ROLEX - Important Message from Olaf Eichstädt, Co-founder of WatchAdvisor

Rolex is a name you probably hear about long before you develop an interest in watches. Rolex is everywhere. You can probably buy a dog slay somewhere in the outback of Antarctica using a Rolex as collateral. For us mortals in the watch industry, Rolex is also a source of mystery and legend. Some watchmakers’ eyes glaze over when they speak of the quality of the parts, the legendary +/-2 seconds per day accuracy and the ease with which the movements can be serviced and assembled.Here are some fun facts we learned when we plowed through the brand’s data. For us mortals in the watch industry, Rolex is also a source of mystery and legend.

Talking to Aurel Bacs, the charismatic and successful auctioneer of Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo


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Who is Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo?

Paul Newman’s Rolex Cosmograph "Paul Newman" Daytona, Ref. 6239 Sells For $17,752,500

Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo has set a new world record for any wristwatch at auction.

Following a 12 minute bidding war, Paul Newman’s Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona sold for to a bidder on the phone. Watch enthusiasts from around the world followed this historic moment online, over the phone, and in a packed saleroom of over 700 people.

Talking to René Beyer of Beyer Chronometrie located at Bahnhofstrasse in Zürich


Beyer Chronometrie has been selling most of these above mentioned brands already for decades. Patek Philippe for instance for more than 165 years and Rolex for almost 100 years.

I personally know René for more than 20 years and I can tell you we both share the same enthusiasm and passion for watches. But it must tick to be real cool!

31 Baselworld 2017 novelties that really impressed me.

Why 31? That´s the number I counted when finishing my choice and putting the story together.  Please do not expect a product listing of ticking superlatives here or a ranking of the most expensive / crazy watches. What I will show you instead are watches that really impressed me - 31 in total. Either through their good and cool design, technical realization, impeccable quality and/or reasonable price. 

Baselworld 2017: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona


Rolex is introducing three new versions of its Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona in 18 carat yellow, white or Everose gold. These versions are fittted on the innovative Oyster flex bracelet in elastomer reinforced with a metal blade, and are equipped with a monobloc Cerachrom bezel, patented by Rolex, in black ceramic.