To demonstrate the month of the year, Rolex inserted a small aperture to the conveniently existent 12 indices used to show the hour in many watches. So, to demonstrate the month of March, a small aperture on the outside of the 3 o’clock indicator is colored to contrast with the dial’s color. It’s a really intuitive way to browse the month plus a clever method of displaying it without adding clutter. The reddish color used to show the month is echoed at the triangle that indicates the GMT time, and it seems good in a different way with every one of the dial colours: blue, black, white, and champagne on these new “Rolesor” Rolex Sky-Dweller watches.The other aspect of this Rolex Sky-Dweller that is revolutionary is the patented Rolex Ring Controller invention which uses the bezel for a type of multi-switch allowing just the crown to be utilised to be able to switch the time and the date. By turning the Rolex Sky-Dweller fluted bezel per quarter turn until it clicks, the crown is now able to be used to rapidly alter the hour ahead and backward.Turn it a more quarter turn and now you can alter the minutes hand, hacking the seconds hand. Switch it, and now the crown can be used to quickly cycle forward and backward, which will also move the month indicator as the date moves 30 or 31, depending on the current month. Supplying all these functions from the annual calendar/GMT Rolex Sky-Dweller watch is the Rolex caliber 9001 that has a 3-day power reserve.As we mentioned, using stainless steel and gold Rolesor versions, Rolex is basically offering a much cheaper version of its most complicated watch (and one of its most expensive). I think it’s easy to view it as the reply to the question nobody asked, but that is a little cynical in my perspective, as I really believe there are buyers looking for something more upmarket & more character than the Datejust. The version with yellowish golden mention 326933 goes to get a bit more at a cost of CHF 16,300 and offers also three dial variants: champagne, white, or black.Either way you go these will result in a good travel companion or regular business watch together with the Rolex unique fluted bezel look, at a modern-sized 42mm instance, and with a complex in-house Rolex movement.
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First and foremost, the Rolex Watches 5678 Replica Cosmograph Daytona, using a reference number 116520, is a luxury watch. It has the excellent Rolex craftsmanship and layout you would anticipate from Rolex. It does intend to send mixed signals such as the sporty elements and also the sapphire crystal scratch resistant but not water resistant. But if you want to look stylish inside, this watch is a great choice.From that a horological perspective, the most fascinating feature of the Rolex Daytona is that the movement inside the classic case. Together with the 4130, Rolex ties a elite club composed of a couple of watch companies that can claim to produce the movements for every watch they market. The grade 4130 uses a column wheel layout just like the other high-end chronograph moves which would control and engage the functionality of this chronograph. Rolex uses an avant-grande vertical friction coupling for joining the column wheel works. This different design feature is observable once the chronograph seconds hand is demanded. The chronograph secondhand shows a smooth start and can be free of this staggered movement so ordinary of additional mechanical chronographs. This isn’t solely a cosmetically appealing feature; more eloquent chronograph hand signifies timekeeping with split-second precision. Furthermore, a ‘luxury’ watch would not be a luxury watch unless it’s an automatic movement. Certainly, you will find fine quartz watches out there, but for real luxury, you need to go with an automated movement mechanism which this watch owns. In addition, it has a fantastic bit of its screw down crown as it brings a elegant touch to what could otherwise be a design that is a little too sporty.
Initially only available in golden with prices between CHF 35,000 and CHF 45,000, these brand new gold and steel Rolex Sky-Dweller versions are far less, which range between CHF13,700 into CHF16,300 which basically fills in the marketplace between the Datejust and the President (while being competitive and sporty compared to Yacht-Master watch). It’s a Rolex that isn’t as ubiquitous as the Datejust 41 for not an absurd quantity of cash more (the steel and gold Datejust 41 prices $12,700).At 42mm broad, it is one of those bigger Rolex watches out there which alone likely presents a lot of appeal to people who prefer a larger case – and it’s a 100m of water resistance to boot. Together with the fluted bezel, it appears unmistakably Rolex, which is also an important element in most people’s Rolex purchase decisions.The first creation Rolex Sky-Dweller’s prohibitive cost and the fact that it only came on a leather strap retained the watch from breaking through to a wider market segment, however I wouldn’t be surprised if you start to see far more of them now. They look great in person, and also using indices instead of Arabic or Roman numerals make the dial look a great deal sleeker and less disorienting (than a ring of numbers around the off-center 24-hour disk). I believe comparing the two images above will help illustrate the more informal and less, let’s say, “formal” feel and look of these new pieces, further aided by the bracelet option.I think it is logical to discuss the Rolex Sky-Dweller a bit more since it isn’t a piece most people are really too familiar with. When it was released in 2012, the Rolex Sky-Dweller came as a small shock to the watch world, since Rolex will be quite conservative and primarily introduces new watches just with minimal variations or small updates. Together with the new model and movement Rolex had made available for the first time, an yearly calendar and next time zone view was notably innovative for two big reasons.
Though the reference amount stays fixed as 214270, a closer look will suggest a considerable refresh versus the present generation that has been proclaimed in 2010. The 2016 Rolex Explorer maintains the 39 mm sizing, as well as the case utilizes their 904L steel being a Rolex sports model. Additionally, the movement stays consistent with the functioning a Caliber 3132 Superlative Chronometer, an automatic motion with 48 hours of power reserve, a Paraflex shock absorption and a Parachrom blue hairspring.It doesn’t take much to disrupt the design using a minimal and function-driven artistic like this of the Rolex Explorer. The former version that was the 214270 up to Baselworld 2016 wore beautifully, but some of the magic was mislaid with the movement from the 36 mm using a mention of 14270 into 39 mm. The Rolex Explorer returns to the proportions and design of the 14250 with the newest 214270. This watch is meant for people who yearn to have a no-frills timepiece that supplies them only the specific things they need. The plainness of this timepiece is only striking, with its silver-colored bracelet and case supporting this view to stand out without being too annoying. Coupled with a black dial that appears with silver dials, it’s difficult not to neglect it even from a range. Its performance has to impress over any individual who appreciates how a single-minded watch works despite the fact that this type of timepiece doesn’t have a chronograph function.Although often acknowledged as an “entry” option in the lineup as of its reasonable price tag, the Air-King nonetheless does not sacrifice on quality. It unites all of the advanced technologies, classic lines and supreme excellent craftsmanship that are identical using the Rolex name. Amusingly, now confessed little at 34 mm, its hefty yet slick structure delivers it a hugely famous choice to this day for both men and women. It features Rolex’s fantastic in-house made 3130 oysters endless, self-winding movement, created to provide the power of natural wrist motions to render a solid root of power.
. Wait for this… Oysterflex rubber band. The 3 versions will come in yellow gold, white gold, and Everose (the proprietary Rolex Watches Video Replica Pink golden), all of that will possess the caliber 4130 movement which has been upgraded to the Rolex Superlative Chronometer Certificate of being true to +2/-2 seconds per day.The combination of Cerachrom dial, gold, and the Oysterflex presents a refreshing of the Rolex Daytona which I am not sure many people expected and we will really be able to give you a true reporting of those watches look like once we share our hands on images with you shortly. I have a feeling there is going to be a wholesome mix or “love it or hate it” extremes in opinion here, that is something I love.For those not acquainted with exactly what the Oysterflex bracelet is, I’ll let our description of it from when it was introduced do the job: “The structure of the bracelet starts with a metal “blade” (a ceramic nickel alloy) which makes a foundation shape and allows it to fit securely. One of the most interesting elements on the strap would be the “fins” underneath that are made to create a cushion between the strap and your own wrist. This allows for your own wrist to expand and contract a little while the strap stays comfortable and comfortable, and also can help vent the inner area of the strap a bit on hot days. It’s a great feeling strap made out of an ‘elastomer’ substance which is joined to an 18k rose gold deployant clasp.”
For much of its history, the Rolex Cellini line has been little loved. They had esoteric names – Danaos, Cestello and the radioactive Cellinium come to mind – and watches cases that were not Oysters.
Enter the Cellini Moonphase, the least Cellini-esque Cellini ever. Introduced last year, the Cellini Moonphase was the first Rolex with a moon phase since the 1950s. That should have been a big deal.
Rolex has banished the italicised “Cellini” on the dial, making the Moonphase the only Cellini that isn’t labelled as such. Name calling aside, the Cellini Moonphase is actually a strikingly well executed watch. In fact, it is practically an Oyster in all but name.
Oyster in disguise
The 39mm case is well proportioned, verging on being thick but not quite. It is also typical Rolex Oyster in form – a tonneau shape with a round bezel, built with outstanding rigidity and robustness. Its origins are also evident in the profile, with the lugs tapering downwards to a pointed tip. The case is also water-resistant to 50m, not quite Oyster territory but close enough.
Both the bezel and case back have signature Oyster fluted rims, while the domed back is reminiscent of a Rolex “Ovettone”, the largish 1950s watches that were close relations of the Datejust.
The vintage feel extends to the crown, which has a slight onion shape. The sapphire crystal is slightly domed, but it’s so slightly as to be almost imperceptible. An obvious dome would have contributed to a more retro feel.
Even the recessed pusher for the moon phase is robustly constructed, surrounded by a raised lip, presumably to prevent the stylus from sliding when setting the moon phase.
Like nearly all current Rolex cases, it is entirely mirror finished, unlike the earlier generations of cases that had contrasting brushed and mirrored surfaces. While the uniform surface is easier to refinish during servicing, it isn’t quite as refined as a varied finish.
Starry but orderly
But the best part of the watch is the dial. To start with it is well proportioned, with the chapter rings and moon phase properly placed, without any clumsy overlapping. That’s not just good design, but it also means the movement was designed to fit the case and dial.
The surface is a glossy white lacquer, with exceptionally crisp printing, right down to the serifs of the numerals. Like all other Cellini watches, the minute track intersects the baton hour markers. At first glance it feels unconventional, but it settles in well. And it also makes sense, since it puts a border between the date and minute tracks.
The baton hour markers are notable for being split lengthwise, yet they line up perfectly. The narrowness of the markers, which are 18k pink gold, means they are adhered to the dial rather than attached with pins, and the perfect alignment would imply they are applied mechanically, rather than by hand. The result is fine, yet precise.
The dial design feels radial, a sensation enhanced by the four hands in the centre. All the hands are 18k pink gold, save for the blued steel pointer for the date.
Naturally the highlight is the moon phase at six, smartly done in a combination of materials. The blue disc is fired enamel, evidenced by the slight unevenness of the surface visible under magnification, while the stars are printed in a granular metallic lacquer. The enamel disc is an unusual but pleasing old-fashioned choice of material, given Rolex’s inclination towards technology.
The miniature moon jumps out, being strikingly silver thanks to the rhodium plating. It’s made of meteorite that’s been cut and then etched with acid to bring out the streaky Widmanstätten pattern of the iron crystals that make up the material.
It’s worth pointing out the meteorite moon is domed, rather than flat, making it an impressive bit of micro-machining.
Functionally the watch is straightforward. The moon phase is adjusted via the pusher at eight o’clock – being able to do it via the crown would have been a welcome addition – and is accurate to a day in 122 years, which is standard in watchmaking.
The cal. 3195 is self-winding and a Superlative Chronometer, meaning it’s been tested as a movement by COSC, and then again as a complete watch by Rolex. Superlative Chronometers are rated to an impressive -2 to +2 seconds a day, no doubt a triumph of the remarkable engineering and manufacturing at Rolex.
The power reserve is 48 hours, a number that’s practically the industry norm, but not as useful as the three days of the latest generation Rolex movements, like that found in the new GMT-Master II with Jubilee bracelet for instance.
Conveniently for frequent travellers, the hour hand is independently adjustable; that is also the method to set the date, both backwards and forwards. This means the time zone can be changed without affecting the time-setting.
But as with other Rolex watches with a second time zone hand, there is the slightest degree of play in the hour hand. In most other watches it doesn’t matter, since the hands are large, as are the hour markers. But on the Cellini Moonphase the lance-shaped hand ends in a sharp point, while the hour marker is equally narrow, meaning that the time has to be set carefully to so as to line up the hand and marker.
Like the watch case, the folding clasp, dubbed Crownclasp, is sturdily built and of top quality, closing with a crisp click. That being said, its ergonomics are not the best. The blades of the clasp are longer than the average folding buckle, which means it doesn’t sit as well.
And the stock strap is slightly plain, being a dark brown that doesn’t do much for the watch. The strap pictured is a custom burgundy hide that complements its colours better.
The final nit to pick is the box. The stylus for the moon phase is delivered in a small plastic cylinder, but the box lacks a recess to fit the stylus. It’s only worth a mention because everything else is so well thought out.
The qualities of the Cellini Moonphase are overwhelmingly positive. Its relative lack of desirability boils down to the name and unfair perception.
Imagine a watch exactly the same, except named the Oyster Perpetual Moonphase and paired with a Jubilee bracelet. Or take it a step further and do it only in stainless steel. Perhaps that idea has crossed someone’s mind at Rue François-Dussaud; it might sell rather well.