Geneva’s spring auction season kicked off in style at the weekend, when an exceptionally rare and unique Rolex watch became the most expensive Rolex ever to be sold at auction, going for $5,060,427.
A sublime Breguet pocket watch, one of the many antique watches from their collection which was formerly owned by Charles-Louis Havas, founder of news wire Agence France-Presse (AFP), will launch Christie’s Rare Watches auction on 16 May 2016 at the Four Season Hotel des Bergues in Geneva.
For many, the idea of purchasing an antique wrist watch, such as a vintage Rolex, in immaculate condition for the very reasonable fee of £1,000 would be a temptation too strong. However, you might want to consider with caution as its current proprietor says he thinks it could well be cursed!
There’s always been something about the way it feels when other men, successful men, men who clearly have style, notice and admire your fine timepiece. It’s as if for men who have a passion for movements have a sort of secret handshake that only those in the know would ever understand.
Just when the most recent edition of the spy series has been released to the world, it has been announced that a James Bond vintage watch is set to go under the hammer in the near future.
It has been announced that one of the single most sought after Rolex wrist watches in the world is to be put up auction in an online sale, on 12th September.
For those who weren’t in attendance, Chiswick Auctions’ latest specialist sale of jewellery and watches has rather pleasingly been heralded as a real success by the auction house.
Rolex has accused Matteo Renzi, the Prime Minister of Italy, of damaging its brand after he labelled protesters who ran amok in Milan recently as spoilt brats with a penchant for the Swiss company’s luxury watches.
For those of us who work in the world of antique marine watches, pocket watches and antique wrist watches, the new releases of updated watch fashion is not of the utmost importance, although we like to keep an eye on things. This brings us to an interesting article from an esteemed source emerged recently. Luke Rottman, Founder and Executive Editor of the Daily Wristwatch Publication, The Watch Adviser interestingly questioned whether Rolex, were satisfied with their achievements in the world of fine timepieces. And should Rolex be seen to be making a visible effort to produce anything different from their standard movements?