Rolex Just Dropped a New Dive Watch, Rated at 12,800 Feet. Seriously

No often you see a new Rolex being released especially one that has a depth rating of over 12,000 feet. This Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge celebrates James Cameron’s super deep diving missions. Yes, there is going to be the Mother of All Waiting Lists for this one. The 44mm case watch has the 32 series…

Are Rolex Homage Watches Worth Buying?

It’s an interesting question because even if you have nine or ten grand lying about spare, you may well struggle to buy a Rolex Sub or GMT homage this side of Renata battery expiry date. That’s 2024 by the way. So if you just want the Rolex look, and don’t care about the Chinese assembly…

Rainforest Rolex Datejust? Hmm, Maybe Not

Those – like us at NWC magazine – who have said the Oyster Perpetual Datejust was something of a Honda Jazz, in that it didn’t really change its style in 20 years, have to pipe down as new dial options appear for 2021. Including a palm, or rainforest green effect. It’s great to embrace something…

2020 Rolex Oyster: Are Offbeat Dial Colours The Smart Choice?

The Rolex watch market has its own rules, mainly unwritten and often propelled by rumours as much as real demand from collectors. It’s kinda like the stock market; lots of companies and rich guys are constantly hedging their bets to try and beat the next spike in demand, and that drives the price of the…

New 41mm Oyster Perpetual Is a Smart Move by Rolex

Rolex has completely revamped their classic Oyster Perpetual model; more power reserve, new movements, plus a 41mm case size which many gents will see as being a better fit than a 36mm model of old. Here’s the press info. Rolex presents the new generation of its Oyster Perpetual watches and brings a new model to…

Auction News: Omega Classics Dominate Gardiner Houlgate Sale

The latest auction held by Gardiner Houlgate was definitely of interest to Omega collectors, with the majority of watches sold being from the famous Swiss brand. Omega remains a popular choice and it’s interesting to see how some models are rapidly appreciating in value, whilst more basic models like the Geneve watches from the 60s…

Real vs Fake Rolex? Show and Tell

In my trade I get to see plenty of watches, including a few Rolex models, arguably the most faked watch brand in the world. Here are some typical differences between the real deal and a very nice replica. The Bracelet. Don’t start by examining the dial because dials are easy to manufacture by comparison to…