1. New Rolex Daytona 2016 – What changed?
The new stainless steel Rolex Daytona with Cerachrom bezel is hands down one of the most desirable watches of 2016. Fans of the Daytona have been waiting for this watch for a long time, and it is finally here. And if you frequently poke around various watch fora and Instagram, you’ll know that Rolex has finally begun delivering the new Daytona to lucky owners. So, apart from that Cerachrom bezel, is there anything else that’s new about this watch? Well, here’s an article that breaks it all down for you.
2. The Rolexicon: your essential guide to all Rolex nicknames and official terminology
So, you have decided that you want to learn more about Rolex, and that you want to be an expert on all things Rolex. The good thing is that the world of Rolex is expansive and there’s no shortage of things to learn and read about. And handily, there’s no shortage of good resources from which to learn more about Rolex online as well. To begin, here’s a very visual guide to the various Rolex nicknames, phrases, and terminology. If you have ever wondered what a “Fat Lady” or a “nipple dial” is, this guide is for you.
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3. The stopwatch: 200 years old and still ticking
It’s not often that history gets rewritten. For the longest time, the chronograph was recognized to be the creation of one Nicolas Mathieu Rieussec, but in 2012, it was discovered that the chronograph was actually invented years earlier by Louis Moinet. But what’s even more incredible is that Louis Moinet’s invention was even more advanced! Amazingly, Louis Moinet’s chronograph, which was invented in 1816, ran at a staggeringly 216,000 vibrations per hour, or 30Hz. In comparison, modern wristwatches today typically only run at 4Hz. In fact, Moinet’s chronograph wouldn’t be matched for accuracy until over a hundred years later when Heuer invented in the Mikrograph in 1916. Learn more about Moinet’s incredible creation here.
4. Speedy fans…. a True Story about Omega Speedmaster and NASA Space Program
The story of how the Speedmaster went to the moon is a familiar one to most watch enthusiasts. But what if I told you that some of it was wrong? For example, legend often has it that NASA bought several watches incognito at a jewelry store in Houston, and proceeded to test them to see which would be certified for use in space. Now, armed with fresh information straight from NASA, it is proven that that is false and did not happen. So how did the Omega Speedmaster end up being the watch certified for use in space? Find out about this and more, in this enlightening article about the true history of the Omega Speedmaster and the NASA Space Program.