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Vintage Rolex 2016 Market Predictions

Vintage Rolex market predictions for 2016 I personally think that for 2016 the watch market in general is gonna correct the extreme mark-up of some iconic references. The growth of some models have been too extreme over the past 2 years. During this period we have seen that some highly sought after models raised in price so […]


Basel News 2016 – Rolex “Blueberry” GMT & “Panda” Daytona

What will be the news @Rolex for BaselWorld 2016?? A new Rolex Prince or Padellone?? Maybe, but first… Breaking news: Is this the all NEW Rolex “Blueberry” GMT Master II Ref. 116710LB for Basel Show 2016? The blue GMT Ref 116710BL could replace the 116710BLNR…  And the all black Ref 116710LN could get an RED 24 hour hand…   Next, after we’ve waited for several […]


The Rolex Dato Compax alias Jean Claude Killy

The Jean Claude Killy alias Rolex Dato Compax (manual winding chronograph with full calendar) on the left the early ref 4767 and in the middle latest ref 6236, next to the giant split second Rolex Ref 4131.. The legendary Rolex Killy, here as NOS (New Old Stock) in elegant 18K Pink gold oyster case, full calendar […]


The Rolex Small and Big Crown James Bond Submariner

The History of the Iconic Rolex Small and Big Crown Submariner – James Bond. Let’s begin this report about “The History of the Iconic Rolex Submariner Small & Big Crown” with a really special group shot of rare vintage Rolex. We see some different lume Rolex used originally in their early days of their tool watch evolution. […]


The Secrets of the “Hidden Daytona” Rolex Oyster Paul Newman

It’s not easy to learn your eyes to see little details that are so important for our hobby, the thin line between original and fake has become the difference between 20K & 300K when we look at the Ref 6265 with or without Paul Newman dial for instance. Logically the gap in price between original […]

100 Fabulous Watches FOR SALE by Davide Parmegiani

100 Fabulous Watches FOR SALE by Davide Parmegiani For the 3rd time now the “Big Boss” under the vintage watches dealers, Mr Davide Parmegiani, has made his “100 Fabolous Watches” catalogue and send it around the world to his customers and friends. It’s quite exceptional to see that 1 person has so many great vintage watches […]


The Vintage Rolex Buyer’s Guide by Philipp Stahl

If you want to learn to buy vintage Rolex safely start with 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 […]


The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

 The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona.1963, Birth of a Horological Icon Timepiece Cosmograph: a name that was to be the forerunner of great fortune. The birth of the legend can be traced back to 1963. Actually, the choice of the name proved to be neither easy nor expected. Whilst Rolex on the one hand flirted with the […]

My interview on Pucci Papaleo’s site about the Vintage Rolex Market

My interview on Pucci Papaleo’s website about the vintage Rolex Market Directly from the website of a great passionated friend, Pucci Papaleo, here’s my “Philipp Stahl’s Point of View on Vintage Horology Collecting Market and the Latest November Auctions”, by Paolo Gobbi “The founder of – a well renown watch collector and expert – offers […]


Rolex Passion Market: the Trusted Vintage Rolex Market Place.

Since some 3 years now our RPM – Rolex Passion Market Place is online and after receiving some 1 million hits I believe it’s time for an update. The newly updated RPM 2.0 website is live and ready now for you all to enjoy the offered vintage Rolex for sale. For now the 10 trustable vintage […]


Instagram Impact on Watch Collectors and Dealers

Go directly to the Instagram Rolex Passion Report Feed The Instagram Impact on Watch Collectors and Dealers My current state of mind is thinking about the impact Instagram has on the collecting world of watches. Since last year, the traditional way of offering – showcasing has changed completely. Hardly anybody is using their website anymore […]

My Analysis of the Geneva Watch Auction Results Nov. 2015…

Above 3 of the top lots from last Geneva weekend in my hand which fetched almost 5.5 million swiss francs together!!! Below 3 x PPC’s ref 1463 that went for 1.85 million together! My earlier predictions for the November 2015 Geneva Watch Auctions where close to spot on. Where I was wrong, the achieved results where even higher. […]

The Geneva Watch Auctions will be a BLAST again !!

Estimated: € 319.000 – 638.000,= and my prediction for this exceptional rare beauty is € 680.000,= all in. Update with established result: SOLD FOR CHF 1,235,000,= The Geneva Watch Auction are soon again. Twice a year the world of watch collectors come together to see, bid and hopefully win another stunner for their collection. Only the best […]


The Rolex Exclamation Mark

The Rolex Exclamation Mark – An important vintage detail concerning radiation… Update from initial 2010 report. Above a 1962 Ref 5512 with pointed crown guards & at the same time Rolex was still selling the 5508 without crown guards below. Notice the little dot above SWISS at 6 o’clock? Thats what we call the exclamation […]

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