10-001 THE ELEGANT WATCH
ORIGINAL Material: 18 K Gold, Diamonds, Metal deployment Band
REPLICA MATERIAL: Rhodium Plated, Swarovski Crystals, Deployment Band, - Seiko Watch
Needing to do the same thing for a more formal watch, Grace went to Rolex and asked for changes, which they were more than happy to make for her. Main change to a ‘man’s watch’ she liked was add diamonds on the face, but not a continuous circle of them, she broke up the diamond circle, so common to women’s watches. The hands and numbers needed to be larger so she could see them at a quick glance, and then wanted a ‘deployment band’ added to make it easy to put on without having to see the clasp mechanism, which without her glasses she could not see well.
With these changes the Elegant watch was created, but one more caveat was added to Rolex....they can not make and sell any other watch that looked like it. Rolex agreed, but for 10 years only, and Grace agreed to that as well.
Grace’s watch was created in a solid 18 Karat Gold case, but with an alloy band, as a gold band would not be strong enough to stand up to her active day. The deployment mechanism was made of high grade Stainless Steel. At the time white metal watches were not popular with women. Today this has changed and the watch is offered in both Gold and silver versions.
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