As we all know that Kobe Bryant is a basketball legend — having played for the Los Angeles Lakers for twenty years, he gained the title of All-Star 18 times, joined the All-NBA team 15 times, and won 5 championships during his life career. But while his talent made him a household name, his stardom quickly transcended the court — landing him on the cover of countless magazines, and scoring exclusive sponsorships. While his wife, Vanessa Bryant, has been seen with a plethora of Rolex replica watches, Kobe is loyal to one brand. The NBA All-Star joined the exclusive ranks of the Hublot team back in 2013 to sponsor their timepieces and later on create a handful of watches with the famous brand. Today, it's one of the most famous sponsorships on the planet. As we see it, the replica Hublot doesn't get enough credit for expanding the scope of watch sponsorships. The popular brand was one of the first to brand out beyond the tennis stars over the years, race car drivers and occasional polo players and sailors. Hublot began by sponsoring soccer teams and later expanded into basketball — scoring some of the world's best players like Bryant himself. The partnership came after Bryant had collaborated with the boutique luxury brand Nubeo, a Swiss watchmaker that subsequently went under during the recession. Nubeo and Bryant had actually partnered to create their own Black Mamba watch, but it never got quite off the ground. We got the news that Bryant was excited about the partnership because of the brand's keen attention to detail, and when the Hublot came knocking not long after, it seemed like the perfect next step — particularly with a company that had such a strong and innovative reputation. The first Black Mamba watch released by Hublot and Bryant was back in 2013. The replica watch is outfitted with the HUB 4248 self-winding, 28 jewel, mechanical chronograph Movement, housed within an oversized 48mm black ceramic case. But it's the face of this replica watch that draws you right in — black, gold, and purple were used as a homage to the Lakers, the stunning mechanics of the watch peeking through the face. Bryant took part in the fake Hublot team for their uniqueness in the luxury watch brand market, and that shines through in their 2015 Big Bang Unico Retrograde Chronograph Kobe "Vino" Bryant. Like the first watch created in his honor, 'Vino' is off of another one of the basketball player's nicknames. The most attractive part of the fake watch is the Bordeaux red face, and the raised, 47mm, 18k gold and black ceramic bezel. Under the face is a Hublot Unico caliber HUB1261 automatic movement, comprised of 385 parts, which you can peer at through a green-tinted sapphire crystal on the back. The face of the watch almost looks like a basketball with a bumpy texture added to add dimension. The watch itself is a beautiful juxtaposition of such perceptions, contrasting a black ceramic bezel against a lustrous face.
Rolex has been manufacturing complicated diver's replica watches that are built to withstand unbelievable depths since the 1950's. Apart from being able to travel far below the surface of the ocean, each Rolex diver's watch boasts a perfect visible dial topped with lume together with a bezel that can be adjusted to measure diving times. The bezel plays a large role in keeping safe tim e while in the water, as it typically utilizes a unidirectional design, relying on the year the model was launched. While the Rolex Submariner collection first came to market in the 1950's, the bezel was bi-directional. The aluminum inserts boasted 60-minute graduations and a distinct arrow marker at the 12 position. Serrated edges provided a simple grip for use while in the water. While early generation fake rolex Submariners were surely impressive for their time, there was much room for upgrades. Between the late 70's and early 80's, the replica Rolex made several important progresses to the Submariner, consisting of an increased water resistance of up to 1,000 feet, the addition of a sapphire crystal, and a unidirectional bezel. The bezel was also upgraded to a ceramic insert in later models. The unidirectional bezel was an extremely important upgrade, as it allowed time to move forward only, never backward. This feature is invaluable during deep saturation dives when every second matters. To use the Submariner's time-lapse bezel, rotate the zero-marker to the left, stopping at the minute hand. This should be done before descending into the water. Your diving time will be tracked on the bezel via the minute hand as time passes. The unidirectional design is added as a safety precaution; even if the bezel is bumped or moved your diving time will only get shorter. The Sea-Dweller replica watch is another diver's watch produced by Rolex. While it functions similarly to the Submariner, the Sea-Dweller stands apart from Rolex's iconic diver with an increased depth resistance of up to 4,000 feet. Similar to the Submariner, the Sea-Dweller debuted with a bidirectional bezel, which was later replaced with a unidirectional variation with the addition of reference 16600. Its purpose is the same as the Submariner bezel, to measure decompression stops and other diving times. Similar to the Submariner, the Sea-Dweller bezel can be used to measure diving times by turning it counterclockwise to coordinate with the minute hand on the dial. While the Rolex replica was not the first company to make a diver's watch, they are absolutely the most iconic, setting the standard in the industry for quality, function, and style.