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The Rolex for the Man who Loves Rolex but Wants to Stand Out

August 28, 2015


Anyone will swear by the enduring quality of Rolex. Your father had one, as did his and we all aspire to one in general. However, this well-founded desire for the brand sired by Hans Wilsdorf has led to its ubiquity and the surfeit growth of smaller boutique brands looking to individualise the iconic signature aesthetics […]

Why Would Rolex Sign Tiger Woods? Because He’s Not a Hasbeen.

October 26, 2011


On one hand, we have the world’s most famous recognizable watch brands—casting its lot with a dude many consider a moral reprobate or, worse, a has-been. Has the famously precise Swiss timepiece maker finally sproinged its own gears? What on earth is Rolex thinking? [via Slate] Slate’s take: Some have speculated that Rolex is “buying low,” stealing […]

Quality, Style, Respect: Make Your First Luxury Watch a Rolex

April 15, 2011


Let me start with a true story: Not too long ago (6 months give or take), a CEO who shall go unnamed was robbed. The muggers stripped him of literally everything, Cartier cufflinks included. They left him his $320,000 watch. The reason? Police surmise they were looking for a Rolex or didn’t recognise the brand […]

Orange With Envy: Rolex 216670 Orange Hand Explorer II

March 26, 2011


I think you need to reach a certain age before Rolex begins to hold a siren call for you. I recently turned 30 and it wasn’t for long before the Rolex bug bit. Alas, it was a vintage Rolex GMT Explorer II reference 1655 that caught my eye. Unfortunately, Rolex stopped making this eye catching […]