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Rolex Cellini Date Gold 18k 39mm Reference 50515

Rolex Cellini Date Gold 18k 39mm Reference 50515 The Cellini Date models add a date function via a hand on a small sub‑dial, blending practicality and elegance. All the new Cellini models feature a high-precision self-winding mechanical movement, certified as a chronometer and entirely manufactured by Rolex. In the purest traditional style, these watches are available only with shiny black or brown alligator leather straps stitched, remborded and with an 18 ct gold buckle; a fitting reward for the sheer elegance...

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer 39mm Reference 214270

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer 39mm Reference 214270 The new Oyster Perpetual Explorer imparts a fresh elan to the sober, clean lines that have long established it as an icon. The smooth bezel in 904L steel is robust yet elegant, and in perfect harmony with the Explorer’s iconic heritage. Model case: Oyster, 39 mm, steel Oyster architecture: Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown Diameter: 39 mm Material: 904L steel Bezel: Smooth Winding crown: Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire Water-resistance: Waterproof to 100 metres...

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Rolex Oyster 40mm Steel Perpetual Milgauss Reference 116400GV

Rolex Oyster 40mm Steel Perpetual Milgauss Reference 116400GV The Milgauss has remained faithful to its scientific heritage and unique identity as it has evolved. With its clean lines and evocative orange seconds hand, shaped like a lightning bolt to echo the original model, the Milgauss is recognisable at a glance. Model case: Oyster, 40 mm, steel Oyster architecture: Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown Diameter: 40 mm Material: 904L steel Bezel: Smooth Winding crown: Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system Crystal:...

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Rolex Oyster 42mm Perpetual Explorer II Reference 216570

Rolex Oyster 42mm Perpetual Explorer II Reference 216570 The call to adventure is often driven by a determination to contribute knowledge culled from regions where few are brave or intrepid enough to venture. Rolex continues to be a key part of these expeditions, working side by side with those whose life’s passion takes them from fundraising galas to snow-pelted tents. Tough and yet elegant, the Rolex Explorer II is a guide, a tool and a companion that opens doors to the...

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ROlex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II Reference116681

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II Reference116681 The Yacht-Master II’s bold and distinguished marine character is firmly in line with the spirit of the Oyster Professional watches. The regatta chronograph’s clear display epitomises Rolex's constant attention to detail. Its red-contoured countdown arrow and the seconds hand are readable at a glance against the dedicated 10‑minute countdown graduation on the dial and the graduations on the bezel. Model case: Oyster, 44 mm, steel and Everose gold Oyster architecture: Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and...

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Rolex Cellini Time Cellini Time Reference 50509

Rolex Cellini Time Cellini Time Reference 50509 The Cellini Time models are the quintessential expression of a watchmaking classic, the guardian of hours, minutes and seconds. All the new Cellini models feature a high-precision self-winding mechanical movement, certified as a chronometer and entirely manufactured by Rolex. In the purest traditional style, these watches are available only with shiny black or brown alligator leather straps stitched, remborded and with an 18 ct gold buckle; a fitting reward for the sheer elegance of...

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II Reference 116710BLNR

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II Reference 116710BLNR Although the GMT-Master was designed essentially for professional use, its combination of peerless functionality and rugged good looks has attracted a wider travelling public. As well as appreciating its ability to display different time zones, these travellers admire the robustness and versatile appearance that make the GMT‑Master eminently suitable for globetrotting and, indeed, for any occasion. Model case: Oyster, 40 mm, steel Oyster architecture: Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown Diameter: 40 mm Material:...

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller Reference 326935

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller Reference 326935 A distinctive technological masterpiece protected by 14 patents, the Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller provides the information global travellers need to keep track of time at a glance. Launched in 2012, the Sky-Dweller is a compelling timepiece of revolutionary design that blends to perfection mechanical sophistication and ease of use. Model case: Oyster, 42 mm, Everose gold Oyster architecture: Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown Diameter: 42 mm Material: 18 ct Everose gold Bezel: Fluted, bidirectional rotatable Rolex...

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 Reference 228206

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 Reference 228206 At Baselworld 2015, Rolex introduced the new generation of its most prestigious model, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date, featuring a modernized design with a 40 mm case as well as a new mechanical movement, calibre 3255. The Day-Date 40 redefines the status of Superlative Chronometer, established by Rolex in the late 1950s, with criteria for accuracy on the wrist that are twice as exacting as those for an officially certified chronometer. Model case: Oyster, 40...

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 Reference116655

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 Reference116655 The Yacht-Master is revered for its casual yet purposeful allure. The large hour markers and broad hands are reserved for Professional models and remain extremely readable in all situations. The Yacht-Master is at home on deck on the open sea as well as on land in an elegant yacht club lounge. Model case Model case: Oyster, 40 mm, Everose gold Oyster architecture: Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown Diameter: 40 mm Material: 18 ct Everose gold Bezel:...

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Five Affordable Hamilton Watches for New Collectors

Founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1892, Hamilton watches became synonymous with precision timekeeping, supplying pocketwatches to railroads, marine chronometers for ships, and clocks for aircraft. Today, Swiss-owned Hamilton offers a wide range of timepieces at accessible prices. Here are five models we can recommend for new collectors. Pilot Pioneer Auto Hamilton’s Pilot Pioneer watches are inspired by timepieces the company manufactured for the British Royal Air Force in the 1970s. There’s a chronograph version, but we’ve selected the time-and-date model because, at...

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Christopher Ward’s New Trident Chronograph

UK-based Christopher Ward has just unveiled the first chronograph version of its Trident Diver (see review here). Powered by a Valjoux 7750 (with small seconds on a disk) this 43-mm watch offers a water-resistance of 600 meters, a blue ceramic bezel insert and an integrated helium release valve (or “helium valve release,” according to the photo below) at 9 o’clock. The Christopher Ward C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600 is available with a blue rubber strap or a stainless-steel bracelet; prices start at...

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Saturation Diving – Helium Valves – and “Extreme” Dive Watches

In another installment in our series on the basics of divers’ watches, Diveintowatches.com explains why some dive watches have built-in helium-release valves and why others don’t. We also explain why each type is perfectly OK, depending on the type of diving you do. Comparing “diving” as most people know it to “saturation diving” is a bit like comparing an amateur bicyclist to a professional construction worker. They might share the same environment and the same need to breathe, but other...

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“Sound” Investments – 10 Notable Minute Repeaters and Chiming Watches

One of the most difficult watch complications to produce, a minute repeater transforms a watch from mere timekeeping device to miniature music box. Below we take a look at 10 minute repeaters — and other, even more sophisticated chiming watches — that are more than just bells and whistles. The newest version of the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Striking Time has a rose-gold case and hands and a silver dial. Unlike most repeaters and other chiming watches, it has its...

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For Vintage Watch Fans – 5 Iconic Omega Watches

From the “Fratello Friday” archives, we present this post focusing on five iconic Omega watches. Of course, many models from this brand could be considered iconic, but for the purposes of this list, I narrowed it down to five Omega watches that I consider most important to the brand or to the world of watches in general. 1. Omega Speedmaster Professional I can’t think of an Omega watch that better fits the definition of an icon than the so-called “Moonwatch.” There are...

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Hands-On Review – Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph

A few years ago, Patek Philippe introduced a new Ref. 5980/1A with a white dial (for laymen: that’s the Nautilus Chronograph). We at Monochrome Watches were a bit surprised to discover, at Baselworld 2014, that Patek had already discontinued the steel 5980/1A model and replaced it with a steel Nautilus Chronograph with a second time zone, like the one in the Aquanaut Travel Time Ref. 5164. That means that the 5980/1A-019 (the white-dial Nautilus Chrono) will have been in production for...

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10 Watch Brands That Make Their Own Metals

We’re all familiar with the most popular materials for watch cases — steel, rose gold, titanium, et cetera. But what about Rolesium, Ceragold, and Powerlite? While many watch brand take great pride in making their own cases, movements and dials, only a handful have gone the extra mile and actually invented their own materials, mostly for use in cases, but sometimes even for parts inside the watch. Many of these have come about as watch brands invested in developing new...

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Join the #LightOfMyLife Instagram Sweepstakes

Winter is winding down, and love is in the air. As we welcome the light of spring, we’re saying goodbye to the blues and the gray days of winter! At Citizen, we have a special connection to light. Our watches are powered by light, so you never need a battery. Whether it be by natural sunlight or your desk lamp, your Eco-Drive can be charged anytime and anyplace. This month we’re inviting you to join us on the @CitizenWatchUS Instagram account...

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Valentine’s Day – What to Do & What to Wear

Valentine’s Day is a tricky holiday. Much like New Year’s Eve, the expectation bar for this particular day is raised entirely too high. We are so concerned with getting it right (or loathing its very existence because we’re single) that we have forgotten what this day is really all about. Love. Love doesn’t have to mean being in a Nicholas Sparks type of romantic relationship. What about love of your family, your friends, or your pets? What about showing love to...

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