I felt like a genius when I bought my husband his birthday gift early. A leather iPhone case, with a pocket for his credit card. What a great wife! But a few days later over frozen entrées, Mike said, “Forty-five feels like a big birthday.” He generally treats his birthday with the reverence the average person gives Arbor Day.
Feld & Volk’s team of expert machinists and precision tools fashioned the clock faces from a single piece of polished carbon fiber with a diagonal structure. The overall thickness has then been reduced, as each piece in turn obtains a stunning glow.
The markers and other elements have been cut out of a single piece of carbon fiber, while the main body of each timepiece has been enhanced with BWD’s own military-grade titanium coating.
Rolex also awards watches to the Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year, who receives the Explorer, a model worn by Sir Edmund Hillary when he climbed Everest, and to its Yachtsman of the Year, who gets a very special Yacht-Master. The 2015 recipient, Steve Benjamin, compares winning his watch to medaling at the Olympics—which he’s also done.
Ultimately, I made the decision the way one should make all important choices: I went on Internet forums to see what anonymous randos had to say. Across message boards, the Submariner is the most primally loved Fake Rolex.