Her Majesty, The Fat Queen

Friday, March 24, 2023

The first edition of the Rolex Queen Midas weights as much as the horizontally bigger King Midas -- both approx 190g, measuring 28 vs 23mm -- and so the mass of gold was arranged vertically, making it smaller but thicker: more curvy, more sculptural and the feminine ideal next to a man.

But while the 1st series King Midas was made in slightly less than 800 examples (144 in whitegold), the 1st edition Curvy Queen has been made in definitely no more than 50pcs and probably just 20: men-oversupply.