One of the favorite activities for luxury watchmakers is celebrating brand inheritance. Over the past 10 to 15 years, retro has been a significant inspiration. In the past year, we have witnessed the release of many commemorative watches, such as the Royal Oaks of Audemars Piguet. 2023 is no exception. Many key models this year will usher in anniversary celebrations, and related brands will launch commemorative works. Some even came out of the first place.
110 years -Laurel (1913)
Founded in 1881, Seiko was originally a watch shop that was also well-operated. The newly opened Time Keeper’s pocket watch came out a few years later. However, the most crucial look of Seiko is likely to be the 1913 Laurel, which is the first watch in Seiko and even Japan. This year, 1913, Laurel will celebrate the 110th anniversary of their birth. The brand has released the Presage Laurel Reconstruction Watch (SPB359), showing the perfect fusion of contemporary skills and historical inspiration.
75 years -Omega Haima (1948)
Surprisingly, many watch enthusiasts associate the birth of the hippocampus series with the release of CK2913 in 1957. However, the history of the hippocampus series is more extended. But earlier, Omega developed and delivered watches for the British War. These best replica watches were tested and attributed to peaceful people. Although Omega launched a pair of retro-style watches in 2018, if the commemorative style was released this year, we would not be surprised to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the advent of the series.
70 years -Blancpain Fifty 19 (1953)
Blancpain 50 is usually regarded as one of the blueprints of modern diving watches. This year, this watch in 1953 is about to usher in its 70th birthday. The important thing is that it has established a series of norms for modern diving watches. The birth of the fifty crickets is inseparable from the amateur divers and CEO Jean -Jacques Fiechter. The latter experienced the danger of exhausting the water cylinders of the lungs and realized the importance of having a watch that can track diving time. After Chong Huan’s new life in 2003, Fifty Puppets became indispensable to Blancpain’s product catalog. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the 20th advent, Blancpain has just released the first act of the 70th anniversary of the 50th watch (Model: 5010A/B/C-1130-NABA). Watch.
70 years -Rolex submarine navigation type (1953)
The Rolex submarine type is the most influential diving watch in the industry so far and still performs strongly. This year’s submarine type celebrates the seventh decade of continuous production and gradual evolution. Will Rolex release commemorative models? Yes, but not necessarily; we cannot be sure.
70 years -Rolex Exploration Home Type (1953)
In addition to the submarine mentioned above, 1953 is the birth year of another vital series, the expeditionary family type continuously produced since its release. In the same year, Sir Edmond Hillary and Danzone Noki became the first batch of explorers to conquer Mount Everest. After Sir Edmond Hillary and Tanzin Noko successfully reached the top, Rolex launched a series specially designed for adventure and named it an adventure family type. This year, this series also ushered in its 70th birthday, similar to the situation of the submarine type. No sign indicates that Rolex will release a commemorative version, but we recognize the expectations.
60 years -Rolex Daditan (1963)
In 1963, the Rolex Cosmic Type Di Tong La watched. This is likely to be the second largest iconic series of the brand, second only to the submarine type. Ditong’s timepiece is named after the iconic race held by the Dichangtan Highway Circuit (later changed to Di Tonga International Circuit) in 1956, specially planned for racing. Compared with the previous Rolex chronograph table, Ditonga’s significant feature is the scalar engraving on the bezel. Since then, Di Tong has become one of the most classic racing watches and one of the most dreamy Rolex watches in history. Since Rolex released the 4130 movements in 2000, the series has remained mostly unchanged. In 2023, Di Tong won the 60th anniversary of the celebration. Will Rolex be a surprise to the fans?
60 years -Huaya Carlela (1963)
The same year, with the same inspiration, purpose, and iconic meaning, 1963, also witnessed the birth of Hi Yallala. Jack Haoya himself designed the watch. It is named after the legendary Calela Panmei Rally. It is clean, tidy, clear, and reliable. It is used to measure the time and average speed of the race. Become a model of a gentleman driver watch. This year, Calela ushered in the 60th-anniversary celebration.
40 years -Swaqi (1983)
The “quartz crisis” outbreak caused a devastating blow to the traditional Swiss watch industry, mainly focused on manufacturing mechanical watches. Even more ironic, the plastic watch of battery energy, Swaqi, saves traditional skills. Under Dr. Ernst Thomke’s (ETA CEO) leadership, the Swalki watch was officially released in 1983 after the birth of the 1980s, and it was a great success. The success of the business has made the concept of restarting Swiss watchmaking. At the same time, it has slowly revived mechanical watchmaking. Looking back at history, no one can deny the vast influence of Swalki watches on the Swiss watchmaking industry.
30 years -Audemars Piguet Royal Oaks offshore (1993)
This year is the anniversary of the direct evolution of the royal oak tree. The opportunity for the birth of the royal oak offshore type is to celebrate the Royal Oak series for 20 years and expand sales simultaneously. Audemars Piguet needs new models to attract audiences when the classic Royal Oaks are not performing well. Emmanuel Gueit designs the royal oak offshore. While retaining the iconic octagonal shape, it has a larger size and a more committed style. As the 30th anniversary is coming, we will not be surprised if Audemars Piguet prepares a series of commemorative swiss models replica watches.
- Engine: Rolex Calibre 7750/Mingzhu Engine
- Series: Daytona
- Band Color: Silver-tone
- Model: 116520BKSO
- Band Width: 20mm
- Gender: Men’s
- Brand: Rolex
- Case Size: 40mm