The Rolex Explorer II Replica Double Split overcomes this limitation, allowing two events to be timed up to 30 mins, by overlaying not only the sweep second hand but also the minute totalizer of the chronograph. The watch operates in the same way as the above described, with a rattrapante and start/stop pushers, but it adds a blued steel elapsed minute hand. The Double Split also has a flyback feature, meaning that when you press the reset button while the chronograph runs, the hands will snap back to zero, and the timing will begin again instantly.
Double Split movement being assembled
There is more to the magic under the hood than just adding another hand and button to the case. But that's a topic for a different article written by someone much smarter than I am (Rolex Explorer II Replica). Even to my untrained eyes, the Double Split and its accomplishment were impressive.
I was initially disappointed that the watch that I received was pink gold and not the white gold or the platinum that I had preferred. For someone my age (from the Midwest), gold is still seen as ostentatious and garish. It's also a choice for rich old men in Florida. It also doesn't look as good on my fair complexion. This quibble was quickly forgotten. Rolex Explorer II Replica's rose gold has a reddish tone which complements the cream dial with brown alligator band. It was a watch I liked to wear in casual situations (which is almost all of my life), with jeans, brown boots and a belt, and rolled up sleeves. The watch is much more robust than you might think, and it's more versatile than other luxury timepieces with high complications. The watch looks almost like a sportswatch. It's a great tool. I used it to time an elite bicycle race.
Criteriums are races in which cyclists race on a short circuit (usually less than a mile) for a certain number of laps. Slower riders are removed from the race course as they are lapped. I positioned myself in a dangerous bend on the course, where riders were required to brake hard, then accelerate out the corner. I focused my attention on the two leading riders and pressed the chronograph button when they passed. As soon as the first rider passed me, I pushed the rattrapante. The Saxon stopwatch recorded his lap in two minutes and four second. The second rider was passing and I pressed the chronograph button. Two minutes and twelve seconds. Snap, went the rattrapante. Snick, went the reset button. And the Double Split was back in action.Replica Rolex Cellini
It was great fun. None of the cheering cyclists around me knew that I was time-keeping laps using a German watch worth USD100,000.
Over the month I wore the Double Split there were days and activities that would have been better suited to wearing something more casual, or pedestrian, as we like to call it. It was like a Rolex Submariner. The Double Split was waiting in my safe, perhaps enjoying the rest. The winding was a little fun when I took her out. It was a pleasure to watch the power reserve hand move from "AB" (down) to "AUF", and to see the balance wheel start to spin. Friends wanted to see the watch after hearing about it. They called and emailed me. I set up visits to the gallery and revealed the watch as a priceless piece of art. Even people who didn't wear watches would ask me to show them the watch at social gatherings. The usual snickers about the price disappeared when I turned the watch over and revealed the impossibly beautiful movement. iPhone photos were taken to show rich relatives and friends. The Double Split on my arm was a supermodel, loved by all and lusted by many. But it was all mine for one month.