Why do we collect? For some, it is a quest of pure passion - those who appreciate the wristwatch as an art form: the complexity of the mechanics, the finesse of the form. For others, collecting is an investment and the value of a watch is as important as its appearance. All collectors should have a guide to models and market value. Rolex: Investing in Wristwatches offers detailed insights into the world of authenticating and pricing high-end wristwatches that will be of use to collectors from amateur to connoisseur.
This coffee table book contains the vast majority of the most important Rolex models, along with their relevant auction results. The timepieces pictured have been carefully selected by Senior Horological Expert Osvaldo Patrizzi. These wristwatches excel for several reasons, including technical excellence, auction records, design and anecdotal history. A description of each watch is accompanied by a photograph, reference and sale values (including rights).
A comparative analysis of auction results, compiled in close cooperation with the Sotheby's auction house, shows price trends over time for each make and timepiece, from the 1980s to the present. A system for calculating the exchange rate at the time of the auction sale will also be included in this important reference work.
Title: Investing in Wristwatches: Rolex
Publisher: ACC Art Books
Size: 243 x 307 x 35 mm
Size: 320 pages
Weight: 2106 grams