Massimo’s other luxury fake Rolex Sea-Dweller (also with tritium dial) has reference 16600 and was in production until 2008. Nobody knew whether it was discontinued for good or just on hold for whatever reason until it was reintroduced in 2014 as a 116600, with a ceramic bezel. The black jacket in which the cheap replica Rolex Sea-Dweller rests is a rare one, discovered in the Massimo Osti Archive in 2010 by yours truly.
Even though Osti had proven to be absolutely unpredictable – and therefore always surprising – this jacket stood out somehow. Possibly part of his last collection for Stone Island, this top super clone Rolex UK parka was made of Formula Steel, a lightweight high-tenacity colored nylon canvas and Stone Island regular during the 1990s.
The garment looks rather plain and simple at first sight like a less is more version of the good old N-3B, but then this brutal fur lining growls at you. Fur that turns out to be that of a wolf, and it is not only in the hood! The entire jacket is wolf fur-lined. Massimo made a reversible garment of it so that Swiss movement replica Rolex UK could also be worn as a fur coat… Reversible jackets were one of Osti’s reoccurring concepts. “A reversible side can a material surprise or new function.” The origins of these double-face jackets can be traced back to, for instance, hunting clothing of the 1960s, with a camouflage side and a high visibility side. Osti used both functionally and esthetically, but always with a keen eye for the element of contrast. This black jacket is proof of that and, at the same time, a hardcore, super warm winter tool.
Thank you, Balazs Ferenczi and Sacha Davidoff, for helping me with the names and numbers of the high quality fake Rolex Submariner. Also, a big thanks to Daniela Facchinato and Lorenzo Osti.