We are quickly establishing ourselves as one of the most effective sourcers of highly-collectable vintage watches in Europe.
We go directly to source, working with original owners and estates to bring some of the rarest watches directly to collectors. Most of these watches are coming to the secondary market for the first time in their history, meaning collectors have the chance to acquire something truly special, before anyone else.
Our model means that there are no 'buyers premiums' and no hidden fees, meaning more money for sellers and better prices for buyers.
In May 2018 we got our hands on an ultra-rare Speedmaster shown here with the sparkling blue "soleil" dial. These dials are believed to have been service dials, with very few ever being seen at market. Where they have been seen it has been on references 2998, 105.003, and 145.012.
This example is a 105.003 with beautifully-aged hour markers standing out against the distinctive blue of the dial. It takes the prize as our favourite watch of the year due to its subtlety yet striking beauty and rarity.
The Rolex Daytona "Red Sultan" Cosmograph is widely considered one of the most collectable and sought-after watches in the world.
Made on special request by His Majesty Qaboos bin Said Al Said, the Sultan of Oman, it is thought that fewer than 15 were ever produced.
The 6263 reference is fantastic piece to be able to sell, and the added allure of the Red Khanjar emblazoned at 12 o'clock makes this a stunning watch to behold with an equally incredible history.
The beauty of Tropical Dial vintage watches is that every one has its own character and charm. This 105.003 that we acquired in January 2019 has a deep chocolate look, with a yellow-orange ageing to the lume on the hour markers.
It's a favourite of ours and a fantastic example of the pre-moon Speedy with straight lugs and prominent pushers. It has us thinking, why did they ever change..?
This is an excellent example of the iconic Tudor Snowflake, with a deep blue to the dial and bright yellow lume. The sSnowflake style hour hand was designed by request of the French Navy to give greater legibility to the watch. This design appears on models bwteen 1968 and 1980.
We a firmly behind Tudor's increasing popularity in the vintage market, and were lucky to find such an excellent example of the Submariner Snowflake as this.
It's not all about price tag..! One of our favourite watches of the last year is this Tudor Ranger with deep firey patina to the hour markers. The design is so simple yet we've rarely seen a watch with such style and class.
This piece arrived with us as a full set and was sold within a couple of days to a lucky customer. Safe to say it was a mixed blessing for us!