Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
This year, Rolex ushered in the “big year,” the 60th anniversary of Cosmograph Daytona, the 70th anniversary of Explorer, and the 70th anniversary of Submariner (also known as “water ghost”). But Rolex focused on Daytona and launched five new works in one go.
Daytona has been very popular in recent years, and it is easier to grab one if you are willing to pay double or even triple the price to find a second-hand watch dealer. This is a herd mentality. The hotter it is, the more people want to grab it; the more they hold it, the more popular the watch is. Of course, the quality assurance of Rolex is the essential condition for all these phenomena.
Cosmograph Daytona Platinum
The appearance of the new Daytona has not changed much from the old one, the size remains 40 mm, but the thickness has changed from 12.5 mm to 11.9 mm, and an extra metal ring is set on the outer edge of the ceramic bezel. The movement is slightly fine-tuned, and the power reserve is still 72 hours. Still, it uses a Paraflex cushioning device, Chronergy escapement mechanism, Parachrom hairspring, and improved ball bearings to make it anti-magnetic, anti-vibration, prevent power loss and wind up better. With the launch of the new Daytona, the original “Green Gold Di” and the Daytona with meteorite disks were officially discontinued, making these watches start to soar wildly in the second-hand market, and some asking prices were outrageous. Swiss movement replica watches.
The Cosmograph Daytona in Platinum is see-through.
This year, the platinum model among the five new models Daytona made the bezel “fried,” which was introduced by “Anshi” before because Rolex adopted a “through-bottom” design for this professional sports watch. In the past, Rolex’s sports watches insisted on using screw-in case backs to be more waterproof, robust, and durable. This time, Rolex broke the rules it has set for a long time, and it can be regarded as a new gift for its 60th birthday!
The dial is ice blue, a unique color for Rolex platinum watches. Paired with a platinum bracelet with three solid links, the folding clasp has an extension system that can expand and contract by 5mm to fit the wrist better. Water-resistant to 100 meters. The price that everyone is most concerned about is naturally the price. When it was just released at the end of March, the official website priced it at RMB 663,100, but owning it at a public price takes work. Swiss replica website.
Calera series chronograph
Like Rolex’s Daytona series, TAG Heuer’s Carrera series (Carrera) was also born out of motorsports and celebrated its 60th birthday this year. The name Carrera comes from the Carrera Panamericana held in Mexico in the 1950s and is known as the “most dangerous road race.” It is a motorsport, especially requires a sense of power and speed in the design, and the timing function is standard.
Over the years, the Carrera series has continued to evolve, from manual to automatic winding, from general-purpose to self-produced movements, and has become an essential watch family of TAG Heuer. New works are launched yearly, especially this year, to celebrate 60. The anniversary is even more menacing.
In January, the festivities that will continue throughout the year are kicked off with the 60th Anniversary Carrera Chronograph, a replica of the 1968 model 2447 SN (S is “Silver” in English, N is the French “Noir” black) Carrera watch, which is also one of the most collectible watches in this series of antique clocks. This period’s most prominent design feature is that the silver dial is decorated with small black dials, or the black dial is decorated with tiny silver dials. The contrast is clear and easy to read. It is called “panda dial” or “reversed panda dial.”
In addition to creating a retro style, the new watch has two differences from the prototype watch. One is that the 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock and 6 o’clock on the dial are interchangeable with the small second hand, and the other is that the bottom of the watch adopts a transparent design. The stainless steel case has a diameter of 39 mm. The price is RMB 54,700.
Calera series chronograph
At the “Watches and Miracles” Geneva Watch Fair at the end of March, a variety of new Carreras were released. One of the clocks has several highlights. The sapphire crystal glass used is similar to the dome-shaped mirror of the Carrera series in the 1970s. Still, compared with 60 years ago, today’s mirror technology has been dramatically improved, making its curved surface. The arc fits perfectly with the tachymeter scale. The tachymeter scale ring on the dial’s periphery is raised, slanted outwards, and integrated with the case. The minute scale and hour markers on the inner side are also curved and slanted inward so the wearer can read the tachymeter scale from a wider viewing angle.
Domed sapphire crystal with raised and outwardly sloping scale ring design
The stainless steel case has a diameter of 39 mm. It is available in two versions: a blue dial, a blue calfskin strap, and a black and silver “reversed panda dials” design with a black perforated calfskin strap. Look carefully; the date windows of the two watches are opened in different positions. The movement is TH20-00, an evolutionary version of the brand’s self-winding mechanical chronograph movement Heuer 02, equipped with a two-way winding automatic oscillating weight, which not only makes the winding more efficient but also ensures that the watch’s operation is closer to the 80-hour power reserve highest value. The price is RMB 47,800.
The feast is still ongoing, and two more dishes will be served. These two Carrera series chronographs use the iconic blue or black dial, and the gradient orange ring around the outer edge and connecting the hour markers create a noisy and lively atmosphere of motorsports as if hearing the roar of racing cars. The power of color is fantastic as cars drive by. Compared with the size of the previous watches at 39 mm, the case diameter of these two watches has been enlarged to 42 mm. The price is RMB 42,500.
Which of the 3 Calera clocks with different designs makes your heartbeat? Don’t worry; the Year of Calella will be exciting throughout the year.
DiaStar diamond star series watch
The 1962 radar DiaStar diamond star series prototype watch
The appearance of this watch is quite sci-fi, like a spaceship and a space station. It was born in 1962, and the 1960s was the climax of human exploration of outer space—humans entered the area for the first time in 1961 and 1969. Man landed on the moon for the first time; the epic sci-fi movie «2001: A Space Odyssey» was released in 1968. Rado’s DiaStar diamond star series was born in such an atmosphere of the times – DiaStar, which means Diamond+Star.
The diamond star series uses the world’s first “Hardmetal” (hard metal) tungsten carbide alloy to make the case. In addition to being hard and wear-resistant, it also brings beautiful luster and is equipped with a sapphire glass mirror that was quite rare at the time. The watch was launched at the Basel Watch Fair in April 1962. This year is 61 years, but the brand chose this year to commemorate its 60th anniversary.
The 60th Anniversary Edition of the DiaStar Founding Series
The 60th Anniversary Edition of the DiaStar Founding Series faithfully reproduces the oval shape of the original. The 38 x 45mm case is made of stainless steel, and the bezel is made of Ceramos™ cermet, decorated with radial patterns. The minimalist style dial uses 12 small dots instead of hour markers. The week window is slender, and the background color changes to represent the week’s progress, forming an exclamation mark with the date window below. It looks like the dial has a hexagonal pattern on the front. Still, it is because of the visual effect caused by the hexagonal facets on the sapphire glass mirror, which is used to pay tribute to the 60th anniversary of the prototype watch. Self-winding movement, power reserve of 80 hours, waterproof depth of 100 meters. It has a mesh woven bracelet and a fabric strap, which you can change. The price is RMB 15,800.
DiaStar diamond star founding series standard watch
In addition to the 60th-anniversary edition, Rado also launched three standard models of the DiaStar founding series. The dial presents parallel, vertical, and alternating light and dark lines, and there are three colors to choose from blue, gray, and green. Equipped with the same movement and functions as the anniversary model, the difference is that the week window is intuitively presented in English abbreviations. The price is RMB 11,500.
Band Color: Black
Case Size: 40mm
Band Length: 17cm