I got my very first designer/luxury watch a few years ago and that was the BVLGARI LVCEA (pictured above) after saving up for it for a very long time. There’s something about automatic watches that I just love and I really couldn’t stop staring at the beauty of this one. The pink crown with the little diamond in and the opaline dial just made for a match made in heaven.
You then recently saw this new RADO Open Heart Skeleton Watch that I got a few months ago on finance from Earnest Jones. I absolutely adore that you can see the insides and how sturdy it feels on my wrist – it’s definitely one of the watches I love a lot. The fact that it’s gold and silver just makes it easier to wear with anything and that’s a huge bonus as my BVLGARI is limited to silver hardware. That’s something I need to keep in mind when choosing a Rolex I think for the future!
Since I do definitely love a classic, it means eventually it will be time to add a Rolex to my collection! The Vintage GMT Master 1675 or the Ladies President Datejust are two that I’ve had an eye on as they’re pieces from a while back. They’re both so different from each other though, choosing which one I liked the most out of these two has proven difficult. So, lets look at them below!
The Gold and Diamond President Lady-Datejust
The ladies President Datejust watch is stunning isn’t it? It’s an excellent choice if you’re seeking a Rolex that is both valuable and sophisticated. Rolex is known for producing the gold used in their watches at their own foundry (which I appreciate), and they have control over the entire process from start to finish, so Rolex can guarantee that the gold used in their watches is of the highest quality and may continue to rise in price as the value of precious metals climbs. In addition to a brilliant finish, the President Lady-Datejust also boasts diamonds hand set in yellow gold surrounds.
Women’s dress watches, such as the President Lady-Datejust, offer a flattering size and weight for my wrist as they come in a 26mm Oyster case with a supple bracelet. I’m used to wearing around a 32mm, or sometimes slightly bigger, so it might be really nice to have something more elegant and less of a statement. In this case, this Lady-Datejust is paired with a luxurious President bracelet with semi-circular links and a Crown clasp that blends in seamlessly with the links. I think it’s gorgeous, don’t you? I don’t yet own any luxury gold watches…
The Vintage GMT Master 1675
In recent years, we have seen a growing trend among women Rolex collectors opting for men’s watches. Highly sought-after for their larger proportions and bold style, it’s becoming increasingly common to spot a men’s reference on a woman’s wrist. I myself own a men’s version of my RADO as I love bold time pieces. When it comes to finding a memorable Rolex sports watch, there is no better choice than getting a vintage Rolex watch – starting with the GMT Master reference 1675.
The particular reference 1675 that is featured above is characterized by an incredible two-tone “fat-font” Pepsi (blue and red) bezel that has aged to an attractive blue and fuchsia hue (yep, it used to be red). This particular colour variation is a rare find and is ideal for both men and women, if I could find it. An original glossy dial displays the time with patina hour markers and Mercedes hands, giving this GMT Master 1675 immense character that is unmatched by any contemporary Rolex watch. I’m glad the red faded to a purple pink though as it looks so pretty like that!
– Now, the biggest question is, what sort of Rolex should I add to my future wish list?