Welcome back to our ‘Team Picks’ series where we delve into our employee’s favourite watches that are currently in stock here at Xupes. From your classic Rolex’s to pieces more unusual, each month we discover what the team loves and why! Keep reading to find out their favourites this month!
Morgan McEwen, Senior Production Assistant
I’ve always loved space and the idea that this watch still works on the surface of the moon is amazing. I really like how the sub dials are almost embossed on the face instead of what you’d usually see which would be an added material. It looks as though it replicates the craters on the surface of the moon! I’ve always been a fan of mechanical wind watches over automatics. I like the process of winding the watch, setting the time and appreciating how the watch works each time you set it.
Benji Refson, Watch Purchasing Assistant
The Rolex Daytona is the most iconic and recognisable designs of the last century, since the Paul Newman Daytona auction at Philipps, it has been one of the most sought-after models in the current watch market. The Daytona ties in with my love of motorsports, designed for racing drivers to measure the time elapsed between distances to measure their average speed. Originally introduced in 2016 the watch wasn't well received by the general public and wasn't initially in high demand but after two years, in 2018 it was nearly impossible to purchase from Rolex and it was trading at a premium of £3,000- £6,000. Now the ceramic Daytona with a white dial is worth in excess of £40,000.
Lizzy Drewett, Marketing & Communications Executive
I chose this Rolex Datejust as it’s such a timeless piece and it will never go out of style. This particular model is from 1989 which shows just how classic it is! It’s a piece you can invest in and wear forever. Something I really love is the bi-colour bracelet which makes it so versatile and it complements your jewellery nicely whether you wear white gold, yellow gold or both! I also love the history of the Datejust and that when it was launched back in 1945, the Datejust was the first self-winding chronometer watch to indicate the date in a window on the dial. The fact that people still love this model in 2022 is testament to the fantastic quality and lasting design.