Now imagine trying to explain to someone why your Rolex Submariner Replica Watch 1680 with white writing is worth ten times the price of a Red Submariner and see how they react.
Ever try to explain to someone why a Red Submariner (~$10,000) is worth about double the price of a regular, white Submariner (~$5,000)? Some get it, some don’t. That’s fine.
For a very (and we mean very) short period of time, Rolex watches replica were available at Cartier here on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Some of the watches sold at Cartier featured a “Cartier” stamp right on the dial, a trait we see much more commonly with those Rolex pieces retailed via Tiffany’s in NYC. A Tiffany & Co. stamp is rare and will certainly add to the value of a vintage Rolex, but a Cartier stamp is a total game-changer. You simply don’t see them.
In fact, we’ve only seen and covered one other Cartier-retailed Rolex since was born one sweaty night in May 2008 (sidebar – damn, was it really 2008?). That other watch was a Sea Dweller that sold at auction for $91,000…without any documentation and what looked to be replacement hands.
The Submariner 1680 we have today has perfectly matching hands, dial, and even original bezel insert. On top of that, it comes with Cartier archive papers confirming this watch was indeed sold at Cartier in 1977. Cartier-dial Rolexes are often imitated because of the immense value associated with them, so to find one with Rolex replica archival papers confirming authenticity is a premium that any serious collector is willing to pay for. On top of the papers, it also comes with a famous Cartier red box.