Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Replica Clearance


Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

What may seem like a few minor design changes here and there actually mean a lot of serious firsts with the new-for-2017 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller 50th Anniversary model reference 126600, making this replacement of the Sea-Dweller 4000 one of the more important releases of Baselworld 2017.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

First and foremost, let’s begin with the tech specs, as with this new reference 126660, the Rolex Sea-Dweller has received five major updates: first, it has grown from 40mm to 43 millimeters wide, making for a very considerable difference between the Sea-Dweller 50th Anniversary and the Submariner (which is 40mm). Second, it received a cyclops over the date, a first for a Rolex Sea-Dweller and as controversial an update as the growth in size. Third, it is now powered not by the 3135 but the updated 3235 caliber (the same as the Datejust 41 reviewed here). Fourth, it has a redesigned bracelet that is now wider and makes for a more secure fit on the wrist. Last, but not least, it pays tribute to the original Sea-Dweller of 1967.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

The first Rolex Watches 3131 Replica Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller from 1967 on the left, the new-for-2017 version on the right.

All this, of course, seriously changes the looks of the H Samuels Rolex Watches Replica Sea-Dweller. The larger case and bracelet make it more proportionate by matching a greater diameter case with the existing thickness – that was arguably a bit disproportionate with the 40mm width of the previous 116600. Bear in mind that the thickness (no official figure on it yet but check the wristshots to get a good idea) is necessitated by the 4,000ft/1,220m water-resistance.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

While in this regard the added width makes sense, the new-found cyclops – again, new for the Rolex Watches 16233 Price Replica Sea-Dweller altogether – arguably is an even more controversial decision. The Rolex Sea-Dweller, some argued, from the get-go should have been a larger alternative to the No-Date and Date Submariner models (instead, all three watches thus far had been 40mm wide) – but the cyclops, even Rolex admits, is a less obvious and more controversial addition.

I say this pretty much every time once I talk aesthetics, and it really should go without saying: aesthetics is something for everyone to make up their minds about on their own. But, what can objectively be set concerning the Luminor Due is that it’s among the least expensive, most balanced Panerai designs so far — and this, being a brand new take from Panerai, is eventually something which praises the work of the Panerai designers, not those out of two generations ago.The magical combination of some perfectly round bezel and a pillow instance requires no introduction to anyone who has ever enjoyed a Panerai design, but the Due does provide a different take on the longstanding recipe. First, the bezel is quite thin however, with its steep edge and relatively considerable elevation, it stands out enough that it does not appear too small or delicate. The cushion situation is a take not on the regular Luminor, but instead, the Luminor 1950 using the profile turning upwards and into the top corners, rather than running into vertical lines. This further accentuates that slim, filigree appearance, while the neatly defined (and evenly nice-to-the-touch) edge that runs along the full length of the side provides some visual interest and a wonderful tactile element.The brief, narrow, curved lugs along with the second space between the ring and the edge of the case all appear thoughtfully designed and, again, the drilled holes serve as a nod towards the Luminor Due’s tool watch ancestors — even if this second chapter really clearly is not one.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

A lesser-known fact is that the original Rolex Sea-Dweller of 1967 did not have a cyclops because when Rolex added it to the plexiglass front, it caused structural weaknesses in it and ultimately caused it to shatter before reaching the desired depth rating – and so the cyclops was omitted. The Rolex Sea-Dweller all until 2017 has maintained its cyclops-free looks, making yet another reason for it to be a Submariner alternative (as, clearly, not everyone is a fan of the cyclops-look). Now, in this regard, the Rolex Sea-Dweller is more in line with all other collections, with only the Deepsea now standing out from the rest, as it still does not have a cyclops over its date aperture.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

The movement, as we have noted, is the new 3235, an automatic, fully Rolex-designed and -made caliber that complies with Rolex’s -2/+2 second daily accuracy (all details here) and offers an extended 70 hours of power reserve over the previous Rolex Sea-Dweller’s 48 hours. It, hence, features Rolex’s high-capacity mainspring barrel, its Chronergy escapement with paramagnetic nickel-phosphorous pallet fork and escape wheel, Paraflex shock absorbers, Parachrom hairspring, a large balance wheel with Microstella variable inertia lugs and an operating frequency of 4Hz. It is the latest and greatest tech-fest that Rolex can offer at the moment.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

The new Rolex Watches 5000 Rs Replica Sea-Dweller’s 904L Oyster bracelet is fitted with an Oysterlock safety clasp, Fliplock extension system for an added 26mm of reach along with the Rolex Glidelock system for 2mm-increment fine adjustments over a distance of 20mm. Typical Rolex Sea-Dweller feats such as the black Cerachrom bezel with PVD-applied platinum numerals, flat front sapphire crystal and 1,220m of water resistance enforced by a helium escape valve inside the left side of the case (see its components below) remain present.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

Available exclusively with a black dial with white gold hands and indices and Chromalight lume, the stand-out feature (if we can call it that) here is the red Sea-Dweller designation over the usual depth rating and COSC certification reminder.

Lastly, along with the red lettering and among all other novelty factors of this Rolex Watches Walmart Replica Sea-Dweller 126600, we should consider the name and presentation because, in this special case, that matters too. Simply called the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller, Rolex actually presented it as the 50th anniversary model in their windows around their Baselworld booth.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

While the model name doesn’t include that anniversary reference, it’s still an interesting development in the sense that although Rolex has naturally been perpetually changing and fine-tuning long-established collections (like the Daytona, Submariner, Sea-Dweller, Datejust, Day-Date, and more), it’s been exceedingly rare for an all-new Rolex model to decidedly pay tribute to a previous version’s design element like the new Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 does with its red Sea-Dweller text.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

Last year, when everyone was expecting a new Daytona, I don’t find it a stretch to say that many were looking forward to seeing something really quite close to the Newman Daytonas of old, or at least a perfect panda dial – and yet, Rolex has decided to tip-toe their way around that. A few years ago, the re-launch of the Pepsi-bezel GMT was also close to its predecessor but very clearly different in its colors than the original. Here, however, we are looking at a clear reference to one of the defining aesthetic elements of an early Rolex collection, making it a small change, but possibly a significant one to many Rolex fans.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

Anyhow, the 43mm-wide Rolex Zephyr Watch Replica Sea-Dweller 126600 is the new and only Rolex Sea-Dweller in town from now on, as it fully replaces the 40mm-wide Sea-Dweller 4000. It looks bold and feels heavy on the wrist, but it carries that heft in a much more balanced manner when compared to how its predecessor had done.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

What truly makes it an interesting step on Rolex’s part is how the new Rolex Sea-Dweller now blends more into the Rolex dive watch range with its cyclops fitted over its date, and how it stands out with its boldly different 43mm-wide diameter. In closing, it is worth imagining what this watch would have been like without the red text and the cyclops but everything as it is now – it would have made for a long-expected update bringing on better proportions and a larger alternative to those who have been on the lookout for something larger than a Submariner but not as bold as the Deepsea.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Watch Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Sea-Dweller Hands-On

As it stands now, however, it certainly cannot be called another safe step from Rolex – they admittedly made the controversial decision of not only considerably upping the size but also adding the cyclops, rendering this a truly new Rolex Sea-Dweller that offers more than a mere face-lift (and not just by Rolex standards). Price for the new Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 is CHF10,800 including tax. rolex.com

The Best ‘His & Hers’ Watches For Couples Replica Clearance


The Best 'His & Hers' Watches For Couples ABTW Editors' Lists

To many couples, the idea of a “his-and-hers” watch duo is appealing. The idea is to have sets of watches from the same brand and collection which are offered in equally appealing men’s and women’s variants. Thus, there is typically a larger and more masculinized “his” version, as well as typically a smaller and possibly more decorative “hers” version of the same model watch. His-and-hers watch sets are common enough, but finding ones that look just as good on both people is a bit more challenging. Below, we round up many of the most classic and appealing his and hers watches for couples that further demonstrate the importance and power of truly versatile watch designs.

A quick note on same-sex couples who may be similarly interested in matching, yet distinct timepieces. The situation for these couples is actually less challenging, as in many instances the choice will be not a watch model that has good-looking versions in various sizes, but rather watches which are mostly the same but with material, color, or other cosmetic differences. Same-sex couples looking for matching watches thus may have an easier time, though specific such recommendations are outside the scope of this article.

It is, perhaps, little surprise that classic-looking, conservative watches tend to look the best in both smaller and larger sizes. More distinctive or artistic timepiece designs tend to look best in a more narrow set of design considerations. With that said, you’ll notice that some watch models from the same brand are quite different in “his form” versus “her form.” The real challenge really comes down to selecting a duo of watches that both members of the couple enjoy equally.

If you want to add other good “his and hers” watches to the list, be sure to mention them in the comments below so that people looking for great options can be aware of them.

The Best 'His & Hers' Watches For Couples ABTW Editors' Lists

Rolex Datejust

For me, a success in a his-and-hers watch combo is each piece being the only watch you really need, and the Rolex Datejust and Lady-Datejust absolutely fit that bill. It is even easy to imagine a couple unintentionally ending up with matching Rolex Datejust watches. The quintessential everyday men’s Rolex gifted at birthdays, weddings, and, yes, retirements, the Rolex Datejust is an enduring men’s icon. However, just as ubiquitous is the Rolex Lady-Datejust which successfully feminizes the “grandpa” image that the Datejust can be saddled with. No, it’s not the most youthful piece, so it might not appeal to younger couples, and the price matches the Rolex reputation. The updated Rolex Datejust 41 introduced last year ranges from €9,150 to €11,200. The Rolex the Lady-Datejust 31 in two tone retails for $9,700.

The Best 'His & Hers' Watches For Couples ABTW Editors' Lists

Cartier Santos

Cartier Santos Galbee for her; Cartier Santos 100 for him. The Cartier Santos comes with a great history as the first pilot watch ever created and one of the earliest wrist watches for men ever. Though it began as a men’s watch, it later developed a strong feminine appeal as well. The smaller, 34.8mm-by-26.2mm Cartier Santos Galbee is a good size for women and comes in a “two-tone” steel and gold case with a quartz movement, for a price of $17,300. For guys, the 41mm-wide Cartier Santos 100 with the automatic Cartier 1847 MC movement comes in all steel ($7,000), a two-tone model we reviewed here ($9,650) that would match best with the Galbee, and a black carbon model ($7,600) as the most macho and sporty option.

The Best 'His & Hers' Watches For Couples ABTW Editors' Lists

In our opinion, the contemporary dress watch is delicate, understated, and elegant. Its principal role is to tell the time and whether it ought to be possible to match with business apparel below a shirt and coat, dinner outfit, and tuxedo, this isn’t a requirement. A dress watch is a dress watch. It comes in a variety of sizes, however typically using a thin(ner) case and with a diameter of less than 40mm — however doesn’t have to be — and it is made from precious metal. Since the watch is about understatement and subtlety, complications are mostly concealed and dials are simple and quickly legible.Panerai watches do not exactly meet the dress watch criteria. Notably the case thickness of most of their line-up, that easily exceeds 15/16mm, got in the way. Panerai owners needed to switch to other brands when they “dressed up” for a unique occasion, however the Luminor Due set changes that. The new version, launched at the Florence event in May, has a redesigned case that has a thickness of 10,50mm as well as a toaster that was redesigned. The new Luminor Due doesn’t loose Panerai’s DNA, like the classic crown protecting device with sealing lever, the typical Arabic numerals and the multi-layer dial. That’s quite an achievement. The design team definitely succeeded, and especially the Luminor Due Oro Rosso using its appealing anthracite dial qualifies as a dress watch, in our opinion.

Hublot Big Bang

Hublot will always offer a bold choice for a man or a woman. The Hublot Big Bang Unico 45, as its name suggests, is 45mm wide and requires some degree of bravado from the wearer – or will perhaps supply you with some. Shown above is the Big Bang Unico 45 Black Magic version that is in a ceramic case, with a skeletonized dial, and Hublot’s HUB1242 UNICO Manufacture movement, all for a price of $19,900. Available in a range of pastel color options, Hublot’s Big Bang Linen is 41mm wide and includes the HUB4300 automatic chronograph movement, precious stones on the bezel, and commands a price of $15,700.

The Best 'His & Hers' Watches For Couples ABTW Editors' Lists

Patek Philippe Nautilus

The quintessential steel sports watch by Patek Philippe, the Nautilus is a contender for top power-couple watch. Recently celebrating its 40th birthday, the Nautilus (along with the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak) takes the self-assured luxury of a steel sports watch that costs as much as one made in precious metals and offers an everyday wear with, love it or hate it, top-tier brand recognition and quality. In recent times, Patek has doubled down on its classic designs that veer to the traditional side, but the Gerald Genta-designed Nautilus has remained a perennially popular watch with broad appeal. The 40mm-wide men’s model ref. 5711/1A-010 and the 35mm-wide ladies ref. 7118/1A-001 are both priced the same at about $24,000.

The Best 'His & Hers' Watches For Couples ABTW Editors' Lists

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

The Patek Philippe Nautilus vs. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak debate has been litigated and relitigated for years because, like all great timeless debates, there really isn’t a clear winner and both are legends in the world of steel luxury sport watches. The Royal Oak really has emerged as a more mainstream timepiece that you’ll see worn by celebrities, in pop-culture, and on the wrists of uber-wealthy teenage scions on Instagram. Still, the Gerald Genta-designed Royal Oak is an icon that comes in at 37mm (ref. 15450ST.OO.1256ST.01) or 41mm (ref. 15400ST.OO.1220ST.04) options that share an automatic caliber 3120 movement with a solid 60-hour power reserve. It’s far from being an original choice at this point, but it is the original non-round steel luxury sports watch that is nothing short of refined and cool as a his-and-hers option. The 37mm model is priced at $16,500 and the 41mm is $17,800, significantly less than the Patek Nautilus.

The Best 'His & Hers' Watches For Couples ABTW Editors' Lists

Longines Evidenza

The Tonneau-shaped Longines Evidenza is an affordable Swiss watch that should appeal to a couple that appreciates a mechanical watch that stands out, has brand heritage, but costs less than competitors. There’s something inimitably charming about the idea of a couple wearing matching his and hers Tonneau-case watches since it’s a way to stand out from the crowd, but do it together. The men’s model is 33.1mm X 38.75mm and has the caliber L615, based off an ETA-2895-2 movement which operates at 28,800vph and has a 42-hour power reserve. The ladies model shrinks down to 26mm X 30.6mm and has the L595 caliber, based off the ETA 2000/1 which operates at 28,800vph and has a 40-hour power reserve. It also comes in a 19mm X 23mm quartz version. The men’s version on steel bracelet is priced at $2,225, the 26mm ladies version on an alligator strap is $2,000, and the 19mm quartz model is $1,450.

The Best 'His & Hers' Watches For Couples ABTW Editors' Lists

Movado Bold

A more youthful take on the classic Movado museum dial, the Movado Bold was the natural choice when it came to the brand’s connected device offerings. They still offer a ton of traditional non-connected Bold options ranging from the mid to high 3-figure prices that allow for a lot of fun mixing and matching for a his-and-hers combination that is unified by the classically minimalist museum dial. The entire Bold line only comes in quartz, so we are talking about an option that focuses on style, accessibility, and general ease of use. Ladies models range from 25mm all the way up to 42.5mm, and the men’s selections go from there to 44mm. The non-connected Movado Bold watches for men and women start at $390 and go up to about $995 (and a $1,495 ladies model with diamonds on the bezel). The Movado Bold Motion connected watches start at $490 for the 39mm and range from $695 to $895 for the 44mm models.

The Best 'His & Hers' Watches For Couples ABTW Editors' Lists

Bell & Ross

Bell & Ross’s square shaped watches based on the look of airplane cockpit instruments are a modern classic and come in a slew of variations including different materials and sizes. At 42mm wide, the BR 03 is probably the most wearable for men while still providing a lot of wrist presence. The BR S, while probably still a good fit for many men at 39mm, will also appeal to many women wanting a bold and fashionable piece. The version seen above in black ceramic with diamonds and running on a quartz movement, however, is distinctly feminine and has a price of $8,600. The basic steel model Bell & Ross BR 03-92 in steel with a Swiss automatic Sellita SW200-1 movement and on a rubber strap is $3,400.

The Best 'His & Hers' Watches For Couples ABTW Editors' Lists

Rado Ceramica

A couple that’s into the modernist aesthetic isn’t going to have the easiest time finding a his-and-hers piece that matches their style, but the Rado Ceramica presents a sleek and (you guessed it) ceramic option. Recently redesigned by industrial designer Konstantin Grcic, the Rado Ceramica only comes in Quartz in order to maintain a slimmer wrist profile. The practical benefit of not having to deal with making sure a watch is wound is important to a lot of people, but it doesn’t mean design and materials are compromised. The men’s Ceramica is 30mm X 41.7mm, while the ladies model is 22.9mm X 31.7mm. I love the look of the matte-black ceramic on these watches, but the ladies model available in white looks very, very cool also. Price for the men’s and ladies Rado Ceramica is $2,100 and the ladies models with 4 diamonds on the dial are priced at $2,250.

The Best 'His & Hers' Watches For Couples ABTW Editors' Lists

IWC Pilot’s Watch

It’s common for women to wear men’s style sport watches as opposed to more feminine formal wear. For a lot of women, the perfect combination is a traditionally men’s style design but sized for her smaller wrist. So is the case with IWC’s Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36, which comes in a few dial and strap styles in a 36mm-wide steel case that will look good on ladies who like a more “instrumental look” on their wrist. For him, the IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII is the more masculine counterpart which continues a long tradition of pilot watch design by the brand. The IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII is in steel on a strap or bracelet in a 40mm-wide case. Both watches contain base Swiss automatic movements. The IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII for men is $3,950 strap or $4,950 bracelet and the IWC Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 for women is priced the same.

The Best 'His & Hers' Watches For Couples ABTW Editors' Lists

Breitling Galactic

When I think about the major Swiss watch brands, Breitling is one that I almost never associate with ladies watches. The Breitling Galactic, however, comes in 29mm, 32mm, and 36mm in addition to the 41mm version. I think there’s definitely a market for the bold, aggressive Breitling aesthetic but in a smaller case size. I honestly can’t say I know a couple that really fits into what I imagine the customers for a his and hers Breitling Galactic to be but I can imagine that they share similar sporty hobbies and lifestyles. For the smaller 29mm and 32mm models, Breitling decided to use their Superquartz movements, while there is the option of the Breitling caliber 37 automatic movement for the 36mm, which operates at 28,800vph and has a 42-hour power reserve. The 29mm only comes in one version with diamonds on the dial and bezel, with a price of $8,330. The 32mm is $5,420 in steel and $7,210 with diamonds on a leather strap. The quartz 36mm on a leather strap is $4,515, and the diamonds and steel bracelet model is $10,950. The automatic 36mm in gold and steel two-tone is $9,255 and steel bracelet with diamonds is $10,735. And finally, we get to the men’s 41mm models which are $5,325 on leather strap and $5,985 on steel bracelet.

Les Artisans De Gen??ve X Kravitz Design LK 01 Customized Rolex Daytona Watch Designed By Lenny Kravitz Replica Suppliers


Les Artisans De Genève X Kravitz Design LK 01 Customized Rolex Daytona Watch Designed By Lenny Kravitz Watch Releases

In an aBlogtoWatch exclusive, we present to you the new Kravitz Design X Les Artisans de Genève LK 01 watch, a reimagined and modified Rolex Watches 1 Million Replica Daytona Ref. 116523, aka the two-tone gold and steel Daytona. As you can likely gather from the name, it’s designed by none other than musician and watch collector Lenny Kravitz. Yes, this is a modified Rolex with a celebrity association, and it is also one that looks very cool to me.

For those not yet familiar with what Les Artisans de Genève do, they typically take an older or vintage watch (typically Rolex, and you can see our coverage of their first release, a modern tribute to the Rolex Daytona 6263 here) and tinker around with materials, colors, movement, and other aspects of the piece with varying effect on the inherent identity of the original. Here is a DLC-coated reinterpretation of the Daytona  with a military cuff leather strap rather than the classic Rolex oyster bracelet that comes in a leather case designed to recall a roadie case. What did you expect from a watch designed by the music icon seen as the epitome of badass cool?

Les Artisans De Genève X Kravitz Design LK 01 Customized Rolex Daytona Watch Designed By Lenny Kravitz Watch Releases

Lenny Kravitz Portrait Images Credit: Mathieu Bitton

Les Artisans De Genève X Kravitz Design LK 01 Customized Rolex Daytona Watch Designed By Lenny Kravitz Watch Releases

Lenny Kravitz has been a known watch collector for some time now, and though most of us know him from his music (and, more recently, acting career) he has operated his own design firm – Kravitz Design – for over 13 years now. Usually more focused on interior design, this is Kravitz’s first foray into watches and Les Artisans de Genève notes that this process was a true design collaboration with an active hand on every aspect of the process.

This reimagined Rolex Daytona reference 116523 is the previous generation Rolex Daytona that first came out in 2000. The 40mm-wide watch runs on the Rolex calibre 4130 movement that gets a 72-hour power reserve. This remains unchanged in the Les Artisans De Genève X Kravitz Design LK 01 Rolex Daytona watch, but now let’s get into exactly what is changed from the original model.

Les Artisans De Genève X Kravitz Design LK 01 Customized Rolex Watches 2nd Copy Replica Daytona Watch Designed By Lenny Kravitz Watch Releases

Les Artisans De Genève X Kravitz Design LK 01 Customized Rolex Daytona Watch Designed By Lenny Kravitz Watch Releases

The modifications that Kravitz and  Les Artisans de Genève have made include a black DLC treatment on the case, as well as a new handmade bakelite golden bezel. On the black dial, you’ll notice the “KRAVITZ DESIGN,” adding to the already ample text as well as the red seconds hand matching the “DAYTONA” text color. Now, while the movement is still the Rolex Calibre 4130, it has been totally blacked out and made visible through an exhibition case back. To accent the black, you’ll see the 22-carat gold rotor and text on both the movement and case back. I think it just looks very, very cool, and I’m sure hands on images will reveal more about the execution.

Les Artisans De Genève X Kravitz Design LK 01 Customized Rolex Daytona Watch Designed By Lenny Kravitz Watch Releases

Les Artisans De Genève X Kravitz Design LK 01 Customized Rolex Daytona Watch Designed By Lenny Kravitz Watch Releases

Something totally switched out from the original watch is the strap, which is a handmade Barenia calf leather done in a military cuff. It’s a smart choice since it adds more wrist presence, especially when you consider the 40mm case of the watch. A creative solution, and one that ends up being an aesthetically pleasing design. To top off the presentation, the watch comes in a Bluetooth JBL speaker case done in leather designed to resemble a roadie trunk and serve as a nod to Kravitz’s roots in music. They are calling this combination of speaker and watch case “Travel With Music” and it’ll be neat to check this out in person.

Les Artisans De Genève X Kravitz Design LK 01 Customized Rolex Watches Pictures Replica Daytona Watch Designed By Lenny Kravitz Watch Releases

Les Artisans De Genève X Kravitz Design LK 01 Customized Rolex Watches Second Hand Replica Daytona Watch Designed By Lenny Kravitz Watch Releases

Yes, it’s a modified Rolex Daytona. Those words alone are enough to raise the blood pressure of some collectors, while it will cause other horological philosophers to attempt to resolve Theseus’ paradox. The additional fact that it is not only associated with, but at least partially designed by a mainstream celebrity will cause many of those critical of the watch to nearly short circuit in a commenting frenzy. Personally, I think it looks great, and even considering how many watches the aBlogtoWatch team sees every day, if I saw this piece on someone’s wrist I’d certainly be tempted to compliment it and ask them about it. I’m of the opinion that pieces like this should be a point of flattery for Rolex. Rolex stands uniquely in the world of luxury Swiss watches and is a globally ubiquitous luxury product in any category, and these “homage” pieces really do serve as tributes. And the point that one of these sold is a watch not sold by Rolex?

Les Artisans De Genève X Kravitz Design LK 01 Customized Rolex Daytona Watch Designed By Lenny Kravitz Watch Releases

Les Artisans De Genève X Kravitz Design LK 01 Customized Rolex Daytona Watch Designed By Lenny Kravitz Watch Releases

The figure 0.006875% represents this watch’s production of 55 as it would relate to Rolex’s annual watch production which stands at somewhere around 800,000. Yes, Les Artisans de Genève make other models in even more limited-production runs, but my point is to demonstrate that at the end of the day, these are products that will appeal to the buyer who just likes the concept, is attracted to the watch, and for whom the cost of this watch is as negligible as the percentage cited at the beginning of this paragraph. The  Les Artisans de Genève X Kravitz Design LK 01 Do Rolex Watches Lose Value Replica Daytona watch will be limited to 55 pieces and have a price of €37,800. lesartisansdegeneve.com

Rolex Datejust 41 Watch In Steel For 2017 Replica Trusted Dealers


Rolex Datejust 41 Watch In Steel For 2017 Watch Releases

Last year, Rolex Watches Milwaukee Replica gave us the new Datejust 41. The name refers to its case size, which is 41mm. Rolex fans might recognize instantly that 41mm is the same as the Datejust II that was introduced way back in 2009. They are right, of course, but the Datejust 41 features subtle refinements that make it look more proportionate, at least to my eyes. Some changes include more refined lugs, slimmer case profile, and a larger aperture of the dial and a thinner bezel. That said, last year’s models (hands-on here) only came in Rolesor, meaning two-tone gold and steel. For Baselworld 2017, Rolex has finally released the model that I think most people will want – the Rolex Datejust 41 in stainless steel.

In our opinion, the modern dress watch is delicate, understated, and elegant. Its main function is to tell the time and while it ought to be possible to pair with business apparel below a shirt and coat, dinner outfit, and tuxedo, this isn’t a necessity. A dress watch is a dress watch. It comes in a variety of sizes, however typically with a thin(ner) case and with a diameter of less than 40mm — but doesn’t have to be — and it’s made from precious metal. Since the watch is all about understatement and subtlety, complications are mostly concealed and dials are easy and fast legible.Panerai watches don’t exactly meet the dress watch criteria. Notably the situation thickness of most of the line-up, that readily exceeds 15/16mm, obtained at all. Panerai owners needed to turn to other brands if they “dressed up” for a special event, but the Luminor Due collection changes that. The new model, launched in the Florence event in May, has a redesigned case which has a thickness of 10,50mm in addition to a redesigned dial. The new Luminor Due does not loose Panerai’s DNA, like the classic crown protecting device with sealing lever, the normal Arabic numerals along with the multi-layer dial. That is quite an achievement. The plan team definitely triumphed, and notably the Luminor Due Oro Rosso using its appealing anthracite dial functions as a dress watch, in our view.

Rolex Datejust 41 Watch In Steel For 2017 Watch Releases

The new Rolex Watches Replicas For Sale Replica Datejust 41 in steel has all the refinements that last year’s models have. That means, less beefy lugs, a slimmer case profile, slimmer baton markers, and, of course, a new movement – but more on the movement later. From the press pictures that we’ve been given, the new Rolex Datejust 41 in steel looks pretty awesome. I have said in the past that I very much prefer the look of the new Datejust 41 because of its more elegant case and the same is true here.

Rolex Datejust 41 Watch In Steel For 2017 Watch Releases

There will probably be other variants, but the one that Rolex Watches 80 Discount Replica is showing here comes with a blue dial with a brilliant sunray burst finish and the brand’s signature 18k white gold fluted bezel. The case is polished 904L stainless steel and the crown uses Rolex’s Twinlock system. Water resistance is 100 meters. It is also fitted with a 904L stainless steel Oyster bracelet that comes with a folding Oysterclasp and Rolex’s Easylink extension system.

Rolex Datejust 41 Watch In Steel For 2017 Watch Releases

Like most other Rolex’s watches, the baton markers, hour, minute, and second hands are all made out of 18k white gold and filled with Rolex’s special Chromalight luminescent material. Unlike the luminescent material used by other brands, Chromalight gives off a lovely blue glow in the dark. Rolex also says that it lasts longer than regular Super-LumiNova. The date window is at 3 o’clock and over is is the iconic Rolex Cyclops lens for easy reading of the date.

Rolex Datejust 41 Watch In Steel For 2017 Watch Releases

The new Rolex Watches At Walmart Replica Datejust 41 in steel will also get Rolex’s new Calibre 3235, which is not just an improved version of the existing Calibre 3135 or 3136. Over 90% of the movement is new. Some major improvements include a new type of escapement called the Chronergy escapement, a more efficient gear train, a longer mainspring, and a more effective self-winding module. For owners, this means a longer power reserve of 70 hours and improved accuracy and precision. Along with Rolex’s new Superlative Chronometer certification, this means that the new Rolex Datejust 41 in stainless steel will be accurate to +2/-2 seconds a day.

Rolex Datejust 41 Watch In Steel For 2017 Watch Releases

The new Rolex Datejust 41 in steel looks great and I would be surprised if it didn’t sell like hotcakes. The Rolex Datejust should always be, first and foremost, an elegant watch, and the new redesigned Datejust 41 case makes the watch look a lot more classy as compared to the Datejust II. In stainless steel, this new Rolex Datejust 41 is a bit more affordable than last year’s two-tone Rolesor models. This version of the Rolex Datejust 41 in steel is priced at $7,450. rolex.com

You are sending too many requests in parallel. Please wait for your other API requests to finish before sending more. Replica Trusted Dealers


Wilsons Auctions Unreserved Online Prestige Watch Auction November 30, 2016 Sales & Auctions

Sponsored Post written by advertiser for aBlogtoWatch

Wilsons Auctions Unreserved Prestige Auction will take place on Wednesday November 30th, 2016, at 6pm and is now live online featuring a range of beautiful watches including a selection of Rolex timepieces, some of our favourites of which we’ve outlined below. This is a unique opportunity to purchase a luxury watch at auction prices with no reserve, meaning you could get the watch you’ve always dreamed of at a much reduced price. Some selected lots are below, and you can find a link to the full auction at the end of this article.

Wilsons Auctions Unreserved Online Prestige Watch Auction November 30, 2016 Sales & Auctions

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 18ct Yellow Gold – Lot 52

Something I couldn’t get tired of over the three or so weeks that I’d the PAM674 was the slim crown protector bridge — and that, I know, certainly sounds like a contender for this month’s most coveted “Nerdiest Sentence of the Month” award. It completely transforms the look of this ubiquitous component. While the regular crown protectors I found at times were big for the sake of becoming big or simply simply too bulky, each time I saw this one peeking out from under a shirt sleeve, then I simply had to rotate my wrist and take a better look at it. Maybe that is just me, but something certainly ticked as this glossy bridge sat so neatly nearby the complex corner of the circumstance. If, for some reason, you want a comparable Panerai without a crown guard, the Radiomir 1940 PAM572 is fundamentally the same (hands-on here).Legibility is good, as the reflective outlines of the hands contrast nicely against the satin look of the dial. The dark gray sandwich dial of this Panerai Luminor Because 3 Days Automatic PAM674 really has an extremely subtle sunburst finishing to it that is completely unnoticeable under low-level states and stands outside only when struck by strong light at an angle. It’s a nice, quality detail but one that is going to take the rear seat alongside other dial components. Lume is good, though as is normal for unconventional lume colors similar to this one in tan, the green glow isn’t as bright and lasting as it is on routine Panerais.

The Rolex Watches Review Replica Daytona with 18ct gold case and black dial on an 18ct gold bracelet; Model No: 116528, Serial: 12S42016. This statement timepiece has champagne subdials in red accents, index hour markers, Rolex calibre 4130 self-winding movement with chronograph central second hand, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, and 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock.

Featuring an 18ct yellow gold Oyster bracelet with flat three-piece links and folding Oysterlock buckle with Easylink 5mm comfort extension link. Available at auction on the 30th of November with no reserve.

Wilsons Auctions Unreserved Online Prestige Watch Auction November 30, 2016 Sales & Auctions

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 18ct Yellow Gold – Lot 58

Alongside the Daytona is the 18ct yellow gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust, Model Number: 69178, Serial Number: 8280095. This watch incorporates a circular champagne dial with ten round modern brilliant-cut diamond hour markers. Centre sweep seconds recorder, Rolex insignia at twelve o’clock, and date aperture at three o’clock. The watch is fitted with a Swiss automatic mechanical mechanism, has a fluted outer bezel, screw-in crown, and integrated President Bracelet with concealed clasp. To be auctioned as Lot number 58 with no reserve on November 30th.

Wilsons Auctions Unreserved Online Prestige Watch Auction November 30, 2016 Sales & Auctions

Rolex Day-Date “President” Tridor – Lot 63

Leaving arguably the best until last… The extremely rare Rolex President Tridor Special Edition/Masterpiece, Model: 18948, Serial: W083159.

This 18ct yellow gold wristwatch dazzles with glittering bezel consisting of 40 diamonds, the gold hands guide your way around the silver dial using diamonds as hour markers. While the normal Day Date is 36mm in diameter, this Masterpiece version is 39mm in diameter. The 18k Oyster bracelet is comprised of pink, yellow, and white gold links, giving this unique piece of craftsmanship its name – Tridor. The Tridor will be going under the hammer with no reserve on 30th November, 6pm at Wilsons Auctions, Belfast.

All these stunning watches and many more will be for auction without reserve at Wilsons Auctions, Belfast, on Wednesday, 30th November, at 6pm. Online bidding is available! A PDF with a list of all the lots of that night’s auction is available here.

Also on that night… we are celebrating our 80th anniversary by giving away a £500 cash prize. Visit our Facebook page for more details.

For more information or to register for the auction, please visit WilsonsAuctions.com here . You can also email prestige@wilsonsauctions.com or call +4428 9034 2626.

Sponsored Posts are a form of advertising that allows sponsors to share useful news, messages, and offers to aBlogtoWatch readers in a way traditional display advertising is often not best suited to. All Sponsored Posts are subject to editorial guidelines with the intent that they offer readers useful news, promotions, or stories. The viewpoints and opinions expressed in Sponsored Posts are those of the advertiser and not necessarily those of aBlogtoWatch or its writers.

New Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel To Get 2017 Replica Watches Online Safe


All in all, the P.4000 is incredibly thin while it still packs commendable specs — 4Hz and 3 days is a mixture much thicker but similarly lately introduced moves from big “maisons” (ugh!) Fail to achieve. It’s for those helplessly in love with all the Luminor appearance, but who have matured from the admittedly and enjoyably immature aesthetics of most Luminors. You do not need to say goodbye to those iconic (darn it, I just said it right there!) Design elements such as the sandwich dial, the curved bezel, the pillow instance, or the crown shield, but you do receive a watch that will not push back your sleeves up to your elbow or request too much focus. You won’t be that man wearing a flashy Panerai at this week’s corporate-wide layoff assembly, but the one who can glance down at his wrist and still flash a subtle smile as you see everything you liked in a PAM while keeping the affection to yourself.Is the Luminor Due a one-up from the normal Luminor (Luminor Uno? No, that just sounds wrong)? It clearly isn’t, and the 30-meter water resistance verges on being insulting. However, its stunning proportions, neat details, excellent wearing comfort, and unusual motion make it a recommended consideration for those who have been on the lookout for a more mature Panerai. Perhaps it should have been known as the Luminor Ultra-Thin (or even Sottile — help me out here when this is not right and you know the correct term in Italian) or perhaps Luminor Eleganza.

New Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel For 2017 Watch Releases

It was just last year that Rolex refreshed their Daytona line by introducing a ceramic (or Cerachrom) bezel, and now for 2017, we see the release of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona with ceramic bezel in white and yellow gold with a… wait for it… Oysterflex rubber strap. Yes, the Daytona is joining the ranks of the Yacht-Master which introduced the Oysterflex strap in 2015. The three versions will come in yellow gold, white gold, and Everose (the proprietary Rolex Pink gold), all of which will have the caliber 4130 movement that was upgraded to the Rolex Superlative Chronometer Certification of being accurate to +2/-2 seconds per day.

New Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel For 2017 Watch Releases

The combination of Cerachrom dial, gold, and the Oysterflex presents a refreshing of the Rolex Daytona that I’m not sure many people anticipated and we’ll really be able to give you a true reporting of the watches look like once we share our hands on images with you soon. I have a feeling there is going to be a healthy mix or “love it or hate it” extremes in opinion here, which is always something that I love.

New Rolex Watch 8007 Price Replica Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel For 2017 Watch Releases

For those not familiar with what the Oysterflex bracelet is, I’ll let our description of it from when it was introduced do the work: “The structure of the bracelet begins with a metal “blade” (a titanium nickel alloy) that creates a base shape and allows it to fit securely. One of the most interesting elements on the strap are the “fins” underneath that are designed to create a cushion between the strap and your wrist. This allows for your wrist to expand and contract a bit while the strap remains comfortable and snug, and also helps vent the inner part of the strap a bit on hot days. It is a great feeling strap made out of an ‘elastomer’ material which is connected to an 18k rose gold deployant clasp.”

New Rolex Watches 455b Price Replica Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel For 2017 Watch Releases

New Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel For 2017 Watch Releases

Additionally, the Rolex Oysterflex strap also features the 5mm Rolex Easylink rapid extension for when you need more or less room on your wrist. So, even though Rolex refers to it as a “bracelet,” the Oysterflex is really a very high-end strap that Rolex is deciding to use on what is arguably their most iconic watch. Of course, the fact that we are seeing it on only gold watches lets us know that these won’t be the predominant style of Daytona strap anytime soon. I have a feeling that the text reading “OYSTERFLEX” down the width of the strap is going to inspire some complaining.

New Rolex Watches Houston Prices Replica Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel For 2017 Watch Releases

New Top 3 Rolex Watches Replica Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel For 2017 Watch Releases

On the inside, the watch stays the same. The 4130 movement is accurate to +2/-2 seconds per day and has a 72-hour power reserve. The 40mm-wide oyster case is water resistant to 100M and is really just the same Daytona you know.

New Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watches In Gold With Oysterflex Rubber Strap & Ceramic Bezel For 2017 Watch Releases

The Rolex Watches Thanksgiving Sale Replica Cosmograph Daytona in yellow gold ref. 116518LN is going to have a champagne dial with a sunray finish and black subdials, while the hour markers are going to be in Chromalight (aka lume) and 18k yellow gold with a black PVD coating. The hands, naturally, will be in yellow gold and Chromalight. The 18k yellow gold is also going to carry over to the safety clasp of the Oysterflex bracelet. This pattern will carry over to the white gold model ref. 116519LN and Everose gold model ref. 116515LN, as well. We’ll have a lot more for you guys once we go hands on with these pieces including exact pricing information. rolex.com

Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor Watches For 2017 With Accessible Prices Replica Watches Buy Online


Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor Watches For 2017 With More Accessible Prices Watch Releases

Among this year’s new releases for Baselworld 2017, Rolex Watches Buy Replica is introducing some tweaks to the Rolex Sky-Dweller watch with “Rolesor” model options. Introduced in 2012, the Rolex Sky-Dweller only came in precious metals for near or above $40,000. While an all-steel version is still frustratingly unavailable, these two-tone gold and steel models represent a relatively more budget option. It’s a step in the right direction, at least. As even the slightest stir from Rolex is apparently headline-worthy, let’s take the loupe to this 2017 Rolex Sky-Dweller, beginning with the new hands and indexes.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor Watches For 2017 With More Accessible Prices Watch Releases

Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor Watches For 2017 With More Accessible Prices Watch Releases

These new Rolex Sky-Dweller models are characterized by the blocky, rectangular indexes and longer hands. Previous models have all been Roman or Arabic numerals that could even be viewed as quirky in a Rolex context, so this adds a significantly more standard and conservative option to the collection. Further, it will allow Rolex savants to distinguish at a glance, say, an all-white-gold model from a two-tone steel and white gold model. Longer hands, as we saw on the Rolex Explorer last year, are always a welcome improvement to legibility and aesthetic balance.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor Watches For 2017 With More Accessible Prices Watch Releases

Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor Watches For 2017 With More Accessible Prices Watch Releases

Between a few dial color options, these features debut on a range of about six Rolex Watches Yorkdale Mall Replica Sky-Dweller models, with two variations of a “Rolesor” case. If you’ve been living under a rock (or have a life outside of watches), “Rolesor” is Rolex’s special term for a two-tone case, meaning steel and gold. In this release, we are talking about steel plus yellow gold or white gold. Owners, at least, of two-tone steel and white gold models will hopefully know which parts of their expensive Rolex Sky-Dweller watches are which material.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor Watches For 2017 With More Accessible Prices Watch Releases

Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor Watches For 2017 With More Accessible Prices Watch Releases

The new hands and indexes also give a lot more surface for lume (or “Chromalight”) than previous Rolex Sky-Dwellers, and Rolex is emphasizing just how glowy they will be in the dark. Other features of the Rolex Sky-Dweller are mostly carried over from past versions. That includes the cool and useful Ring Command bezel that rotates to different positions and is used in conjunction with the crown to set the various functions that include a 24-hour second time zone and annual calendar. The 42mm case is water-resistance is 100m. The new Rolex Sky-Dweller models come on two-tone, solid link bracelets with Rolex’s handy Easylink extension system that many will be familiar with.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor Watches For 2017 With More Accessible Prices Watch Releases

Price for your Panerai Luminor Because 3 Days Automatic PAM674 is $10,500 inside this 45mm format together with the micro-rotor movement, whereas the hand-wound, 3 days, 42mm wide PAM676 retails for $7,900. Panerai introduced its very first Luminor Due versions — with cases 40 percent thinner than those of the first Luminor for a more understated wrist existence — in 2016. This year, the brand adds four new models to the line, introducing new dial colors and case materials. Keep reading to find the new Panerai Luminor Due watches and what makes every one unique.The Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Titanio (Ref. PAM00728, above) and Luminor Due 3 Days Oro Rosso (PAM00741, under) come in brushed titanium and polished rose gold case, respectively. Both Luminor 1950-style cases are 42 millimeters in diameter and just 10.5 mm thick, and feature the patented bridge-and-lever apparatus that guards the crown and also helps ensure the watches’ 30-meter water immunity. The dial of this titanium version is a sun-brushed blue; the rose-gold watch sports a rare-for-Panerai ivory-colored dial with blue applied numerals. Both dials are in Panerai’s well-known “sandwich” design, with luminous markers and a tiny seconds subdial at 9 o’clock. Interior Titanio is your Panerai’s hand-wound manufacture Caliber P.1000, with a three-day power reserve stored in two mainspring barrels; its more sophisticated, heavily skeletonized variant, known as P.1000/10, forces the Oro Rosso (pictured below). In the latter movement, the big, brushed-finish bridge which covers much of the mechanism has been openworked to allow more of the components to be seen, such as the two barrels and the balance under the bridge, mounted on twin supports for superior stability. The two watches are on blue alligator straps in various shades — darker blue to coordinate with the dial on the titanium watch and lighter blue to match the hour numerals on the rose gold — and feature Panerai’s patented method for easy and fast replacement, managed by a push-piece under a single pair of lugs. Prices are $8,600 for the Titanio and $21,900 for its Oro Rosso.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor Watches For 2017 With More Accessible Prices Watch Releases

The Rolex Watches 455b1 Price Replica caliber 9001 inside with its antimagnetic Parachrom balance spring and Paraflex shock absorbers is, of course, certified by Rolex’s own stringent tests and guaranteed to be accurate to -2/+2 seconds per day. This is standard across all Rolex watches but still impressive, and you can read more about Rolex’s certification standards here. The 9001 has automatic winding, of course, and gets a power reserve of about 72 hours. The ability to set the functions backward or forward safely is an appreciated feature, and you have to love the clever way of indicating the month – in red, through an aperture on the periphery of the 12 indexes.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor Watches For 2017 With More Accessible Prices Watch Releases

Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor Watches For 2017 With More Accessible Prices Watch Releases

These new Rolex Sky-Dweller models will only broaden the collection’s appeal both thanks to their sensible design and more accessible price. The Rolex Sky-Dweller is Rolex’s “other” GMT watch that is aimed at the gentleman traveler more than the sporty traveler’s Rolex GMT Master watches. It is also notable as Rolex’s most complicated watch. Prices for the Rolex Sky-Dweller Rolesor models start with the steel and white gold reference 326934 models at $14,400, and the steel and yellow gold reference 326933 models, such as the one Rolex is highlighting with the “champagne” dial, are priced at $17,150. Along with hands-on pictures, we’ll be sure to bring you more details soon. rolex.com

From A Swiss Perspective, US Watch Prices Haven’t Increased That Much Japanese Movement Replica


From A Swiss Perspective, US Watch Prices Haven't Increased That Much Featured Articles

One of the biggest complaints among watch enthusiasts is that luxury watch prices are too high. This can be observed in the numerous forums and comment threads devoted to the greed of luxury watch companies for increasing prices. The truth is that watch prices and their increase depends on which side of the US Dollar you sit on and which economy you live in. Recently, on my own Watch Ponder blog (where I cover the business and history side of the industry), I wanted to find out how Swatch could only be reporting a 9% profit margin while also being accused of greed? I wanted to know why Rolex Zebra Watch Rose Gold Replica had increased the prices of their watches so much over the years. I wanted to answer the simple question: What could my grandpa have paid for a Rolex in the US decades ago?

I turned to some of the basic realities of the global economy and used changes to consumer price inflation and exchange rates to discover that watch prices haven’t changed as much as people seem to think. I found that in the United States prices have increased only by about 6x since 1957, and from the perspective of the Swiss manufacturers, their income from watches has been virtually stable with no significant increase despite the price increases in the U.S.

From A Swiss Perspective, US Watch Prices Haven't Increased That Much Featured Articles

The Rolex Watches New Jersey Replica Submariner of 1957, next to the latest version from 2012

Over a three-article series, I will present an argument explaining that watch prices are high but aren’t as out of control as they may seem, and why we aren’t likely to see massive price decreases (>10%) anytime soon. The three articles will cover these topics:

  1. Are Swiss Watch Prices Too High? I will use historical pricing data, consumer price indices, and exchange rates to demonstrate what my grandfather would have paid if he bought a watch with today’s money.
  2. Why Luxury Swiss Watch Prices Grew Faster Than Inflation. I will use anecdotal examples to walk through the basic economic fundamentals that led to price increases.
  3. Why Luxury Swiss Watch Prices Are Not Likely To Fall. I will finish the series by using company profit margins and financial situations to explain why a >10% (or any) decrease is unlikely in the near term and discuss what it could mean for future demand.

From A Swiss Perspective, US Watch Prices Haven't Increased That Much Featured Articles

This article will only focus on the sales between the U.S. and Switzerland. What this article will not address is why price increases go up across the world once adjusting for exchange rates. Shouldn’t each country’s prices be unique depending on the exchange rates for its currency? The interplay of global currencies makes the exchange rate and purchasing power of major currencies important. If prices depended only on individual countries and purchasing power, the prices would vary by thousands of dollars. The recent Brexit devaluing of the British Pound and subsequent skyrocket in watch sales in the UK give us a very clear example of how much a large fluctuation in an exchange rate can increase the purchasing power of a visiting tourist and drastically increase watch sales.

From A Swiss Perspective, US Watch Prices Haven't Increased That Much Featured Articles

David Bredan wrote a very good article on aBlogtoWatch on this topic a few years ago, including this widely quoted chart above showing the inflation of pricing for a (No-Date) Rolex Submariner. David’s article shows how much the price of a Submariner has increased (and it seriously has gone up from $180 to over $8000). Could my grandpa really have gotten such a good deal while his grandchildren are gouged so badly? Note: I will use retail prices of Rolex throughout this article as a proxy for wholesale prices which are less public. I will address the gray market phenomenon and prices in subsequent articles.

From A Swiss Perspective, US Watch Prices Haven't Increased That Much Featured Articles

Initial Conclusion: Prices Are High, But Not As Bad As They Look

Prices for a watch are very high, there is no doubt about it. The question is how much have they increased over the years? Looking at the chart above, it looks like a 47.5x price increase. I wanted to look into this further. I used the same data set David used but a different methodology or lens. Both are valid ways to look at it. For my approach, I really want to find out how much a person in 1957, or 1973, or 1984 would have paid for their Rolex Submariner when considering the change in consumer prices and purchasing power through the years (a.k.a. inflation of the consumer price index or CPI adjustment).

From A Swiss Perspective, US Watch Prices Haven't Increased That Much Featured Articles

Vintage Submariner ref 5513

I take the prices of Rolex Watches Website Replica Subs through the years and adjust those prices to the purchasing power of 2016 dollars so that they are prices we can all relate to. What this does is to take the purchasing power of $180 in 1957 and adjusts that to the equivalent amount of money we’d have to spend in 2016 to buy the same things. When only adjusting for the changes to the US consumer price index throughout the years, I found that my grandpa would have paid about $1,550 for a Rolex Submariner with the date. That means the price of the Sub has only gone up by about 5.5x. I made these purchasing power adjustments every year there is data and adjusted them to the purchasing power of 2016 dollars. Here is what that adjustment looks like. So far, my grandpa still got a better deal.

From A Swiss Perspective, US Watch Prices Haven't Increased That Much Featured Articles

More To The Story Than The Submariner

I wanted to look beyond just the Submariner, so I took the average prices of 11 Rolex models through the years and included both stainless models and precious metals. Buying a Rolex or any Swiss watch is an international transaction, so the exchange rate matters because it determines how many Swiss francs (CHF) Rolex actually gets from a sale.

From A Swiss Perspective, US Watch Prices Haven't Increased That Much Featured Articles

As you can see, the Swiss Franc / US Dollar exchange rate has been very volatile over time (US Federal Reserve)

The second thing that matters is change to the purchasing power of money in Switzerland since it determines how much Rolex has to pay its workers. When factoring these in, it gives us a very different perspective. Since we are dealing with U.S. prices, I am only looking at sales inside the U.S. I acknowledge prices have gone up in other countries too, but I have only looked at U.S. data and the effect it would have on the actual perceived prices consumers pay in the U.S. and the money Rolex would effectively earn from the sale once converted back to Swiss francs. Consider the flow of money when you buy a watch which I have drawn out below:

From A Swiss Perspective, US Watch Prices Haven't Increased That Much Featured Articles

The first step: When the watch is sold, those dollars are then converted to Swiss francs at the exchange rate of the time. This is the amount of money Rolex actually received through the years for an average Rolex. As you can see below, the price increases (yellow line) start to become somewhat less steep when you factor in exchange rates.

If you think about Panerai, you think about the Italian Navy and about daring, sporty and thick watches. Ideal for diving, leisure and casual events. However, for sporting with a company shirt and suit on the job or a fancy celebration; you likely turned to other brands when you had a dress watch. In May 2016 Panerai had some good news for Panerai aficionados: skinnier and more elegant. These new models were demonstrated to the Dutch press and retailers last Wednesday, so we finally had a hands-on time together with the new versions. The history of Panerai starts in Florence, in which Giovanni Panerai opened the town’s earliest watchmaker’s shop in 1860. The firm’s history is forever connected to the Italian Navy, when Panerai became a provider of precision navigation and time tools to the Italian Navy for several years. Who doesn’t know the Luminor and Radiomir watches, among others utilized by the Italian Navy’s commando frogmen?The company is part of the Richemont Group since 1997 and has since then expanded the offerings, developed and created its own movements and has transferred the production to Neuchâtel. Whenever you find a Panerai from further away and you can’t read the inscription, you instantly recognize the brand. And that is rather an achievement.What the hell is a dress watch? When you browse the net you’ll find all kind of definitions and remarks. It is slim, features a mechanical motion without complications, the situation is made of a precious metal, the eye has a leather strap that matches the color of your shoes and/or belt, the eye “matches” the dress code also does not “stick out”. All a matter of preference and opinion.

From A Swiss Perspective, US Watch Prices Haven't Increased That Much Featured Articles

The next thing to consider: Adjustments to purchasing power (i.e., how much would grandpa have to pay if he purchased that watch today as opposed to decades ago given changes to the value of money?). This is similar to the initial comparison I made for the Submariner in the opening paragraphs.

From A Swiss Perspective, US Watch Prices Haven't Increased That Much Featured Articles

Because Rolex (the company setting the price) is located in Switzerland and producing watches there, we have to look at the changes to the value and purchasing power of the Swiss Franc as well. Rolex adjusts prices up to continue to cover their costs, employees’ wages, and also to continue making a profit.

A Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513 Gilt Dial Watch Purchased To A Prince Replica Wholesale Suppliers


A Rolex Watches 24 Replica Submariner Ref. 5513 Gilt Dial Watch Purchased To Impress A Prince Hands-On Submariner

Pre-owned Rolex exchange website Bob’s Watches receives numerous Rolex watches, many of which come with powerful stories. In this series, owner of Bob’s Watches Paul Altieri will share real stories about real Rolex watches and discuss what makes both the watches and their very personal histories so unique and appealing.

As one of their most popular line of watches, the Rolex Submariner is a common choice for first-time buyers and seasoned collectors alike. Originally introduced in 1954, the Rolex Submariner line has undergone numerous revisions over the years, with certain vintage references attaining unparalleled levels of collectibility.

Many vintage Rolex Watches San Antonio Replica collectors prefer the no-date Submariner to its date-displaying counterpart because it is more faithful to the spirit of the very first Rolex Submariner, the reference 6204. The no-date Rolex Submariner is the quintessential dive watch, and its timeless design makes it incredibly versatile and a true classic.

A Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513 Gilt Dial Watch Purchased To Impress A Prince Hands-On Submariner

First introduced in 1962, the reference 5513 Rolex Watches Kohls Replica Submariner had a very long production run (even by Rolex standards), as it remained in production until 1989. The reference 5513 was almost identical to Rolex’s other, no-date Rolex Submariner at the time, the reference 5512; however, the reference 5513 was fitted with a non-chronometer-certified caliber 1520 movement, and lacked the additional “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified” lines of text on the dial.

A Rolex Watches 69173 Price Replica Submariner Ref. 5513 Gilt Dial Watch Purchased To Impress A Prince Hands-On Submariner

Due to its extremely long production run, a wide range of subtitle variations exists between different reference 5513 Rolex Watches Ranked Replica Submariners, and each alludes to the era in which the watch was manufactured. Most obvious among these variations, and possibly the most important to collectors, is the type of dial on the watch.

A Do Rolex Watches Lose Value Replica Submariner Ref. 5513 Gilt Dial Watch Purchased To Impress A Prince Hands-On Submariner

Initially, the reference 5513 Rolex Submariner was fitted with a glossy, gilt dial that had gold lettering; however, in 1967, Rolex switched to the classic matte black dial with white text that can be found on many other vintage Rolex watches. Due to their narrow production window, reference 5513 Rolex Submariners with gilt dials are considered quite rare and highly sought-after by collectors.

A Rado Vs Rolex Watches Replica Submariner Ref. 5513 Gilt Dial Watch Purchased To Impress A Prince Hands-On Submariner

Another dial variation that is of interest to collectors is the “meters first” depth rating, which is also indicative of an early production run. The original gilt dials, and some of the very first reference 5513 matte dials have their depth rating printed with the meters measurement listed first, while all later Rolex Submariner 5513 dials and contemporary Submariner dials have their depth ratings printed with the feet measurement appearing first.

A Rolex Watches Jersey Replica Submariner Ref. 5513 Gilt Dial Watch Purchased To Impress A Prince Hands-On Submariner

Although it does not contain a chronometer-certified movement, the reference 5513 O Finance On Rolex Watches Replica Submariner is the classic Rolex dive watch, and its 28-year-long production run is testament to its rock-solid (albeit non-COSC-certified) movement, versatile design, and timeless good looks. In fact, during the 1960s, while on vacation in England, a friend of the Prince of Kuwait purchased himself a brand-new reference 5513 Rolex Submariner with the hopes of impressing his royal companion when he returned home.

Panerai’s newest model to the ever-growing set to the Luminor household is your Luminor Due (“two” in Italian). Panerai Luminor because is definitely the Panerai thinnest version made thus far. To be more precise: the watch’s case has been decreased by about 40 percent in thickness compared to Luminor models with a similar situation diameter. By contrast: the Radiomir measures 12.17 mm). This resulted in a far more elegant look on the wrist while retaining the distinctive cushion-shaped case and crown protector of this 1950 model. You’ve read in our manual for the Purchasing first Panerai watch that some 1950 models are able to look really big in your wrist if you are not really major man (44mm versions). Therefore, a water-resistance level of about 30 meters indicates that the Due should not be worn in water, even though it uses the attribute lever to seal the crown. This is a bit disappointing having in mind that the first Panerai watches have been created for Italian navy.Like nearly every new Panerai watch, the Panerai Luminor due comes in 4 different versions. Let’s find out exactly what are the gaps.

As the reference 5513 Rolex Watches 93250 Replica Submariner had just been introduced by Rolex a few years prior in 1962, it was still a relatively new design, and was considered to be a state-of-the-art dive instrument, intended to accompany divers and oceanographers as they explored the ocean’s depths.

A Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513 Gilt Dial Watch Purchased To Impress A Prince Hands-On Submariner

Given that the original owner purchased this Rolex Watches Pictures Replica Submariner with the intent of impressing the Prince of Kuwait, this particular Rolex Submariner 5513 was not destined for a life of rough treatment and abuse, as many of the other reference 5513 Rolex Submariners of the time would have been. The reference 5513 Rolex Submariner was a popular choice for various nations’ military branches, and many were lost or destroyed while in use.

A Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513 Gilt Dial Watch Purchased To Impress A Prince Hands-On Submariner

The reference 5513 Rolex Watches Fake Replica Submariner was introduced in 1962, and matte dials replaced gilt dials just a few years later in 1967, a very small percentage of the reference 5513 Rolex Submariners ever produced are fitted with gilt dials – especially considering the 28-year-long production run of the reference 5513 Rolex Submariner. Furthermore, a good number of these original gilt dials were replaced with matte service dials when the watches were sent in to Rolex for repair and servicing. Here’s the original meters-first, two line gilt dial as close as possible to how it looked the day it was produced.

A Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513 Gilt Dial Watch Purchased To Impress A Prince Hands-On Submariner

The bezel insert is the original “fat font” insert rather than being a service insert, or one from a later-era Rolex Watches Huntsville Al Replica Submariner 5513. The service inserts that Rolex uses as replacements for the watches that they repair has a font that is significantly thinner than the original Rolex Submariner 5513 inserts. Even later-era, original reference 5513 Rolex Submariner inserts have fonts that are noticeably thinner than the original “fat font” inserts that were first fitted to the reference 5513 Rolex Submariners during the 1960s.

This particular bezel insert has a subtle but even fading in its color, yet there are no major marks or scratches in its finish, which is especially rare for a watch of this age. The luminescent pearl in the bezel insert is also fantastically well preserved without any cracks or chips, and its color perfectly matches the patina of the luminous paint on the dial and hands.

A Rolex Watches 41mm Replica Submariner Ref. 5513 Gilt Dial Watch Purchased To Impress A Prince Hands-On Submariner

Given that it was Rolex’s standard, non-chronometer-certified dive watch, a large number of reference 5513 Rolex Submariners were produced throughout its 28-year-long production run, and a wide variety of subtle differences exist depending on the year that the individual watch was manufactured. With that in mind, a small percentage of all the reference 5513 Rolex Submariners ever produced actually possess the specific qualities that would classify them as rare, collector’s items.

It is these subtle details and seemingly insignificant nuances that define a true collector’s piece, and ultimately have them clamoring and hunting for the pieces. Usually, a lot of these 5513 Rolex A Watches Replica Submariners have been fussed with or bear the scars of time, but seeing one that saw royally gentle use is a real treat for the enthusiast.

Paul Altieri is founder of Bob’s Watches, the leading online destination for used Rolex watches where he created the Pre-owned Rolex Exchange Concept, which allows consumers to see both the buy and sell prices for a pre-owned watches, adding transparency to the market. Paul is also a watch collector and has many rare collectible watches in his collection.

BEST FROM: Friends aBlogtoWatch & October 14, 2016 Replica Trusted Dealers


BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends October 14, 2016 ABTW Round-Ups

This month’s roundup is all about new watches, and we have got all sorts lined up for you. We begin with the colorful, complicated, and limited HYT H1 Colorblock. Next, we have Bell & Ross’ very unusual and interesting new BR 01-CM Instrument De Marine watch. Is this a sign that Bell & Ross is going to make more maritime-inspired timepieces? Who knows. And rounding things off, we have a double-whammy featuring the very classic and elegant Patek Philippe 5396 Annual Calendar watch, and a rare very and shiny Rolex that you might never know existed.

Moving on, we pay tribute to a very important man who has helped shaped the watch industry. That man is Günter Blümlein, and he has been largely credited with reviving the fortunes of IWC and Jaeger-LeCoultre, and also played a very big role in the resurrection of one of my favorite brands, A. Lange & Söhne. And finally, we end things off by learning more about the “Ghost” dial Rolex Paul Newman Daytona.

1. HYT H1 Colorblock Limited Edition Watches In Red, Yellow, Or Blue Hands-On

BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends October 14, 2016 ABTW Round-Ups

For anyone who is considering a piece from one of the independent watch brands, I think HYT should be on your list if you’re willing to pay for it. If you want something classical, HYT isn’t it; but if you want something that is refreshing, new, and technically interesting, then HYT is all of those things. The brand is most famous for using liquids in their watches and movements, and the H1 was their very first watch when they launched the brand in 2012. Here, the H1 has been updated in three very bright and bold colors, and they will only be available in very limited numbers. Have a closer look at them by hitting the link below.

Source: aBlogtoWatch

2. Bell & Ross BR 01-CM Instrument De Marine Limited Edition Watch In Bronze, Wood, & Titanium Hands-On

BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends October 14, 2016 ABTW Round-Ups

Bell & Ross’ guiding light has always come from the skies, but their new Instrument De Marine collection unabashedly draws its inspiration from the open waters and deep seas. Featured here is the BR 01-CM Instrument De Marine, the simplest model from Bell & Ross’ new and limited-edition-only Marine Instrument collection. Though this watch features the brand’s distinctive BR 01 case, the case itself is made using materials associated with the sea – bronze, titanium, and a dash of wood. The dial also pays homage to marine chronometers of old. It’s a refreshing take on marine-inspired watches and a real treat for fans of the brand.

Source: aBlogtoWatch

3. Azimuth SP-1 Crazy Rider ‘Bike Chain’ Watch Hands-On

BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends October 14, 2016 ABTW Round-Ups

Azimuth is a brand that specializes in offering interesting & unique watch designs at affordable price points. To keep prices down, Azimuth uses regular ETA movements and then modifies the hell out of them. And one of the watches that best encapsulates this philosophy is the new SP-1 Crazy Rider ‘Bike Chain’ watch. As the name suggests, the SP-1 Crazy Rider watch has a design that is heavily influenced by motorbikes, featuring hands that are linked by chains. It’s a fascinating design, and looks in concept like something a more high-end and expensive brand like MB&F would make.

Source: aBlogtoWatch

4. Patek Philippe 5396 Annual Calendar Moonphase Watch Hands-On

BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends October 14, 2016 ABTW Round-Ups

The annual calendar complication is so called because it only requires one adjustment every year, and that’s at the end of February. It’s less complicated than a perpetual calendar, but it’s actually a rather recent invention, debuting only in 1996 on a wristwatch by arguably the biggest brand in the business – Patek Philippe. As a result, annual calendar watches by Patek Philippe are a little special, and for 2016 they have released two new variants of their revered reference 5396. The new variants are available in white and rose gold, and are easily distinguishable by the use of Breguet-style numerals for their hour indexes.

Source: aBlogtoWatch

5. Grand Seiko SBGX093 Quartz Watch Review

BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends October 14, 2016 ABTW Round-Ups

Seiko’s Grand Seiko line encompasses all three major types of movements that Seiko makes. We have purely mechanical watches, and then we have the hybrid electro-mechanical Spring Drive, and finally there are the pure quartz watches. This is apt because it was Seiko who produced the world’s first quartz watch. Today, Seiko’s continues to produce quartz watches and movements. It even has its own facility where they grow their own quartz crystals! Unsurprisingly, the Grand Seiko SBGX093, which is powered by Seiko’s 9F family of quartz movement, is one heck of a quartz watch. This watch takes accuracy and precision to a whole new level as it is rated to be accurate to -/+ 10 seconds a year!

Source: aBlogtoWatch

6. Super Rare €430,000 Rolex Day-Date 40 Green Emerald Platinum Watch Hands-On

BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends October 14, 2016 ABTW Round-Ups

I love browsing watch catalogs to see all of the collections and models that a brand offers. Rolex’s catalogs are one of the more interesting ones to browse, because littered within are also explanations and descriptions of the its technologies and capabilities. However, not all of the watches that Rolex Watches In Atlanta Replica makes are in the catalog. And one of those watches is the ultra rare solid-platinum Rolex Day-Date 40 Green Emerald Reference 228396TEM. I’m usually not a fan of blinged-out watches, but in this case, I think it’s fair to say that even the most conservative of watch lovers can appreciate the amount of craftsmanship that goes into producing this extremely rare piece.

Source: aBlogtoWatch

Next, our article picks from around the Web »

When we consider a dress watch we consider a confident, handsome cosmopolitan gentleman, who’s perfectly and elegantly dressed from early in the morning until late in the day without ever being tired and tired. Occasionally he shows a peek of his wrist watch or pocket watch, not to show off but because he has to catch the Orient Express into Vienna or because he is lowering his arm to pick up his leather briefcase.This gentleman did not wear a watch during significant events or gatherings when he wished to demonstrate that being with another people was more important than time. Cases are funerals, anniversaries, and even dates and important meetings.However we live in the 21st century. Both men and women appreciate understatement, subtlety, and elegance in watches. Important gatherings also have deadlines. So what’s a’modern dress watch’? Is it an oxymoron or is it real? . After all, a dress watch is linked to tradition.