THE HIP IN­VEST­MENT WATCH: THE OYS­TER PER­PET­UAL COSMOGRAPH DAY­TONA

Female (Singapore) - - F-EDIT - – IJ

Ev­ery once in a while, Rolex cre­ates an in­stant cult col­lectable by trick­ing out one of its sig­na­ture time­pieces in stones that mimic the shades and gra­da­tion of the rain­bow. This year, it’s its fa­mous rac­ing-in­spired chrono­graph; its bezel stud­ded in 36 multi-hued baguette-cut sap­phires. It’s not the first time that the model’s been given the treat­ment, but never has this highly lim­ited edi­tion adap­ta­tion felt more cur­rent. Cue Vir­gil Abloh’s rain­bow-coloured run­way for his Louis Vuit­ton de­but; the rain­bow pat­tern trend dom­i­nat­ing this year’s street style; In­sta­gram’s pop­u­lar rain­bow light fil­ter; and, of course, the mo­tif’s sym­bol­ism in th­ese so­cially woke times. Add for the first time sap­phire in­dexes in shades that match that on the sur­round­ing bezel (read: rain­bow too), and a bracelet in 18K Everose gold – the brand’s trade­mark pink gold al­loy that con­tains plat­inum to help pre­serve the colour – and you’ve a piece that’s bound to be snapped up the sec­ond it drops.

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