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Despite this increased awareness for in-house calibers, the so-called base or “ébauche” calibers produced in larger numbers remain valued and appreciated for their workhorse reliability. Of all the base calibers, few are held in higher regard than the famed Valjoux 72, which you’ll find beneath the caseback of watches like the Rolex Daytona, Heuer Carrera, and Breitling Navitimer among others. Today we explore its history and the reasoning behind its well deserved praise.
Of all the textured Rolex dials, the most iconic is more than likely the “linen dial.” It’s defined by its scratchy looking, crosshatched surface, which as you’d guess is inspired by the appearance of woven linen fabrics. Let’s take a closer look at these textured Rolex rarities.
John Lautner properties are scattered throughout Los Angeles and its surrounding areas but since John Lautner mainly designed residential estates to experience one is to visit and that can be challenging as most of his work is privately owned and can only be viewed from afar outside of this special and unique place dubbed the "Lautner Compound"
Upon mention of two-tone Rolexes, many younger collectors are instantly hit with a wave of cherished memories. This modern rush of nostalgia can be attributed to the fact that that the popularity of two-tone watches perhaps reached an all-time high in the 1990s, with every middle-aged parent and golf course dwelling retiree donning one on their wrist
For those outside of the watch obsessed world, the ideal watch "collection" is not a collection at all, but instead that single watch that's fit for reliable and stylish wear on any given Sunday. With this in mind, the watches included here may not exactly fall into that category. These aren't timeless and versatile - they are bold and specific.
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