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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 […]

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 […]

Special Day Date Auction & New Pucci book

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 of his Ultimate Rolex Daytona bible and the exceptional Christie’s Daytona sale he has focused on the legendary Day Date […]

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 […]

The new 2015 Rolex & Tudor Collection

The best Rolex gave us this year, their new 3255 movement IMHO! Rolex has just introduced their new 2015 models at the Basel World watch show. Have a look at their website: for more detailed information. They where so kind not to invite me to see their updated collection. Geneva wrote me diplomatic : “We wish we could […]

New Rolex & Tudor Collections from Basel World 2015

New platinum Day Date in 40mm… More info about new dial you find here.. New Yachtmaster in pink gold with, yes a rubber strap.. Check all Rolex news directly at their website here… The new patented “OysterFlex” rubber bracelet. More info about the Yachtmaster you find here New diamond Cellini, more info about the new Cellini you find here.. New […]

The TEFAF Art Fair 2015

If it’s a 10 million Vincent van Gogh as you see below, a original Banksy or a 90 crt. yellow diamond from Graff, all this and much more is for sale at the Tefaf Art Fair 2015 in Maastricht, The Netherlands. At TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s greatest art and antiques fair, you can buy masterpieces of […]

All new Rolex & Tudor News from Basel World 2015

New 39 mm Rainbow Ladies Datejust Pearlmaster … More info about it you find over here New platinum Day Date in 40mm… More info about new dial you find here.. New Yachtmaster in pink gold with, yes a rubber strap.. Check all Rolex news directly at their website here… The new patented “OysterFlex” rubber bracelet. More info about the Yachtmaster […]

Lago Maggiore – Milano – Parma Passion for vintage Rolex

Tropical “Underline”  Rolex Oyster Chronograph up and room with a view into Milano’s Galleria down.. I always love these power trips where i’m meeting up with great collectors and passionated dealers from around the world. It was time again to go to Milano and the Parma Watch Show the day after but before I went to […]

The impact of Instragram on the world of watch collectors.

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 as all collectors are browsing on IG, scanning what the dealers have for sale. The immense popular […]

Sir Edmund Hillary’s Rolex Explorer

What you see above is the only Rolex of Sir Edmund Hillary which now is not being part of the family trust. Some close friends and I helped to get the Sir Edmund Hillary Rolex watches back to the “The Hillary Foundation” before being sold by Antiquorum to the highest bidder. This particular Rolex Explorer […]

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