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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 ,…


Phillips ‘Auction 4’ Preview

It’s that time of year again when Geneva plays host to auctions that boast some of the finest watches in the world – and this year will be no different! Our friends at Phillips invited me to a preview of the watches and there were,…


Bulang Loves – The Rolex Zenith Daytona

The Rolex Daytona is a king amongst all chronographs. Launched in the 1960s, it is a watch that quickly became synonymous with racing and adventure – a watch to time speed! The newly launched stainless steel Daytona at Baselworld 2016 was one of the most…


The Mysterious Rolex Zerograph Chronograph

We all expected the Rolex Zerograph that was in the ‘Start Stop Reset’ auction at Phillips to do well and we weren’t disappointed by how it performed on the day, realizing almost 390,000 CHF! I picked it as one of my highlights from the sale…


‘Issued 2’ – A Celebration of Issued Watches

One of the most enjoyable aspects of the vintage watch collecting scene is the opportunity to meet up with like minded enthusiasts and share our passion. The most famous get together for vintage Rolex and Tudor collectors is the annual Rolex Passion Meeting, established by…


Phillips Geneva May Sales Preview

We talked about the Phillips auction last week and picked some of our personal favourites from the catalogue to share with you. On Saturday evening, as part of the ‘Issued London’ weekend event, we attended a Phillips Geneva May sales preview  of selected highlights of…


A Passion for Stainless Steel Chronograph Watches

It’s springtime and that means the Geneva auction season is just around the corner. You may remember our article last year about the launch of a new watch-specific auction house; led by Aurel Bacs and his team in collaboration with Phillips. As was widely predicted,…


Baselworld 2016 Favourites

There is a marketing term that I here occasionally, to describe when the consumer is bombarded with a million different concepts, ideas or offers all at once; overmessaging. Well, any visitor to Baselworld will know that that is exactly what it’s like to walk the…


It’s Back – The New Rolex Daytona Baselworld 2016

BaselWorld 2016 was the year that a lot of fans of Rolex had been waiting for. Each year there seems to be a phenomenon where by blogs, websites, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds are awash with predictions and rumours about what watches will be released…


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…