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 Vintage Rolex Buyer’s Guide by Philipp Stahl
The Vintage Rolex Buyer’s Guide by Philipp Stahl. So far close to 1 million 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’ 5 million FREE minutes of vintage Rolex Education! Do you want to learn to buy vintage Rolex safely? Then start […]
Analyze the condition of your vintage Rolex!
Analyze the condition of your vintage Rolex! In this RPReport I share my extensive checklist so you can learn to analyze your vintage Rolex condition correctly! Since I receive many emails from around the world with questions if their Rolex are original or not, I started to write a checklist so you can start evaluating most of the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
The Story about Rolex Prototypes of Dial Maker SINGER….
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 […]
Phillips Hong Kong Auction 5-6 June 2021
The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII – Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021 Phillips Watches is coming to Hong Kong again to auction their important watch sale. Phillips HK boss Mr Perazzi was so nice to send me detailed pictures you normally don’t see. Find below the first set of info I received and want to […]
Be aware: High quality FAKE vintage Rolex dials!!
Be aware: High quality FAKE vintage Rolex dials!! As I reported you “several times in last decade, the fakers are getting better “and we all have to be very careful in what we buy for our collection. In my “Buyers Guide I recently posted“ you can read about the little details that are so important […]
The Geneva Car Show 2017 – New Ford GT
This time it was not Rolex but Ford that was the reason why we went to Geneva. Like fitting for your bespoke suit, the Ford Concierge Team made it possible for me to experience the new GT. I first ran into the Heritage Ford GT from 1966, who won Le Mans, that was also on […]
The Thin Line between Passion and Obsession by Philipp Stahl
The Thin Line between Passion and Obsession by Philipp Stahl I was twelve, when I held a wristwatch in my hand for the first time. Tucked away in the impressive exposition rooms of the family jewellery, I was intrigued about this piece of art and wanted to know everything about it. That’s when the quest for watch […]
The Desert James Bond – Rolex 6538 Big Crown Submariner
The Desert James Bond – Rolex 6538 Big Crown Submariner My following adventure started some 3 months ago when a Alex posted a question about a friends Rolex 6538 OCC on the Vintage Rolex Forum. Shortly after that I was contacted by the son of the original owner who discovered that his fathers old Rolex, […]
The Hopkins Double Swiss Underline 6239. The First Rolex Daytona ever!
The Hopkins Double Swiss Underline 6239. The First Rolex Daytona ever! The myth around the iconic Rolex Daytona has spread around the world recent years. Always has the Daytona model been attached to motor racing, at first Rolex called their new Cosmograph the “Le Mans” and little later to “Daytona” when Rolex started to sponsor the […]
The “Pan Am” Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
The “Pan Am” Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Today I like to introduce my dear RPR followers, the “Pan Am Daytona”. Not often we come across a total new discovery in the vintage Rolex world. I’ve been traveling around the world for my vintage Rolex passion quest many years now and probably most of the rarest Rolex i’ve […]
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 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 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 % […]