It would be hard to overstate the importance of Rolex in modern horology. Their timeless designs are instantly recognisable, and their technological innovations numerous. Discover more about Rolex than meets the wrist at Time+Tide.

What Sealed The Deal – Peter's Rolex Explorer II Ref. 216570, "when I got it there wasn't a huge amount of demand"

The Explorer II often does the rounds at the top of 'the most underrated Rolex model' list, and it's not difficult to see why. In addition to many of the attractive hallmarks of steel sports Rolex models, it also has just a dash more personality – is it the pop of orange that catches your eye? The bezel? Or in this case the almost luminous white dial? Peter counts the ways he loves this model, and explains what sealed the deal…

Battle Royale: The T+T Team debate which is the best modern-day Rolex Daytona

It's a new segment. It's called Battle Royale. Someone nominates a collection, and we fight to the death for our favourite from said collection until there is one opinion standing. Well, not really. That would be bloody, time-consuming, fairly hard to adjudicate and likely to upset HR. So, why don't we just make our case for our pick, and then try to eviscerate each other's (clearly poor) choices in comments? The idea was hatched when we came to the realisation…

RECOMMENDED WATCHING: Tyson Fury can't go without his Rolex Day-Date 40

Tyson "The Gypsy King" Fury is an interesting man … to say the least. And, as of last night, the Brit is once again the boxing Heavyweight Champion of the World, dominating Deontay Wilder for seven rounds before finishing the American with a ruthless onslaught that left Wilder's corner with no choice but to throw in the towel. It was a stunning performance by Fury and firmly solidifies his place as one of the greatest boxers of this generation. On…

IN-DEPTH: Exploring 3 eras of the Rolex Datejust – Part 2

Find Part 1 of the Rolex Datejust history right here. A Power Watch in 1989: The Reference 16233 A good example of the historical adaptability of the Datejust came with the reversal of world fortunes in the 1980s. There were the literal fortunes made by young traders on Wall Street but also the overall optimism drawn from events of the decade leading up to the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. It was a good time to be Rolex (was…

IN-DEPTH: Exploring 3 eras of the Rolex Datejust – Part 1

The clichés applied to these watches are endless: iconic, archetypal, essential … and the list goes on. What can be said about the Rolex Datejust that hasn't already been said? Quite a bit actually when presented with the opportunity to look at a cross section of the watch's evolution firsthand. Most Time+Tide readers will know that the Datejust model goes all the way back to 1945 and in this article we are going to look at the Datejust starting in…

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