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Model Feature: The Rolex Sky-Dweller

Protected by 14 patents and launched in 2012, the Rolex Sky-Dweller was designed for the global traveler with extraordinary taste. It is the first Rolex with a dual time-zone display and an annual calendar, boasting an all-new 9001 automatic movement.

The 42mm Sky-Dweller is currently available only in 18 ct yellow, white, or Everose gold and your choice of an Oyster bracelet or leather strap.

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Model Spotlight: Rolex Submariner Date 16610

Chris and Jordan over at Watch Chest share their thoughts on the traditional style Rolex Submariner Date 16610. They give a little insight from first-hand experience to help guide men and women considering the Submariner. Thinking about starting or adding to your Rolex collection with the Submariner Date in stainless steel? Check out the video!

 

Find the Rolex Submariner Date 16610 here at watchchest.com!

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The Rolex Milgauss

In the middle of the 20th century, the world was abuzz with innovation, science, and technology like never before. It was the time of the space race, but we were also discovering how the universe works through even the tiniest particles. Science and this age of discovery inspired Rolex, and thus the spirit of the Milgauss was born.

What Does Milgauss Mean?

The Rolex Milgauss is known as the scientist’s luxury watch, as a Rolex timepiece that can withstand magnetic fields up to 1000 Gauss, as many scientists are exposed to higher fields than normal. The first generation developed in 1956, the name Milgauss originates from the the French “mille”, meaning “thousand”, and the magnetic field measurement of Gauss. The CERN (European Council for Nuclear Research) was one of the first scientific institutions to confirm that the Rolex Milgauss could resist the powerful magnetic fields. Other mechanical watches can be affected by a field of 50 to 100 gauss.

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Model Spotlight: Rolex Lady-Datejust Pearlmaster 80298 Triple Row Diamond

The Rolex Lady-Datejust Pearlmaster – even after all this time – still stands as my favorite lady Rolex. Whether in yellow or white gold, it doesn’t matter. It is the end-all be-all; the epitome of class and beauty. Perfectly understated and perfectly over-the-top.

Speaking of over-the-top, insert in the triple diamond Pearlmaster bracelet. Yes, triple. As if you already haven’t arrived when wearing the “regular” Pearlmaster models, in walks a triple row diamond bracelet.

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History of the Rolex Yacht-Master

The Rolex Yacht-Master is a relatively new model for the famous Swiss watch company, launching the first model (the 18k yellow gold 16628) in 1992. With its sporty features, this solid gold Rolex Yacht-Master became an instant success. More options were soon made available and Rolex subsequently produced a two-tone, stainless steal, and mid size Rolex Yacht-Master models. Continue Reading

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Model Spotlight: Rolex Datejust Lady 31mm 178240

I think what makes the online buying experience even easier is having access to helpful information and sound advice as you make your Rolex selection. Today’s Spotlight is on the Rolex Datejust Lady 31mm 178240, a model that is often overlooked or perhaps not well known. While I discuss the factory specifications, I’ve also included the simple observations and opinions I’ve made about this model in particular over the years; hopefully providing a little more real-world perspective than what you would find in a Rolex pamphlet.

Before I Begin

We rattle off a model’s reference numbers a lot when talking Rolex. Each number and how they are arranged mean something specific, allowing you to communicate most of the watch’s specifications in shorthand. So I thought I’d first give a reference number breakdown whenever I do a Spotlight. This applies to the 5- and 6-digit reference numbers. Continue Reading