It’s All Rosy – PJ’s Watch Notes of the Moment

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Rose gold timepieces are big now and we have a few excellent examples.  

Breitling Navitimer Montbrillant Datora

Front view of Navitimer Montbrillant Datora showing black dial

Breitling Navitimer R2133012/B856

The Navitimer is the classic Breitling timepiece, having been made continuously for over 60 years. It holds the honor of being the world’s longest continuous production chronograph. The Datora is distinguished from most Navitimers by the presence of the day, date and month in addition to the chronograph complication.  Breitling only makes a handful of pieces in gold (rose or otherwise) for each edition. This Montbrillant Datora is one of only 500 pieces.

Rolex Day-Date President ‘Oyster’

Front view of Day-Date President 'Oyster' showing white dial

Rolex 118205

With their own foundry, Rolex is able to give their “Everose” gold a distinct color.  The proprietary alloy mix includes platinum to achieve a lasting and unique rose complexion.  This piece is in pristine condition, a rare 99% grade, with complete box and paper set.  The Oyster bracelet is also a rare pairing for a Day-Date (which usually has a President bracelet). We feel this Oyster band is extremely attractive with the smooth bezel.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT

Side angle of Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT

Omega Seamaster 232.63.44.22.01.001

Omega calls this Red Gold, which is a little darker to the eye than most rose gold. This is a serious sports watch with a large, heavy case and sturdy deployant buckle. The bezel is a fusion of ceramic and gold (which Omega calls Ceragold), so it will resist scratching.  Even the in-house caliber 8615 movement sports a rose gold rotor and balance bridge.  This piece was purchased new in September of 2014 and carries the balance of factory warranty.

Patek Philippe Calatrava

Side angle of Calatrava

Patek 5296R-010

The Calatrava is the classic dressy Patek.  In rose gold, it has been paired elegantly with a brown crocodile strap and hosts a very simple set of complications (central seconds, date).  This watch received our top grade of 99% and it is complete with all boxes and papers.  The Caliber 324 S C movement – which can be viewed through the display back – timed out within two seconds per day on our Timegrapher. It is stunning both inside and out.

Ralph Lauren Slim Classique

Front view of Slim Classique showing silver dial

Ralph Lauren RLR0131700

In recent years Ralph Lauren has teamed up with Piaget to able to offer truly haute horlogerie.  This Slim Classique is a fine example with its extra-thin movement, exquisitely painted dial and Breguet style pomme hands.  The entire case including crystal, dial, movement and case back measures a total of 6mm thick. The slim fitting brown alligator band complements the rose perfectly.  

 

 

 

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