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14 Mar 2019

The Rolex Explorer II Ref.1655 was always something of an ugly duckling. Launched in 1971, and following on from successive successes in the Explorer, Submariner and GMT, this tool watch received a rather more muted reception. Maybe it was too niche, targeted at explorers who needed to know whether it was day or night, the 24hr bezel being fixed and unable to be used for a second time zone. Cavers and speleologists did not have the same glamour as climbers, pilots and divers. Maybe the styling was too loud and ‘70s, but whatever the reason it did not sell well. Lot 113 in Dreweatts’ auction on 13 March was an early example of this reference in lightly worn condition, complete with box and papers and offered for sale by the original purchaser. Strong bidding saw the final price sail over the top estimate, achieving a hammer price of £22,000 which is a new international record for a Ref. 1655 without a retailer-signed dial. We are now inviting entries for our summer auction calendar. Please contact us for a free valuation. #dreweatts #donningtonpriory #finewatches #rolex #rolexexplorer #speleology #rolexexplorerII

The Rolex Explorer II Ref.1655 was always something of an ugly duckling. Launched in 1971, and following on from successive successes in the Explorer, Submariner and

23 Jan 2019

We are currently welcoming consignments for our Fine Jewellery, Watches, Silver and Objects of Vertu auction this March. On Tuesday 29 January join us at Dreweatts London where our watch specialist Nick Mann will be available for free appraisals from 10.30am-3pm | 16-17 Pall Mall, London. Already consigned | Rolex, Explorer II, Ref. 1655, stainless steel bracelet watch with 24 hour indicator, no. 3181543, circa 1972 | Est. £10,000 – £15,000 (+fees) #dreweatts #pallmall #watches #rolex #rolexexplorer #watchauction #auction #finewatches #valuationday

We are currently welcoming consignments for our Fine Jewellery, Watches, Silver and Objects of Vertu auction this March. On Tuesday 29 January join us at Dreweatts

08 Nov 2018

The catalogue is now online for Fine Jewellery, Watches, Silver and Objects of Vertu. The auction will take place later this month on the 28 November. The sale will include a beautiful collection of pieces, featuring brands such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Georg Jensen, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and F. Moroni. Visit our website to view the full catalogue! #dreweatts #donningtonpriory #finejewellery #antiquesilver #finewatches #jewelleryauction #rolex #vintagerolex #vancleefarpels #cartier #patekphilippewatch #georgjensen #georgjensensilver #danishdesign

The catalogue is now online for Fine Jewellery, Watches, Silver and Objects of Vertu. The auction will take place later this month on the 28 November.

06 Sep 2018

Here we have an intriguing Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back from 1945. Inscribed on the back is the name ‘J. R. Stoop’. With some research we discovered this to be ‘Dickie’ Stoop, a Flight Lieutenant in WWII. He was one of the first men to race at Goodwood, driving MG around the perimeter track while it was still RAF Westhampnett. Post-war Dickie Stoop became a test pilot but also followed his passion for motor racing, competing at Le Mans, the Mille Miglia, at Spa and at race tracks throughout the UK driving a Frazer Nash and later a Porsche.Watches and Luxury Accessories | On View from Sunday, 10am-2pm#dreweatts #donningtonpriory #watches #rolex #vintagerolex #oysterperpetual #watchauction

Here we have an intriguing Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back from 1945. Inscribed on the back is the name ‘J. R. Stoop’. With some research we

31 Aug 2018

Next Tuesday we will have selected watch highlights from our upcoming auction on view in London | 10am-5pm | 16-17 Pall MallAs well as the vintage Heuer collection, included in the selection is this rare Rolex Oysterdate Perpetual Rite Time.Made in 1954 this was the last model specifically made for the Canadian market. The reference 6518 is unusual enough, but fewer of them bear the text ‘Rite Time’ above the 6 o’clock and even fewer of them have the early calibre 1000 movement. Truly remarkable is the dial which is in astonishingly good condition for its 64 years. Set in an only lightly worn case this collectable little time-capsule is extremely covetable.#dreweatts #pallmall #watchauction #rolex #vintagewatches #ritetime #vintagerolex

Next Tuesday we will have selected watch highlights from our upcoming auction on view in London | 10am-5pm | 16-17 Pall Mall As well as the

09 May 2017

Remember tomorrow is our Jewellery,…

Remember tomorrow is our Jewellery, Silver & Watches auction! #jewellery #silver #watches #spring #auction #rolex… https://t.co/9G3jxmd7Kv