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The Rolex Hillary Tenzing Edition

The Rolex Hillary Tenzing Edition  I just found out that Dutch Watch Magazine printed my Rolex Passion Biography in their latest April/ May issue. So for those Dutch Rolex aficionados interested to read the whole story, find below the Watch Magazine article that’s nicely designed, many thanks! For those that can’t read Dutch,  like 95 % […]

The Story of “The Mount Everest Rolex Expeditions 1952 and 1953”

The Story about “The Mount Everest  – Rolex Expeditions 1952 and 1953” – My quest to find all the answers… Intrigued by the mystery around ’52 & ’53 Expeditions I started doing research, studying the Rolex watches that where used on Mount Everest expeditions to come to a more ‘logic’ overview from what exactly happened. […]

Learn to know the value of your vintage Rolex!

Learn to know the value of your vintage Rolex. What is the price of your vintage Rolex in current market?  One of the most asked question I get every day is, what is my vintage Rolex worth or what is the price of my watch? As this issue has been discussed in depth on every specialist […]

Why doesn’t Rolex still NOT have a Museum ??

“Look in all the dictionaries, there is no word for what we do. It’s not ‘tradition’, though our craft is timeless. ‘Limitless’ is too limiting. ‘Enduring’ is not enduring enough. ‘Innovation’ can only begin to describe it. We sculpt, paint and explore. But explorers, sculptors and painters we are not. This is the only thing […]

Evolution of the Red Rolex Submariner Ref 1680…

Evolution of the Red Rolex Submariner Ref 1680… From the research i did last 2-3 years, i now know that the earliest Redsubs are made with serial and with early ’69 caseback stamp. My addition to tropical dials brought me to the meter first serie 1680’s because we see that in several early batches […]

My Rolex 2020 Predictions – News is out! Spot on :)

My Predictions for the New Rolex 2020 Models. It’s save to state that Rolex is listening carefully what the market thinks of their watches. Every big luxury brand does this. Over the last decade Rolex has reintroduced some important heritage details like ‘Orange Hand Explorer’, Red Sea Dweller” or “Pepsi GMT Master”.   Sneak Leak […]

What’s true and what’s not with so many Rolex experts around?

Nowadays it’s become so easy to reach out to collectors who understand your passion. We Rolex friends all do love the internet due to the immense possibilities to discuss watch details of which most other people are clueless about. It’s without doubt that the presence of the internet has pushed collecting vintage watches to a higher level then […]

The Importance of the Vintage Rolex Dial

The importance of the vintage Rolex dial in watch collecting. Modern watch collecting has become all about the condition of the dial. Some watch specialist say that about 80-90% of the value is in the dial nowadays. For outsiders this sounds silly or totally unlogic because a watch is made of lots of spare parts […]

The History of the Exotic Rolex Paul Newman Dial Designs

The History of the Exotic Rolex Paul Newman Dial Designs… Studying Exotic Rolex Paul Newman Dial Designs… Updated: After Mr. Paul Newman’s Rolex nicknamed alias “Paul Newman Daytona” sold for nearly $ 18 million at Phillips in New York the awareness for Rolex Paul Newman’s have exploded even further. It has become the must have vintage Rolex and […]

Geneva Watch Auctions June 2020

Passion Will Never Go Out of Fashion! In the beginning of Covid19 I already told friends around me that we, the market of vintage watches, will get better out of the epidemic then before. During the first 2 weeks of the virus hardly any request came in at our trusted Rolex & Patek Philippe marketplace […]

The Rolex Patek Market

Stop wondering, start knowing There are many ways to buy or sell a vintage Rolex or Patek Philippe watch. No matter how you trade, there is always this nagging question about trust. Not just about the originality of the watch, but also about the person you are dealing with. Initiator Philipp Stahl and a team of selected dealers […]

Vintage watches, cars, friends and lots of fun!

Vintage watches, cars, friends and lots of fun! Meeting and greating old and new friends is the best part of our addictions. This time it was at Bernhards  place, a cool lounge where many collectors came to share their passion together. Many thanks for the splendid organization and really cool seeing you again. Find below […]

The Vintage Rolex Buyer’s Guide by Philipp Stahl

So far 500.000 unique visitors have read my “Vintage Rolex Buyer’s Guide”.In average it took you 5 minutes each to read my Rolex collectors tutorial. Thats’ 2.5 million FREE minutes of vintage Rolex Education! The Vintage Rolex Buyer’s Guide by Philipp Stahl Do you want to learn to buy vintage Rolex safely? Then start now with […]

What will be the hot Rolex in 2020?

What will be the hot Rolex for 2020? In general I believe that we will see a continues growth of exceptional quality for any kind of Rolex reference. Not much will change in 2020 what didn’t already start in 2019. Collectors want the best and rarest pieces in their collection. 2019 was a more conservative […]

Sell me your vintage Rolex!

Do you want to sell your vintage Rolex? If you’re consider selling your vintage Rolex I would love to see your watch on offer. Send me pictures and details via this link  and I will then get back to you asap. I’m always interested to buy original first owner vintage Rolex and I do pay maximum for […]

Le Cadran – The Dial – Book by Helmut Crott

Today I went to see my old buddy Helmut Crott who made a important book about watch dials. The extensive archive he has put together over the last 50 years has made him the to go to expert if you are looking for more proven evidence. Many auction houses and important collectors have reached out […]

December 7 – Monaco Watch Auction

The second exclusive timepiece auction by Davide Parmegiani will take place on December 7th in Monaco. The Monaco Legend Group has made a 200 page impressive catalogue of the 199 lots that will come up for sale. Find their whole catalogue by following this link… The offered lots are selected to ‘inspire the collectors  mood’ […]

Hong Kong & New York Phillips, Sotheby’s & Christie’s Watch Auctions

Update 26-11-2019 with some of the results. All achieved results are available on the Phillips website here.. Ref 6241 achieved $ 240.000,= all in. The tropical Nautilus achieved an astonishing $ 320.000,= The 6265 with tropical minute track hit $ 415.000,= all in… The PPC ref 5002 with special dial sold for $ 2.23 million […]

Geneva Watch Auction Report November 2019

The expectations for this Geneva Auction weekend where high, much higher then we have seen before. This season the auctioneers had do their utmost best to come with an interesting Geneva catalogue. I’m not saying they had to beg for great watches but I got told it was very difficult. Hardly any super rare and […]

Finally the Rolex “Perpetual Daytona” Book by Pucci is ready to order!

Finally the Rolex “Perpetual Daytona” Book Pucci Papaleo and his team is ready for shipping from November 25th. “Daytona Perpetual” About To Be Released  Pucci Papaleo – a reference point in watch collecting world – presents his latest editorial project: the Daytona Perpetual book, which has as its leading star the well-known automatic Rolex chronograph. The key […]

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