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The History Of Rolex Military Submariner

Strictly speaking, Rolex’s long and extremely fruitful association with the military forces of the world can be traced right back to the 1930s. The brand had already changed the entire direction of the wristwatch with their invention of the Oyster case the decade before, which transformed them instantly from delicate accessories worn exclusively by women into robust and resilient tools fit for active duty.

In the years leading up to WWII, a small Italian watchmaker called Panerai, which had been supplying their country’s Navy with high precision instruments since the turn of the century, was commissioned to outfit frogman commandos of the First Submarine Group Command with a watch to be worn as they carried out underwater demolition operations. Panerai looked immediately to Rolex and their waterproof housings, and together formed the ref. 3646 – the first reference of what would become known as the Radiomir, named after the luminescent material that Panerai had patented to allow the watch to be read in the depths.

The watches may have said Panerai on the dial, but they carried a Rolex movement (the Cal. 618), were assembled by Rolex, and had the brand’s Oyster case to thank for its water resistance. A huge success, the two collaborated on delivering the watches to the Italian military until 1956.
History of Rolex Military Watches Panerai 3646

World War II

By the time the war broke out in Europe, Rolex had already established themselves as the makers of highly durable and reliable timepieces. Their watches had accompanied the Houston Expedition – the first-ever flight over Mount Everest in 1933, as well as being worn by Sir Malcolm Campbell on his bone-jarring land speed record attempts in, among other places, Daytona Beach, Florida. With Switzerland guaranteed neutrality by the Treaty of Paris in 1815, members of the Swiss watchmaking industry were happy to supply both sides of the conflict – that is, all except one.

Although Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf was German by birth, his condemnation of Hitler’s fascist government was unwavering, and he threw his company’s full support behind the allied forces. Wilsdorf even sent watches to captured soldiers in POW camps to replace the ones that their guards had confiscated, with instructions that the officers were not to ‘even think about payment’ until they were safely home.
History of Rolex Military Watches - oyster perpetual bubble back
One particular favorite of these models was the ref. 3525, an early attempt at a chronograph, featuring a Valjoux movement and one-piece construction that earned it the nickname the ‘Monoblocco’. Prized especially for its accuracy, it became instrumental during the mass breakout from Stalag Luft III in 1944, the subject of the classic movie The Great Escape.

But it was aerial warfare that really came of age in WWII, and the new breed of military aviators – particularly of the British RAF – adopted Rolex as their timepiece of choice. The pilots had already started buying Oyster models out of their own pockets before the outbreak of the war, preferring their larger size and greater legibility. Following their valiant defense of the U.K. in the Battle of Britain in 1940, Wilsdorf commissioned a series of ‘Air’ models specifically for the airmen. Simple, three-handed, manually-wound pieces, they were given names like Air-Tiger, Air Lion, Air-Giant and, one still familiar today, the Air-King.

When reviewing the Rolex Air-King you will notice that this was the only one still being made by 1945, and it has remained in production (bar a couple of years off starting in 2014) through to the modern-day.
History of Rolex Military Watches air-king 5500

Post-War

1945 was also the year Rolex marked its 40th anniversary, and to celebrate they launched an all-new and revolutionary model. The Datejust was the first self-winding, waterproof wristwatch in the world to display the date through a window on the dial.

By 1953, Rolex had introduced another piece that would eventually go on to join the Datejust family, known as the Turn-O-Graph. However, the debut reference bore a striking resemblance to a certain dive watch about to hit the stands, complete with the first rotating bezel Rolex ever put into serial production. The movable surround offered a simple way to measure and record time, which soon brought it to the attention of the U.S. Air Force’s aerobatic squadron. Known as the Thunderbirds, the group adopted the Turn-O-Graph as their official timepiece, and Rolex renamed the watch after them for the North American market.

Yet, while it clocked up a number of firsts – other than the bezel, it can claim to be the brand’s first sanctioned military watch, their first real tool watch and the first to be released in a Rolesor combination of gold and steel – the Turn-O-Graph struggled to find an audience and lagged way behind others in the collection. It would limp on until 2011, when Rolex finally pulled the plug, and the Turn-O-Graph’s 58-year run came to an end.
History of Rolex Military Watches - submariner 6538 bond

The MilSub

And this is the one that springs to mind whenever the words ‘Rolex’ and ‘military’ are mentioned. Released just a year after the Turn-O-Graph, but destined for much greater things, the Submariner was selected by the British Ministry of Defense as the new issue for the Royal Navy in 1954. Rolex sent over around 50 examples of the ref. 6538 (a.k.a the Big Crown Sub, a.k.a the Bond Sub – I think that’s all of them) for field testing, eventually reporting back in 1957.
History of Rolex Military Watches - milsub submariner 5513 5517

As evidence of just how perfectly designed and engineered the world’s favorite dive watch is, only two general changes were required to bring the civilian version up to spec. The spring bars were a potential point of weakness, so Rolex soldered a solid bar between the lugs to hold the nylon NATO strap. And the bezel was enlarged so it hung over the edges of the case, making it easier to turn while wearing gloves. They also changed the former coin-style edging for the serrated edge we know today and forged it from German nickel silver rather than brass, so that it would dent on impact rather than break.

The changes were so minor they didn’t even warrant a new reference number, and those watches were simply classified as the A/6538s. It became the first of the four so-called MilSubs, the most-grail of grail watches for many collectors. Those originals served up until 1967 when the MOD went the same way as James Bond himself and switched to Omega. However, the Seamaster 300 only lasted until 1971 before the Submariner returned.

The U.K.’s Special Forces regiments (the SAS and SBS) took delivery of around 1,200 examples based on the ref. 5513. All more or less identical, the watches, with reference numbers 5513, 5517, and the double reference 5513/5517, introduced a few further tweaks on the A/6538.
History of Rolex Military Watches -milsub submarinerThe bezel, now stainless steel with an aluminum insert, featured hash marks for the full 60-minutes rather than just the first 15 as on the commercially available Submariner. The Mercedes style handset was swapped for a pair of ‘Sword’ or ‘Gladiator hands, and the seconds hand was given an arrow tip. A small letter ‘T’ in a circle above the six o’clock index indicated the use of radioactive tritium for the luminescence on the dial and hands. And the casebacks were engraved – 0552 for the Special Boat Service, W10 for the Special Air Service.

Of all the MilSubs made, only about 12 genuine examples of the A/6538 are estimated to have survived, and around 180 models of the other three. I specify ‘genuine’ because, as you can imagine, prices for these ultra-rare and historically fascinating pieces are sky-high; something that is only too tempting to the counterfeiters of the world. Turning a regular Submariner into a hugely valuable MilSub is not that hard, and more than a few buyers have been fooled. Seen one up for sale? Ask a lot of questions.
History of Rolex Military Watches MilSub Submariner EngravingThe MilSubs was retired in 1979, but Rolex still remained the go-to for many military forces. Elite units are known to occasionally commission the manufacture for extremely limited edition runs of favored watches, such as the Submariner and Explorer II pieces sent to the Special Reconnaissance Regiment of the British Army.

Although these days Rolex is known more as the ultimate in aspirational lifestyle luxuriousness, there is no denying they still make some of the finest tool watches in the business.

History of Rolex Military Watches - milsub submariner 5513 5517

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Glashütte Original Watches Review

Glashütte Original embodies innovative German watchmaking art that meets the highest standards of quality.In their manufactory the watchmakers’ traditional craft skills encounter state-of-the-art production technologies. Passion, the delicate touch of a practised hand and impressive in-house production depth come together to create exclusive timepieces of extreme precision and timeless elegance.

Excellence

All over the world, the art of German engineering is synonymous with excellent quality. Timepieces made by Glashütte Original are thus proud to carry their “Made in Germany” seal of origin, and represent the epitome of extreme precision, reliability and stability. As a result of the high standards that they set for engineering design and production of a watch, they are able to create products of lasting value.

Modernity

Innovative micro-engineering, state of the art technologies and fresh, clear design characterise the timepieces from Glashütte Original. Young watchmakers who have completed their training with the highest marks are privileged to learn from and work with their more experienced colleagues. Together they make use of expert knowledge, creativity and profound commitment to ensure that the Glashütte art of watchmaking never comes to rest and is always moving forward.

Originality

The concept of originality is part of their brand identity. It stands for authenticity, but also for creativity and a wealth of ideas. Glashütte Original is doubly bound to honour its name: Almost every single part of each watch movement is produced with the highest degree of production depth and artfully brought to completion. Thus every watch bears witness to the living art of Glashütte watchmaking and is, at the same time, a true original.

Tradition

Glashutte Original Senator Excellence Panorama Date Moon Phase 2018 Steel

The Glashütte art of watchmaking looks back on a long and eventful history of more than 170 years. The traditions it has inherited and its multifaceted experiences live on today at Glashütte Original. The nurture of this significant heritage serves the brand as a basis for its efforts to shape the future of the art of watchmaking.

Exclusivity

Every one of Their timepieces is exclusive and exceptional, whether part of a limited edition or not. Each year tehy make no more than a few hundred pieces of any given model, even of their bestsellers. In appearance neither pretentious nor luxurious, watches from Glashütte Original are exquisite masterpieces that highlight the owner’s personality with casual understatement.

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Glashütte Original embodies innovative German watchmaking art that meets the highest standards of quality.

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Beauty – inner as well as outer – is a guiding principle at Glashütte Original. Whether a matter of harmonious overall design, elaborately polished movement components, artful engravings or the delicate shimmer of a dial – the search for absolute perfection and beauty is reflected in each and every watch. In the end, it is the absolute beauty of a timepiece that moves a connoisseur of fine watches to fall in love with it.

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How to Care for Your Watch

Owning any watch, quartz or mechanical, involves some form of investment. Beyond the financial, which can range from just a few dollars to literally millions, it is also necessary to devote a certain amount of time and care to maintain everything ensure that everything keeps running as it should.

The importance of properly looking after luxury timepieces like Rolex watches cannot really be overstated. With mechanical pieces especially, you are dealing with a huge number of tiny components, all finely tuned to work together within incredibly tight tolerances. Additionally, the case that houses them all has to remain as impervious to the elements as possible. The good news is you don’t have to have a particularly deep understanding on exactly how your watch operates in order to safeguard it. Just a little common sense and a willingness to follow a few rules can help guarantee that it will last a lifetime and beyond.

How to care for your Rolex watch

Winding Your Watch

We may as well start with the most controversial point. There are several camps in the ‘keeping your watch wound’ argument. Some people believe any mechanical model should be kept running at all times, either by winding it yourself (if it’s a manually-wound watch) or, if it is an automatic, by wearing it or placing it in a watch winder, in order to keep the internal oils and lubricants circulating. Others at the opposite end of the debate think letting the watch wind down and lay dormant while not in use saves any form of wear and tear on the gears.

Personally, I fear any form of commitment and choose to go the middle route. Obviously the watch you wear everyday or even semi-regularly takes care of itself, but if you have a piece in storage you are not going to use for any length of time, it could well benefit from being wound once a month or so to keep things flowing.

Omega co-axial watch movement

There are other parameters to keep in mind too. A modern watch is more likely to have high tech synthetic oils which are affected only by things like age or temperature rather than if they are kept moving or not. A vintage model that hasn’t been serviced in a long time (when oils are routinely refreshed) may not.

Additionally, the type of watch should be taken into account as well. Letting a relatively basic piece stop is no big deal when it comes to restarting it again. Simply wind the crown and off it goes. But something with a highly involved complication, such as a perpetual calendar or moonphase, really should be kept going. Resetting those is a far more complex challenge.

Rolex watch movement caliber 3235

Keep It Clean

No real controversy here. Keeping your watch as clean as possible is a bit of a no-brainer. As well as making sure it looks good, it also reduces the likelihood of any small particles or debris which may have built up from making their way inside the case and damaging the movement.

The best way to clean depends on the water resistance of the watch. If it is only rated to 30m or so, a soft, damp cloth is your best bet. Higher than that and you can use a soft-bristled toothbrush and be slightly more thorough. If it is a professional dive watch, with 100m+ of waterproofing, you can immerse it completely, providing of course that you have screwed down the crown.

Among the things to avoid are submerging the watch in hot water, as this can run the risk of damaging gaskets. Additionally, if it has a leather strap, try and prevent it from getting wet at all – it can harm the appearance of the material as well as weakening it. And don’t use soap and water. Soap molecules can work their way into the smallest spaces and not do your watch any favors at all. Finally, dry it off with a lint-free cloth.

Rolex Daytona Everose rose gold and Diamonds

Know Your Watch’s Limits

We already touched on water resistance, and every watch has a certain amount inherently. But it is vital that you know the true grade for your specific piece and not go beyond it.

A 30m-rated watch is little more than splash proof. Taking it off to wash the dishes is a good idea. 50m will see you safe for a dip in the pool, and 100m is the minimum for sports like water skiing or jet skiing. While you can dive in a 100m watch, you should really try to seek out a watch that has a 200m or ideally 300m depth rating if you plan on using it as your regular dive watch.

Also, keep in mind the age of the model. A watch might be waterproof to 200m when it first rolls off the production line, but seals loose their effectiveness over time and need to be changed. It is a good idea to have gaskets at least checked and the whole watch pressure tested once a year. Most watchmakers have the facility to do it, and it is a pretty inexpensive exercise (cheaper than repairing a water damaged watch anyway). And be aware of any accidental knocks the watch has been subjected to, particularly around the crown, which can also affect the seals.

Rolex Daytona gold mother of pearl watch

Avoid Magnets

Strong magnetic fields have been the bane of the watchmaker’s life for as long as there have been watches (and magnets). Even a comparatively small source, such as a refrigerator door, audio speakers, or just a radio alarm clock, can hamper your watch’s performance. In certain cases, larger sources can even cause serious damage to the movement by warping internal components.

Recent years have seen a host of models entering the market specifically designed to defy these effects, with parts made from paramagnetic materials like silicon. Omega’s latest are resistant to 15,000 gauss or more; for reference, standing next to an MRI machine would put you in the presence of between 5,000 and 20,000 gauss. Older watches that lack these modern materials have a greater susceptibility and so avoidance of any magnetic field is advised.

An experienced watch repair center will always be able to demagnetize your watch for you, but if the effect is severe, it may call for replacement components or a complete overhaul of the movement.

Rolex watch Milgauss Z-Blue 116400GV

Other Things To Avoid

Strong, direct sunlight will cause the colors of your watch to fade – you only have to look at some of the true vintage pieces to see the results. Of course, if you are a fan of the look, it is up to you. Be aware though, if you have a quartz model, a high heat will shorten the battery life.

Another factor to look out for is the effect that chemicals can have. If you are wearing your watch on a leather strap, it is better to avoid spraying perfume or cologne on your wrists. Contact between the two will cause the leather to deteriorate and it could eventually tear.

Rolex Submariner dive watch leather strap

Don’t Neglect Servicing

By far the most important consideration in keeping your beloved watch running perfectly is sticking to a sensible service regimen. As much as it is a bit of a pain, and not the cheapest thing in the world, you can’t really get around it.

If you have ever studied how a mechanical caliber works, it becomes more obvious why it has to be done. Cog teeth grind against other cog teeth. Pallet stones impact on escape wheels. And the balance assembly flies back and forth around 700,000 times a day. They are hardworking pieces of machinery and have to be looked after. The question is, how often?

Rolex watch movement Caliber 3135

Much like the question on whether or not to keep your watch fully wound, there are no shortage of conflicting opinions. Some folk don’t keep to a strict timetable and like to wait until there is a noticeable drop in timekeeping performance. Each to their own, but that seems too cavalier an attitude for me.

A practical, levelheaded schedule of between three and five years should be fine as a sweeping statement. If the watch is especially old, you should consider upping your appointments a little. Similarly, if the piece lives a particularly hard life it will payoff in the long run to get a more frequent overhaul.

And while it can come as a bit of a shock when you are presented with the invoice, keep in mind the level of expertise needed to complete the work. The entire watch has to be stripped down, cleaned, parts replaced and then reassembled and tested. The benefit to you is a timepiece that should see you through the rest of your life and then be handed down to the next generation. In the end, proper care can make luxury watches a bit of a bargain.

Vintage Watch Rolex Red Submariner 1680

Rolex Midsize Watches For Any Gender

His and hers, men’s and women’s, this sort of nomenclature is slowly fading from watchmaking. Sure, you’re unlikely to ever see a man rocking a 28mm watch with a diamond-set bezel, just as much as you’re unlikely to see a woman rocking a massive 49mm Breitling chronograph. With the way watches are trending lately, there is now a hefty pack of mid-size watches out there that are equally suited to any gender; watches that can be shared between a loving couple, whether his and hers, his and his, hers and hers, and so forth. Rolex watches have long been available in an assortment of case sizes, so they’re a prime candidate to look at for a list like this one.

Mid-Size Rolex Watches - Datejust 116200

Rolex Datejust 116200

Mid-Size Rolex Watches - Rolex Datejust 116200

Of the pack, the classic Rolex Datejust in just about any configuration is a no-brainer. I’m especially fond of the reference 116200 for a handful of reasons. First off, the smooth bezel variant is a little less traditional and more understated. Second, it’s a new enough reference that it runs the Superlative Chronometer certified Caliber 3135 self-winding movement. Lastly, at 36mm across its a comfortable size for just about any wrist. This past year Rolex updated this specific model to the new Caliber 3235 and a slightly more slender case, but in the process they edited out one minor detail that previously stood out on this reference – its railroad style minute track which runs outside its hour indices.

Rolex Explorer 14270

Mid-Size Rolex Watches - Explorer 14270

When compiling this list, it doesn’t get much more iconic than the Explorer, so long as we’re aiming to stay under the 40mm case diameter mark. Of course, there’s the origin story of the first explorer reference going up Everest, as well as the general longstanding collectibility of the Explorer line as a whole, but take that all away and you’ve still got a very appealing watch. A 36mm case surrounds a highly legible black dial with bright glowing luminous indices – of course featuring the classic 3-6-9 Arabic numeral layout that has always been a part of its design DNA. Though more utilitarian in design, it’s also an easy one to dress up or dress down by throwing it on a leather or NATO strap.

Rolex Yacht-Master 268622

Mid-Size Rolex Watches - Yacht-Master 268622

Frankly, when this mid-size version of the Yacht-Master came out, I was disappointed that it wasn’t on offer in the larger 40mm case size, however, I’ve grown to love the more compact and funky watch. That subtle pop of neon blue on its seconds hand and text stands out perfectly against its dark rhodium dial. The 37mm diameter sports watch feels a touch smaller at first, as its dial is more compact than other offerings on account of its bezel; however once on the wrist, the size doesn’t feel out of place in the least. Just like its 40mm counterparts, this Yacht-Master features a stainless steel case and bracelet, with its bezel made out of platinum with pronounced relief engraved timing indices.

Rolex Air-King 14000

Mid-Size Rolex Watches - Air-King 14000

We had to get the Air-King into the mix here, though we’re opting for an older reference that’s more similar to the Explorer on our list than the current production 40mm Air-King out there. A sunburst royal blue dial, applied polished 3-6-9 indices, and a mostly brushed case and bracelet (other than its polished bezel) make for an interesting aesthetic mix. Similarly to the Explorer again, this one will walk the fine line between business and casual quite easily, though at 34mm across, it is the most compact of our mid-size selections thus far. Its compact sizing also impacts its market price these days, making it a respectable bargain; you’ll typically find the Air-King 14000 and similar references selling for less than $4k in current market conditions.

Rolex Day-Date President 228206

Mid-Size Rolex Watches - Day-Date 228206

At 40mm, this Rolex Day-Date reference can not really be considered a mid-size watch, and it is the largest offering that we’re throwing into the mix here; however there’s something so charming to its geometric textured ice blue dial that it really feels like the kind of watch that everyone and anyone should wear – if they have the means. You’re looking at a platinum cased beauty here with some serious heft to it, powered by the Rolex Caliber 3255. This was one of the earlier Rolex watches featuring the new-generation 32xx series of movements to hit the market, which improved overall running characteristics as well as power reserve – bumping up to more modern standard of 70 hours.

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Urwerk UR-T8 Colibri Review

Collaborations in watchmaking could easily be said to be overdone. I mean, how often do we need a good cause or a sporting event to compel us to buy a watch? Are they ever the reason our decision tips over from a maybe to a yes? I’d wager not, but there is one thing the standard form of watchmaking event/charity/ambassador does and that is provide exposure. Endless column inches written about the social, moral, or contemporary conscience of our favorite brands. And yet, squirreled away in the corners of the luxury watch industry are worthwhile collaborations between watchmaking companies and artisans or artists that have something different to, if not say, do.

 Urwerk UR-T8 Colibri Review

It’s nice to take a different perspective sometimes. Honestly, I’m never bored of the watchmaking industry. I find it a fascinating microcosm, furiously paddling against all kinds or torrid tides to not just survive, but prosper. Looking outside of our crazily luxurious bubble sometimes (oftentimes) is a really good idea. We’ve seen many examples in the history of our craft when mad designers come along and drop a watch 20 years ahead of its time, only to be met with immediate derision and subsequent beatification.

 Urwerk UR-T8 Colibri Marquetry

The Urwerk UR-T8 Colibri

One brand that’s used to standing outside of the inner circle, is Urwerk. Now, I’m not going to pretend that the watches produced by this highly ambitious Swiss manufacturer are going to be to everyone’s taste. I’ve seen downright fury at the flagrant way in which even their most conservative piece subverts the norms of watch design. That in itself is really something that should be celebrated, but when they push themselves, when they step outside of their comfort zone. The result can be stunningly beautiful (if still divisive).

 Urwerk UR-T8 Colibri Emmanuel Esposito Marquetry Kinfe

The Urwerk UR-T8 Colibri takes the already striking UR-T8 model (that has a rotatable case, if you’re wondering what you’re looking at) and decorates it, in this instance, with delicious marquetry, composed by the hands of esteemed knife maker Emmanuel Esposito This watch – a unique piece – comes with a matching knife. I’m not entirely sure in what environment, other than a show-and-tell hosted in one’s mahogany-clad drawing room, that these two items can be safely (and legally) presented together, but the crossover is, from an aesthetic standpoint at least, a roaring success.

 Urwerk UR-T8 Colibri Emmanuel Esposito Marquetry

Marquetry is a craft that is finding a firmer footing in high-end watchmaking than ever before. As evidenced by the Urwerk UR-T8 Colibri, that’s a good thing. It’s versatility is quite amazing. It perhaps makes more sense in traditional watchmaking, as it is a delicate and elegant decoration, but it has been implemented with wonderful skill in not only this piece, but also the recently released Ulysse Nardin Freak X Marquetry watch.

Marquetry Urwerk UR-T8 Colibri

And beneath this divinely different decoupage, there beats a mechanical heart of the highest order. Telling the time on any Urwerk is not immediately intuitive, but – and I mean this in all seriousness, independent of my gushing hyperbole – after a short while on the wrist, the mechanism that performs the most necessary of functions within the watch, actually becomes about as easy to read as it gets. Simply put, if I were in a position to buy a watch that carries the same kind of price tag as Urwerks of this caliber, I would throw my hat into the ring for this one (or the simultaneously released Urwerk UR-T8 Skull), because, for me, they tick all the boxes that a modern and inventive watchmaker should be trying to tick.

*All images courtesy of URWERK