The nickname “Padellone” was beautifully heard non-Italians, but its original meaning was “pan.” You must not think that it is describe the most beautiful watch in Rolex’s history (one of them)—Ref.8171. The model was born in the early 1950s and was 38 mm in diameter. At that time, it was a “big” watch. The diameter the Ref.8171 2mm larger than that the Rolex Ref.6062, and its case not streamlined.
Rolex cleverly laid out to create a balanced, elegant and balanced Rolex Padellone watch. The case robust, the lugs rounded, the bezel flat and plain, and the width moderate, with a beautiful dial. Using an analog date display, the scale circle set at the outer edge so that the day and month display windows and the moon phase disk do not appear close to the center of the dial. Equipped with a Calibre 10 1/2 self-winding movement.
Rolex Ref.8171 Padellone watch
the small seconds hand integrated into the moon phase display above the 6 o’clock position.
The Padellone watch short-lived and includes gold, rose gold and stainless steel. In addition to the shorter production period, the overall production of Rolex Padellonewatches is relatively small,
which also makes this watch extremely collectable. The case design of Ref.6062 may have advantages and is more in line with public perceptions of Rolex, but the size of Ref. 8171 is also unique. Ref.8171 is larger in size, which not only increases its rarity, but also improves its wearability in modern society. Of course, considering the value factor, Rolex Ref.8171 Padellone watch will for everyday wear.