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RETROSPECT: Rolex 5513 Matte Dial Submariner

Produced from 1966 to approximately 1984, Rolex’s 5513 Matte Dial Submariner with its no-date watchface is well-known to collectors. The nuanced past of the ref. 5513 is host to many interesting anecdotes, whether the various shifts and changes...

HODINKEE Takes a Retrospective Look at Eric Clapton’s Rolex Pre-Daytona Reference 6034 in Rose Gold

Available to the highest bidder this weekend is one of the cooler vintage Rolexs to go on sale in recent memory: an early 1950s chronograph that once belonged to guitar god Eric Clapton. Due to be available this Saturday via online auction house Auct...

BLAKEN Submariner “Explorer Dial”

German watch customizer BLAKEN presents its latest masterpiece in the form of a re-imaged Rolex Submariner called the “Explorer Dial.” The watch switches the original black surface with BLAKEN’s signature DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) t...

Bamford Watch Department Rolex “Chocolate” Milgauss

Bamford Watch Department presents its latest custom project: the “Chocolate” Rolex Milgauss. For this, BWD has applied a unique chocolate tone PVD coating, giving the Milgauss a never-before-seen look that manages to be both understated a...

fragment design x Bamford Watch Department Rolex Daytona

Streetwear guru Hiroshi Fujiwara’s fragment design has teamed up with Bamford Watch Department again on another stunning Rolex Daytona. Inspired by the iconic Paul Newman Daytonas, this custom features a titanium coating, black dial and dashing...

HODINKEE Takes a Retrospective Look at the Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona

Starting from trading cards to sneakers and beyond, surely this audience is familiar with how ostensibly small objects can form an entire subculture. Within these subcultures rest the ‘holy grail’ items – the Concords, the signed Mickey M...

Bamford Watch Department Rolex “Storm Trooper” Submariner

After bringing you a look at Bamford Watch Department’s “Super Matte Grey” Rolex Daytona, we’ve now got a look at the company’s “Storm Trooper” Rolex Submariner. The “Strom Trooper” boasts a high...

Bamford Watch Department Rolex “Super Matte Grey” Daytona

Bamford Watch Department may have gotten its start making some incredible blacked-out MGTC watches bit it’s out to prove it’s more than just a one-trick pony. Case in point, the brand’s new “Super Matte Grey” Rolex Dayto...

Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000

Originally introduced back in 1967, Rolex’s iconic Sea-Dweller is set for an upgrade with the introduction of the brand new Sea-Dweller 4000. Now waterproof up to a depth of 4,000 feet, the upgraded diver pairs a 40mm case with a bevy of contem...

Rolex 2014 GMT-Master II in White Gold

1955′s GMT-Master II is undoubtedly one of the most iconic Rolex timepieces and the “Pepsi” edition is perhaps the most beloved edition of the timepiece. Now the design returns for 2014, souped-up and decked out in white gold. Simil...

CNN Money Compares Rolex and Patek Philippe

Despite living in a digital age, the watch has survived as a compliment of sorts, completing a good outfit as a kind of status symbol. For those collectors, two names stand above other competition in terms of heritage: Rolex and Patek Philippe. Brief...

Bamford Watch Department Rolex Deepsea “Military”

Rolex’s Deepsea gets yet another Bamford Watch Department treatment as the renowned timepiece customizer crafts a military-inspired look for the luxury diver. While the watch sports Bamford’s signature black military grade titanium coatin...

RETROSPECT: Cutting “in” the Middleman with Hamilton Powell of Crown & Caliber

Fueled by the unsettling feeling Hamilton Powell experienced after the sale of his automobile, Crown & Caliber looks to rid all negative conceptions one tends to have when selling a high-involvement item. As watches were already a longstanding in...

mastermind JAPAN x Bamford Watch Department Rolex Daytona

High-end luxury watch label Bamford Watch Department has just unveiled a look at its latest work, joining forces with Japanese contemporary brand mastermind JAPAN. Continuing on the collaborative relationship established back in 2009 – which consider...

A First Look at John Mayer’s Custom Mickey Mouse Rolex Daytona

Born out of his interest in vintage watches coupled with the allure of the almost mythological Rolex Oyster Date Mickey Mouse Dial, John Mayer offers a glimpse of his modern take on the classic collaboration between the two brands. Playing off the st...