A Rolex in Your Christmas Stocking?

Limited edition watches create big buzz for Rolex fans at holiday launch party

Limited edition watches create buzz for Rolex fans at holiday party

News, IW Marks Rolex Event, Dec. 2015, models
Gold Rolex watches with diamonds — modeled at IW Marks Jewelers.  © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, IW Marks Rolex Event, Dec. 2015, Jeff Cotton, Joanna Marks, Brad Marks
Jeff Cotton, Joanna Marks, Brad Marks. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, IW Marks Rolex Event, Dec. 2015, Cal McNair, Hannah McNair
Cal McNair, Hannah McNair.   © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, IW Marks Rolex Event, Dec. 2015
Amy Haymond, Gary Haymond. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, IW Marks Rolex Event, Dec. 2015, Shelby Kibodeaux, Elizabeth Stein, Bruce Padilla
Shelby Kibodeaux, Elizabeth Stein, Bruce Padilla. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, IW Marks Rolex Event, Dec. 2015, Marquerite Axelrad, Mike Axelrad
Marquerite Axelrad, Mike Axelrad. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, IW Marks Rolex Event, Dec. 2015, Caroline Simons, Ting Bresnahan
Caroline Simons, Ting Bresnahan. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, IW Marks Rolex Event, Dec. 2015, Chris Favre, Melinda Kacel, Bill Kacel
Chris Favre, Melinda Kacel, Bill Kacel. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, IW Marks Rolex Event, Dec. 2015, Monica Blaisdell, Hannah McNair
Monica Blaisdell, Hannah McNair. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, IW Marks Rolex Event, Dec. 2015, David Bailiff, Brad Marks, Paul Doyle
David Bailiff, Brad Marks, Paul Doyle. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, IW Marks Rolex Event, Dec. 2015, models
News, IW Marks Rolex Event, Dec. 2015, Jeff Cotton, Joanna Marks, Brad Marks
News, IW Marks Rolex Event, Dec. 2015, Cal McNair, Hannah McNair
News, IW Marks Rolex Event, Dec. 2015
News, IW Marks Rolex Event, Dec. 2015, Shelby Kibodeaux, Elizabeth Stein, Bruce Padilla
News, IW Marks Rolex Event, Dec. 2015, Marquerite Axelrad, Mike Axelrad
News, IW Marks Rolex Event, Dec. 2015, Caroline Simons, Ting Bresnahan
News, IW Marks Rolex Event, Dec. 2015, Chris Favre, Melinda Kacel, Bill Kacel
News, IW Marks Rolex Event, Dec. 2015, Monica Blaisdell, Hannah McNair
News, IW Marks Rolex Event, Dec. 2015, David Bailiff, Brad Marks, Paul Doyle

Solid gold and diamond-studded watches had everyone swooning at IW Marks Jewelers for the party launching the Oyster Perpetual DayDate 40 mm watch. For the holiday fete, Rolex sent in expert Jeff Cotton to escort the rare collection of limited edition timepieces and discuss their genesis.

Hosts for this "Art of Watchmaking" evening were Joanna and Brad Marks.

To-die-for watches included a 26 mm Pearl Master Limited Edition encrusted with diamonds, a solid yellow gold 18-karat Pearl Master Limited Edition and a rare Platinum Daytona with a glacier blue diamond dial. Those babies will be on display (and available for purchase, Santa) through the end of the year.

Models circled through the jewelry emporium sporting the Rolexes while Caswell & Co. provided the holiday fare and guitarist Marc Garvin delivered the holiday tunes.

In the mix were Diane and John Riley, Elizabeth and Alan Stein, Hannah and Cal McNair, Monica Blaisdell, Joanne and David Preng, Marquerite and Mike Axelrad, Carol and Jerry Hill and Rice football coach David Bailiff.