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Christie's Inaugural Auction in Shanghai, Autumn 2013

Christie’s Inaugural Auction in Shanghai, Autumn 2013

Christie's maiden voyage to the pearl of the orient officially sets sail in Shanghai on 26th September 2013...Read More

OMAN: The Significance of a National Emblem and Rolex

OMAN: The Significance of a National Emblem and Rolex

The Oman coat of arms national emblem has been imprinted on many variations of vintage Rolex sport models such as the Sea-Dweller 1665...Read More

Rolex Submariner Square Guard & Little Pointed Guard 1959 by Stefano Mazzariol

Rolex Submariner Square Guard & Little Pointed Guard 1959 by Stefano Mazzariol

A research on the Rolex Submariner square crown guard, and little pointed crown guard of production...Read More

Steel Rolex: A Collector's Journey to Rediscovering Rolex Watches

Steel Rolex: A Collector’s Journey to Rediscovering Rolex Watches

The Rolex Steel book is a current publication in progress, authored by Guido and Giorgia Mondani. As announced on... Read More

Tudor: The Heritage Journey continues...Baselworld 2013

Tudor: The Heritage Journey continues…Baselworld 2013

6 March 1946. It was on this fateful day that Tudor was officially announced by Rolex founder, Hans Wilsdorf - as a watch manufacturing...Read More

Rolex: Baselworld 2013 New Models

Rolex: Baselworld 2013 New Models

Baselworld 2013 is opening its doors to visitors a little late than usual this spring. Renowned as the...Read More

Explorer 1: The Alphanumeric Connection

Explorer 1: The Alphanumeric Connection

The Rolex Explorer is a current wrist watch sports model that has been in production (and continuing) since 1953. Let's take a trip back to the month of ...Read More
 

Words from a Collector: Jonathan Yu

Words from a Collector: Jonathan Yu

I have recently been given the honor and opportunity to become a contributor to Vintage Hour. To get you all on board, I would like to introduce...Read More

VintageHourWatches ONLINE

VintageHourWatches ONLINE

12 December 2012 marks a new beginning as VintageHourWatches.com (VHW) is finally ONLINE... Read More

VintageHourWatches Launch

VintageHourWatches Launch

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VintageHour Travel Pouches

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Baselworld 2013
Baselworld 2013 is opening its doors to visitors a little late than usual this spring. Renowned as the epicenter of watch & jewellery trade shows, Basel has been attracting more than 100,000 visitors annually with the latest in horology innovations and technical feats since its inauguration in 1917. 

Native Basel architects, Herzog & Meuron has ushered a new era for Baselworld in 2013 with a brand new main exhibition hall  a 430 million Swiss francs (CHF) project with a 95,000 square metres coverage. The theme of this year's Baselworld is aptly entitled "Brilliance Meets". For those who in the EU region, there is still some time left to attend Baselworld 2013 as the exhibition is ongoing now till 2nd May 2013. 

In the past 2 Baselworld exhibitions, the facelifted Rolex Submariner with ceramic bezel, date and non-date, have been the major highlights for me. The introduction of a brand new model Sky-Dweller of Baselworld 2012 has been well-recieved amongst collectors. Tudor experimented with vintage watch influences from the 1960s with a redesigned no-crown guard Black Bay, and the Pelagos with snowflake elements from the 1970s. For more information and pictures: Read my Baselworld 2012 Trip Report here.

Rolex – Baselworld 2013 New Models (Official)
Rolex has unveiled their new line-up of models for Baselworld 2013, with a new Cosmograph  Daytona, Day-Date, GMT Master II, Lady Date-Just Pearlmaster, Yacht-Master II in their Oyster collection. With the fusion of new and past elements deeply embedded within Rolex's DNA, collectors are once again re-introduced by this company's innovative patent designs. Below are the official screenshots from Rolex.com – Baselworld 2013 New Models. 

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New: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Ref. 116506 with Cerachrom Monobloc Bezel

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New: GMT Master II Ref. 116710BLNR with Black & Blue Cerachrom Bezel
Introducting an exclusive 2-colour black and blue Cerachrom bezel on the GMT Master II ref. 116710BLNR, Rolex SA. has reinstated one of the most popular bezel insert configurations on the vintage GMT Master ref. 1675 (pepsi – blue & red) back into its 2013 collection. (seen below)

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New: Day-Date Ref. 118183 

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Source: http://www.rolex.com/watches/baselworld-2013.html

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