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The Rolex Caliber 1520 / 1530

The Next Generation In 1957, Rolex set about replacing their 1000 series of calibers. These were the first family of movements created entirely in-house by the manufacturer. It also introduced the next generation. Rather than launching the 1500 series in a great sweeping confusion across the board, they phased them in gradually over a number of years. […]

The Rolex Caliber 1160/1161

In The Beginning The Rolex 1160 Caliber ran alongside the various iterations of the hugely popular 1500 series for a number of years. Rolex have always preferred to gradually phase in replacements for their calibers, rather than with a sudden, jarring leap. In the seventies, the 1500 series went through a similar process itself when Rolex superseded […]

Iconic Rolex Sports Watches

There are two very distinct sides to the Rolex lineup: the Rolex dress watches and the Rolex sports watches. Whereas by nature, dress watches are designed to look great, but Rolex sports watches are designed to look great and to serve a specific purpose. In fact, all Rolex sports watches began as a purpose-built tool […]

The Most Popular Rolex Watches of the 1980s

A Decade of Redemption Between the rise of the yuppie, the larger than life cultures in music and fashion, and the general ‘greed is good’ mentality of wanton excess, the 1980s can seem like the decade subtlety forgot. After the relative drabness and austerity that characterized the 70s, the 80s were all about color and […]