Rolex’s Most Impressive “Non-Catalog” Watches

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Like almost every luxury watch manufacturer, Rolex never got into special editions.
However, Rolex produces some truly special editions of their best pieces in very small numbers. The big difference between them and what their competitors offer is that fake Rolex’s special editions don’t appear in their catalogs, so not many people know about them.
Rolex is rightfully proud of its racing chronographs, as evidenced by its number of variations over the years. The standard product portfolio now boasts over 40 different models, which, while not comparable to the Datejust or Day-Date, still far exceed anything else in the professional line. The next largest series in stock is the Yacht Prestige series, with only 17, including the original and renewed Yacht Prestige II.
We could do an entire article on Daytonas outside the catalog alone. It is one of the watches most often chosen for customization and is no stranger to some bling. While gold options have been available on almost every model since its debut in 1963, the diamond-set bezel first appeared in the early 1980s, when it was still underperforming the first generation.
However, few of these gem-set models were as popular as the so-called Rainbow Daytona, which was unusual for a watch that never appeared in the official lineup and was quite famous.
The time, skill, and expense required to find precisely the right sapphire color to achieve this effect cannot be overstated. Not only is the match between the bezel and the hour marker stones perfect, but the gradation of tones of the one sapphire that surrounds it is completely unmistakable.
You might think that the only difference between that watch and this one is the inclusion of the brand’s carefully selected gemstones. There are plenty of gems to catch the eye. The fully functional unidirectional bezel is fitted with 36 dark blue baguette sapphires, the first nine slightly lighter and serving as 15-minute markers on the Sub’s traditional chronograph scale.
However, as striking as all this ice is, it’s not the only thing that sets it apart from the standard watch. The watch has two dials; an all-diamond pavé dial that includes eight sapphire hour markers or a beautiful deep blue dial with a sunburst motif. Both include the Cyclops lens on the date window but are otherwise omitted. Neither variant includes a depth rating of 300 meters, and the diamond-set model does not have the text “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified.”
However, both models are built around a standard 40mm Oyster case and Triplock crown, and by the internal Cal. 3135, these qualifications can be considered read.
Both of these breathtaking creations are made from the same Cal. 3186, technically, they can be used as true dual time zone watches. However, since any bezel numerals disappear into a sea of gems, this is impossible.
Of course, that’s beside the point. All these cheap replica watches, and the vast number of others created over the years, represent the ultimate replica Rolex collection. They are made for those for whom only the best is good enough and who have bank balances comparable to those of smaller countries.
For the rest of us, whether or not jewelry of this caliber is to our taste, it is at least impossible not to admire the dedication, expertise, and sheer audacity of Rolex’s gemologists and the timepieces they produce.

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What Exactly Is the Rolex Jubilee Dial?


As many of you may already know, Rolex released the Rolex Datejust watch in 1945 to celebrate the company’s 40th-anniversary jubilee celebration (the term “jubilee” literally means “a special anniversary of an event”). Along with the innovative date window on the dial, the watch also came with a brand-new style of replica Rolex bracelet after the oyster bracelet. And to emphasize the big ‘four-zero’ occasion, Rolex named the new bracelet the Jubilee after the celebration itself. Fast-forward to 1985, Rolex took a similar route by releasing the Jubilee dial to celebrate the Datejust collection’s 40th anniversary. This is, of course, also the Rolex SA 80th anniversary.
The Rolex Jubilee dial, also known as the anniversary dial, features a repetitive ‘ROLEX ROLEX ROLEX’ pattern engraved on its entire surface. This is similar to the type of all-over pattern that can be seen on something like a monogram Louis Vuitton bag. Remember, this was the 1980s – the decade of decadence and flaunting one’s wealth, and logo-mania was all the rage across the luxury goods industry. Consequently, the Jubilee dial style fits right into the trend to proudly announce that the watch was a Rolex – in case onlookers had any doubts.
Aside from colors, the Jubilee dial is also available with various index styles. These styles include diamonds, batons, Roman numerals, and Arabic hour markers in white gold. Some examples of the Jubilee dial with the “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified” text. Other examples might have a little “Datejust” nameplate engraved on the surface and forgo the COSC writing altogether. It isn’t hard to find the perfect Jubilee dial Rolex to suit your wrist and lifestyle.
Although the Jubilee dial style is not for everyone, it is a popular choice for those who love to be a little extra. Whether on the Datejust, the Lady-Datejust, or the Day-Date, the Jubilee dial makes any Rolex watch pop.
When writing this article, fake Rolex no longer produces watches outfitted with the Jubilee dial. After being retired for several years, a new collection of motif dials appears to have replaced the unique machined dial. The new collection of dials was introduced alongside the Datejust in 2021. These include the palm dial decorated with fronds and the fluted dial with a design that mimics Datejust’s famous fluted bezel. Both are available in various colors, depending on your chosen design. Some options include green, champagne, blue, and silver, and they can be found with or without diamonds.
While they in no way replace the classic replica Rolex Jubilee dial, the palm and fluted dials on this luxury watch appear to echo the exact sentiment of playful and adventurous design elements. They add incredible dimension and character to the Rolex m catalog. These decorated dials are only available to the Datejust 36 and Datejust 41 collections.
Now that the Rolex Jubilee dial has acquired the “discontinued” status, what will that do to its value? Only time will tell, of course. It already boasts something of a cult status among collectors in the know, so it could affect its value long-term. If you’ve always wanted to add one to your collection, there’s no better time than now to invest.

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