Rolex at Watches & Wonders

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Rolex at Watches & Wonders

Post by AtomicTom » Wed Mar 30, 2022 11:20 am

Has everyone seen the newest from Rolex from Watches & Wonders?

First, there is a new Air King with a 40mm case, eye-catching black dial, 
stainless steel bracelet, and Caliber 3230.


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Next you have the Lefty Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master with it's 40mm
Oystersteel case, black and green accented bezel, three piece bracelet,
and caliber 3825.

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In addition to those two, you also have two new Yacht-Master models.
With 42mm white, or yellow gold cases, stealthy bezels, black, along
with falcon's eye dials, sporty straps, caliber 3235, and more.


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You also have a new Day-Date 40 Platinum with it's 40mm platinum case,
fluted platinum bezel, colorful dials, platinum bracelet, and caliber 3255.


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Hey, and there's even a new Deepsea with slimmer bezel, larger date
window, and better lume. And the FlipLock dive extension has been
replaced. Just a few details nclude 43mm cases, gradient, and black
dials, stainless steel bracelets, and caliber 3235.


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Hodinkee, Monochrome, and Rolex with much more...

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Re: Rolex at Watches & Wonders

Post by deepcdvr » Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:32 pm

That YM with the black bezel is awesome ;)
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Post by JP Chestnut » Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:32 pm

You’re a credit to the forum Tom. This is the shittiest year of new watches from Rolex that I can ever recall.

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Re: Rolex at Watches & Wonders

Post by deepcdvr » Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:34 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:32 pm
You’re a credit to the forum Tom. This is the shittiest year of new watches from Rolex that I can ever recall.
Lol

That backwards sub may cause me nightmares
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Re: Rolex at Watches & Wonders

Post by JP Chestnut » Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:40 pm

deepcdvr wrote:
Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:34 pm
JP Chestnut wrote:
Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:32 pm
You’re a credit to the forum Tom. This is the shittiest year of new watches from Rolex that I can ever recall.
Lol

That backwards sub may cause me nightmares
The DSSD not getting a diver extension is a real kick in the nuts.

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Post by 93 Turbo » Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:02 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:40 pm
deepcdvr wrote:
Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:34 pm
JP Chestnut wrote:
Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:32 pm
You’re a credit to the forum Tom. This is the shittiest year of new watches from Rolex that I can ever recall.
Lol

That backwards sub may cause me nightmares
The DSSD not getting a diver extension is a real kick in the nuts.
Wow, whats the point if theres no diver's extension. Ok, so it will probably rarely/never get used. But, it's not like they've reduced the $ for a less capable dive watch...
Strength is = 2 or > than "tipping over a so- called smart car plastered in “Coexist” bumper stickers".

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Re: Rolex at Watches & Wonders

Post by JP Chestnut » Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:06 pm

93 Turbo wrote:
Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:02 pm
JP Chestnut wrote:
Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:40 pm
deepcdvr wrote:
Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:34 pm
JP Chestnut wrote:
Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:32 pm
You’re a credit to the forum Tom. This is the shittiest year of new watches from Rolex that I can ever recall.
Lol

That backwards sub may cause me nightmares
The DSSD not getting a diver extension is a real kick in the nuts.
Wow, whats the point if theres no diver's extension. Ok, so it will probably rarely/never get used. But, it's not like they've reduced the $ for a less capable dive watch...
Supposedly the SD43 doesn't get one either. Somehow this year seems like a watershed time for Rolex -- they're really diverging from what I've always liked about them.

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Post by Seppia » Wed Mar 30, 2022 10:55 pm

If they keep down this path next year we can have clown color subs, YAY!

If Rolex manages to keep being a commercial super-success in the coming decades, I bet the five digit models will be regarded as their zenith.
Sub, GMT, Explorer I and II all got significantly worse from there in my opinion (talking about design).

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Re: Rolex at Watches & Wonders

Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Mar 31, 2022 5:04 am

Seppia wrote:
Wed Mar 30, 2022 10:55 pm
If they keep down this path next year we can have clown color subs, YAY!

If Rolex manages to keep being a commercial super-success in the coming decades, I bet the five digit models will be regarded as their zenith.
Sub, GMT, Explorer I and II all got significantly worse from there in my opinion (talking about design).
I think the short run 40mm ceramic SD might be peak Rolex. It combined the good modern build quality with a design that wasn’t TOO far from the five digits.

When that watch was a huge failure I realized that the vast majority of watch buys just want something expensive and shiny. I can’t fault rolex for selling what people want but it’s a bummer.

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Post by JBZ » Thu Mar 31, 2022 8:22 am

I don't get the falcon's eye thing at all (on what is otherwise a very cool watch). I never really paid attention to falcon's eye dials before, so my first thought was "is that REALLY what they're supposed to look like?" Turns out that it isn't. Maybe the Rolex version will look better IRL.
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Re: Rolex at Watches & Wonders

Post by dnslater » Thu Mar 31, 2022 9:25 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Thu Mar 31, 2022 5:04 am
When that watch was a huge failure I realized that the vast majority of watch buys just want something expensive and shiny. I can’t fault rolex for selling what people want but it’s a bummer.
Yeah, for just about every market, what the true enthusiasts want is very niche compared to what sells...

Car enthusiasts want small analogue sports cars and V8 wagons.... while soft SUV's with tiny turbocharged engines are what sells, etc.... Porsche had to pivot to bloated SUV's to stay profitable. Pick your collector category and it is likely the same story...

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