Editor’s note: There’s no doubt that celebrities and (to a lesser extent) the media do influence the secondary market. In fact, there are occasions when a member of the Time+Tide team is chasing a specific value proposition and pleads with the editor not to run a story on the watch until he’s secured it. That sort of interest surge occurred after the Daytona-fest that was John Mayer’s Talking Watches Part 2, with the singer inadvertently blowing up 2016’s yellow gold and green-dialled replica Rolex Daytona overnight. If you can get it now, get it. Here’s our original review (and Jason’s stunning pics) of this yellow gold stunner …
Though the devastatingly cool steel replica Daytona is the luxury fake Rolex chronograph de jour, in 2016 the brand also released new variations of their classic chrono in white and yellow gold. Today, we’re having a look at the replica reference 116508, in 18 carat yellow gold with a new green dial – a colour combination that no Aussie can resist.
The fake reference 116508 is the same 40mm Oyster case, powered by the calibre 4130, accurate to within -2/+2 a day. Indeed, the only difference between this reference and earlier models is the dial. But what a dial. Yellow gold versions of the AAA perfect replica Rolex Daytona are most commonly seen with black or champagne dials – the green is stunning in its sheen and richness.
Of course, green is a special colour for Swiss made Rolex replica, but in this instance it’s a green not like the bright tones of the green Submariner or the mossy green of the new Day-Date 40. It’s a rich colour, somewhere between pine trees and British racing green, finished in a starburst technique that at once complements and contrasts with the case – to stunning effect. Of course, it’s a solid-gold fake Rolex, so it’s not exactly the most unassuming of timepieces. But then again why should this watch pretend to be anything else? The green amplifies the character of the watch, but not so much as to make it over the top.
Yellow gold has been out of favour for quite a few years now, with red or pink gold (or Everose for best Rolex replica UK) being much more fashionable. For many the bright tones of this metal are too brash and too opulent. I think this is a short-term view. After all, red gold has been trendy for the last 20 or so years. Yellow gold has been the king of precious metals for the last 6000. I think it’s safe to say that the lustre of yellow gold isn’t going to fade anytime soon.