February 2019 - Beckertime, LLC

Modern Rolex Versus Vintage Rolex

For Rolex collectors, this is really the biggest question of them all; which is better—the current lineup of contemporary models, or the brand’s vast archive of vintage pieces? Obviously, ‘better’ is all very subjective, and what some people see as the pros of one, others will see as cons and vice versa. With no wish […]

Platinum Rolex Watches

Although platinum was officially discovered by Spanish explorer Antonio de Ulloa in the 18thcentury, the use of the precious metal as a decorative component can be traced back as far as ancient Egyptian times. Its unique properties and lustrous shine have long been sought after, and its extreme rarity leads to it being among the […]

Two-Tone Rolesor Rolex Models

Of all Rolex’s signature looks, it is possibly their two-tone offerings that are so archetypal of the brand. Like many of the things that today we take for granted in the world of horology, it was Rolex themselves who first came up with the concept, patenting the process in 1933 and coining it Rolesor. Rolling […]

Rose Gold Rolex Watches

Rose gold, much like classic yellow gold, tends to drop in and out of fashion as tastes change from one decade to the next. Unlike the more neutral metals commonly used in watchmaking, such as stainless steel and, to a lesser extent, white gold, the distinctive reddish hues of rose gold become incredibly popular for […]

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