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Unusually high priced vintage Rolex watches

By and large, Rolex has established itself as a benchmark in the field of fine watchmaking by remaining true to its iconic design, while at the same time
replica Rolex Day-Date watches constantly improving it. Over the years, Rolex watches have always been incremental rather than revolutionary, and this approach has been very rewarding for the brand. For this reason, when an unusual Rolex wristwatch comes up for auction, it always attracts attention and collectors’ money. In this article, we take a look at three vintage Rolex watches of unusual style and design that fetch high prices at auction.


Antique Rolex Greenwich Ref. 6542 Left-handed Yellow Gold

A fascinating vintage Rolex Greenwich model is on the list of the eighth lot in the sale, the Ref. 6542, a model that departs from the standard model in many details.

The Ref. 6542 is the earliest model in the Rolex Greenwich Collection, dating from the mid-1950s and designed for Pan Am pilots to track dual time zone information. The earliest Greenwich model Ref. 6542 had a stainless steel case with a Bakelite bezel (in 1959, Rolex replaced the fragile Bakelite bezel with a more durable aluminum bezel). So the configuration of the 18-karat yellow gold case and the aluminum brown bezel already makes this unique timepiece stand out. But what is truly unusual is the placement of the crown on the left side of the case. It was the first antique Rolex GMT Ref. 6542 Left-handed in yellow gold to go to public auction, according to Fine Arts. In the end, the watch fetched CHF 200,000.


Antique Rolex Day Date Ref. 1803 with Mercedes hands

Rolex watches can generally be divided into two categories: sports watches (also known as “professional watches”) and classic watches. The difference between these two types of watches can be seen in the design of the dial. Most sports models have “Mercedes-style” hands and luminescent hour markers, while classic watches generally have “straight” hands and different types of hour markers.

However, in November 2017, Christie’s Precious Watches auction featured an exceptional Rolex Day-Date Ref. 1803 vintage watch. This presidential watch in white gold is equipped with a custom-made “sports dial” and is adorned with luminescent “Mercedes-style” hands and luminescent round and bar-shaped hour markers. Rolex produced this watch in 1969 at the request of a private client; an identical one was later produced for the royal family of Klarlund, the largest authorized Rolex retailer in Scandinavia. As a result, only two are known to have survived. Christie’s sold this extremely rare vintage Rolex Day of the Week Ref. 1803 for CHF 275,000.


Rolex Submariner 1680 White Gold Vintage Prototype Watch

In May 2017, Christie’s auctioned a Rolex Submariner Model 1680 white gold prototype watch in its “Rolex Afternoon” feature, perhaps the most unusual vintage Rolex watch to hit the auction market in the last few decades. It is estimated that Rolex produced only three of these prototypes in the early 1970s, and fans of the Submariner’s design will immediately recognise the difference from the regular model.

Firstly, it has a white gold case (Rolex only offered the Submariner 1680 in steel or yellow gold); secondly, the case is decorated with a guilloché bezel, which is not fully covered by the pitted outer bezel; and thirdly, it is fitted with a presidential chain, as is often the case with day-of-the-week calendar watches, whose central link is decorated with a bark-like texture. In the end, this strange-looking Rolex fetched 631,500 francs, a record for a Submariner.

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Six simple and practical ways to maintain a Rolex watch

Rolex watch is the most famous Swiss watch brand, its well-made, sturdy
replica rolex Cellini watches and durable, by countless watch fans and friends love, so also has the “once and for all” reputation! But no matter how sturdy the watch, also can not do without maintenance. With the right care, your watch will look its best at all times. A watch that is not well maintained will not only compromise the effectiveness of your wear, but also, in serious cases, its service life. Today, the watch house will introduce you to the six ways to maintain your Rolex watch!

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1, Rolex watch strap to avoid long-term exposure to the sun, to prevent fading. At the same time pay attention to the Rolex leather strap is easy to penetrate, avoid contact with greasy substances or cosmetics.

2, sweat, dirt and other materials will corrode the appearance of the watch, and can cause individual skin allergies. 3, rolex watch to avoid contact with a variety of chemicals, once touched, should be cleaned in a timely manner, so as not to cause discoloration, off or other losses plating.


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4, rolex watch case, watch crystal table need regular cleaning, available warm water to wash and dry. But pay attention to the watch every year, it is best to carry out a professional waterproof test and appearance of cleaning.

5, usually do not wear, try not to let the table damp, so as to avoid leather deformation; placed near the magnetic items will also affect the accuracy of the watch. 6, usually best not to wear the same watch every day, should be prepared to use a few different watches alternately, in addition to rich personal styling, but also to avoid dust, body dirt all concentrated in the same watch.


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These are the six ways to maintain a Rolex watch, have you learned it! The watch in the purchase can not just wear, after all, thousands of dollars of stuff, we should cherish more. I hope the tips introduced in this article will help you. Only good maintenance, love watches can show the most perfect side!

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A polarized Swiss watch market – Rolex has the highest share of the market

According to a new report by US investment bank Morgan Stanley and Swiss consulting firm LuxeConsult, the Swiss watchmaking industry is fragmenting at an accelerated pace. The major players are gaining market share while growing at significantly above-average rates.

The figures are impressive, and they speak for themselves: 350 Swiss watchmaking brands compete for the market, with Swatch, Rolex,
Replica rolex Cellini watches Richemont and LVMH holding a dominant 75% share. The continued high level of consolidation in the Swiss watchmaking industry is one of the key findings of the 2019 report on the Swiss watchmaking market, published by US investment bank Morgan Stanley in association with Swiss consultancy LuxeConsult.


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The report estimates Swiss watch retail sales at 51.9 billion Swiss francs (excluding VAT) in 2018. In comparison, according to the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH), Swiss watch exports reached 21.2 billion Swiss francs in 2018. As per the reported data, the composition of about 52 billion Swiss francs is as follows: 28.6% for Swatch Group, 23.5% for Rolex (including Tudor), 18.4% for Richemont, 7.9% for LVMH (including BVLGARI Bulgari, TAG Heuer, Hublot and Zenith), and only to the rest of the market The participants leave little room for error. Hermès watches had a turnover of 195 million Swiss francs and a market share of 0.7%. The Kering Group (Kering, which includes Gucci watches, Ulysse Nardin and Girard-Perregaux), with cumulative sales of 380 million Swiss francs, has only a 1.6% share of the pie.

The “seven heroes” of the industry


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Morgan Stanley found that only a few brands had a turnover of more than 1 billion Swiss francs in 2018. The “big seven” are Rolex (CHF 5 billion), Omega (CHF 2.34 billion), Cartier (CHF 1.66 billion), Longines (CHF 1.65 billion), Patek Philippe (CHF 1.35 billion), Tissot (CHF 1.05 billion) and Audemars Piguet (CHF 1.03 billion). The report further indicates that these predators outperformed the market average in 2018: according to the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, Swiss watch exports grew by 6.3% year-on-year and Morgan Stanley Bank estimates that members of the “billion franc club” grew by almost 9%. In other words, large companies with a wide range of price points are doing better than smaller ones. The polarization of the watchmaking industry is accelerating through the acquisition of market share; this phenomenon is also evident within multinationals. Of the 19 brands in the Swatch Group, the three best-selling brands (Omega, Longines and Tissot) account for 60 per cent of the group’s turnover and an even higher share of its profits.


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The report also notes that independents significantly outperformed the listed group in 2018, with Rolex, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet achieving their highest ever sales and profits (according to estimates). According to the report, this performance is partly a reflection of the high-end positioning, with average retail prices (excluding VAT) for watch brands ranging from CHF 12,200 for Rolex, CHF 50,000 for Audemars Piguet and CHF 53,300 for Patek Philippe, to an even higher CHF 139,000 for Richard Mille. Swissair, and the brand’s sales in 2018 were up 15% year-over-year! Swiss watch exports of products priced between CHF 500 and CHF 3,000 and exports of products priced above CHF 3,000 grew by 7% and 7.3%, respectively, in 2018, according to data from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry.

While price positioning was one aspect, Morgan Stanley also pointed to other reasons for the excellent performance, namely vertical integration, long-term management, zero tolerance for grey market practices, modest annual volume growth, and selective distribution channels. By way of example, the report singles out Tudor, which has a relatively low average retail price of CHF 3,300 and sales of CHF 280 million in 2018, and which has significantly outperformed Breguet and Girard-Perregaux in recent years. Morgan Stanley said the difference in performance between independents and listed groups was reflected in profitability. Rolex, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet have operating margins of more than 30 percent, while Richemont and Swatch Group have operating margins of “only” 16.45 percent and 13.6 percent, respectively.

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Watchmaking excellence Tasting the Rolex Ambassador DEEPSEA

In 1967, the famous independent watchmaking brand Rolex introduced the first Oyster Perpetual Sea Messenger diving watch, and each model in the collection became highly sought after by watch enthusiasts thanks to its superior water resistance and unique Oyster construction, making it an ideal wrist choice for many.In 2018, after the success of the Red Letter Sea Messenger,
replica rolex Oyster Perpetual watches which the brand introduced in 2017, Rolex launched the annual This legendary collection was given a new lease of life at Baselworld, with a deep “D-BLUE” black and blue dial and Oyster case. The new DEEPSEA is equipped for the first time with the Caliber 3235, an upgraded version of the Caliber 3135, which offers even greater performance and is a true expression of Rolex’s exceptional watchmaking expertise. (Reference: m126660-0002)

Watchmaking excellence Tasting the Rolex Ambassador DEEPSEA

As the brand’s most technically advanced diver’s watch, the Rolex Ambassador is water-resistant to 4,000 feet (1,220 meters), while the brand’s Deep Diver is water-resistant to 12,800 feet (3,900 meters), far beyond the water resistance of most divers’ watches on the market and the result of decades of collaboration with professional divers. The new timepiece is a tribute to James Cameron’s historic solo deep dive record, with the introduction of a D-BLUE dial in addition to the signature water resistance of the collection. The two-tone dial fades from a bright blue to a deep black, representing the shallow and deep dive, giving the watch a unique and immersive look.

The new generation of the 3235 calibre, developed and produced by Rolex, is a testament to the brand’s technical innovation and watchmaking excellence. It is equipped with Rolex’s new patented Chronergy escapement. Made of nickel-phosphorus, it is highly efficient and reliable, and is immune to magnetic fields, guaranteeing precision. One of the most important components of the watch, the balance-spring assembly is equipped with a Rolex blue Parachrom hairspring made of a unique paramagnetic alloy forged by the brand that is ten times more resistant to shocks than a conventional hairspring. The Rolex endspring ensures that the balance spring remains regular in all positions. All in all, the new movement is a benchmark in terms of precision and reliability, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetism, and practicality.

Watchmaking excellence Tasting the Rolex Ambassador DEEPSEA

The lugs and the outside of the case have been redesigned to blend in with the wide Oyster bracelet and the corresponding Oyster safety folding clasp, giving the new Deep Diver a distinctive classic aesthetic and exceptional water resistance. The side of the case is equipped with a helium valve, a unique feature of diving watches, to relieve pressure during the dive.

The triple-lock winding crown is fitted with three water-resistant bezels which, together with the water-resistance devices on either side, guarantee the internal airtightness of the watch and guarantee the perfect water-resistance of the case. The unidirectional rotating bezel is fitted with a black Cerachrom 60-minute scale bezel, which allows the diver to keep track of the diving and decompression time on the seabed, ensuring a safe dive. The dial features the iconic Rolex hour-markers and a central three-hand design, covered with an easy-to-read Chromalight luminescent blue material that makes it easy to read even in dark conditions or deep underwater.

Watchmaking excellence Tasting the Rolex Ambassador DEEPSEA

Like the Rolex Submariner, the back cover is hermetically sealed to ensure that it is as water-resistant as the case. The back is engraved with the name of the Rolex collection and the legend of water resistance to 3,900 metres, making it a unique and recognisable model. The Oyster safety clasp provides added security by preventing the buckle from being accidentally opened. The double-extension system makes it easier to adjust the chain strap when wearing a heavy wetsuit.

In recent years, Rolex has introduced new movements into its collections, upgrading its models to make them more sophisticated, more practical and more in tune with the needs of today’s watch enthusiasts. This year, it is the Rolex Ambassador DEEPSEA watch, which is also a good choice for its exceptional water resistance.

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Antique Rolex Primer, Aquaman 5513

It’s not too late to get straight to the point. The Rolex on sale now we’ve talked a lot about, all the major models of Rolex brothers are very familiar. The Rolex Submariner 5513 is the entry-level watch in the vintage Rolex.

Antique Rolex, especially the antique sports Rolex, models and versions, often a detail change, let the value of the watch to produce a huge difference. Plus antique rolex many are traded at auction, so when it comes to antique rolex, many brothers will feel far away from themselves, not something they can play with. But in fact, some of the more common antique Rolexes, not far from us, are the same as ordinary watches, can be
replica Submariner watches bought and played. Antique Water Ghost 5513, that is the easier model to start in antique rolex, if you are interested in antique rolex, you can start with 5513 (because there are many versions of 5513, the following content is the regular version of the situation).

Rolex Submariner 5513

First, I’ll start with the basics of the 5513.

In layman’s terms, the 5513 is the “grandfather” of the Aquaman (Submariner) currently on sale. The Rolex Submariner 5513 was introduced in 1962 and continued to be produced until 1989. The Rolex Submariner 5513 measures 40mm (also written 39) and uses the 1530 movement (there are cases of the 1520). The 5512 and 5513 were the first Submariners to add a crown guard, essentially establishing the look of the modern Rolex Submariner (Aquatimer). 5512 and 5513 differed in terms of movement, with the 5512 using the 1560/1570 movement, which was chronometer-certified, and the 5513 using the 1530, which was not chronometer-certified. Certification.

So, to be frank, the 5512 can be seen as the “high version” and the 5513 as the “simple version”. The difference is reflected in the dial, the 5512 is written on the face of the superlative chronometer/official certified, so the dial is 4 lines of characters; 5513 is not chronometer certified, so there is no chronometer certified English, the dial is only 2 lines of characters. Depending on whether the dial has 4 or 2 lines of characters, you can distinguish at a glance between 5512 and 5513 (referring to the regular case, not including the special version for the transition period).

Rolex Submariner 5513

Why can an antique Sport Rau start with a 5513?

1. the Submariner 5513 was produced in very large quantities. Because the 5513 was in continuous production from 1962 until 1989, the production cycle of over 20 years was very large. In contrast, the 5512 produced less from 1958 to 1978.The 5513 was replaced by the Submariner 14060 in 1989 (now the predecessor of the calendar-less Nigger 14060M and 114060), and the 5513 is one of the largest production models of the antique sports Laurie. Today, the 5513 is often more commonly found on the secondary market.

The price of the Submariner 5513 is relatively low. The Submariner 5512 is rare and expensive because of its low production and its chronometer movement. In contrast, the “simplified version” of the 5513 a long production cycle, production, secondly, did not use a chronometer movement, so the price is relatively low a lot. For example, in foreign countries, the market price of 5513 starts from 5000 Euros, while the market price of 5512 starts from 10000 Euros (the value depends on the originality and quality). The current domestic situation is that the 5513 market is in good condition, no problem about 100,000, lower also have 50,000, 70,000 or so, depending on the quality.

Rolex Submariner 5513

3, the value of the submariner 5513 is very high. Rolex a major feature is a high degree of continuation of the appearance, many models updated, but the overall appearance of the change is not much. The antique water ghost 5513 and the current water ghost appearance is very similar, but the details are a lot different. 5513 first major feature, is the “paste face”. The hour markers in the dial are directly luminescent paint, unlike today’s Mercury (114060, 116610), with a gold frame around the edge of the luminescent hour markers (it should be noted that the 5513 luminescent hour markers produced in the 1980s also had a gold frame). Because luminous paint technology was limited in those days, the luminous paint yellowed and discolored over time, and the discolored hour markers are beautiful and antique. In addition, the 5513 still uses acrylic glass (bubbleglass) and has perforated lugs. These effects are not found on modern watercraft. Although nowadays we can also often see some antique 1803 and 1601 on the market, these watches go the dressy route, and the size of the 36 is also smaller, not as sporty and cool as the antique Water Ghost 5513.

What else do you need to look out for?

The two main issues with vintage watches are originality and character. Some of the more valuable antique watches have their hands changed, dials changed, bracelets changed and hour markers redone. In the more popular common antique watches, the main issue is the character. Someone said before, I think it is very reasonable, said, a very good quality Speedmaster, is better than a bad quality Paul Newman. Therefore, don’t buy a poor quality watch just because it is cheap. There is no value in a poor quality watch. In addition, new players are better off starting with the watches currently on sale, and then familiarizing themselves with the details and market conditions of the various watches before starting to play with the old ones. As an example, there was a brother who wanted to buy a Water Ghost, but since the market for Water Ghosts is higher now, he wanted to spend less money and buy an older model Water Ghost. He sent me the picture, see the picture is only 14060/14060m (2 rows of characters on the dial), 2 rows of characters on the dial, then this watch is between 1989 to 2007, from this year’s era is older. Although this model is cheap, it is not chronometer-certified, so it is unknown how it will run after purchase and whether it will need to be serviced again. There is no need for new players to “pay tuition” here right from the start.

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Classic Tour Rolex Ref. 6263 Oyster Whitening Daytona

One thing we can’t deny is Eric Clapton’s exquisite taste. This is most evident in his musical work, but at the same time, he uses it in every aspect of his private life replica rolex Datejust wacthes.

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Eric Clapton was an avid collector of cars, especially Ferraris, as well as vintage watches. From the Eric Clapton collection that is now up for auction, we can learn that he focuses on rare models from leading brands such as Rolex. The Rolex Ref. 6263 “Oyster Albino” Daytona was once part of the famous musician’s collection.

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What makes this watch unique is that the subdials (and sub-seconds) of the chronograph functions are not black with white printed indices, but the same silvery white as the rest of the dial, which is why the watch is called “Albino”. The subdials are not entirely colourless, and the blued steel chronograph hands stand out against the black tachymeter dial on a silvery white background.

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The result is a very plain watch, but one that is all the more impressive for it. What makes this Daytona so rare and unique is that, in addition to having belonged to Eric Clapton, it is one of the four known “albino” Daytona watches. What’s more, everything from the bezel, to the chronograph pushers, to the Calibre 727 hand-wound movement is original.

Rare and exceptional DeTourners, especially exceptional timepieces from prestigious backgrounds, have seen their prices soar at auction in recent years: in 2015, the Rolex Ref. 6263 “Oyster Albino” DeTourners fetched CHF 1,325,000, earning Eric Clapton a handsome return for a short sale. He purchased the watch a few years ago for just $505,000.

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Combining the best of watchmaking expertise A review of the Rolex Cellini 5112-8

In tribute to Benvenuto Cellini, the Renaissance sculptor and goldsmith of popes and kings, Rolex has created a collection of watches engraved with the name of the master. The art of watchmaking has evolved from the personal domain of a single artisan to the professional collaboration of a
replica Cellini watchesmaster craftsman. Each Rolex watch is the perfect combination of expertise and craftsmanship. Today, the Maison de la Haute Horlogerie presents a brief review of a Rolex Cellini watch, with the official model number: 5112-8.

Rolex Cellini series 5112-8

Inspired by the Italian Renaissance artist, goldsmith and ecclesiastical sculptor Benvenuto Cellini, the Rolex Cellini collection is a perfect harmony between its classical roots and its modern reinterpretation.

The Cellini watch embodies Rolex’s watchmaking tradition and evokes contemporary architecture, with its proportions and minimalist lines, in perfect harmony with modern space and light. The 32 mm-diameter watch is housed in an 18-carat yellow gold case. In this very special collection from Cellini, each model has its own distinctive character, with a case made of the most luxurious 18-carat yellow gold, a sign of prestige and high taste. The crystal is made of abrasion-resistant sapphire crystal, whose hardness and light transmission make it the most suitable material for a crystal, as if it were the material of a coin, a product of historical choice.

Rolex Cellini series 5112-8

The watch comes with a brown alligator leather strap, stitched through brown thread, and a pin buckle made of 18-carat yellow gold for easy wearing. The case is soft and full of color, and the layout of the dial is just right, the beauty of simplicity is self-evident, the small lugs and the modest dial together emphasize the pursuit of exquisite design concept.

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It is one of the few elegant and chic Rolex models to be found on the market, and, in keeping with the Cellini DNA, it has a unique cultural heritage, with the name of the Cellini master engraved on the dial, underscoring its taste and meaning. In addition, although there are many models in the Rolex Cellini collection, they are not all produced in large numbers. Overall, refined and elegant, understated and restrained, it is a watch with a gentleman’s touch and a tribute to art. Simple in function, yet fun and functional.

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So many people love Rolex. What’s so great about Rolex?

There is a saying in watchmaking circles that people, whether they know of watches or not, will buy a Rolex when they are over-ambitious. This shows the position of replica Rolex Submariner watches in the hearts of all watch lovers. However, some people think that Rolex does not have the beautiful design of Van Cleef & Arpels and Jaquet Droz, nor the complications of Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin. So why do so many people love Rolex? Rolex good at what? The following watch house will introduce it for you.


Rolex is one of the world’s most practical watch brands

Rolex is the most incredible watch brand in the world, why do you say so? It is because it does not rely on precious metals, nor does it rely on scarcity, but still can do the world’s first preservation of value! Patek Philippe, known as the “King of Watches”, produces less than 20,000 watches a year, and it is not surprising that every piece is made from precious metals, so it can retain its value. It’s not surprising that Rolex, which produces one million watches a year, most of which are steel, and most of which are valued at only 5-6 million RMB or so, is actually able to sell out.

Patek Philippe is one of the few watchmakers that makes watches by hand, but with a level of precision that exceeds that of mechanical engineering, so they are in high demand. Rolex is at the other end of the spectrum. They are a technology company that holds a number of patents on materials that are used not only to make watches, but also deep-sea submarines. They use dust-free, vacuum-based space technology to make their watches, digital laser cutting to ensure the precision of their components, and have always made Rolex one of the most accurate mechanical watches in the world, and chronometer standards were never on their radar.

Rolex is one of the most valuable watches in the second watch market

Rolex watches are fully functional with water resistance, sweat resistance, shock resistance, and magnetic reduction. The quality and reliability of the movement is undoubtedly the best in the watch industry, and although it almost never makes complications, it is renowned for its durability and precision. Every Rolex watch is adjusted and oiled to within plus or minus three seconds per day, and most are chronometer-certified. Behind this precision are the two inseparable components of the Rolex movement: the hairspring and the balance wheel.

However, these two important intertwined devices receive a different level of attention, with more attention being paid to the hairspring. It is often forgotten that the constant rhythm of this fine hairspring is due to the inertia effect produced by the balance wheel to which it is attached. This neglected balance wheel ensures the regularity of the balanced oscillating components, making it no less important and technical than the famous fine hairspring. Rolex’s engineers have systematically improved the inertia effect of the balance wheel by creating the Microstella screws, which have made it possible to fine-tune the accuracy of the watch.

Rolex’s after-sales service and maintenance are very convenient

Rolex is one of the most valuable watches in the second-hand watch market.
In terms of value for money, Rolex is an impeccable watch designer, with only a handful of classic designs. The Rolex watch is a classic design, and there are only a few classic models. The market value is stable, and each series of features and price range are obvious, and the metric price of each model will not change much. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual, for example, has been around for decades, and no one has ever found anything aesthetically wrong with its design.

The Rolex watch is usually made of stainless steel, the unique stainless steel than the general 316L stainless steel to the hard, with a screw-down back cover, and faucet multi-layer waterproof ring so the table is more resistant to scratch and moisture-proof, the years unless the collision, will also look new than the general table, so his value preservation is relatively high.

In addition, Rolex will also use: 18k gold, 18k red gold, Pt950 platinum and other materials, plus the simple style of the table, not too complex design, its price is the basic material money. Then the same material of other brands of high-priced watches because the design is complicated, so the cost of design development and labor will be added, and the relative Rolex because it is more simple, is a classic watch value-added, but also the reason why everyone loves. It’s like when you go to a pawn shop to sell a diamond ring, they won’t estimate your facets or labor, they will only calculate the value to you according to the carats.

Rolex’s after-sales service and maintenance are very convenient

In terms of the dial, precious metals (18k yellow gold, red gold and platinum), mother-of-pearl in various colors, scale diamonds, colored gemstones, etc. are all used. The stars look big, the diamonds look sparkling, and the diamonds are real, so they will retain their value better.

The stainless steel watches have characteristics, such as lightning hands, green glass, ceramic bezel, green water ghosts, deep sea, etc., which are much more distinctive than the log type (Date Just), and you can’t take a gold watch to sports or swimming, it will be heartbreaking to scratch it.

Rolex after-sales service and maintenance is very convenient, Rolex has more than 4,000 service points in the world, the after-sales service and maintenance of reasonable prices, because the watch models change less, so the replacement parts are not easy to lack of parts, for a watch model is one of the best factors for sustainable preservation, the brand is not afraid of falling, unlike some antique watches, some parts are missing and it is difficult to repair.

A brand that has been popular in the watch market for over a hundred years must have something that distinguishes it from other brands. This is due to the precision of the movement, the classic design of the watch, the variety of materials and the value of the watch market. This is the reason why Rolex is loved by so many people!

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The first Rolex “Tourbillon” is born!

We all know that replica Rolex Milgauss watches only produces watches that are intended to be robust and practical, never complicated watches. To this day, the most complicated Rolex watches are the Rolex Skywalker, an annual calendar dual time watch currently on sale, and the 6062/8171 full calendar moon phase watch, which Rolex has historically produced.

Rolex “Tourbillon” modified by Rolex 116400.

Just in the past two days, a Rolex Tourbillon watch suddenly appeared on the Internet, when I first saw this watch, I was shocked that Rolex appeared with a tourbillon, and later I learned that this is a Rolex modified watch, someone actually added a tourbillon to Rolex!

We’ve seen a lot of Rolex modified watches and personalization. But usually Rolex modifications are mainly focused on black plating, engraving, and changing the dial face. Technical modification, at most, is to add a moon phase. I never expected that the Rolex modification has now developed to such a stage that Label Noir added a tourbillon to the Rolex for the first time, becoming the first Rolex tourbillon watch (Label Noir is a modification studio established in 2011, in addition to black-plated watches, but also carry out some technical modifications of the watch, modification objects also include Patek Philippe).

Rolex Milgauss original 116400.

What kind of watch is the Rolex “Tourbillon”?

As we can see, this Rolex “Tourbillon” is based on a Rolex Lightning Needle 116400. The original orange MILGAUSS on the face of the 116400 has also been changed to the logo of the tuning studio, LABELNOIR, and the lightning hand has been changed from the iconic orange to black, very cool.

Rolex modified the “tourbillon” not only added a tourbillon but also made a thorough.

The main alteration of this Rolex modified tourbillon is the movement. The tourbillon is entirely based on the Rolex Caliber 3131, which is modified. In the original 3131 movement, 51 parts were removed, including the escapement; 2 parts were improved, including a hole to be cut in the bridges for the tourbillon; and an additional 94 parts were added. In addition to the structural modifications to Calibre 3131, the frequency of the movement was lowered from 28,800 to 21,600, and the newly added tourbillon was mounted on ball bearings. The tourbillon uses a one-minute flying tourbillon with no bridges on the dial. The tourbillon cage has been specially shaped to add a cool look. The thickness of the Rolex Tourbillon has been maintained at the same level as that of the original 116400. In addition, this Rolex “tourbillon” has also been replaced with a transparent caseback, which allows you to see the 3131 movement, and the rotor of the movement has also been blackened. As you know, Rolex has always been opaque, except for the Prince model. I think the choice of the Lightning hand for the addition of the tourbillon may also have been due to the fact that the Lightning hand itself is very thick and at the same time is a three-hand watch with no extra function to conveniently accommodate the tourbillon.

It is worth noting that, according to the tuner of the Rolex Tourbillon, this Rolex Tourbillon is not the only one. Mass production. This means that a Rolex “Tourbillon” will be available for as long as someone needs it, and only 3 months to wait. The object of this modification is the Lightning Needle 116400, and I don’t know if there will be any other Rolex tourbillons in the future.

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When Rolexes spark with rubber

I’ve always preferred rubber watch straps, like Hublot’s Big Bang series, various Omega seamaster, Blancpain scuba, etc. Considering the comfort and functionality of watch straps, I’m wondering if Rolex rubber straps would be fragile. It wasn’t until I tried the rubber strap on the replica Rolex Explorer II watches that I must say I was pleasantly surprised with the results, the strap is superbly made and tough .

The rubber strap of the Rolex Explorer II watch

After replacing the rubber strap, the watch seemed much more sporty, and the buckle matched its strap, a black strap that slowly shrank from 21mm wide to 16mm to be able to fit the buckle it wore, and I had to get used to the tapered shape of the strap.

The rubber strap of the Rolex Explorer II watch

The steel makes this watch more robust than previous models, and more in keeping with its own definition of adventure. The crystal is a sapphire crystal, which is even more durable. Personally, I love the blistered date window on its dial, and with the addition of the luminescent hands on the dial and the separate orange 12-hour hands, it’s just perfect for me!

The rubber strap of the Rolex Explorer II watch

I’ve been wearing this watch for about 3 days and it gives me the same feeling as always, my love for it hasn’t waned or any dissatisfaction, the flexibility of its rubber strap is also surprisingly close to the wrist, making the watch more comfortable to wear, it has the added benefit of being able to display unobstructed in the radar coverage area and not being disturbed by magnetic fields, based on the new features of this watch, I guess there’s still some time to get used to it slowly, and the process in between is exactly what I’m enjoying!