You may not know your quartz from your mechanical, but it doesn’t take an expert to know who reigns supreme in the world of watches. With that iconic 5-point crown making its rightful claim, Rolex has definitively clinched the ‘Iron Throne’ of luxury watches.
Since its inception in 1905, Rolex watches have come to epitomise mastery in watchmaking –classical to point of being synonymous with luxury and elegance. From James Bond and David Beckham to Martin Luther King, Pablo Picasso and Barack Obama, Rolex has adorned the wrists and conquered the hearts of celebrities, luminaries and world leaders akin. Hands down, Rolex is the stuff of legends!
But exclusive collections aren’t easy to come across unless you hit one of the iconic Rolex stores in India, like http://www.ethoswatches.com/ or an able equivalent, for example.
For over a century now, Rolex has time and again proven why it tops the charts –with exquisite timepieces to show for, year after year –and this year is no different! Here’s a look at 2016’s top pickings:
Oyster Perpetual COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA (Steel)
The legendary chronograph is back again with a breath-taking upgrade! The black ceramic monobloc Cerachrom bezel on the new Daytona reminds us of the glory days of the iconic 1965 model.
Measuring speeds of up to 400 miles per hour, it’s no wonder that the Daytona has established itself as the most reliable timepiece in the realm of motor sports. The latest tweaks to the tachometric scale have only furthered the model’s reputation. Not to miss the oyster casing, Rolex watches’ secret weapon of waterproofness of up to 100 metres and the sapphire crystal that makes their watches virtually scratchproof. Powered by a chronographer calibre 4130, the Daytona is a vintage masterpiece, complete with self-winding mechanical movement. What more could you want of the new Daytona?
Oyster Perpetual LADY-DATEJUST 28 (Everose Gold & Diamonds)
Combine precious Everose gold (the brand’s very own patented rose gold alloy; yes, you heard that right, they make their own gold!) with durable, reliable steel and lustrous diamonds in the house of Rolex, and you have yourself the quintessential feminine watch! The marriage of gold and steel, of beauty and strength, has been a trademark Rolex feature wooing women since times immemorial.
The latest generation features a larger dial for greater functionality that still sits snugly on a lady’s wrist. Keeping time in timeless elegance, the new Lady-Date just now packs the Superlative Chronometer certification, assuring singular performance. The bracelet and clasp have been redesigned for increased comfort, ease, and finesse. The mother of pearl dials, encrusted with diamonds conceals the new generation self-winding mechanical movement. We’re absolutely smitten with this beauty! Aren’t you?
Oyster Perpetual DAY-DATE 40 (Everose Gold)
Through the years, with one stunning creation after the other, the Rolex watch Day-Date series has earned the rightful nickname as ‘the President’s watch’. The dependable choice of the most powerful and acclaimed men in the world celebrates its 60thanniversary edition in 2016. The addition of the signature Rolex green dial pays homage to the milestone.
Adding a modernised element to the design and mechanics, this time-trusted prestigious lineage keeps pace with changing trends –or rather, sets them! Waterproof oyster casing, scratchproof sapphire crystal, and new-gen perpetual calibre 3255 consummate this distinguished model in watch making excellence. The signature feature of the Day-Date is the President bracelet –recognisable from a mile away thanks to its standout design and finish.
CELLINI DATE (White Gold)
The traditional timepiece gets a contemporary make over we totally love!
Regal all the way, this royal blue beauty is a true gem in the 2016 luxury Rolex watches collection.
The no-fuss dial on the new Cellini Date points to the elegant simplicity of Rolex design that manage to wow us just the same. Blue alligator leather straps keep together the white gold dial. The date display set on the right appears to give a broader view (literally), of the time passing by, and time to come. A timepiece that not only tells time, but weaves poetry–a feat only Rolex watches are capable of!
Oyster Perpetual EXPLORER
Historically, the Explorer was crafted especially for Himalayan excursions –leading Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norway to summit the great Mt. Everest for the first time in history, carrying the legend of the Explorer to entirely unprecedented heights with them. Since, Rolex has further developed the Explorer with enhanced capabilities, resulting in the latest addition to the series this year –presenting the most reliable companion for all your adventures.
The new Explorer is absolutely luminescent –literally! The numerals, hour markers and hands of the watch create a chroma light display that makes them glow bright blue –offering greater legibility in greater style. And by now you know the waterproof oyster casing, scratchproof sapphire crystal, self-winding mechanical movement set al go without saying.
A class apart in aesthetics, design, technique and finesse, Rolex is indeed the king of luxury watches, and 2016’sadditions to their collection only reinstate the brand’s deserving spot. Tell us which one’s your favourite?