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In this episode of "What Is On My Wrist" Cam talks about an incredibly rare and highly sought after Rolex Day-Date ref. 18238 that possesses an onyx stone dial variant. For a short period of time, Rolex manufactured timepieces featuring exotic materials. Such as dials mode from various minerals, woods, and stone including Black Onyx, African Mahogany, Lapis Lazuli, and Birch among others. Most commonly these watches were produced in 18K yellow gold. These style variants are always strikingly vivid with high contrast and minimalist design. Due to only being in production for a short era, today's collectability for these pieces is very high.
The average vintage focused collector may not consider a modern Rolex Submariner, Omega Speedmaster, or Patek Phillipe of the latest variety to be a collection requisite, most will voice a quiet appreciation for what the current references represent. Just as the earliest incarnations of Rolex’s sports watches epitomized the cutting edge of what the industry was capable of, and beyond, so do the modern ceramic references. While we could wax on about how these great timepieces arguably set the bar for all other manufacturers to follow, how we arrived at this present state of excellence and the specific models that paved the way is a far more interesting story which we can define as the transitional range of watches. This transitional range of watches is now referred to as "Neo-Vintage"
In this episode of "What Is On My Wrist" Cam talks about the Rolex Submariner Ref 14060. The Ref. 14060 is, for many, the perfect cross between old and new. With modern advancements and more classic design. The Ref. 14060 Rolex Submariner is a versatile wristwatch for pretty much every situation.
In this episode of "What Is On My Wrist" Cam talks about a "Neo Vintage" classic, the Rolex Explorer I Ref 14270. Cam provides a brief history of the Rolex Explorer 1 Ref. 14270 and talks about how the Ref. 14270 bridges the gap between a classic vintage Rolex and a watch of more modern design and build from Rolex!
As the watch market has grown continually more sports Rolex crazed, interest in modern references has increased drastically, making it near impossible to get a hold of current production models without paying a hefty premium. This can be seen best in the case of the all green “Hulk” Submariner, which attracts serious appeal while remaining quite polarizing. Although this modern reference is no slouch, it could be argued that its older brother — the Ref. 16610LV — brings more to the table in the way of timeless styling and importance. For those that wonder why this watch has become the crown jewel of modern sports Rolex collecting, here’s the comprehensive guide you’ve been looking for.
The Rolex "Day-Date" is one of the most iconic and beautiful watches in the Rolex catalog. In this episode of "What Is On My Wrist: Cam discusses a rare and interesting Rolex "Day-Date" dial variant nicknamed the "confetti dial". The multi-colored "confetti" dials are coveted among collectors, not only for they're a rarity but for their subtle yet vibrant dial details that are truly unique amongst Rolex dials as a whole. The term "confetti" is in reference to the compilation of individual colors that make up the single base color of the dial, creating a colorful and speckled dial appearance when observed up close... Be sure to like comment and subscribe to the Craft+Tailored official YouTube channel for the latest updates and content from Craft+Tailored
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