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    The wristwatch: From a necessity to an accessory

    Posted 2015-07-28
    The story of the wristwatch is a both remarkable and interesting story. It all started as an instrument for soldiers in the 1880s to coordinate attacks without the enemy intercepting any signals, which prove to be a very efficient tool on the batt...
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    Luxury Watch Values

    Posted 2013-10-02
    Back in May at an Antiquorum sale in Geneva, a Patek Philippe pink gold Sky Moon Tourbillon (Ref. 5002) emerged as the auction’s top lot, selling for 1.2 million Swiss Francs (about $1.3 million). Unlike most chart-topping timepieces sold at aucti...
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    Steve McQueen’s Rolex Up for Sale

    Posted 2011-10-11
    It’s well known that Steve McQueen wore a Rolex Submariner; not so well known is that he actually owned two of them. The well-documented example, a ref. #5512, sold at Antiquorum in 2009 for $234,000. Now California’s Fourtané has turned up the o...
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    James Bond Meets the SBS: Project X Stealth Rolexes

    Posted 2011-04-04
    London-based Rolex customiser Project X did some serious research for its newest collection of limited edition models. The Stealth series of Submariners and Explorers are designed in homage to both Britain’s Special Boat Service and the early mili...
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    Spicing up the new Rolex Explorer

    Posted 2011-01-16
    We weren't overly optimistic of Rolex's showing at last year's BaselWorld (to be fair, how could we? Rolex is constantly criticized for being too conservative and when they try to innovate, they get ripped for not staying "true". Poor fools.), eve...
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    Extraordinary tropical 1959 Rolex Submariner on James

    Posted 2010-12-05
    Vintage Rolex Submariners are a dime a dozen and hardly something difficult to stumble over. More often than not, they're a really good deal: we'd gladly drop €5k on a ref 5513 any day. However, there's vintage Subs and then there's vintage Subs. ...
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    Rolex Auction Watch: Rare Chronos & More at Christie’s New York

    Posted 2010-12-07
    It’s time to get your hands on some rare and classic Rolexes during Christie’s’ Important Watches sale in New York on Dec. 14, where 77 different models will be crossing the block. Topping the charts are a rare and extremely fine large stainless ...
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    Ltd. Edition Custom Hillary Tenzing Rolex Explorer

    Posted 2010-12-03
    Didn’t get your hands on any of Sir Edmund Hillary’s Rolexes that we told you about were coming up for auction in Geneva recently? Not to worry, there’s a new limited edition Rolex Explorer due out in a few months that pays tribute to the great co...
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    Rolex Auction Watch: Lt. Don Walsh’s 1958 GMT - Master

    Posted 2010-11-25
    Continuing in our series of notable classic Rolexes hitting the auction block we have a new entry courtesy of Antiquorum. The auction house’s December 8th sale at its U.S. headquarters on Madison Avenue in New York City includes an exceptional and...
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    Five white gold watches for connoisseurs on James

    Posted 2010-11-23
    White gold has long been my favorite precious metal used in watches. Why, you ask? Mostly because you can't really tell. To the untrained eye, your watch looks like it's made of stainless steel, or possibly, silver, but only you and your accountan...