Since the release of this watch at Baselworld last year, I have not seen the real thing. After a long booking and waiting, I finally waited for it.
Among the precious metal watches of Rolex, there are very few popular styles, except for the icelandi and green goldi. Because of the scarcity of the disk, the output is small, and it is also the object of the Rolex week-calendar series watch players who are keen to chase.
In the 1980s and 1990s, if you wanted to buy a popular style of Rolex’s weekly calendar, you might need to be tied to a steel Daytona that even pawnshops would not accept. The irony is that now if you plan to buy a hot black and white steel in the counter, the price you pay may require you to buy at least one diamond-encrusted women’s day calendar all-gold watch.
This is the impact of fashion trends on the value of watches. If you stretch the time axis to 10 years as a unit and look back at the fashion trends of watches, today’s popular steel watches, such as Water Ghost, Panda Di, etc. Nautilus, Royal Oak, these high-premium watches, may just be at the top of this wave of fashion trends.
But from the perspective of a watch manufacturer, the profitability of precious metal watches is much better than those of hot steel watches. This is particularly important for Rolex. For example, Rolex will deliberately limit the supply of steel water ghosts, and allow more consumers to choose second-tier water ghosts. After all, compared with the usage of precious metal materials, a price difference of more than 30% is where the real money is made.
Compared with other brands of formal watches, the Rolex Cellini series has always been on the street, and the week calendar, all made of precious metals, has played the role of Rolex’s flagship watch for more than half a century. The advantage of the day-of-week calendar is not in function, but in maintaining the reliability, sturdiness and water resistance of the Rolex watch, and at the same time, through the unique presidential chain design and the use of precious metal materials, the watch’s decoration and status symbol can be combined. For one.
In terms of collocation, the biggest advantage of the week calendar series is that whether you wear a bright suit, leather shoes and leather shoes, or a flowered shirt and shorts with flip-flops, this watch does not have any sense of contradiction and is very suitable for wearing. Compatibility and commuting strength, and at the same time have a high degree of recognition, is the reason why the week calendar series watches are so popular in the global market.
The protagonist of this purchase of watches is the 36mm week calendar gold watch 128238-0071 released at Baselworld 2019. This is a unisex size, equipped with a 3255 movement, 70 hours of power reserve, and 100 meters. Waterproof, the function is very simple, three hands plus a week and calendar display.
But it is also a watch that is not easy to buy, because its dial belongs to one of the special natural material dials in Rolex-turquoise dial. In the past few decades, Rolex has launched many special day calendar watches with natural materials, including malachite, solid wood fossils, natural meteorites, opals and so on.
The main feature of this type of watch is that the output is small and the natural material of the disc surface should be selected according to your own preferences. It does not have a fair market price like the popular sports models, and more often, when you want to buy it. , Is there any fate to find your favorite special dial watch?