A Complete Visual Reference and Unauthorized History
Author: Martin Skeet
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
This comprehensive and detailed reference guide to Rolex sports model watches is an indispensable asset to watch collectors and dealers. The only work of its kind, it covers the history of the Submariner, Sea-Dweller, Explorer, GMT-Master, Turn-O-Graph, Milgauss, and Cosmograph watches, from 1952 to 1990. The history of more than 140 vintage models is described in detail, with the watches shown in chronological order. Color photographs illustrate every watch model, with hundreds of diagrams providing clear and useful information about the development of each model. Twenty-two rare Rolex brochures are shown along with numerous catalog photographs and the associated sale prices of sports models sold at Christie1s and Sotheby's worldwide from 1997 to 2017. Also included is a current price guide for every model shown in the book. Rolex watches continue to dominate the collecting market, and this authoritative volume, now in its revised and expanded 4th edition, continues to be the essential resource for the Rolex collector, dealer, and auctioneer.
A novel about the thrilling voyage of a watch, a gold Rolex GMT Master, silent witness of drama, intrigue, death, adventure, love, tragedy. This incredible journey begins in Cuba, and from there it travels to Africa, South America, Europe, North America, Asia.
Finding a vintage Rolex is easy. Finding one that’s worth its price... that’s the challenge. Fakes are getting harder to spot, and a poor restoration could end up costing you more than its price in repairs. That’s a painful mistake you could avoid with the right information. Written by a seasoned collector, this guide will teach you the complex nuances of vintage Rolex watches, saving you from financial catastrophe and turning you into a savvy collector. 1,483 references are covered in extraordinary detail, from antique and vintage dress watches to contemporary professional watches. Bezel sizes, dial markings, case engraving, hands, movements and much more, all documented so you know exactly what you’re paying for. The guide will lead you from potential pitfall to glorious barn-find, with all the treacherous twists and turns along the way. There are plenty of pictures to inspire, inform and enlighten you as you learn to zero-in on your dream watch. The world of vintage Rolex watches is complex and nuanced, making it especially daunting for the first-time buyer. But armed with the facts, you will make informed choices that put you back in the driver’s seat.
"Rolex was established in 1908, a century ago, so one hundred years have passed from that day to the publication of this volume in which the author, John Goldberger, illustrates what he considers to be the 100 most beautiful examples ever produced. One hundred years of life, and one hundred examples, traced back through time thanks to painstaking research, with the collaboration of some of the most renowed collectors in the world, and photographed to show the characteristics of the movement, case and dial of each example in the best possible way. The top one hundred, we could say, also to narrow down the field of research, which would otherwise have been incredibly vast, to grasp the essence of a brand that has probably contributed more than any other to the development of the wristwatch. Giampiero Negretti Over 700 colour illustrations and 400 descriptions provide the collector and watch enthusiast with invaluable information on reference numbers, watchcases, faces, movements, related calibres and the year of production of each watch. The book is divided into seven chapters: Watches with a destiny; Oyster; Chronograph and moon phases; Oyster chronograph and moon phases; Datejust, Day-Date; Sport Models; Cosmograph."--BOOK JACKET.
New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
The history of Rolex is inextricably linked to its founder Hans Wilsdorf, who took the first steps in the world of Swiss watchmaking as he dreamed about a timepiece that could be worn around the wrist. This experimental research led Rolex to achieve its highest goals in both technological innovation and in the use of the finest materials alone. Its models have been photographed on the wrists of political leaders, sports champions, and film and fashion celebrities, transforming each rolex into a fully-fledged status symbol, a synonym of elegance and precision. Including essays with a historical and technical slant, in-depth descriptions of the most representative pieces and a brief glossary, the pages in this book sparkle with golden hands, diamond-studded dials and patent leather watchbands, illustrated in period photographs and macro-detail. The volume ends with a chapter dedicated to the most amazing auctions that saw the sale of the Geneva-based company's vintage watches.
"Miller's Antiques Price Guide has long been the market leader, offering not just prices but informed tips... Miller's is arguably the only price guide you will ever need." Antiques Magazine Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide remains the essential and trusted guide to the antiques market. It has earned the reputation of being the book no dealer, collector or auctioneer should be without. It is compiled by Judith Miller, world-renowned antiques expert and co-founder of the book, who selects the guide's 8000-plus featured antiques.
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