A leading driver of technological advancements has always been the military—particularly during wartime. This is especially true of timekeeping instruments given the need for coordination and precision during combat operations. As a result, many of the luxury watches we wear today, such as these four examples, were in fact born to serve in the military.
What started as a tool watch for commercial pilots has now become one of Rolex’s most desirable sports watches to not only own, but also to collect. What makes the GMT-Master so popular and desirable? To answer that, we take a look at the history and evolution of the Rolex GMT-Master.
For most watch collectors, a collection is not complete without at least one diving watch. And in the luxury watch space, there are a handful of brands known for making some of the best dive models out there. All born in the 1950s, these iconic dive watches continue the legacy with ultra-modern versions.
Apple made major headlines last month with the release of their newest Apple Watch collection. With a larger screen, interface updates, and innovative features that put health and wellness first, how will the Apple Watch Series 4 affect the luxury watch sector?
Characterized by concentric circles that divide a watch dial into multi-toned sections, sector dials were a popular style in the early part of the 20th century. And since everything old is new again, sector dials are making a serious comeback in the luxury watch space as illustrated by these four beauties.
For the latest installment of our Then and Now series where we compare the very first model in a particular Rolex collection with its most recent counterpart, we’re turning to the Milgauss. Although this model may not be quite a household name like the Submariner or the Daytona, like other Rolex watches it was built for a specific purpose for a specific audience.
While the 1950s was the decade of the dive watch and the 1960s the epoch of the chronograph, the 1970s ushered in a brand new style of wrist wear—the luxury sports watch.
A comprehensive look at deciphering Rolex serial and reference numbers.
As students are heading back to school in droves armed with new supplies, clothes, and shoes to flaunt on campus, get into the spirit of the season with a fine timepiece that’ll earn you an A+ for style.
While the Swiss are famous for leading the charge in fine watchmaking, there are other nations that boast a proud history of horology. Take for example the German watchmaker, A. Lange & Söhne. Based in Saxony, the heart of German watchmaking, A. Lange & Söhne is undoubtedly one of the top producers of haute horology.
ven people who aren’t into luxury watches can oftentimes identify a Rolex watch. Rolex watches flaunt such strong design codes that they are immediately recognizable almost anywhere. And a huge part of the design of a Rolex watch is the bezel that frames the dial and the bracelet that secures the watch to the wrist. Today we go in deep into the details with our comprehensive guide to Rolex bezels and bracelets.
For our next chapter in our Back to Basics series, we’re tackling the power reserve indicator watch. But what is a power reserve indicator watch exactly and why is it useful? Join us as we first find out what this complication is and have a look at some fine examples of power reserve indicator watches.
The Rolex Submariner 6200 is a legend in vintage Rolex collecting circles. One of the earliest Submariner models, Rolex manufactured this particular reference for only a short period. Its limited production run coupled with some very distinct design details makes the Submariner 6200 one of the most sought after vintage Rolex models out there. Brush up on your Rolex history with six quick facts about the Submariner ref. 6200.