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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 people behind this wonderful brand. Everybody is driving  to please you in the best possible way and everywhere and in everything you feel the glorious past, history and heritage Ferrari has achieved so far.

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Lots of Ferraristi are also vintage Rolex minded, it seems a pure lifestyle has come together where passion and dedication are the keywords. Then logically everybody I met was interested to share their knowledge with me, very interesting to be so close!!.. RPR_FXX

Above the “FXX – F1 – Corso Clienti” depot inside the Ferrari factory, below the Heritage from their museum around the corner…RPR_IMG_5573

At the legendary Fiorano circuit the test cars are waiting for us for maximum use at their short track with sharp turns guided by a  trained pilot.

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Ferrari Casa..

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Full speed…

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A splendid MK2 Rolex Seadweller ref 1665 I recently got directly from first UK owner in the italian sun…

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The restaurant next to the Fiorano track has become to a pilgrim place to be

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Inside Enzo Ferrai’s home, which is on the track and you see the TV he was watching and phone he was using while the F1 races took place..RPR_IMG_5680RPR_IMG_5580

At the Museum, the legendary 250 GTO in black.. One of 39 examples, which are reaching up to $ 50 million nowadays!! This historic Ferrari design has become ART, the rarest and most sought after car art which is around, just marvelous!! RPR_IMG_5583

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Unics, One-Offs, FXX etc. the ultimate Ferrari’s…RPR_IMG_5565

See below the special design Ferrai made for Eric Clapton, who wanted a 458 which had a 512 Berlinetta look, very nicely done!RPR_IMG_5562

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Rolex Cosmograph Qaboos ref 6263…RPR_IMG_5796

Rolex NOS (new old stock) “Qaboos Cosmograph” vs Ferrari FXX…

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Early Rolex Daytona Paul Newman ref 6239..

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Early Paul Newman Ref 6239 vs La Ferrari…RPR_IMG_5553

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Como and Rolex Military..RPR_IMG_5417RPR_IMG_5747RPR_IMG_5456

Lugano and Rolex Big Crown…RPR_IMG_5459

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Techno Classica in Essen, one of the biggest classic car show in the world with again the focus on classic Porsche & Ferrari. Enjoy the impressions I made for those that didn’t visited this great show in Germany.RPR_IMG_5346 RPR_IMG_5338

Meeting watch buddies is one of the reasons why I like to go to cars shows, there’s always somebody I bump into…RPR_IMG_5340 RPR_IMG_5331 RPR_IMG_5335 RPR_IMG_5325 RPR_IMG_5327

Bakelite Ref 6542 Rolex GMT Master…RPR_IMG_5003

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Porsche everywhere…

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And since the succes of “Singer” and other Porsche customizers like Magnus Walker, we see many more guys offering classic design…RPR_IMG_5306

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The real deal, original matching Porsche RS – touring for close to € 800.000,-RPR_IMG_5312 RPR_IMG_5299

Classic Porsche 911 line up vs Tudor Monte Carlo home plate..RPR_IMG_4737RPR_IMG_5295

Bordeau red Porsche 356 vs Ferrai Daytona… RPR_IMG_5297

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Marvelous car stand by JD classics..RPR_IMG_5290 RPR_IMG_5292

Mercedes 300 SL Flügeltürer vs Ferrari 250 Pininfarina Cabrio Serie 1. Brillant, both just brillant!!RPR_IMG_5278 RPR_IMG_5281

Mercedes SLR vs Rolex 6264… RPR_IMG_4683 RPR_IMG_5287

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The Porsche 959 from the sheik of Qatar above and line up of 918, Carrera GT and 959 at the Porsche stand..

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Original Porsche RSK 718..RPR_IMG_5271

Maserati Boomerang, brilliant design!..RPR_IMG_5272 RPR_IMG_5266

A race Alfa Montreal above and elegant Bugatti below…RPR_IMG_5267

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Glossy Submariner & classic Porsche, both VERY much sought after!..RPR_IMG_5268RPR_IMG_5264

 

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BMW red 507 cabrio next to Maserati’s best design ever… RPR_IMG_5259

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Tropical Rolex ref 6234 vs Black Lamborghini Periscopo…

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Silver Dino vs Rolex Submariner with explorer 369 dial and ref 6154 Panerai Radiomir…

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Gold Nipple Submariner above vs Beach Mini below..

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Rolex UAE Daytona vs Bugatti Royal…RPR_IMG_5230

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Rolex GMT Matser ref 1675 vd Lamborghini Miura..RPR_IMG_5174

Classy silver grey Lamborghini Periscopo meeting Rolex Oyster Paul Newman ref 6263..RPR_IMG_5197

Only 10.400km a future classic, the 512BBiRPR_IMG_5167

Porsche 906 racecar…RPR_IMG_5168

And again, a future classic, the 399 x made BMW M1 in classy off white…RPR_IMG_5173

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