There is little doubt that the relentless cycles of fashion trends affect us all, no matter if we are ‘fashion-conscious or not. While some people worship the current trends, trading colors as the season progresses, noting what hairstyles footballers and celebrities bear so they can mimic them, others claim to have no interest in the passing styles that grip catwalk and pavement alike – yet there is no escape. Whether we like it or not, the clothes, shoes, belts buckles, and accessories we wear depend on a select few – those that decide what the shops will sell, and there is no denying that this is a decision based entirely on what is ‘in’ this season.
Watches are no exception to this consumptive force; at the moment a rich, vibrant blue is making a comeback in watch dials right across the market – a pleasant cooling sensation to counter the hot summer perhaps. With so many people influenced by high-profile celebrities that cannot afford to be ‘unfashionable’ (think snide remarks from women’s magazines), fashion is a force to be reckoned with; one that few manufacturers can risk ignoring.
Of the major watch manufacturers, few can safely bypass fashion trends if they wish to survive. Of those that can, the name Best Rolex Watches instantly springs to mind. Rolex watches are a marvel to look at. Part of the reason that they are so iconic is the fact that the company has found an enormously successful design and stuck with it; a Rolex made thirty or forty years ago is not worlds away from its modern counterpart. The subtle differences in a Rolex’s appearance as it morphs over the years have as much to do with security and technology as to do with aesthetic improvements.
The biggest challenge that Rolex faces is not the endlessly changing (yet, ultimately, endlessly repeating) fashions, but endlessly inventive counterfeiters, desperate to cash in on the golden reputation that Rolex has developed. Over the years, Rolex has tried several different security measures, from holograms to laser etched crystal, and as these methods have superseded each other, they have left a minefield of mistakes for counterfeiters to fall into, which can help in their identification. Anyone trying to mimic an older Rolex has to get the security feature correct, as well as the watch’s design.
The bezel is an important cosmetic feature of any Rolex watch. Apart from making the case more pressure-proof while measuring the elapsed time and average speed in certain sports models, it also renders a touch of class to the watch. Rolex offers different styles in bezels for most of its models. There are two broad categories of Bezels: Simple Bezels and Jeweled Bezels
Simple Bezels include all styles that are not fitted with precious or semi-precious stones. Best Rolex Watches offers several options in jeweled Bezels in many of the popular watch models. If you like jewelry and want to flaunt an exceptional-looking wristwatch, a Bezel outfitted with precious or semi-precious stones is a perfect choice. However, such options are available for 18k gold and platinum models only. This means that if you are looking for a diamond Bezel in stainless steel models, you may not be able to find one. In the preowned market, however, stainless steel Rolex watches with a diamond Bezel are readily available. We believe we can supply you with the watch you are looking for in terms of both design and jewelry.
The subtle design changes that Rolex makes every year merely nod in the direction of current trends – the new Submariner has a blue dial and bezel, but an updated model of the classic black version is its counterpoint, and few of the other new models feature much blue at all. The 2009 version of the Cosmography Daytona is diamond studded, and its only homage to blue is the subtle, tasteful blue numbers around the dial.
While many watch manufacturers appear to lead the way in terms of fashions, with new designs that show off technical prowess rather than pure aesthetics, the constantly changing designs and appearance of these watches, in size, shape, and materials reflect a deeper concern over their image. When a company’s more vintage models look ‘dated’, it is certainly a sign that they have moved with the ebb and flow of fashion, and not, like Rolex, created an utterly timeless fashion of their own.
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