Rolex is one of the well-known high-end watch brands, but it has many different models. Many models are sold at local fix prices, Japan is no exception, these models are very popular with Rolex lovers, and therefore the demand is also high. This time we will introduce limited models in Japan.
There are 3 types of Rolex limitations in Japan
The meaning of the term definitive can be said to be that Rolex is different in definitiveness in Japan.
1. Rolex officially announces models only available in Japan
2. Rolex is a limited model produced by a Japanese company in Japan
3. Although Rolex has not officially announced, only limited products are sold in Japan
What is the official Japanese limited model?
The most famous model officially announced by Rolex is Turnograph Japan Limited/ 116263 (released in 2011).
It is called a rare model. It has a black dial and a white dial. Only 300 pieces are produced in each color. The characteristic is that the hands, model name and date are green, which is a limited edition in Japan. If it is a normal model, these positions are red.
The strap is a sporty model called Oyster Breath, based on a combination of gold and stainless steel. Due to the small production quantity, this model is truly limited.
What are the limited models produced for Japanese companies?
This is not limited to Japan, but only to Japanese companies.
〇 GIANTS winning baseball team commemorates Rolex (2012)
This is a limited edition of 88 watches. It will become a commemorative Rolex for the GIANTS of professional baseball to win the 5-year victory in 2012. This is a color scheme with Giants team Orange on Explorer II.
〇 Matsuzakaya 400th Anniversary Rolex
It is the 400th anniversary model of Matsuzakaya in 2011. There are Day Date for men and Datejust for ladies. Both are made of white gold. The men’s limited edition is 30 pieces. There are 400 diamonds on the dial and the one at 4 o’clock. It’s an emerald. It’s a diamond model for ladies, but for the 400th anniversary, only rubies or sapphires are available at 4 o’clock. Each is limited to 50 pieces. Both products are usually priced at around JPY 3-5 million in the market.
The official has not officially announced, but it is a Japanese limited model
Although it has not been officially announced, the Rolex model known to be only released in Japan is Oyster Perpetual / 116000 (released in 2008).
Due to the short release period, it hardly appeared on the market, so it can be said to be a rare model. It is similar in appearance to Explorer I, characterized by the 3.6.9 of the time index part is Arabic numerals, white luminous paint on the black dial, the size is 36mm.
For example, Space Dweller in the 1960s is said to commemorate the visit of NASA astronauts to Japan.
Many people are eager to own a limited-edition Rolex, but the limited-edition Rolex in Japan is rare, with a total of about 1,000, so it is rare to see it.
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