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The Green Stella Rolex Daytona Cosmograph

The Green Stella Rolex Daytona Cosmograph Today I like to show you an exceptional Rolex Daytona Cosmograph, one that truly screams Rolex.  The green Stella dial is rich of color, plays in the light and it has a fantastic silver chronometer print almost lying on top of the dial.. My logic tells me the Green […]

The Rolex 2021 News – Watches & Wonder Geneva + Recommendations..

The Rolex 2021 News – Watches & Wonder Geneva + Recommendations.. Update with some recommendations for the board to consider. 2021 News – Watches & Wonder – April 7th We always except way more then @rolex delivers us. Most will say this is a joke, I agree as I hoped ( as every year) the @rolex […]

The Rolex Submariner Collectors Story

The Rolex Submariner Collectors Story. The history of the Rolex Submariner from 1954 to the present day has always been exciting to me. Not only the early 1950-ies when the director at Rolex, Rene P Jeanneret, (Why have we never got more information about this important director by Rolex?!) a gentleman and enthusiastic diver, was a major force […]

The Rolex Sultan of Oman Story…

The Rolex Sultan of 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 Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

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 […]

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 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 2.1xx.xxx 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 […]

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