Is This the Sportiest Rolex Yet?

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Is This the Sportiest Rolex Yet?

Post by koimaster » June 21st 2019, 9:24am

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Rolex Yacht-Master 42, $27,800, Tourneau, 212-758-5830Photo: F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal, Styling by Anne Cardenas

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June 20, 2019 3:14 pm ET

ROLEX, THE HOUSEHOLD name of Swiss watchmakers, rarely deviates from the original design DNA of its midcentury status watches like the Submariner and the Daytona. However, look into the sleek, dark face of the brand’s new Yacht-Master 42 and you’ll see traces of contemporary streetwear glinting back at you. “Because [the Yacht-Master is] one of Rolex’s newer models…it occupies this space within their offerings that allows them to experiment,” explained New York-based Ryan Chong, a watch specialist for auction house Christie’s. First released in 1992, the original Yacht-Master and its subsequent renditions have run the gamut of “guilty pleasure” finishes (think: mother-of-pearl dials, even gem-set bezels), and have been seen on flashy-watch fans like Brad Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres.

But the latest model, with its rubber-bound bracelet and monochromatic black palette, looks subtler and sportier. “[This mix] speaks not just to watch culture,” Mr. Chong said, “but the current culture of today with athleisure wear and wanting to be comfortable yet also chic and luxurious.” Though the series has always skewed nautical, with features like a bidirectional bezel and luminous hands, this watch looks more convincingly functional. Finally: a dressed-down luxury timepiece for well-heeled sailors and sneakerheads alike.

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Post by Hawk » June 21st 2019, 10:29am

3Flushes wrote:Is that fucking thing thing 27 G's in steel?

FTF'nWSJ. I ain't joining to find out.


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Post by Falstaff » June 21st 2019, 11:29am

Hawk wrote:
3Flushes wrote:Is that fucking thing thing 27 G's in steel?

FTF'nWSJ. I ain't joining to find out.


Good decision.

I subscribed for a while and when it comes to unsubscribing they're fucking brutal. It's easier to walk out of an interrogation room at a time-share presentation or walking out of a drug-induced coma. You can't quit without talking to some fuck on the phone and they'll go through a litany of various price drops, free extensions and S&H green stamps before, at long last, just giving the fuck up and allowing you to unsubscribe. The whole fucking thing extends to about 15 minutes and quitting early doesn't work - there'll be a couple months where it looks like they turned you loose but then they're back like fucking toe fungus. So you go through the whole 15 minutes in preference to starting a stink with the credit card company.

Best bet: don't go there in the first place.


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Post by Hawk » June 21st 2019, 11:39am

Tricky bastards too. The guy starts out sounding like a Rhodes scholar then descends into broken, mumbled Farsi at the critical juncture.

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Re: Is This the Sportiest Rolex Yet?

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » June 21st 2019, 12:04pm

3Flushes wrote:Is that fucking thing thing 27 G's in steel?

No, this one's in white gold.

3Flushes wrote:FTF'nWSJ. I ain't joining to find out.

Amen.
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