31 Oct '12, 3pm

Hodinkee Post: On The Block: A Customized Rolex DateJust with a George Daniels Co-Axial Escapement

You might already know that co-axial escapement was invented by George Daniels in the 1970s, patented in the 1980s, and finally introduced in a commercially-available watch by Omega in 1999. But did you know Daniels shopped the technology around long before selling it to Omega? Well, he did, and next week Sotheby's London will sell the only known Rolex containing a George Daniels co-axial escapement. On the surface, this watch might look like a run-of-the-mill 16220 from the 1980s. But inside the steel case, under the white dial, sits a one-of-a-kind custom movement. The customization consists of a standard Rolex caliber 3135 with a 31 jewels slim co-axial escapement added by Daniels himself. The Sotheby's catalog for The George Daniels Horological Collection sale offers up an an unflattering account of a 1984 meeting between Daniels and Rolex in Geneva, in which Rolex's c...

Full article: http://www.hodinkee.com/on-the-block-a-customized-rolex-d...

Tweets

Check Out the Stampd’ Datejust Rolex: The Datej...

thefashionisto.com 01 Nov '12, 12am

designer Chris Stamp collaborates with Rolex customizers Swiss Signatures to create the limited edition Stampd’ Datejust R...

Halloween Watch Post: Patrick Bateman from American Psycho and his #Rolex Datejust: via @luxurybazaar

Halloween Watch Post: Patrick Bateman from Amer...

blog.luxurybazaar.com 31 Oct '12, 9pm

The main character Patrick Bateman was later played by Christian Bale in the movie adaption in 2000, as seen in the screen...

Love the Rolex Men's Datejust Stainless Steel B...

swiss-wrist.com 02 Nov '12, 11pm

Swiss Wrist Inc, SwissWrist.com and all other titles, are not Authorized Dealers for any products sold here. All products ...

Stampd Oyster Perpetual Datejust Rolex: Inspire...

hypebeast.com 30 Oct '12, 9pm

Inspired by its monochromatic American flag designs, SoCal label Stampd introduces its clean take on the classic Rolex Oys...

Exclusive! Andy Warhol's '40's ROLEX #watch on ...

hodinkee.com 01 Nov '12, 1pm

We've got an exclusive look at a pretty cool Rolex available today on 1stdibs.com. While a rare 1940s gold Rolex ref. 4021...

Amazing, this came to fruition. The Stampd Oyster Perpetual Datejust Rolex, produced by Swiss Signatures....

Amazing, this came to fruition. The Stampd Oyst...

stampdla.com 30 Oct '12, 8pm

Throughout the FW12 season, Stampd has continued to draw inspiration from the success of their monochromatic American flag...

Style: @Chris_Stamp Stamp'd LA Oyster Perpetual...

theblueprintmagazine.com 31 Oct '12, 7pm

TRAVEL: The 45-acre Rancho Valencia, a Relais & Châteaux property located 30 minutes north of downtown San Diego, has reop...

Exclusive! Andy Warhol's '40's ROLEX #watch on sale @1stdibs: Read about its rarity on @Hodinkee

Exclusive! Andy Warhol's '40's ROLEX #watch on ...

jewelry.1stdibs.com 31 Oct '12, 7pm

ANDY WARHOL'S ROLEX Rose Gold Perpetual Wristwatch Ref 4021 Switzerland 1940s Former Property of an American Icon Andy War...

Me and @trapstartanna Roleys #18kgns #icebezel #rolex #datejust #icey

Me and @trapstartanna Roleys #18kgns #icebezel ...

instagram.com 02 Nov '12, 9pm

trapstartox Mr5figaniga #icecityboyz #1arda follow me on twitter www.twitter.com/trapstar_toxic 18 photos 163 followers Me...

.@Hodinkee pays a visit to @Bamfordwatch offices to show off some enviable customized Rolex watches

.@Hodinkee pays a visit to @Bamfordwatch office...

complex.com 23 Oct '12, 10pm

One of the premier shops to get your Rolex customized, Bamford Watch Department puts out work that is second to none. A Ro...