White Gold Rolexes - My favourites

, Jul 18, 2014
Seeing as white gold is getting more attention and becoming much more popular, I thought I would share with you some of my favourite Rolexes in this premium material. Some of these are very safe choices, there is a very good reason for that, I like my classics so I will apologise now for being rather boring.

First up is this new(ish) release from Baselworld of this year, the Cellini Time only in obviously white gold, with a clean white lacquer dial. Oversize and elongated roman numerals at the 3,6,9 and 12 o'clock positions make for interest on the dial. Reference 50509 is a an ideal dress watch and my idea of understated elegance. The case size is pretty much perfect for a man of my wrist proportions, 39mm across and with no crown guards means this is a very simple looking watch. Of course powered by an automatic Rolex in-house movement makes this a real beauty and will more than likely last a few generations.
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Next up is another release from Baselworld of this year, though this is probably the most controversial of the white gold pieces. The new 'Pepsi' GMT Master II. For me, it is all about the bezel and the colours that it shows. Even the hues differ depending on light conditions. Much like the 'Bruiser/Batman' before it. White gold is not the best for a sporty tool watch, but a GMT is most likely to be used by those who travel more, rather than those hiking or diving for that matter. Either way, this will be a popular reference, though I doubt it will appreciate much if any. The proportions are still at the 40mm size and on an Oyster bracelet with polished centre links. Very nice indeed, it is all about that Cerachrom bezel.
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Last up is my favourite Rolex of the modern era. The Daytona reference 116509 with the black dial. For me it is the interplay between all the red and the black dial, making for real interest and depth, rather than the flat white dial with black sub-dial rings. All Rolex fans have probably pined after a Daytona some time in their lives, and I am no exception. Though if I had a choice, this would be the only iteration I would have. I better get saving! If I was to be super picky, the numerals on the dial make it a little too fussy, the standard dash hour markers would be preferable, especially with the added lume. I know I am nit-picking but hey that is what I am here to do!
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If you were to have a white gold piece, who is it by and which one in particular? I would like to hear about your choices too.

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Dave Kaiten

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An understated classic- Great choice!

Nov 8, 2014
phaxman

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My favorite - the white gold Day-Date! Perfect balance, the most beautiful and comfortable bracelet ever, and the white dial - to die for! (Plus, nobody knows it is gold!!)

Richard

Oct 17, 2014