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Introducing the Rolex Milgauss "Z Blue"

April 9, 2014 | Baselworld, Rolex

Introducing the Rolex Milgauss "Z Blue"

Originally created in 1956 for engineers and technicians who are exposed to magnetic fields which disrupt the watch accuracy, the Milgauss was designed to resist magnetic interference up to 1,000 gauss, hence the name “mille” which is French for “thousand.”

The big Milgauss news for 2014 is the new Z blue dial — combined with the green sapphire crystal and orange lightning-bolt shaped seconds hand. The name “Z Blue” comes from the zirconium content in the alloy of the dial.


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Introducing the Rolex GMT Master II in White Gold with Cerachrom "Pepsi" Bezel

March 27, 2014 | Baselworld, Rolex

Introducing the Rolex GMT Master II in White Gold with Cerachrom "Pepsi" Bezel

Each year at Baselworld, Rolex’s timepiece launches become the most talked about topic among fair goers. Needless to say, their most popular conversation piece this year in Basel, was the Rolex GMT Master II with its newly developed two-color Cerachrom “Pepsi” bezel.


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Rolex Submariner Ref. 6200 sells for over $200K

March 19, 2014 | Rolex

Rolex Submariner Ref. 6200 sells for over $200K

A Rolex Ref. 6200 Submariner with an Explorer dial sold this past Sunday at the Antiquorum “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” auction in Geneva for a whopping $210,000 including buyer’s premium. This rare Submariner “Big Crown” from 1954 features an Explorer dial (which means 3,6 and 9 are Arabic numerals instead of indexes) and comes in a 38 mm by 13 mm case. The pre-sale estimate was $54,000 to $75,000 — but apparently the bidding heated up towards the end of the auction and the price reached almost 4 times the low estimate.


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Rolex Daytona Ref. 78350

December 4, 2013 | Rolex

Rolex Daytona Ref. 78350

If you did not get a chance to bid on the unbelievably high priced Daytonas at Christie’s last month, and you are in the market for a vintage Daytona, then you might want to check out the four vintage Daytonas up for sale at the December 11th Antiquorum auction.


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The Rolex Reference 5513 Matte Dial

November 18, 2013 | Rolex | comments

The Rolex Reference 5513 Matte Dial

Rolex Ref. 5513 Matte Dial

This is a Rolex Ref. 5513 Submariner with a matte dial and no-date. It is was produced for a longtime by Rolex (from 1962-1990) and so there are a number of variations between different model years. This is an earlier example from 1967 which has “feet” printed on the dial first (versus “meters” first on the dial), printed hour indexes (versus applied metal indexes) and a matte dial (versus a glossy dial). As far as collectibility and resale, the “meters” first is worth more money.


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Rolex Submariner "Panama Canal" Limited Edition

October 13, 2013 | Rolex

Rolex Submariner "Panama Canal" Limited Edition

At the upcoming Antiquorum auction, which takes place in Hong Kong October 26th, we found only one interesting Rolex lot: a limited edition circa 1999 Ref. 16610 Submariner Panama Canal. The estimates are pretty high for a Submariner 16610, which is fairly common. However, the fact that this one was produced in a limited edition of 75 pieces makes it considerably more rare, and therefore more valuable than a typical 16610. Not to mention the fact that it is mint condition.


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