The reference 5959 is a stunning display of why Patek Philippe has commanded so much respect from horologists for the past century. While they could sit back and coast on their previous accomplishments, they move forward and continue to push themselves to create better complications and more beautiful watches.
The Rolex Daytona, ref. 6265 in this post features a rare black Sigma dial with white subdials and a CRS marked caseback. A Sigma dial is a Rolex dial named for the letters printed at the bottom of the dial at 6 o’clock. Most Daytona dials are marked with “T Swiss T,” however a Sigma dial is marked “σ T SWISS T σ.” These Daytona’s get the name from the two O shaped symbols on each side of the “T SWISS T.” Dials marked with this lettering are fitted with solid gold markers, unlike other dials which may use steel or other materials. Sigma dials come in both yellow and white gold and are very rare.
The GMT-Master is one of the pillars in the famous Rolex sport watch collection, alongside the Submariner and the Daytona. Easily identifiable with it’s two-colored bezel, the GMT-Master has become an icon among vintage watch collectors, with some owning a number of examples of this same model.
The Rolex Datejust is one of the brand’s most notable and well-known models on the market. Originally released in 1945 on the 40 th anniversary of Rolex, the Datejust was the first pressure-proof, self-winding wristwatch to display the date automatically. We've delved into the history of the Datejust and share a few special models. Read more.
The Heuer Monaco is one of the most recognizable vintage watches from the past century for a number of reasons. First is it’s appearance; the unique square shape and it’s beautiful blue and sometimes grey dial with complimenting red and white hands and markers instantly set it apart from other watches in the market. It’s strong yet elegant brushed steel case make it both durable and beautifully designed. The sometimes more notable reason the watch is so recognizable is it’s association with movie star Steve McQueen who wore the watch in the 1971 racing film Le Mans, earning the watch the nickname “McQueen." Read more.