The Ultimate Guide to Iconic Rolex Dress Watches

As a follow up to our Iconic Rolex Sports Watches feature, we’re now delving into iconic Rolex dress watches. From ultra-luxurious Day-Date President watches to simple everyday Oyster Perpetual timepieces, the assortment of Rolex dress watches is extremely varied and suits a range of tastes and budgets. Rolex Air-King While today’s 40mm Air-King is without […]

The Future Grail Series: The Oysterquartz Datejust

Rolex’s reluctant flirtation with the world of quartz technology was not as short lived as the number of pieces it produced would suggest. Starting with the special edition ref. 5100 Beta-21 in the early 70s, a more or less prototype model powered by a consortium-built movement, the brand soon split from the syndicate known as […]

Future Classics: The Rolex 5100 Beta-21

There are a number of experts in all things horology who are drawing a direct comparison between the modern threat to fine mechanical watchmaking posed by the massive Smartwatch invasion, and that of the 1970s quartz crisis. Although those dark days of the past were relatively short-lived, the damage they wrought decimated the Swiss industry […]

The Rolex Caliber 4030

The story of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is a story almost dominated by its movements. The original Daytona was Launched in 1963 and powered by a manually wound caliber from Swiss ébauche manufacturer Valjoux. This was possibly the closest Rolex had ever come to experiencing failure. The buying public was well used to the convenience […]

The Rolex Caliber 3255

It’s a very rare occurrence when Rolex gives in to peer pressure. Over the years, critics have poked fun at their overriding design ethos of slow and gradual evolution, rather than launching radically revamped versions of their trademark pieces or entirely new models altogether. But their steady progression in developing their central core of watches […]

Conor McGregor is a Heavyweight Rolex Collector

Superstar MMA champ Conor McGregor makes headlines wherever he goes. Whether it’s when he’s winning yet another UFC belt or in the boxing ring with Floyd Mayweather, the celebrity athlete has rightly earned his nickname “The Notorious.” Conor McGregor once said in an interview that he likes to buy a luxury watch every time he […]

Choosing the Best White Gold Midsize Datejust for You

Thanks to its color, the white gold midsize Datejust is a lavish Rolex watch without being outwardly extravagant. Actually, at first glance, it could be mistaken for a steel stainless steel Rolex. However, those familiar with Rolex hallmarks will quickly recognize that the white gold midsize Datejust is in fact crafted in precious metal. Let’s […]