UK High Quality Replica Rolex Nicknames Watches Every Watch Collector Should Know, From Kermit To Paul Newman

Cheap Rolex replica watches is such a force to be reckoned with in the luxury world, and its products are so iconic, that an entire nickname-based taxonomy has developed around the brand’s wares. 

Batman

Top UK fake Rolex GMT-Master II watches—the Ref 116710BLNR introduced in 2013—with a blue and black bezel insert. This reference was subsequently upgraded to the Ref. 126710BLNR and given the newer Calibre 3285 movement in 2019, but it kept the Dark Knight-inspired name.

Batgirl

The perfect replica Rolex GMT-Master II Ref. 126710BLNR watches with a blue and black bezel insert…and a Jubilee bracelet. What distinguished this model as the “Batgirl” was the addition of the Jubilee bracelet in 2019 and a new generation movement, however now this reference is currently available with either a Jubilee or an Oyster bracelet making it hard to distinguish between its “Batman” counterpart without box and papers or an expert to confirm the interior caliber.

Bart Simpson

Bart Simpson: This is some in-the-weeds stuff, but: The crown on certain luxury copy Rolex reference 5513 Submariner watches made in the mid-1960s — which were the last to feature “gilt” printing — have a coronet (the Rolex crown logo) that looks strikingly similar to Bart Simpson’s hair. 

Big Crown

Big Crown: This term refers to early Swiss movements Rolex Submariner replica watches with a larger, 8mm crown signed with the word “brevet” (“patent,” in English), and no crown guards. The first reference to use such a crown was the 6200, but the 6538 Sub worn by Sean Connery in Dr. No also featured one, as did the 5510. (Later models would feature smaller crowns, while Ref. 5512 Subs and later feature crown guards.)

Big Red

A standout of the first generation of manually-wound 1:1 Rolex Cosmograph Daytona super clone watches, the “Big Red” denotes a Ref. 6263 with a black tachymeter bezel, screw-down pushers, a black or silver dial, and the word “Daytona” in large, red typeface skirting the edge of the 12-hour totalizer at 6 o’clock. Though not as valuable as “Paul Newman” variants, “Big Reds” trade for big bucks.

Bubble

In 2023, Rolex launched a cool new best Rolex Oyster Perpetual replica watches featuring multiple colors—references to its 2020 slew of OP releases—set against a turquoise blue background. Officially called the “Celebration Dial” by the brand, the pink, green, yellow, and red balloon-shaped circles positively pop, making for a fun piece that can be enjoyed by anyone given its 31mm, 36mm, or 41mm sizing. (70 hours of power reserve and 100m of water resistance present and accounted for—though they’ll probably go unnoticed by most collectors.)

Bubbleback

Early Oyster Perpetual models were outfitted with movements whose design necessitated a slightly raised, ovular case back that protruded from the plane of the watch case—hence the “bubbleback” moniker. Rolex made gobs of these beautiful—albeit smallish—AAA fake Rolex watches from the 1930s through roughly the ’50s. 

Buckley (Dial)

A type of Day-Date or Datejust dial that features painted Roman numerals, rather than applied versions. The nickname comes from one John Buckley, a collector and dealer based in N.Y.C., and a big fan of this dial type.

Coke

Swiss made Rolex GMT-Master II replica watches with a red and black aluminum bezel insert, which first appeared on the Ref. 16760, and subsequently appeared on Ref. 16710. Currently, there is no “Coke” in the Rolex catalog.

Emoji

Launched in 2023 was a series of precious-metal Day-Date models with curious features: Each has a multi-colored, champlevé enamel dial in the shape of puzzle pieces, an assortment of rainbow-hued, baguette diamond hour indices, a date wheel replaced by emojis, and a day wheel replaced with uplifting words such as “Gratitude, “Faith,” and “Love.” Alternatively called an “Emoji Puzzle” Day-Date or simply “Puzzle,” this best quality fake Rolex watches is perhaps Rolex’s biggest-ever aesthetic departure from its typically conservative designs.

Fat Lady

When the wholesale replica Rolex GMT-Master II watches debuted in 1983 in the Ref. 16760—a watch that would otherwise be known as a “Coke”—it featured a case 0.5 mm thicker than its predecessor in order to accommodate a new caliber 3085 movement. This particular reference has thus become known as the “Fat Lady”…or, alternatively, the “Sophia Loren” in reference to the Italian actress’s famous curves. (It also included a sapphire crystal, white gold hour surrounds, and independent local hour setting, making it the first truly “modern” GMT-Master variant.)

Green Lantern

In early 2022, Rolex released a left-handed GMT-Master II with a green and black bezel that technically has three aliases: “Green Lantern”, the “Sprite,” or the “Destro” (Italian for right because left-handers are meant to wear their Rolex replica watches for sale on their right hand) depending upon whom you ask. It’s available on both Oyster and Jubilee bracelets. 

Pre-Owned Spotlight: Your First Perfect 1:1 Replica Rolex Watches UK — Three Classic Picks Under €7,000

When I was in the market for my first high quality Rolex replica watches, I was looking to spend around €5,000. At that time (about three years ago) that was enough money to buy an all-time classic Rolex model. You could easily get an Oyster Perpetual, Datejust, or Explorer for that money. The secondhand watch market has been stabilizing a bit over the past year, but still, I had to stretch the budget to €7,000 to get to those same references now. However, it’s nice to see that you can still get a very nice Rolex for well under €10K.

That’s especially comforting after having read Jorg’s article on the top five UK AAA Rolex fake watches that you can currently buy under retail. The two-tone Explorer was the most “affordable” one on there, and if you have to pay import taxes, it’ll cost well over €10K. Not to mention, the other four were significantly more money than I currently feel comfortable spending on a watch. Let’s return to Earth for a moment and take a look at what you could get as your first Rolex.

Allow me to start with a short disclaimer: I am by no means a Rolex expert, let alone for pre-owned top replica Rolex watches. I have simply searched on Chrono24 as if I were looking for my first Rolex too. Also, I am not affiliated with any of the dealers whose offerings I will highlight below. All right, with that out of the way, let’s get started!

Rolex OP, Datejust, or Explorer

If I were you, I’d always go for one of the 36mm classics like the Oyster Perpetual, Datejust, or Explorer. They’re classics for a reason, and with all of the different configurations for the OP and Datejust, you can still pick a personal favorite. I’ll start with a funky luxury Rolex Oyster Perpetual replica watches because that’s the one I clicked on first during my search. It is by no means perfect, which is weird for a Rolex. In that sense, it reminds me a bit of the current and former Rolex Air-King. But just as with that model, there’s something about it that I find rather attractive.

This reference 116000 is from 2009, and it comes in the classic 36mm Rolex Oyster case. Currently, it is on offer for €5,695 with no box or papers. It has a glossy black dial with a circular guilloché pattern in the center, Swiss movements Rolex copy watches‘ signature line of text around it, and then those funky numerals. The grooved centerpiece almost looks like an old record. The numerals at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock are very Explorer-like, but the weird thing is that they don’t follow the orientation of the other numerals on the dial. You could always go for a more classic-looking OP, but this one will certainly make some heads turn at your first get-together.

Rolex Datejust

My first Rolex was cheap fake Rolex Datejust watches. It was a reference 1603 from 1974 with a blue pie-pan dial, beautiful yellowed lume, and a jingly-jangly Jubilee bracelet. Unfortunately, it wasn’t love at first sight, and I quickly sold it and got myself a Cartier Santos instead, a decision I have never regretted one bit. But the lesson I learned from that experience is that I think I should’ve bought myself a more modern Rolex super clone watches online. The 1603 just felt too fragile to me. With its very loose links and Plexiglass crystal, it simply wasn’t a watch that I could bring anywhere, especially not near the water.

If I had to do it all over again, I think I would go for a neo-vintage Datejust like this 16234 from 1994. This Rolex replica watches wholesale is on offer right now for €6,950 with its box and papers. It has the classic blue sunburst dial and the ever-charming fluted white gold bezel. Indeed, the Jubilee bracelet from this era might not even be that much sturdier than the one on my ex-Datejust. But I think if you’d like a more solid bracelet, you’ll have to look at newer references, and then prices quickly start to climb toward the current list price of €8,950. To me, a blue-dialed Datejust simply is the Datejust to have.

Rolex Explorer

Did you honestly think that I was going to leave this one out? It’s been almost a year since I got my Swiss movements fake Rolex Explorer 114270 watches, and I still do not regret buying it in the slightest. It was on my wrist all summer long. It’s a watch that’s “there” when you need it but also “not there” when you don’t want it to be in your way. It looks perfect on its fully brushed Oyster bracelet and combined with the sloped, polished bezel. I don’t think I’d change anything about this watch. I even prefer it over the current reference — you can read why here.

There are many 36mm best quality replica Rolex Explorer watches for sale out there. As I said, I prefer the 114270 with solid end links. But there’s also the older and slightly cheaper 14270. In the 2010s, there was also a 39mm version, and Rolex currently offers the Explorer in 36mm and 40mm sizes. Those new ones will set you back €7,250, which isn’t that much more than the 114270 costs on the secondary market. But you’ll have to accept the inevitable waiting time before you can actually buy one. This 114270 from 2007 is for sale for the same price as the Datejust above — €6,950 with its box and papers — and comes with an engraved rehaut.

Bonus pick

All right, there you have it — my classic picks for the “my first Rolex” category. But what if you want to stand out a little more from the Rolex crowd? Well, then I can advise you to look at an Oysterquartz Datejust with an integrated bracelet. The prices of these China Rolex fake watches may have increased even more than those of the classics mentioned above. But when I look at this Buckley-dial example that’s for sale for €6,450, my heart starts beating a little faster!

The UK Top Online Fake Rolex Oyster Perpetual Celebration Dial Watches, Sacrilege Or Genius Move…?

At first glance, the cheap UK replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual Celebration Dial watches might provoke different reactions, almost like a Rorschach test, but don’t rush to trash it if it is not a watch for you. Should someone say something like, “It’s not a Rolex”, a team of good doctors must escort that person away to continue diagnostic work. After all, it is made by Rolex, sold by Rolex, and it says Rolex right there on the dial, so it is a Rolex, no doubt. Different, yes. Unexpected? Not quite. While luxury Rolex fake watches has a reputation for a conservative aura, this palette of colours adorning the Celebration OP – hues of pink and red, green, red, yellow, and blue – was introduced with the 2020 Oyster Perpetual references. Even though the brand is known for a careful and conservative approach to business, it doesn’t mean its products can’t be innovative and daring. The vibrant, bright-coloured Rolex Oyster Perpetual dials turned out to be a brilliant idea. It ignited a trend, inspiring other luxury watch companies to use palettes and release their colourful collections freely. Rolex’s conservative image didn’t hinder the success of this creative move; on the contrary, it got people talking, changed perceptions, and attracted a broader audience, resulting (again) in increased demand.

Let’s return to the high quality Rolex Oyster Perpetual Celebration Dial replica watches in 2023. You may see balloons, balls, hard candy, or bubbles when you gaze at the dial. All interpretations are welcome as long as they evoke a sense of joy and fun. I like to imagine them as soap bubbles from a child’s colouring book, meticulously painted.

The mention of soap bubbles leads us to their fascinating journey in art. They have been captivating artists since ancient times, notably depicted in frescoes from Pompeii and Herculaneum as playful elements in daily life. Bubbles gained significant popularity during the Renaissance and Baroque periods, while in the 17th century, the symbolism of soap bubbles deepened when they represented the fleeting nature of life and the transient pleasures of material possessions. In the 18th century, there were playful and symbolic depictions of soap bubbles, with some paintings using them as metaphors for the brevity of things. There’s an enjoyable work on the shortness of pleasure, showing three angels playing with a naked lady’s bottom to evoke hot air passing to make soap bubbles, a “clear allusion to the brevity of erotic pleasure and the fast-waning delights of erotic life.” A century later, impressionist artists explored the play of light on the delicate surfaces of soap bubbles, capturing their ephemeral beauty in their paintings. In the 20th century, soap bubbles continued to inspire artists, leading to abstract and conceptual interpretations. From Pablo Picasso’s abstract lithographs to artists like Man Ray, soap bubbles have remained a captivating subject, symbolizing joy, fragility, impermanence, and the fleeting nature of life. But isn’t it what time, and by context, Swiss movements Rolex copy watches are about?

With this in mind, best Rolex replica watches’ invitation to celebrate is very appropriate. I have no doubt Rolex will have no issue selling this series (especially the 31mm and 36mm models, maybe not so much the 41mm, but what do I know), not only because it is a Rolex piece in form and execution with everything a brand is attached to it, but in large part because of its appeal as a vibrantly fun object, and which can be paired with a great variety of styles and wardrobe items. And the scarcity adds to the allure: make time to check the secondary market prices for the Celebration OP. The possibility of “bubbles” becoming a highly collectable item very soon might be a factor at play, as I doubt the Crown will keep producing Celebration for years. As much as I admire the genius move, intentional or not, intuition tells me the party will not go on forever.

But seriously, only perfect Rolex super clone watches, with an impeccable reputation for upholding particular values, could perform such an act in seeming defiance of them without jeopardizing its reputation. Or we may be witnessing a significant change in the giant’s behaviour, and fun-inspired dials will become a usual release. If not, will there be many tears shed? Probably not. While it is definitely a positive thing that Rolex made a piece like Celebration, highlighting its unique ability to accomplish something daunting (read crazy), it is different from the Rolex we want.

The watches themselves

Other than its polarizing dial, the 2023 replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual Celebration Dial watches are identical to their classic counterparts, be they standard references 124300 (41mm), 126000 (36mm) or 277200 (31mm). This means, in all versions, a sleek Oyster case in stainless steel, with brushed surfaces on top, polished flanks and bezel, a screw-down crown and a comfortable 100m water-resistance. Rolex models, from head to toe. Inside, you’ll find either the in-house calibre 3230 or the smaller calibre 2232 – all modern automatic movements with Superlative Chronometer certification. The 3230 benefits from modern technology, such as the Chronergy escapement and a solid 70h power reserve. The 2232, a movement dedicated to feminine watches, comes with a silicon hairspring and, despite its compact size, a 55h power reserve.

The dials are rather impressive, with their glossy lacquered turquoise (Tiffany-like) base and a multitude of coloured bubbles. Still, the basics are identical to all other Rolex Oyster Perpetual fake watches wholesale, with white gold applied markers and hands and Chromalight display. All are worn on a 3-link Oyster bracelet with a folding clasp and Easylink comfort extension. Retail prices, if ever you manage to secure one from an authorized dealer, are EUR 6,350 in 41mm, EUR 6,050 in 36mm and EUR 5,650 in 31mm.