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Rolex Sky-Dweller replica watches

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller is fitted with an Oysterflex bracelet for the first time. The innovative, high-performance elastomer bracelet on this 18 ct yellow gold version has an Oysterclasp and the Rolex Glidelock extension system for enhanced comfort on the wrist.
Rolex is presenting a new 18 ct yellow gold version of its Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller, fitted with an Oysterflex bracelet. The watch is the first in the Classic category to include this innovative bracelet made of high-performance elastomer. It also features a bright black, sunray-finish dial with hands and hour markers in 18 ct yellow gold. The light reflections on the case sides and lugs highlight the refined profile of the 42 mm Oyster case.

This new version is of course equipped with the fluted, rotatable bezel unique to the Sky-Dweller, which is used to set the watch in conjunction with the Ring Command system. It also has a Chromalight display: the hands and hour markers are coated or filled with a luminescent material that emits a long-lasting blue glow in dark conditions.

This new version of the Sky-Dweller is equipped with calibre 9001, at the forefront of watchmaking technology.

Like all Rolex watches, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller carries the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures excellent performance on the wrist.
An elegant watch for frequent travellers, the Sky-Dweller displays the time in two time zones simultaneously and has an annual calendar. The reference time, in 24-hour format, is shown via an off-centre disc, and the local time is read using conventional centre hands. The annual calendar, named Saros, automatically differentiates between 30- and 31-day months. It is operated by a patented mechanism and stands out for its innovative display: the months of the year are indicated in 12 apertures around the circumference of the dial, with the current month marked in red. The instantaneous date change is linked to the local time.

The Sky-Dweller includes the Ring Command system, an interface between the rotatable bezel, winding crown and movement that allows the wearer to select and set the timepiece’s functions one by one, easily, quickly and securely.
A paragon of robustness and reliability, the Oyster case of the Sky-Dweller is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). The middle case is crafted from a solid piece of 18 ct yellow gold. The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement. The Twinlock winding crown, fitted with a double waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case. The crystal is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire and is fitted with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the watch’s movement.
This new version of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller is equipped with calibre 9001, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. With multiple patents filed, this mechanical, self-winding movement is one of the most complex calibres created by the brand. Its architecture, manufacturing and innovative features make it exceptionally precise and reliable.

Calibre 9001 has a blue Parachrom hairspring manufactured by Rolex in an exclusive paramagnetic alloy that makes it up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks. The blue Parachrom hairspring is equipped with a Rolex overcoil, ensuring the calibre’s regularity in any position. The oscillator is fitted on the Rolex-designed and -patented high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, increasing the movement’s shock resistance.

Calibre 9001 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor and offers a power reserve of approximately 72 hours.
The new 18 ct yellow gold version of the Sky-Dweller is fitted with an Oysterflex bracelet, which singularly combines the robustness and reliability of a metal bracelet with the flexibility, comfort and aesthetics of an elastomer strap. Developed and patented by Rolex, this innovative bracelet is made up of flexible metal blades manufactured from a titanium and nickel alloy. The blades are overmoulded with high-performance black elastomer, a material that is particularly resistant to environmental effects and very durable. For enhanced comfort, the inside of the Oysterflex bracelet is equipped with longitudinal cushions.

The Oysterflex bracelet on this new version of the Sky-Dweller is equipped with a folding Oysterclasp in 18 ct yellow gold, designed and patented by Rolex. In addition, it features the Rolex Glidelock extension system, also developed and patented by the brand. This particularly inventive mechanism comprises a rack located under the clasp cover and a toothed sliding link that locks into the chosen notch. The Rolex Glidelock on the Oysterflex bracelet has six notches of approximately 2.5 mm, allowing the length of the bracelet to be adjusted easily, and without tools, up to some 15 mm.
Like all Rolex watches, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. This exclusive designation testifies that every watch leaving the brand’s workshops has successfully undergone a series of tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria. These certification tests apply to the fully assembled watch, after casing the movement, guaranteeing superlative performance on the wrist in terms of precision, power reserve, waterproofness and self-winding. The precision of a Rolex Superlative Chronometer is of the order of −2/+2 seconds per day, or more than twice that required of an official chronometer.

The Superlative Chronometer status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an international five-year guarantee.

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Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watch

Although Rolex’s slate of novelties for 2021 is somewhat smaller than the previous few years, the brand’s crop of new models released at this year’s Watches & Wonders still contains some genuinely striking offerings for fans of the marque. For sheer flash, few things in the Rolex lineup can beat a Daytona chronograph in gold, and for 2021 the Swiss giant is introducing a panda meteorite dial option to Daytonas in white gold, yellow gold, and the brand’s proprietary Everose rose gold alloy. The new meteorite dial Rolex Daytona replica models add a new layer of visual dimension to the classic panda dial Daytona look, bringing a literally out-of-this-world texture to Rolex’s instantly recognizable chronograph design.

Several brands have introduced meteorite dial designs in the past few years, including Rolex itself, but as with previous iterations, Rolex approaches the dial for this new Daytona series in its own dogmatic style. Like with 2019’s meteorite dial GMT-Master II series, the brand’s use of meteorite here is less a centerpiece to design the rest of the watch around and more of an accent to the well-established Daytona formula. The unique rounded indices, striped baton hands, and the mix of sunburst and azurage finishing on the three black subdials are all staples of the Daytona line, and rather than change its popular formula to highlight the new dial surface Rolex simply lets the material speak for itself. Like jazz, this is one new instrument or riff added to a melody in progress. The striated and dynamic silver tones of the meteorite surface add a more chaotic feel to the design, moving the look away from the styles of past panda dial Daytonas toward something wholly modern. In keeping with the brand’s stringent quality standards, the meteorite dials used for these new Rolex Daytona models are fashioned from solid meteorite material, rather than the more common veneer on top of a standard metal dial base.

Outside of these new dials, these new variants of the Rolex Daytona replica series are functionally identical to the rest of the line. The 40mm cases are available in either 18K white gold, 18K yellow gold, or Rolex’s Everose 18K rose gold alloy, each of which brings a different personality to the familiar mix of screw-down pushers, athletic tapering lugs, and wide fixed tachymeter bezels. The 18K white gold model is the stealthiest of the trio by far, with a black ceramic bezel shared with the stainless steel model for a precious metal design that can pass under the radar of a casual observer. In 18K yellow gold, however, this tool-oriented design takes on a brilliant and monolithic personality, and the bright metallic streaks in the meteorite dial will likely combine with the full gold look to create one of the brand’s most dynamic designs in shifting light. The 18K Everose model falls somewhere in between the two visually, keeping the immediate punch of a gold design but with a subtler, more modern tone. Like all Daytona models, these new meteorite dial iterations offer a solid 100 meters of water resistance.

Rolex powers these new meteorite dial Daytona variants with the in-house 4130 automatic chronograph movement. The 4130 has been the backbone of the Daytona line for over 20 years and still offers an impressive list of specifications including a column wheel and vertical clutch actuation system, a magnetic resistant Parachrom hairspring, and a 72-hour power reserve. Accuracy is within the brand’s own in-house Superlative Chronometer standards, claimed at -2/+2 seconds per day. For the 18K yellow gold and 18K Everose gold versions of the new meteorite dial Rolex Daytona replica, the brand opts for the classic three-link Oyster bracelet. The white gold model, on the other hand, is paired with the brand’s Oysterflex rubber strap in simple black for a more toned-down and sporty look.

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Fake Rolex Explorer II 42mm 226570 Watch

For 2021 the major new Rolex watch release of interest to watch hobbyists will be this updated Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II know as the reference 226570. It directly replaces the outgoing Rolex Explorer II 216570 replica – keeping the same 42mm wide form factor but offering many minor exterior upgrades as well as a modern-generation in-house made Rolex automatic GMT movement.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II began life as a combination between the Rolex Explorer and the GMT-Master II. According to the story, Rolex developed the watch for cave explorers who used the GMT hand not necessarily to indicate the time in a second time zone, but rather as an AM/PM indicator. Why? Well as there is no natural light underground (and explorers could spend days down there) – knowing if it was day or night via your watch was certainly useful. To accomplish this, users simply need to synchronize the 24 hour GMT hand with the 12 hour time.

The Rolex Explorer II has been popular over the last few years for a number of good reasons. It isn’t the least expensive Rolex Oyster Perpetual family watch, but it has traditionally been a good value and less than the more popular GMT-Master II or Submariner. The GMT-Master II had the fancier bezel and the Submariner had the fancier bracelet – while both of them feature ceramic bezel inserts. When Rolex upgraded to the 216570 from the previous generation Rolex Explorer II 16570, it made the case size 2mm larger (40mm – 42mm wide) and also marked a return to the “classic” orange-colored GMT arrow hand. The change in size helped visually separate the Explorer II from other Rolex sport watches, and thus helped carve out a new market for it, ideal for those who wanted something larger than the 40mm wide standard size which Rolex sport watches had been focused on for a number of years.

The 904L Oystersteel case of the Explorer 226570 is the same 42mm wide size as the outgoing model, but the case shape is a little bit different and I suspect it wears a little bit differently too. New parts are all around ranging from the bracelet, deployant, case, dial, and hands. Speaking of hands, the 226570 fixes what many people felt was one of the biggest problems with the 216570 – which was overly glossy hands – notably on the white dial model with its black-colored hands. For the 2021 Rolex Explorer 226570 with the white dial, Rolex marks a return to the more matte-finished black hands, similar in style to those that watch hobbyists enjoyed in the Rolex 16570 Explorer II model. While the Chromalight luminant name isn’t new, the 2021 Rolex Explorer and Explorer II uses a new, apparently brighter, formulation of this luminous material. It will be interesting to experience the new 2021 Chromalight in person.

Rolex offers the Replica Rolex Explorer II 226570 with either the lacquered white or black dial – and matching orange-colored GMT hand. The white dial has matte black PVD-coated gold hands and matching applied hour markers, while the black dial variant has polished white gold hands and matching applied hour markers. The watches also have a window for the date, with the Rolex cyclops magnifier over the date window as part of the sapphire crystal.

Unlike the Rolex GMT-Master II, the Explorer II has a fixed (not rotating) bezel, with the 24 hour markers etched into the steel and then painted black. The case is water resistant to 100 meters, and attached to the case is an updated three-link Oyster bracelet (it is broader than the previous bracelet) that I am personally excited to try on my wrist. The deployant doesn’t have a micro-adjust, but it does have the 5mm comfort extension link which can be folded out of the deployant clasp.

Inside the Rolex Explorer II 226570 is the still fresh Rolex caliber 3285 automatic GMT movement (same movement that is used in the current-generation GMT-Master II). The 4Hz frequency movement has about 70 hours of power reserve and is accurate to about 2 seconds per day. Like all Rolex movements, the 3285 is “Superlative Chronometer” certified, which means it have both a COSC Chronometer certificate as well as passes Rolex’s stringent in-house performance and accuracy testing standards.

2021 was never going to be a particularly prolific year for Rolex – no more so than at most other luxury timepiece brands who are keeping new releases “safe” during the pandemic. Rolex is currently going through a long-term upgrade cycle where each year some of their aging models get updates with new cases, movements, and sometimes styles. No one can quite predict which iconic Rolex watch will be next, but it is easy to identify which of their watches is in line for an update. The Explorer II had been in line for a while – though it isn’t Rolex’s most aging piece. This implies that Rolex uses a special formula or decision making process that keeps its fans and watch hobbyists on their toes.

Even though the Rolex Explorer II might seem like a niche piece, its bold size, handsome looks, and comparatively unpretentious guise have made it very popular with enthusiasts who might not even own another Rolex watch. The 2021 black or white dial 226570 Explorer II watches offer even more reason to enjoy this “more humble” Rolex Oyster sports watch for those who haven’t enjoyed a Rolex Explorer II in the past, or who for whatever reason prefer the looks of the older 40mm wide models more than the outgoing “chunky” larger 42mm wide models. With the 226570 Rolex has really refined some of the minor issues with the 216570, and helped strengthen the appeal of the original spelunking watch… for a new generation of cave-dwellers. It also happens to cost what a Rolex Submariner Date was listed at just a few years ago. Price for the reference 226570 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II watch

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rolex submariner 126613

Rolex Submariner 41MM 126613LN Ceramic Black Dial 18K / SS… Rolex 41mm Submariner Date Black Dial 18K Yellow Gold/Stainles… Rolex 35713: Rolex Submariner 41, ref. 126613LN, 2020 Unworn… Rolex submariner 126613LN Oyster and yellow gold Men’s Watch… Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel and Gold Black Index Dial…
For the Submariner 126610LN and Submariner 126613, Rolex has substantially narrowed the profile of the lugs, bringing the case profile more in line with classic Submariner references of decades past while also noticeably slimming the overall case depth for a sleeker, more vintage appearance on the wrist.
The new Rolex Submariner 126610LN, along with the new two-tone Rolex Submariner 126613LN (black dial and bezel) and 126613LB (blue dial and bezel) makes changes to the case, dial, movement, and bracelet, which combined create a new direction for the iconic Rolex aesthetic heading into the 2020s.
Both the Rolex Submariner 126610LN and the Rolex Submariner 126613LN/126613LB are equipped with the latest evolution of the three-link Rolex Oyster bracelet. While the look remains largely the same as previous iterations, the execution on the links is nearly flawless with essentially no visible gap between each link.
The time has come for Rolex to present its novelties for 2020! When Baselworld was officially canceled, it seemed that Rolex would follow its tradition and therefore not present novelties in 2020.

This proved to be wrong, and on the 1st of September 2020, Rolex presented its novelties to the world, including the discontinuing of a number of different models. The biggest news of 2020 is the upgrade of the whole Submariner range. 2020 meant a huge upgrade to the Submariner range in the sense that every single model in the collection was updated. This didn’t come as a surprise, however, as an upgrade was well due considering the Submariners all used Rolex’s previous generation caliber 31XX movements, in a time when the new generation caliber 32XX had already been presented by the brand.
One of the news that Rolex presented in 2020 was an upgrade to the existing two-tone Submariner in black, reference 116613LN. The biggest change from the predecessor was of course the latest generation caliber, but also a number of visual tweaks and refinements to its design. The watch got the new reference number 126613LN. Let’s go into detail and see what this watch is all about.
The Submariner colletion has consisted of two two-tone models for a long time. This includes two models, one blue, and one black. Originally, they carried the reference 16613, followed by 116613, and now 126613. For the blue, the reference ends with LB (Lunette bleu), and for the black, LN (Lunette Noir), referring to the color of the bezel.

So, what’s new?

In terms of visual changes, the biggest difference is that the case size has been increased from 40mm to 41mm, thus now referred to as the Submariner 41. The increase in diameter size of only 1mm may not seem like a big deal, but for Rolex, it really is. This is considering the fac t that the model has never had a size greater than 40mm ever in its history.

But whilst you may think that the new Rolex 126613LN will wear bigger than the predecessor, it really won’t This has to do with the fact that the lugs have been made slimmer and more refined, in a way reminiescent of the reference 16613 Submariner. So whilst the watch is bigger on paper, it will wear more or less the same as it is gone with the squared-lug design, and has a more elegant lug design which makes it appear smaller on the wrist than the size may suggest.

Since Rolex is a brand that is about evolution, not revolution, the design of the watch remains more or less the same. It has a combination of 18ct yellow gold and 904L (Oyster)steel. The watch has a black Cerachrome bezel insert and the bezel is a unidirectional rotating bezel. The watch is equipped with a three-link Oyster bracelet in gold and steel and has Rolex’s Glidelock extension system. Another change relates to the bracelet . To match the increase in size, Rolex has also made the braelet slightly wider and increased it from 20mm to 21mm.

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Rolex Datejust Watches for sale

Rolex’s Datejust is the archetype of the classic watch thanks to functions and aesthetics that never go out of fashion. Launched in 1945, it was the first self-winding waterproof chronometer wristwatch to display the date in a window at 3 o’clock on the dial, and consolidated all the major innovations that Rolex had contributed to the modern wristwatch until then. Rolex Datejust Watches Both modern and aesthetic, the Rolex Datejust has one of the most recognized in the collection of classic watches, specifically their traditional pieces, which has spanned over eras and surpassed changes in fashion over time. New Rolex Datejust Watches
Rolex just dropped a new collection of Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36s at the Watches & Wonders 2021 show. The Datejust has long been a canvas for interesting dials, and now, we have two new ones to choose from: a festive palm motif and a luxe fluted version that pays homage to the Rolex’s famously fluted bezels.
The tropical palm motif can be found on three of the new models. There’s an Oystersteel version that comes on an Oyster bracelet and features the palm motif in olive green, there’s a Rolesor (two-tone) version on an Oyster bracelet that features the golden palm motif dial, and there’s a silver dial on the third version, an Everose Rolesor model with a Jubilee bracelet. On the fluted dial side of things, there’s a yellow gold and steel version with a golden fluted dial, and there’s a white gold and steel and white-gold version with a blue fluted dial. All the new Datejusts are outfitted with the caliber 3235, which comes with the Chronergy escapement and a power reserve of 70 hours.
The Rolex Datejust 36 is what a lot of people who aren’t necessarily enthusiasts or into sport watches tend to think of when they think of Rolex. It’s also been a traditional canvas for new dial designs and colorful dial treatments, so it’s no big surprise to see a couple of new dial treatments in the DJ 36.

With the new tropical Palm motif, Rolex has offered another fun design that shows quite a bit of range across the three variations available at launch. I really like the olive dial paired with the Oystersteel DJ. Its plain domed bezel and white metal configuration are the most toned-down of the new releases, and the olive-colored palm dial provides a really fun pop of color.
On the fluted dial side of things, you get the two-tone with golden fluted dial, a two-tone steel and Everose with domed bezel, and the all-white metal version paired with a blue dial. The last brings a really cool look to the Datejust 36, and it’s my favorite of all the new Datejusts. But if the Datejust 36 is what a lot of people think of when they think of Rolex, then I think the two-tone yellow gold and Oystersteel version of this model is the specific watch many have in their minds. Paired with this new dial, it feels classic, like something you might have seen already. Just look at that one right above.

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Watches

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date is a COSC certified, self-winding chronometer manufactured by Rolex. Initially presented in 1956, the Day-Date was the first watch to display the date, as well as the day, in its entirety. Rolex Oyster, a term often associated with the Rolex brand. Recognized as one of the most luxurious and prestigious watch brands in the world, no matter if you ask someone who knows watches well, or someone who doesn’t know much about them, most people know about Rolex. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner is a line of sports watches designed for diving and manufactured by Rolex, and are known for their resistance to water and corrosion. The first Submariner was introduced to the public in 1954 at the Basel Watch Fair.
Completely revised, the Oyster Perpetual range welcomes a new, 41 mm model: the Oyster Perpetual 41. The Oyster Perpetual 36 brings vibrant dials to the range. Both of these watches are fitted with calibre 3230.
Rolex presents the new generation of its Oyster Perpetual watches and brings a new model to the range, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41, as well as versions of the Oyster Perpetual 36 displaying dials in vivid colours. The light reflections on the case sides highlight the elegant profile of the Oyster case, which is made from Oystersteel. Measuring 41 mm or 36 mm respectively, it is fitted with a domed bezel.

One version of the Oyster Perpetual 41 has a novel configuration: its silver, sunray-finish dial is graced with hands and hour markers in 18 ct yellow gold. A second version is introduced with a bright black sunray-finish dial, and hands and hour markers in 18 ct white gold.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 is unveiled with a dynamic and vibrant new look, offering lacquer dials in five new colours: candy pink, turquoise blue, yellow, coral red and green.

The new generation Oyster Perpetual model has a Chromalight display: the hands and hour markers are coated or filled with a luminescent material that emits a long-lasting blue glow in dark conditions.

The Oyster Perpetual 41 and the new versions of the Oyster Perpetual 36 are equipped with calibre 3230, a movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology, launched by Rolex this year.

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual 41 and Oyster Perpetual 36 carry the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures excellent performance on the wrist.
THE ESSENCE OF THE OYSTER
Watches in the Oyster Perpetual range are direct descendants of the original Oyster, the world’s first waterproof wristwatch, on which Rolex has built its reputation since 1926. These watches benefit from all the fundamental features of the Oyster Perpetual collection – excellent chronometric precision, a waterproof Oyster case, and self-winding of the movement via a Perpetual rotor. Displaying hours, minutes and seconds, made exclusively of Oystersteel and featuring a sophisticated finish, these are chronometer wristwatches in their purest form.

THE OYSTER CASE, SYMBOL OF WATERPROOFNESS
A paragon of robustness and elegance, the Oyster case of the Oyster Perpetual 41 and Oyster Perpetual 36 is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of Oystersteel, a particularly corrosion-resistant alloy. The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement. The Twinlock winding crown, fitted with a double waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case. The crystal is made of virtually scratch-proof sapphire. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the watch’s movement.

PERPETUAL CALIBRE 3230
The Oyster Perpetual 41 and the new versions of the Oyster Perpetual 36 are equipped with calibre 3230, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex, launched by the brand this year. At the forefront of watchmaking technology, this self-winding mechanical movement led to the filing of several patents, and offers fundamental gains in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability.

Calibre 3230 incorporates the Chronergy escapement patented by Rolex, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability. Made of nickel-phosphorus, it is also insensitive to magnetic fields. The movement is fitted with an optimized blue Parachrom hairspring, manufactured by Rolex in an exclusive paramagnetic alloy that makes it up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks. The blue Parachrom hairspring is equipped with a Rolex overcoil, ensuring the calibre’s regularity in any position. The oscillator is fitted on the Rolex-designed and -patented high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, increasing the movement’s shock resistance.

Calibre 3230 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor. Thanks to its barrel architecture and the escapement’s superior efficiency, its power reserve extends to approximately 70 hours.

OYSTER BRACELET
The Oyster Perpetual 41 and the Oyster Perpetual 36 are fitted with an Oyster bracelet in Oystersteel. Developed at the end of the 1930s, this three-piece link bracelet is known for its robustness.

On this particular Oyster bracelet, the tops of the links are satin-finished, while the sides are polished. It is fitted with a folding Oysterclasp and the Easylink comfort extension link, developed by Rolex, that allows the wearer to easily adjust the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm. It is the first time that this extension system has been used on a bracelet for the Oyster Perpetual range.

In addition, a concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case.

SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER CERTIFICATION
Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual 41 and Oyster Perpetual 36 are covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. This exclusive designation testifies that every watch leaving the brand’s workshops has successfully undergone a series of tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria. These certification tests apply to the fully assembled watch, after casing the movement, guaranteeing superlative performance on the wrist in terms of precision, power reserve, waterproofness and self-winding. The precision of a Rolex Superlative Chronometer is of the order of −2/+2 seconds per day, or more than twice that required of an official chronometer.

The Superlative Chronometer status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an international five-year guarantee.

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Rolex Sky-Dweller Watches

The flyback chronograph is activated by pushing the pusher at 4 o’clock while the chronograph is running, enabling you to quickly time a new event without having to stop and reset the chronograph, saving you precious seconds. The Travel Time function displays two time zones using two hour hands, a solid one for the local time and a pierced one for home time. It’s easy to change the time by using the pushers at 9 o’clock. Day and night are indicated with Local and Home apertures at 3 and 9 o’clock. If you’re not traveling, you can set them to the same time zone and the pierced hand will disappear behind the solid hand, giving you a cleaner look. It is powered by the automatic chronograph movement Rolex Sky-Dweller Watches
The Sky-Dweller has an air of ultimate luxury to it. It’s the most complicated watch Rolex offers, boasting a combination GMT function and annual calendar, all controlled by just the crown and the bezel. And in precious metals, it’s one of Rolex’s top-of-the-line offerings to boot.

Since its introduction in 2012, the watch has been rendered in yellow gold, Everose gold, Oystersteel and yellow gold, and even Oystersteel and white gold. It’s come on an Oyster bracelet with polished center links as well as an Oysterflex bracelet, a bracelet that presents as a rubber strap, but is classified as a bracelet for the flexible metal blade underneath the elastomeric over-molding.
And now, for 2021, the Sky-Dweller gets the option of a Jubilee bracelet on the Oystersteel and white-gold variant as well as the Rolesor variant. The Jubilee is often cited as a more luxurious alternative to the steadfast oyster bracelet, so it’s a move that just feels natural. Introduced in 1945 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Rolex, it’s a five-link design instead of the popular Oyster bracelet’s three-link design. The additional links create more surface area to catch light, and on modern jubilee bracelets, the center links are polished enough to reflect a large amount of it, attracting the eye and elevating the bracelet itself to the status of jewelry. Is there a more fitting model in the modern Rolex lineup to receive a Jubilee? Not in my book. Rolex Sky-Dweller Watches

The Sky-Dweller comes in various metals and strap and bracelet configurations. All are sized at 42mm with a screw-down caseback, a 100m water resistant Oyster case, and a synthetic, scratch-resistant crystal with cyclops date window. Movement, Rolex in-house caliber 9001 with center seconds, minutes, and hours; independently settable hour hand and home-time indication by 24-hour ring; annual calendar. Setting via the crown, controlled by Ring Command bezel, with 72-hour power reserve. The jubilee bracelet is now available on the Oystersteel/White Gold and Rolesor models.  Rolex Sky-Dweller Watches
If the GMT-Master was designed for those sitting in the front of a jet, then the Sky-Dweller was definitely meant for those sitting in the back. 2021 could be a jubilee year for passengers and air travel again after more than a year of confinements, lock-downs and closed borders. 

So why not celebrate with a new bracelet. The Sky-Dweller case hasn’t changed and still houses one of the most complicated movements from the brand.

Still, this is the first time Rolex will give customers the option to wear a Sky-Dweller on Jubilee. Last September, Rolex released the Oysterflex bracelet for the Sky-Dweller in yellow gold and Everose. The Sky-Dweller line is also offered on an Oyster bracelet. 

While the BLNR just got Oystered this year, the other watch that keeps track of time across the world is being Jubileed. The size remains the same for the Sky-Dweller. At 42mm, it looks like a Datejust that has been to the gym and is ready to leave the boardroom to show off its beach bod to the world. Let’s travel! 

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Rolex Submariner Date

Rolex Submariner Date vs no Date
Rolex Submariner date or not date? This is a question that has split opinions ever since a date and a no-date version became standard side-by-side Submariner duo in Rolex’s collection of watches.

We regularly see people who are looking to buy a Submariner, and ask for advice online on which they should choose: with or without a date? But it seems pointless to ask for advice because the answer is awfully close to 50/50 every time.

Now, there is no right or wrong when it comes to choosing a Submariner – only personalizes preference. However, there are pros and cons of both versions, so before you choose one or the other, read the pros and cons of the Rolex Submariner date vs no date.

To non-watch people, the debate between date and no date may seem insignificant and silly, but small changes make for huge differences for (probably) the most iconic and recognized watch model in the world.
Rolex Submariner date and no date Rolex Submariner background
First off, let’s just start by saying that Rolex does not officially have a watch that is called ”no date”. This is just what people have started calling Submariner without a date in order to distinguish them from the date versions.

In Rolex’s collection, there is Submariner and Submariner Date.
Before we dive into the pros and cons of the respective watch, let’s just briefly go over some history about the Submariner.

Development of the Submariner started in 1953 when a man by the name of René-Paul Jeanneret who came up with an idea for a diver’s watch. This man served on the Board of Directors Rolex. His idea was to make a sporty yet elegant everyday watch that would be waterproof. And apparently, Rolex liked the idea since development began in 1953. The following year, in 1954, the first Rolex Submariner was announced to the world: the reference 6204, debuting at the Basel watch fair. It has a 38mm Oyster case and offers a water resistance of 100m/300ft. A notable feature at the time was the rotating bezel that allows divers to keep track of elapsed time. The first submariner did not have a date function.

The Submariner became a huge success as it was a practical tool watch that made for a perfect all-rounder for any occasion. Since then, a lot have happened in the Submariner collection. Technology has been improved, materials updated, reliability increased, and styling refined.

In 1966, the Submariner reference 1680 made its debut. The 1680 is the first Submariner to feature a date window, complete with cyclops. The introduction of the first Submariner with date symbolized something interesting, which is that the Submariner was no longer just a tool for professional divers. It was also the watch of the likes of James Bond and everyday people. How is that so? Because of the simple fact that a professional diver has no reason to keep track of what date it is when diving deep down in the ocean.
Different versions of Submariner Date and no Date
There are not just one Submariner date and no date respectively. In fact, over the years, Rolex has released several different dates and no-dates.

The watches that most people tend to think about are the Submariner date reference 116610LN and the Submariner no date reference 114060, both with ceramic bezel and maxi case.

However, the previous generation with aluminum inserts also stand side-by-side as a date and no date version, reference 16610 and 14060. Both generations of references are identical to each other, apart from the fact that they have/do not have a date function.
Therefore, if you want to have an older and more traditional Submariner, you will perhaps opt for either the 14060 or the 16610.

Or, if you want a modern, robust, and sporty Submariner, you will opt for either the submariner 114060LN or 116610LN.
Submariner Date vs no Date: Pros and Cons
As mentioned there is no right and wrong answer to this question.

It all depends on what you require in a watch. There is no denying that the date is a practical function on the Submariner. Being able to have a glance at your watch and instantly know the date, rather than having to awkwardly pull up your phone can be really helpful in many situations.

At the same time, there are plenty of watches that do not have a date function, so if you do not have it on your other watches, you can reason in two ways:
Either you can say ”I don’t have a date on my other watches, so I am doing just fine without it”

Or you can say Because I don’t have the date function on my other watches, I want to get a watch that has this function”.

There are two main things that no date advocates highlight about the Submariner no date.

The first is symmetry.

The symmetry of the Submariner date is damaged due to the date window and the cyclops on the dial. Whilst the feature is practical, it does harm the symmetrical beauty. The Submariner no date ha a perfectly symmetrical dial that just is visually appealing to look at. Furthermore, the no date is cleaner, which gives the perception of a more widened the dial.

The other thing is originality. The first Submariner and a number of references after that did not have a date function. With that said, the date function and cyclops is a relatively modern idea. As such, the no-date version stays much truer to the original Submariner. Purists will naturally find the Submariner no date the better alternative, but in terms of practicality, it’s safe to say that it is not. By omitting the date function, the watch retains its lines and minimalist aesthetics. The Submariner is made for a specific purpose, so who needs to know the date when diving, anyway? It’s only that the closest most Submariners will ever come water is when the owner washes their hands.
The thing is that most people today who buy a Submariner will wear them as desk divers. They buy the Submariner because it is iconic, it has an interesting history, and because they like it aesthetically. But if you are only desk diving, the date function can certainly come in handy.

The look of the Submariner Date
There are also people who prefer the look of the Submariner with cyclops and date window. The most noticeable about the Submariner date is perhaps not the date window alone, but rather the cyclops that is glued on top of the crystal. The cyclops was introduced in 1966 to magnify the date aperture function two and a half times – a very clever feature to improve legibility.

The cyclops has today become an important element in many of Rolex’s models, not to mention the Datejust model. So unlike back in the days when the date cyclops was something very odd-looking, today many people associate it with Rolex.
Submariner Date vs no Date price difference
Have in mind that the there is a price difference between the date and no date Submariners

Naturally, because the date version has a date window, date wheel, as well as an upgraded movement to support the date function, it has a higher price.

So the question is, do you think it is worth to pay more to have the date or can you manage just fine without?

The 114060 vs The 116610LN
The ceramic date and no date Submariners stand side by side as rivals and make the choice for many people a tough one. If it would only be one, the choice would be much easier. But clearly, Rolex sees demand for both.
As mentioned, 116610LN and 114060 are more or less identical. They share the same 40mm Oyster case made from Oystersteel. A screw-down caseback and crown ensure water-resistance to 300m (1,000ft). Both have black dials with 18ct gold hour markers to prevent tarnishing. And both feature a unidirectional rotatable bezel with scratch-resistant Cerachrom insert in ceramic.

The difference, however, is that the date version has a cyclops glued to the crystal at 3 o’clock. Furthermore, the 3 o’clock marker on the dial has been removed in order to give room for the date window. Because of this difference, the two watches also have slightly different movements. The reference 114060 is powered by calibre 3130 which is a self-winding mechanical movement manufactured in-house by Rolex. It’s fitted with a Parachrom hairspring and is certified as a superlative chronometer. The Submariner Date, on the other hand, is equipped with calibre 3135. It has the same specifications as the calibre 3130, but has an added instantaneous date with rapid setting.

Conclusion
Regardless of your choice of a date or a no date, you can never go wrong with a classic such as the Submariner. It is iconic, legendary, and truly timeless in design.

With that said, symmetry is something our eyes find visually pleasing. So are you prepared to compare the symmetry of the Submariner in favor of a practical date window? Or would you rather premier function over symmetry?

Share with us your thoughts below! Rolex Submariner date or no date?

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Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is a mechanical chronograph wristwatch designed to meet the needs of racing drivers by measuring elapsed time and calculating average speed. Its name refers to Daytona, Florida, where racing flourished in the early 20th century. It has been manufactured by Rolex since 1963 in three distinct generations; the second series was introduced in 1988, and the third in 2000. While cosmetically similar, the second series introduced a self-winding movement, and the third series brought manufacture of the movement in-house to Rolex.
The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, introduced in 1963, was designed to meet the demands of professional racing drivers. With its highly reliable chronograph and bezel with tachymetric scale, it allows drivers to perfectly measure average speeds up to 400 kilometers or miles per hour, as they choose. An icon eternally joined in name and function to the high‑performance world of motor sport.
The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona was introduced in 1963 to meet the demands and precision of professional racing drivers. Soon after, it popularized and, throughout the ages, became a classic, thanks to wearers such as actor Paul Newman. Today, the Rolex Daytona watch remains in a class of its own and continues to be renowned worldwide.
The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is a mechanical chronograph wristwatch designed to meet the needs of racing drivers by measuring elapsed time and calculating average speed. Its name refers to Daytona, Florida, where racing flourished in the early 20th century. It has been manufactured by Rolex since 1963 in three distinct generations (or series); the second series was introduced in 1988, and the third in 2000.
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona – a legendary racing watch. A statement, an investment, a legend – the Rolex Daytona offers more than just a time display. This watch gets its legendary title from the most famous motor racing circuit in the United States: Daytona. Over the last few decades, Daytona has managed to enthral people both on and off the racetrack.
Introduced in 1963, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona was designed for professional racing drivers. To meet the demands due to them, the Cosmograph Daytona was highly reliable with its chronograph and bezel with tachymetric scale.
Introduced in 1963, The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona was engineered to meet the essential demands of professional racing drivers, a reputable watch dedicated to the high-performance world of motor sport. Its notably reliable chronograph and bezel with tachymetric scale allows drivers to precisely measure speeds up to 400 kilometers or miles per hour.
The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is a mechanical chronograph wristwatch designed to meet the needs of racing drivers by measuring elapsed time and calculating average speed. Its name refers to Daytona, Florida, where racing flourished in the early 20th century.It has been manufactured by Rolex since 1963 in three distinct generations (or series); the second series was introduced in 1988
Characterized by two chronograph pushers on the case, a tachymeter scale on the bezel and three registers on the dial, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is the world’s most coveted chronograph watch. Whether vintage, retro or modern, nearly any used Rolex Daytona for sale in the secondary market is highly valued thanks to its booming demand.
The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, introduced in 1963, was designed to meet the demands of professional racing drivers. With its highly reliable chronograph and bezel with tachymetric scale, it allows drivers to perfectly measure average speeds up to 400 kilometres or miles per hour, as they choose.

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rolex explorer ii

The year 2020 was special (to say the least) and, with the cancellation of Baselworld, Rolex had to introduce its new models – including the new Submariner 41mm – later in September. This year, which will see Rolex participating in Watches & Wonders for the first time, the normal rhythm of launches will be back, meaning that we’ll see a new collection in April 2021. And this also means for us, at MONOCHROME, that we’ve had to go back to the drawing board for what has become a classic instalment: the predictions. Following what we presented last year, we’ll start our Rolex Predictions 2021 with what we think will be the highlight of the year, a brand new Rolex Explorer II 216570collection, updated with new mechanics and a brushed black ceramic bezel.
Guessing what Rolex will launch has become a ritual for us and we enjoy doing these predictions as much as we imagine you like discovering them. However, we also like to take this rather seriously and we put quite a lot of effort into researching what could potentially be launched by the crown. Seeing the latest introductions from Rolex, it isn’t always easy and, indeed, the brand can sometimes be unpredictable… or highly traditional. For instance, last year’s Submariner collection was long expected and the result was certainly very conservative. So, what have we imagined for these Rolex Predictions 2021? Well, first of all, we won’t release them all at once but we’ll gradually show you during the coming week several models that could be presented this year. And we start today with a major one: a new Rolex Explorer II 216570.
So, the big question: why a new Rolex Explorer II? The reason is pretty simple and two things can explain why we, at MONOCHROME, think 2021 will be the year of the Explorer. First of all, the original Rolex Explorer II, presented under the reference 1655, was introduced in 1971. This year, the model will celebrate its 50th anniversary and we know that Rolex, from time to time, likes to celebrate these jubilees and anniversaries to refresh a model.

The second reason is more strategic. Looking at the whole range of Rolex sports watches, you can see that most of them have been recently updated – Daytona in 2016, Sea-Dweller, Sky-Dweller and Yacht-Master II in 2017, GMT-Master II and DeepSea in 2018, Yacht-Master and GMT-Master II (again) in 2019, Submariner in 2020. This basically leaves two collections that haven’t been upgraded yet with the 32xx movements: the Milgauss and the Explorer (I and II). And this is also reflected in sales and desirability of these models, which are known to be less sought-after than most other sports watches at Rolex.
As such, we think it’s about time for the brand to breathe some fresh air into the Explorer collection, starting with the Explorer II. What there can be doubt about concerning this potential update will be the integration of a new movement. The current Explorer II 216570 features a GMT function and is powered by the Calibre 3187, an update of the Calibre 3186 found in the older GMT-Master II (mostly with a larger diameter, due to the different date position). In the same vein, this new Explorer II could be equipped with an update of the Calibre 3285 found in the latest generation GMT-Master II models. Once again, it would be slightly larger and could be named Calibre 3287. It will be equipped with the new Chronergy escapement and an extended power reserve of about 70 hours. This update will be indicated on the dial with the new “Swiss Made” logo with a central coronet.
But what about the design of the watch? For our Rolex Predictions 2021, we’ve imagined a relatively soft visual update. As such, the case would retain the current 42mm diameter, which separates this watch from the rest of the 40/41mm watches and adds an extra instrument feeling. The dial, still available in black or white, would also retain the same layout with bold hands and markers and, of course, the iconic orange dual-time hand. Rolex has proven to be quite shy regarding dials recently, with only minimal updates on the new Submariner or GMT-Master II. Also, the entirely brushed finishing of the case and bracelet would be retained.
What could be updated on this 2021 Rolex Explorer II 216570 is the bezel. Being the 50th anniversary of the model, we’d like the brand to bring back the layout of the Ref. 1655, with thinner engravings. This means even time zones with numerals and odd time zones indicated by thin lines. But the main evolution would concern the material, as this watch could come with a non-rotating black ceramic bezel. Yet, because the radially brushed surface of the bezel has been part of this model since 1971, it makes sense to offer brushed and not polished ceramic – the latter would make this model too close to a GMT-Master II, and too luxurious too.
The Rolex Explorer II, reference 216570, along with the Submariner, GMT Master, and the Datejust, constitute Rolex’s most popular watches. While the Explorer model, like the others, is a child of the late 1950s; unlike the others, it has two current models, both popular, but also quite different. The first model, the Rolex Explorer, is 39mm and is closest to the original version, while the Explorer II is 42mm and more adapted to modern tastes. In this post, I review the latter model. And while any of the Rolex Explorer models make for a solid tool watch, in this review, I am not taking it to some mountain trekking odyssey, but instead I am doing modern day exploration. My account is based on taking it for a month long journey to Asia, exploring a distant land, an ancient people, and a fascinating culture: China.
First off, the Rolex Explorer was one of the first wristwatches to be designed for exploration, in particular, exploring new lands and varied terrains. While today, a Casio ProTrek or similar solar-powered multifunction watch will serve you well on a distant trek, in the 1950s and early 1960s when real exploration of the poles and the high peaks of the world was taking place, no quartz watch existed. And even today, if you were to attempt to explore the earth’s pole or climb Mt. Everest, the Rolex Explorer might still be a better choice than a quartz device, since these suffer when exposed to high and low temperatures and depend on an external source of power. However, the Rolex Explorer II is guaranteed to work as well as it does day to day even under extreme temperature gradients and with no source of power, except wearing it daily and moving a bit (or winding the crown).
So while in my own “expedition” with the Rolex Explorer II, I was not taking it to extreme conditions, I did take it to what is a somewhat typical modern day traveling journey, including airports, business meetings, business outings, the gym, and also visiting the outdoors in a distant land. In all cases, what was great was the Rolex Explorer II never felt out of place.At the airport, the first step was to set the local and home time to PDT. As the plane took off and we got an indication of the time in Beijing, using the quick set feature on the hour hand, I simply pulled the crown and moved it forward about 8 timezones for the time in China. Interestingly, unlike many large countries, China has one timezone! It does not matter if you are in the east or western part of China, there is just one. Makes it easy for doing business, I suppose, though I imagine Chinese get a very different experience of time over the year depending on what side of the country they live on.A great thing about Rolex sports watches, especially modern versions, is that they tend to be multipurpose. That is, they fit well into both business and casual situations as well as the more sporty settings for which they were specifically designed. So during my month long visit, and with various meetings at all levels of the organization, I never had to use any other watch, really. The Rolex Explorer II fit in great.Its imposing 42mm all-brushed stainless steel case (water resistant to 100 meters) could be a minor issue if you needed to button up for a formal event, as it sits 12mm high on the wrist. However, that was never the case for me, and it fit great under all of my shirts, even when wearing a sports jacket in the cold grey late winter evenings of Beijing.Besides casual usages while visiting the vast city of Beijing, the occasion I had which most suited the Rolex Explorer II’s origin was when I took a half day trip to the Great Wall of China. First off, the Great Wall is nothing short of extraordinary, spanning miles and miles. The people of this great land constructed a 20-foot wide wall that serpentines the high mountains of northern China, helping separate it from centuries of Mongol invasions. It is commonly considered as one of the seven wonders of the world and for long the only man-made structure visible from outer space.Getting to the section of the Great Wall our visit meant taking a roller coaster-like small car that took us hundreds of feet into the mountain and into the Wall proper. Of course, once there, comes the fun part. Depending on your fitness level and the time before dawn, you can easily walk and climb this amazing structure for miles and miles. I challenged myself to at least get to four towers, which round trip would be about a hilly 10k. Heck, I had just completed a full Ironman less than a year ago, how bad could this be?Of course, the Rolex Explorer II was never the issue during my Wall trek, but rather my knees and my feet walking and climbing this amazing structure. Of course, I was also carrying my DSLR camera and made sure to stop, take a breathe, and take some pictures of the vast landscape. The weather was clear, so the view went on for miles. The white face of the Rolex Explorer II was never out of place. And I was very happy to use the 5mm easy link extension to relieve my wrist after a hard day hiking under the sun.
Like many of the modern Rolex sports watches, the Rolex Explorer II 216570 comes with the modern Oyster bracelet fully brushed (just like the Submariner), and it is just plain comfortable and screams high quality. The Rolex bracelets are, just like any genuinely well engineered bracelet, adjustable with screws where one can remove full links or half links. Also, the bracelet tapers from 21mm at the lugs to 17mm at the oyster clasp, thereby resulting in a highly wearable 42mm watch. The clasp includes the protective Rolex Oyster lock, but unlike the Submariner, there are no quick adjustments except for the 5mm oyster link which I mentioned makes it easy to extend or reduce the bracelet by 5mm during the day as your wrist expands and contracts.The Rolex Explorer II comes fitted with the Rolex 3187 caliber which I found to be super accurate (as it is COSC chronometer certified, like all Rolex calibers) and easy to use. It also contains Rolex’s Paraflex system which helps improve the watch’s resistance to shocks, as well as the brand’s Parachrom anti-magnetic hairspring so as to render the movement more resistant to magnetic fields. The quick hour adjust works like a charm, and the date can be advanced forward using this feature. The large orange GMT hand is easily visible and points brilliantly to the black 24-hour markers on the bezel.The Rolex “Mercedes” hour hand (originally designed to appear totally different to the minute hand for easy legibility) and the minutes hand are larger, bolder than their counterparts on the Submariner or GMT Master II. Also, here they are outlined in black paint and filled with blue Chromalight, whereas on other Rolex models, they tend to be done in 18k white gold. The look is pretty unique to the Rolex Explorer II in Rolex’s line up and has acquired the moniker of “maxi-hands” from collectors. The rest of the dial is in the iconic white “polar” color with cardinal markers and hour markers (round), also with a black painted outline, completing the unique – and uniquely legible – maxi-dial.While clearly remaining a Rolex with the classic oyster case, the cyclops on the crystal, and the famous Rolex dial, this model is less common than the Submariner and GMT Master II, easily making it the more interesting Rolex if you want a solid sports watch from the famous brand – and hence it is one that you will more rarely see anyone else wearing during the day. As a matter of fact, during my entire time traveling to China, I only spotted one other person wearing a Rolex Explorer II (black dial), though I spotted countless other Rolex sports watches.