Former Scotland footballer Willie Donachie had 1:1 luxury Rolex replica watches stolen after being mugged while on holiday in Ibiza.
The 70-year-old Manchester City legend was bundled to the ground by two men who ripped the best US Rolex fake watches from his wrist.
He was walking along a footpath in the popular resort of San Antonio on the Spanish island when the incident happened on Saturday afternoon.
Glasgow-born Willie realised the replica Rolex watches online was missing and chased the men. He managed to catch one of them up but he did not have the watch and the second man got away.
The incident happened just a day before PSG star Marco Verratti had his house burgled by thieves – who made off with Rolex copy watches for sale and jewellery worth £2.5million – while he was out with his wife.
His family have now launched an appeal for the return of the high quality Rolex replica watches which they describe as one of his most treasured possessions.
The cheap Rolex super clone watches was presented to Willie in 1991 when he was assistant manager of Oldham Athletic after he helped them win promotion to England’s top flight.
It has an inscription on the back which reads ‘Thanks Willie for a memorable season 1990 91 OAFC.’
Willie, who is now manager of Caribbean island Montserrat, had worn it every day until it was stolen on Saturday.
His son Dan Donachie, 49, wrote on Twitter: ‘Please help Twitter! My 70 year old Dad mugged in Ibiza for his Rolex fake watches wholesale.
‘Gifted by the Oldham Athletic board when promoted in 1991. This was his last remaining sentimental item.
‘It’s China replica Rolex watches inscribed with: “Thanks Willie for a memorable season”. Help if you can.’
He later told the Manchester Evening News: ‘He’s okay. It was obviously a bit of a shock. He’s 70 so to have two blokes wrestle you to the ground in the street has to be scary. It certainly upset me when I found out.
‘He’s very philosophical and accepting of things and he’s not making a fuss. In fact, if I hadn’t put out this appeal he probably wouldn’t have told anyone about it. But I know he’s gutted about the watch.’ ‘He’s not bothered about material things at all’ Dan added.
‘But that Swiss made Rolex replica watches means a lot to him. It was his last remaining sentimental item. They worked really hard to get them promoted and it was a lovely suprirse when rhey gave it to him. He’s worn it every day since.
‘I know it’s a long shot but if we can get it back I know it would mean the world to him. Whatever it is worth to these people it is not worth what it means to him. It’s priceless to him.’
Dan described his dad as a ‘warrior’ and said he not sustained any serious injuries during the attack.
Former Manchester City and England star Trevor Sinclair and Rodney Marsh, a former team-mate of Willie’s, were among those to share Dan’s appeal online.
The former defender won 35 international caps for Scotland and played in the 1978 World Cup in Argentina.
He made more than 350 appearances for Manchester City between 1968 and 1980 after coming through their youth system.
He later went on to make more than 150 appearances for Oldham after joining them in 1984, eventually becoming assistant manager alongside Joe Royle.
While fears of the global economy grinding to a halt hit mainstream retail spending, the high-end watch industry keeps on ticking along.
The latest data out of Switzerland show that despite a sharp drop in the Chinese market, total exports of Swiss watches in May climbed 14% to $2.1 billion, powered by strong growth in the U.S and Europe.
This sentiment has been echoed by Watches of Switzerland (WSOG.L), the U.K.-based watch and jewelry retailer that has been expanding recently in the U.S. market. Watches of Switzerland is an authorized retailer for massive watch brands like luxury US replica Rolex, Omega, Cartier, and TAG Heuer watches.
“We had a fantastic end to our fiscal year … we were up 40% for the year,” the company’s CEO David Hurley said in an interview with Yahoo Finance. “In our final quarter, which ended at the end of April, we were up 48%; we’ve carried that strong momentum into the current fiscal year.”
Hurley, who used to head the retailer’s U.S. business, says the biggest opportunity for growth is stateside.
“When we compare [the U.S.] to other luxury group or luxury products, we see that in the luxury leather goods [segment], the market in the U.S. is about six times the size of the U.K., [and] luxury jewelry, about five times. And luxury timepieces, about 2.9 times,” Hurley says. “We still think there’s a lot of work to be done.”
Fortunately for Watches of Switzerland, Hurley says the retailer has been operating in a situation where demand is outstripping supply for many of the goods it carries. Hurley says this gives it some visibility into forecasting future performance, because it knows what the supply will be for the year, and presumably most of it will be sold.
The Rolex debate
One watchmaker that dominates any discussion of the industry is best Rolex fake watches. The giant in the Swiss watch world has been accused of holding back supply to gin up demand, and the opaque nature of its dealer network has led to some frustration among watch collectors.
Perfect Rolex replica watches told Yahoo Finance last year in a statement that the company doesn’t hold back supply and that maintaining quality was the main concern. “Our current production cannot meet the existing demand in an exhaustive way, at least not without reducing the quality of our watches,” Cheap Rolex copy watches said at the time.
Hurley echoed that sentiment from the dealer perspective. “For many years, it isn’t a post-COVID phenomenon, demand has exceeded supply for Swiss made Rolex replica watches,” Hurley says about the Rolex craze. Though this has meant crimped supplies for dealers, Hurley says at Watches of Switzerland they are “continuing to get a good supply of AAA online Rolex super clone watches.”
Supply is coming in, though Hurley says its customers still have to wait a little and be patient. At the very least, they will be able to at least try on display models, he says.
And while the wait has frustrated some clients, Hurley is confident the eventual payoff will have them coming back. “[The display models] are great because it allows people to try on these timepieces; [and] we want to keep that dream alive that people can get that timepiece that they want,” Hurley says. “We’re in a very fortunate position that we get to make a lot of people very happy, on a daily basis.”
From what 1:1 perfect fake Rolex watches fans are saying online, they generally have been waiting for quite a long time to hear back from authorized dealers.
Watches of Switzerland is wrapping up its fiscal first quarter at the end of the month. Shares of Watches of Switzerland Group (WSOG.L) trading in London are down around 45% year to date.
This year, for its 2022 collection, Rolex has been focusing on what it calls aviation-related watches. Watches made for air travellers or pilots have taken shape in two specific models: the revamped Air-King and the new left-handed Rolex GMT-Master II replica watches wholesale. I’d personally state that this was a year of boldness and audacity for the brand, a year when Rolex decided to be unconventional and daring, to think out-of-the-box and not to be consensual. However, since such audacity naturally triggers subjective, emotionally driven reactions, I’ve decided to write a personal opinion column explaining why I don’t like the new Rolex GMT-Master II 126720VTNR Destro… And also why, in the end, it doesn’t really matter anyway.
It’s no secret that best Rolex fake watches is king when it comes to brand value, level of sales (number 1, and by quite a margin), overall quality, consistency of the collection, and the way its watches hold their value over the years. The logo of the brand is a coronet, and it feels justified. Whether you like the brand or not, it’s hard to deny that this success is objective. Not everything is bright and beautiful, of course. The current situation of the market, with demand largely surpassing supply, and all the negative effects it has on the availability and prices, is a major black cloud in an otherwise bright blue sky. Nevertheless, and despite a few less successful models, Rolex is still at the top of its game.
In the past years, we’ve seen almost all the collections revamped, refreshed, and modernised… Classic product life cycle management. A brand new generation of movements was launched in the Day-Date 40 in 2015; the Cosmograph Daytona received a new look in 2016; the Sea-Dweller got a larger case in 2017; the perfect Rolex GMT-Master II copy watches was refreshed in 2018; the Yacht-Master got bigger in 2019; the Submariner collection was redesigned in 2020; and both the Explorer I and the Explorer II were facelifted in 2021. Which left us with few options for 2022… Most of the collections were already equipped with the new-gen movement, meaning that in terms of life cycle management, there was not much left to do. So, it was either about getting creative and launching a brand new watch collection or taking existing models and having fun with them, transforming them, making them less expected… Rolex chose the last option and revamped its most controversial watch – the Air-King – and created another model that actually ranks second, if not on par, on the discussion board: the “Destro” or left-handed version of the top replica Rolex GMT-Master II watches with a two-tone green/black bezel… I mean, I would never have imagined this watch, even if I had gone totally wild in our yearly predictions.
The facts about the 126720VTNR
Before I switch into subjective mode, a quick reminder about what this new watch is all about. The Swiss made replica Rolex GMT-Master II 126720VTNR watches, or the Destro Rolex, is basically the same watch as before, turned 180 degrees. That’s a bit of a shortcut, but not that far from reality. The reason I say this is that, apart from this new position of the crown, the watch is identical to the previous, classical steel versions, the Pepsi 126710BLRO and the Batgirl 126710BLNR.
As such, the case retains the same shape (just mirrored) and dimensions. Made out of Oystersteel (internal name for 904L stainless steel), it measures 40mm in diameter, about 12mm in height and has a decent 48mm lug-to-lug measurement. The case features an integral crown guard hugging the Triplock screw-down crown and is finished with straight brushed surfaces on top and polished sides. The sapphire crystal has anti-reflective coating and the all-important Cyclops over the date. And water-resistance is rated, as usual, at 100 metres of 330 feet.
Apart from rotating the case 180 degrees and creating a so-called Destro watch, the other new feature of this 2022 replica Rolex GMT-Master II 126720VTNR watches – and the clue is in the reference number – is the new bezel. Inside the notched Oystersteel bi-directional frame, you’ll find a two-tone Cerachom insert with recessed numerals and graduations coated with platinum PVD (classic) in black and green. This combination of colours is a classic of the modern GMT-Master II, yet it was used differently in the past. It was found on the full-black bezel 116710LN with a green-coloured GMT hand. But since the collection was revamped in 2018, two-tone inserts are the rule for the GMT-Master II. Those who were expecting the comeback of the LN model will have to deal with this new version, the VTNR – Verte-Noire, or Green-Black. The green colour is close to what’s found on a Submariner Date 126610LV, meaning a rather subtle, not too saturated tone of mid-green. The same colour can be found on the GMT hand too.
As for the dial, no surprises. Again, apart from the rotation and the fact that the date is now positioned at 9 o’clock and still next to the crown, there are no changes to report compared to a 126710BLRO or a 126710BLNR. The dial is still glossy black lacquer and features large applied hour markers and hands in 18k white gold filled with blue-emitting Chromalight. And there’s a green arrow-tipped GMT hand to complement the bezel’s colour.
Regarding bracelet options, we had the Oyster version for this photoshoot. Classic, 3-link steel bracelet with polished centre links and brushed outer links. It features an Oysterlock folding safety clasp and Easylink comfort extension link (with approx. 5mm extension, good for hot days). Note that this version, like all steel China Rolex GMT-Master II replica watches, is also available on a 5-link, brushed and polished Jubilee bracelet, closed by the same Oysterlock folding safety clasp with Easylink comfort extension link. Comfort will be great on both, and in this instance, it’s just a matter of looks. On my side, since the 126720VTNR is already quite loud and busy, I’d tend to go for the Oyster bracelet for a more streamlined look.
Inside the case, the calibre 3285 is still beating with minor modifications due to the new position of the crown and date window. Basically, the date disc had to be changed, but this new crown position also required changing the precision testing process for some of the final controls carried out as part of the Superlative Chronometer certification. Other than that, we’re still talking about an in-house, automatic movement from the 32xx generation, with all the possible refinements of the Crown: a bi-directional rotor; the Chronergy escapement with enhanced geometry for better precision and efficiency; anti-magnetic elements with nickel-phosphorus escapement parts and blue Parachrom hairspring and Rolex overcoil; high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers; an extended 70h power reserve; and a traversing balance bridge and balance with variable inertia and gold Microstella nuts. The movement beats at 4Hz, features a stop-seconds mechanism, an instantaneous date, and the GMT function relies on – as you’d expect from a traveller’s watch – a jumping local hour hand that can be adjusted independently when crossing borders.
Overall, the quality of the watch is… typical Rolex. Ultra-precise in manufacturing and adjustments, with a Superlative Chronometer-certified (-2/+2 seconds per day) movement and a solidity that can hardly be beaten. It’s neat, ultra-clean, and almost surgical. In short, it’s a Rolex.
The cheap fake Rolex GMT-Master II 126720VTNR watches is priced at EUR 10,400 on an Oyster bracelet and EUR 10,600 on a Jubilee bracelet.
Why I don’t like the 126720VTNR
Let’s now get subjective. I’m going to make it simple; I have nothing against Destro-style watches. I don’t really fancy wearing them because I prefer to wear my watch on my left wrist and I don’t feel comfortable wearing a watch on the right. Nevertheless, nothing obliges you to wear a Destro watch on the right wrist. The whole concept, often associated with Panerai, really works with the Italian brand’s design language. So it’s not so much the fact that it’s a Destro that puts me off this GMT; it’s more the fact that I don’t think, personally, that the implementation of the Destro concept has been nicely integrated into Rolex’s design language.
To give you an example, when the watch was presented to me during Watches & Wonders, I found myself putting the watch on the wrong side (with the crown at 3 o’clock) on at least three occasions within less than 15 minutes. That has never happened to me with a Destro Panerai, simply because the integration of the crown at 9 o’clock is more seamless, more coherent. To me, the 9 o’clock crown does not work in the context of Rolex replica watches online site with a crown guard, and even more with a date that has been pushed away to the other side too. If Rolex had kept the date at 3 o’clock, I think I would have liked it more.
Another issue I have with this watch is on the wrist. As I mentioned, I like to wear my watch on my left wrist… And, forgive me for this little trick (I know, I’m not really playing fair), but I intentionally hid the crown under my sleeve to make it disappear… Because this is how the watch will be in most situations if you wear it on the left. And the result is, to me at least, a very, very bizarre look. I might be a bit of a monomaniac, but it simply doesn’t work for me. Sorry Rolex, I won’t be your client for this one… But it doesn’t matter anyway!
Why it doesn’t matter…?
I can see at least three reasons why my take on the Swiss movements super clone Rolex GMT-Master II 126720VTNR watches doesn’t really matter. First, because what I said above is purely subjective and personal. I don’t ask you to agree with me, and I even encourage you to disagree with me in the comment section below and explain why you think this watch could work. Not liking a watch doesn’t mean that it’s not a good product. Actually, in this case, it’s still a very, very impressive product. Just not one made for me.
The second reason is more important. The simple fact that I (and others) don’t like this watch is actually a very positive point. There’s nothing worse than a mildly good product – your typical “yes it’s OK” highly consensual watch that looks good but doesn’t generate a true sparkle. What Rolex has done here is to create something bold, slightly provocative, completely unexpected and thus, something emotional. Love it, hate it; the important thing to note is that Rolex has produced a watch that is controversial, segmenting, that has become a hot topic of discussion. Luxury, mechanical Rolex fake watches for men are unnecessary objects, and emotions are more important than anything else when buying/wearing one.
The reason Rolex did this is because it can, and it should. Instead of resting on its laurels and making consensual watches that vaguely please the majority, it is now the perfect time for the brand to be creative and audacious. It was the right moment for the new Air-King and for this Destro 126720VTNR. The demand is high, best quality Rolex replica watches are hot topics, and the brand is criticised for its lack of supply… Let’s return our attention back to the product and let the community talk about a watch. And in the end, I’m sure this Destro GMT-Master II will sell like hot cakes, simply because it’s daring and different.
The last reason why it doesn’t really matter that I don’t like this watch is simple: it’ll be so hard to get that even if I hate it or love it, I won’t be able to buy one straight from a boutique.