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Vintage watch value growth: Tulip Mania or steady buying frenzy?

Vintage watch value growth: Tulip Mania or steady buying frenzy? During the famous 17th century Dutch Golden Age, phenomenally high prices were paid for tulip bulbs until the market suddenly crashed. This period of extreme speculation called Tulip Mania, is generally seen as the world’s first economic bubble. Some vintage watch market followers are starting […]

Vintage Rolex at the Parma Watch Show.

Since many years I travel twice a year to Parma to meet up with great italian collectors of vintage Rolex watches. Last weekend it was time again to see what is going on at the of vintage watches so important trade show. Many well known dealers are there for more then a week displaying their […]


Do you want to learn to buy vintage Rolex? Study my 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, I wanted to add for you a basic guidance to determine the originality of a vintage Rolex […]

The Rolex Passion Meeting 2015…

Yet again, after so many years of Rolex Passion GTG’s I’ve organized with my friend Bernhard, i’m still amazed to see you guys travel from all over the world to come and join us, bravo! For each and everyone, you’ve my utmost respect for doing this and I would like to thank you VERY much […]

Rolex Daytona’s at Classic Car Racing…

Racing and Rolex are two words thats are again familiar to each other since Geneva is sponsoring the F1. Here you get an idea of what Rolex is doing in modern times with racing. But classic car racing and vintage Rolex have become the ultimate way of respecting the past. Many classic car racers are wearing […]


The Story about Rolex Prototypes of dial maker SINGER….

I’m excited to show you some super interesting SINGER prototype dials mainly made for Rolex. Not only rare design proposals for the DateJust but also a handful examples SINGER made for the legendary Submariner and the Daytona. We now get a much better view of the dial makers catalogue of 1967 – 1968 that got presented to […]


The Evolution of Rolex Luminous.

A lot has already been written about the impact of the luminous used in wristwatches. In specific the turn from using radium to tritium has been discussed in length on vintage Rolex Forums. Today I don’t want to debate the dangers of early radium nor the legal impact radiation had for the swiss watch companies. I merely […]


The Presidential Rolex – Day Date – Pucci Book

My dear friend Pucci Papaleo has made yet another excellent Rolex book, this time it’s dedicated to the enormous variety of the  “Presidental Rolex, the Day Date” and the end result he send me is really impressive. The picture are as always breathtaking sharp and showing off every detail, so cool, very well done by master photographer Fabio Santinelli!! […]


The Rolex Oman Story..

The Rolex Company has made a wide range of different watches during their existence. Many different references have been made for special purposes, those for us collectors so much interesting are the Sports or Utility versions. Besides the Military Submariner batches made for the MOD in the UK, for the Forza del Peru in Chili […]


My Geneva May 2015 Watch Auction Report..

Again the sky is still the limit. See above the most expensive Rolex ever sold at auction, the ex Eric Clapton Albino Daytona from my dear italian friend who believed in it already many years ago, which finally reached 1.32 million all in… Sitting in my garden rethinking about what happened in Geneva last auction […]


Meeting Rolex Collectors in Maastricht, NL…

When you read “Maastricht” most vintage Rolex collectors will automatically think of our legendary Vintage Rolex Passion Meetings that have taken place many times in Hollands oldest city. But this time it was about leather straps and goodies around collecting watches, a business my friend Bernhard started some while ago under the name: Bulang&Sons. For […]


From Ferrari in Maranello to Techno Classica in Essen..

I was extremely lucky to be invited for a boys dream visiting the Ferrari factory and racing at their own Fiorano circuit in prepared F12 Berlinetta’s, what a week! To summarize this experience there’s only one word that says it all, PASSION! In every detail or person you meet, you feel the passion of the […]

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Christie’s Geneva Watch Auction May 2015

Dear Sabine Kegel just emailed me to inform all of you that the Christie’s Geneva Watch Auction for May 11th 2015 is online now. You can view all offered lots in detail over here. To start with Patek Philippe this time, there is a great White gold 3448, a NOS ( New Old Stock) ref 2499/100 […]

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Glamorous Rolex Day Date Auction by Phillips

UPDATE: See the spectacular results from the Day Date auction over here at my Geneva Watch Auction Report Above, cover of the 60x Day Date Auction by Phillips, down the introduction of Pucci Papaleo’s new Rolex Day Date Book… My dear Rolex buddy Pucci Papaleo has made yet another important Rolex book. After the enormous succes […]

Phillips Watch Auction One in Geneva

Very interesting inaugural sale Phillips is coming up at their first watch auction in Geneva, May 10th 2015. When you browse their virgin catalogue you will notice it’s pretty impressive to say the least. Lot’s of rare and special Rolex, Patek Philippe and others. To find the necessary pieces is already difficult, to find them in great […]

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