The themes of luxury, material wealth and status feature prominently in hip hop music, with rap stars often making reference to the products they own in their songs, or showcasing them in their music videos. Indeed, many rappers are far from shy when it comes to talking about or showing off their luxury watch collections.
As a result, there is a great deal of interest in the types of watches rap stars wear, with Rolex being the most popular brand of them all. In this article, we take a look at some of the rappers who have been known to wear Rolex watches and detail precisely which Rolex watches they opt for.
Justin Bieber is one of the most popular and successful pop stars of his generation and in addition to his talents as a singer, the Canadian has established himself as an international sex symbol and has become known for his sense of style. Inevitably when someone achieves such a status, they generate interest in the things they wear.
Through his music videos and endorsement deals, Bieber has become associated with luxury items, and his watch collection has attracted attention too. In particular, the singer is known to be a fan of the Rolex brand. In this blog post, we look at some of the Rolex watches and other luxury timepieces he has been spotted wearing.
The Baselworld Fair is an international watch trade show, held each spring in Basel, Switzerland. Many of the industry’s leading names utilize the event to introduce new models into their collections and, as a result, it is always a hot topic for watch enthusiasts, who are excited to see what each manufacturer brings to the table.
Rolex is the world’s leading luxury watch manufacturer and the Swiss brand’s new additions are usually the most eagerly anticipated of all the models showcased at the event. In this article, we take a look at the stunning new timepieces that were unveiled by the company at Baselworld 2018.
Men’s Datejust watches with a black dial make a very good dress watch for every occasion. The black dial makes it easy to combine with many suits and dress shirt colors. With 41mm case size it is a substantial watch which is even slightly bigger than many of the most popular Rolex sports watch models such as the Submariner and Daytona. Within the Datejust 41 line, you have the choice of different bezel materials such as full stainless steel, white-gold and yellow-gold two-tone varieties. The bezel can be smooth domed or fluted. Finally you have the choice between the basic oyster wristband and the more elegant jubilee wristband. The dial markers can be stick-index markers or diamond. If we take the discontinued Rolex Datejust II Models into account, which are also 41mm size, you can in addition choose between Roman and Arabic numerals.
Black Dial: Stick Index vs. Diamond Hour Markers
The full stainless steel Datejust 41 is only available with stick-index hour markers. If you choose a white-gold or yellow-gold model, you gain the option to have diamond dial markers instead of the white-stick index hour markers. The black diamond set dial pulls forth the beauty of the diamonds. On average the diamond set dial increases the value of the Datejust by about $1500. Continue reading “Black Dial Rolex Datejust 41 – Buying Guide”→
Over the years, there has been great interest in the Rolex watches worn by celebrities. However, there has even greater interest in the precise models worn by a completely fictional character – James Bond. Although the character has been seen wearing Omega watches in his most recent outings, Bond is still strongly associated with Rolex.
Indeed, the creator of the character, author Ian Fleming, was very specific in his novel ‘Casino Royale’, writing: “He could not just wear a watch. It had to be a Rolex”. In this article, we take a look at the various Rolex models worn by the character on a film-by-film basis.
Blue is a very versatile color for a men’s dress watch. Thus the 41mm Rolex Datejust watches with a blue dial can be combined with many outfits. Colors such as white, brown, beige and of course blue, will fit very well in compliments to a blue dial Datejust watch. In addition, blue has a scientifically proven calming effect which can destress in today’s stressful work environment. Blue Datejust watches are not available in overly obtrusive yellow or rose-gold; Thus allowing one to wear a high quality white-gold Datejust 41 without advertising large amounts of wealth. The basic Model has a smooth stainless steel bezel and a classic oyster wristband. To make your Datejust 41 stand out more, the alternative choice provided is a jubilee bracelet and/or with a white gold fluted bezel. You also can choose different dial markers, depending on your preference. If you want something truly unique however you can always ask for a customization.
Bezel: Smooth vs White-Gold Fluted vs Diamond – Comparison
The Datejust 41 comes with either a smooth domed stainless steel bezel or a white-gold fluted bezel. As you can see in the comparison image, the smooth bezel looks simplistic in its design while still maintaining great style. The white-gold fluted bezel on the other hand is much more obvious in allowing more of a luxurious look to shine as light reflects from many angles when sunlight illuminates against it. As durability comes to mind, the 904L Rolex steel is much more scratch resistant than the white gold bezel. On the other hand, you will not see scratches on the fluted bezel as on the smooth one anyway. If you really want draw attention to your Rolex Datejust, we can install an aftermarket custom diamond bezel. In the image, you see a Datejust II Model with such a diamond bezel which also has a 41mm case size. The same is possible with the blue dial Datejust 41 Models.
Expensive timepieces from the likes of Rolex, Patek and AP are a significant investment and as with any other item that is worth thousands of dollars, you need to look after it well and take precautions to stop it from being damaged or stolen. It is precisely for this reason that many luxury watch owners invest in a home safe.
Keeping your watch in a safe will not only give you peace of mind, it will also potentially reduce any insurance premium linked to the watch. Nevertheless, buying a safe can seem daunting, because there are so many types available. In this article, we look more closely at the various options and explain their plus points and drawbacks.
The aesthetics of the Rolex Datejust 41 is timeless. The Datejust is one of the Rolex models with the most history behind it. Compared to the Oyster-Perpetual the Date with Cyclops Lens has a big impact on the face of the timepiece. As you might know, Rhodium is a corrosion resistant precious metal in the platinum group of metals. But it is almost twice as expensive as Platinum (see price chart). Since the Rolex Datejust is a perfect specimen of a classic dress watch, you can wear the dark rhodium Datejust 41 to all occasions. The dark rhodium fits many classic color combinations. It does not fit to yellow or rose-gold however. That’s why Rolex does not offer the Datejust 41 rhodium dial with pink- or yellow-gold models.
Bezel: 904L Stainless Steel smooth vs White-Gold fluted
You can choose a full 904L Stainless Steel Datejust 41 with a dark rhodium dial. These very robust models have a smooth domed bezel around the face of the watch. Since the special Rolex steel is very hard, this bezel will stay smooth and will not scratch in the daily wear easily. An additional choice besides the smooth bezel is the fluted white-gold bezel in the Rolesor models. The fluted bezel catches and reflects the light in many angles. Rolesor Datejust Watches combine the advantages of a tough stainless steel case and bracelet with the elegance of a lustrous radiant white-gold bezel. As you can imagine, the white-gold bezel Models are slightly more valuable than the stainless steel ones. Continue reading “Dark Rhodium Dial Datejust 41 – Buying Guide”→
If you are looking to buy a high-quality watch, it can be depressing and demoralising to see the price increase while you hesitate, or try to decide precisely which timepiece to buy. In many ways, it is similar to the experience of those who waited too long to get into a strong bull market on the stock exchange, or Bitcoin.
Nevertheless, as you probably know, Rolex and many other luxury watch brands are situated in Switzerland. Therefore, if the US Dollar loses value against European currencies, the price rises for US consumers. However, there are also a number of other explanations for price increases, as we will explain in this article.
Short-Term Reasons: Currency Exchange Rate
The primary short-term reason for Rolex price increases is, as previously mentioned, currency exchange rate changes. So, for buyers in the United States, the price of a Rolex will likely increase if the value of the US Dollar falls against European currencies like the Swiss Franc and the Euro.
Rolex watches with diamond bezels are very popular among women, because they offer an extra sense of extravagance, elegance and femininity to what is already a luxury purchase. With that being said, there are a wide range of models from the brand that feature diamond bezels, while it is also possible to modify existing watches.
As a result, for inexperienced buyers, the process can be somewhat daunting and it can be difficult to know where to start. To help out, we have compiled a comprehensive guide to buying ladies’ Rolex watches with diamond bezels, so that you can purchase the luxury watch you have always wanted, or make additions to a watch you already own.