Happy New Year! Like most people, we think January is the perfect time to get active. Last month saw many people treat loved ones with luxury watches, as well as wear them at parties over the festive period. However now is the time to grab your luxury sports watch, embrace the great outdoors and get fit again!
For almost a century, Rolex has been associated with sport. Today, Rolex is present at the most prestigious events in golf, sailing, tennis, motor sport, and at equestrian tournaments.
Most Rolex watches produced today use the brand's Oyster case which embodies years of development that started with the original Rolex Oyster watch from 1926. Today we often assume watches are waterproof, but that was developed along with Rolex’s Oyster case, which kept the mechanism dry. However it was the look of the Rolex Submariner which created a craze for the sporting watch.
Rolex Oyster Professional watches are more durable and utilitarian in design. In most cases they have additional production or testing steps added to their manufacture. When initially creating a sports watch, Rolex had an aim to get rid of the system that would require intervention by the wearer. Today many adventurers are swapping watches for new technology, such as smart watches, however we think having a stylish luxury watch (with outstanding technical qualities) is still essential!
Here are a couple of personal favourites of ours out of the latest Rolex sports watches -
The Oyster Perpetual Submariner ref.116619LB
The Oyster Perpetual Submariner’s robust and functional design quickly became iconic. Rolex have subtly redesigned the Oyster case, with a distinctive dial, graduated rotatable Cerachrom bezel and solid link Oyster bracelet. If you are taking up swimming or diving this January, the Submariner is a perfect underwater watch. We just adore the deep blue dial too!
The Rolex Explorer ref.21427
The Explorer is inspired by Rolex’s decades of experience in theHimalayas, and pays tribute to the first successful ascent of Mount Everest in 1953. It was first launched that year as the ultimate expedition and mountaineering watch. When climbers brave temperatures as low as -50°C (-58°F), confronting deadly winds, with 70 per cent less oxygen than at sea level, they need the right gear. The Explorer was among the first in a series of watches designed specifically by Rolex for professional users. The Explorer has had iconic status ever since. So if you are planning some hiking, walking or travelling this year, perhaps the Explorer is for you? We just love the simplicity and elegance of the Explorer 214270's black dial.
If you are feeling the need to be more active this year, perhaps a Rolex sports watch will give you that motivation?
We have some stunning luxury Rolex sport watches available at Armour Winston. Take a look here
Have a wonderful and healthy 2016!