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A Rolex special | This week's watch stock drop

One of the great joys of the pre-owned market is the sheer variety of watches we get to see, handle and inspect each week. The key though is being discerning about what we take on to ensure the level of curation and quality is market leading. This week is ALL about modern(ish) Rolex. Without a shadow of a doubt our busiest category and we have some beauties for you! 

Two-tone, for many years was not everybody’s cup of tea, however this combination of metal’s has become incredibly popular in recent years and none more so than this “Root Beer” GMT from 2021. For a twist on a classic - you can't go wrong.

The Submariner is without a doubt the most well-recognised watch design ever created. For those that want to spread their wings from the stainless-steel variations, the white gold adds some serious heft as well as an insider's vibe which few will spot.

There are many debates that dominate conversation in person and online when it comes to watch design. The area most tend to agree on is the fact that a tool watch should be date free. Call us purists, but it clears up the clutter for just the important stuff! This 2021 Sub non-date will be one you wear for decades to come!

In 2016 the 116503 Daytona replaced the ref. 116523. The new two-tone Daytona is almost identical in looks to its predecessor, except for a redesigned bezel. Rolex is all about the detail (as I’m sure you know). The bezel uses fatter fonts and triangular markings instead of circular ones which echoed the bezel design of the newer Daytona models in the collection like the Everose Daytona ref. 116505, the platinum Daytona ref. 116506, and of course, the steel Daytona ref. 116500.

The Daytona ref. 116515LN made its debut at Baselworld 2011 and has been hugely popular. Its 40mm Oyster case in 18k rose gold pairs beautifully with the black ceramic bezel. The gold used is the Rolex-exclusive rose gold alloy—aka Everose—which the brand claims will not fade over time. A watch that looks and feels as good every day. What's not to love?

Along with a new in-house movement, the Rolex Daytona 116520 also benefited from a number of other functional and aesthetic updates, the most noticeable update to accompany the Daytona 116520 is the different finishing on the lugs. An all-time classic in great condition and hugely sought-after by collectors.

Deep within us all there is a hunger, a need, a desire for a solid gold watch. Yellow tends to be those looking for a vintage touch and the Daytona has become the go to, for both men and women. No doubt it's a head turner!

Unlike the “Kermit”, the “Hulk” boasts a different shade of green which features on both the dial and the bezel. A Submariner unlike any other and one that has to be in any serious collection.  

And finally we have an absolutely classic Datejust with the two-tone bracelet. The Datejust launched in 1945 and at the time was the first self-winding chronometer watch to indicate the date in a window on the dial. A design which truly stands the test of time. Simple, versatile and elegant. 

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