Fortuna Sells $2.2 Million at Summer Auctions, Including Quarter-Million-Dollar Rolex ‘Paul Newman’ Watch

 |  July 10th, 2018

The relatively new auction house of Fortuna held its two-day Summer Auctions this past weekend, which included its first-ever Important Watches auction. In total, the New York auction sales revenue was just about $2.2 million, with about a quarter of that stemming from the watch auction. The highest ticket lot: a rare Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona Ref. 6239, circa 1968. That watch was expected to fetch between $150,000 and $250,000. It sold for $212,500. Other highlights from the watch sale,…

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Rolex Celebrates 40 Years of Tennis At Wimbledon 2018

 |  July 2nd, 2018

  Luxury Swiss watch brand, Rolex, celebrates 40 years of deep commitment to tennis at this year’s Wimbledon Grand Slam tournaments, which run until July 15, 2018. In fact, The Championships, Wimbledon event is the first tennis involvement that Rolex joined – acting as the Official Timekeeper in 1978. Since then, the brand has grown its involvement in the court sport by leaps and bounds. Since that 1978 starter partnership at Wimbledon, Rolex has been the sponsor of two Grand…

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World Oceans Day: Rolex Defies the Elements, Goes Deep Into Ocean Exploration

 |  June 8th, 2018

Rolex has long been involved in the worlds of pioneering and exploration. This is the brand that has gone to the highest heights on the wrists of explorers conquering Mt. Everest more than half a century ago, to the deepest depths of the Marianas Trench in the Pacific Ocean strapped to the Trieste Bathyscaphe, piloted by Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh. Rolex was the first brand to introduce a truly water resistant watch, the Oyster, in 1926, and the brand…

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Phillips To Auction $3Million+ Rolex Cosmograph Daytona “The Unicorn” Ref. 6265

 |  March 13th, 2018

What may well be the only known vintage Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in 18-karat white gold with white gold bracelet, “The Unicorn”  Reference 6265, is going up for auction by Phillips in Association with Bacs and Russo.  It is estimated to sell for more than $3 million.  This makes the first time this extremely rare  watch will come to auction at the Daytona Ultimatum Auction on May 12, 2018  — and its sale goes for a good cause. Considered one of…

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Rolex Brand Ambassador Roger Federer Reclaims World No. 1 Ranking in Tennis

 |  February 23rd, 2018

Our second brand ambassador related post of today (two more coming shortly) revolves around two very famous names: Rolex and Roger Federer. We were thrilled to see that this past weekend in Rotterdam, Roger Federer came out victorious at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament and  reclaimed his status as the World No. 1 ranking for the first time since 2012. We were even more happy to see that following that win, Rolex sent out a release congratulating Federer.  The Swiss…

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Take Our President’s Day Quiz: Rolex, Heuer, Timex And More

 |  February 19th, 2018

Today is President’s Day in the good old USA. In honor of that, we are bringing back one of our favorite post of the past:  our President’s Day Quiz. Test your knowledge … and find out who loved watches. President’s Day Quiz Questions: 1 – A) What President was the first to refuse (initially) to accept his salary? B) Which other President declined his salary? 2- Who was the first president to be born in a hospital? 3 – Who…

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Rolex Official Timekeeper Of 56th Edition of Rolex 24 At Daytona This Weekend

 |  January 28th, 2018

Despite my disappointment in being unable to join Rolex for the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona, I can’t deny that watching in on TV was also a thrill. For me, it always is. As a teenager who basically hung out with the gear heads building muscle cars, race cars and racing at every local track we could find on weekends, I am a sucker for auto races. This  amazing endurance race is no exception.  Congratulations go out to Action Express…

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