Vintage Rolex: The Largest Collection in the World
When we came across this book, we knew we had to put it on our platform. It has so many beautiful photographs of Rolex watches and useful information on understanding the vintage Rolex market better.
For more than a century, Rolex has stood apart as the most legendary brand of watch in the world. It commands 25% market share of the entire watch market. A Rolex conveys a luxury timepiece and the symbol of passage into adulthood. Ever the record-setter―the Daytona that had belonged to Paul Newman was auctioned by Phillips in New York in October 2017 for $17.8 million― it comes as no surprise that Rolex is the most collected watch brand in the world.
The Vintage Watch Company is the only store of its kind in the world, with a devoted client base of devoted Rolex aficionados. Throughout, John and David Silver have been carefully cataloging and amassing one of the largest pictorial records of vintage Rolex watches in the world. Published in late 2020, this book contains a unique pictorial collection of vintage Rolex watches that have passed through the shop during the past 25 years.
More than 1800 watches have been photographed and are described in detail in the book. From early Rolex pocket watches to the very first Submariners, iconic Daytonas and jewel-encrusted Crown Collections, the mesmerizing archive of vintage timepieces charts the extraordinary rise of an extraordinary brand. Choose from the First Rolex Submariner, later coined the James Bond, or the Early GMT-Master made for Pan Am transatlantic pilots. Read about the First Explorers made famous by the 1953 Everest Expedition or the later Explorer II worn by Steve McQueen.
This book is a perfect gift for all lovers of luxury retail as well as passionate collectors of Rolex watches who will want to read about the models they own. Great as a coffee book as well.