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Watch Role Models 2008
In A Hurry? Our Top Recommended Rolex Watch:
We have a smallpreference for classicdesigns ourselves, at least most of the Fratello editors, but the modern-day Rolex watches (if available) are just HOT.
The Top 10 Rolex watches introductionbelow, has been generatedusing the interest in our Rolex posts in the previous 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 design, had a larger lug size, however thinner lugs that mayremind a bit more of the non-ceramic Submariner models.
Mike composed a post on why he likes the new Submariner watchesmore than the 40mm ceramic designs in this article. Watch Role Models 2008.
Rolex Submariner 126610LV
The 3rdgreen Rolex Submariner reference: 126610LV. A worthyfollower of the green Submariner 16610LV (The Kermit), that was in factintroduced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Submariner.
Possibly some individualssimply havegiven up on the brand names‘ chronograph that is simply unobtainable. Unless you are willing to spend as much for this steel iconicwatch as a mid-size familycars and truck.
Rolex Explorer 36mm
And maybe it still is, but it did get remarkabletraction on our site when Rolex presented the brand-new 36mm editions in steel and in bi-color. We covered the brand-newRolex Explorer here.
Rolex Datejust Rolex Datejust 36
Over the years, this introductionof the top 10 Rolex watches changedfrom having not a single Datejust in there to an increasing position every year. This year, Rolex introducedbrand-new dial variations for the iconic date watch.
Rolex GMT-Master II ‘Pepsi’
We did a summary of all Rolex GMT-Master watches in this short article, from the really first referenceto today’s available designs. There wasn’t much fussabout it when Rolex did its brand-newintroductions, however it was picked up by the fans rather rapidly.
Rolex Explorer II 226570
The Rolex Explorer II recommendation226570 was presentedpreviously this year, as a follower to the referenceRolex Explorer II 216570 that was introduced 10 years ago, in 2011. It used to be one of the most underrated Rolex sports watches, but not any longer.
Rolex Submariner 5513
From # 5to # 8 this year. The 5513 is the Rolex with a long production run, butspecificallythe 5513 in this postcarried outextremely(extremely!) well in the ins 2015. Watch Role Models 2008.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 126000
The new Rolex Oyster Perpetual collection is focused on the 41mm 124300, however it alsostimulatedyour interest in the 36mm Oyster Perpetual 126000. This watch is readily 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 discontinuedmodel is popular and costs are ever-increasing. The last ‘genuine‘ Rolex Submariner as people tend to call them, with their aluminum bezel and streamlinedlugs.
Here’s a story Michael did on this Rolex Submariner 14060M watch with 4-liner dial.
Why selectRolex Watch?
It is the most identifiableluxurybrand name.
Rolex is plainly the most popularamong the world’s high-end watch brand names.
Basicallythere are 2 Rolex consumergroups– those who understand a lot, and those who understandverylittle.
Other Rolex customersdon’tunderstand much about watches, only that Rolex is the best. For them the mainmotivator is this: if you’re going to use a watch, it’s got to be a Rolex. And this is a big compliment for the manufacturer— since if even an individual who understandsabsolutely nothingabout watches views one particularbrand as “Number One”, the businessis doing something.
Constantlevel of quality.
The basis for Rolex’s success is its incrediblyhigh item quality extending over the many years of its existence. Rolex watches revealtime preciselyand are robust, durableand dependable.
The Rolex Cerachrom bezel.
The companyconcentrates onwhat it does best, and enhances the informationcontinuous. This holds true for the movements along withfor the case. You won’t find a turning 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 manufacturerswith far moreexpensiveproducts.
It’s got everything a watch requires.
The significance of the Rolex name is linked to the truth that the brand namepresentedinnovativefunctionsquite early on which have made the watch appropriate for daily wear. In 1914 Rolex founderHans Wilsdorf submitted a watchmotion to the popularKew-Teddington observatory for chronometer certification.
The COSC-certified Caliber 4130 that powers the Daytona.
Today the chronometer test (currentlycarried out by the Swiss institute COSC) has become a standard for in-house mechanical Rolex calibers. In 1927 the first water-resistantwristwatch was presented and the automatedwinding systemfollowed a couple of years later on– due to the fact that to ensurethe water-resistance of a watch, it shouldn’t be essentialto pull the crown every day.
The very first Oyster case in 1927 and very first Oyster Perpetual in 1945.
These 2functions are reflected in the product name “Oyster Perpetual”, which decoratespracticallyevery Rolex. The Datejust, presented in 1945, was the first watch to integrate all threefeatures– automaticwinding, waterproof case and chronometer certificate. Together with its namesake date window, it has all the fundamentals.
Instantlyidentifiablestyle, Watch Role Models 2008.
The everydaywearability of a watch is a function of its design. The round shape of a Rolex contributes to its water-resistance and its remarkablelegibility. Add to this a main sweep seconds hand and Cyclops date magnifier (another Hans Wilsdorf invention).
Existing collections are preservedand continuallyenhanced throughout the years. This is supported by Rolex specialistPercy Christian Schoeler, founder of the German-language internetwebsites Luxify and R-L-X-Forum: “Only reallycautiousmodificationsto the renownedstyle of specificdesign collections over the yearshaveled to a high degree of acknowledgment.”.
Rolex designshave actuallyjust seen incremental changes over the years.
There are no unexpectedstyle shifts or leaps, and even case sizes are changedjustreallygradually. Commonstylefeatures like the grooved bezel, “Mercedes” hands, Cyclops magnifier and the Oyster bracelet belong tonumerousvariousdesigns and havehardly evergone throughchange so a Datejust or a Submariner today looks very muchlike earlier designs. It’s why it is alwayseasy to acknowledge a Rolex from a range.
EnjoyspecialistGisbert L. Brunner calls this the “10-meter guideline“– and it’s not simply the specialistswho recognizethem.
Keeps its value.
This fact is real to a lower degreefor watches– except for Rolex. For the high-demand sport designs in stainless steel at least (though this is a stickier scenariofor gold Oyster designs and the classygold Cellini watches) it’s possible to get justa little less, or maybe even more, than the original purchase rate. Watch Role Models 2008.