October 2020 - Beckertime, LLC

Review: The Rolex Datejust ref. 116233

The ref. 1162XX series of Rolex’s legendary Datejust emerged in the mid 2000’s. It was the first of the Datejust six-digit references to make an appearance, and also the last one to be fitted with the long-serving Cal. 3135. The range took the collection up until as recently as 2019, making it a wholly modern […]

The Rolex Metals Series: Gold Shell

These days, Rolex is very much the purveyor of the aspirational lifestyle and the last word in luxurious exclusivity. Buying a Rolex watch in the modern era is an event—and they want it to feel special. At the top end, that is achieved by some eye-wateringly high prices, reserving the most elite pieces for only […]

Review: The Rolex Datejust ref. 68273

The Datejust started life in 1945, and was the creation that really put Rolex on the watchmaking map. It encompassed the brand’s two paradigm-shifting innovations—the waterproof Oyster case perfected in the 1920s, and the self-winding Perpetual movement from the following decade—into one sleek, versatile whole. By 1957 it was obvious the watch had a style […]

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