Women’s Watch Wednesday The 2018 Rolex Oyster Pereptual Datejust 36: Is This the Perfect “Boyfriend’s Watch”?

Having recovered from the jubilation following the release of the steel GMT Master II Pepsi during Baselworld 2018, we can now turn our attention to another candidate in the classic rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust replica watches  36 line that is out to conquer the hearts of men… and women. Housed in a two-tone Everose Rolesor case (combination of steel and pink gold), Rolex has fitted the watch with its new-generation calibre 3235 and given the case some design tweaks. Handsome and refined with just the right touch of luxurious rose gold, practical for everyday wear and tear, robust and ready for action sports yet with enough style to work as a casual dress watch… what’s not to love about the Datejust 36? So, a word of warning to all you boyfriends out there: do not leave this watch unattended.

Having recovered from the jubilation following the release of the steel GMT Master II Pepsi during Baselworld 2018
Having recovered from the jubilation following the release of the steel GMT Master II Pepsi during Baselworld 2018. 

THE PHENOMENON OF BOYFRIEND WATCHES
What woman hasn’t borrowed her boyfriend’s shirt, his jeans or snuggled up in his large cashmere sweater? The phenomenon of women poaching things from their boyfriends has trickled all the way down to the watch industry with more and more gender-fluid proposals. Chanel tapped into the trend and went as far as designing the BoyFriend watch for women (and we know that when it comes to creating trends, Chanel knows one or two tricks). Designed to look like a man’s dress watch that women would want to steal, the success of this watch has been extraordinary and a reverse effect in happening as more and more men are succumbing to the model, including the sophisticated skeletonised version of Chanel’s BoyFriend.

including the sophisticated skeletonised version of Chanel’s BoyFriend.
including the sophisticated skeletonised version of Chanel’s BoyFriend.

Surprisingly, coming from the bastion of conservative Swiss watchmaking, Rolex has always known that men’s sports watches would be adopted by women and has responded by releasing the Oyster Perpetual in five different sizes, from 39mm to 26mm to make sure nobody’s wrist is overlooked. For the record, when Rolex introduced its revolutionary waterproof Oyster case in 1926, it was put to the test on the wrist of a young Englishwoman – Mercedes Gleitze – to accompany her on her epic cross-Channel swim of 1927.

TEMPERED MASCULINITY
What makes this Datejust 36 such a perfect boyfriend watch – compared to the other two variations on the Datejust 36 theme with diamonds and louder dials – is its tempered masculinity (Rolex presented three Datejust 36 models during Baselworld 2018, including two with diamonds – see them here). It is masculine, but not butch and will look great on a woman’s wrist. Like a crisp white shirt, the white lacquered dial looks impeccably smart and confident, and the thick, pink gold Roman numerals give it a classic, authoritative spirit. In my book, this model is quintessential elegant Rolex and displays all the right markers of its heritage.

this model is quintessential elegant Rolex and displays all the right markers of its heritage.
this model is quintessential elegant Rolex and displays all the right markers of its heritage.

The case is a robust Oyster case with a hermetically screwed down case back and a Twinlock crown to ensure it is waterproof to depths of 100 metres. You will notice that the case and lugs have been revisited and are slightly slimmer and more tapered than in previous models, as well as a thinner bezel – just like the 41mm Datejust two years ago and the Day-Date 3 years ago. And none of us can complain about that.

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Platinum
Model features
Platinum is rare and rare, and its silver-white color and shiny luster are particularly eye-catching. Platinum is one of the world’s highest and heaviest metals, with unique chemical and physical properties such as extreme corrosion resistance. Despite this, the texture of platinum is very soft, elastic and malleable, making the processing and polishing process extremely difficult, and only skilled personnel can control it. Rolex has consistently used 950 platinum, which contains 950 ‰ (thousandths of a percent) platinum, carefully cast by Rolex’s top metal craftsmen.

Platinum is rare and rare, and its silver-white color and shiny luster are particularly eye-catching.
Platinum is rare and rare, and its silver-white color and shiny luster are particularly eye-catching.

Silver dial
Model features
The unique Rolex watch dial makes the watch easier to identify and easier to read. The hour markers are made of 18 ct gold that lasts for a long time. Rolex designs and manufactures each Rolex dial in its own factory. Most of the processes are carried out by hand and are perfect.

Most of the processes are carried out by hand and are perfect.
Most of the processes are carried out by hand and are perfect.

Headband strap
Model features
Women’s log type 28 with a distinguished head band. The concealed connection underneath the outer ring ensures a seamless connection between the strap and the case, making the gold or platinum strap even more powerful. The new generation of concealed crown buckles are opened with the articulated Rolex crown logo, adding a touch of touch to the aesthetics and functionality of this noble strap.

2236 movement
Model features
The new generation 2236 calibre is all developed and manufactured by Rolex. The movement’s built-in Rolex patented Syloxi silicon hairspring ensures that the watch has superb observatory precision timepiece performance. Syloxi hairspring is immune to magnetic fields and is extremely stable even in the face of temperature changes. Its shock resistance is ten times higher than that of traditional hairsprings. Its patented geometry allows the movement to maintain regular operation at any position.

 Its patented geometry allows the movement to maintain regular operation at any position.
Its patented geometry allows the movement to maintain regular operation at any position.

Small window convex lens
Model features
The small window convex lens magnifies the calendar display for easy reading. It is not only a feature of the Rolex watch, but also easy to identify.

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18CT gold
Model features
Rolex has a dedicated foundry to develop high quality 18ct gold alloy. Different types of 18ct gold can be extracted by mixing different amounts of silver, copper, platinum or palladium: gold, pink gold or white gold. All raw materials are made of highly pure metal. Before the gold is formed, it must be carefully tested by the advanced equipment in the self-operated laboratory, and each process is meticulous. Since the beginning of the production, the pursuit of perfection is the consistent insistence of Rolex.

The unique Rolex watch dial makes the watch easier to identify and easier to read.
The unique Rolex watch dial makes the watch easier to identify and easier to read.

Silver dial
Model features
The unique Rolex watch dial makes the watch easier to identify and easier to read. The hour markers are made of 18 ct gold that lasts for a long time. Rolex designs and manufactures each Rolex dial in its own factory. Most of the processes are carried out by hand and are perfect.

Headband strap
Model features
The design, development and production of the Rolex straps and buckles, as well as the rigorous testing required to pass, are fully applied to advanced technology. Like other components of the watch, the strap and the buckle will also be checked by a person to ensure that the product is beautiful. The headgear strap is equipped with three rows of semi-circular links, specially designed for the -type perpetual motion calendar type watch introduced in 1956. This strap is crafted from carefully selected precious metals for an elegant and comfortable fit.

Week Calendar Type 36 The 3155 self-winding mechanical movement, fully developed by Rolex
Week Calendar Type 36 The 3155 self-winding mechanical movement, fully developed by Rolex

3155 movement
Model features
Week Calendar Type 36 The 3155 self-winding mechanical movement, fully developed by Rolex, is equipped with a day and date dial unit. Like all Rolex constant-core cores, the 3155 calibre is also certified by the Swiss Official Accreditation Timepiece, which is awarded to precision watches that have passed the Swiss Precision Timepiece Test Center (COSC). This movement is constructed in the same way as all 蚝-type movements with unmatched reliability.

 The calendar of the week is widely favored by multinational leaders, and the week is available in a variety of languages.
The calendar of the week is widely favored by multinational leaders, and the week is available in a variety of languages.

MONDAY, LUNDI
Model features
The week-old calendar watch, which was introduced in 1956, achieved a remarkable innovation: it was the world’s first watch with a calendar window and a full-write week on the dial. The calendar of the week is widely favored by multinational leaders, and the week is available in a variety of languages.

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OYSTERSTEEL
Model features
Rolex uses Oystersteel for its steel watch cases. Specially developed by the brand, Oystersteel belongs to the 904L steel family, superalloys most commonly used in high-technology and in the aerospace and chemical industries, where maximum resistance to corrosion is essential. Oystersteel is extremely resistant, offers an exceptional finish once polished and maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments.

WHITE DIAL
Model features
The dial is the distinctive face of a Rolex watch, the feature most responsible for its identity and readability. Characterised by hour markers fashioned from 18 ct gold to prevent tarnishing, every Rolex dial is designed and manufactured in-house, largely by hand to ensure perfection.

THE OYSTER BRACELET
Model features
The Oyster bracelet is a perfect alchemy of form and function, aesthetics and technology, designed to be both robust and comfortable. It is equipped with an Oysterlock folding clasp, which prevents accidental opening and the Easylink comfort extension link, also exclusive to Rolex. This ingenious system allows the wearer to increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm, providing additional comfort in any circumstance.

3187 MOVEMENT
Model features
The Explorer II is equipped with calibre 3187, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. In addition to the conventional hour, minute and seconds hands, it features a 24-hour hand to display a second time zone. The 3187 is fitted with a Parachrom hairspring and Paraflex shock absorbers, offering greater resistance to shocks and to extreme conditions. Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 3187 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. Its architecture, in common with all Oyster watch movements, makes it singularly reliable.

24-HOUR BEZEL
Model features
The Explorer II is equipped with an additional 24-hour display; a dedicated hand circles the dial in 24 hours rather than the usual 12, pointing to a fixed bezel with 24 hour graduations. This function enables the wearer to distinguish the hours of the day from the hours of the night, an essential feature for those who venture into environments where darkness reigns supreme – such as in the depths of caves, or where the sun never sets – like the polar regions in summer.

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OYSTERSTEEL
Model features
Rolex uses Oystersteel for its steel watch cases. Specially developed by the brand, Oystersteel belongs to the 904L steel family, superalloys most commonly used in high-technology and in the aerospace and chemical industries, where maximum resistance to corrosion is essential. Oystersteel is extremely resistant, offers an exceptional finish once polished and maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments.

offers an exceptional finish once polished and maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments.
offers an exceptional finish once polished and maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments.

WHITE DIAL
Model features
The Yacht-Master II is equipped with a new dial, and new hands that are characteristic of Rolex Professional models, enhancing legibility and sharpening its aesthetic appeal. The dial now features a triangular hour marker at 12 o’clock and a rectangular hour marker at 6 o’clock for more intuitive reading of the watch. A luminescent disc on the hour hand clearly distinguishes it from the minute hand. The Yacht-Master II’s countdown can be programmed for a duration of between 1 and 10 minutes. The programming is memorized by the mechanism so that at a reset it returns to the previous setting. Once launched, the countdown can be synchronized on the fly to match the official race countdown.

THE OYSTER BRACELET
Model features
The Oyster bracelet is a perfect alchemy of form and function, aesthetics and technology, designed to be both robust and comfortable. It is equipped with an Oysterlock folding clasp, which prevents accidental opening and the Easylink comfort extension link, also exclusive to Rolex. This ingenious system allows the wearer to increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm, providing additional comfort in any circumstance.

This ingenious system allows the wearer to increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm, providing additional comfort in any circumstance.
This ingenious system allows the wearer to increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm, providing additional comfort in any circumstance.

4161 MOVEMENT
Model features
The Yacht-Master II is equipped with calibre 4161, a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Its architecture, manufacturing quality and innovative features make it singularly precise and reliable. This abundance of Rolex technology, the result of over 35,000 hours of development, includes a patented function and comprises some 360 components. Some of them are made by UV-LiGA, a micromanufacturing technology entirely mastered in-house by Rolex. This technology allows the production of components whose tiny proportions or complex geometry rule out manufacturing by traditional machining methods.

 the sequence of race start times. Complex in design, but simple in use, it is functionally beautiful.
the sequence of race start times. Complex in design, but simple in use, it is functionally beautiful.

RING COMMAND BEZEL
Model features
Rolex achieved perfection when it turned its attention to redefining the purpose and functionality of the bezel. Typically, a bezel operates independently from the internal mechanism; however, the Ring Command bezel in the Yacht-Master II regatta chronograph operates in conjunction with it. As a mechanical component linked to the movement, the bezel literally acts as the key to the programmable countdown, allowing it to be set and synchronised to the sequence of race start times. Complex in design, but simple in use, it is functionally beautiful.

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OYSTERSTEEL
Model features
Rolex uses Oystersteel for its steel watch cases. Specially developed by the brand, Oystersteel belongs to the 904L steel family, superalloys most commonly used in high-technology and in the aerospace and chemical industries, where maximum resistance to corrosion is essential. Oystersteel is extremely resistant, offers an exceptional finish once polished and maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments.

 offers an exceptional finish once polished and maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments.
offers an exceptional finish once polished and maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments.

 

BLUE DIAL
Model features
The dial is the distinctive face of a Rolex watch, the feature most responsible for its identity and readability. Characterised by hour markers fashioned from 18 ct gold to prevent tarnishing, every Rolex dial is designed and manufactured in-house, largely by hand to ensure perfection.

THE OYSTER BRACELET
Model features
The Oyster bracelet is a perfect alchemy of form and function, aesthetics and technology. First introduced in the late 1930s, this particularly robust and comfortable metal bracelet with its broad, flat three-piece links remains the most universal bracelet in the Oyster collection. For the Oyster Perpetual models the Oyster bracelet is fitted with an Oysterclasp.

 For the Oyster Perpetual models the Oyster bracelet is fitted with an Oysterclasp.
For the Oyster Perpetual models the Oyster bracelet is fitted with an Oysterclasp.

3130 MOVEMENT
Model features
This model is equipped with calibre 3130, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 3130 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. It is fitted with a Parachrom hairspring, offering greater resistance to shocks and to temperature variations. Its architecture, in common with all Oyster watch movements, makes it singularly reliable.

Its architecture, in common with all Oyster watch movements, makes it singularly reliable.
Its architecture, in common with all Oyster watch movements, makes it singularly reliable.

TRIED AND TESTED
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Few companies have been so consistently identified with the pursuit of excellence, the quest for the absolute, the discovery of original approaches and innovative solutions. Rolex watches have proved themselves from the start in the most extreme conditions imaginable – from the depths of the deepest oceans to the summits of the highest mountains, in the air and on the race track. And to ensure that all Rolex watches can live up to these high expectations, every single one is tested to extremes before it is allowed to leave the Rolex site.

The Rolex Daytona Watch Given To Winner Of 2017 Rolex 24 Hours Of Daytona Race

Yesterday, on January 29, 2017, the 55th edition of the Rolex 24 (aka 24 hours of Daytona) race took place, sponsored by, of course, Rolex. Part of what that means is that the winner get’s a special Rolex watch, so we were naturally interested to have a look at the watch itself.

so we were naturally interested to have a look at the watch itself.
so we were naturally interested to have a look at the watch itself.

After 659 laps over the course of 24 hours around the Daytona speedway in Florida, Ricky Taylor, driving the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R was the ROLEX DAYTONA replica watches winner. Along with the bragging rights, the prestige of winning the race, and (obviously) the trophy, Taylor and his team (which includes Jeff Gordon) are also receiving a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona watch in two-tone steel and yellow gold with a white dial. This is clearly not just any Rolex Daytona, but is engraved on the back exclaiming it’s meant for the wrist of the driver who wins the grueling 24-hour race.

 the back exclaiming it’s meant for the wrist of the driver who wins the grueling 24-hour race.
the back exclaiming it’s meant for the wrist of the driver who wins the grueling 24-hour race.

When discussing the win, Taylor specifically referenced the watch’s significance, saying, “After an intense race in tough conditions, it is such a relief to stand in Victory Lane as winners of ‘The Rolex.’ We take part in this race with the dream of winning the 24-hour marathon but also of one day putting a Rolex Daytona on our wrists. It really is the ultimate reward in motorsport and a reminder of our success. I’m very proud to be added to the accomplished list of Rolex 24 At Daytona winners.”

It looks like Taylor got the ref. 116503 Rolex Daytona which is the two-tone steel and 18k yellow gold model. Rolex slightly updated the Daytona line last year by introducing a cerachrome ceramic bezel model, but I don’t think anyone is going to complain about getting the gold bezel here. Specific Daytona models given to the winning team vary year to year. What they share in common, however, is the satisfyingly pithy engraved case back with the race’s logo, the year, and the word “Winner.”

It looks like Taylor got the ref. 116503 Rolex Daytona which is the two-tone steel and 18k yellow gold model
It looks like Taylor got the ref. 116503 Rolex Daytona which is the two-tone steel and 18k yellow gold model

The 24 Hours of Daytona is a physically and likely emotionally taxing race, and the glory of victory is guaranteed to go from an ephemeral feeling to a wrist-trophy.

Rolex Owned By Dwight D. Eisenhower Auctioned on September 17 and 18

RR Auctions are preparing to conduct an auction of rare and historic Presidential memorabilia and trinkets, tucked in at lot #177 happens to be one of the Grand-Daddies of all Rolex Oyster watches. The solid yellow gold Rolex Datejust worn by Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander and 34th President of the United States of America is up for grabs! Get your bidding paddles ready for your chance to own a piece of horo-history.

 Get your bidding paddles ready for your chance to own a piece of horo-history.
Get your bidding paddles ready for your chance to own a piece of horo-history.

Rolex marketing material in the late 50’s used to feature the line: “Men who guide the course of history wear Rolex watches.” The Rolex 6305 coming up for auction this month in Boston, MA is an indication to the weight that statement carries. The watch was owned and worn by Dwight David Eisenhower. His documented use of the piece throughout his two terms as President of the United States cemented its status as one of the most important Rolex watches ever and elevated the profile of Rolex watch from sporting watch maker to prestige brand.

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the most important Rolex watches ever and elevated the profile of Rolex watch from sporting watch maker to prestige brand.

In 1951 Rolex presented Dwight D. Eisenhower a solid gold Datejust ref. 6305 to commemorate the Allied victory of WWII. In an unusually candid move for Rolex, Ike’s watch is reported to have the 150,000th Chronometer grade movement certified by the Geneva brand. Other similar commemorative watches were presented to Swiss General Guisan, Winston Churchill and American General Matthew Ridgway. This watch is certainly part of an exclusive subset or Rolex’s production history.

This watch is certainly part of an exclusive subset or Rolex’s production history.
This watch is certainly part of an exclusive subset or Rolex’s production history.

Eisenhower had the case-back of the watch engraved with his initials “DDE”, the date of his installation as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces and the five stars signifying his rank. He liked the watch so much he had his portrait taken for LIFE Magazine and several other major publications wearing the watch somewhat conspicuously. He continued to wear the watch from 1953 to 1961 as the President of the United States of America. Eisenhower gifted the watch to his (nearly) career-long personal valet, whose family subsequently sold the piece to its current owner, a prominent collector of US Presidential memorabilia.

The real charm of the Eisenhower’s Rolex seems to be the effect that it had on the cache of the brand. A quick analysis of the Rolex’s advertisements prior to Eisenhower’s spontaneous publicity for the Company focused on the technical side of Rolex: accuracy, water-resistance, durability …etc. Then in 1957 it became the brand for the movers and shakers in world politics.

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It’s about time the steel Rolex Daytona got an upgrade, as it’s been about sixteen years since we’ve seen it refreshed. The wait is over with the new-for-Baselworld-2016 Rolex Cosmograph Daytona reference 116500LN in 904L steel. It uses a new monobloc Cerachrom bezel in black ceramic with an updated tahcymeter design, shedding the older engraved metal bezel. It’s still got the calibre 4130 movement, but is now tested by Rolex to +2/-2 seconds per day accuracy, which is super impressive for a mass produced chronograph. That rating means that the new Rolex Daytona also sports the Rolex Superlative Chronometer Certification, of which you can read all about right here. A new aesthetic choice I love is the black snailed sub-dials on the white dial model, while the other available version in black dial has gray snailed sub-dials. Now, let’s get our hands on this new Rolex Cosmograph Daytona and see what it has to offer in person…

 Waterproof to 100 meters, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona’s middle case is made from a solid block of 904L steel.
Waterproof to 100 meters, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona’s middle case is made from a solid block of 904L steel.

The aforementioned monobloc Cerachrom used in the bezel is a material developed by Rolex and is replacing the engraved metal bezel on the outgoing Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. It hearkens to the past with the 1965 Rolex Cosmograph Daytona that had a plexiglass black bezel, but it’s due time the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona joins its siblings like the Rolex Submariner and Rolex GMT-Master II in getting the ceramic bezel treatment. Cerachrom is incredibly scratch proof due to its hardness, and on top of this, it will keep the black bezel from fading due to the effects of UV rays.

Rolex has also made an effort to preserve the legibility on the bezel through a process they developed that involves moulding the graduations into the ceramic before it’s heated up to 1,500 degrees celsius. After this, it’s coated with a thin layer of platinum using a PVD process. What this process does is create a level of definition in tandem with the contrast of platinum and black ceramic.

The polished center links, satin-finished outer links with the polished edges are pretty close to perfection.
The polished center links, satin-finished outer links with the polished edges are pretty close to perfection.

Furthermore, the tachymeter scale has been updated so now it “follows” the rounded shape of the dial – the numerals were “horizontal” on the previous version. One final point about the bezel before moving on is that it’s one single piece holding the crystal in place on the middle case, which helps with waterproofing.

As previously mentioned, the automatic calibre 4130 is still the engine that drives the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. However, the movement which previously boasted being COSC Chronometer Certified is now also Rolex Superlative Chronometer Certified. For the record, Rolex is not at all planning on leaving COSC, as they want to keep it as an external, independent certification. Their in-house certification requires -2/+2 second accuracy rating though, which is being applied to all new Rolex watches.

Back to the calibre 4130, when Rolex designed it they they concentrated on reducing the number of components in the chronograph function, helping to increase reliability. The chronograph is activated and reset using the screw-down pushers, which will interact with the movement’s column wheel and vertical clutch mechanisms – contributing to a precise and immediate start. The chronograph is accurate to within 1/8th of a second, if you need that kind accuracy. Interestingly, between the seconds markers of the dial we still have 4 notches, so you can’t really read that 1/8th accuracy.

The familiar crown looks timeless, but also is fitted with the Triplock triple waterproofness system. It’ll screw down along with the chronograph pushers flanking it on either side of its crown guard.
The familiar crown looks timeless, but also is fitted with the Triplock triple waterproofness system. It’ll screw down along with the chronograph pushers flanking it on either side of its crown guard.

The calibre 4130’s oscillator has a Rolex patented blue Parachrom hairspring made in a proprietary alloy. The Parachrom hairspring is resistant to magnetic fields, allowing it to offer stability in situations that also include temperature variations as well as shocks, where it can remain up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring. The automatic movement operates at 28,800 vph (4Hz) and affords a power reserve of 72 hours, which we’d normally say is more than ample if you want to take it off for a weekend or even a long weekend… But, we don’t think you’ll be getting tired of a brand-new Rolex Cosmograph Daytona that soon.

Rolex CELLINI Date Watch

In the three Rolex Cellini dress watches of 2014, it can be said that the Rolex Cellini Date model may be the most beautiful. Of course, the Rolex Cellini time (which only means time) is clean and easy to pick, and the Cellini Dual Time offers a good travel watch for those who like to wear a tuxedo in their luggage, but the Cellini Date mixes the new Rolex guillotine Engraved dial aesthetic, with the usefulness of date indicator.

 595/5000 In fact, with three distinct Rolex Cellini models, each coming in different case materials and dial colors, Rolex has released a total of 12 new Cellini models for 2014.
595/5000 In fact, with three distinct Rolex Cellini models, each coming in different case materials and dial colors, Rolex has released a total of 12 new Cellini models for 2014.

I do not remember the last time the Rolex displayed the date on the dial pad and the disc in the window. In fact, Rolex invented the concept of Datejust’s original date window watch. If you prefer formal dress to be a bit more complicated and you know the date is still useful to you, then the Rolex Chebyni date is a very attractive product. Date dialing further helps to increase the character, otherwise it will be just a three-faced face. This extra information turns this dial into a deeper “watch area,” making it suitable for those who wish to obtain the date of Rolex Celeini, rather than their only timepiece, but as a supplement to many high-quality watches. .

Rolex’s new 39 mm wide Cellini case combines elements of the classic watch line with the popular Oyster case. In the case of 50 meters waterproof, Cellini is not an oyster, but its size is smaller. However, it carries a very thin version of the oyster ripple bezel, which adds another feeling to Rolex’s Rolex DNA.

The base Cellini Time watch has a more simple lacquered dial. Each of the dial colors is available with either the 18k white or Everose gold (a special 18k rose gold alloy that Rolex makes) case, which adds a welcome variety and level of consumer choice.
The base Cellini Time watch has a more simple lacquered dial. Each of the dial colors is available with either the 18k white or Everose gold (a special 18k rose gold alloy that Rolex makes) case, which adds a welcome variety and level of consumer choice.

At 39 mm wide, I think the Cellini case combines elegance and modernity in a satisfying manner, neither too big nor too small. Unlike the wider lugs on most Oyster Professional watches (such as Submariner), the lugs on the Cellini case are more sleek, making the wrist more compact. It feels like a few years ago, almost all Rolex watches come from metal bracelets. Now, with works like Rolex Cereni, we realize that we are more focused on adding shoulder straps to the Rolex wear experience.

Having said that, I can’t help but wonder if the bracelet might look like it was designed for the new Cellini series. However, the shoulder strap is very beautiful, with a Rolex signature (and crown), made of black or brown crocodile.

The off-center date dial offers a new look for the brand, and adds a new way to tell the date even if it isn’t strictly speaking as convenient as a digital date window.
The off-center date dial offers a new look for the brand, and adds a new way to tell the date even if it isn’t strictly speaking as convenient as a digital date window.

Just like day/day (unlike Datejust), the Rolex Cellini series will be exclusively available in precious metals. These are not now jeweled watches, but one of the thinnest configurations of Rolex watches. Despite this, they still have a self-made Rolex automatic mechanical movement.