When it comes to luxury-driven prestige, all eyes are on the famed Day-Date. Although the bulk of its production is made up of the more conventional variants, it’s the individual and indulgent executions that have put the model on the map. Before taking the plunge on a President, why not tempt yourself with a refresher on some of the more lavish pieces to proudly bear the Day-Date name?
Over the course of his career, Davis explored a variety of daring musical avenues within the framework of jazz, earning him international acclaim whilst influencing his peers. Though in addition to pioneering styles and advancing jazz through now celebrated sessions and recordings, the American trumpeter, composer, and bandleader had truly ineffable style, which should come as no surprise.
Like all Rolex sports models, the Sea-Dweller has gone through only iterative changes throughout the years. Placing a modern Sea-Dweller next to a vintage reference from, let’s say, the 1970s, you’d be able to determine which model was newer, but the fifty-year-old version wouldn’t seem antiquated at all. All Sea-Dwellers are marked by a few key design indicators that have made them an essential piece of kit for dive professionals.
Forever the little brother - Tudor has had a rich an illustrious history that is unfortunately often overshadowed by its parent company Rolex. Here we tell that amazing story.
In the late 1960s, Omega produced a few chronographs that's design was just as interesting as its intended functionality. One such instance is the Omega Seamaster "Soccer Timer" chronograph. The Omega soccer timers are correspondingly recognized and appreciated for their unique and vividly colored dials with complications and measurements of time that cater to the specific timing of soccer matches.
Designed by arguably one of the most influential watch designers to ever be recognized. The Universal Geneve Polerouter series of watches would become one of the most notable Universal Geneve watches of the post-war era.
Collectability for Rolex Zenith Daytona is at an all-time high, we now take the opportunity to explore the family of references that brought the Daytona into the modern era. Through the integration of updated mechanics and materials with the collection’s core DNA, Rolex birthed a true legend of contemporary sports watchmaking.
When the terms affordability and budget-friendly are brought up in conversation by watch collectors, it’s not often that the name Rolex is uttered. Understandably, this is due to the reputation the brand enjoys as a result of the above-retail prices which many modern, maxi-case references trade at — along with the continued, record-breaking success of the vintage Rolex market.
With its stark orange accents and truly unique, borderline checkerboard indices, Rolex’s Ref. 1655 Explorer II stands out boldly against the rest of the lineup. Originally developed to suit the needs of spelunking explorers, who experienced difficulty discerning between day and night during extended periods inside caves, the reference would later find its way onto the wrists of all sorts of accomplished and daring individuals.
Despite this increased awareness for in-house calibers, the so-called base or “ébauche” calibers produced in larger numbers remain valued and appreciated for their workhorse reliability. Of all the base calibers, few are held in higher regard than the famed Valjoux 72, which you’ll find beneath the caseback of watches like the Rolex Daytona, Heuer Carrera, and Breitling Navitimer among others. Today we explore its history and the reasoning behind its well deserved praise.
Of all the textured Rolex dials, the most iconic is more than likely the “linen dial.” It’s defined by its scratchy looking, crosshatched surface, which as you’d guess is inspired by the appearance of woven linen fabrics. Let’s take a closer look at these textured Rolex rarities.
John Lautner properties are scattered throughout Los Angeles and its surrounding areas but since John Lautner mainly designed residential estates to experience one is to visit and that can be challenging as most of his work is privately owned and can only be viewed from afar outside of this special and unique place dubbed the "Lautner Compound"
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