In this post I aim to share what I’ve experienced thus far in collecting and trading Cartier vintage timepieces. I am still learning, even though I believe to be a very fast learner, I don’t claim to be a scholar or … Continued
My mind blew away the first time I came across @roni_m_29 Roni Madhvani’s Instagram account indeed my first foray in tasteful and unique vintage watches. I’ve never seen or knew of such watches before and for that I’m forever grateful. … Continued
The prime philosophy behind each and every watch I acquire is thatIt’s for me- I like it. Then if it resonates with the public and you are attracted to it as well, then great! Otherwise I’m happy to live with … Continued
It’s the start of a new decade, I’m so excited for a breath of fresh air and I have to be fully sincere with you excited to see the end of many popular vintage watches as well. This past year … Continued
It has been one month that I’ve closed the retail shop we had at 32 west 47th st in Manhattan and moved to the building I’ve been dreaming to have an office at since I’ve moved to NY 16 years … Continued
I’m so grateful I was able to acquire this absolutely incredible and fresh to the market Royal Oak A series from the son of the original German owner. His dad had bought this watch in 1974 and wore it everyday … Continued
It’s that time of the year again: Fall is upon us and the auction season is starting to steam full force. The market is what it is- everybody is talking about watches, everyone wants one, everything is sky rocketing in … Continued
We’ve been fortunate to be featured in a video showcasing the three best watch shops in NYC. Teddy Baldassare paid us a lovely visit and asked about our watches and business. Enjoy it!
I remember when I was a little kid, my son’s age, my father used to take these overseas trips to Thailand. On these occasions he used to say “I’m traveling to the Far East”, sounded so pompous to a little … Continued
Vintage watches and the watch industry in general has had such a strong run in the past 4 years it’s hard to keep up. I’ve been selling so many beautiful vintage Rolexes, Pateks, APs etc and making so many enthusiasts … Continued
The first time I saw a Royal Oak I was a young boy at our family haberdasher in Italy getting suits for our upcoming holidays. Our tailor was a very elegant man and he was showing off to my father … Continued
This time the current takes us to one of the Far East epicenters of luxury, the one and only Hong Kong. This is not my first time there as I have visited this past August to attend the famous “HK … Continued
The trip started moments after the Sabbath ended rushing me into a new week and off to an exciting week in Europe. The stars were high and bright in the sky and so were my hopes for a successful journey. … Continued
Every watch tells a story and here is my 3 favorite timepieces that mean the most to me. Please enjoy the video! My Beloved first Rolex that I received from my dad at 20 years old, like a rite of … Continued
I am so proud of offering now the SQUALE line of watches! A brand that is true to it’s heritage since the late 1950s manufacturing hard core professional diver watches. Made with the highest eye for detail I’ve come across … Continued
The Green bezel Sub is living a moment of incredible demand and popularity. I mean ,the requests are through the roof for this!! Reference 16610LV was introduced at the end of 2003 as a commemorative model to the 50th anniversary … Continued
I am very happy to share and write about the most collectible modern Rolex out there. Rolex GMT master 16710 was produced since the early 90s till 2008 when it made room for the new 6 digits ceramic GMT. The … Continued
I had the great fortune of coming across quite a few 3700 this year.. this month I had three in my collection and now they are all gone! It’s peculiar how none of them are the same, the … Continued
It’s been a while since I had some time to post something on the blog… As vintage Rolex prices are on the rise and the watches are becoming more and more expensive I was thinking to myself : what will … Continued
Just got back from a week long trip of buying and selling Vintage Rolex and Patek in Europe. With the Euro so low and a lifelong of European connections I flew out to my hometown of Milano and my favorite … Continued
vintage Carrera sunglasses NEW OLD STOCK from the 70s
We just came back from Miami where we attented our usual trade shows.. Top quality pieces are hard to come by but here are my favorites from the show! this Monaco in like NOS condition with full set was out … Continued
Hardly there has been a watch that performed better than the vintage Rolex Daytona. Who hasn’t heard of Paul Newman Daytona? These watches are simply sex on the wrist! I am so enjoying the new ones I got in stock, … Continued
Friends, never let anybody get in the way of your dreams! You have passion,you have strength and you have a desire for success go for it! I am so glad I started this journey little over an year ago. I … Continued
Ken bought from me one of my favorite pieces , the old jumbo aquanaut 5065. I think this was his first “top end” watch and it is a pleasure to have him introduced to the magnificent world of horology. Let’s … Continued
Jimmy is a real sweet guy and he was referred to me by my long time friend Angel Ramos. He likes vintage watches and has a great taste. We will be working on project number 3 soon! Jimmy , I … Continued
Sergio contacted me few months back through Chrono24 and we had a very pleasant deal together. I enjoyed working with him and now we are working on the new prized wristwatch. Sergio, thanks again my man! Let’s hear it from … Continued
Jordan saw online I had the AP chrono he long coveted and literally called the office number at 6am! We since became good buddies and did a couple of deals together. He is a pleasure to work with indeed! Jordan … Continued
Jonathan was on vacation here in NY last year and came to visit the shop. He had done his homework prior to his trip and found us on Chrono 24. It was a pleasure serving him and he also hooked … Continued
John and I found each other on instagram. John loves the Nautilus as much as I do but in time I discovered his passion for watches spans all brands and styles. He can be found wearing a vintage Rolex sub … Continued
Segun had emailed me prior to his vacation in NY. He was coming with his wife for leisure to the US and had in mind to buy a Rolex. It was a good email exchange and he decided to visit … Continued
Armen has been my client for many years while I was making custom suits. We got along well right from the start and share a similar humor. I was extremely proud to sell him one of his dream watches and … Continued
I recently had the pleasure of serving an exquisite gentleman from Beirut, we hit it off well from the start and he was a pleasure to work with. i look forward seeing you soon again dear Fadi! Where are you … Continued
Q&A: Classic Watch’s Gai Gohari Shares His Favorite Watch Brand. i was really lucky to be interviewed and share my life and passions . thank for your support!
Rob was one of my first customers ever. He was walking in the exchange where our shop is and fell in love with the Tudor Black Bay in the showcase. Indeed he walked out with it and we remained good … Continued
I met Allen to deliver his watch one night after work here in NYC. He was a warm and fine gentleman with fine taste and good manners. We hit it off well and now I look forward serving him again … Continued
Mohammed from the United Arab Emirates is a Audemars Royal Oak lover just like me. I think he is my size as a 36mm 14790 royal oak looks smack perfect on his wrist! I will be meeting him soon in … Continued
Damien is an avid vintage Rolex collector. He has great taste and chooses his pieces with great cure and attention to detail. I look forward serving you soon again my friend! let’s hear it from the man himself! Where … Continued
Jasem is hands down the most passionate client I have. He has an appreciation for Patek Philippe that is hard to beat and he is also a very sweet and good person. I am lucky to do business with him … Continued
Read about the Rolex 6034 in rose gold from our collection on Hodinkee http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/on-the-block-eric-claptons-rolex-pre-daytona-reference-6034-in-pink-gold Thanks for the plug Ben!
royal oak 15400 41mm beauty live from mexico!
william shaeffers 1950s Patek! AP royal oak Nick Faldo! The gorgeous 50s Patek Pocket watch! Tudor beauty!
I extremely enjoyed this video featuring the making of a royal oak watch from start to finish. A lot of handwork goes into it ,precision and talent are highly demanded in the assembly of this gorgeous sculpture of time. enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This past week I bought and sold several Audemars Piguet Royal Oak timepieces. They bring a demographic of client I personally feel very in tune with,25 -40 year old professionals that want something a little more refined and exclusive than … Continued
It’s a very exciting time in the horology industry with the Basel fair ongoing . All the major watch manufacturers are unveiling their new collections and I am very excited to see Patek’s new offerings. As you might know already … Continued
GORGEOUS! ROLEX – PATEK PHILIPPE WE ARE HERE TO HELP!
IF YOU ARE IN THE TRI STATE NYC AREA AND LOOKING FOR PATEK PHILIPPE THIS IS THE STOP! WE ALSO SHIP PATEK PHILIPPE TO DUBAI,KUWAIT,SINGAPORE,HONG KONG,LONDON,PARIS,ITALY.
BECAUSE YOU NEVER OWN A PATEK PHILIPPE, YOU JUST KEEP IT FOR THE NEXT GENERATION! A compilation of the classic pieces I handled recently. enjoy
I am having some renovations done to the website as our clientele is growing and our traffic from Kuwait, Dubai , London , Paris , Singapore , Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur is increasing by the day. If you are … Continued
This World time is one of 3 pieces made by Patek Philippe that features the city of Jerusalem instead of Cairo. To my knowledge this is the only one of the three that has the letters in gold rather than … Continued
Patek Philippe and elegance… a match made in heaven.. the 5085 exudes a very elegant and sporty feel at the same time. Same as Ralph Lauren’s vintage Bugatti. The 5085 is gorgeous Patek, discontinued and a rare stainless steel production. … Continued
WE SHIP PATEK PHILIPPE WORLDWIDE DUBAI, KUWAIT, ITALY, CAYMAN ISLANDS, LONDON, SINGAPORE you name it we got it
when i saw this i had to have it in my collection..such a beautiful patina and warmth on the dial. the dauphine hands are also so elegant and vintagey, it was a watch I had to buy. the most exciting … Continued
such a striking beauty the classic royal oak 14790st with the blue dial.. it looks like a beautiful sculpture hosting a gorgeous kashmir color sapphire! I am absolutely stunned by the marvelous satin finish polish on the bracelet and bezel … Continued
I am so fond of the Genta design I put a lot of effort in sourcing this very sought after model in all it’s variations. I love them all, bought them all,worn them all , sold them all. If you … Continued
#patekphilippe production is already limited but when they make #limitededition pieces you can be sure you’re sitting on a gold mine. This reference #5125p #annualcalendar with sword hands and red second markers has been produced in only 100 pieces cased in platinum to celebrate the 125th … Continued
Lets talk about limited edition #patekphilippe , these #pagoda were made to celebrate the new manufacturing center of the firm. It is said Patek destroyed the machinery used to make these models so they could never be reproduced. 1100 pieces in yellow gold and … Continued
this Rolex is the crown jewel of our collection. It is the only Rose gold pre daytona known out there and a very , very rare piece in tip top condition. It was once owned by Eric Clapton.. Waiting for … Continued
the 5712R is just sooo sexy! follow me on instagram @morillo55 in our collection for sale…
Many second hand Patek Philippe time pieces come with an “extract from the archives” . What is it ? Regrettably many watch owners don’t keep their original certificate (not to mention the boxes) and when they come to sell their … Continued
Today I wanted to educate first time Patek buyers to what is a sealed Patek set . The top of the pops in Patek collecting is when the watch is New and SEALED. So what is this seal you will … Continued
If you’ve been following me lately you probably realized the focus has been mainly on Patek Philippe watches. The reasons are many and I will share them with you so that you also will realize no other investment is as … Continued
There is a watch I am super fond of and that’s the Patek Philippe Nautilus. Designed by Gerald Genta in 1976 , it is still actual today after 30 years. Inspired by the porthole of a ship with it’s octagonal … Continued
John Goldberger is an italian collector of superlative vintage watches. He authored the book “100 superlative Rolex Watches” and some others. Hodinkee and Ben Clymer sat down with him and shot his collection. Check John’s website, its beautiful! http://www.johngoldbergerwatches.com/ Enjoy!
This sunday Christie’s had a special auction celebrating the anniversary of the uber famous Rolex Daytona. They collected 50 prime examples ranging from early models and Paul Newman dials to modern contemporary exotics such as the Daytona beach. Sale prices … Continued
Roger Federer has been a Rolex spokesperson for quite a few years. In this video which I love he shares his favorite timepieces and the story connected to it. The watches I personally wear also have a story.. Share yours … Continued
The venerable Thierry Stern is Patek Philippe’s president. He oversees production along with sales and is able to feel the pulse of what is demanded from his brand by the retailers (only 400 selected worldwide!) and the end user. If … Continued
There is an old Rolex slogan that goes : “MEN WHO GUIDE THE DESTINIES OF THE WORLD WEAR ROLEX WATCHES” … Well that is certainly true! Today let’s take a look at all the coolest men wearing Rolex starting from … Continued
Continuing on yesterdays post, I am pretty sure Alfredo Paramico and another dear friend of mine have their eyes on it… Eric Clapton is a mega watch collector and has many many coveted time candies. enjoy the Hodinkee video! … Continued
The luxury watch market has been soaring in the past few years and with interests payed by banks being so low investors are getting more and more attracted to my market. I completely understand my prospective buyer when buying a … Continued
Today ladies aren’t wearing anymore lady size time pieces! they go for 40mm – 42mm sports watches just like the guys do! You want to make your wife happy buy her a ROLEX DAYTONA!! but the very first … Continued
I really enjoyed this video of John Mayer discussing his collection with Ben Clymer from Hodinkee. I hope you enjoy it too! incredible Rolex and Patek being showcased and spoken about, a true pleasure for all of us! … Continued
So people ask me “what’s the hottest Rolex today?” IMHO the Rose Gold Daytona on the alligator strap… Rose Gold is having a renaissance this year since brown is the color of 2013-2014. The Daytona reference 116515LN is the watch … Continued
Hello Everybody! It’s been a long journey until I got here…At last the retail location,the website and the company are all set to go… Follow me on istagram @morillo55 , follow me on tumblr milanesegiangi.tumblr.com and follow me on this … Continued