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Tutorial to analyze the condition of your vintage Rolex!

In this RPReport I share my extensive checklist so you can learn to analyze your vintage Rolex condition correctly! Since I receive so many emails from around the world with questions if their Rolex is original or not, I started to write a checklist so you can start evaluating most of the condition by yourself. Questions like: What […]

Paul Newman’s own Rolex Paul Newman will be auctioned..

Paul Newman’s Daytona will be offered at Phillips inaugural New York watch auction that takes place on October 26, 2017. UPDATE: Check out the article on Revolution Watch with Phillips Watches Paul Boutros.. On its caseback, “DRIVE CAREFULLY ME” is the heartfelt and loving inscription Paul Newman’s wife Joanne Woodward chose to engrave for his iconic present. […]

Rolex is the KING of the Auction Room!

Incredible, this is what $ 9 million in my hands looks like! 2 x iconic grail Rolex for SFr 5,170.000,= and 3.722.000,= !! Mama mia what a performance it was again to see vintage Rolex dominate the world record prices that have been achieved during the watch auctions last weekend in Geneva! I was prepared to see […]

Pucci Papaleo’s “Daytona Perpetual” Horological Art Exhibition

A First-Of-Its-Kind Horological Art Exhibition Curated by Pucci Papaleo and Featuring: Contemporary Watch Portraits by Fabio Santinelli from the Upcoming Book “Daytona Perpetual” and 30 Exceptional Automatic Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watches on display. The opening of the international exhibition in Geneva is from May 11 to 14. Hope to see you all over there!! Phillips in Association with […]

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Christie’s Dedicated Vintage Rolex Auction

The watch team from Christie’s has put together a special Rolex sale during their Geneva May 15th Afternoon Session. The second part of their important watch auction is exclusively dedicated to vintage Rolex. With the international attention vintage Rolex still gets, it’s a smart move from Christie’s. Earlier this morning Thomas Perazzi send me their […]

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The Vintage Rolex Buyer’s Guide by Philipp Stahl

You want to learn to buy vintage Rolex safely? Start studying my complete Vintage Rolex Buyer’s Guide! I noticed yet again that even seasoned collectors still ask me on a regular basis the obvious advise about originality of vintage Rolex. In a constantly developing market, where fine and honest quality has gone mad during the auctions price-wise, […]

Phillips Geneva Auction – 6062 Bao Dai & Gold Oyster Newman 6263

ANNOUNCING our Spring 2017 Sale – Geneva Watch Auction: FIVE (#GWA5) – to offer The BAO DAI. Taking place on 13 and 14 May at Hotel La Reserve, we are delighted to announce ROLEX highlights that are perhaps the most important selection of iconic Rolex watches presented at auction in recent years. UPDATE: Now online: the Phillips […]

Rolex Basel 2017 New Models

Rolex has just announced their 2017 models at the BaselWorld Watch Show.… As I showed you already weeks ago and nobody believed me, Rolex did just announce it’s 50th anniversary  (1967-2017) the Sea Dweller. Here it is, the 43 mm new Single Red Rolex Sea Dweller for 50 anniversary with cyclops!… Find -> all info at […]

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The Rolex News for Basel World 2017

What did I tell you 😉 Here it is, the 43 mm new Single Red Rolex Sea Dweller for 50 anniversary with cyclops!.. It’s called the Ref 126600 and priced at CHF 10.800,= ($10.800) ask your dealer to reserve one for you!…   In my humble opinion, the following new models will be the 2017 Rolex News […]

Tudor Basel News 2017 – Black Bay Chrono

Tudor opened the Basel World Show tonight in their cool heritage created bar and presented the lobby boys their new model. The Black Bay Chrono is having a “Fully integrated, in house, column wheel chronograph for under $5.000,=”  This Tudor Black Bay Chrono (ref. 79350) is priced at SFr4500, or about US$4520. Here are some impressions from […]

The Geneva Car Show 2017 – New Ford GT

This time it was not Rolex but Ford that was the reason why we went to Geneva. Like fitting for your bespoke suit, the Ford Concierge Team made it possible for me to experience the new GT. I first ran into the Heritage Ford GT from 1966, who won Le Mans, that was also on […]

Rolex 6205 Submariner with patina at its Best!

I like to show you today a rare all original Rolex Submariner Ref 6205. Up here you see exactly how I got it. It’s not only rare by how little have survived but also to see it with such a stunning patina! One of the earliest, and kind of experimental, Submariners that Rolex made. It’s the […]

Parma Watch Show February 2017

@ Big Crown Ref 6200 Submariner that changed dial color…It was that time of the year again to travel to Italia for the Mercante in Fiera Parma where the italian watch dealers are showcasing their vintage watches. As always the main focus for collectable watches are Rolex, therefor you will see plenty of rare vintage […]

The commercial abuse of the vintage Rolex term “Tropical”

The definition of “Tropical” has been abused too often by privates and dealers in the market. Naming a damaged dial an original tropical is not ok and I posted that on VRF recently. The tropical effect rarely occurs when a old Rolex dial has been preserved undamaged and worn carefully back in the days in heavy […]

What Rolex could adjust for their new 2017 Basel World collection!

Lets make Rolex GREAT again! 😉 Honestly, Rolex has not been very grateful to us normal people for introducing some entry level watches in the last decade. Instead Rolex focused to much on their expensive new gold and diamond models only the top of the iceberg can buy. With the worldwide declining interest from mainly Asia, the FHS reports […]

The magical “Red Trio”, ultimate trilogy of the rarest Rolex dive watches

Here’s the ultimate trilogy of the rarest @Rolex dive watches. After many years of hunting around the world, finally all came together in my handpalm. I’m extremely happy and thankful I fulfilled this dream of mine. Nothing better then reaching your goals successfully and share them with others!!… After I have handled so many exceptional […]

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The Evolution of the Rolex Oyster Cosmograph Daytona

The Evolution of the Rolex Oyster Cosmograph Daytona… From an important italian collector, the earliest known Rolex Oyster Cosmograph Ref 6240 from beginning 1964… The Rolex Oyster Daytona waterproof case was a very important innovation made by the genevan watchmaker to boost the sales of their chronograph. The dial maker Singer has played an important role in […]

Prototype Single Red Rolex Sea Dweller of Ian Koblick – Tektite 1969

Today I like to introduce to you the “Prototype Single Red Sea Dweller Non Valve” from aquanaut Ian Koblick. This super important ref 1665 was given by Rolex T Walker Loyd to Ian Koblick for the “Tektite I” project. In 1967, at the beginning of the Sea Dweller evolution, Rolex already thought they made a super […]

“Rolex Milestone” Hong Kong Phillips Auction

The “Milestones Rolex” auction has just finished in Hong Kong and all over the results where strong for the 38 lots but certainly not all lots achieved a great result compared to their (high) estimates. I’ll add the final results to the estimated below so you can see what the populair lots achieved. Personally I thought […]

My Geneva Watch Auction Report – November 2016

The “Freak Show” is over! We vintage watch lovers finally get international recognition after the steel Patek Philippe Ref 1518 sold for 11 million swiss franc! For years people thought that we (the hardcore group of international collectors & dealers) where crazy spending serious money on steel vintage watches while everyone was buying new complicated gold timepieces as an ‘investment’. […]

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