Måske er jeg alene om disse tanker, men jeg synes ikke, at Rolex Daytona er verdens smukkeste 50 årige fødselar. Den seneste version af platin, der er blevet lanceret under Basel World urmessen i 2013 er ikke en an mine favoritter med den isblå skive og brunlige keramiske krans.
Maybe I am alone on this matter, but I don't think Rolex Daytona is ageing gracefully. When looking at the Basel World 2013 50th anniversary launch of platinum, iceblue dial and brown'ish ceramic bezel I must rethink the fairy tale about the ugly duckling.
Everybody knows James Bond wears an Omega in his movie adventures, most of us know Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley ‘loved his Hamilton Ventura watch and wore it on many occasions, even in his movie ‘Blue Hawaii in from 1961 and many of us know about Sylvester Stallone’s love from an early year for Panerai. But who knows that modern day action hero Jason Statham wears a Richard Mille? We do and we’ll tell you about it right here.
The watch ‘The King’ made famous is the characteristic triangular shaped Hamilton Ventura. The watch originally purchased by Elvis would have had a leather strap and archive material reveals that, at his special wish, the jeweller exchanged this for a sturdy and shiny metal bracelet to satisfy his celebrity customer. The Ventura is still available, and Hamilton recently released a new Ventura Quartz, as a faithful tribute to the original 1957 model, which made watch-making history as the world’s first electrical, battery powered watch. Design detail of the case of the new model mirrors that of its 1950s ancestors.
I believe everybody knows who Charlie Chaplin was. The pioneer of silent movies and the man that brought us The Dictator from 1940. And the man behind the most beloved tramp ever seen. One of his watches is now up for graps, when Antiquorum New York swings the hammer on April 10th. A few years back another watch from the tramp was offered on auction, a gold IWC from 1957, which ended at CHF 20.060 (including buyer's fee). This seems a little low considering not only the strong provenance, but also the fact that the watch could be a daily wearer as it was neither too big nor small (diameter approx. 35 mm) and also made by one of the most popular watch companies these days.
This week is all about practical complications here at 00/24 WatchWorld. You know why? Because our love for watches feels even stronger when we really use them for what they can do. The love for a watch and it’s function(s) is a very personal affair. I really love my Chronoswiss Timemaster for instance for all sorts of reasons but I ‘hate’ the fact it doesn’t show the date. A date indication is such a nice function. One you forget when it’s there, one you really miss when it’s not there.
Lex: " If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys. If you pay good money, you get a Rolex with wooden monkeys for free. A very nice way to put this Rolex Lady Datejust on the nightstand."
Recently I was approached by a friendly fellow who asked about one of the watches in my collection. It was a watch I had not worn for a while and since he seemed genuinely interested in owning this particular watch, we agreed to make a trade that put a smile on our faces – and a different watch on our wrists. He happened to have a watch that I have lusted for many moons, the Rolex Daytona ref. 16518 of 18k gold on strap.
It´s Fashion Week here in Copenhagen, which means a plethora of catwalks, way too skinny girls and Martini lunches with no end. Eventhough I am not a fashion whore I do however attend when the watch companies invite yours truly for a treat or two. During lunch yesterday, it was not the watches from the company behind the invite that had my fullest attention (eventhough they are very nice indeed).
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