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ReplicaRolex VS Replica Jaeger-LeCoultre

Rolex VS Jaeger-LeCoultre: What’s Better?

As a brand known for “haute-horlogerie” (high horology), JLC is in a different class of watch than a Rolex. Rolex is all the way at the top of the food chain as the most recognizable luxury watch brand in the world. JLC is the 36th most recognized Swiss brand name in the world and the 14th most famous Swiss watch brand. This is still very impressive in terms of brand recognition but pales in comparison to the amount of people that hear the name Rolex and instantly think of fancy watches.

It’s no big secret that Rolex produces excellent watches, that’s one of the reasons they are so famous but don’t let Rolex’s fame fool you though. Among watch connoisseurs, Jaeger-LeCoultre is considered a top-notch brand. JLC was a household name long before Rolex was ever in the picture. It’s a brand that is rich in watchmaking history, at the top of their game and in many cases, possibly more impressive than Rolex.

If your objective is to impress a watch collector with your understanding of horology and watchmaking history, certainly go with the JLC, and if you can afford it, get a model with high complications. It’s just a finer type of watch from a more exclusive brand. However, if you simply aim to impress the average layman, you’re better off with a Rolex since a smaller percentage of everyday people recognize the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand.

With the exception of the Master Compressor series (above, left) which is built tough as nails, many people that have owned both brands claim that the Rolex’s sporty watches from series such as Sea-Dweller, Explorer or Deep Sea, for example, are better suited for a very active lifestyle that includes extreme adventurers, heavy sports or overall high-speed athleticism. In fact, in some of the Rolex ads, they even brag about how no human can withstand the kind of abuse that Rolex watches go through when being tested, but they do it anyway.

A JLC is an excellent watch and a very respected brand. They are also known as one of the most creative and inventive watchmakers in the industry with their high complication watches and innovative designs.

JLC was established in 1833 and had almost a 65-year head start on Rolex in terms of watchmaking experience. In the world of watchmaking, a lot can happen in sixty-five years. In terms of high-horology, JLC is considered a more prestigious brand. Some would even place their craftsmanship up there with the likes of a Vacheron Constantin, A Lange & Sohne or even a Patek. In fact, Jaeger LeCoultre has produced hundreds of in-house movements over the years and continues to provide calibers to some of the best and brightest names in the watch industry as well.

Replica Jaeger-LeCoultre also has some rigorous testing which lasts 1000 hours. That being said, if you think you might bang it up, a Rolex in most cases is better suited for your lifestyle but if you’re commited to buy a JLC despite having a very active lifestyle, go for any model in the Master Compressor series.

Reverso – Introduced in 1931 and the series accounts for up to 40% of their watches.
Master Ultra Thin
Master Compressor
Master Control
Geophysic
Duomètre

Let’s start with their noteworthy trifecta; the Hybris Mechanica 55 (JLC’s most complicated wristwatches with 26 complications), Hybris Mechanica Gyrotourbillon & Hybris Mechanica à Triptyque. This trilogy houses a mind-blowing amount of complications for a wristwatch, by any standards. Other noteworthy complicated JLC watches are the Duomètre à Chronographe (2008 watch of the year winner), Gyrotourbillon 1, Spherical Tourbillon, Reverso Gyrotourbillon.

Which is a Better Brand, Rolex or JLC?
Replica Rolex is by far a more famous brand so you will turn more heads wearing a Rolex. Jaeger-LeCoultre, on the other hand, is an older and oftentimes more respected brand in the industry with a more colorful history and more tricks up their sleeve than Rolex. They are known in the watchmaking industry as a brand that takes watchmaking to a whole new level and is always up to challenging themselves to raise the bar. Many of the best brands use their movements to this day. They have made numerous innovations over the years and never stop to impress the industry with their ingenuity.

This would depend on what you wish to achieve with your replica watch. If you are looking for a high-end timepiece that you can wear each day and not have to worry about it breaking due to a rough, active lifestyle, Rolex may be your thing. If you’re the type of person that when people zig, you zag… Let’s say, for example, you already have a few nice watches and want something more exotic from a well-respected brand, possibly something with high complications that not everyone and your next door neighbor already has. Something that shows your sophistication and a fascination for the esoteric micro-mechanics of watchmaking, a Jaeger-LeCoultre may be a better choice.

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COMPARISON: Rolex Sky-Dweller VS Rolex Day-Date from Replica Watch

Use this comprehensive comparison to find out which one of these two replica watches is best for you.

We are constantly asked questions about the differences between different types of watches from the most popular luxury watch brands as well as the differences between certain watches within a specific brand. Our various watch comparisons are made to enable you to make an educated and informed purchase decision about a watch by putting the information objectively in an easy to read format.

Finding a good looking Rolex doesn’t involve much research. The key is to find a model that can compliment and possibly enhance your existing way of life. That takes a little research.

The two Rolex wristwatches that we will compare today are the Rolex Sky-Dweller 42mm VS the Rolex Day-Date 40mm. At a glance, these watches look slightly similar but in fact, they are very different. Below is a summary of the things that these two watches have in common and the pros and cons describing the features that make each one unique. For your convenience, you can use the buttons below to view the two collections now. Otherwise, proceed with the comparison below.

Common Features
Both of these Rolex watches have a fluted bezel.
Impressive power reserve, the Day-Date at approx. 70 hours and the Sky-Dweller has a 2-hour advantage at 72 hours.
Date function/complication.
Available in the following precious metals: 18kt Yellow Gold, 18kt Everose (Rolex’s proprietary version of rose gold), and  18kt White Gold. The Day-Date even has a few models in Platinum.
Rolex patented “Triplock” crown which locks the crown down to the Oyster case as tight as a submarine hatch.
Cyclopse Date magnifier, a distinctly Rolex feature.
Water resistance of 100m/330ft

The most impressive feature of the Rolex Sky-Dweller is the added complications. The difference in the Rolex Sky-Sweller is that it has 3 complications; a Date function, an Annual Calendar, and a Dual Time Zone / GMT. While the Rolex Day-Date only has a Day-Date function. The Sky-Dweller was made for world travelers who need to easily keep track of two time zones and make changes to the time when entering different zones with the push of a button. It contains between 11 and 14 different patented technologies depending on the model. See the pros & cons.

Power Reserve
The Sky-Dweller has a slightly better power reserve of 72 hours compared to the Day-Date’s 70 hours.
GMT / Dual Time Zone Complication
Possibly why it’s called sky-dweller. People that fly a lot will often buy watches with this feature.
Annual Calendar Function
The Saros Annual Calendar displays the month through a small window above the hour numerals.
Ring Command Bezel
The Sky-Dweller features a unique bezel. The bezel is instrumental in setting the time, date/month and dual time zone. Rotating the bezel to a specific position of a watch function allows changes to be made to that function via the crown.

Price Tag
There’s a slightly higher price tag for an entry level Sky-Dweller
Material Options
Not available in platinum like the Day-Date
Size and Style Options
The Sky-Dweller series has fewer styles & sizes available compared the Day-Date collection
Less Bling
The Day-Date collection has many models that are dripping with sparkling diamonds if you’re looking for that over-the-top bling look. The Sky-Dweller doesn’t

The Day-Date is not as complicated a timepiece as the Sky-Dweller. It has many styles and is very popular. However, it doesn’t offer a GMT function which allows you to display the time in two different time zones. It is a dressy watch and has some higher end models that feature Rolex’s Ice Blue dial which is only available on Platinum Rolexes.

Price Tag
Slightly Lower Price Tag for an entry level Day-Date watch compared to the Sky-Dweller
Day Function
The Day-Date has a function that shows the day of the week at the 12 o’clock position
Dial Options
The Day-Date has many watches with the new innovative dial that has a patterned motif giving the dial a unique textured look.
Styles
More Choices of Colors & Materials including many models that incorporate diamonds into the design.

Power Reserve
The Day-Date’s power reserve (how long the watch will run on a full wind when not worn) is 2 hours less than the Sky-Dweller. While this is not a huge difference it needs to be noted.
Bezel
The Day-Date has a fixed fluted (wave pattern) bezel which doesn’t move whereas the Sky Dweller has a bi-directional bezel with added functionality.

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Replica Rolex VS Replica Panerai

We are often asked “What’s better Rolex or Panerai?” and depending on the context, it can be answered any number of ways. The purpose of this comparison is to compare and benchmark a few things to help you determine which is the right brand for you. This comparison will include but is not limited to: Rolex VS Panerai: Which is Best?

There’s no hiding the fact that when comparing the international popularity of Rolex and Panerai, Rolex is the most popular luxury watch company in the world. They have a 100% international brand recognition which in terms of their branding and marketing puts them in a different class than most watchmakers.

Rolex has numerous to call their own. These innovations span across many areas of watchmaking. Materials such as Parachrom, an anti-magnetic material used in their springs, Cerachrom a highly scratch resistant ceramic prevents UV rays from discoloring their bezels. Rolex also has proprietary alloys such as Rolesor; a combination of gold and steel which they utilize in their two-tone watches, Everose which is their own tone of rose gold.

Rolex has great brand recall so you will probably get more comments and/or compliments from total strangers when you wear one. Some people like wearing conversation starters and buy a Rolex specifically because they want that type of reaction but then again there are those that prefer to be more discreet and will wear other high-end brands that are less known to avoid this type of interaction.

Rolex has the highest resale value in the industry and in the event that you wished to trade up or sell your Rolex, you can expect more of your original purchase value with this brand compared to any other. This is not a broad brush statement but rather a statistic based on averages. Of course, there are things that can influence the resale value such as condition, model #, the supply and demand for your particular Rolex watch.

The Rolex manufacturers crank out about 2,000 Rolexes per day. They have many series and collections which suit different activities and lifestyles. Rolex also has produced hundreds of their own calibers over the years. Around the world, you will find a huge amount of pre-owned and vintage models which people often collect, many which may even appreciate in value.

Rolex has created numerous watches over the years that has gained iconic status and their brand history runs pretty deep although not as far back as some other brands.

Submariner, Cosmograph Daytona, Day-Date, Datejust, Deepsea, Yacht-Master, Milgauss.

This is a company that has been around for a while but only got noticed on an international level fairly recently. 1995 was the year that changed everything for Panerai. It was the year when Sylvester Stallone was in Rome for the action movie “Daylight” and spotted the (at the time) oversized watch. Rumor is that he approached Panerai and asked that they do a limited edition run which they called Slytech after his nickname. This caught the attention of an international watch conglomerate which soon scooped up the business and put it on the international market with its own very exclusive distribution network.

Boldly designed as expected of Italian designs, they tend to have a larger than life look. Panerai watches are big and there are people that prefer a high quality watch that also commands a presence on the wrist. Because of the oversized design, the watch has great visibility.

The Luminor series which includes the Panerai Luminor Marina and Luminor Marina 8 Days, GMT, Power Reserve, Regatta, LAB-ID, Luminor Submersible Carbotech and of course the very popular Radiomir series,

In-House Calibers: Panerai

Panerai is often credited as the catalyst for the trending larger sized watches in the industry
Once supplied watches to the Egyptian navy.
Big watches are one of the signatures of Panerai
Was the the Italian Navy’s watch & instrument supplier.
A cult-like following of superfans which they call their “Paneristi” (Perhaps as in Paparazzi’s?)
Panerai never produces enough to meet the demand.

In-House Calibers: Panerai also produced in-house calibers which include the OP I, and Caliber P.5000, to name a few.

Choosing between these two watch brands isn’t always easy since they both make excellent watches and they are both respected brands. It all boils down to the features and aspects of the watch (or the brand) that you value the most. Most people would advise looking at what you want your watch to do for you first, only then, once you’ve figured out what specifications you are looking for; start shopping the various brands that have watches that can offer these features.

For example, if you are a diver, there are many brands that offer tool watches for divers. Compare the various brands and models from each brand that offer what you need. Then decide on which one suits your look and fits your target price or budget.

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Replica Rolex Daytona VS Rolex GMT: Which is the Best

We create detailed and comprehensive watch comparisons. These insightful comparisons are straight to the point and done in an easy-to-read format to quickly determine which one of these two Replica Rolex watches is the best for them.

Both the GMT and the Cosmograph Daytona use an in-house Rolex movement.
Both watches have a decent power reserve. The Cosmograph Daytona has a slightly higher one though.
Both have a “Cerachrom” bezel insert which is made of a very durable and hardened ceramic that is resistant to scratches. Additionally, Cerachrom is anti-corrosive and its color doesn’t fade when exposed to UV rays for extended periods of time.
Both have the Easylink 5mm adjustment extension link.
Patented “Triplock” crown which locks the crown down the Oyster case making it as tight as a submarine hatch.
Bracelet fitted with the patented Easylink 5mm extension link allowing a quick 5mm extension or reduction to the bracelet size without the need of tools.
Both offer water resistance of 100m/330ft
Both of these Rolex watches have an Oyster bracelet

The most useful feature of the watches in this series is the Dual Time Zone function of the GMT complication (AKA Zulu and Universal Time Zone) . This feature is not available on the Daytona Collection. It’s a very useful function which allows you to quickly see the time in another time zone. See the pros & cons.

GMT Complication
This complication allows you to see the time in a second time zone
Cost
Price starts at about half the price of a Daytona
Bezel
The bezel rotates both ways. Several widely collected two colored bezel options i.e. the “Pepsi” dial(Red & Blue), the “Coke” (Red & Black), and the “Batman” dial (Black & Blue)
Visibility
More luminous material is used on the GMT

Styles
Not as many styles from which to choose
Material Options
Not as many choices of precious metals (i.e. 18k yellow gold, Platinum, Rose Gold)
Complications
There’s no chronograph function like the Daytona series
Strap Options
Doesn’t have the choice of a leather strap
Bling
No diamond models like the Daytona Cosmograph series

Aside from the greater number of style options, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona offers something that the GMT won’t which is a stopwatch function known as a Chronograph complication. The pushers (buttons) on the top and bottom of the winding crown is the way that the chronograph is started, stopped and reset on the Rolex Cosmograph. For some this has a functional value. A chronograph is in general considered a sporty watch since it is often used to track best time by racing professionals and enthusiasts.

How is the Replica Rolex Cosmograph Daytona collection different from the GMT series?

Diamond Indexes on some of the Daytona models
Some Daytona watches have leather straps
Chronometer complication which gives you a stopwatch/timer function
Ice blue dials are available on the Platinum Daytona
More precious metal options such as Everose (18k rose gold) 18k yellow gold, 18k white gold and platinum with the Daytona
More options for dial colors such as Blue, Chocolate dial, Mother of Pearl, Rose Gold options
More choices of hour markers such as baguette diamond, Arabic numerals, applied etc.

Styles
More styles from which to choose
Materials
More precious metal options such as 18k yellow gold, white gold, rose gold or platinum
Function
Stopwatch function of a chronograph complication
Straps
Choice of bracelet or leather watch band

Cost
An entry level Daytona is twice price of an entry level GMT
No GMT
Doesn’t have a GMT / Dual time zone function
Visibility
Less luminous fill used means less night time visibility
Bezel
No two color bi-directional rotating bezel options like the GMT

Side-By-Side Comparison of the Rolex Daytona VS Rolex GMT Specifications & Features

Some of the factors that people who are considering either of these watches is the need to gauge the functional value of a watch with the GMT/Dual Time Zone function instead of a watch like the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona which has a Chronograph complication.

The GMT complication is useful for those who call or travel frequently to different time zones and need to see the local time with just a quick glance. For people with this type of lifestyle, the GMT would be a great option.

Alternatively, if the style is of the essence and having more options is something you are looking for, the Daytona may be a better option. It’s best to decide which features are most important to you in order to determine your ideal Rolex.

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Replica Rolex VS Fake Cartier

Both of these watchmakers are recognized and well respected. So what makes these two brands different from one another? How does someone find out which is the best brand for them?

Luckily, the watch experts at watch4usale.com are intimately familiar with both brands and can give you all the answers. This benchmark will compare Replica Rolex VS Fake Cartier to help you determine which is best for you.

Replica Rolex watch is a brand that will definitely draw attention to your wrist all over the world. Rolex is the #1 most recognized Swiss watch brand with almost 100% international brand recognition and many horological innovations to call their own. If you’re looking to start conversations with total strangers and have a watch that people recognize as a high-end watch, this brand may be perfect for you. Some people, on the other hand, are looking to make a more discreet statement and will opt for other high-end brands to avoid extra attention.

Brand recognition Rolex is the most recognized luxury watch in the world
Accuracy
Rolex watches go through very rigorous testing to provide above and beyond accuracy compared to most mechanical watches including the already highly respected COSC chronometers.
Resell Value
Rolexes have excellent resale values compared to Cartier watches.
Selection
Rolex has an incredibly large selection of watches that are in production and even more that are available on the open market.

Case Shapes
For the most part, every modern Rolex uses a round case shape. Any other shaped Rolex is very rare. Rolex used to make a few square-shaped watches such as ref 4470 and many of the older Cellini models were in fact square or rectangular in shape. At this point, almost all the modern Rolex watches are mostly round, whereas Cartier has many case shapes from round and oval to cushion-shaped, tonneau, and of course, the many square-shaped or rectangular-shaped Tank watches
Price
An entry-level Rolex has a list price of over twice the price of an entry-level Cartier watch, making them more exclusive and less attainable to some.
Quartz Watches
it’s very rare to find any quartz-powered Rolex watches (if that’s what you’re into). Most people buying a Rolex appreciate the mechanical brilliance of a watch and aren’t looking for a battery-powered Rolex but if you were, they would be hard to find as very few were ever made. Cartier, on the other hand, has many.

Fake Cartier watch was a world-renowned jeweler before being recognized as a major player in the watch industry. Their brand is listed as one of Forbes’s top brands worldwide and with their strong influence in high fashion, made wristwatches mainstream at a time when everyone carried pocket watches. Since then the watchmaker has produced many popular collections such as their iconic tank series. Many consider Cartier as more of a fashion brand than a luxury watchmaker. However, Cartier has made moves to change their opinions with numerous horological innovations and iconic watches.

Case Sizes
Cartier watches come in many sizes from the very tiny 28mm for ladies to the oversized 44mm for men, Rolex, on the other hand, does have smaller watches but they start at a slightly larger size of about 31mm and go up to about 42mm. In the safe zone when it comes to size.
Case Shapes
As mentioned earlier, Cartier watches come in just about every available shape so in terms of variety, there is plenty of variations from which to choose
Price
Cartier watches are significantly more affordable when compared to Rolex. Although both brands have watches that have a list price below the $6,000 price point, a Cartier can be bought at full MSRP for under $3,000 compared to the cheapest new Rolexes with $5,700 list prices
Quartz watches
Rolex doesn’t produce Quartz watches anymore. Years ago they gave it a go and decided against it after most likely realizing it would hurt their brand. Quartz models are for those that don’t care about the esotericism and micromechanics of a complicated mechanical watch and prefer the highest accuracy possible. A quartz (battery-powered) watch will be more accurate than a mechanical watch. Cartier produced many beautiful luxurious quartz watches as well as mechanical watches.

Brand Recognition
Basically, you’ll get more comments and turn more heads with a Rolex. Rolexes have a distinct look. It’s very easy to spot one whereas Cartier makes so many different styles, shapes, and sizes that it’s often harder to recognize. Cartier is a very well-known brand but can’t really compare with Rolex who is the world’s most recognized luxury watch brand. A lot also has to do with their brand positioning and production figures vs huge demand
Accuracy
While on the subject of accuracy, Cartier’s mechanical watches don’t have the same superior accuracy as Rolex. Rolex conducts very extensive testing on their watches and when they achieve the level of accuracy of +2/-2 seconds per day, they are given the designation Superlative Chronometer
Resell Value
Cartier watches don’t hold their value as well as Rolex but they are not terrible when it comes to resale compared to some other high-end watch brands
Selection
While Cartier manufactures watches in all sorts of shapes sizes and colors, with diamonds, without diamonds, in 18kt Rose Gold, 18kt Yellow Gold, 18kt White gold, Stainless Steel, and more; they don’t have nearly as many different models as Rolex.

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Cheap “Pepsi” Rolex GMT Master II 116719 BLRO Review

Replica Rolex is the only expensive watch company that has not just one but two watches that are nicknamed after soft drink. Of course, we’re talking about the Rolex GMT Master II watches that have the split two color dials. This particular review is focused on one, the 18kt white gold 116719 BLRO with the blue and red bezel known as the “Pepsi” and if you got one of these watches then “You got the right stuff, baby!”

One of the things that differentiate the GMT Master II from the older GMT series is that Rolex implemented the Cerachrom bezel insert. The advantage if this new bezel is that it’s made of a highly scratch-resistant hardened ceramic material and it has UV repelling properties so that colors won’t fade when exposed to ultraviolet rays …even for a long duration.

In the olden days of watchmaking, when bezels were made entirely of metal, there were obvious challenges for Rolex to come up with this new ceramic material and Rolex had to really think outside of the box.

One can truthfully say that Rolex was never accused of was being uncreative with their manufacturing or lacking in the innovation department. They’re been consistently doling out new patents that improved watchmaking from the very beginning of their existence.

Another fine example of such innovation is the Rolex Easylink 5mm extension link found on the bracelet of this watch. This allows you to make a quick 5mm adjustment to the size of the bracelet to compensate when the wrist naturally expands and contracts with fluctuations in temperature and humidity.

You won’t find any surprises under the cap of this Pepsi though. The Rolex GMT Master II has its dependable Superlative Chronometer under the hood of this bad boy. The Rolex Caliber 3186, a 31 jewel movement, holds its power for approximately 50 hours and beats at a rate of 28,800 VPH.

Rolex has had two-tone bezels for over fifty years. From the older Rolex Pepsi bezels to the “Coke” bezel (which were red and black) to the very popular black and blue bezel model of the GMT Master II. It’s a tradition that I think will stick. In addition to soft drink names, this watchmaker has a few watches with superhero names in it such as the Hulk with a green bezel (come to think of it, they could have called it the Sprite Rolex or the Mountain Dew…) and of course, Batman with the blue and black bezel.

The Rolex GMT Master II “Pepsi” watch has a GMT complication also known as a dual time zone feature. You notice a red hand below? This is the GMT hand. It is a mechanism that allows you to see the time in two different time zones simultaneously. It is ideal for those globetrotting jet-setters that are always traveling to (or even calling) places in different time zones.

The Replica Rolex Pepsi GMT Master II is a 40mm watch and uses a patented “Triplock” crown that fastens the case as tightly as a submarine hatch. This keeps the movement, the Rolex caliber 3186 well protected. The 31-jewel movement has an accuracy of +2/-2 seconds per day which is phenomenal for a mechanical watch and it, therefore, has the designation of Superlative Chronometer.

One of the features of the movement which contributes to the enhanced accuracy is the magnetic resistance of Rolex’s blue Parachrom hairspring and the use of a Breguet overcoil (also known as the Breguet spiral) which keeps the balance spring in line and helps to compensate for lateral shocks. Its purpose is similar to Rolex’s patented Paraflex shock absorbers found in some of their other watches such as the Datejust II which has the caliber 3136 movements.

Just like a real Pepsi soft drink, the 116719BLRO is super sweet and it’s not your run-of-the-mill Rolex. It looks great on the wrist and has a unique look that will grab the attention of many. It’s solidly built and has practical features which include the date window with cyclops magnifier lens over the date and also has a GMT function.

In the meantime, have a look at the full specs of the Rolex 116719 BLRO and just for the sake of making a comparison we’ll place it next to the 116710 BLNR Rolex “Batman Dial” with the black and blue bezel.

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Replica TAG Heuer VS Rolex

Considering watches from TAG Heuer or Rolex? Here’s an Eye-Opening Comparison & Brand Review that will explain the differences between TAG and Rolex.

Many of you have most likely heard of Replica Rolex watches before you even discovered Replica TAG Heuer watches. Both are respected brands in the Swiss watch industry and although some would say there is no comparison others may disagree from certain angles.

There are many first time buyers and curious shoppers that are trying to find out why a Rolex watch is usually more expensive than a TAG Heuer watch. People will ask us things like “Is Rolex better than a TAG Heuer? Is that why?” Well, we’ll not only address this question directly but we’ll also address just about any other context in which you can find this question.

While some assume that better means it’s a watch that has a better watch movement, there are others who are asking about the popularity of the brand itself. Some are asking about the warranty period while others are asking about the accuracy and precision of the watch itself or its resale value. See where this is going? Let’s compare Rolex and TAG Heuer side-by-side and address the most common contexts that this question can be found in.

From a mechanical point of view many would argue that Rolex has the upper hand seeing as they do all their watch and movements in-house and don’t outsource parts like TAG Heuer does on many of their watches nor do they use ébauche movements. These are semi-finished movements/calibers that act as a template of sorts and can be enhanced by watchmakers to accommodate a number of features or complications depending on the watch’s needs and the ébauches that are used to create it.

Rolex also made numerous horological innovations including the type of rotors that are found in automatic watches that we use today. They have also taken great strides in combatting electromagnetic interference which is a big enemy of mechanical watches.

Another interesting point to make is that TAG Heuer offers many non-mechanical watches known as Quartz watches which are battery powered and therefore don’t run on springs the way automatic watches and manual wind watches do. In terms of traditional watchmaking, this puts Rolex a grade above since they are more traditionalist and mechanical watches are considered to be higher-end because of the extra work it takes to create their mechanical movements.

Rolex also has a 3rd party, COSC certifies their movements and gives them the Chronometer designation for its accuracy and precision. Getting COSC certificates are pricey and because Rolex prices are more up-market, they can easily absorb these added expenses into their pricing strategy.

TAG Heuer, on the other end also has very accurate mechanical watches and their president even claimed that they can easily compare with a COSC Chronometer but to pass the savings on to their customers, they don’t test their movements with COSC and avoid the extra expense. It’s also important to note that TAG Heuer also has many quartz models that are battery powered movements which have higher accuracy than mechanical calibers.

One thing that Rolex does that adds value to their watch in terms of precision and accuracy is that after they receive a COSC certificate, they take the movement and place it inside a watch case and give it further testing in-house. A COSC certificate states that the movement is a Chronometer and was tested to have an accuracy of within -4/+6 seconds per day however, after Rolex’s in-house testing the watches have a new designation of Superlative Chronometer (which they also print on the dial of the watch) and this means they have an enhanced accuracy of -2/+2 seconds per day.

Let’s look at it from the brand perspective and see how they position against each other in the overall Swiss watch marketplace. There is a brand consultancy called Interbrand that puts out an annual list of the top 50 most popular Swiss brands in the world and a large percentage of these brands are watchmakers. Let’s see how the Swiss watchmakers rank on this list and how they compare to one another in terms of brand value and recognition.

TAG Heuer is the 12th most recognized watch brand from Switzerland and in 2016 had an estimated brand value of 76 Million CHF. This makes them the 34th most popular and valuable Swiss brand in the top 50.

Rolex is the #1 most recognized watch brand in the world. They are also one of the most valuable Swiss brands weighing in at #3 of the top 50 Swiss brands with an estimated brand value of 7.387 Billion CHF.

What does brand value mean? Well, say you bought a bottle of Coca-Cola brand cola and poured its contents into some generic store brand bottle. Would you be able to sell the same product under a different bottle at the same price as Coca-Cola? The brand itself adds tremendous value to a product. I am in no way implying that a TAG Heuer watch is the same as a Rolex watch on the inside, on the contrary, they are very different on the inside. It’s just to provide insight as to why certain things about Rolex are the way they are. For example, things like brand recognition, brand recall, resale value etc.

Neither one is. A watch is not an investment such as a mutual fund or even real estate. There is no point in looking at a luxury watch that way, it’s simply not true. A watch can be compared to a car in terms of investments, the moment you use it even once, it already dropped in value. Furthermore, people think of it as an asset but an asset actually generates money such as capital gains from SEC-registered securities or rental income from a property.

That’s not to say that there have never been certain watches that have appreciated in value for any number of reasons but the majority of the time they don’t. They do however hold a certain percentage of their original value. And this is one of the areas where Rolex is king. There is simply no other brand of watches that holds its value like Rolex.

There are several variables at play that contribute to the resale value such as the condition the watch is in. Does it come in its original box? Does it include any original documents & warranty card? Is it still within the warranty period? Is it a limited edition, a special edition or a numbered edition? Did some hot-shot celebrity wear it in a blockbuster movie such as a James Bond film and all of a sudden make it super famous? You get the idea.

TAG Heuer offers a 2 year warranty period on their watches. This is a pretty standard warranty period compared to most brands in the industry.

Before January 2015, Rolex offered a 2 year warranty period. After Jan 2015 it became a 5-year warranty. Possibly the longest in the industry.

We also get this question a lot. With all the things that are different about each of these brands, it’s usually about gauging the price of a watch against the features that it offers and finding out what about the watch is important to you.

Some want to pass it on as a family heirloom one day and therefore are looking for a watch with the better resale value, in which case a Rolex is probably best since they hold their value better than TAG Heuer.

Some may want a watch with a high complication such as a Tourbillon watch, in which case TAG Heuer just came out with possibly the most affordable high complication tourbillon watch on the market known as the Carrera Heuer 02T which is a stunning watch and affordably priced for the complicated mechanical featured that it offers.

Some might be looking for an amazing diver’s watch in which case the Rolex Sea Dweller or the more classic Submariner is probably a great fit because TAG Heuer isn’t exactly known for their excellent diver’s watches as much as they are for their Chronographs such as the Calibre Heuer 01, for example.

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Replica Patek Philippe VS Rolex Watches

Thinking of getting either a Patek or a Rolex watch? Witness as Patek Philippe goes head-to-head with Rolex in one no-joking-around watch brand comparison. Read more to find out which is best.

Let’s Compare Patek Philippe V.S. Rolex

Oftentimes we get asked: “Which is better, a Patek Philippe or a Rolex watch?”

Since this question can have all sorts of different contexts, there are many answers.

Let’s see how Rolex and Patek compare against one another in every which way, shall we?

Replica Patek Philippe

ACHIEVEMENTS: Their many notable achievements include literally inventing the wristwatch, for example, creating the Patek Philippe Calibre 89 which is one of the world’s most complicated wristwatches with 33 complications and much more are a few good reasons to give them the respect they truly deserve. Patek Philippe has been leading in innovation and is considered one of the “Trinity” watchmakers.

BRAND PRESTIGE: Patek Philippe’s the third most recognized brand of Swiss-made watches in the world with only two of the less prestigious, yet more widely known brands (Omega watches and Rolex) ahead of them at the #2 and #1 positions. 

There are many that would boldly declare that Patek Philippe is the “Rolls Royce” of Swiss watches or even call it “a Rich Man’s Rolex”. Patek Philippe’s brand value was estimated in 2016 to be at 1,885,000,000 CHF according to Interbrand, an agency which measures brand value and recognition of Switzerland’s top 50 brands.

CLIENTELE: Since 1839, (over 178 years) Patek Philippe has built an empire of super high-end watches which are worn by royalty, dignitaries, Fortune 500 CEO’s and top C-Suite executives, millionaires and billionaires the world over. There is a reason that the brand has such terrific prestige. It has lots to do with their ingenuity and innovations but also has a lot to do with how they solidified their brand’s position at the top of the luxury watch market.

BRAND MESSAGE: Their famous slogan from their iconic ad campaign goes: “You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You Merely look after it for the next generation.” An ad campaign that they’ve been running for over 20 years, and for good reasons too. As weird as it sounds, their ads don’t even advertise watches, they advertise family heirlooms that retain value. Patek Philippe watches can actually transfer value and oftentimes appreciate over generations.

RESALE VALUE: Patek Philippe’s watches are known to either hold their value or even appreciate over time. Patek Philippe has one of the highest resell values among their competitors with the exception of Rolex. So there is much truth to their campaign slogan, it’s an accurate description of their products. Patek Philippe arguably owns the top-tier of high-horology.

Once, the most expensive watches ever sold was a Patek Philippe with many complications and sold for over 11 million dollars, second only to a Rolex that was worn by Paul Newman. Whereas one gets its value from the fact that an actor wore it, the other gets its value from the fact that they create watches that are considered masterpieces to any master watchmaker.

Replica Rolex watch

ACHIEVEMENTS: Rolex was founded by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905 and is today, the one luxury watch brand that everyone in the world knows by name even though they are quite the young brand compared to Patek Philippe. That’s quite an achievement. They set out to create tool watches that are practical and make those impressively accurate with their superlative chronometers.

BRAND PRESTIGE: Rolex is the #1 most recognized and valuable Swiss watch brand in the world. Out of the top 50 Swiss companies in the world, Rolex is the 3rd most valuable Swiss brand.

Rolex is the most recognizable and valuable luxury watch brand with many celebrity endorsements over the years.Rolex’s brand value was estimated in 2016 to be at 7,387,000,000 CHF according to Interbrand, an agency that benchmarks Swiss brands to determine the top 50. So you will probably turn a lot of heads and get quite a few comments on your watch if you’re wearing one.

CLIENTELE: For over 113 years, Rolex had impressed watch collectors around the world and has attracted many high profile customers which include Hollywood celebrities such as actors and music artists. The people that tend to purchase a Rolex watch are usually the types that have a high appreciation for tough watches but also like the attention that comes with wearing one from a famous brand. On the downside, Rolex is also the most knocked-off luxury watch brand.

BRAND MESSAGE: Rolex gives off a very different message with their branding than most watchmakers. They pride themselves on being the watch that made it to the highest point on planet earth and the lowest depths underwater known to man. Their brand message is that of adventure and a watch that you can count on during these expeditions. They are indeed backing it up with built-to-last craftsmanship and have the longest warranty period in the industry with their 5-year warranty.

RESALE VALUE: Another area where Rolex comes out at the very top is resale value. There is no other watch brand that holds its value like Rolex. However, Rolex and Patek Philippe both will usually fetch a higher percentage of your principal investment compared to most brands.

Of course, when it comes to resale value, you can’t paint a brand with a broad brush. It will always depend on the watch itself, the condition it’s in, if it is still under warranty, if it has all the original documents and other variables. There are also times when a Rolex appreciates in value. For example, Paul Newman’s Rolex sold and at Phillips Auction for 17.8 million dollars

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A Red Rolex? Top 5 Best Watches by Rolex with Red Dials

Red, Rouge, Burgundy; Call it what you wish, it’s the color of love and these are the top 5 Rolexes with red dials that we happen to love.

It’s not every day that we cover a bold looking watch such as a Rolex with a red dial but today is that lucky day where we will discuss several red-dialed Rolexes that deserve our undivided attention.

A Red Rolex? Top 5 Watches by Rolex with Red Dials

After reading this, click on any of the red luxury watches below to see details or click here to see all of them at once:

Despite the fact that the trend for watch case sizes is showing that people are buying watches with larger cases these days, the 5 featured watches are all midsize watches at 36mm and can be worn by women or even men with average to smaller wrist sizes.

Another thing that these all have in common is that they are all Replica Rolex Day-Date 36mm watches. Rolex prefers the term “burgundy” or “cherry dial” over ‘red dial’.

My best guess is that it is just a more marketable term for their target demographic.

The first one on the list that we will talk about is the Rolex reference 118139 Cherry Index Leather. This timepiece uses a 36mm case constructed of 18kt white gold and has a fluted bezel which gives it that very distinct “Rolex look”. This model has a matching red Bordeaux colored leather strap and is the only one on this list that comes with a leather watch band.

This Rolex red face watch uses a 31 jewel chronometer known as the caliber 3155 which is a self-winding/automatic caliber that runs at 28,800 VpH for about 48 hours on a full wind.

This watch red face Rolex watch uses a 31 jewel chronometer known as the caliber 3155 which is a self-winding/automatic movement that runs at 28,800 VpH for about 48 hours on a full wind.

NOTE: This in-house movement can be found in all the watches featured in this blog post.

It’s important to note that there are 5 models with red dials and all 5 are Rolex Day-Date 36mm watches. However the difference between them (aside from price and model number) is that 3 models are using an 18kt White Gold case, each with a different type of bracelet; one oyster bracelet (118239 Cherry Index Oyster), one presidents bracelet (118239 Cherry Index President), and one on a red leather strap shown above (118139 Cherry Index Leather). It’s a shame that the only materials used are white gold and platinum. No rose gold, no yellow gold, and no steel options.

It would have been nice to see a Rolex Datejust in Red on this list or in any other material such as stainless steel or even a solid 18kt yellow gold model with a red dial. I’d even settle for a stainless steel 36mm Day-Date with a red dial just to have a more affordable option for those that don’t want to dish out for gold or platinum models. Perhaps even a Rolex GMT-Master II with a red dial to match one of the models that have a split red and black bezel. If you ever see one in the future you’ll know that you heard of it here first!

The two most expensive models pictured below are not using 18kt white gold but rather platinum. The more expensive of the two platinum models has a diamond bezel (ref. 118346 Cherry Index President) while the more affordable of the two platinum models has a smooth bezel without any diamonds (ref. 118206 Cherry Index President).

Is there a model with a red dial that you don’t see here that you would have preferred to see in this list? Let us know in the comment box below.

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Replica Audemars Piguet VS Fake Rolex

Join us as we compare and review two of the most coveted brands in watchmaking to determine which brand is best for you.

Let’s face it, there are many exclusive watch brands out there and frankly, there almost always has been. After carefully considering every one of them you can literally find something special in just about every single one of them. The big question is which one is the best for you specifically. Today we will do an AP Rolex comparison; two of the top brands in watchmaking.

Audemars Piguet VS Rolex: A Detailed Comparison & Review

To start, we need to find out what motivated you to decide to buy a watch from either of these brands. Is it the look of their watches? Is it the reputation of their brand? Is it the recognition you would get wearing one of their watches? Are you looking to acquire what will one day become a treasured family heirloom?

As you can see there are a number of motivating factors why people would spend a lot on a really high-end watch and you may relate to any one of them or even all of them.

Depending on what factors you relate to you may want to compare these brands from different angles.

For example: let’s say you just want to make a statement with what you are wearing on your wrist. You may want to make that statement to a select few …or even to everyone. In this type of situation, you want to compare the two in the context of brand recognition.

Whereas Rolex is the most internationally recognizable luxury watch brand, Audemars Piguet is not. AP is certainly recognized in the watchmaking community as a better brand than Rolex but because of the exclusivity of the AP brand, the average layman will not realize that your watch is superior to a Rolex.

You can use a nice watch to dress to impress, but you need to figure out who you are trying to impress first. Audemars Piguet is considered one of the ‘big three’ or as many call it, the ‘Holy Trinity of watchmaking’. Rolex never made it to the Big 3, yet Rolex is still the single most recognized luxury watch brand in the world (according to a recent report by Swiss brand valuation agency Interbrand) and makes excellent watches regardless.

These two brands took lots of time perfecting the art of watchmaking. There’s a reason they’re still in business after over 100 years in operation. Rolex prides itself on the accuracy and durability of their watches while Audemars Piguet is less focused on precision and more artistic about their craft. You can clearly see the difference between the two by comparing any of their movements.

Replica Audemars Piguet pays meticulous attention to every single detail in the movement and finishes them to perfection in a way that Rolex doesn’t even compare.

While a Rolex caliber is a very high-quality piece of mechanical machinery, it’s missing that extra detail, that superb finishing that you will find in an AP watch such as the motifs, the engraving which you will rarely if ever find in a Rolex. In fact, most Rolexes have solid case backs which won’t even let you even see the movement or its action.

Replica Rolex watches are known for their accuracy. Specifically, since they’ve been putting the words Superlative Chronometer on their watches which means that the watch was regulated and tested to an accuracy of -2/+2 seconds per day. Almost every Rolex manufactured lately is meeting this level of precision.

Audemars Piguet, on the other hand, is not advertising the accuracy the way Rolex is and this may be because they don’t have a standard minimum precision the way Rolex does. The accuracy on Copy Audemars Piguet watches depends on a few things: the model of the watch, the movement, how long has it been since it was brought in to be serviced, the level of activity of the person wearing it, how the watch is placed when not being worn. There are quite a few variables here as you can see.   

The truth is, if you want the most accurate watch, you shouldn’t be looking at mechanical watches at all but rather, the less expensive (to say the least) quartz watch which is battery powered and has a level of precision that is simply unattainable by mechanical watches.

  1. Just about everybody and their Uncle know the Rolex brand. You don’t even need to be a watch nut to be familiar with them. This type of popularity comes in handy when it comes to a pre-owned market.
  2. Rolex is known to hold its value better than any other watch brand out there.
  3. This year even the new Rolex sports watches such as the stainless steel Daytona, Submariner models, GMT Master II, Yacht-Master and such have been selling for more than their listed retail price indicating very high demand which also positively affects the resale value.
  4. Their watches are built very solid and can theoretically last forever if properly maintained.
  1. Replica Audemars Piguet watches are a different breed of a watch than your average luxury watch.
  2. Wearing an AP is indicative of a real watch nerd who can also talk the talk. Most people that are not into horology have no idea who Audemars Piguet is in the world of watchmaking. Yet, they are considered one of the BIG 3 which include AP, Vacheron & Patek.
  3.  Everyone and their neighbor isn’t wearing AP watches. This is a more exclusive and prestigious brand.
  4.  It’s the type of watch that the wearer can enjoy wearing it all on his own without any need of some stranger’s recognition.  
  5.  The real pleasure comes when socializing in those inner circles of watch connoisseurs and seeing a watch nerd geek out over the watch.
  6.  The craftsmanship of an AP is also a different type of grade. There are more bells and whistles such as intricate finishing processes involved in AP’s and they are not mass produced like Rolex watches.
  7.  This is more of a family heirloom type of watch brand with a more exclusive clientele.
  8.  Another excellent reason to buy an Audemars Piguet is if you enjoy complications, the kind you find in a really high-end mechanical watch. We’re talking about tourbillons, perpetual calendars, moon phase, retrograde, minute repeaters, chronographs, dual time zone/GMT’s, and more mechanical features offer more function than just to tell you the time. Rolex is a forward-thinking brand and may have a few tricks up their sleeves but Audemars Piguet has been making magic with their movements for significantly longer and has quite a few more tricks up their sleeves.