Category Archives: Rolex

Iconic Rolexes

Rolex is iconic in itself, but there are a few models that any watch lover will instantly recognize – and some most people can place but can’t name. Either way, these iconic Rolex models are the who’s who of the watch world. The Submariner The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner – commonly known simply as the Submariner – was first introduced in 1953 at Basel, and then at the 1954 Swiss Watch Fair. Submariners are specifically designed for diving and are known for their water resistance. Modern Submariners have 3 distinctions: Water Resistance: Water resistance of up to 1,000 feet- thanks Read More →

Jewelry Gift Guide: Mom and Dad

Every year during the holidays, many jewelry stores seem to focus on getting jewelry for certain loved ones on your list. In most cases, that seems to be limited to that special woman in your life. In fact, it almost seems like many jewelry stores are suggesting that this time of the year is the ideal occasion to pop the question and craft a marriage proposal. While this is definitely a memorable time of the year which makes it the perfect time to buy jewelry for that special woman in your life, there is no reason why you should have Read More →

Rolex isn’t the Only Meteorite Watch in Town

“One in a million.” It’s an ideal that most of us strive for yet very few achieve. It’s fair to say, however, that if you’re sporting Richard Mille’s RM-018 Meteorite watch on your wrist, you’ve probably achieved one in a million status. Commissioned in partnership with the historic French jewelry house Boucheron, this is a timepiece that completely satisfies its seven-figure luxury status. Making the Meteorite Watch For starters, this distinguished timepiece has a price tag of exactly that figure, $1 million. This number makes perfect sense when you consider the origins of this limited edition luxury watch, of which Read More →

Is Eleven James the Netflix of Luxury Watch Rental? Nope.

Word on the gold-paved street is that there’s a new luxury for less player in town, and the buzz has just begun. Eleven James, dubbed as the Netflix or NetJets of luxury watches, is here to help you live beyond your means for a modest fee. The premise: pay a monthly membership fee for access to a collection of luxury watches that they’ll lend you for two month periods before you can swap it for another luxury watch. Membership starts at $249 for three watches per year ($449 for six) and grants you access to collections “The Afficionado” (IWC, Panerai, Read More →

History of the Rolex Oyster

Contrary to what many people may think, the Rolex Oyster is not a brand line. The term Oyster refers to a waterproof feature that put Rolex ahead of the pack in the luxury watch business. If there is a single feature that gave Rolex absolute advantage over its competitors, it must be the unveiling of the waterproof Oyster model. Much as it may not seem to be a big deal today, in the 1920’s a waterproof watch was a big dream. However in 1926, Hans Wilsdorf, a marketing genius and co-founder of the Rolex SA company broke the code and Read More →

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