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The Rolex Metals Series: Stainless Steel

Traditional watchmaking is a fantastically complicated activity. Even the simplest movement, for example, will contain at least 100 separate components, all of which have to work together within tolerances measured in microns. But just as important as the underlying mechanics is selecting the right material with which to make all the various aspects—from the tiniest […]

Review: The Rolex Datejust ref. 16234

By 1988, the year Rolex released the ref. 162XX series of their all-conquering Datejust, the model had been in production for more than 40-years. During that time it had gone from brand flagship to being viewed as something of the venerable statesman in the portfolio. Its tonneau-shaped Oyster case had become an iconic part of […]

Review: The Rolex Ladies Oyster Perpetual ref. 67193

Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual series is the brand’s most pared down range of watches, both technically and stylistically. Three hands to tell the time and nothing else, they are often seen as the entry level offering from the world’s most successful manufacturer. The name is taken from Rolex’s two groundbreaking innovations from the early 20th century; […]

Review: The Rolex Datejust ref. 16018

By 1977, the year the first of the five-digit references were introduced, Rolex’s Datejust series was probably the most well-established model in the brand’s portfolio. Dating all the way back to 1945, it had been a revolution on its release, its instantly changing date, self-winding movement and waterproof casing marking it as a true originator. […]

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