It’s been almost a year since the release of the Rolex GMT Master II ‘Pepsi’ ref. 126710BLRO in stainless steel and we can’t wait any longer to see what Rolex will be unveiling at the end of the month during Baselworld 2019 from where we will be reporting live with all the novelties. Even though we are excited about all the Rolex novelties coming out this year, the most we are intrigued about is not necessarily that. While it is very likely that Rolex will release a new Milgauss or maybe a new GMT Master II ‘Coke’ and perhaps downsize the Explorer II to 40mm, what we can’t stop thinking about is how much longer the price bubble will hold before it bursts.
News: Rolex Becomes the Official Partner French Tennis Federation and the Official Timekeeper of the Roland-Garros Tournament
The French Tennis Federation —FFT— is proud to welcome Rolex as a Premium Partner and the Official Timekeeper of Roland-Garros. Within the framework of this new long-term partnership, the Swiss watchmaker also becomes an Official Partner of the FFT. Having been a loyal partner to the tennis world for the last forty years, Rolex will become a Premium Partner of Roland-Garros in 2019 and the Official Timekeeper for the Roland-Garros tournament in Paris. The bond between Rolex and tennis is built upon a shared passion for excellence, perfection, precision and elegance.
Rare Bird: Rolex GMT-Master ref. 16758 'SARU' for Sultanate of Oman. A Strikingly Beautiful Timepiece with Royal Provenance.
The Rolex GMT-Master is without a doubt one of the most renowned and sought after models when it comes to watch collecting. The GMT-Master ref. 16758 ‘SARU’ —referring to the sapphires and rubies on its bezel— is a lavishly set with diamonds, sapphires and rubies GMT Master that along with reference 6270 and 6269, was the earliest Rolex sports watch to feature any precious stones. This concept was incredibly daring in the 1980s, as tool watches and luxury gem-set timepieces resided in two separate spheres.
Insider: Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Dial ref. 126660 a.k.a James Cameron. Updated Reference with a new Bracelet and a new Movement.
First released in August of 2014 and updated this year, the new Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Dial ref. 126660 just got better if that's even possible at all. A tank of a watch with a 44 mm case and with an ultra thick case construction —17.7 mm thick—, this is the epitome of an ultra-resistant diver's watch engineered by Rolex to conquest the deep. Waterproof to a depth of 12,800 feet —3,900 meters—, the Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Dial ref. 126660 was initially released under reference 116660 to celebrate James Cameron’s historic solo dive documented on National Geographic’s 'DeepSea Challenge 3D' film.
Insider: Rolex GMT Master II Rolesor ref. 126711CHNR a.k.a 'Rootbeer'. A Watch Reminiscent of the Past in a Perfect Modern Execution.
Along with the new Rolex GMT Master II Everose Gold ref. 126715CHNR —reviewed here—, a Rolesor —two tone in stainless steel and everose gold— iteration of this new watch was also released during Baselworld 2018. As we've explained it before, the watch is nicknamed 'Rootbeer' because of its resemblance to the vintage Rolex GMT Master ref. 16753 with the same nickname and which you can see here.
Insider: Rolex GMT Master II Everose Gold ref. 126715CHNR a.k.a 'Rootbeer'. One of the Hottest Watches for the Summer and the Fall.
The Rolex GMT Master II Everose Gold ref. 126715CHNR a.k.a 'Rootbeer' —nicknamed as such because of its resemblance to the vintage Rolex GMT Master ref. 16753 with the same nickname and which you can see here— was released a few months ago at Baselworld 2018 and today, it is already commanding prices in the secondary market that are way above its retail price. This new watch along with the new GMT Master II Pepsi ref. 126710BLRO had already lined up as two of the hottest Rolexes for this summer.
Eye Candy: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Everose Rainbow ref. 116595RBOW. A True Masterpiece of Gem-Setting Like No Other.
After the huge success of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Rainbow in 18K yellow gold ref. 116598RBOW, comes a new iteration in Rolex Everose gold. The new version of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Rainbow in 18K Everose gold, features 36 hand-selected baguette-cut sapphires in rainbow hues on the bezel. With a perfect gradient in lieu of the emblematic tachymetric scale, the bezel is set with a gradation of sapphires in rainbow hues. The case is adorned with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds set into the lugs and crown guard, and the dial features 11 baguette-cut sapphire hour markers, each of which matches the color of the corresponding point on the bezel.
Baselworld 2018: Rolex GMT Master II Stainless Steel Pepsi ref. 126710BLRO. Everyone's Dream but on a Jubilee Bracelet.
Just released at Baselworld 2018, finally the stainless steel GMT Master II Pepsi that everyone would've wanted to see in 2014. With the same case size proportions of all other GMTs at 40 mm in diameter, the new Rolex GMT Master II ref. 126710 BLRO in stainless steel is equipped with a jubilee bracelet instead of an Oyster one. For those that took the plunge between 2014 and now and purchased the 18K white gold GMT Master Pepsi...
Baselworld 2018: Rolex GMT Master II White Gold Pepsi ref. 116719BLRO. Now with a Blue Dial, It Replaces the Previous Reference
Just released at Baselworld 2018 and with the same case size proportions at 40 mm in diameter, the new Rolex GMT Master II ref. 116719 BLRO in 18K white gold replaces the previous reference with the same number and letters and is now fitted with a dark blue dial. Additionally, Rolex has just released a new GMT Master II Pepsi in stainless steel with jubilee bracelet, crushing the heart of all owners of the same watch in 18K white gold released in 2014.
Baselworld 2018: Rolex GMT Master II Everose Rolesor ref. 126711CHNR. The New Two-Tone GMT as Close as Possible to the Old Root Beer.
With the same case size proportions at 40 mm in diameter, a new two-tone iteration of this watch makes its appearance. Now in Everose Rolesor, the new Rolex GMT Master II ref. 126711CHNR just made its debut at Baselworld 2018. The watch is really nice in person but the bezel is black and brown instead of gold and brown as the previous iterations of the GMT Master Root Beer. Still a gorgeous new GMT for those that love vintage inspired modern watches.
Same case size proportions and now in Everose 18K gold, the new Rolex GMT Master II ref. 126715CHNR just made its debut at Baselworld 2018. The watch is really nice in person but the bezel is black and brown instead of gold and brown as the previous iterations of the GMT Master. More images to come up including wristshots.
Jordan Spieth’s rise to golf prominence can be traced back to the athletic family into which he was born in 1993 in Dallas, Texas. A left-handed pitcher, Spieth gave up baseball at age 12 to focus on golf and quickly became one of the most heralded junior players. Winning two U.S. Junior Amateur Championships he's the second player after Tiger Woods to ever win multiple Juniors. A first-team All-American three times for the American Junior Golf Association —AJGA.
Insider: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Oysterflex Bracelet ref. 116518LN, 116519LN and 116515LN. Hands-on Review and How to Size the Oysterflex.
Just released in March at Baselworld 2017, the new Rolex Cosmograph Daytona with Oysterflex bracelet is available in three different 18K gold case options. While reference 116518LN sports an 18K yellow gold case, reference 116519LN is fitted with an 18K white gold case and lastly reference 116515LN with an 18K Everose case. While all three new models are fitted with the same black Oysterflex rubber strap, the look of each of them is very unique and extremely sporty.
Insider: Rolex Sky-Dweller White Rolesor ref. 326934. Hands-on with a Long Awaited Stainless Steel Model.
The new Rolex Sky-Dweller White Rolesor reference 326934 with its combination of stainless steel and 18K white gold bezel is a watch that many were hoping for since the launch of the first Sky-Dwellers in 2012. Released at Baselworld 2017, this new stainless steel Sky-Dweller is the perfect watch for those that were dreaming of owning a Sky-Dweller one day but that couldn't afford it because of its steep price tag —$48,850 USD for the Everose model on bracelet we reviewed here.
Rare Bird: Rolex Triple Calendar ref. 6062 in Stainless Steel with Moonphases and Two-Tone Dial. A $2 Million USD Watch that is a True Watch Collectors Dream.
Last month we had the pleasure of perusing this rare bird. The Rolex Triple Calendar ref. 6062 from 1953 that sold at the Phillips Watches Geneva Watch Auction FIVE for almsot $2 Million USD is one of the most expensive 6062s ever sold at auction. With the interior of its case back stamped III.53, this Rolex ref. 6062 measures 36 mm in diameter and is fitted with a stainless steel case and a two-tone dial.
Released in March at Baselworld 2017, the new Rolex Sea-Dweller ref. 126600 50th anniversary is finally making its way to the Rolex authorized dealer network. Revisited for its 50th anniversary with a bolder 43 mm case this new Red Sea-Dweller was a dream come true for all those lovers of Red Subs and Double Red Sea-Dwellers. Fitted with a matte black dial and graduated cerachrom bezel, the Sea-Dweller ref. 126600 is ready to be the perfect diver's companion all the way down to 1,220 meters or 4,000 feet down the ocean.
Rolex Triple Calendar ref. 6062 'Bao Dai' Sells for $5.1 Million USD. The Most Expensive Rolex Ever Sold at Auction.
Last Sunday May 14th, 2017, this Rolex Triple Calendar ref. 6062 a.k.a 'Bao Dai' from 1952 sold at the Phillips Watches Geneva Watch Auction FIVE for $5.1 Million USD making it the most expensive Rolex ever sold at auction. But what makes this watch so valuable and special? Well, it is all about its provenance. Following the Indochina war in 1954, the world powers meet in Switzerland to negotiate with the Viet Minh on the future of Vietnam.
Rolex Paul Newman Daytona ref. 6263 a.k.a 'The Legend' from 1969 Sells for $4.18 Million USD. A New World Record for Any Rolex Daytona Sold at Auction.
Setting a new world record for any Rolex Daytona ever sold at auction and holding now the second place for the most expensive Rolex wristwatch ever sold at auction, lot number 237 at the Phillips Watches Geneva Watch Auction FIVE was sold for CHF3,722,000 Swiss Francs plus buyer's fees totaling CHF4,168,640 Swiss Francs —$4,182,023 USD— yesterday evening Sunday May 14th, 2017. This ultra rare 18K yellow gold Rolex Daytona Paul Newman ref. 6263 nicknamed 'The Legend' fitted with a 'lemon' grené dial and with case back stamped 6239 had an original estimate of CHF 800,000-1,600,000 Swiss Francs.
What everyone was waiting for, a single red Sea-Dweller makes its appearance at Baselworld 2017. The Sea-Dweller ref. 126600 is revisited for its 50th anniversary in a bolder 43 mm case. Rolex is introducing the latest generation of its Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller, a legend among professional divers’ watches created 50 years ago in 1967. The new Sea-Dweller features a larger, 43 mm case and the new calibre 3235, at the forefront of watchmaking technology and employed for the first time in a Rolex Professional category watch.
Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Everose Rolesor Two-Tone ref. 116621 Chocolate Dial. Hands-on with a Delicious Piece of Rolex Goodness.
As we approach Baselworld 2017 happening in less than a week, we bring you our hands-on review of one of the Rolex watches that didn't get much attention after its release at Baselworld 2016. The Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Everose Rolesor ref. 116621 with chocolate dial is the first watch in the Yacht-Master family to ever feature Everose Rolesor —Rolex's two-tone combination of 904L steel and 18K Everose gold. This new model maintains all design elements of the Yacht-Master with large hour markers and broad hands with a stunning combination of gold coveted for its luster and nobility and stainless steel to reinforces strength and reliability.