well, are the Diesel Panamera a faithful legacy of Ferdinand Porsche? Is the 4 WD Ferrarri FF a faithful legacy of Enzo???
Once again, companies have to live with their time and according to their actual market requirements.
Do you want to see a modern (2009) Rolex watch respecting in full the Rolex "legacy"? Here you are, directly from Maria Cristina Calvani's desk (one of Rolex head designer).
Easy for them to copy the past and please us with that big size BB revival (for example), once again Rolex is not trying to sell you a watch Keith,
because you (like me) are not their target.