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Rolex Watches are Still the Ultimate Fashion Accessory

Rolex is among the most renowned brands on the planet. It was established in London in 1905 but is now headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. What makes Rolex unique is its unwavering dedication to the niche craft of luxury watchmaking. 

The brand only makes watches, but this has not prevented it from being a sign of wealth and elegance in contemporary culture. This may be attributed to the fact that so many famous personalities have been linked to Rolex watches across time. 

It’s definitely an item that signifies prestige, not just a watch. Maybe this is the rationale for the long-lasting popularity of the company.

What Makes Rolex Special?

You might think Rolex watches are going out of style now, since their only real feature that can also be accomplished via your smartphone. That raises the question, ‘Why are Rolex watches so pricey? When you focus on the lengthy method of making only one Rolex watch, you could start thinking that they’re actually reasonably priced!

The components Rolex requires to create its watches are not used by anybody else in the industry. For most brands of the world, their steel timepieces use mostly 316L, a form of stainless steel, in their manufacturing process. 

Rolex, on the other hand, chooses to use 904L steel for its watches. This form of steel is much more complicated to process than its 316L equivalent, and the production cost is also considerably higher. 

Rolex’s expertise in luxury watches and time-tested knowledge makes it the first company in the world to be able to manufacture its products in this way, and the outcome is a stylish design that rises above its rivals. In addition, the organization has set up a range of testing laboratories to help establish strategies for streamlining and developing its products. 

The watches are constructed using advanced equipment and then finished by human hands to give it an immaculate look. All these considerations contribute to grant Rolex watches a high end starting price as well.

How Much Will a Rolex Cost?

Rolex watches are designed to be luxurious products that will last for decades, and it is no wonder that this model has a high value. The affordable models start at about £5,000, but for antique timepieces and the new styles, you might have to surpass £15,000 to land the watch you like. 

One of the advantages of owning a Rolex watch is that it can be used as a kind of savings. Many models are expected to hang on to their popularity, and some iconic pieces, such as the Datejust or the Daytona, are proven to increase in value. If you are trying to assess the worth of a particular Rolex watch, the first move is to locate its serial and model code. 

Where Should You Buy a Rolex From?

If you’ve chosen to take the plunge to purchase your own Rolex watch, there are a range of choices to consider. If you can manage it, the ideal choice is to order directly from one of the manufacturer’s approved outlets at a full cost. Even so, you can still choose to buy a pre-owned Rolex at a cheaper price.

A highly desired brand, such as Rolex, will have many forgeries and fakes on the market as well, and a new buyer may find it difficult to access the marketplace. 
The easiest approach is to buy from a reliable professional buyer who has many consumer ratings for reputation.  These sellers are experienced in the purchasing and sale of premium products and also have experts available to analyze the commodity so that reasonable value can be calculated. 

In Conclusion

A Rolex can mean a lot to the outside world. The picture of class, reputation, and riches is all that Rolex has to do. What is more significant, though, is the impact it has on you, the wearer. 

It’s really one of the most special and personal things you can buy for yourself, and this timeless watch will never go out of style! 

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Top 5 Men’s Black Watches for Everyday Use

Every man needs a quality black watch in his collections. If you are a true stylish man, you will definitely need more than one. But what is so special about men’s black watches? Why are they always highly recommended for fashionable men? Well, we believe they solve a lot of style problems. It is very hard to go wrong with black watches. They match with most outfits and will help when you are in a conundrum about the perfect way to accessorize. Versatile black watches are perfect for everyday use.

For a fashion accessory that is always in high demand, it is understandable that there is an abundance of black watches for men in the market. There are so many vendors advertising different models of watches that it will be very difficult to pick the perfect one for you. We want to make the experience easier for you. Here, we will review the top five men’s black watches that are versatile and perfect for everyday use.

TOP 5 Black Watches For Men 

  1. Venice Moonphase Black Gold Mesh Watch

The wonderful Venice Moonphase comes in an all-black design that is perfect for all stylish men. The pitch-black mesh is sleek and suits the wonderful black gold dial—the gold accents in the dial and the moonphase help to give it a distinctive look. The Italy-inspired design adds to the overall appeal, with the architectural artwork on the caseback demonstrating the uncommon quality it represents. The sapphire crystal hardened mineral glass is another important feature of the watch, offering a protective layer that is resistant to scratch. 

  1. Venice Monochrome Automatic Black Watch

Nothing feels cool and confident on the wrist like quality mens watches with black leather strap. If you want to know how that feels, the Venice Monochrome Automatic from Filippo Loreti is the perfect watch to buy. The classic black-and-white design makes it perfect for everyday use. The elegant moon and sun dial adds a touch of sophistication, which is another angle that will impress fashion-conscious individuals. This is a very durable watch. The sapphire crystal hardened mineral glass also makes it scratch resistant, meaning the watch will look great and flawless for years.

  1. Okeanos Black Steel Link Watch

This is a valuable men’s black dial watch that will look adorable on your wrist and match with most black outfits. While the watche’s stainless steel link bracelet is not black, the dial is all shades of black excellence. The background is pitch black, just like the bezel. It features luminous hands and indexes that make checking time against the black background easier. This is a water-resistant timepiece. The unidirectional rotating bezel will measure diving time and depth effectively, helping you to go deeper when you are feeling adventurous. The artful engraving on the caseback and the crown demonstrate clearly the quality of craftsmanship.

  1. Florence Black Matte Watch

If you are a fan of bold men’s watches that is matte black, this Florence Timepiece will be a must-buy. It is a well-built black wonder that has all the qualities you will expect from a watch that is not supposed to look or feel ordinary. The 316L Stainless steel case is considered the standard for a premium watch and is supported by a sapphire crystal glass that provides a protective layer that is resistant to scratch. This will keep the timepiece looking great for years. There is also an anti-reflective coating that will reduce glare and help you read the time correctly under different lighting conditions. 

  1. Ascari Grand Prix GP 1952 Black Men’s Watch

All the watches in the Asari Grand Prix series are spectacular, but this is our top choice when it comes to black watches. While it has an all-black integrated rubber strap, the dial is beautifully designed. While black is the dominant background color, the touches of silver and rose gold makes this watch super-appealing. It has several other incredible features like a unidirectional turning bezel, luminous hands and indexes, AM/PM indicator, chronograph pushers, hands, and reset pushers, and more.

Why Filippo Loreti Men’s Black Watches?

We intentionally focused on Filippo Loreti watches here because we want you to get the best watches at the best prices. We understand how their watches are made and are convinced that it is the best approach to premium watch marketing. These watches are not mass-produced. They are made according to the orders placed by genuine customers on the models.

Filippo Loreti watches are also sold directly to the consumers. The watchmakers cut off middlemen completely to ensure that their customers get their premium watches at the lowest possible prices. The risk of buying a fake watch is also eliminated.

We believe you fully understand why buying one of the watches featured here is the best decision you can make right now. You can explore Filippo Loreti’s collections of men’s black watches if you want to consider other options besides the top five we’ve recommended for you. 

Roger Dubuis × Pirelli Collaboration

Roger Dubuis – Hitting the Slopes of Aspen

Daring and duality are an integral part of everything Roger Dubuis does. Tradition with a contemporary twist is embedded in its DNA, along with excess to the point of extravagance. In parallel, Roger Dubuis timepieces are the ultimate embodiment of exclusive production expressing a seldom seen level of quality. The brand epitomizes technicity, serving aestheticism to reveal unleashed creativity. This is made possible by an integrated approach fueled by creative engineers with a unique talent for drawing raw inspiration from other avant-garde industries. Nonconformist and indomitably free-spirited, Roger Dubuis displays unparalleled mastery of complications and shatters every known watchmaking cliché.

Experience: a priceless collector’s item

Guests at any Roger Dubuis event have learned to expect the unexpected from a brand that never misses an opportunity to spring exclusive experiences. Early 2020 was no exception to this rule as Aspen geared up to stage the latest in the Roger Dubuis range of far-out adventures.

On this occasion, surrounded by snowy peaks and legendary ski runs, a lucky few had the privilege of experiencing Roger Dubuis’ particular gift as a provider of unparalleled thrills. The many perfectly choreographed sensations lined up by Roger Dubuis at Aspen included an invitation to drive a Lamborghini on ice.

A brutal truth

Rooted in this unadulterated adrenaline rush is the latest embodiment of Roger Dubuis’ unshakable determination to defy existing watchmaking codes at every level. With its sporty aesthetics and famous Poinçon de Genève-certified astral skeleton signature (820SQ calibre), the 28-piece Excalibur Pirelli Ice Zero 2 Spider America Edition took Aspen by storm. The Excalibur Pirelli Ice Zero 2 owes its name to the new studded tire of the Pirelli range: a tire developed for high performance on ice in the most extreme winter conditions, similar to the ones that the guests experienced in Aspen.

The new watch features a gleaming natural titanium case, all offset by icy blue accents. It comes complete with a state-of-the-art ICE ZERO™ 2 studded tire strap with Pirelli Cinturato™ intermediate pattern on the inside. Owners also received an additional bimaterial strap featuring a black rubber base and blue rubberTech inlay. Characterized by a shared penchant for pushing the limits and a common focus on aesthetics in R&D-driven approaches, this iconic partnership is equally rooted in a focus on superlative technical engineering and ultra high-tech materials, along with an unfettered determination to stay ahead of the pack. The latest addition to Roger Dubuis’ iconic Excalibur line is living proof of the brutal truth of boldness that characterizes Roger Dubuis – spectacular sensations, wild emotions and the most creative complications on the watchmaking world.

ROGER DUBUIS
Roger Dubuis has been at the forefront of contemporary Haute Horlogerie since 1995. Driven by an avantgarde spirit, a firm commitment to being part of a tribe, and a penchant for strong mechanical content, the Maison’s rampant creativity is unleashed onto extravagant, disruptive design exemplified by serial innovations. Systematically pushing both technical and aesthetic boundaries, boldness and extravagance are the brand’s signatures expressed through the Maison’s favorite platform of expression: Excalibur. Whether it’s about code-breaking designs or thundering technology.

PIRELLI
Pirelli was founded in 1872 and is now one of the world’s leading tire-makers, specializing exclusively in tires for cars, motorbikes and road bikes, as well as associated services. Pirelli enjoys a unique space in the High Value tire sector, thanks to products with advanced technological content, which have obtained more than 2700 homologations in partnership with the world’s most prestigious car manufacturers. Pirelli is constantly engaged in cutting-edge research and development, re-investing 6.1% of its High Value revenue, in order to maintain the highest levels of performance, safety, and environmental respect. Pirelli has been active in motorsport since 1907 and from 2011 has been exclusive supplier to the Formula 1 World Championship, recently renewing until 2023. Pirelli will also be exclusive supplier to the World Rally Championship from 2021 to 2024.

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G-SHOCK × MISCHIEF

Casio G-SHOCK announces an all-new, limited-edition women’s timepiece in collaboration with MISCHIEF, the Seoul street fashion brand that is popular throughout Asia. This collaborative model is inspired by the street fashion culture of the 90s that has become the signature style of the MISCHIEF brand along with the dial look that created the G-SHOCK boom back in the 90s. The new GMAS model showcases this nostalgic look with a transparent case and band in “sun-washed” coloring.

The GMAS140MC-1A includes nods to the two brands that are known for their sleek, streetwear looks for women, with the MISCHIEF logo appearing on the watch face, and engraved on the back cover and band. The band clasp also comes with the unique detail of “DEADLY COMBINATION” printed on the band, celebrating the coming together of G-SHOCK and MISCHIEF. To finish the look of the 90s-inspired timepiece, the updated GMAS arrives in custom packaging that features the MISCHIEF logo printed across the box.

Additionally, the GMAS140MC-1A arrives in the classic GMAS circular model shape and boasts large side buttons, making it easy to use for women that are always on the go.

The new model also comes equipped with standard G-SHOCK technology such as: 

  • Shock Resistance
  • 200M Water Resistance
  • Stopwatch
  • Auto LED Light
  • Lap/Split Time
  • Magnetic Resistance
  • Countdown Timer
  • 5 Daily Alarms
  • 12/24 Hr.Time Formats
  • Full Auto Calendar

The GMAS140MC-1A will retail for $120 and will be available for purchase starting this March at gshock.com, G-SHOCK Soho Store, and select G-SHOCK retailers including Macy’s.

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Tips for selecting a wide array of ladies wrist watches

Women’s wrist watches gained popularity shortly after the infamous pendant watches stopped production. Women liked pendants because they could hang them around their neck or keep them in a dress pocket. In those days, it was women who had more opportunity to display their watches because it also doubled as a fashion accessory. Now they’re tons of beautiful looking women’s wrist watches on the market. They come in many styles, sizes and designs which would make any watch lover ecstatic. Every year, new units are launched, and almost every successful woman is now in full ownership of one. To maintain a solid collection, you must possess at least one of each type. They’re very accessible and readily available at tudor alongside of other designer pieces.

Sports watches

It’s perfect for an assertive woman who holds an active lifestyle. No matter the sport, water-resistant watches also include other advanced features like stopwatch and timer. Sports watches are thinner for women than men. There are a ton of brands which can be found on Amazon like the Panerai.

Clocks and Watches

They usually come with a thin, comfortable leather strap. Normally they have no velcro or rubber strap component as it’s a must for every woman’s daily wardrobe set.

Jewelry Watches

They are the most critical. It takes months to years fabricate such timepieces. These are made by a master craftsman and are usually made with precious stones and materials. The stones are finely tuned and matched for a very clean and unpretentious look. They are considered the most expensive in the wrist watche category.

Attractive looking women’s watches

Great looking women’s wrist watches have undergone an evolution from pendant styling to wrist watch types. Whatever your personality type, you can be sure to find something that is right for you. It’s just as important that you wear something that makes you look and feel comfortable.

Neutral watches subjects

If you don’t possess much of a budget, get something that is neutral. That means you shouldn’t purchase something that looks trendy or too formal. Choosing the right timepiece isn’t just about buying something cheaper. It’s about selecting something that’s stylish and fits your personality as well as overall wardrobe.

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24 HOURS OF TOUGHNESS

G-SHOCK’S “24 HOURS OF TOUGHNESS” SERIES COMES TO A CLOSE WITH STAR-STUDDED HERO FILM

Final Video Stars Fashion Designer Emily Oberg, Professional Surfer Malia Manuel and Musician / Actress Meg Donnelly

Today, Casio G-SHOCK launches the hero film recapping its first-ever “24 Hours of Toughness” series, a campaign centered around powerful and influential women who operate outside the traditional 9 to 5.

Spotlighted in the 50-second video are Influencer / Fashion Designer Emily Oberg, who is seen designing the latest collection for her label Sporty & Rich, Professional Surfer Malia Manuel who we follow through Kauai, Hawaii for a day both on and off the board, and Musician / Actress Meg Donnelly who balances recording new music while appearing as Taylor Otto on ABC’s hit sitcom “American Housewife.”

The series, which celebrates these women as exemplars of absolute toughness, provides viewers with a glimpse at their non‐traditional schedules by following their creative process over the course of 24 hours. 

The hero film, which features all three women can be viewed in its entirety here: http://bit.ly/GSHOCKFinal24Hrs.

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Gorillaz-Bundle


Didn’t have a chance to get all your Black Friday / Christmas shopping done? No worries, G-SHOCK has a new holiday giftset, the Gorillaz-Bundle, a special collaboration with the world-famous virtual band, Gorillaz. Arriving with two popular analog and digital designs, the watches retail for $340.00 and are now shoppable at gshock.com.

ABOUT GORILLAZ-BUNDLE

The colors of the GWB5600GZ model are inspired by the hues of Gorillaz’s latest* album “NOW NOW.” A combination of pop blue and pink are incorporated into the design, and the bi-color message “NOW” floats onto the display whenever it is illuminated with the backlight.
 
Base model for the second watch in bundle gift set is the newer Carbon Core Guard analog GA2000 Series with replaceable band. The GA2000GZ model features the same camouflage pattern as Gorillaz’s eponymous first album. This model comes with two bands, one with a vivid hue pattern and one with darker military style coloring. Both models come in specially designed packaging that is befitting of G-SHOCK collaboration timepieces.

CASIO G-SHOCK SHOWCASES SOPHISTICATED STRENGTH WITH

ALL-NEW MT-G MODEL

Premium New Model Arrives in an Updated and Sleek, All-Black Case

Today, Casio G-SHOCK announces the latest timepiece in its luxury men’s line of MT-G models. The metal-based MTGB1000XBD-1 brings sophisticated strength, arriving with an all-new, carbon layered bezel to provide outstanding shock resistance in a lightweight case and band. The updated model’s sleek, all black case has a mirror and hairline finish and the dial is highlighted with bright red accents, raising its strength and style to greater heights.

The new MT-G raises the popular line up of luxury timepieces to greater heights, boasting new details to enhance its overall strength and style. The watch also provides pristine visibility and scratch resistance, with a scratch-resistant non-reflective coating applied to the high-transparency sapphire crystal.

Created with G-SHOCK’s Tough Triple G Resist technology, the latest MT-G model was designed to be able to withstand the toughest activities, but still be worn comfortably from day to night.

The MTGB1000XBD-1 comes equipped with G-SHOCK’s most premium features, including Bluetooth connectivity, which pairs with the G-SHOCK Connected App for accurate timekeeping, and Two-Way Time Sync technology that combines self-adjusting atomic timekeeping for an accurate hour / date display virtually anywhere on the globe. The model also arrives with tough solar technology features for self-charging capabilities.

The MTGB1000XBD-1 also comes equipped with standard G-SHOCK technology including:

  • 200M water resistance and shock resistance
  • Super illuminator LED light
  • Dual Dial Display
  • 1/1 Sec. Stopwatch (24 Hr.)
  • Countdown Timer (24 Hr.)
  • Daily alarm
  • World time (39 TZ + 27 cities)
  • Full Auto Calendar

The MTGB1000XBD-1 will retail for $1,100 and will be available for purchase beginning in November at standard G-SHOCK retailers including Macy’s, the G-SHOCK Soho Store, and gshock.com.

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About G-SHOCK
CASIO’s shock-resistant G-SHOCK watch is synonymous with toughness, born from the developer Mr. Ibe’s dream of ‘creating a watch that never breaks’. Over 200 handmade samples were created and tested to destruction until finally in 1983 the first, now iconic G-SHOCK hit the streets of Japan and began to establish itself as ‘the toughest watch of all time’. Each watch encompasses the 7 elements; electric shock resistance, gravity resistance, low temperature resistance, vibration resistance, water resistance, shock resistance and toughness. The watch is packed with Casio innovations and technologies to prevent it from suffering direct shock; this includes internal components protected with urethane and suspended timekeeping modules inside the watch structure. Since its launch, G-SHOCK has continued to evolve, continuing to support on Mr. Ibe’s mantra “never, never give up.” www.gshock.com/home.

About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casio.com.

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MALIA MANUEL × G-SHOCK

G-SHOCK PARTNERS WITH STAR SUFER MALIA MANUEL FOR SECOND VIDEO IN “24 HOURS OF TOUGHNESS” SERIES

New Campaign Centers Around Powerful Women Pushing the Boundaries of Time

Casio G-SHOCK recently launched the second of three videos in its powerful “24 Hours of Toughness” series, a campaign centered around influential women in the creative space and how they operate outside of the traditional 9 to 5.

Featuring Kauai, Hawaii native and female surf legend Malia Manuel, the campaign offers a behind-the-scenes look at Malia’s life on and off the board. Malia, who is a G-SHOCK ambassador, also became the youngest surfer ever to win the U.S. Open of Surfing at the age of 14.

“I love what I do and being able to inspire young female athletes,” said Malia. “As someone who doesn’t operate within the traditional 9 to 5, the campaign presented an exciting opportunity for me to showcase my everyday life and the place I love most.”

Malia’s video can be viewed in its entirety here: HERE.

“We’re excited to continue sharing inspirational stories through our campaign,” said David Johnson, Vice President of Casio’s Timepiece Division. “There are so many untraditional ways to achieve success and the women in our campaign don’t let the traditional boundaries of time stop them.”

In addition to showcasing Malia’s commitment to her sport, the new video also introduces the latest women’s series – the GMAB800. Designed with the active, modern woman in mind, the new watches feature several fitness-focused functions useful for daily health management and are the first women’s collection offering Bluetooth connectivity to measure the number of steps, the walking or running pace, and calories burned.

The GMAB800 collection retails for $120 each and are available for purchase at select G-SHOCK retailers including Macy’s, G-SHOCK Soho Store, and gshock.com.

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G-SHOCK SKELETON SERIES

CASIO G-SHOCK DEBUTS LATEST SKELETON SERIES IN THREE NEW COLORWAYS FOR FALL 2019
                                                                               
Three New Models Bring Nostalgia 90’s Technology to Popular DW5600 Series
                                                                       
Casio G-SHOCK adds to its popular DW5600 series debuting new timepieces in three new semi-transparent colorways Blue (DW5600SB-2), Green (DW5600SB-3) and Red (DW5600SB-4) for a simple, yet edgy, elevated look. 
 
Part of the latest Clear Skeleton Series, which launched this April, the new watches are colorful additions to the DW5600 series. Arriving in the popular candy color trends with their striking appeal including a one-tone chromatic color casing and band in transparent jelly style, these new models express a futuristic take on nostalgia.  The reverse LCD with matching color tint showcases a minimalistic design that matches the classic original G-SHOCK.
 
Inspired by the popular 90’s transparent handheld and home videogame systems, the newest DW5600SB models boasts the brand’s classic square shape and staple functions such as a built-in EL backlight and Flash Alert to provide easy use even in low-light conditions.
                                                                           
The DW5600SB models also come equipped with G-SHOCK technology including: 
                                                               

Shock Resistant

200M Water Resistance

Stopwatch

Multi-Function Alarm

Countdown Timer

12/24 Hr formats

 
The DW5600SB models will retail for $110 and will be available for purchase beginning in October at G-SHOCK retailers including Macy’s, the G-SHOCK Soho Store, and gshock.com.