Jeremy Clarkson, as was often the case during Top Gear and The Grand Tour, was wearing his trustworthy Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m. This black dial version of the brand’s oversized dive replica watch is still worn on the same black rubber strap, and seeing it again after so many of these rough adventures reinforces the idea that this watch is almost indestructible. The watch in question is an early example of the cheap fake Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m, with a 45.5mm steel case, a black dial and bezel and a co-axial calibre 2500 inside (a modified version of the ETA 2892-A2).
Next in line in The Grand Tour is Richard Hammond, known to be quite a watch collector – remember his burnt 1:1 fake Rolex Sea-Dweller recovered from his crash with a Rimac Concept One… For Sand Job, Hammond opted for yet another Rolex, which appears to be a vintage Rolex Explorer II replica for sale with a white dial. It is most likely a reference 16570, as seen above. Produced for 22 years (1989 – 2011), this dual time watch featured a 40mm case and black-outlined markers and hands. And while it wasn’t a copy watch developed for desert exploration, this Rolex Explorer II looked purposeful during this Sahara trip.
Last, we have yet another known copy watch enthusiast, James May – we’ve seen him with several Rolex, IWC, Rado, Omega or Casio watches… And James chose to go with Casio once again, with what appears to be the most appropriate option for a road trip in the desert, a G-Shock (right, not typically what you’d expect us to cover on MONOCHROME, but nevertheless a great outdoor watch). It’s hard to spot which exact best quality replica Rolex May is wearing, but some sources have spotted him in recent videos wearing a teal-green, semi-transparent Casio G-Shock DW-5600SB-3 – which could well be what we’re looking at in this episode of The Grand Tour. And at $110, it’s by far the most accessible of all three high quality replica watches seen here.