Vintage Rolex Design Inspiration in Modern Watches
While their sister-company, Tudor has collected a solid after with their vintage-propelled legacy watches, Rolex is infamous for just pushing ahead with their plans, and never re-making (or re-delivering) vintage Rolex enlivened watches from an earlier time. Notwithstanding, in spite of not assembling any inside and out legacy watches, Rolex actualizes a couple of inconspicuous, vintage-motivated plan characteristics into the generally current watches that they produce today.
Vintage Design Inspiration in Modern Rolex Watches
Most evident among the different vintage plan components is the red line of text on the dial of the new Rolex Sea-Dweller reference 126600. A conspicuous return to Rolex’s initial Submariner and Sea-Dweller watches which had their individual names imprinted in red letters on the surfaces of their matte dark dials, the red line of text on the dial of the new Sea-Dweller 126600 is an unquestionably vintage-motivated plan component, which Rolex has reused and once again introduced on a generally extremely present day and innovatively progressed, extravagance plunge watch.
Much like the red line of text on the dial of the most recent Sea-Dweller, the splendid orange, bolt formed 24-hour hand on the most recent manifestation of the Rolex Explorer II is a plan component straightforwardly acquired from the absolute first form of the watch from 1971. For various many years, this style of 24-hour hand was completely missing from the Rolex watch inventory, during which time, the Explorer II shared a 24-hour hand plan with Rolex’s GMT-Master II line of watches.
However, in 2011 for its 40th commemoration, the Explorer II line got a complete makeover, both all around. Albeit by far most of the new reference 216570 Explorer II was completely not the same as the first form and arranges it as an undisputedly present day watch, the enormous, orange-hued, bolt molded, 24-hour hand is stylishly practically indistinguishable from the one on the first form of the Explorer II from the mid 1970s.
A huge piece of the charm of the Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLRO is established in its vintage-propelled plan components, like its red and blue, “Pepsi” bezel supplement and its Jubilee-style wristband. The absolute first Rolex GMT-Master watches from the mid-1950s were produced using hardened steel and fitted with half-red, half-blue bezel embeds; be that as it may, since the time the presentation of Cerachrom (ceramic) bezels, half-red, half-blue “Pepsi” bezel embeds were just accessible on the 18k white gold rendition of Rolex’s GMT-Master II. The reference 126710 GMT-Master II denoted the arrival of a hardened steel “Pepsi” GMT, just as the arrival of the Jubilee wristband to the GMT-Master line.
One of the most sizzling and generally pursued deliveries as of late was the reference 116500 Daytona in tempered steel with dark Cerachrom bezel. Except for its bezel, the new Daytona 116500 was for all intents and purposes indistinguishable from practically some other present day, treated steel Daytona. Be that as it may, the stylish effect of the dark Cerachrom bezel is critical, and the presence of a strong dark ring around the essence of the watch completely changes the general appearance of the new ref. 116500 Daytona.
A major trend dark Cerachrom bezel is all around suggestive of the dark acrylic bezels that were fitted to a few vintage Daytona chronograph references fabricated during the 1960s and 1970s, for example, the reference 6241 and the reference 6263. Albeit the two materials are essentially unique in a large number of various ways, the dark Cerachrom bezel on the new 116500 Daytona is a lot of what could be compared to the dark acrylic bezel that can be found on various exceptionally alluring, vintage Rolex Daytona references.
For the most part, Rolex just pushes ahead with their plans as they persistently work to refine and improve their watches. In any case, they have been known to incidentally acquire little plan components from a portion of their initial watches, and execute them into the most recent manifestations of their consistently developing watches. Once in a while these plan components get rethought or modernized to reflect progressions and upgrades in accessible materials and advances (like the Cerachrom bezel on the Daytona). Different occasions, as in the case of the 24-hour hand on the new Explorer II, these vintage-enlivened, plan qualities get pulled directly off a page from a 1970s Rolex list and get set on a watch right now in production.