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New Rolex MSRP List Effective May 10, 2011

Effective May 10th, 2011: Rolex MSRP Updates

Many of you are already aware of the genuine admiration  have for the Rolex timepiece. Perhaps our post outlining the logistics of a Certified Pre-Owned Rolex Watch as a Wise Investment or the Don’t be Fooled by a Faux: A Genuine Rolex Watch Reference, warning our readers of the sure fire signs that define a fake Rolex may have tipped you off as to just how dear we hold these exquisite timepieces to our hearts.

Rolex Submariner

In the process of learning about the intricate engineering of certified chronometer movements, self-winding mechanisms, automatic time calibration and quartz movements that belong to Rolex timepieces, I have indeed become more of a devoted fan to the ultimate name in precision and luxury than I ever considered possible.

This history and evolution of the Rolex timepiece is an intriguing, award-winning and record-breaking tale of master engineering. Rolex timepieces remain the ultimate standard of quality craftsmanship, standing the test of time in every way.

The MSRP of Rolex Watch Models has been updated. The newly released prices will be effective starting today, May 10, 2011.

Please be patient with us, as we catalog the directory of all new Rolex MSRP prices at RaymondLeeJewelers.com. This blog entry will soon be updated with a direct link to a complete directory of updated Rolex Watch MSRP Listings, organized by Model Number on the Raymond Lee Jewelers Website.

For the time being, I’d like to offer you a quick overview ofthe most popular Rolex Wristwatch Models, along with their updated MSRP values.  If you should have a particular request for a Rolex MSRP that is not listed here, please email the Rolex model number you would like to see the current MSRP of to alex@webuybigdiamonds.com, and I’ll be happy to send you the requested prices as soon as possible.

Effective Today: Rolex Watch MSRP Updates

Prices and Model Information Effective May 10, 2011, Subject to change without notice.

Rolex Oyster Datejust

Oyster Perpetual Air King 34mm

  • 114200 – $4,950.00

– – Stainless Steel, domed bezel, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with Oyster bracelet 70190

  • 114234  – $6,000.00

– – Stainless Steel Case, 18kt white gold fluted bezel, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with Oyster bracelet 70190

  • 114234 – $7,750.00 *

– W/ 11 diamonds set on Roman dial and Oyster Bracelet 70190 *

Oyster Perpetual Date 34mm

  • 115200 – $6,100.00

— Stainless Steel, domed bezel, 31 jeweler chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with Oyster bracelet 70200

  • 115210 – $6,150.00

— Stainless Steel, engine-turned bezel, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with Oyster bracelet 72190

  • 115234 – $7,150.00

— Stainless Steel case, 18kt white gold fluted bezel, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with Oyster bracelet 72190

115234$7,950.00 *

–W/ 5 diamonds set on Arabic dial and Oyster bracelet 72190 *

Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust 26mm

  • 179136 – $51,300.00

— Platinum, bezel set with 42 diamonds, 10 diamonds set on dial, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with President bracelet 83136

  • 179136 – $79,700.00 *

— W/ Mother-of-Pearl diamond dial and “President Karat” bracelet 84136 *


Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II 40mm

  • 116710 – $7,900.00

— Stainless Steel, special 24-hour Cerachrom bezel and hand, independently adjustable 12-hour hand, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with special Oysterlock bracelet 78200

  • 116713 – $11,750.00

–Stainless Steel case, 18kt yellow gold bezel, independently adjustable 12-hour hand, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with special Oysterlock bracelet 78203

  • 116718 – $29,500.00

— 18kt yellow gold, special 24-hour Cerachrom bezel and hand, independently adjustable 12-hour hand, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with special Oysterlock bracelet 78208

Oyster Perpetual Submariners

Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date 40mm

116610 – $8,000.00

— Stainless steel, pressure-proof to 1,000 feet, special time-lapse Cerachrom bezel, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with special glidelock clasp and Oyster bracelet 97200

Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea 44mm

116660 – $10,650.00 

— Stainless steel, pressure-proof to 12,800 feet, helium escape valve, special time-lapse Cerachrom bezel, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with special glidelock and fliplock clasp and extension link Oyster bracelet 98210

Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date 40mm

116618 – $31,300

— 18kt yellow gold, pressure-proof to 1,00 feet, special time-lapse Cerachrom bezel, 31 jewel chronometer movement, synthetic sapphire crystal, with special glidelock clasp and Oyster bracelet 97208

There’s a nice start for you! The complete Rolex MSRP list will be live shortly.

Here are a few more favorites to reference until then…

Daytona
116520
$11,250.00
116523
$15,950.00
116505
$34,700.00

Yachtmaster
16622
$11,200.00
11623
  $11,800.00

Datejust II
116334
$8,600.00
116333
$10,800.00

Datejust 36mm
116234
Plain Dial on Jubilee Bracelet  $7,550.00
116200
Plain Dial on Oyster Bracelet –   $6,300.00
116233
  Plain Dial on Jubilee Bracelet $10,100.00

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Hope everybody is having a tremendously terrific Tuesday, and that you got yourself those cupcakes I told you about this morning! 🙂

Alexandra at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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While intrigued by the inner workings and discogrophy of Rolex history yesterday, I stumbled upon a few Rolex-related links 
that I thought would be of great value to you! 
Enjoy!

Covers an entire range of Rolex related queries! Worth Reading for anybody interested in owning a Rolex timepiece at some point!

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=2277&rid=5

A Blog Dedicated to the Rolex Watch by Bernhard, featuring ‘rare birds’ of the vintage Rolex world and interesting, unusual facts and notations!

http://100percent-rolex.blogspot.com/

🙂 You’re Welcome.

Rolex Unveils The Ladies Datejust Special Edition- Watch Repair

Watch Repair

Watch Repair

The Rolex ladies Datejust has seen many irritations over the years and has become one of Rolex’s most sought after watches. Its sleek design, elegantly petite case and classic femininity ascetics have aspired women all over the world to adorn their wrists with this stunning wristwatch. The Rolex ladies Datejust’s radiance is only matched by its near perfect time keeping abilities. This model could never have garnered such a following by relying on its resplendent looks alone; Rolex ensured that every Rolex Datejust was created with one of the most sophisticated and precise self-winding movements on the market.

Due to its popularity ever few years Rolex will release a special edition of this watch, these special editions tend to forgo elegant simplicity for an provocative intricacy. And this year is no different! Rolex has released the 2011 Ladies Datejust Special Edition encased for the first time ever in 18ct Everose gold. This bold new edition features a brand new dial design and materiel, creating an extraordinary one of a kind look.

One of the first new design change that really caught my eye was the 18ct Everose gold case, bezel and bracelet. The Datejust traditionally is found in 18ct yellow gold and stainless steel which is a very timeless air to it but does not stand out as much as the Everose gold. This seductive gold gives this watch a personality all its own; mixing serenity and vitality it is no wonder the special edition has watch enthusiasts clamoring for more.

The most significant change is the Datejust’s dial which has been transformed into truly outstanding piece of art. The regular dial was replaced with a Gold dust dream dial which is a mixture of mother-of-pearl and gold dust. The gold dust sparkles and releases stunning iridescent reflections that allow the mother-of-pearl to shimmer with every ray of light.  The dial design has also been updated with an angelic display of gold vines and leaves; the new dial is a complete departure from the customary Rolex models which normally have very stark and simple dials.

The Rolex ladies Datejust special edition has a 34 mm case set with 12 brilliant cut diamonds and is water resistant up to 100 meters. It also features bidirectional self-winding movement and a oyster five piece link band.

At Raymond Lee Jewelers, we offer luxury Watch Repair, as well as a wide selection of both ladies and mens Datejust Rolex wristwatch models.

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-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

How to Take Care of an Automatic Watch

Watch Repair

Automatic Watch Repair

The invention of the automatic watch brings out the best and worst in watch companies.  The best companies like Rolex and Patek Philippe manufacture their own automatic movements and stand by them to be the best.  Other high end luxury watch companies like Breitling, for the most part, do not manufacture their own movements, they buy them from someone else.  But no matter how they find their way into watches, automatic movements need watch repair.

There are three popular types of watch movements: automatic, manual wind, and quartz.  Even though quartz is presumed as the most accurate, an automatic movement is more desirable by collectors because of the craftsmanship that must be used.  Automatic movements incorporate all the same functions as a manual wind with the addition of a rotor that turns the mainspring with movements of the watch itself.

Since an automatic watch is constantly moving, then not moving, then moving again it suffers from wear and tare.  Just like a car automatic watches require watch repair from time to time.  A common misconception is automatic watches should run forever with no repairs.  This simply is not true.  Even the best watches need fixing.  There are many moving parts in an automatic watch and in order to keep them moving smoothly proper lubrication is needed.  After 2 or 3 years the lubrication from a brand new watch starts to wear down and the gears are grinding against each other causing the watch to lose time.  If this happens for too long the gears could break and the watch could stop all together.  Other small parts in the watch may shift place or break due to physical abuse to the case.  Everyone bangs into something from time to time and parts in the watch move.

Watch repair for an automatic watch movement is not a simple task.  It has to be done by a certified watch maker.  Sending your watch back to the manufacturer for service is always a possibility.  They will gladly repair your watch for a price.  However, a better option is bringing it to a local jeweler who employs their own watch maker.  The job can usually be done for half the price in half the time.  Just make sure beforehand that he is truly certified and has documentation to prove it.  A watch’s value always comes from its movement and any damage to the movement could damage its value.

by, Seth at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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How Does an Automatic Watch Work?

Automatic Watch Movement

Learn More About Watch Repair

Most people who own an automatic watch do not understand exactly how it works, and therefore do not understand the demanding task it takes to keep it running smoothly.  An automatic watch is defined as a watch who’s movement is mechanical but winds itself.  Meaning, instead of having to manually wind the crown (which winds the mainspring) every day, the simple motions from wearing the watch will wind it.

Automatic winding movements are almost identical to manual winding movements with one major addition: the rotor.  The rotor turns and moves as the wearer turns and moves throughout any normal day.  This mimics the the action of someone manually winding the mainspring.  More modern automatic movements are able to wind the mainspring when the rotor moves both clockwise and counter clockwise.  Automatic watch movements usually have a power reserve (how long the watch will run) of up to two days.  This means the owner does not have to wind it before taking it off or going to sleep.

Automatic watches require a lot of maintenance.  Because the gears are constantly moving and the rotor is constantly spinning when worn, the watch needs to be fully lubricated.  If not, the gears can get stuck or even dry out and rust.  Normal upkeep on an automatic watch should be done every few years to ensure your watch is working properly.  Automatic movements are usually associated with the high end luxury watches that house them such as Rolex .  Like a car, a high end luxury watch needs to be kept in tip top shape.  Repairs and “oil changes” are necessary from time to time.  Taking your automatic watch to a certified watchmaker every couple years or so will make sure your watch is working perfectly.

*The first automatic winding movement was invented in 1770 for pocket watches*

by, Seth at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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