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What’s the Right Rolex for You?

Posted on July 17 2018

Move over digital watches! Smales Jeweller’s say it’s the supreme mechanics and classic features of a Rolex that keep it a highly prized item around Perth.

Surprising to some fans of these luxury watches, which Rolex you own is governed by the life you’ve lived. The more our Smales jewellers understand a person’s lifestyle, personality, taste and budget, the better the fit from their Rolex collection.

So sit back and let the official retailer of Rolex luxury watches in Perth conduct some reader profiling to zero in on your perfect Rolex.


New GMT-Master II – this year’s hero piece unveiled at Baselworld 2018

Rolex has introduced three new versions of the GMT-Master II with a brand-new movement, the new-generation calibre 3285, and a new image. The first new version, in Oystersteel, is equipped with a bidirectional rotatable bezel and a 24-hour graduated two-colour Cerachrom insert in red and blue ceramic. The lugs and sides of its Oyster case have been redesigned, and the watch is fitted on a five-link Jubilee bracelet. Two other versions of the GMT-Master II introduce the 18ct Everose gold to the range for the very first time. This first is crafted entirely from this refined, exclusive alloy, and the second is available in an Everose Rolesor version, combining Oystersteel and 18 ct Everose Gold.


Oyster Perpetual 39mm – the most celebrated Rolex.

Even Rolex wearers can have a budget. If that’s you, then the Oyster Perpetual is your perfect fit. Its world-wide popularity stems from its classic, robust appearance.

It has an automatic movement with a bi-directional rotor. Its 30mm case surrounds a striking sapphire-blue face. The case and bracelet are made from resistant stainless steel superalloy that’s capable of withstanding high temperatures, high stresses and highly oxidising atmospheres.

Famous as the world’s first water-resistant timepiece to 100 metres, Mercedes Gleitze put it successfully to the test in her English Channel swim of 1930 – hence the name ‘Oyster’.


Oyster Perpetual Submariner 40mm – for the 007 in all of us!

This beauty shot to prominence in 1962 on the wrist of Sean Connery as he fought (and romanced) his way through the James Bond epic, Dr No.

The Rolex Submariner is perfectly functional for what it was intended to do – underwater exploration. It’s a technical dive watch that operates to a 300 metre water depth in one moment, and then in a high-roller casino the next – as demonstrated so expertly by Daniel Craig in a later Bond incarnation.

It now features a graduated scratch-resistant Cerachrom bezel (to monitor diving and decompression stops), a date widow with a cyclops lens, and a classic Rolesor case and bracelet combining trademark Rolex gold and steel.


Oyster Perpetual Explorer – your next best friend after your sherpa

Sir Edmund Hilary chose to scale the heights of Everest in ’53 wearing an Explorer.

To some, the call of the summit is impossible to resist. Magma flows and archaeological digs can have the same lure. So whether you’re stuffing the last items into your backpack or into your briefcase, this luxury timepiece is THE choice for adventurers of all types.

Today’s Rolex lovers of Perth get the Explorer II. Now on show at Smales Jewellers, it showcases an improved 42mm case size, enlarged hands and greater luminescence. Its large orange GMT hand indicates home or a reference time on the 24-hour bezel – invaluable when you find yourself in dark places.


Oyster Perpetual Milgauss 40mm – 1950s Rolex retro that’s perfect for now

Possessing a vintage look with contemporary touches, the Milgauss 40mm was designed for the scientist who was astutely fashion conscious – qualities that exist even more-so with the modern Perth man seeking a Rolex.

Able to resist magnetic fields of up to 1,000 gauss, the Milgauss’ movement is shielded inside a ferromagnetic case. The second hand, in the shape of an orange lightning bolt, is an exclamation mark to its hip design. A clever fashion finish comes from the green tinted sapphire crystal, glowing at the edges of a black and orange dial.


Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona – Speedsational!

Older car enthusiasts, or even movie goers, will remember Paul Newman – Hollywood icon and racing fanatic. He catapulted the Cosmograph Daytona to glory in the 1970s.

Deliberately styled for professional racing drivers, back then it had a tachymetric scale on the bezel so drivers could measure average speeds of up to 400 km per hour. Today’s man dreams about this one. The moment the stainless steel Daytona was unveiled in 2016, a five-year waiting list followed!

The choices of finish vary from white gold, everose gold, yellow gold, platinum and the Rolesor Daytona (a combination of steel and gold).

Aspiring Rolex owners who visit Smales’ Perth stores are always awe-struck at the white gold case Cosmograph Daytona with a black Cerachrom bezel, steel and black dial, and Oysterflex bracelet made from a high-performance elastomer.  Oh, yeah…


Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II – big, beautiful and solid gold

Weighing in at a robust 44mm, you read correctly – it’s gold, through and through.

Wearing one of these tells the world that you’ve made it to the very top – without you uttering a single word.

Designed by Rolex with a purpose-built chronograph for yachting competition, the Yacht-Master II would be the final addition to a life with everything, including your yacht.

Considered perfection in luxury watches, truly exceptional is its ring command bezel, allowing its owner to set the crucial countdown time before the start of a race.


Smales, the official retailer of Rolex luxury watches in Perth

Smales Jewellers only stock timepieces that reflect their own strict high standards. Rolex luxury watches do just that, producing mechanical watches accurate to -2/+2 seconds a day, a tolerance rate that surpasses the already stringent standards of the independent COSC (the Swiss chronometer testing institute).

Smales’ staff stand ready at their Subiaco store to welcome you into the exclusive world of Rolex.