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We have a smallchoice for vintagedesigns ourselves, at least many of the Fratello editors, however the modern-day Rolex watches (if available) are just HOT.
The Top 10 Rolex watches introductionlisted below, has actually been generatedusing the interest in our Rolex posts in the past 12 months.
Rolex Submariner 41mm
Last year Rolex introduced its new Submariner collection and the world went mad. The new Submariner 41mm is a little larger than the previous model, had a larger lug size, but thinner lugs that mightadvise a bit more of the non-ceramic Submariner models.
Mike wrote an article on why he likes the new Submariner enjoysmore than the 40mm ceramic models in this article. Rolex Sky Dweller.
Rolex Submariner 126610LV
The 3rdgreen Rolex Submariner recommendation: 126610LV. A worthwhilesuccessor of the green Submariner 16610LV (The Kermit), that was actuallypresented to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Submariner.
It is ratherincrediblethat the Submariners get more reads than the Daytona on Fratello.
Possibly some peoplesimply have actuallyoffered up on the brand names‘ chronograph that is just unobtainable.Unless you are willingto spend as much for this steel iconicwatch as a mid-size householdautomobile. We have a couple of Daytona owners in our group, but I onlysee Ben using his quiteregularly.
His personalstory on the Daytona can be read here.
Rolex Explorer 36mm
The Explorer was always a littlea Rolex for those who know. And possibly it still is, but it did get incredibletraction on our website when Rolex presented the new 36mm editions in steel and in bi-color.
A bi-color Explorer, how weirdthat may sound, is something were are (extremely) gradually heating up to. We covered the brand-new Rolex Explorer here.
Rolex Datejust Rolex Datejust 36
Over the years, this summaryof the top 10 Rolex watches alteredfrom having not a single Datejust in there to an increasing position every year. You can’t fail with a Datejust, it is a timeless.
This year, Rolex introducednew dial variations for the iconic date watch. We blogged about the brand-newdial choiceshere.
Rolex GMT-Master II ‘Pepsi’
A Rolex GMT-Master II is hot, and maybehotter than it ever was previously. We did an overview of all Rolex GMT-Master watches in this post, from the very first recommendationto today’s available models.
After a short while of being justin the catalog (I will notwrite “available“) with a jubilee bracelet, the Oyster bracelet is back. There wasn’t much fussabout it when Rolex did its brand-newintroductions, however it was picked up by the fans rather rapidly.
We covered the comebackhere.
Rolex Explorer II 226570
The watch that was anticipated! The Rolex Explorer II referral226570 was introducedpreviously this year, as a successor to the referenceRolex Explorer II 216570 that was presented 10 years ago, in 2011. It used to be among the most underrated Rolex sports watches, however not anymore.
The updates havebeen kept at a minimum, but that might be just one ofthe reasons thatthey’re so successful. Our introductionarticleon the new 42mm Explorer II can be discovered here.
Rolex Submariner 5513
From # 5to # 8 this year. The 5513 is the Rolex with a very long production run, butespeciallythe 5513 in this postperformedreally(really!) well in the last years. Rolex Sky Dweller.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 126000
The brand-new Rolex Oyster Perpetual collection is focused on the 41mm 124300, however it alsotriggeredyour interest in the 36mm Oyster Perpetual 126000. This watch is available in many differentdial colors and retails at EUR5,300. Rob wrote about the Oyster Perpetual 36 in this short article.
Rolex Submariner 14060.
The Submariner 14060 is still hot! This stoppeddesign is in-demand and costs are ever-increasing. The last ‘real‘ Rolex Submariner as people tend to call them, with their aluminum bezel and smoothlugs.
Here’s a story Michael did on this Rolex Submariner 14060M watch with 4-liner dial.
Why pickRolex Watch?
It is the most recognizablehigh-endbrand.
Rolex is plainlythe most widely knownamongst the world’s high-end watch brand names. You’ve become aware of it even if you’ve never heard anything about Omega or Breitling, or evenPatek Philippe.
Basicallythere are two Rolex customergroups– those who know a lot, and those who knowreallylittle. Enthusiastspurchase Rolex for its extremelyhigh quality.
They might be less interested inveryfine, complicatedworkmanshipin favor of having the very best all-around look fordailywear.
Other Rolex customersdo notknow much about watches, just that Rolex is the best. For them the mainmotivator is this: if you’re going to wear a watch, it’s got to be a Rolex. And this is a hugecompliment for the manufacturer— since if even an individual who knows nothing about watches views one specificbrand as “Number One”, the companyis doing something right.
Consistentlevel of quality.
The basis for Rolex’s success is its incrediblyhigh product quality extending over the many years of its existence. Rolex watches show time accuratelyand are robust, sturdyand reputable.
Preservingconsistently high quality with estimatedannual production numbers of about three-quarters of a million pieces is an art unto itself. And it’s to Rolex’s benefit to leave outuncommonissues.
It has no tourbillons, continuouscalendars or minute repeaters– not even movements with a big date screen, power reserve indicatoror alarm function.
The Rolex Cerachrom bezel.
The businessconcentrates onwhat it does best, and improves the detailcontinuous. This is true for the motions along withfor the case. You won’t discover a rotating bezel that ratchets so cleanly and smoothly like the one on the Submariner or GMT-Master II from any of its competitors– even other high-end producerswith much morecostlyproducts.
It’s got everything a watch requires.
The significance of the Rolex name is connected to the truth that the brandpresentedingeniousfeaturesquite early on which have made the watch appropriate for everyday wear. In 1914 Rolex founderHans Wilsdorf sent a watchmotion to the popularKew-Teddington observatory for chronometer accreditation.
The COSC-certified Caliber 4130 that powers the Daytona.
Today the chronometer test (currentlyperformed by the Swiss institute COSC) has become a standard for internal mechanical Rolex calibers. In 1927 the very first water-resistantwatch was introduced and the automaticwinding systemfollowed a number of years later on– due to the fact that to ensurethe water-resistance of a watch, it shouldn’t be requiredto pull the crown every day.
The first Oyster case in 1927 and first Oyster Perpetual in 1945.
These twofeatures are shown in the product name “Oyster Perpetual”, which embellishesvirtuallyevery Rolex. The Datejust, introduced in 1945, was the first watch to integrate all threefunctions– automatedwinding, water-resistant case and chronometer certificate. Together with its name date window, it has all the essentials.
Quicklyidentifiablestyle, Rolex Sky Dweller.
The dailywearability of a watch is a function of its design. The round shape of a Rolex adds to its water-resistance and its remarkablelegibility. Contribute to this a central sweep seconds hand and Cyclops date magnifier (another Hans Wilsdorf creation).
Existing collections are keptand constantlyimproved throughout the years. This is supported by Rolex expertPercy Christian Schoeler, creator of the German-language internetwebsites Luxify and R-L-X-Forum: “Only extremelymindfulmodificationsto the renownedstyle of individualmodel collections over the decadeshaveresulted in a high degree of recognition.”.
Rolex designshave actuallyjust seen incremental modifications over the years.
There are no abruptstyle shifts or leaps, and even case sizes are modifiedjustverygradually. Typicalstylefeatures like the grooved bezel, “Mercedes” hands, Cyclops magnifier and the Oyster bracelet become part ofa number ofdifferentdesigns and have actuallyhardly evergone throughchange so a Datejust or a Submariner today looks very muchlike earlier designs. It’s why it is constantlyeasy to acknowledge a Rolex from a distance.
WatchprofessionalGisbert L. Brunner calls this the “10-meter rule“– and it’s not simply the professionalswho recognizethem.
Keeps its worth.
The moment you buy an automobile, it drops in worth by half. This fact is true to a lowerlevel for watches– except for Rolex.
For the high-demand sport models in stainless-steel a minimum of (though this is a stickier situationfor gold Oyster models and the sophisticatedgold Cellini watches) it’s possible to get simplya little less, or maybe even more, than the initialpurchase cost. This is an appealing point for any customer— regardless of whether they are buying the expectthis specificreason or any other. It’s reassuring to understand you’ve made a sensibledecision. Rolex Sky Dweller.