Category Archives: Rolex

Rolex Submariner ‘Big Crown’ Tropical Dial Ref. 6538 Watch With A Long History (And A James Bond 007 Connection)

The reference 6538 is one of the most famous Rolex Submariners, whose oversized crown and lack of crown guards help distinguish it from the myriad of other Submariner references, and give the watch an unmistakably vintage look and feel. The small red triangle placed at the zero marker on the bezel insert adds a splash… Read More »

A Super Rare Rolex Submariner With Explorer Dial, Being Auctioned In The U.K., From The Original Owner

Rare watches in original condition get harder and harder to find, because many things have changed, such as truly fresh-to-market, highly-desirable. We get more and more excited when we do find them. If you know vintage Rolex, you know how highly sought after Explorer dial Submariners really are – and here we have one that came… Read More »

In-Depth Conspicuously Consumed – The Rolex Day-Date, In 36mm And 40mm, Compared

 I was living in Pennsylvania in 1972. After my folks had escaped to the suburbs from a more glamorous but comparatively cramped New York apartment. (That apartment was a two bedroom on 86th Street off Central Park. Still mad about that one.) My mother was a first generation immigrant to America (Dad, on the other… Read More »

A Close Look: Rolex GMT-Master II

Over the past 100 years or so,  has produced more than a few “dynasty” series of watches — from the Datejust to the Day-Date, to the Explorer, Daytona, and Speedking, to the piece we will be focusing on today: the GMT-Master II. These watch collections originally built much of their reputations on functionality and durability,… Read More »

The New Rolex Datejust 41 Of Baselworld 2016

To say that some of the watches manufactured by Rolex Swiss brand watch  are icons would be quite an understatement. The situation is rather clear: almost all the catalogue can be called iconic. This goes for the diving Submariner, the elegant Day-Date, the racing chronograph Daytona, the sporty Explorer or just the simple “entry-level” Oyster… Read More »

Brand New Rolex Even Rich Guys Can’t Buy

Unless you’re very wealthy, very well connected, and extremely persistent, don’t even bother. The geniuses at Rolex aren’t strangers to crafting and selling some of the most coveted watches on the market year after year. They’re probably less familiar with the overwhelming, backchannel-dealing demand that currently surrounds their latest release. Earlier this year, the brand… Read More »

You Should Own This Beautiful Rolex

When Rolex luxury brand  introduced a beautiful new update of the iconic Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona back in March, it was always expected to generate waiting lists around the world. But with the vintage watch market having exploded of late, combined with the Rolex Daytona’s immense popularity, the watch has become almost impossible to purchase.… Read More »

Reviewing Rolex Sky Dweller

In the past half-century, since it launched its GMT-Master, Rolex  watch review has brought out just two new complications: the Rolex Yacht-Master II, in 2007, with a countdown yacht timer, and the Rolex Sky-Dweller, equipped with both a second time zone and an annual calendar, in 2012. In this feature we explain how the Sky-Dweller,… Read More »

New Rolex Air-King Released In Baselworld 2016

Like the historical pilot’s watches, the new Rolex Air-King has an internal anti-magnetic protection and has an oversized minutes scale providing optimal navigational time readings. Featuring at 6 o’clock a stylized “Air-King” identical to the model of the 1950s, this new instrument Oyster Perpetual in steel is COSC certified and carries the Superlative Chronometer certification… Read More »