In this week’s episode of LIQUOR RUN, Christian and Rolly dive into a bottle of Frascati and talk about the two sexiest additions to the watch shop this past week.
The first of these is an absolutely stunning blue dial Rolex Date reference 1500, a watch that is truly the perfect storm of vintage Rolex. With its custard tritium lume, sunburst blue dial, and original Oyster bracelet, to call it classic would be an understatement. Given the date function of the watch, it makes this example a perfect option for those who adore the Datejust, but may not be as into the fluted bezel as a design feature.
The second of the two is another Rolex Date reference 1500, but this one is infinitely funkier. While the dial was originally a beautiful sunburst gray in color, it has since turned almost lavender, a color that is particularly difficult to put a specific name to but one that is endlessly appealing. In many ways, this example is almost reminiscent of the current Rolex Oyster Perpetual 114300RGSO, more affectionately known as the “Grape” dial because of the slightly darker shade of purple. Also featuring its original Oyster Bracelet, this is a true example of what happens when age truly does come before beauty.