As we recently told you, Fratellowatches partnered with Watchtime USA. This means we have our own feature on Watchtime.com every Friday. Last Friday, I wrote an article on my favorite Rolex, the GMT-Master. Without exception, I love all of them but do of course have some preferences. Therefor, I listed my Top 3 favorite Rolex GMT-Master watches on Watchtime.
The watch that doesn't need further introduction, the Rolex Day-Date. Introduced in 1956 as the first chronometer wristwatch that had a day and date complication. A classic timepiece from the start, that - in the meanwhile - has and had a lot of prominent owners. This year during the Baselworld 2013 exhibition, Rolex introduced a few new variations to their flagship collection, yellow and white gold Day-Date models on a leather strap with the following dial colors: cognac, cherry, chocolate, green and blue.
Fratellowatches was present on the Gumball 3000 grid in Copenhagen last weekend. With Hublot being the official sponsor for this 15th anniversary edition it was definitely not the only brand on the wrist of the drivers. The Gumball 3000 is an annual 3,000-mile (4,800 km) road rally which takes place on public roads, with a different route around the world each year. This year the rally starts in Copenhagen and goes to Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Riga, Warsaw, Vienna and the finish is in Monte Carlo.
For us, one of the nice surprises this last Baselworld was definitely the stainless steel Rolex Yacht-Master II ref. 116680. A few years ago, Rolex introduced the Yacht-Master II. It wasn't a successor to the Yacht-Master ref. 16622 but an addition to the collection. While the Yacht-Master was connected with yachting, there was no specific feature of the watch that would support the men on boats. Except for being water resistant. The Yacht-Master II is one of the few Rolex watches with a 'real' complication besides a date feature. The regatta (countdown) chronograph will help skippers in the yachting competition to have a perfect start. In this article, we will tell you how it works.
As every year, everyone started running towards the Rolex booth right after the opening of the Baselworld exhibition. Rumours about a new Rolex GMT-Master II seemed to be true, although there wasn't a Coke or Pepsi configuration to show. Instead, Rolex came up with a blue and black configuration. New was the Rolex Yacht-Master II in stainless steel. More about those models later. Let's focus on the brand new Rolex Daytona reference 116506 first!