Few watches in the history of Swiss made replica Rolex UK are so distinct as the Datejust Turn-O-Graph, also known as the Thunderbird. At first glance, it looks like a standard Datejust, but a closer inspection reveals the namesake rotating white gold bezel with 60-minute scale, providing a distinctive aesthetic element, as well as additional functionality on the wrist. The origin of the name “Thunderbird” comes from the nickname of the USAF Air Demonstration Squadron, established in 1953, which was the first supersonic aerobatic team. As the story goes, one pilot started wearing a best 1:1 Rolex Turn-O-Graph, and it eventually became the squadron’s go-to super clone wristwatch – the nickname quickly followed.
When it was launched in the early 2000s, the AAA fake Rolex Datejust ref. 116264 represented the last generation of the Thunderbird before it was discontinued in 2012. The reference introduced a fluted bezel to the Turn-O-Graph, in effect further bridging the gap between perfect replica Rolex‘s tool and dress watch styles. It also introduced a number of new dial colors and configurations, including the watch’s now-signature red seconds counter, which helped distinguish the watch not only from previous generations of the Thunderbird but also from its contemporaries in the standard cheap copy Rolex Datejust collection. While the most modern-looking Rolex Thunderbird, the 116264 is nonetheless a quintessential example – versatile in its utility, visually distinctive, and ready for anything. Its 36mm oyster case ensures comfortable wear, while its fluted bezel adds just a touch of elegant contrast, perfectly capturing the “high-low” aesthetic that the series is known for and that has made it a cult classic for over 50 years.
It has now been a decade since the final Swiss movement replica Rolex ref. 116264 was released, and there’s no time like the present to experience the watch in your collection.