Ovettone Tag

Spot On – Rolex Ovettone 6298 Tapestry Dial

This weekend will see some very interesting watches go under the hammer at both Phillips and Christie’s. Of particular interest to us are a couple of very important Ovettone watches that are classed as Dress Explorers. We have discussed these pieces before and we love…


Spot On – Rolex 6352 ‘Pre-Explorer’ Ovettone

Sometimes a watch finds you when you are least expecting it. This is exactly what happened to Bernhard during the recent shooting of the Lucca Collection video in Tuscany. For a while now we have had a special affinity for the 1950s Ovettone watches ,…


A Giant Amongst Men

The 1940s and 50s were a time when small and understated were the norm, especially in the world of horology. But it hadn’t always been the case and wouldn’t be in the future… The Pocket Watch The pocket watch began appearing in the mid 17th…


The Journey of Acquiring a Great Watch

My love for vintage watches started with old Oysters from the 1950s and 60s. I used to collect the Rolex sale auction catalogues and loved the vintage Oysters with the multitude of dial variations and reference numbers. My first vintage watch was a Rolex Air…