U.S. Customs authorities oversaw the destruction of about 7000 counterfeit fake Rolex watches at a contractor’s site in Philadelphia. The fakes met their fate under a multi-ton double-drum steamroller, which ran over the watches about 10 times. Customs officials staged the destruction to highlight law enforcement’s role in protecting intellectual property rights.
The watches were seized from Binh Cam Tran who is serving six years in federal prison after being convicted of trafficking in counterfeit goods, conspiracy, and nine counts of money laundering. Binh was also ordered to pay Rolex USA $2,273,166 in restitution.
Authorities say Binh fabricated hundreds of thousands of fake Rolex watches in his home near Philadelphia. Officials seized about 24,000 counterfeit watches, and enough parts to create 1 million more.
Photo: Steve Sapp – U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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The Rolex replica watches Colt collection — introduced in the 1980s and intended, as were its predecessors, the Rolex replica watches Navitimer and Rolex replica watches Chronomat, as military watches — has been revamped this year. The new Rolex replica watches Colt watches include models for men and ladies, with both quartz and automatic movements, including a quartz chronograph.
Colt was born in the 1980s and initially intended for the armed forces – like other Rolex replica watches watches such as the Navitimer and the Chronomat – before winning over a broad audience through its sturdiness, its reliability and its readability. It has since established itself as the most accessible Rolex replica watches model. The newly revamped Colt features a design that reinterprets all the essential assets on which it has built its success. The broad unidirectional rotating bezel with a satin-brushed finish and engraved hour-markers is adorned with four rider tabs – a Rolex replica watches signature feature – ensuring excellent handling as well as enhanced protection of the sapphire crystal which is glareproofed on both sides. The polished steel case, water-resistant to 200 meters (660 ft), is equipped with a large screw-locked crown with protective reinforcements. The black, blue or silver dials are enlivened by a fine circular raised motif and their readability is enhanced by oversized hands and hour-markers, accentuated by a luminescent coating. The satin-brushed steel bracelet may be replaced by a rubber or leather strap. The new Colt comes in a range of four models: a 44 mm watch with a mechanical selfwinding movement certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) – the highest official benchmark in terms of reliability and precision; a watch and chronograph equipped with SuperQuartz movements, ten times more accurate than standard quartz; and a Lady watch with a smaller diameter and an optionally gemset bezel. All of which brings fresh momentum to this collection with a youthful, dynamic and winsome attitude.
On a rare tour of rolex replica watches’s movement-manufacturing complex in Bienne, Switzerland, WatchTime’s Joe Thompson and Norma Buchanan witnessed the making of the Cosmograph rolex replica Daytona Caliber 4130. We reported on it in this feature from our March-April 2010 issue.
The first thing that strikes you is its sheer size. The rolex replica watches movement-making complex, on the outskirts of Bienne, Switzerland, is a study in gigantism. It consists of four monolithic buildings, occupying 170,000 cubic meters of space. It’s imposing, and, with its air of impregnability, a little mysterious.
We ride out there one February afternoon because rolex replica watches has agreed to give us, two WatchTime editors, a tour of the facility, a mainplate-to-hairspring view of how it makes its movements, 750,000-plus of them per year.
Before the tour, we receive a background briefing, a combination of live presentation and film. It takes place in a proportionately large auditorium attached to what is surely the biggest watch-company reception area we’ve ever been in: a two-story-high, light-filled atrium with a rolex replica watches-green marble floor.
This complex, Manufacture des Montres rolex replica watches SA, located in an industrial zone called Champs-de-Boujean, is the sister of rolex replica watches SA in Geneva, which makes cases, bracelets and dials; assembles the watches; and does the company’s gem-setting. rolex replica watches corporate headquarters are also in Geneva.
At its 2014 Fine Watchmaking Workshop, cartier replica watches revealed several of its new watches slated for debut at SIHH 2015 in January. One of the more interesting timepieces was the Rotonde de cartier replica watches Reversed Tourbillon, a watch whose unconventional flying tourbillon is displayed on a minimalist, sunburst-guilloché dial with an off-center hours and minutes display.
The cartier replica watches Rotonde de cartier replica watches Reversed Tourbillon watch carries on the tradition of guilloché work that has been a hallmark of cartier replica watches products since Pierre cartier replica watches began using the technique in his workshops after his journey to Russia and discovery of Fabergé creations. On watch dials, the motif used most often is “radiating” guilloche, with engraved rays from a central point. The dial of this Rotonde de cartier replica watches watch is made of non-rhodium-finished white gold; the effect of the sunray guilloché pattern on the material is to create an eye-pleasing pattern of shiny beams of light.
The dial’s other attraction, of course, is the reversed flying tourbillon and its bridges, with the rotating cartier replica watches “C” serving as a seconds indicator. Hours and minutes are indicated on two blued steel hands in the upper right area of the dial, while the tourbillon, the watch’s heart, beats below the hands in the large aperture with a seconds scale. A blue sapphire cabochon, another hallmark of cartier replica watches watches, is set into the winding crown.The movement in the Rotonde de cartier replica watches Reversed Tourbillon is cartier replica watches’s in-house Caliber 9458, visible through the watch’s clear sapphire caseback. The manual-wound tourbillon movement is made up of 167 components, including 19 jewels, and has a frequency of 21,600 vph and power reserve of approximately 52 hours. All of its pieces are hand-finished, boasting such high-horology details as chamfering on the bridges, drawn flanks, polished screw heads and a parallel cotes de Geneve motif on the mainplate that echoes the radiating lines on the dial. Like other cartier replica watches movements of recent vintage, Caliber 9458 has been awarded the poinçon de Genève, or Geneva Hallmark, for meeting the 12 criteria of excellence in movement finishing. cartier replica watches says that the price of the Rotonde de cartier replica watches Flying Tourbillon, while subject to change, will be in the neighborhood of $125,000.
In the past half-century, since it launched its GMT-Master, rolex replica watches has brought out just two new complications: the rolex replica watches Yacht-Master II, in 2007, with a countdown yacht timer, and the rolex replica watches Sky-Dweller, equipped with both a second time zone and an annual calendar, in 2012. In this feature from our Baselworld 2012 issue, we explain how the Sky-Dweller, and its innovative movement, work.
The rolex replica watches Sky-Dweller contains a new caliber, 9001, which rolex replica watches makes in house. The second time zone is indicated by an off-center, rotating 24-hour disk. Local time, indicated by the center- mounted hands, can be adjusted quickly when you change time zones by setting the hour hand forward or backward in one-hour increments. The minutes, seconds, and second-time-zone indicators are not affected during this operation.
The calendar mechanism, which changes instantaneously (an annual calendar automatically differentiates between months of 30 days and 31 days, and need be adjusted just once per year, at the end of February) is relatively simple, rolex replica watches says: the company has added just two gear ratios and four gear wheels to its existing instantaneous date calendar. As rolex replica watches explains it, “The mechanism is designed around a fixed planetary gear wheel at the center of the movement. A satellite wheel engages with the planetary wheel and rotates, orbiting the planetary wheel in one month, driven by the date disk. The satellite wheel is fitted with four fingers for the four 30-day months (April, June, September and November). Click on watch photos for larger images.