The perfect fake Rolex Datejust 36 is among the most versatile watch designs in the world, I have never seen a Datejust look bad on someone’s wrist. Personally, I have an affinity for the Datejust due to the fact it was the watch my grandfather always wore and, as a result, the watch that got me into watches. This example from 1996 really reminds me of my grandfather’s watch, as his also was a fluted bezel/Jubilee bracelet model made of stainless steel and yellow gold – with a white dial as well. But, what his watch did not have, and what makes this Swiss made replica Rolex particularly special is its Olympic ring branding at the 6′ position.
This ref. 16233 is in such remarkable condition, I questioned whether or not it had ever been worn. It is basically pristine, still has its green caseback sticker, and is accompanied by its AAA quality replica Rolex presentation box, Guarantee dated November 24, 1996, plus booklets, calendar, two hang tags, leather document holder, leather card holder and four additional links. In short, it’s a complete set. And, looking at the guarantee card, it is clear this best 1:1 fake Rolex was purchased by the International Olympic Committee in Switzerland for the Olympic Games held in Atlanta in 1996.
Sotheby’s explains: “In the 1980s and 1990s, the crowned Manufacture also wanted to mark the Olympic games by offering some special pieces to the IOC. These high quality replica watches were Datejust, men or ladies, adorned with the celebrated five Olympic rings, representing the five continents united by Olympism.”
As a highly well-preserved Swiss movement copy Rolex, with an interesting production/purchase history and dual branding, it shocked me when I discovered the estimate for the Rolex super clone for sale is US$15K – US$25K. If you, or anyone, are able to snag it at such a price, consider me as green with envy as its caseback sticker.