Summer is here. In the United States, that means the Fourth of July weekend, a celebration of Independence Day where most Americans head outdoors, fire up the grill and sneak in a good fireworks show. In the summer heat, there’s nothing more refreshing than ice-cold soda. Now, in terms of beverages, I am definitely a Coca-Cola man – but when it comes to luxury replica watches uk … mark me down for a Pepsi.
So today we’re looking at just that – perfect fake watches with Pepsi bezels in all sorts of varieties. Some demarcate a timepiece as being travel-ready while others are more aquatic in nature, measuring a diver’s rate of descent. No matter the utility, all Pepsi bezel copy watches have one thing in common: they combine the colors red and blue. But that begs the question, why? Well, the short answer to that question is: Because the cheap super clone Rolex GMT-Master.
In the 1950s, during the heyday of cosmopolitan air travel, two stalwart brands of the age, Swiss made super clone Rolex and Pan American Airways partnered to create a watch that would make it possible to tell the time in two time zones at once. With long-haul travel becoming more common, this was something pilots actually needed. And so the first cheap fake Rolex GMT-Master was born in 1955 and featured a red and blue bicolor bezel to help aid in differentiating between day (red) and night (blue). It was a fairly wild and colorful take on the existing 1:1 replica Rolex case and bezel design started by the Submariner just two years earlier.
This still begs the biggest question: Why red and blue? The PanAm logo was blue and white, so it’s definitely not coming from the brand. The closest connection I could find in that regard was a series of old PanAm bag tags from the 1940s which featured the colors red and blue split in a similar way as the eventual bezel, though the colors were reversed. After racking my brain a good deal, I did what anyone in my shoes would … I consulted Jack Forster.
Hey, why was the original bezel on the AAA super clone Rolex GMT-Master red and blue –– why did they choose those colors? Help!
Our conversation went a number of places. We both agreed that the red color was likely chosen for its easy legibility at a glance. And then Jack landed on something very interesting. “I think back in the day cockpit lights were red to preserve night vision.”
So that made sense for the red, but what about the blue? I was still perplexed by blue being used to delineate nighttime. Jack continued, “Under red light, blue basically looks black.” And there it was, at least at a speculative level. The logic checks out without question. As Jack puts it, “If you’re updating the log in a dark, red-lit cockpit and you want to know Zulu time, a red and blue bezel would be easiest to read.”
So the red and blue bezel may have begun with the high quality replica Rolex GMT-Master but has since been a proving ground – design-wise – for other icons of the tool-watch world. Over time, the Pepsi bezel design has moved from dual-time watches to divers and even chronographs. We need only look to Seiko to see some true classics in that regard. First, is the classic Seiko Speedtimer, released in 1969 and one of the first automatic chronographs. On that Swiss movement fake Rolex, the red sector is used for timing speeds over a measured distance that are less than 60 mph, while the blue allows timing up to 250 mph.