The new Ref.124273 Explorer 1, which has a good reputation in word of mouth! Approaching the charm of the yellow gold combination! ?
・Don't you want a watch that feels good on your wrist and won't get caught on the hem of your suit or jacket?
・Don't you want a watch with a simple design that you can use for a long time, whether at work or in your private life?
・Do you want a popular sports model with high asset value and good word-of-mouth reputation?
Autumn is coming and it's getting chilly! When I put my sleeves on the jackets and suits that had been in my closet for a long time, the time had already come when my wristwatch caught on my sleeve.
A little change of mood is recommended at such a change of season!
Just by changing from a familiar wristwatch to a new one, you will be thrilled with the sight of your wrist that is different from before.
A wristwatch that can be a strong ally that pushes your back and watches over you at any time, such as a meeting where you want to work hard, a golf competition that you can't miss this season, or a scene where you confess to your beloved partner.
This time, the watch I would like to introduce to you is ROLEX's Explorer 1 Ref.124273 Yellow Gold Combi, which has been around for about a year since its new release in April last year ! The secret to continuing to receive high praise from the beginning of its release. Let's narrow down to three points that will impress the fans.
(Part 1) Easy to use and popular by word of mouth! Impression of the new Explorer 1
1. Tiredness is a lie! ? Reviews are highly rated! Favorite new yellow gold combination Explorer 1
Ref.124273 Yellow Gold Combi Explorer 1 has been a hot topic since last year's new release. Its popularity has not changed even a year after it was first announced. Speaking of Explorer 1, the originator of the sports model announced for the first time by Rolex ! As a watch with the concept of an adventurer, it is called the masterpiece of the company that has continued to pursue extremely high practicality . It is an extremely simple wristwatch that continues to adopt only a three-hand design without allowing multi-functions such as date display and chronograph functions. The color of the dial is also black, and the material has been particular about only robust Oyster stainless steel .
The common sense was covered in April 2021 last year. The material of the Explorer 1, which was announced as a new work that no one could have imagined, is a combination of yellow gold and stainless steel . The big announcement that overturned the origins of the Explorer 1, which has been inherited for about 70 years since its launch in 1953, has become a topic of discussion not only among the watch industry, who knows the roots of the Explorer 1, but also among enthusiasts. Needless to say.
The yellow gold combination, which destroyed the image of the Explorer 1 in a good way, is still popular among watch enthusiasts a year after its release. and beautiful .
The selling price of the Explorer 1 Ref.124273, which is consistently popular with fans, exceeds the list price, and is highly evaluated in the second-hand watch market to the extent that it is traded at a premium price . *As of October 21, 2022.
2. The secret to its popularity is its ease of use and timeless design. The historical value of a permanent classic model!
It is said that the Explorer 1's popularity lies in its ease of use and its simple, timeless design . In Japan, Takuya Kimura is famous for wearing the Explorer 1 in a drama and spurring popularity.
Looking overseas, at the Phillips auction held in 2021, the 1st model Explorer 1 (Ref.6350) manufactured by Rolex in 1953 is being traded for over 18,000,000 yen when converted to Japanese yen. Phillips Auctions is an authoritative British auction company with over 200 years of history. It is a precious auction that represents the world where the world's most important works of art, jewelry, and rare items such as watches and photographs are gathered.
The antique series of the Explorer 1 has received high acclaim around the world as a rare and valuable model .
Source: Phillips HP The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII Geneva Auction 8 - 9 May 2021 "75 Rolex Ref. 6350 inside caseback stamped IV.53"
[Let's take a peek into the world of the antique Rolex Explorer 1 series! ]
From here, let's turn the topic to antique Rolex for a glimpse into the manufacturing history of the Explorer 1. There are various theories among enthusiasts about which part number the 1st model should be, but if Ref. It is currently recognized as up to the 3rd model that was used .
When the model number was changed to 5 digits, the 4th model, Ref.14270, worn by actor Takuya Kimura in a drama, sparked a Rolex boom in Japan ! The value and price range of the Explorer 1 series soared, making them popular as hard-to-find watches.
4th model worn by actor Takuya Kimura in the drama Ref.14270
Some of you who read my blog may have seen a Ref.5500 with a dial that looks exactly like the Explorer 1 at an antique watch shop. If you see one of these, please take it out of the showcase and take a close look at the dial.
At that time, people involved in the watch industry devised the watch with a redundant dial for men who had an earnest desire to wear it even if it was a redundant one, even though the original was not available. time piece.
An individual Air King (Ref.5500) was adopted, and the dial was redone (restored) to the Explorer 1 design by a craftsman . The selling price is almost the same as the Ref.5500 , making it popular as an affordable antique Rolex.
The reason why Ref.5500, which is widely known as the Air-King part number, was adopted is that the Explorer 1 was actually manufactured with the Ref.5500 part number, although it was manufactured for a short period of time . The Air-King Ref.5500, which has been redone in the dial style of the 1st to 3rd models of the Explorer 1, is a watch that collects valuable episodes that look back on the history of the antique Rolex Explorer 1 series.
The finish of the dial is infinitely different depending on when it was redone and the skill of the craftsman! Dear readers who are interested. By all means, why not take a moment to experience the antique Rolex at the actual shop? The Ref.5500, which has been redone to the design of the Explorer 1, is very popular, and there are many enthusiasts looking for it both in Japan and overseas.
It goes without saying that enthusiasts around the world pay tribute to the historical value of the Explorer 1, which has been handed down to future generations as a current product and has been passed down for generations, about 70 years after its initial release.
Oyster Perpetual redone Air King (Ref.5500) manufactured around 1972
3. Is it difficult to wear because it is a salaried worker? Quickly transform yourself into an impressive self that is respected by those around you!
I'm reluctant to wear a Rolex watch at work... If you are thinking about it, why not give yourself a gift? Once you have gained experience in advancing your career, you will start to notice people who wear luxury watches at your business partners.
By simply changing the watch you are wearing, you can quickly turn into a businessman who is respected by those around you! By all means, how about trying to improve your career ? The eyes from the surroundings are glued to the unusual glow of the arm.
(Part 2) Return to the original and challenge to beautiful pure gold! 36 mm meets yellow gold with a folding clasp
1. Attractive 36mm case size! Golden design with a case size that fits around Japanese wrists
One of the real pleasures of choosing a watch is the case size. When choosing a case size, not only the user's preference, but also the size of the wrist circumference is strongly reflected . I really liked the design and functionality, so I tried it on, but even with a difference of only 1mm, the impression around my arm changed completely. Everyone struggles with choosing the case size of a watch.
Therefore, we recommend a case size of 36mm design, which is said to fit well around the average Japanese wrist . I definitely want to try the goodness of arm familiarity that I can feel when wearing it. When you actually put it on, you will definitely be fascinated by the well-balanced golden design case size .
36mm design case size
2. The charm of yellow gold A beautiful combination of Oyster stainless steel and solid gold
The company's Explorer 1 series was born with the concept of "a simple and robust adventurer's watch". The original sports watch, which continues to reign supreme in its simplicity, underwent a major change in April of last year. The beautiful fusion of yellow gold material and stainless steel, which pursues dignified elegance, can be said to be a convincing design as a gorgeous evolution of the historical Explorer 1 that emphasizes inheritance.
Beautiful ratio of stainless steel and yellow gold
3. Highly functional! Attractive folding clasp with easy link
The company is well known for developing and manufacturing all of its parts in-house. Among them , the easy-link folding clasp, which is evaluated as a convenient function, is an excellent item that allows you to easily adjust about 5mm by simply moving a piece called an easy-link.
Surprisingly, this is the first time that the 36mm case size Explorer 1 has a folding clasp with an easy link ! The first Explorer 1 series to use a folding clasp with an easy link was the previous 6th model, Ref.214270 (39mm case size).
6th model Ref.214270 (39mm case size)
6th model Ref.214270 Folding buckle with easy link
6th model Ref.214270 Folding buckle with easy link
The 5th model Ref.114270 (36mm case size) uses an old double lock buckle that adjusts the position with the spring bar of the buckle.
5th model Ref.114270 (36mm case size)
Old-fashioned double-lock buckle with spring bar adjustment in the buckle
Adjustment part of the old double lock buckle
The new and old bracelets have different characteristics, but if you are considering a 36mm case size and would like to easily adjust the bracelet size, we recommend the Ref.124273 Explorer 1.
Ref.124273 Folding buckle with Easylink
(Part 3) Interesting used watch market! When to check when looking at asset value
1. Knowing and profitable boutique fixed price and second-hand watch market sales price!
The list price of the new Ref.124273 Explorer 1 Yellow Gold Combi is 1,322,200 yen including tax (as of October 2022) , while the sales market for pre-owned watches is at a premium price of about 1,698,000 yen (as of October 21, 2022). ) on the market. As a standard popular sports model of Rolex, it is hard to imagine that it will be below the list price at the moment, and it is an item that you want to keep an eye on.
2. Tired! For the sake of that... I want to know! Purchase and trade-in market for the second-hand watch market
The Explorer 1 is a model that many users cannot part with because of its familiarity after using it once. It is counted as a watch that users who have given up for some reason want to buy back again in a few years.
Yellow gold combination of Ref.124273 Explorer 1 which remains in the premium price range at the moment. Although there are differences in the trade-in/purchase assessment amount depending on the condition, warranty, and accessories, it is evaluated as an honor student with high asset value that can be traded in/purchased at a price range above the list price . Let's say that it is a model that is suppressed for speculative purposes and has no loss. *Approximate purchase/trade-in market as of the end of September 2022.
3. Ref.124273 Explorer 1 as an asset value! Unpredictable trading timing
The company's wristwatches have come to be traded for speculative purposes due to their high asset value. Major models such as the Daytona, Submariner, and GMT Master are notorious for being difficult to purchase directly at stores. The Explorer 1 yellow gold combination is no exception as a model that is difficult to purchase. Since it is difficult to purchase watches at fixed prices at boutiques, transactions on the second-hand watch market have become commonplace these days .
We also receive a lot of inquiries from customers about the timing of buying and selling. Determining the right timing to buy and sell the company's watches, whose market prices fluctuate wildly, on the second-hand watch market is an extremely difficult task even for professional buyers in the luxury watch industry . Kakaku.com's price transition graph is famous as a site for general users to check price fluctuations in the second-hand watch market for free.
One of the real pleasures of owning a Rolex watch is the time spent closely observing the market flow and discussing the timing of buying and selling with the sales staff of second-hand watch dealers . Please feel free to contact us at the store, phone, line, etc.
Source: Price transition graph of Kakaku.com Explorer 124273 [369 Arabian Oyster Bracelet Black] (as of October 21, 2022)
Rolex is a Swiss luxury watch brand that boasts high name recognition and technology . It now reigns as a fixed position as a speculative product. A wristwatch with a perfect reputation and asset value is sure to become your compass as you walk briskly through the clear autumn sky.
As a reward for overcoming the heat and humidity of midsummer, how about wearing a classic popular watch that everyone can agree on and recharge your mind and body with energy?
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