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Antiquorum: Rolex Single-Button 'Staybrite' Chronograph Pocket Watch Sells For More Than Triple The High Estimate

September 18, 2013 | Rolex

Antiquorum: Rolex Single-Button 'Staybrite' Chronograph Pocket Watch Sells For More Than Triple The High Estimate

A beautiful stainless steel Rolex Ref. 2801 “Staybrite” Single-Button Chronograph from the 1940s just sold at the Antiquorum New York auction for more than triple the high estimate. Not surprising, as most of you already know, Rolex is a brand that consistently commands excellent resale on the pre-owned market. Antiquorum estimated it at $2,000 to $3,000 prior to the auction, and after numerous bids quickly came in — online, by phone and in-person — it reached an impressive final bid amount of $10,000.


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Rolex GMT Master II Black Edition

July 15, 2013 | Rolex

Rolex GMT Master II Black Edition

The Bamford Watch Department has taken the new black and blue bezel equipped Rolex GMT Master II, which was just introduced at Basel in May, and coated it with their signature black treatment MGT (Military Grade Titanium). In addition to the black treatment on the case and bracelet, they also made the date blue on black, as opposed to black on white like the stock version (shown below).


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Rolex Ref. 6263/6239 "Lemon" Dial Daytona

May 14, 2013 | Rolex

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According to Antiquorum, the Rolex Ref. 6263/6239 Lemon Dial Daytona was “almost unknown to the collectors community until recently, this example of a very early reference 6263 could almost be considered a prototype.” This model has white graphics in the sub-dials which are usually golden in color. But most importantly, it has a dial which is yellow, as opposed to the cream color dial typically seen on this reference, hence the name “Lemon” dial. This is one of the rarest and most valuable Daytona ever sold. On May 12, at Antiquorum - Lot 512 went for 841,300 CHF.



Rolex Unveils 50th Anniversary Daytona in Platinum

April 25, 2013 | Baselworld, Rolex

Rolex Unveils 50th Anniversary Daytona in Platinum

At Baselworld yesterday Rolex unveiled a new black and blue GMT Master II and a 50th Anniversary Platinum Daytona. We have seen both pieces up close. The GMT Master II looks good and stays in line with the rest of the Rolex design DNA. The Rolex Daytona design, though, seems really out of place. Is Chris Bangle (former head designer of BMW) working for Rolex now?


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Bamford Aqua Heritage Dial Submariner

April 4, 2013 | Rolex

Bamford Aqua Heritage Dial Submariner

Rolex customizer, Bamford Watch Department, recently unveiled a new custom Submariner — the Aqua Heritage. It features a black PVD coating along with a new dial which features baby blue indexes, lume and print. It is limited to 8 pieces and costs $17,500. Click HERE to see a custom Submariner by Project X Designs — the “Stealth” Submariner.



Rolex Matte Black Ceramic Bezel 'Stealth' Submariner

March 4, 2013 | Rolex

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Rolex customizer Project X Designs makes a variety of blacked out and limited edition Rolexes. Their newest collection, the Rolex “Stealth” line, comes in a variety of special finishes — none approved by Rolex — for customers who like Rolex quality but want something that is more distinctive. So far, we like the one pictured above the best. It features a brushed finished 904L steel case with a custom matte black ceramic bezel. Additionally, the lume on the hour markers has been blacked out and the hands have been skeletonized.