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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 […]

Parma Watch Show October 2019

Twice a year many watch collectors travel to Parma to see what the Italia watch dealers have to offer them. The Mercanteinfierra is still after many years the place to be to see how the market is developing, meeting old friends and enjoying great food! The Friday before the official opening many hardcore collectors gather […]

The amazing vintage Rolex & other iconic watches I came across..

“The amazing vintage Rolex and other iconic watches I came across” is the title of my new serie of RPR blogposts I like to share with you. Since a lot of years now i’m in love with vintage watches and Rolex in particular. Over this period of time many exceptional watches I’ve recorded by studying […]

The Rolex Small and Big Crown James Bond Submariner

The History of the Iconic Rolex Small and Big Crown Submariner – James Bond. Let’s begin this report about “The History of the Iconic Rolex Submariner Small & Big Crown” with a really special group shot of rare vintage Rolex. We see some different lume Rolex used originally in their early days of their tool watch evolution. […]

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 […]

New York Sotheby’s & Christies June 2019 Watch Auctions

The season is not over yet, both Sotheby’s & Christies will have their New York watch auctions next days. After examining many lots  up close in Geneva I notice again that the US sales are getting stronger having more collectable fresh finds available. It’s interesting to see if they also perform as well as we recently […]

The BlackBird x Mr TK x Phillips Hong Kong Sport Watch Auction

For the first time ever a prominent Hong Kong watch collector, Mr TK, curated a watch theme sale for Phillips Auctioneers. Over the past years the Asian market has picked up rapidly and many great vintage watches are now in serious collections over there. The growing awareness and huge potential in Asia of collecting in […]

My Recap of the Geneva Watch May 2019 Auctions

The price gap between good and great is getting bigger every auction season, which is a huge compliment to all collectors that have spend so much of their precious time in understanding the important details over the past years. The vintage watch market is much more mature now and not dictated by the auctioneers & dealers […]

Sotheby’s May 2019 Geneva Watch Auction

Sotheby’s May 2019 Geneva Watch Auction Find some of the vintage Rolex highlights below and follow this link to see the whole sale… EXHIBITION TIMES GENEVA THU, 09 MAY 19 | 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM CEST FRI, 10 MAY 19 | 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM CEST SAT, 11 MAY 19 | 10:00 AM […]

Phillips Geneva May 2019 Watch Auction

The Phillips Geneva 9 Watch Auction 11-12 May 2019 Auctions  Saturday 11 May: Lots 1-109 Sunday 12 May: Lots 110-220 Hôtel La Réserve, 301 Route de Lausanne, Geneva (map) Find below some more impressions of all the watches that are coming to auction. If you want to see the whole catalogue, please follow this link to […]

Christies Watches Geneva May 2019 Auction

The Catalogue of the Christies Watches Geneva May 2019 Auction is online. Follow the link here to their catalogue to see it all. Contact Sabine Kegel at: Tel: +41 (0)22 319 1726 or per email at: if you have any question or watch  

Rolex and Tudor 2019 Basel World News

Official Rolex news has just been released, check for all details I didn’t showed you already 😉 I was surprised to see the following Rolex & Tudor 2019 Basel World News I shared earlier on my RPR Instagram page 1 day before official announcement. For the first time ever the Oyster leaked big time. […]

My Geneva Auction Rolex Report – November 2018

My Geneva Auction Rolex Report – November 2018 – Is Sam Hines the new Aurel Bacs? This original owner Doctor’s Pulsometer Ref 6239 Cosmograph with red Daytona sold for hammer Chf 680.000,= making it all in Chf 831.000,= the most expensive vintage Rolex from the weekend sold by Sotheby’s!! Who had that excepted? The same auction […]

Phillips November 2018 Geneva Watch Auction

Phillips November 2018 Geneva Watch Auction The November Geneva Watch Auction will become a blast for sure. Check out the stunners Phillips Watches found to offer you. Check out the whole catalogue Geneva 8 by following this link…. Single Red Seadweller ref 1665 estimated from $512k – 1 million…. Oyster Paul Newman’s reach the 500K […]

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