Rolex Brand Ambassador, Phil Mickelson, Wins British Open, and a look at a few other brand ambassadors

Yesterday, Phil Mickelson closed the British Open with his best-ever  round in a major Sunday when he finished with a 5-under 66 at Muirfield to win the third leg of the career Grand Slam. Patron and Official Timekeeper of The Open for more than 30 years, Rolex is also proud to have Mickelson on board…

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Four Hot New Rolex Colors for the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date (with original pictures and prices))

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the recent watch auctions. In one of them, a decades-old bold lemon-yellow dialed Rolex was a top seller. For years, Rolex has been creating great, colorful dials that catch the eye. This year is no exception. In its Oyster Perpetual Day-Date series, the brand has unveiled new 36mm…

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Three Watch Brands that Not Only Hold Their Value – but also Go Up in Price

The recent auctions that took place this past week told some interesting tales and saw some record sales. Antiquorum achieved two world records at its May 12 Geneva auction of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces; Christie’s Geneva auction on May 13 set records and Sotheby’s May 11 sale of rare references saw some interesting results.…

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Another One Down – BaselWorld 2013 in Review

Few journalists have the incredible experience of visiting BaselWorld Fair for nearly 30 years.  It is an enlightening and always-changing journey. This year’s BaselWorld, we witnessed the third major change of the fair in three decades.  Years ago, it was simply a Swiss industries fair. Then it grew, many industries left the fair and it…

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Watch Exhibitions — Let the Show Begin — BaselWorld 2013

Well show season came around fast in the watch world, even though this year’s BaselWorld is substantially later than in previous years. It is later because the exhibition halls were all being rebuilt, and redesigned –complete with incredibly exciting new exhibition booths from many of the top watch brands. With BaselWorld being the single largest…

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Watch Education: What Makes Swiss Watches the Gold Standard? (Part 2)

Last Thursday we started the conversation about what makes Swiss watches the Gold Standard – and traced the early rise of Switzerland as the premiere country for watchmaking. Switzerland has passed that long-standing watchmaking expertise and knowledge down century after century, generation after generation. There’s no denying that history counts in establishing a standard. Switzerland’s…

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