A Rolex Military Submariner (MilSub) just sold for £174,800 ($228,742) at Fellows Auctioneers. The stainless steel timepiece broke Fellows Auctioneers’ house records. It’s officially the most expensive watch they’ve sold in the company’s 144-year history . . .
Rolex shortage? Yeah, there’s a Rolex shortage. Authorized dealers around the country, around the world, are welcoming COVID-19 weary/wary customers with empty showcases. While the Rolex factory is back online – albeit cranking-out fewer timepieces than before (thank you social distancing) – the question remains: will the Rolex shortage ease? If so, when? Let’s ask an expert . . .
“Two shipments of counterfeit watches worth nearly $2 million were seized at the Port of Cincinnati over the last two weeks,” cincinnati.com reports. “The announcement [from U.S. Customs and Border Protection] states the shipments were manifested as ‘timers’ and ‘watch’ and contained a total of 54 counterfeit watches labeled as Audemar Piguet, Rolex, Cartier and Gucci.” The thing to keep in mind . . .
Caprice Bouret is a big deal in the U.K. Famous for her physical charms, the 47-year-old American-born model has built quite an empire in The Land of Hope and Glory. As you’d expect, Caprice owns some pricey jewelry and watches. Apparently, she’s smart enough to lock them away. Her houseguests, not so much. mirror.co.uk reports that thieves invaded her holiday home on the island of Ibiza . . .