In this week’s episode of RANT&H, Christian dives into the rumored Rolex releases for this year’s Baselworld!
The first BIG rumor we tackle is the possibility of a white-dialed Rolex Explorer I, something I’m personally super into the look of, and is actually founded in Rolex history. That reference, the 6610, was auctioned in 2013 for $171k by Christie’s. There is also rumor about a big change to the GMT. While a good number of people want to see the Pepsi released in steel, the likelihood is that Rolex is going to keep that from us for just a little bit longer, and instead, they’ll probably release a modern, steel, Coke GMT. While not technically as desirable as the Pepsi, it’s still a hell of a watch, and a sure sign of things to come.
From there, we get into the rumors surrounding the Rolex Milgauss. In its most recent iterations, the piece has become, as Christian puts it, kind of sterilized. While still a beautiful watch, by all accounts, it doesn’t quite have the same striking uniqueness that it once did, and it is our hope, and the theory of a few good watch geeks, that we’ll see a bit more of that return if not this year, then certainly very soon.
Finally, we come to a patent filed by Rolex in 2014 for a movement – specifically, a dual time chronograph movement. Since then, this model hasn’t come to fruition, but I’d be willing to bet that it’s possible this year will be the year. This model, I would be willing to bet, will fall under the Cellini line, but only time will tell at this point (I know, bad puns…)
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