Saturday, April 29, 2017

Rolex Moonphase Stainless Steel Triple Date Coverage

Rolex Moonphase 

Stainless Steel Triple Date Coverage

Cara Barrett from recently posted a story on one of the coolest Rolex watches ever made, which is a Reference 6062 Triple Date Moonphase. If you are a reader of Jake's Rolex World, you know I have been a huge fan of the Rolex Reference 6062 and 8171 for decades. Cara's fascinating story covers a very rare 6062 that is coming up for auction soon at Phillips Auction which is scheduled to take place on May 13 and 14th in Geneva, and features this magnificent and rare beauty. 

On of my favorite parts of Cara's story, is the wrist shot photo above, because it is extremely rare to see photos of a 6062 on the wrist. Most photos of the 6062 are studio shots that give you no real sense of size and scale, yet this photo perfectly captures the scale and beauty of this watch. There are many, many people, including myself that keep urging Rolex to bring this watch model back to life. At BaselWorld this year, Rolex introduced its first new Moonphase in a half-century, but I want to make the distinction, that as nice as the new Rolex Moonphase may be, what I think people really want is for Rolex to bring back the triple date Moonphase.
The all new for 2017 Rolex Cellini Moonphase is pictured above, and it features a date function, as well as phases of the moon, but I think it would benefit from triple date complications, as well as having an Oyster case.  I also think it would look better if it featured dauphin hands, as apposed to leaf hands, despite the fact the classic stainless steel Rolex 6062 Reference above also has leaf hands. I just think Dauphin hands are the most timeless, elegant, and classic hands ever made. In the future, I plan to do a review of this all-new Rolex Cellini dress watch, where I will go into detail on all of its characteristics. It is also great to see Rolex headed back into their heritage with their future facing design language, as I have been arguing for a decade, that Rolex future is in its rich past.