Hands-On: The Top AAA Fake Rolex 1908 “Ice Blue” Platinum 52506 Watches UK And The Case For Rolex Dress Watches

For whatever reason, the new platinum-cased Rolex Perpetual 1908 timepiece that debuted at Watches & Wonders 2024 was so compelling that needed to write about it three times (so far). Most recently, Mike Razak from the team shared his glowing thoughts as an observer of the new “Ice Blue” guilloché-dial Rolex Perpetual 1908 52506. We also included the Swiss made replica Rolex 1908 platinum watches in our list of the top 10 watches released at Watches & Wonder Geneva 2024. Now, I discuss my own wearing experience with this novel dress watch that deserves plenty of attention, not only for design and poise but also for its value proposition. The perfect Rolex 1908 fake watches family was introduced in 2023 as a replacement for the Rolex Cellini. 18k gold models began the 1908 collection (there is no steel option, and there probably won’t be one), and now, Rolex has added a version with the reference 52506 platinum dial to more fully flesh out the 1908 collection.

Rolex nearly always gives its platinum watches the company’s “ice blue” dial color. Most people are familiar with the platinum Daytona and Day-Date “President” models that feature this beautiful hue. What is new here with the 1908 isn’t the color but the guilloché engraving technique. The vast majority of cheap UK Rolex replica watches do not feature any type of guilloché engraving, but the company does have this capability since it has been used in the relatively recent past on some other Rolex dress watches. Perhaps none have been able to make as big a splash as the 1908 platinum watch, however. The combination of color and guilloché decoration technique is not only beautiful but results in a Rolex that feels like none other, especially in the brand’s current catalog. It’s interesting because Rolex has been quite rightly accused of having too many high quality Rolex copy watches that look the same. Recently, the company has put more effort into creating watches (or dials) that look nothing like what else is available from the storied Swiss luxury watch brand.

Platinum is a very expensive watch case material, and Rolex probably produces more platinum Swiss made replica Rolex watches than any other luxury watch brand. As with gold watches, Rolex offers some of the best gold and the best value for gold when compared to the competition. The same is true for platinum, and in many ways, this 52506 watch (while by no means cheap) feels like a very solid value for a platinum-cased watch at just over $30,000 USD. Clearly this isn’t a full-platinum watch on a matching bracelet (though the brown alligator strap and matching platinum deployant are lovely), but it still feels well-priced. Indeed, there are probably some less expensive platinum watches on the market now, but I am curious to know if the watch lover community also feels that Rolex is offering a decent value proposition here (all things considered, of course).

Most interest in Rolex surrounds its sports watches produced within the larger Oyster Perpetual family. Dress watches from Rolex have — over the last 30 years, at least — been very niche. Part of this simply reflects changing attitudes toward dress Rolex fake watches with Swiss movements and style preferences. In other words, as people dress up less, the applicability of dress watches diminishes unless you know how to style a dress watch with more casual attire, which has traditionally been hard with ultra-simple monochromatic “tuxedo watches,” but today’s dress timepieces are very different. Other brands (including, in large part, Japanese brands) helped popularize the concept of fun, bright-colored dress watches that you can enjoy more casually. Every color and texture you could imagine has been experimented with (or will be) for use on such timepieces, and surely, Rolex has noticed. Even though the 1908 watch is still quite conservative by nature, this platinum version with a guilloché-decorated blue dial is, in a sense, Rolex’s answer to this burgeoning trend. The question now is whether Rolex will continue this concept by augmenting the 18k gold 1908 watch family with more spirited colors aside from off-white and black.

The 1908 case has 50 meters of water resistance — versus the 100 meters or more for Rolex Oyster Perpetual cases, so it is less sporty, but there are benefits, too. First, the 39mm wide 1908 case is just 9.5mm thick. That allows for a much slimmer wearing profile than most Rolexes. Second, the Perpetual 1908 family is the only men’s watch line Rolex currently makes with its high-performance caliber 7140 automatic movements. These movements feature Rolex’s Syloxi silicon hairspring technology and slightly edge out the already incredible performance of Rolex’s other two-second-per-day accurate Superlative Chronometer calibers. The 4Hz, 66 hours of power reserve automatic 7140 movements are also incredibly beautiful. Most Rolex super clone watches for men do not have sapphire crystal casebacks, but that is another way in which 1908 timepieces are distinctive within the larger brand’s collection. While not hand-finished per se, what we see applied to the 7140 are probably the best industrially applied finishing techniques on any timepiece I’ve seen (though Grand Seiko is another strong leader in this category). The 7140 is a fantastic movement to simply admire visually, and operationally, it offers just the time with a subsidiary seconds dials.

The biggest complaint I’ve heard from the community about the 2024 online replica Rolex 1908 platinum watches regards the “SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER” text on the dial. I’ve not heard this complaint about any other Rolex with this same text, but I suppose that means there is nearly nothing for people to complain about on this watch. Would the dial look a bit more clean without this text? Perhaps, but this text is also important for Rolex branding and it is part of the brand’s legacy to remind people that its watch movements perform quite competently. I don’t think this dial text is going to convince anyone to stay away from this satisfying horological beauty.

The story and impressive nature of this top fake Rolex 1908 platinum watches means that you can easily get away with wearing it more casually. Pairing it with sweatpants might be a stretch, but I can see this watch being a very comfortable near-daily wear for many. It has a stealthy high-end feel since it doesn’t immediately scream “Rolex” to many novices, and it has so much timeless beauty and style that there is only a very small number of people who simply don’t like the design (though you can’t please everyone). I’m not personally in the market to spend $30,000 on a watch right now because most of my disposable income goes to my kids, but this best quality replica Rolex 1908 platinum watches would be high on my list of “sensible luxury watches” that simply make you feel good to wear. What do you think about it? Price for the reference 52506 Rolex Perpetual 1908 “Ice Blue” platinum watch is $30,900 USD.

Is The UK Luxury Platinum Rolex Perpetual 1908 Replica Watches With A Guilloché Dial Really That Good?

When it was unveiled last year, the Rolex Perpetual 1908 made quite a strong impression. I know that the brand doesn’t want to call it the successor to the Cellini line but the reality is that it is an Mk2 Cellini. The inaugural models were surprisingly appealing despite their minimalist, almost empty dials. Rolex isn’t really associated with the dress watch category – the dressiest reference would otherwise be a Day-Date. Still, with 1908, the brand has made a resounding entrance in the game, proving as refined and sophisticated as some of the usual suspects (VC, PP et al.). This year, the brand added a touch of traditional craftsmanship, an area of the industry where the brand is not necessarily overly present (spoiler: they are, more than one would think) by introducing this beauty: the perfect replica Rolex Perpetual 1908 watches in platinum with a truly stunning ice-blue guilloché dial. Time for us to give our verdict.

A reference to the year founder Hans Wilsdorf created the brand name Rolex, the very name of the Rolex Perpetual 1908 immediately communicated its intentions. It is a watch that pays tribute to the brand’s origins, to its past, to traditional watchmaking. It is, without a doubt, the brand’s vision of a classic dress watch, using most of the codes of the genre. Even though Rolex doesn’t really want to talk about it, the new AAA UK fake Rolex Perpetual 1908 collection watches was designed to replace the Cellini range (discontinued entirely in early 2023) with a sleeker look but, on the other hand, quite a lot to talk about regarding its technical execution. There was even an open caseback (in the world of Rolex, considered a revolution). The initial collection comprised four models, in white or yellow gold, with matte black or white dials. Discreet editions that were perfect to set the basis of the collection.

Now, the brand gives it a twist with a piece that’s more luxurious, more striking visually, subtly coloured and with a dial that has much more to tell… And it’s been done in a rather unexpected manner, with a guilloché dial.


Let’s talk about the important element in this context: the dial and its execution. First of all, we tend to overlook Rolex as a dial maker. Sure, the dials of many high quality Rolex replica watches – specifically within the professional range – are relatively simple, being lacquered with applied markers in precious metals. Don’t get me wrong, Rolex does great dials and the level of precision and refinement is there. It’s just that there’s nothing exceptional in this context. However, Rolex has genuine expertise in dial-making and has worked for decades in the field of rare materials (MoP, meteorites, natural stones) and gem-setting. And remember last year, the puzzling Day-Date 36 with a jigsaw dial? Well, that was made using a champlevé enamelling technique.

This year, with its Swiss made copy Rolex Perpetual 1908 Platinum watches, the brand introduces yet another traditional decorative craft to the equation, engine-turning. As we explained in this Technical Perspective article, there are multiple ways to create a so-called guilloché dial – traditionally on a rose engine or a straight-line machine controlled by the hand of a skilled engraver, in a slightly more industrial way on a replicating machine with a mechanical lathe, and then in fully-industrialized ways via CNC machining or stamping.

What about the ice-blue dial of the Rolex Perpetual 1908 Platinum? Well, as often with the brand, Rolex remains pretty discreet about the processes, but we’ve been told that it was done “the traditional way” using traditional guilloché engine-turning equipment and techniques. While I certainly don’t see a brand of the scale of Rolex manufacturing dials in the way specialized artisans do, the dial of this 1908 is done on hand-operated machines employing traditional methods. A closer inspection reveals a texture that has the traits of classic guilloché with visible marks of a cutting tool.

This striking, unexpected yet highly appealing dial comprises two distinct textures: a rice-grain motif covering most of the dial, with its rosette-like design and repeated pattern radiating from the centre of the small seconds counter and a double filet sauté with a crimped pattern framing the minutes track on the periphery of the dial. Some “industrial” techniques are, however, visible still in some areas. For instance, the recesses surrounding the logo, chronometer mention and small seconds are undoubtedly the result of a milling technique and not a traditional guilloché process.

In real life, the pattern appears far more delicate and appealing than in the brand’s official images. A close inspection reveals almost no visible flaws, while it is common for artisan-made, hand-guilloché dials to sport flaws (specifically on the borders of the textures), making some think that the best replica Rolex 1908 watches‘ dial was the result of CNC machining – which it isn’t. The result is refined, precisely executed and particularly appealing, making for a watch that doesn’t necessarily look Rolex but feels Rolex when looking at the technical side of things. When the crown does something, it usually does it right.

What’s clearly Rolex is the colour. The ice-blue tone chosen for this watch is not just a pretty colour; it is completely in line with other sought-after platinum cheap Rolex super clone watches from the brand, such as the Daytona reference 126506 or the Day-Date 40 reference 228236. What makes this 1908 different is the addition of a texture to this colour, resulting in a dial with more depth and more playfulness, as well as bringing the feeling of being a modern take on the traditional guilloché technique. The dial is, however, quite shiny, and the small seconds would have felt more “integrated” if it had its own much thinner texture too.

For the rest, we have the same design elements as last year’s versions, with a printed railroad minutes track, applied white gold markers combining faceted batons and numerals at 3, 9 and 12, and faceted polished white gold hands with a distinctive hour hand, connecting this watch to the rest of the collection – which could do, in my opinion, with a slightly different design.


For the rest, this Rolex Perpetual 1908 Platinum reference 52506 remains in line with the inaugural models of last year. We have an elegant, restrained case of 39mm in diameter, 9.50mm in thickness and about 47mm in length. What sets it apart is the use of 950 platinum, which doesn’t make it look much different from a white gold version but does give it a reassuring, high-quality heft on the wrist – platinum is about 25% denser than 18k gold. It is, without a doubt, a modern vision of a dress watch that plays on the larger side of the category, but the slim, pointy lugs and the use of a fine fluted pattern on the bezel add a touch of retro refinement that tones down its contemporary proportions – and, as a side note, the fluted pattern of the bezel echoes the dial’s filet sauté pattern, which in my eyes looks particularly appealing and consistent.

The 2024 online Rolex Perpetual 1908 replica watches, and particularly this new platinum version, is a watch of great elegance despite having a slightly frenetic use of textures. It all blends well when viewed from a certain distance – understand the standard eye-wrist distance. What you see here in the photos amplifies the patterns. It’s far more subtle and discreet in real life, even though this version appears more striking and polarizing than its gold counterparts. Like the dial, the case is superbly executed, with great attention to the finishing and assembly – nothing to be surprised at here; it’s a Rolex, after all.

Under the sapphire crystal back is the same calibre 7140 used inside the gold editions. Developed specifically for this collection, this automatic movement combines modernity and classism. Classic in its architecture, with a central rotor, a thin profile, and a visible ratchet wheel and barrel, it does, however, use the brand’s latest technologies. It is wound by a solid 18k rotor mounted on a ball bearing, and it incorporates the patented Chronergy escapement made of anti-magnetic nickel­-phosphorus as well as a much rarer technical solution, the Syloxi hairspring, produced by Rolex from silicon with a patented geometry (and not the blue Parachrom hairspring found on most other top replica Rolex watches). The regulating organ, with a variable inertia balance wheel regulated via two gold Microstella nuts, is held in place under a traversing balance bridge. The power reserve is comfortable, rated at 66 hours.

Having a sapphire back, Rolex made an effort regarding the decoration of the calibre 7140, giving it a more traditional and warmer appeal than that found on a calibre 32xx. It includes Rolex Côtes de Genève – a decoration that differs from traditional Côtes de Genève because of the thin polished groove between each band – a snailed barrel ratchet wheel, diamond-cut chamfers and faux-gold chatons around the rubies, which are milled directly on the bridges and then gilded. As expected, the movement is Superlative Chronometer and COSC certified (-2/+2 seconds/day).

The Rolex Perpetual 1908 Platinum is offered with a choice of a matte brown or matte black alligator strap with a green calfskin lining. It is closed by a Dualclasp (double folding clasp) in 950 platinum, which is fairly compact and looks good once closed.


The Swiss movements fake Rolex Perpetual 1908 Platinum Guilloche Dial watches is undoubtedly a visual success. The combination of an elegant, modern dress watch in platinum and this beautifully executed guilloché dial is impactful, elegant and adds a layer of traditional horological content to a brand that’s mostly regarded for its impeccable industrial execution. More than the visual appeal of this edition, it’s the strategic decision to engage in traditional craftsmanship that surprises me – in a good way. This collection was presented as “a tribute to the classic art of watchmaking”, and this latest edition does exactly that…

The Rolex replica watches for men could be improved in some aspects, but that’s more down to my own tastes rather than objective flaws (texture of the small seconds, different hour hand…). What’s real is that it wears almost perfectly and is both impactful, striking and characterful yet with an undeniable elegance and refinement.

My last comment concerns the price, a topic that my colleagues Frank and Robin covered in their recap of Watches and Wonders 2024. I know that 30k euros or dollars is, objectively, an enormous amount of money for “just a watch”. However, from a competitive point of view, I think that it is actually a fair price for a watch made of platinum with a traditionally executed guilloché dial bearing the name Rolex on the dial.

The Rolex Perpetual 1908 Platinum reference 52506 is part of the permanent collection and priced at EUR 31,300, USD 30,900, CHF 29,600 or GBP 26,600.

Hot Take: 2024 UK Perfect Rolex 1908 Replica Watches In Platinum With A Guilloché Dial

Last year at Watches and Wonders 2023, Rolex surprised most of us with the 1908 collection. This classical, formal line of best Rolex replica watches in 18K yellow and white gold brought a new aesthetic to the brand. We also considered it something of an opening move. Rolex was taking aim at some of the established Haute Horlogerie houses.

This year, at Watches and Wonders 2024, that expectation is fulfilled. The UK AAA fake Rolex 1908 watches sees the introduction of a new version in an even more precious material — platinum. This new model carries reference number 52506. The dial bears beautiful guilloché work, another feature pushing Rolex into high-end waters. Competitors, beware!

A guilloché dial for the Rolex 1908

The fact that this brand-new guilloché dial comes in pale blue may not be a surprise to Rolex aficionados. In Daytona and Day-Date realms, ice blue signals the use of a platinum case. The new cheap replica Rolex 1908 watches follows that template.

Guillochage or engine-turning is not completely new to luxury Rolex copy watches. You will find rare examples of it in the brand’s back catalog. Still, we can certainly interpret this new dial as a statement of intent. What we see is a so-called rice-grain motif that expands from the sub-seconds register outwards. Classical guilloché features are present, such as clean cutouts in the pattern where the dial printing sits.

Flanking the minute track is a so-called filet sauté with a crimped pattern. Lastly, the sub-seconds lie in a circularly cut section, resulting in a subtle sunburst.

Other Rolex 1908 specs

Beyond the new dial and the new case material, we find familiar specifications. The case still measures a popular 39mm wide and 9.5mm thick, and it still features the beautiful double bezel. The outer portion is fluted, while the inner ring is domed. The display case back also made it from the gold versions onto the platinum one.

That sapphire window offers a view of the caliber 7140 inside. This automatic in-house caliber debuted last year and is unique to the 1908 line. It features a Chronergy escapement with a Siloxy hairspring for optimal resistance to magnetism. It is rated to ±2 seconds per day, and it should have an autonomy of around 66 hours.

The new Swiss made Rolex 1908 replica watches in platinum comes on a matte brown, green-lined alligator strap. The double-folding clasp is, of course, also executed in platinum. It is shaped to conform to the underside of the wrist, keeping it securely in place.

Initial impressions

I cannot wait to go hands-on with this new model later today. Although this will certainly not be the most popular Rolex release, I suspect it will be highly significant. Last year’s 1908 paved the way for Rolex into higher-end realms. This new 1:1 online super clone Rolex 1908 platinum watches is confidently trotting down that new road. It will be exciting to see how far onto that road Rolex travels over the coming decade.

But that is all context. The top Rolex replica watches itself is highly impressive too. I find it slightly jarring to see the typical Rolex aesthetic paired with such a classical guilloché dial. But it’s jarring in a good way. This is not what I had expected from Rolex before last year’s Watches and Wonders. It makes a lot of sense, though. And, as we have come to expect from The Crown, it is done extremely well.

The new Swiss movements Rolex 1908 fake watches in platinum with an ice-blue guilloché dial has a price of €31,500. Stay tuned as we will get a chance to try it on very soon.