Japanese / Swiss
The year 2012 wasn't exactly rewarding for the better part of the population. Greece didn't default, Doomsday didn't happen and Valve yet again failed to deliver HL:3. However, there were certain bright spots, too: Spain emerged victorious in the 2012 UEFA Euro cup and the European politicians somehow managed to prevent collapse of the single currency. The watchmakers from Europe and Japan, too, managed to introduce a number of great watches, although there was nothing truly revolutionary neither in terms of design, nor technical characteristics (here I am talking about mass-produced models, not some ultra-expensive one-offs).
Rolex has recently updated its range of "professional" Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master collection with a new Ref. 16622 model. Executed in their proprietary "rolesium" alloy of 950 platinum and stainless steel, the gadget features a blue dial and looks, well, extremely cool. Besides offering more contrast display, the 16622 is also more elegant than the previous iterations, including even those with platinum dials.
Always thought that only Fender can randomly shuffle decks and necks of radically different classic guitars and get away with that? Think again! At Baselworld 2011 trade show Rolex has updated its Daytona collection with the new Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona (ref. 116515LN) model that combines their signature Everose-alloy case with a black Cerachrom ceramic bezel. And, yes: thanks to the winning combination of colors and textures, it does look fantastic!
Still in search for a Christmas gift for that special one? The relatively new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date 116610LN automatic diver may be a perfect choice if you are ready to spend around $8000 for an authentic product that will serve you well for the next couple of decades doing its job and pleasing your eye. On the other hand, doesn't the choice look a little bit too obvious?
For Ladies / Swiss
Still searching for that perfect gift for Christmas? Considering a luxury watch for the love of your life? Then you should take a closer look at the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Lady 31 mm collection. Not terribly expensive, the collection offers you a nice choice of finishes, color combinations, and materials, those including Everose Rolesor (rose gold and stainless steel alloy, ref. 178341); Yellow Rolesor (yellow gold and stainless steel, ref. 178383) and White Rolesor (white gold and stainless steel, ref. 178274). Perhaps, there are enough cocktails of textures and colors to satisfy any taste.
Presented earlier this year, the new Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Everose (Ref. 116505) automatic chronograph comes packed in a flawlessly executed rose gold case. Being one of the most revered models in Rolex’s quiverfull family, the Daytona series was first introduced in 1949 and is going to celebrate its 60th anniversary next year.