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So far, I have seen only yellow gold. Has anyone seen a two tone Submariner in Rose Gold? Maybe they will offer one at Basel. I just like the look of it a little more than yellow gold.
 

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Humm... I've never thought of this, but I agree a TT w/ rose would look very nice.. :thumbup1: I also think the rose gold looks very good in a TT model. It's just a bit warmer than it's yellow counterpart.

I'd very much be interested in that.... :001_tt1: :drool:
 

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I'm old school....usually prefer good old yellow gold. :001_tongue:
I have to agree with you, when I went and bought my DD I had the opportunity to by a rose gold but after deliberating over both of them. It finally came down to the fact, that for the past 20 odd years it was the yellow gold DD that I had always dreamed of owing.
 

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Hmmm intresting thought. I think this fresh wristshot looks a bit like rose gold on the center links towards the bottom. I am not sure why but it is an SS and 18k Sub.

 

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Hmmm intresting thought. I think this fresh wristshot looks a bit like rose gold on the center links towards the bottom. I am not sure why but it is an SS and 18k Sub.
While it doesn't appear like rose gold to my eyes, I will compliment your very nice two tone Sub--a model which I would love to own. Although I also like the two tone with the Blue face, which has a wonderful blue color, my favorite is the the model with the black dial, like the one you are showing--it looks wonderful. Thanks for the photo.
 

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While it doesn't appear like rose gold to my eyes, I will compliment your very nice two tone Sub--a model which I would love to own. Although I also like the two tone with the Blue face, which has a wonderful blue color, my favorite is the the model with the black dial, like the one you are showing--it looks wonderful. Thanks for the photo.
Thanks for the compliment, wow I must be getting older :biggrin:. I thought for sure it looked a bit rose :lol:, may be those are my cheeks right now :blushing:.
 

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What is mixed in with the gold to give it its rose color?
Copper. It's not so much as what's added as it is in what percentages. To the best of my knowledge all gold used in watches contains gold, silver & copper. White gold adds Palladium or Rhodium as well. Each manufacture is a little unique on percentages I'd imagine, but an example would be the following percentages:

Yellow gold = 75% gold, 16% silver & 9% copper
Rose gold = 75% gold, 9% silver & 16% copper

And a white gold example would be 75% gold, 3% silver12.5% palladium & 9.5% copper

But like I said, those are examples (from Breitling). There's probably dozens of formulas (and I have no idea what Rolex's is). The percentage differences is also what makes some rose golds look very subtle and some look more harsh.
 

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Another forum participant, SheldonSmith wrote that the "rose" gold Rolex uses is named "Everclear" and has the distinguishing characteristic of being fully resistant to fading by chlorine, which he posted is the reason for it's "warm" color. A very nice tidbit of information from a fellow "forumer" at WatchTalk Forums.
 

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So what's "true" rose gold (is there an industry standard for the rose gold formula?) & what does Rolex add to it to prevent fading? I've got another watch that had rose gold that has been extensively used in pools and I've never seen any fading or change at all. What is it about the Rolex rose gold that makes this difference?

Also, I agree the Rolex rose gold is warmer, but isn't that more from the percentages of the materials used? I ask because I've seem other brands be equally warm & almost the exact shade of rose, and it's been due the the ratio of the gold, silver & copper in the formula.
 

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So what's "true" rose gold (is there an industry standard for the rose gold formula?) & what does Rolex add to it to prevent fading? I've got another watch that had rose gold that has been extensively used in pools and I've never seen any fading or change at all. What is it about the Rolex rose gold that makes this difference?

Also, I agree the Rolex rose gold is warmer, but isn't that more from the percentages of the materials used? I ask because I've seem other brands be equally warm & almost the exact shade of rose, and it's been due the the ratio of the gold, silver & copper in the formula.
Rolex's rose gold is a proprietary blend that they make up themselves (one of the benefits of manufacturing one's own gold). I want to say that they brand it as "Everose", but I might be remembering it wrong.

I think I saw a movie on Rolex's website that explained Rolex lowered the percentage of copper (which is what was reacting with the chlorine to discolor over time) and increased the percentage of the platinum metals added to the blend. I believe the thought is that the platinum metals "hold" the copper tighter than the chlorine wants to "pull" on it. I'm not a materials guy, so I'm just repeating what I believe to be the case. I looked for the movie, but Rolex's website is hard to navigate. Maybe someone else can find it and we can confirm my memory?
 

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Yes, you are right, the rose gold is called "Everrose" not "Everclear". Everclear is a type of hard liquor, I believe, but I have never tried it so I don't know why I made that error. :lol:
 

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Yes, you are right, the rose gold is called "Everrose" not "Everclear". Everclear is a type of hard liquor, I believe, but I have never tried it so I don't know why I made that error. :lol:
I can see how one error might lead to the other.... :lol:
 

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That's an interesting thought. I could see rose gold (everrose) being used with the black ceramic bezel, but when it comes to the blue dial, yellow gold all the way. Call me old fashioned, but yellow gold and blue is my all time favorite combination, especially on a sub. :biggrin:

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That's an interesting thought. I could see rose gold (everrose) being used with the black ceramic bezel, but when it comes to the blue dial, yellow gold all the way. Call me old fashioned, but yellow gold and blue is my all time favorite combination, especially on a sub. :biggrin:

Gary

I'm right there with you Gary. :biggrin:
 

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That's an interesting thought. I could see rose gold (everrose) being used with the black ceramic bezel, but when it comes to the blue dial, yellow gold all the way. Call me old fashioned, but yellow gold and blue is my all time favorite combination, especially on a sub. :biggrin:

Gary
Yea, I'd agree here, the rose may not look as nice with the blue as the yellow gold..

But the rose gold & black dial / bezel, I think that would be a real winner.... :drool: :thumbup1:
 
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