F1 Grand Prix Winner Mark Webber Talks About Motorsports and Rolex

 |  February 11th, 2019

In the throes of the 2019 racing season, and on the heels of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, we talked extensively in Austin (during F1 racing) with Mark Webber, Rolex brand ambassador and nine-time Formula One Grand Prix winner, FIA World Endurance Champion, Porsche ambassador, and Red Bull athlete Mark Alan Webber about racing, watches and precision. Recently, in my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com, I published parts of that interview, now I share it here.  The Rolex 24 at Daytona 2018:…

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Endurance Racing As Only Rolex Can Do: Rolex 24 At Daytona (Photo Gallery)

 |  February 8th, 2019

Just a couple of weeks ago, I had the great opportunity to accompany Rolex to the famed Rolex 24 at Daytona endurance races.  The weekend was wrought with rain and winds that soaked Daytona International Speedway during the second day of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, but it was just one more challenge for top drivers. It was the first time that   two red flags halted racing and that International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) called the race over 10 minutes prior to…

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Cars & Watches: At COTA With Rolex For 2018 Formula 1 Racing

 |  December 5th, 2018

Recently, the 2018 FIA Formula 1 World Championship  season came to a dramatic finish. At the 21st and last Grand Prix event of the season,  taking place at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina  race track, Lewis Hamilton took pole position and was crowned World Champion for the fifth time. He beat his teammate Valtteri Bottas by 162-thousanths of a second and clocked in at 1.34.794. The exhilarating race reminded me of the wonderful fast-paced Formula 1 racing that I experienced last…

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Six Reasons Why You Need The Rolex DeepSea Oystersteel Watch

 |  November 2nd, 2018

To those in the know, Rolex is all about precision and performance, and for the unveiling earlier this year of its newest Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea watch, the brand pulled out all the stops adding significant features that make this watch water resistant to more than 12,800 feet and able to go the distance with its wearer. The 44 mm Oystersteel case features redesigned lugs, a broader Oyster bracelet, Oysterlock folding safety clasp, high-tech materials and more. All of the timepiece’s…

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Gem Awards Nominees Announced, Stewart Wicht of Rolex Named Lifetime Achievement Winner

 |  September 30th, 2018

Just recently the GEM Awards, one of the highest honors bestowed on professionals and companies in the fine jewelry and watch industries, announced its line-up of award winners and nominees that will be honored live at the 17th annual GEM Award event on January 11, 2019 at Cipriani in New York.  Among the nominees named for several categories of Awards, one person is name as the Lifetime Achievement winner. This year, that is Stewart WIcht, head of Rolex North America. He…

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Going On Now: Bob’s Watches Rolex Auction — No Buyer’s Premium

 |  September 5th, 2018

The auction opened today, offers only Rolex watches, and has no buyer’s premium. That’s right … if you are in the market for a special Rolex, Bob’s Watches may be the answer. From September 5 to the12th, Bob’s Watches has 12 Rolex watches up for auction, and, because Bob’s  is not a big auction house and is independent, the company is able to offer the watches without a buyer’s premium (which sometimes can be as much as 25 percent of…

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Rolex Wraps Up Monterey Classic Car Week With Concours d’ Elegance Best Of Show Going To Alfa Romero 8C

 |  August 27th, 2018

Monterey Classic  Car Week wraps up, after four days of incredible events, tours and races that showcase the finest vintage cars in the world.  Throughout the entire four days, Rolex had a pronounced presence as Official Timepiece, Official Partner, or other titles depending on the event.  The culmination of the week, of course, was yesterday’s  68th Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance. At the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, 200 of the most authentic restored cars were on display,…

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