There's a ton of attention given to a rather small section of the vintage Rolex catalog. When it comes to some of the lesser publicized references there is - in our opinion - a ton of value and style that tends to get overlooked. In this article, we'll talk through the reasons behind our love for the Oyster Perpetual.
When it comes to reissue watches it all seems so simple - pick a classic from your back catalog, reproduce it with modern technology, and then release it to wild acclaim. In practice, it’s a far trickier proposition and one which demands the harmonious melding of new and old to earn one’s hard-earned dollars.
To observant friends or fellow watch enthusiasts, the alarm complication can be the most striking and intriguing to see. Most often with two crowns or one crown and one pusher, alarm watches beg intrigue.
The idea of a watch created in an attempt to make a stainless steel watch feel very exclusive and high-end having a military styled arabic dial variation is quite a curiosity. In this article, we look into how exactly this came to be and how it fits into a small category of oddball references.
Imagine being given the opportunity to redesign your greatest work. Wouldn’t your second draft be a bit more refined than your first?
With the 120th US Open underway at New York’s Winged Foot Golf Club for the weekend, Rolex is sure to dominate the many, many commercial breaks. The crown and professional golf have a self-described “partnership built over time,”—here is the whys, hows, and whos.
Suppose that a ship is docked in a harbor and as the years go by, the various parts age and are replaced by new ones. After a century of ongoing maintenance and repairs, every single component has been replaced. So, is it still the same ship?
Even after the introduction of Submariners with cute blue and green bezels, no product line in the world of Rolex sport has the range of the Explorer II. Ok, the Daytona has some real variation, but isn’t that a whole different category?
When every day feels eerily similar, it’s easier to say that the date ‘feels like somewhere in the 20s’. Continuing our series on horology’s complications, it is our hope to bring attention back to the date with a study of the date.
If you happen to own a chronograph featuring a tachymeter, telemeter, or pulsations scale and look down at your wrist wondering, “hey what do all these numbers mean?” you are not alone. No shame at all, really. But let’s change that today.
With numerous pragmatic ties between the worlds of horology and astrology, displaying lunar phases on a time telling device started in the 3rd century BC. In beginning our series on horology’s complications, there is no better place to start than the moon phase.
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