Watch News: $1.5m Rolex Daytona and More

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona JPS 6264 - watch news

Watch news! Earlier this week, a 1969 “John Player Special” Rolex hammered for $1.5m. It’s nowhere near a world record Rolex. In October 2017, Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona fetched $17.75m. Still, it’s a pretty penny for a rare watch commemorating Rolex’s sponsorship of the John Player Special Formula 1 team. How rare? Our man @perezscope called out Hodinkee on their inaccurate account of the sale . . .

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Luxury Watch Market – Prices Dip!

Rolex Submariners on Chrono24's luxury watch market

When last we looked at the luxury watch market, prices for pre-owned Rolex were slowly coming down — and not much else. Ten days later there are some new and interesting trends. Let’s start with the 800-pound horological gorilla in the room, Chrono24 . . .

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OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph: Review

Neil Armstrong wasn’t wearing his Speedmaster when he set foot on the moon. I bet OMEGA’s marketing mavens were pissed. But not as pissed as NASA’s PR department when Armstrong forgot to use the definite article for his first words on the lunar surface. (That’s one small step for “A” man, Neil.) Redo? Not a chance. Redo the OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph 42mm? Endlessly . . .

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