Posts Categorized: Rolex

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10 Things to Know About Rolex

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Rolex is the world’s most widely recognized luxury watch brand. That global recognition is the product of decades of success in a range of fields, from early timekeeping records to a string of important firsts, not to mention film appearances and associations with James Bond, Paul Newman, and other notables. Here are 10 key things […]

An open letter to the Swiss watch industry

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Dear Swiss watch industry, dear Swiss brands, dear CEOs of Swiss manufactures, I love you! Yes, I do love everything the Swiss watch industry represents, everything that is behind the idea of this secular artistry – the heritage, the traditions, the craftsmanship, the attention to details, this innovative spirit linked to a strong respect for […]

Vintage-watch-loving, Howie Kendrick

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If you’re a fan of vintage watches, and you happen to be on Instagram, then you likely know the username “HKendrick47.” You might not, however, know who this vintage-watch-loving, Leica-shooting man really is. Howie Kendrick, or Howard Kendrick, as his friends call him, is truly one of the friendliest guys you’ll ever meet, inside or […]

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Rolex Inconic Day-Date Is Endowed With New Functions Now

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The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date came to be known as the “Presidents’ Watch”, sported by presidents, particularly American presidents, which bestowed upon it a powerful aura of prestige beyond its primary functions. At the time it was launched in 1956, the Day-Date symbolized the pinnacle of Rolex’s watchmaking artistry. By then, the brand had already […]

A Selection Of Elegant Watches From Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek, And Rolex

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This week’s Bring A Loupe will explore a new side of horology, featuring thin and elegant watches that would go so well with a smoking jacket. Expect some great pieces from the most renowned manufactures at tackling slimness issues – Jaeger-LeCoultre and Piaget of course, but also Rolex, with the forgotten Veriflat. For the chrono addicts, get ready for an outstanding Heuer Autavia and a very full set Rolex […]

With Matt Jacobson

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You don’t meet people like Matt Jacobson often – but when you do, you remember them. You remember Matt not because he’s a Silicon Valley celebrity like a Kevin Rose or his longtime friend and colleague Mark Zuckerberg, but because of the way he lives his life with purity and passion. Matt Jacobson was the […]

With The Rolex Oyster Perpetual In 36 MM

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This week I am taking it back to basics with the Rolex 36 mm Oyster Perpetual. Earlier in the year, we reviewed the new 39mm Oyster Perpetual released at Baselworld 2015, so I decided to review the smaller 36 mm women’s version that was released in 2014. Despite encountering (and admiring) a number of Rolex wristwatches throughout my career, I have personally never […]

Great Vintage Watches From Universal Geneve, Heuer, Cartier, And Rolex

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This week’s Bring A Loupe will present you a handful of great vintage chronographs from Universal Geneve, Heuer and Enicar. We will also cover a sporty Rolex Explorer that traveled magnificently through time, as well as a very elegant Cartier with a twist. This is your Bring a Loupe for September 4, 2015. An Early Rolex Explorer II In NOS Condition The Explorer II […]

Hands-On: With The 50th Anniversary Rolex Cosmograph Daytona In Platinum Reference 116506 (Live Pics, Full Details, Pricing)

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What’s there to say about this watch? A lot, really. The Daytona is arguably the most sacred watch to Rolex collectors, rivaled only perhaps by the Submariner. And coming into Basel World 2013, expectations for a 50th anniversary Daytona were really, really high.  The assumption was, for some reason, that we’d see something that would […]