Events proceeded apace of engineering. April 2004 witnessed a development little noticed outside of the watch industry: Swiss made fake Rolex CA purchased its longtime movement supplier, Aegler, from its controlling Borer family.
The two enjoyed a fruitful relationship dating back almost a century and were highly integrated, but it remains surprising from the vantage point of 2019 to think that perfect replica Rolex took full control of its movement supply only 15 years ago. This newfound capability soon would be tested.
Case back fit for a (Rolex) Prince
The next public revolution in luxury super clone Rolex movement design came in an unprecedented form: a sapphire crystal display case back.
For the first time in series production, a Swiss made replica Rolex caliber was designed expressly for visibility through a showcase window, and the now Cellini-branded Rolex Prince of 2005 served as the unlikely vessel.
Initially launched as the AAA quality fake Rolex Prince in 1928, this rectangular family of interwar high quality copy Rolex shaped watches enjoyed its glory years during the heyday of Art Deco style and the parlous balance between gilded towers and Depression-era privation.
And the original 1:1 copy Rolex Prince was a testbed for flamboyant concepts: fused “tiger stripe” white-and-yellow-gold models, board-flat “brancard” styles, and jump hours all had their day before the Prince line became uncool in the postwar world of the late 1940s.
The precious metal-only Prince of 2005 was no less ambitious. All four versions of the super clone watch featured movements expressly designed and finished to mirror the style and features of each respective model’s dial.
Yellow gold with a “pyramide” flourish included a yellow-gold set of bridges with matching peaks. White and pink gold could be ordered with an extravagant “rayon” motif.
A second white gold model boasted rippling silver gadroons worthy of a 1936 coffin-nose Cord 812.
More than simply a bridge motif, the style theme of the cheap replica Rolex Cellini Prince’s Caliber 7040 extended to the very structure of the movement.
Swiss movement copy Rolex drew on the Prince’s history and chose the manual-wind format expressly to make the 7040 a visible and forceful feature of the watch. Vintage-inspired “finger” bridges led the power train from a brilliantly polished ratchet wheel to the balance.
As a modern manual-wind Rolex caliber, the 7040 in all four versions is a rarity; this arrangement was chosen to maximize movement visibility, and Rolex replica for sale carefully designed bridges for a manual caliber rather than leave structural relics by converting an existing automatic.
No corners were cut: the 70-hour power reserve was only top quality fake Rolex’s second after the Daytona, each Cellini Prince was an officially certified C.O.S.C. chronometer, and each featured the same fundamental full-bridge/free-sprung balance architecture of the sports watches.
The second act awaits
While the in-house Daytona and the best replica Rolex Cellini Prince broke dramatically with past Swiss super clone Rolex practice, they were table-setters for the most dramatic developments in the company’s watchmaking since the mid-twentieth century.
Even as watch media descended on the reborn Prince collection at Baselworld 2005, Rolex replica paypal CA patent filings suggested greater exploits awaited behind the crowned giant’s iron curtain of secrecy.