Vintage Rolex

Looking for a way to spend a fruitless and frustrating afternoon? Try getting a bunch of horology experts to agree on when they think a watch officially becomes ‘vintage’. Unlike other subjects (cars, for instance, are formally termed vintage if they were made between 1919 and 1930), there has never been a hard and fast […]

The Watch Collector Series: Rolex’s Rarest

In Rolex’s more than a century of existence, they have given the world great armfuls of designs that can only be described with that most overused of words: iconic. They have created pieces that are so well known, even people with no interest in the art and science of watchmaking can confidently name them at […]

The History of Watch Collecting

The vintage watch collecting market has witnessed an exponential rise in both popularity and prices over the last decade. Although it seems as if the industry is experiencing its golden age, it might be too early to tell. The phenomenon itself is a relatively new one, only really starting with any serious vengeance in the […]

Gold Shell Rolex Watches

A gold Rolex watch has long been a potent symbol of success and achievement. They have also long been fairly costly. Starting way back in the 50s, the brand sought to address the price issue, and get their creations onto more wrists, by releasing gold shell watches. These were pieces with stainless steel cases, covered […]

Be Quick! The Rolex Daytona Cosmograph ref. 16520

The Rolex Daytona’s first step towards true world domination can be traced back to one reference. While the brand’s only chronograph had been hovering on the fringes for a quarter of a century, the ignored underdog and a perpetual disappointment in the Rolex stable, it wasn’t until 1988 that its rags to riches story really […]

Stainless Steel Rolex Watches

Over its history, Rolex has produced a staggering number of watches. The variety in their selection is truly enormous and it is not difficult to get confused when faced with so much choice. Every person who comes to us knows they want a Rolex. But which one? Vintage or modern? A sports model or a […]

Yellow Gold Rolex Watches

Is there anything that can split an opinion quite like a gold watch? Once seen as the king of precious metals, yellow gold timepieces have been the victims of their own success and now tend to be viewed as either the retirement gift your grandfather was given, or else they are the self-congratulating wrist trophies […]