Since the media is on the topic, I am going to dedicate this post to Charlie Sheen. More specifically Charlie Sheen in the movie Platoon – because this set of watches from Project X Designs looks precisely like something his character would have worn in Platoon. See how nicely that works out? And since we know Charlie Sheen is a big time watch lover (and warlock), he would have likely happily worn one of these (good actor playing solider wears good watch acting to be soldiers’ watch) . This watch is Project X Designs’ latest Rolex Submariner 45mm Replica mod called the Stealth Mk. III and Mk. IV. Which means there should have been a Mark I and II before it.
Hands down, the black, stainless steel Submariner is Rolex’s most famous and often purchased watch — and for good reason too. Its classic and instantly recognizable design is versatile enough to work in both casual and formal conditions, and its robust construction guarantees that it will last a lifetime.After deciding to obtain a black, stainless steel Submariner with a ceramic (Cerachrom) bezel, there’ll nonetheless be one major decision left to make: do you get the reference 114060 or the mention 116610? But, one watch costs $1,550 over the other.The benchmark 114060 has a brand new, retail cost of $7,500 while the reference 116610 retails for $8,550. Where they disagree, is that the reference 116610 has the inclusion of a date complication, which is exhibited through a window in the dial at the 3 o’clock position.Due to the accession of this date attribute, the motion in the mention 116610 is different than the one found from the reference 114060 (no-date) Submariner. The reference 116610 is powered with the high heeled calibre 3135 movement, while the no-date Submariner is fitted with Rolex’s calibre 3130. Both movements are COSC chronometer-certified, and feature Parachrom hairsprings for increased shock and temperature resistance.
I last wrote about Project X Designs here. As you recall, they have no relationship with Rolex, but rather take new Rolex Submariner L Serial Replica timepieces and perform various modifications on them. The results are usually very cool. Rolex modifiers are pretty common, but those who do it well are rare. The Project X Stealth watches are meant to hearken back to military Rolex Submariner (Mil-Sub) watches, and they look really kick-ass. Awful worn-torn Vietnam would have been just a bit better with one of these… don’t you think?
As Project X Designs is from England, the watches are technically dedicated to the British Special Boat Service (SBS), specifically to watches issued to them from the 1950s – 1970s. The two versions of the watches offer slight differences and are based on the most modern Rolex Submariner Y Replica Submariner Date watches. On the back of each of the watches is an engraving of the SBS logo – “By Strength and Guile.” Now that is a kick-ass motto. So suave. The motto is written under the SBS logo which has a frog with wings and a parachute.
The Mark III watch is in steel with a black ceramic bezel insert. The dial has also been modified a bit. The Mark IV model is in all black steel and is amazing looking. The Stealth watches comes on khaki green NATO straps, and make you feel like just like a modern day Charlie Sheen. Wait no, a Platoon era Charlie Sheen. Yea, that makes more sense. Come to think of it, I think Charlie Seen needs to spend more time talking about his passion for watches. He is crazy and possibly a bit demented, but through all of it, he still frikkin loves watches!
Project X Designs will offer only 28 pieces of each of these watches. Prices for the 28 pieces in the Stealth Mark III set is 8,750 British Pounds per watch, while the Stealth Mark IV is 9,950 British Pounds per watch. Pricey yes, but these are very limited and of a very high quality. If you want one you have to go to Project X Designs’ website.