The Measure of Originality – Rolex
“He could not just wear a watch. It had to be a Rolex.” – Ian Fleming
There are only two things a guy needs to be considered a gentleman; a virtuous character and a Rolex. The brand reaches beyond trends and its models scream ‘classic’ from the introduction. Rolex watches are handcrafted and they offer style, panache and certainly, utility.
The number of prominent personalities who have or still wear the brand gives testament to its timeless quality. The limited editions to come out of their factory are only appreciated in value with time. It can be affirmed that nothing has captured the abstract nature of time itself but the timeless pieces by Rolex.
Rolex has dominated the luxury watch segment for over a century with irresistible style and unequalled functionality. The so-termed various competitors have tried to keep up with manufacturing watches for numerous purposes, but, fallen short almost with every piece. If you’re looking for such an instrument of Horology that suits your temperament, we bring you a list of 5 best-selling Rolex watches:
Equipped with a calibre 3187, a self-winding mechanical movement, the Explorer II is a treat crafted for real-life conditions. The 3187 is fitted with a Parachrom hairspring and Paraflex shock absorbers, offering greater resistance to shocks and to extreme conditions. The Explorer series is famously known for being essential for the modern-day go-getter. The watch functions well under extreme temperatures, proving to be better than a quartz watch. By no means does it feel out of place while working out or during everyday activities either.
YACHT MASTER II
Heeding the summons of aquatic adventures is inevitable. It’s not just a matter of keeping time with high and low tides, but, owning the right instrument is mandatory while sailing. Hover over the blue waters with the confidence of function and style this watch provides. It is crafted with 940L stainless steel used in aerospace technologies for maximum resistance to corrosion – a must in water sports. The dial features distinguished markers with a sporty convenience while immersed in a quick and agile activity.
The instruments to measure time aren’t instruments anymore, but fine pieces of jewellery. As time has progressed, the measures of time have evolved substantially. The Rolex Pearl Master is Rolex’s crowning jewellery watch. The aubergine hues dial is as subtle as it gets, symbolising wisdom for the wearer. Contrived with 18 carat gold hour markers, the dial is adorned with gems such as diamonds, sapphires, and rubies. It is the embodiment of individual stature at its best.
GMT MASTER II
Although initially created to woo the professionals, the GMT Master II has won endless hearts in the traveller’s community. As the traveller’s hour jumps up and down while taking distinctive flights, the hour hand can be adjusted independent to the other two, making it perfect to manage the time of different locations including the time zone at ‘home’. The black dial is the distinguishing image of Rolex and the hour markers are 18-carat gold to prevent tarnishing.
If you idolise the likes of Schumacher, take no aversion and believe when we say that your search has ended to flaunt the perfect watch while fulfilling your speedy needs. This pompous instrument allows racers to perfectly measure speeds up to 400 KMs per hour. Be sure that when you’re giving the thumbs up at the finish line, the cameras will capture the Oyster bracelet (perfect alchemy of form and function) on your wrist along with your triumphant countenance.
You know you’re wearing one of the best watches for men when the gems on the dial are placed by gemologists. But make sure of heading over to genuine watch retailers such as Ethos Watch Boutiques to buy your own timeless Rolex timepiece. There’s nothing but authenticity behind the mechanism that makes a Rolex tick and isn’t that what a gentleman wants? Originality?