dubois Dépraz chronograph modules, which it combined with its own GP3300 base caliber. The new movement has a column wheel and horizontal coupling, two elements of a “classic” chronograph. Thanks to its integrated construction, it is just 5.4 mm thick.

The wholesale Rolex replica watches itself has a refined, elegant look. The case, made of rose gold, combines angular and rounded shapes. It has several interesting details like the small, flat crown, the contrasting tachymeter track, various dial levels and a long counterweight on the chronograph seconds hand.

The finishing is top-notch: the polished surfaces are flawless and the narrow curved pushers and crown are seated securely in the case.

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The watch is somewhat hard to read. The polished rose-gold hands and markers are difficult to distinguish from the light-colored dial. The thin chronograph seconds hand is especially hard to make out. Add to this the fact that the numerals on the tachymeter track and subdials are very small and that the date ring is set so deep that the opening often leaves it in shadow. It might be a mistake to rely on this Swiss replica Rolex watches in critical timing situations.

The user will need some patience operating the chronograph: the pushers need to be pressed with some resolve. The flat, snug crown is surprisingly easy to use and can be pulled out easily with the help of a fingernail. Its deep grooves make it simple to grasp and turn. A quick-date adjustment in the first pulled crown position is another user-friendly feature.

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The wearer will also enjoy the look and feel of the excellent finishing and fine texture of the dark brown, semi-rembordé alligator strap. The quality of the rose-gold folding clasp is less satisfying. The bars on the clasp are so delicate that the wearer should take care not to bend them when in a hurry. He should also note that the clasp itself is relatively thin and tends to open much too easily – on our test piece, at least.

The Replica Rolex Day Date watch is very comfortable to wear. At 89 grams it is extremely light- weight for a gold model and is quite thin, due to its slim movement. The watch hugs the wrist with its curved caseback and thin, flexible leather strap and ergonomically shaped clasp.

The strap is of vey high quality but the clasp tends to open too seasily

A glance through the sapphire crystal at the beautifully decorated movement provides ample compensation for its drawbacks. Because the GP03800 has a column wheel, horizontal clutch and slim bridges, the action of the chronograph is visible when the chrono buttons are pushed.

On an electronic timing machine, the watch performed with only fair results. Its maximum deviation was a relatively large 13 seconds. But its average daily gain was just 0.7 seconds.

As a whole, a new owner should be satisfied with this replica Rolex watches store because of its new manufacture movement, its attractive design, its superb wearing comfort and high-quality case and strap. The chrono itself stands apart thanks to its classic construction and beautifully decorated components. Its price of $37,700 is high, but in our view, justified.

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