March 2013 - Beckertime, LLC

What is it with the Rolex traditional YachtMaster

From a distance, the traditional Rolex YachtMaster looks like a Submariner, but in reality, it is a much different watch. Initially introduced in 1967 as a derivative of the Rolex Daytona Chronograph, there were only two known versions. The more modern edition of the Yachtmaster was introduced in 1992 in 18kt gold, utilized the same […]

The 11 Best Resources for Rolex

Without question, the Internet changed how watch aficionados get their information about watches. Before the Internet, watch fans had to rely upon word of mouth which many times was unreliable, books -but often were dated or did not focus upon a particular interest, the watch industry itself by visiting dealers or reading biased promotional material, […]

Imagine a world without Rolex (and Patrick Heiniger)

Last week Patrick Heiniger, former Director of Rolex died at age 62.  Heiniger led Rolex from 1992 to 2008 who ran the company after his father, André Heiniger who had succeeded Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf in 1963. Heiniger embodied the Rolex philosophy of excellence and hard work. Heiniger oversaw the transition of an inhouse movement […]