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Sometimes you could be forgiven for thinking that the only Rolexes people care about are steel sports watches: the ceramic Daytona, BLNR Batman or BLRO Pepsi GMT Masters, Hulk Submariners, Orange Hand Explorer 2s. Even the Replica Rolex Datejust 41MM in steel is becoming a premium watch and creeping up on the grey market. With vintage prices rising higher than even the biggest market champions could have expected, where do watch buyers go next?

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White-gold Daytonas can be cheaper than steel watches of the same era and yellow gold has its own market that is taking off in a big way. Have you tried to locate a green-dial, yellow-gold 116508 recently? But is there a watch that is still under the radar in both the modern and vintage arenas? There just may be: step forward the two-tone.

Steel-and-gold, two-tone, bi-colour and Rolesor (Rolexs official term) there are numerous ways to describe the combination of steel and gold in the execution of a watch. With some of Rolexs most high-profile launches in the last two years being Rolesor pieces and with Tudor also presenting their own regional version of the dish with Steel-and-Gold Black Bays, it is time to look at the bi-colour watch with a fresh pair of eyes.

I recently had lunch with a prominent Mayfair watch dealer who loves steel-and-gold Daytonas. The beauty of steel-and-gold is that it matches both white gold and platinum jewellery as well as yellow gold, explains Burlington Arcade specialist David Duggan. These pieces were always a great option for lady customers, but now men are also wearing a lot more jewellery and so it is a consideration for them, too.

We live in eclectic times, where mixing and matching is de rigueur. The tense focus on matching your wedding ring to your watch metal and belt buckle colour is utterly unimportant. Rolesor is, therefore, arguably the perfect companion for the modern man (and woman).

Rolex patented the term Rolesor in 1933, but they were producing white and yellow-gold watches as early as 1928. The rectangular Rolex Prince watches were available in Tiger Stripe yellow-and-white-gold cases and the Prince Brancard watches were produced in stainless-steel and yellow-gold cases. In 1931, Rolexs first Oyster-cased automatic watch the Bubbleback was unveiled. Immediately the watches were available in all steel, all gold and steel-and-gold, with notable use of rose gold.

The Rolesor formula was, and still is, a steel mid-case with gold bezel and winding crown. In the case of chronographs, the pushers are also in gold. The concept was, from a financial point, half-way between utilitarian steel watches and the luxurious 18kt gold pieces. Semi-bling or toned-down lux: whichever way you want to look at it, two-tone worked!

Reference 3133 was introduced in 1931 as a beautiful steel-and-gold watch that is a product of Rolexs knack for producing timeless and elegantly beautiful watches that are as relevant today as they were almost 100 years ago albeit back then in a diminutive 31mm case size. Thats the incredible nature of vintage Rolex: it never gets old. Rolesor stayed in production through the 1930s and 1940s in the Oyster watches and chronographs.

In the early 1950s, Rolex began experimenting with its earliest designs for sports watches. Both the Turn-O-Graph and the early dress Explorers (before the classic black 3-6-9 dial) were available in Rolesor livery. The Explorer finally settled down as a steel watch whereas the Turn-O-Graph continued to be available in Rolesor for all of its life.

As far as the rock star Rolex sports watch references were concerned, the world had to wait until 1971 for a Rolesor GMT-Master (Reference 1675/3) and until 1983 for a Submariner when Reference 16803 was released. In 1977, Rolex launched the Rolesor Datejust and gave the two-tone model its own reference number, 16013. With this the system was set. Rolesor model references always ended with a number 3, while steel is 0, yellow gold 8, white gold 9, Everose gold 5 and platinum 6.