Vintage Rolex Collector’s Corner

The collectible Rolex market has seen a major value increase since the vintage portion of the market achieved record hammer prices at auction & private sale.

The marriage of rarity and condition has created an exciting hobby for the seasoned collector.

Spending most of life in fine watches & diamonds, I have come to appreciate the rare & coveted vintage Rolex models popular in todays watch market.

Enjoy a small taste of the MG Collection.

Presenting the Rolex Explorer II Model 16550. This Rolex Explorer II measures 40mm in diameter with a 24hour brush finished bezel secured to the wrist via Rolex oyster bracelet. Due to a paint defect during the time of production, this model demands a premium far above it’s counterparts in the $5,000 – $5,500 range. Study the dial color closely. Notice how the common stark white seen on the 16570 has changed to a deep ivory only on this transitional model.

Presenting the Rolex GMT-Master model 1675. This Rolex GMT-Master measures 40mm in diameter with a 24hour bi-directional red/blue painted timing bezel secured to the wrist via Rolex oyster bracelet. This Rolex GMT-Master sports an untouched matte dial with long “E” print & plump yellowish/orange patina. Even patina through out the matte luminescent material is a highly sought after attribute found on few dials. This model without such color would trade for much less than the pictured timepiece.

Presenting the Rolex Sea-Dweller model 1665. ThisRolex Sea-Dweller measures 39mm in diameter with a diver uni-directional faded grey painted timing bezel secured to the wrist via generic nato strap. This Rolex Sea-Dweller sports an untouched matte MK 4 dial with plump yellowish/orange patina. Even patina through out the matte luminescent material is a highly sought after attribute found untouched on few dials.