TEMPUS MACHINA RE-CREATES THE ROLEX GMT-MASTER REPLCIA WATCH

Some are not as special about pure authenticity since collector-quality vintage Rolex models become much harder to come by. These collectors just prefer the look of an astronomical vintage piece. This fuels the burgeoning market for recreations. Tempus Machina has pieces made to look like extremely coveted references from the replica Rolex’s back catalog, fashioned out of brand new pieces. 
The newest example originates from Tempus Machina, which pays homage to the most desirable vintage fake Rolex models ever made. Examples concluding creation is the 711Z, a tribute and a true classic from the GMT-Master collection. This is the original and most sought after Rolex GMT-Master.
Its signature features are a Bakelite bezel, long, slim hand GMT hand, and the lack of crown guards. A “respectful fusion of the current model 116710 GMT-Master II with the iconic design of the real Bakelite 6542.” The gilt dial – actually 18k gold-plated dial – is “fabricated using old-world techniques” according to the brand. This leads to true negative-relief gilt echoing that of early Rolex sport models. Their modern interpretation of the bakelite bezel is a polished insert sculpted from clear, scratch-resistant sapphire featuring hand-applied luminescent numerals and indicators and a “re-profiled coin edge. A lower profile Rolex crown/tube has been fitted, and a custom “small arrow” GMT hand provides another retro touch. Lastly, the crown guards have been removed.
The limited edition replica watch will no doubt appeal to those who want the looks of a vintage watch without the maintenance issues or other pitfalls that come with wearing an older and more delicate piece. As with all customized Rolexes, the buyer needs to carefully consider if the watch will hold its value, increase or even decrease over time. While Tempus Machina may be able to recreate these magnificent timepieces we still need to consider the cost. A true vintage is a safer bet, though you have to be very careful about making sure all the parts are original. There are over 50 pieces available at any given time, ranging from Rootbeer GMT’s to the ultimate holy grail, a Paul Newman Rolex Daytona. The time to make that collection is just the minute you have.