Unclassified vintage Watches

Rolex Daytona Rainbow

Let's talk about one of the most important watchmaking companies in the world, especially we are describing one of his latest productions: the Daytona Rainbow.
This name, which translated means arcobaleno, Indicates the ferrule (Disk that surrounds the dial) provided with 36 sapphires shear gradation baguette rainbow. The dial is full diamond 11 multicolored sapphire indices and a cutting baguette sapphire square 6 hours.

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the gradualness of the color of the stones and of difficult to find and this is why the watch is limited in production.
To complete the work aesthetics, Case It is embedded with diamonds of various sizes and the Bracelet set in central part full diamond.

To move the Rolex Rainbow, it is a Automatic Caliber 4130 mechanism, The first movement produced exclusively by Maison.
This new mechanism is equipped with a chrono with vertical graft function, With an autonomy of 72 hours, characterized by the sphere of the chronograph that is not moving in the start-stop functions, also it avoids that the oscillation of the rocker lose amplitude while the chronograph is in operation.

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All this completes the work that the House is doing for many years, giving the possibility of using these wonderful watches that has long show significant revaluations, proving so even a convenient form of investment.
We enclose the clock photo and market prices.

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With a price rise by the concessionaire of about € 220,000 it has a market value of circa € 300.000.
This shows the great appreciation and then big investment that this watch made.

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Patek Philippe 3970R

We remember what we had previously written to then shed light on another wonderful object of the house: the aforementioned 3970 R.
It all began in 1838 with the foundation of "Patek, Czapek & Cie"Geneva by the entrepreneur Antoni Norbert de Patek, An immigrant from Poland, and watchmaker François Czapek, Immigrated from Czekia.

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In 1844 Antoni Patek, founder of the Maison, the French watchmaker knows Jean-Philippe Adrien in Paris, where the latter presented his pioneering and convenient system setup time and clock charge through corona, Which will replace the use of a separate key.
In 1845 François Czapek decided to leave the company to continue on their own, and the company name was changed to "Patek & Cie”.
It is produced first as for lady pocket watch: The timepiece is decorated with miniature of a rose. The company manufactures its first pocket watch with minute repeater and was awarded the patent for Patek clock with charging and focusing mechanism per hour by means of the crown.
In 1851 Jean-Adrien Philippe officially joined the company, which changed its name to "Patek Philippe & Cie.

At the Great Exhibition in London, the Queen Victoria is among the admirers of the first timepiece in the world without a key, the first of which had been patented by Jean-Adrien Philippe in 1845. The Queen of Great Britain and Ireland invests in a pocket watch in powder blue enamel with floral decoration in cut diamonds pink.
The pendant with clock dial on demand and brooch apparently had belonged to Queen Victoria.
Patek Philippe is among the first watchmaking maison to export to the United States and enters into an alliance, still thriving with Tiffany & Co. in New York.

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In 1881 he was awarded the patent for the precision regulator systemAnd in 1889 Patek Philippe & Co was awarded the patent for the mechanism of Perpetual Calendar for pocket watches.
In 1932 The "Ancienne Manufacture d'Horlogerie Patek Philippe & Cie, S.A." was bought by brothers Charles e Jean Stern, already own a company producing dials in Geneva. Since then "Patek Philippe S.A."It has remained a family-owned.
It was with this style of management, "a family", the parent company continues its efforts to ensure buyers an extremely reliable product with low production revalued over the years.

A Patek Philippe is forever and we find ourselves to be guardians and pass it down to our posterity.
Let's go back to Patek Philippe 3970 RWe are in the 80s (the clock was created in 1986), an era where the quartz movements were gaining ground in the market, people did not worry only of complicated watches: chronographs also in effect were not popular.
In 1986, the 3970 perpetual calendar chronograph year, for sellers it was not easy to move.
According to John Reardon, head of watches Christie’s, An authority on everything related to Patek Philippe, retailers did not want to take them by Patek because they were too difficult to sell.

Successor of Patek Philippe 2499, in production from 1951 to 86 (and even before then 1518 reference that was the first chronograph perpetual product in series), the 3970 is produced in yellow gold, white, pink and platinum.
The case size with its 36 mm, It remains smaller than 1.5 mm compared to the previous 2499.
The Patek in question, has a traditional dial, where you can see the features chronograph seconds, minutes, hours, perpetual calendar with leap year day, month, moon phases, in an extremely simple and pleasant place to be seen.
The caliber (mechanism) that equips this watch is the CH 27-70QFirst Patek movement is not based on Valjoux, but was based on Lemania 2310, Which was also the basis of the caliber 321 used in the first Omega Speedmaster.
This manual winding movement It has a 60-hour power reserve, and has also been used in the subsequent 5970 and 5004 (this function with split-added).
It is a beautiful and reliable movement, with an excellent finish, all done by hand, one of the world's best mechanisms currently in production and is a way to Geneva.

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The touch of say. Rolex Daytona Ref. 116520 Bonanno Edition

Often the most interesting projects come from unexpected unions.
Who could ever imagine that one day in front, between the lines of beautiful watches on display from the historic Jewellery Bonanno, In a sample like the one designed by the protagonists of this wonderful blend?

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The artists, you know, often seen as well. The creative spirit leads them to imagine things that for the most rational minds are sometimes unimaginable.
Sometimes, in fact. Because if the artist in question met on his way a rational mind can understand the potential of an idea it is very likely that it is born something unique and unrepeatable.
That's what happened when John Bonanno met the great Roman artist I say.

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The artist Fire, That got the world famous works by the result of the most visionary experiments that led him to reach his identifying signature style with combustion of methacrylate, Decided on this occasion to reserve his pop art explosive to an object considered by most untouchable. Some of the most renowned luxury watches have been further embellished with contemporary pop art of this visionary artist.
And the result is amazing.

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The first in the series is a Rolex Daytona Ref. 116520. Followed by other examples, all numbered and of course in limited number.
The watches can be worn or simply to admire the outside of their display case, will be available only to a select few.

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In the coming months, with the times dictated by the inspiration of the creative artist and the technical execution times, the luxury watch lovers and pop art and the many fans he says, will have the opportunity to purchase this unique work. Products exclusively for the Bonanno Jewelry & limited edition.
Who will have the chance to get hold of one of these specimens will be sure to wear a one piece, original. Of the wrist the perfect synthesis of beauty contrasts: tradition and innovation, elegance and originality, light and dark, rationality and creativity.
The clock for excellence also becomes an art object.
Unmissable.

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Rolex 6239 Oro Paul Newman

We are talking about one of the references that the Maison Rolex equipped with a tropical or exotic dial.
The clock was named by actor Paul Newman, who wore a watch with this type of dials.

The harmony of shapes and colors makes the Rolex Paul Newman extreme clarity and simplicity.
The track, part of the outer periphery of the dial, gives the possibility to be better framed at the sight; the large-size numbers, with well accentuated forms and clearly visible indices, all contribute to this.

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Functionality, simplicity and perhaps we can say artwork.
As you know, the fashion house has always looked for the best of what could offer, and the mechanism that has this wonderful watch was chosen a movement of the now-known Valijoux: "Valijoux 722-1".

What can I say? For me, as a watch enthusiast, it's a huge pleasure to pass on my experience, sharing this wonderful world can unite.

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We enclose the clock and, as is our usual photos, we illustrate with a graph the trend of the value in the various years, bringing the cost that the object was originally and the price that corresponds to today, also points must be noted in the years has appreciated.
The watch in question, considering a standard model, had a cost of approximately Lire 320,000 in 1969/70, corresponding to today's purchasing power of € 2901.89. So far it has reached a € 300,000.00 figure higher value of about 103 times that of departure. This shows the great appreciation and then the big investment that this watch made.

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Rolex 16528 with black dial, indices in bright, four written.

We draw some news from the previous article, to remind you how much work is behind the creation of this watch.

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The house mother chose as a gauge (mechanism) to use the "Zenith 400 El Primero", with 36000 alternations and a frequency of 5 Hz, using a special-based disulphide dry lubricant Molybdenum applied by a vaporization process, which required specific equipment and a maintenance every two years. The basic caliber Zenith El Primero was then processed deeply, so much so that necessitarono 200 changes so that it could be compared to the quality standards of the brand.

The first, necessary, interventions were carried out to reduce the number of alternations (from 36000 to 28000) and decrease the frequency from 5 to 4 HZ. They mounted on the movement a larger rocker that oscillated at a lower frequency, common to all Rolex calibers of the moment, so as to simplify and improve the reliability of such movement.
The rocker Rolex has four races in glucydur with Breguet spiral and a Microstella regulation system. Lubricants used for 4030 were those traditional media, those changes allow Rolex to recommend a review every four years, once almost twice the original size.

The 4030 Daytona movements mounted on the first serial ref.16520 series R / 3/8 had an numbering between 10000 and 20000 (numbering random which also takes account of the next serial L). The first nuts (to perform speed measurements) were 200.
Uno dei progettisti di questo orologio, recandosi spesso a Parigi con un treno ad alta velocità, passava il tempo divertendosi a misurare la velocità con il suo Daytona 16520 (uno dei prototipi che, in quanto tale, non aveva il seriale e montava quadranti di prova). Il treno viaggiava a molto di più di 200km/h, quindi si rese conto che per il mondo moderno un misuratore con scala a 200 era insufficiente e propose di ridisegnare la scala con un limite più alto (400 uph. La prima venne realizzata con intermedio a 225).

A feature of this watch is its black dial with indexes in brilliant and four lettering, believed to have been produced in about 5 units, and therefore has a great collectible.

We are at the beginning, the first watches produced underwent several changes until you get to the final version, which then will over time only small differences.

I hope that a reflection can be auspicious and give you the possibility to choose the best.
Today a porcelain dial for this type of watches produced in about 200 units has a very important value: why, then, produced a dial in approximately 5 specimens should not see recognized its merit?
Perhaps we can say that given the nature of this brilliant black dial 4 written, we're all still trying to understand the true value of the object. This wonderful watch today is sold to more important figures, but perhaps not deserving.

As described above, the world of collecting of these objects, an infant compared to works of art, goes beyond the use of the property and is probably one of the best ways to invest.

Thanks to this world who first gives us the opportunity to get together and share this wonderful passion, bringing to posterity the story we learn and we are custodians.

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ROLEX PAUL NEWMAN 6241 JOHN PLAYER SPECIAL

We have already described in other documents that the world of watches is giving us, pointing out that, beyond the use, the major investment over the years has made these timepieces extremely refined objects.
We are now to illustrate one of the models to the vertex of the collector; The watch in question contains, in fact, the best is offered.

This Rolex Daytona 6241- 14K was produced in a few pieces and only a very few with Paul Newman dial.

This dial is also known as JOHN PLAYER SPECIAL, referring to the name of the tobacco producer who, in 1972, became the official sponsor of Lotus, three times winner of the Constructor's Championship around the 70s, and the Driver's Championship right in '72.

The clock colors recall the black and gold livery that characterizes the eponymous brand and the car, and this harmonious color scheme gives the dial, as well as a very legible, even extreme beauty.

As described previously, the collecting of these objects, an infant compared to the works of art, is probably one of the best ways to invest, and gives the watches a value that goes beyond the utility of the item itself.
This world also gives us a chance to get together and share this wonderful passion, bringing to posterity the story we learn and we are custodians.

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ROLEX 6262 18K “NERO” DIAL INCORPORATING CHERRY LOGO

It is very difficult to talk about something so special.
We have already found previously to describe this world for many years gives us, in addition to the pleasure of using these wonderful timepiece also important economic revaluations.
The 6262 Rolex gold is the rarest watch that was produced between chronographs pushers gold.

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It is rumored that the Rolex has decided to commercialize about 35 and you think that those in circulation are very few, maybe 5/10.
The dial mounted on this watch is always of extreme rarity; They think they have been produced 4, and certainly talking about a few pieces world.
In addition to virtually exceptional conditions and as icing on the cake, the publication on the book by Pucci Papaleo, make this item extremely collectible.

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Probably the collectors of these items, an infant world compared to that of art, is one of the best ways to invest, in addition of course to use the asset.
This world gives us a chance to get together and share this wonderful passion, but also to transmit to posterity the story we learn and we are custodians.

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We enclose the clock and, as is our usual photos, we illustrate with a graph the trend of the value in the various years, bringing the cost of the object had at the origin and the price that corresponds to today, also points must be noted over the years it has appreciated.
The watch in question, considering a standard model, had a cost of about 320,000 lire in 1969 to today's corresponding purchasing power of € 3049.44. So far it has reached a value of € 500,000.00 higher figure of about 164 times the initial value. This shows the great appreciation and then the big investment that this watch made.

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ULTIMATE ROLEX DAYTONA

Are now many years that the pentastellato brand gives to all holders of a Rolex watch, besides reliability, also an economic investment.
One of the men best known for his passion in watches, is my friend Pucci Papaleo.
wonderful person who gave the opportunity to the whole world, to know these wonderful timepiece, describing and illustrating in a superlative all their peculiarities.
One of his last books about Rolex Daytona, it is: "ULTIMATE ROLEX DAYTONA".
To achieve it, it was a feat that lasted for several years, in the search for what at best could be offered giving the possibility to see the clock almost in reality.
In this book we are illustrated among the best Rolex Daytona products.

On May 12 in Geneva, the birthplace of watchmaking, was held an auction of Phillips, titled just as the book Pucci.
Thirty wonderful Rolex Daytona, have given the world a marvel, something that first makes us stay together, then we have the opportunity to use part of history that some time is also important investment.
The watches are still babies compared to works of art that for many years are a source of investment.
Infants have much to see.

Lot 17 is a 6263 Rolex Paul Newman. In about 1970, when production began, its cost was roughly 150,000 lire equivalent to around € 75, around the nineties had a value of about 11 million pounds, equivalent to about € 5500, For the value today market is about € 200,000 / 300,000 higher figure of around 2,600 / 4,000 times the cost of departure.

Thanks to my friend Pucci Papaleo, thank you all and thank you again to this world baby that has so much to give us.

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Eberhard split-seconds

It dates back to 1887, founded by Georges Eberhard, the Manufacture d'horlogerie Eberhard & Co. in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
Starting from this date, the Swiss Maison has been synonymous with excellence and innovation, which find expression in timepiece high technical content that have marked important evolutionary stages: the chronograph pocket in 1919, the first wrist chronograph in 1935, coming up double timing 1939. it is a new revolution: the Maison creates a chronograph wristwatch equipped with an innovative rattrappante device that allows, in fact, the double split-second timing, with a mechanism inside the manufacturer Valjoux.

Il calibro Eberhard 1600 (o 16000), prodotto in esclusiva per l’Azienda di Chaux-de-Fonds sulla base del movimento Valjoux 65, nella varietà a pulsante più slitta, presenta un diametro di 36.0 mm, pari a 16”’ linee, carica manuale e registro 30 minuti. L’orologio ha 17 rubini, lo scappamento ad ancora, il bilanciere monometallico con viti, senza antiurto (negli esemplari più recenti è presente), la spirale Breguet (o piana, nei più recenti) 18000 Alt/h con risoluzione ad 1/5 di secondo, e consente la misurazione dei tempi intermedi, con arresto e rimessa in marcia senza azzeramento.

The maximum cure for the detail sought by Eberhard for this caliber is evidenced by the work of chamfering ( "chamfered") on levers and bridges, carried out with great skill. By now many years Eberhard's name is synonymous with reliability, continuing to be used by many people with their passion passed down the story.

The split-we are illustrating is rose gold, extremely rare, with its exceptional preservation conditions after about 80 years, gives the possibility to the owner to preserve something unique.

We attach photos and the clock, as is our usual, we illustrate with a graph the value of the trends in the various years, bringing the cost of the object had the origin and today's consideration, she notes how over the years It has appreciated.

A standard clock model in question, at a cost of 15,000 lire in 1930, corresponding to today's purchasing power of € 13,745.00, to date has reached a value of about € 30,000, about twice the starting price . This shows the great appreciation and then the big investment that this watch made.

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Rolex 6240

This watch is to be regarded as an experimental model, a prototype to test new chronograph buttons with screw tightening.

The screw buttons are considered a kind of prototype, never appeared on spare parts catalogs Rolex. They have a characteristic grainy, later defined by collectors "striped". Their housing in the caseband is less pronounced compared to the models with pump keys and is easily visible looking at the back of the watch.

Anche la corona di carica Twinlock è differente da quella da quella utilizzata in precedenza, passando da 6 a 7mm di diametro. Questo orologio fu poco fortunato: nei quattro anni di vita raccolse frequenti giudizi negativi riguardo alle dimensioni della cassa e all’ingombro dei pulsanti cronografici a vite…giudicati colpevoli di rovinare i polsini delle camicie!

The definitive introduction of the screw provides buttons to Rolex a great advantage over its competitors. This function allows to immerse the clock even if the chronograph functions are disabled due to the location of the screwed pushers. This attracts buyers who flock to buy the Rolex chronographs in the world, thus ensuring the success of this model.

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At first productions mounted a movement Valjoux 72B or 722, while on some models of the latest productions introduces the caliber 722/1, as always choosing the best the market could offer.
For many years now that the clocks have had major revaluations, for some time the people, seeing the results of the auctions and the market trend, they understood that the watches are also a form of investment.
All this makes it more and more these valuables and difficult to be found.
We enclose the clock and, as is our usual photos, we illustrate with a graph the trend of the value in the various years, bringing the cost of the object had at the origin and the price that corresponds to today, also points must be noted over the years he has re-evaluated.

The watch in question, for a standard model, had a cost of 120,000 lire in 1965, corresponding to today's purchasing power of € 1238.75.
So far it has reached a value of € 60,000, about 50 times higher than the original figure.

This shows the great appreciation and then big investment that this watch made.

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patek philippe 5170j

We speak today of the Patek Philippe 5170J.
As reported in our previous article on the clock manufacturer mentioned above, it all begins in 1938.
For many years, Patek Philippe is synonymous with high reliability. Products, also of extreme complication, built to the highest precision standards and a proper marketing study, so as not to inflate the collateral market value of the property, giving the opportunity to the owners to use and pass on really special items.

The Patek Philippe 5170 J recalls the style a bit 'retro chronographs 40s / 50s. It has a box of 39 mm yellow gold and alligator strap with square scale, hand-sewn, chocolate brown.
The dial silver opalescent are two counters, markers and gold applied Roman numerals and chrono seconds hand at the center.
The watch has a mechanical movement with manual winding with a column wheel, exposed through the sapphire crystal, and is waterproof up to 3 atmospheres.
All this makes the watch not only extremely reliable, according to the canons that characterize the parent, but also a simple timepiece, essential and extremely elegant.

What the world of watches is showing us is now clear, and in auctions we have seen the significant value that these objects were made.
This is giving visibility and giving these timepieces can be more and more known and appreciated for what they are worth.
As is our usual, we attach the clock photo.

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6241 steel Rolex "Cherry Logo"

Produced from 1965 to 1969 or so, the 6241 steel Rolex "Cherry Logo" presents the black graduated bezel and the pushers.
As previously explained in articles about Rolex vintage with manual winding movement, this watch is equipped by machinery "Valjoux", the best that the parent company could be found at that time.

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In 1965 it appears for the first time the words "Daytona" on the dial, set to become an icon of watchmaking world. Just this year, the start of production of the Rolex 6241, on very few dials you notice the Daytona written in red: this special, extremely rare, hence the name "Cherry" attributed to the clock.

collecting environment, we know that the start and end watches production have a higher value.
In this case, in addition to being an exemplary start production of the Rolex 6241, with a case with serial 1.5 million, we also have an extreme rarity dial, on which stands the inscription red Daytona.

As described previously, today's watches are one of the best investments that the market can offer. For us fans Add to that the pleasure to study them, snatching everything that passed there, a rich past history of time.

We attach photos and the clock, as is our usual, we illustrate with a graph the value of the trends in the various years, bringing the cost of the object had at the origin and the price that corresponds to today; also points must be noted over the years has appreciated.
A standard clock model in question had a cost of 120,000 lire in 1965, corresponding to today's purchasing power of € 1241.15. So far it has reached a value of € 80,000 / 120,000, a figure higher than about 96 times the initial price in Euro initials.
This shows the great appreciation and thus the largest investment made by this watch.

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Rolex 5512 cornino

We are talking about the Rolex 5512, a model that best represents the pentastellato brand.

From the beginning, Rolex has invested a lot on water resistance of its watches, ensuring products buyers extremely reliable.
The model we are dealing with is pretty rare, as demonstrated by the fact that it was built between 1960 and 1963, the period when the Rolex production was between 100,000 and 150,000 units per year.

The new model replaces the previous ref. waterproof up to 200m / 660ft, and has revamped than their predecessors.
Are introduced for example at the shoulders of the winding crown protection, which is already per se unpublished: no longer the Brevet 8mm, but the new Twinlock from 7 mm diameter.

The movement that animates this reference is the caliber, 1530, the case measures about 41 mm, and the ring is a new concept, with a knurling more pronounced than in the past and a graduated insert to the first 15 minutes.
Let us note, finally, the absence of the word "clock" on the dial and the curved glass, called bombs or "dome". The latter, being concave resisted better to the other pressures which a Submariner was subjected to water-resistance test.

Speaking of the dial, we can say that is here represented the most beautiful and rare pentastellato the brand is able to offer. A graphic gilt (gold) and a closed parts (line connecting all indices of minutes), complete this wonderful timepiece.

We attach photos and the clock, as is our usual, we illustrate with a graph the value of the trends in the various years, bringing the cost of the object had at the origin and the current price, and noting how over the years It has appreciated.
A standard clock model in question, at a cost of 100,000 lire in the years of production, corresponding to today's purchasing power of € 1330.00 to date has reached a value of € 40,000.00, a figure about 30 times higher compared to the initial one.

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Rolex 6234

We speak today of Rolex 6234: we are in the 50s, a time when prevailing forms united by harmonious rounded; the modest measures of the case and the dials by colorful graphics make this extremely beautiful and functional watch.
The mechanical properties, always in line with the standards of excellence for years Rolex guarantees, trust the now-known Valjoux.
Despite the chronograph buttons are to pump, screw lacking which prevents the drive is not wanted, is guaranteed impermeability of the watch, extremely important aspect on which the pentastellato brand has invested heavily.

The Rolex 6234, progenitor of the now famous Daytona, it basically shows the same technical characteristics, albeit dressed in an outfit suited to the production period. Today it is much more than just a functional object, and represents for the owner a great investment.

Shedding light on this subject, such as bringing the rod on the specimen "Paul Newman" belonged eponymous actor.
This watch brings a nice anecdote about the owner and the then boyfriend of his daughter: when the actor asked the boy what time it was, they said, did not have a watch; Paul Newman, then gave him his Rolex telling him "if you load it every day will give you the exact time."
Past time, given the important value reached by the clock, the new owner and his ex-girlfriend, daughter, decided to auction Philips.

From here on it is now known story, and the whole world knows what this watch is made: started with a starting price of a million dollars, and after an initial raise to ten million dollars, it was clear what would were important figures that the watch was able to achieve.
After less than twenty minutes The Paul Newman was sold for 17,752,500 dollars, a figure never reached before by a wristwatch, giving worldwide exposure to the reality of watchmaking.

We enclose the clock and, as is our usual photos, we illustrate with a graph the value of the trends in the various years, bringing the cost that the object was originally and what corresponds to today; also points must be noted over the years has appreciated.

A standard clock model in question, with a cost of around 100,000 pounds in 1950, corresponding to today's purchasing power of € 1876.07 to date has reached a value of € 28,000, a figure about 15 times higher than the starting .
This shows the great appreciation that affected the object, and then the big investment that this watch made.

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Rolex 16528 Floating

As previously described in the inherent Rolex 16520 Floating, We're talking about 300 porcelain (another name often used) products.

We draw some news from the previous article, to remind you how much work has been used for this watch.
The house mother chose as a gauge (mechanism) to use the "Zenith 400 El Primero", with 36000 alternations and a frequency of 5 Hz, using a special-based disulphide dry lubricant Molybdenum applied by a vaporization process, which required specific equipment and a maintenance every two years. The basic caliber Zenith El Primero was then processed deeply, so much so that necessitarono 200 changes so that it could be compared to the quality standards of the brand.

The first, necessary, interventions were carried out to reduce the number of alternations (from 36000 to 28000) and decrease the frequency from 5 to 4 HZ. They mounted on the movement a larger rocker that oscillated at a lower frequency, common to all Rolex calibers of the moment, so as to simplify and improve the reliability of such movement.
The rocker Rolex has four races in glucydur with Breguet spiral and a Microstella regulation system. Lubricants used for 4030 were those traditional media, those changes allow Rolex to recommend a review every four years, once almost twice the original size.

The 4030 Daytona movements mounted on the first serial ref.16520 series R / 3/8 had an numbering between 10000 and 20000 (numbering random which also takes account of the next serial L). The first nuts (to perform speed measurements) were 200.
Uno dei progettisti di questo orologio, recandosi spesso a Parigi con un treno ad alta velocità, passava il tempo divertendosi a misurare la velocità con il suo Daytona 16520 (uno dei prototipi che, in quanto tale, non aveva il seriale e montava quadranti di prova). Il treno viaggiava a molto di più di 200km/h, quindi si rese conto che per il mondo moderno un misuratore con scala a 200 era insufficiente e propose di ridisegnare la scala con un limite più alto (400 uph. La prima venne realizzata con intermedio a 225).

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Un’altra interessante caratteristica è il quadrante Floating, si pensa prodotto in cento esemplari per ogni versione (oro, acciaio e oro, e acciaio; questa ultima più rara rispetto alle tipologie oro e acciaio e oro uguali come quadranti). Questo procedimento di lavorazione era assai lungo e complesso, con esposizione a forni ad alte temperature e poi l’applicazione delle scritte. A seconda del livello di essiccazione del quadrante nel momento in cui sono state poste le scritte ha creato i vari livelli di floating (porcellanati 1/2/3 livello).

It's always too little one on which we can shed some light. What to add: Today this watch is called the Paul Newman of automatic, and you think of Paul Newman with screw keys and manually wound, they were produced around 300, with values ​​ranging from a low of about 300,000 Euros to a maximum approximately 500,000 euro for normal versions, while other extremely rare, for different characteristics, also values ​​above 1,000,000 Euros.
As already mentioned, automatic porcelain were produced approximately 100 stainless steel, 100 stainless steel and gold and gold-100. To date, the market valuations are extremely lower than those of manual winding ancestors, the rest is up to your feedback.

We attach photos and the clock, as is our usual, we illustrate with a graph the trend of the value in the various years, bringing the cost of the object had at the origin and the price corresponding to the present, also points must be noted in the years has appreciated.
The watch in question, for a standard model, had a cost of about 20 million lire in 1989, corresponding to today's purchasing power of € 20,643.82. So far it has reached a value of € 50,000, more than double the initial amount.

This shows the great appreciation and then the big investment that this watch made.

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Rolex 6239 S/S

Rolex 6239 Soleil Dial, incorporating Jumbo Logo and chocolate subsidiary registers.

We spoke previously of the Rolex 6239, but still a lot to be said about this wonderful object, like many vintage watches, has undergone many changes over time, giving us continuous innovations that make each piece unique work of art.

The watch in question, published in the book Of Pucci Papaleo "ULTIMATE ROLEX DAYTONA", owes its rarity to brown counters, one of the best known colors, and counters for the chronograph time in exceptional condition, characterized by a cut perpendicular to the quadrant (a pan counters), and larger in size (big eyes).

As for the investment strength in watches, the world is now aware. It would be hard to say more, if it were not for our passion to make us continue to talk about something unique.
There is never a fair price for these objects, these works of art, the value that is attributed is something that almost offends, and let the owner to decide its future.
We could see how these watches have made in the last auction: a 6263 Gold Paul Newman has produced more than 3 million, and soon there will be the 6239 Rolex clock auction with exotic dial the same actor, called "Paul Newman "in honor of its owner. Half of the proceeds, estimated 5 to 10 million dollars, will go to charity.

Today watches are one of the best investments that the market can offer. At this, for us fans, it adds the ability to study them by taking advantage of all that you are able to pass on a rich history that continues over time.

We enclose the clock photo illustrating, as always, the trend of the value in the various years with the support of a graph. Here is the cost that the object was originally and its counterpart today, it notes what has appreciated over the years.
This particular watch, considering a standard model, had a cost of 123,921 lire in 1967 (corresponding to today's purchasing power of € 1216.41). So far it has reached a value of € 20,000, about 16 times the initial figure.

This shows the great appreciation obtained by this watch, and then the great investment that has been able to secure.


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Rolex Sea-Dweller

The prototype of the Sea-Dweller, "Dweller of the sea", the Rolex was never put on the market, but handed over to the dive company or individual divers in late '67 and early '68 because they were tested. Next, it was produced and put on sale in different variations.

The era advertising booklet wrote:
"The underwater exploration has grown dramatically in recent years.
Per raggiungere delle profondità sempre maggiori e per poter lavorare rimanendo in acqua, l’uomo ha costruito delle campane, dei cassoni, persino delle casse. In questi abitacoli, gli specialisti vivono in un’atmosfera artificiale, costituita da certe miscele di gas, generalmente con una forte percentuale di elio. Le molecole particolarmente sottili e leggere di queste miscele si infiltrano lentamente nell’orologio, senza pertanto alterarne il funzionamento. Inversamente, al momento della decompressione dovuta alla risalita, la miscela di gas deve poter fuoriuscire rapidamente per non provocare l’esplosione dell’orologio. Per questo motivo, la Rolex ha munito di una valvola brevettata “gas escape valve” (valvola di sfogo) il suo modello più recente Oyster: il cronometro Sea-Dweller, garantito impermeabile fino a 610 metri di profondità”.

The pentastellato brand has always invested a lot on water clock, reaching its peak, in fact, the Sea-Dweller.
By careful research and continuous innovation that distinguish the house, a Rolex watch has long been recognized not only as a reliable object, but as a real investment, which boasts revaluations also quite important over time.

Oyster This in particular is still produced with the technical characteristics today's technologies. The new model Sea-Dweller, with red writing, which is so required to purchase it you have to be willing to pay even more than the list price.
Further confirmation of the Rolex guarantee that, thanks to his work, continues to represent.

We attach photos and the clock, as is our usual, we illustrate with a graph the value of the trends in the various years, bringing the cost of the object had the origin and today's consideration, so as to emphasize how over the years It has appreciated.
A standard clock model in question, at a cost of about 267,000 lire in 1974, corresponding to today's purchasing power of € 1654.62 to date has reached a value of € 20,000, higher figure of about 12 times the cost initial. It is clear the enormous revaluation of the object, and thus the huge investment it represents.

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3.7 million for the Rolex "Paul Newman" 6263

It sold for 3.7 Million Rolex "Paul Newman" 6263, the most expensive in history Daytona

A weekend in a sign of the records. Because of this talk about the figures achieved in the auction held by Phillips Saturday, May 13 at that Geneva.
Just yesterday we told you about the 'jewel in the crown' of the lot, "Bao Dai" ref. 6062, Rolex became the most expensive in the world.
But the other main player was the Daytona 'Paul Newman' yellow gold.
Estimated between $ 815,000 - $ 1.6 million, it was sold for $ 3,717,906,000 winning the Daytona distinction of being the most expensive ever.

Known as "The Legend" this Daytona Reference 6263, it is one of only three specimens in the world.
Its very rare lemon-colored dial grained with graphics fabled 'panda' with contrasting counters, making it a truly unique piece.

Just observe it to understand how this watch is able to keep your head to most of the fans. The auction to win it was indeed hard fought. Those who attended the auction, reported a grueling battle with rising between two collectors. The last bidder taken by anxiety was about to get up and leave the room when fortunately he came back just in time to hear the hammer blow that confirmed his victory on the other contender.

Excellent result for the auction house Phillips in a single weekend managed to sell two legends of the house and Rolex, in a year, beat the three watches of the house crowned the most expensive in the world.

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