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The red and black bezel was also introduced on the 6542. Collectors call it the "Pepsi bezel" because its colour scheme is reminiscent of a well-known brand. The blue half represents the night time (18:00 to 06:00), and the red, the daytime (06:00 to 18:00). The 6542 was equipped with a steel bezel and an insert made of Bakelite. Bakelite is a very fragile material, which can crack or break easily. The bezels of many watches were damaged by normal wear or even during service. During service, it was not uncommon to replace the delicate bezels of these watches with stronger aluminium inserts.

Bakelite bezels also had luminous markers filled with radium, a highly radioactive substance. Rolex switched to tritium in the early 1960s and began a program of replacing the Bakelite bezels.Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Replica Watches The fragility of the insert and its radioactivity made it so few that only a handful survived. Finding a 6542 with a original insert is an incredible find.

There was also a version in yellow gold, which came along with the 6542 steel watch. The gold version had the same proportions as the steel version, but the Bakelite bezel was brown instead of Pepsi. The gold hands and brown dial matched perfectly. The hands on this steel version were not the Mercedes pattern style, but rather a dressier and more elegant version that is more common on Datejusts or Day-Dates. The dials feature yellow gold hour markers with small luminous spots in the middle, now called "nipple" dials.

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Replica Watches was launched in 1959 by Rolex. This reference would last until 1980. 1675. The new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Replica Watches featured a new movement from the 1530 series, Calibre 1665. Crown guards were the most notable feature of the new watch. The case was 2mm larger and now measured 40mm, excluding the crown guards. It was available again in stainless steel (1675/0), and yellow gold (1675/8). Interesting,Rolex Replica Watches the yellow gold case did not have crown guards until around 1967. This case, which was 40mm in diameter but looked more dressy because it lacked crown guards, was larger. Rolex introduced the aluminium insert on the ref. 1675. The Pepsi bezel is standard on the steel version. On the yellow-gold model, the insert is brown. Also, the 1675 had two versions of crown guards. Collectors refer to the first version as pointed crown guards or cornino (Italian). The thin, sharp profile of these guards was the reason for this. The later version of the guards is thicker and more rounded. It can be called "rounded crownguards" in Submariner lingo.