By and large, Rolex watches have established themselves as icons in the fine timepiece space by sticking to signature design hallmarks while continuously improving. The improvements have occurred gradually over the years and the brand’s evolutionary rather than revolutionary approach has certainly paid off. This method probably explains why when a Rolex oddball shows up on the auction block, it will likely turn heads and open wallets.
Complex to build, yet so easy to use, the Patek Philippe World Time has been a mainstay in the brand’s catalog since the mid-20th century. Today, we’re reviewing the most current version of the famed watch, the Patek Philippe World Time ref. 5230G.
Welcome to the fifth installment of our Important Parts of a Rolex Watch. So far, we have covered the movements, the cases, the bezels, and the bracelets. Today, we’ll be delving deep into Rolex dials. As the face of the watch, the dial is essential to the look of a timepiece and as we’ll soon see, Rolex takes this very seriously, indeed.
Although green the color most associated with Rolex, we are all about their blue watches these days. Blue has been a huge color trend in the luxury watch landscape for the last few years. Depending on the exact shade of blue and how it is used on a watch, this is a hue that can be treated as an understated neutral or as a way to add a dash of color to your wrist. From sporty to dressy to casual, join us as we highlight some awesome blue Rolex watches.
It’s one thing to say you make robust watches; it’s quite another to challenge your clients to put them to the test. Panerai essentially put their money where their mouth is at SIHH this year by offering unique adventures as a perk to buying three of their new limited-edition Submersible models. Will the new Submersible models stand up to Panerai’s exclusive experiences?
While most of Rolex’s tool watches began their lives as utilitarian, stainless steel timepieces made to serve a practical purpose, many of these models have grown to become luxurious sports watches available in a slew of materials and colorways. Solid yellow gold Rolex sports watches are proudly bold and decadent, and to highlight these ultra-premium, ultra-capable statement pieces, here are some of our favorites right now!
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Following our in-depth look at the movements that power Rolex watches, we’re now turning our attention to the part that not only protects the movement but is arguably the most important design element of the watch: the Rolex case.
By all accounts, the 29th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, better known as SIHH, was a success. With 35 of the world’s leading luxury watch brands unveiling their novelties for the year in Geneva, Switzerland, the first big watch fair of the year hosted over 23,000 visitors. And there were a lot of great new watches on display with some strong trends like salmon and pink gold dials, white metal and blue pairings, vintage inspirations, and unisex watches.
Love them or hate them, the so-called “snowflake” hands are a signature design trait of Tudor sports watches. Far from new, the angular-styled hands have a history that stretches back five decades, and their unique appearance has become inextricably connected to some of Tudor’s most highly sought-after models.
If you’re one to follow luxury watch trends, you may have noticed an inclination towards shrinking timepiece sizes. However, while there is certainly a growing interest in smaller watches for men, big watches are not going anywhere. Feast your eyes on these four beasts that rock the oversized style with pride.
With reduced sizes, blankets of diamonds, and fresh marketing language that drops gender categories, it is clear that big watch brands have their eye on women’s wrists. It was difficult to pick just a few from the wide assortment, but here are some of our favorite ladies watches from SIHH 2019.
It’s been a little over two years since Rolex unveiled the latest version of the stainless steel Daytona. With the new edition, Rolex transformed the look of the steel Daytona thanks to its new bezel. Today we’ll be exploring whether the ceramic or the steel bezel is the better option for the famous chronograph by comparing the Rolex Daytona 116500 vs. Daytona 116520.
Welcome to our new Important Parts of a Rolex Watch series where we’ll be diving deep into what makes a Rolex a Rolex. While that Aristotle adage, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” still rings true, when the parts are as fantastic as Rolex ones, they are worth a closer look! We’ll kick things off with what can arguably be called the most important part of a Rolex watch despite that fact that most Rolex owners will never actually get to see it: the movement.
For luxury watch enthusiasts, the Breitling Navitimer hardly needs an introduction. With its slide rule created to calculate complex navigational computations, the “Navi” is an iconic watch that Breitling released in 1954 specifically for pilots. However, a special edition, called the Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute may not be as well-known. So let’s get right to it and discover what exactly is the Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute watch and look at a vintage Cosmonaute ref. 809 model.