Vintage Rolex is Booming Trendy in Asia - Report of HK & Singapore Trip......

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Vintage Rolex is Booming Trendy in Asia - Report of HK & Singapore Trip......

Joined: October 4th, 2006, 9:33 pm

April 9th, 2012, 10:36 pm #1







Overwelmend of the impressions of my latest Asia trip, I can tell you that vintage Rolex is booming and very populair with trendy asians that like to personalise their own style. What better you can do by buying yourself a vintage Rolex, mostly unique in it's look, different from new everybody around you has, more history and honest values, lot's of different details that make it hard to understand correctly, one has to understand before to spend, adjustable to your charisma, already investment proof and very addictive. Top ingredients that are already very trendy for all in Singapore, KL, Jakarta and off course Hong Kong but also for those massive China mainlanders within the next 5 years. Everywhere where I come, I meet great guys that are 'infected' by the Vintage Rolex Bug. All are searching for more information, certainty and trust which shows me that the interest to understand vintage Rolex is massive. Many are ready to step in and join the passion. It's therefore great to experience that I meet so many interesting people that care to discuss the wonders of our beloved brand. So let's start in my home town Maastricht and go, this time only, backwards to see what I experienced in Hong Kong and Singapore..



Ready to go..


Leaving cold and grey Holland..


Hong Kong, here we come


Detail of late 19 century Goyard travelcase..


Vintage Rolex at new vintage concept store by previous collector Thomas & hardcore trader Mauricio ( we know of his nice Watches in Roma shop )


This already shows us that the focus in our market in offering vintage Rolex has switched over the world from Italia to Hong Kong..



Milgauss 6541..



6062 with big, as it reads, Serpico Y Laino print..



Fine selcection of rare Rolex Submariners...



Elegant design interior..



Vintage Panerai spread..





Huge Rolex Daytona selection ...



Full Rolex Comex set..



More exotics in the window..



Vintage Panerai, Comex and Military...all respresented



Always bussy cleaning up to improve..



Hong Kong Central..



Great place to hang around, have some nice food and relax with some friends..










Every evening is party time


Up to Sotheby's, that told me that they will start a permanent sales room in HK to meet up to their clients needs. That is that most asian clients want to buy immediatly and not wait till the actual auction. This phenomenon is called " Privat Treaty " which officially means 'a sale of property at a price agreed on by the seller and buyer without an intervening auction'. So a permanent Sotheby's store opened for their best clients to shop around their exclusive collection of fine and rare art, jewelry, watches etc. Logic move that tells us how rapidly the market is changing towards Asia.



Estimate: $ 50 million, each!




Sotheby's Private Treaty offer also includes a nice collection of rare timepieces..


Philippe Dufour


Stunning PPC Elefant Cloisonné..


Giant solar window...



Nice pinkgold PPC with cloisonée dial..



The pinkgold Rolex 6062 stelline that will be auctioned in Geneva next month May auction...



Caseback back stamp..



And movement picture...



Time for lunch near Nathan Road..






Never seen a Apple Store so continuously crowed, from beginning till end of the day, there was a que for their kassa's...



Little green spot hidden in HK..



You don't know where to go... so you ask, instantly a screen pops up and drafts you the direction to your location, brillant!



Always clean...



and happy to part of it..



Harbor City..




Up to Singapore... I love this Airport!



Koi's...



Dragons...



Butterfly's... At first I thought it was the smokers lounche, then it said Butterfly Garden



Wacko monkey das..



The new DFS Gallery in Singapore, super cool!!



Totally different then the rest, much more warm and elegant to shop



Aventador, everywhere



I really loved the new concept store Malmaison of The Hour Glass, super cool experience!!



Their super cool CEO is a vivid vintage Rolex collector and has part of his stunning collection on display..


















Outside, Singapore is very crowed for shopping


Exclusive cars everywhere...




Fell in love with this one!


The monostore shops are so big as we have departments stores back home..


Food can be excellent and cheap..




But also very expencive when the location changes. Here at Asia's Flagship store of LV..


A 4 story building floating on water for the highest sq meter prize in the world..


giving their clients a spectacular view of Singapore..


displaying all LV products nice and spaciously, as if it wouldn't cost anything



vintage LV luggage..








Going out with the Revolution Watch Magazine gang...




Again, everywhere




One tourbillon is no tourbillon.... Creative masterpiece from Roger Dubais



specially made for CEO Wei Koh of Revolution Magazine



Revolutions beautiful vintage Rolex article ( www.revo-online.com )






Very artistic and yes, it was painful he told me


Another day, different tourbillon



Elegant!



Freaky!





Wild drive!



lol



Perfect fit!



At night, it's even more impressive!



Quick healthy lunch..



Rolex Singapore Service Center,



Ready while waiting, that's service!



Bigger, Better, Best!









Meeting up with Jakarta Gang



Singapore Skyline..




Maastricht Skyline..


Hope you like it! Many thanks to those that took so great care of me during this trip. See you all end next month again for the first Asia Rolex Passion Meeting!

Back home in Maastricht... right on time for Eastern

Best to you all! Rg.Philipp
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Joined: August 31st, 2010, 3:35 am

April 9th, 2012, 10:54 pm #2

Wow that was fun! Great pics and amazing watches. Thanks for sharing
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Joined: February 7th, 2005, 5:57 am

April 10th, 2012, 12:03 am #3







Overwelmend of the impressions of my latest Asia trip, I can tell you that vintage Rolex is booming and very populair with trendy asians that like to personalise their own style. What better you can do by buying yourself a vintage Rolex, mostly unique in it's look, different from new everybody around you has, more history and honest values, lot's of different details that make it hard to understand correctly, one has to understand before to spend, adjustable to your charisma, already investment proof and very addictive. Top ingredients that are already very trendy for all in Singapore, KL, Jakarta and off course Hong Kong but also for those massive China mainlanders within the next 5 years. Everywhere where I come, I meet great guys that are 'infected' by the Vintage Rolex Bug. All are searching for more information, certainty and trust which shows me that the interest to understand vintage Rolex is massive. Many are ready to step in and join the passion. It's therefore great to experience that I meet so many interesting people that care to discuss the wonders of our beloved brand. So let's start in my home town Maastricht and go, this time only, backwards to see what I experienced in Hong Kong and Singapore..



Ready to go..


Leaving cold and grey Holland..


Hong Kong, here we come


Detail of late 19 century Goyard travelcase..


Vintage Rolex at new vintage concept store by previous collector Thomas & hardcore trader Mauricio ( we know of his nice Watches in Roma shop )


This already shows us that the focus in our market in offering vintage Rolex has switched over the world from Italia to Hong Kong..



Milgauss 6541..



6062 with big, as it reads, Serpico Y Laino print..



Fine selcection of rare Rolex Submariners...



Elegant design interior..



Vintage Panerai spread..





Huge Rolex Daytona selection ...



Full Rolex Comex set..



More exotics in the window..



Vintage Panerai, Comex and Military...all respresented



Always bussy cleaning up to improve..



Hong Kong Central..



Great place to hang around, have some nice food and relax with some friends..










Every evening is party time


Up to Sotheby's, that told me that they will start a permanent sales room in HK to meet up to their clients needs. That is that most asian clients want to buy immediatly and not wait till the actual auction. This phenomenon is called " Privat Treaty " which officially means 'a sale of property at a price agreed on by the seller and buyer without an intervening auction'. So a permanent Sotheby's store opened for their best clients to shop around their exclusive collection of fine and rare art, jewelry, watches etc. Logic move that tells us how rapidly the market is changing towards Asia.



Estimate: $ 50 million, each!




Sotheby's Private Treaty offer also includes a nice collection of rare timepieces..


Philippe Dufour


Stunning PPC Elefant Cloisonné..


Giant solar window...



Nice pinkgold PPC with cloisonée dial..



The pinkgold Rolex 6062 stelline that will be auctioned in Geneva next month May auction...



Caseback back stamp..



And movement picture...



Time for lunch near Nathan Road..






Never seen a Apple Store so continuously crowed, from beginning till end of the day, there was a que for their kassa's...



Little green spot hidden in HK..



You don't know where to go... so you ask, instantly a screen pops up and drafts you the direction to your location, brillant!



Always clean...



and happy to part of it..



Harbor City..




Up to Singapore... I love this Airport!



Koi's...



Dragons...



Butterfly's... At first I thought it was the smokers lounche, then it said Butterfly Garden



Wacko monkey das..



The new DFS Gallery in Singapore, super cool!!



Totally different then the rest, much more warm and elegant to shop



Aventador, everywhere



I really loved the new concept store Malmaison of The Hour Glass, super cool experience!!



Their super cool CEO is a vivid vintage Rolex collector and has part of his stunning collection on display..


















Outside, Singapore is very crowed for shopping


Exclusive cars everywhere...




Fell in love with this one!


The monostore shops are so big as we have departments stores back home..


Food can be excellent and cheap..




But also very expencive when the location changes. Here at Asia's Flagship store of LV..


A 4 story building floating on water for the highest sq meter prize in the world..


giving their clients a spectacular view of Singapore..


displaying all LV products nice and spaciously, as if it wouldn't cost anything



vintage LV luggage..








Going out with the Revolution Watch Magazine gang...




Again, everywhere




One tourbillon is no tourbillon.... Creative masterpiece from Roger Dubais



specially made for CEO Wei Koh of Revolution Magazine



Revolutions beautiful vintage Rolex article ( www.revo-online.com )






Very artistic and yes, it was painful he told me


Another day, different tourbillon



Elegant!



Freaky!





Wild drive!



lol



Perfect fit!



At night, it's even more impressive!



Quick healthy lunch..



Rolex Singapore Service Center,



Ready while waiting, that's service!



Bigger, Better, Best!









Meeting up with Jakarta Gang



Singapore Skyline..




Maastricht Skyline..


Hope you like it! Many thanks to those that took so great care of me during this trip. See you all end next month again for the first Asia Rolex Passion Meeting!

Back home in Maastricht... right on time for Eastern

Best to you all! Rg.Philipp
You manage to capture the very essence of a city congratulations, and thank you.
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Joined: April 3rd, 2010, 10:54 am

April 10th, 2012, 12:15 am #4







Overwelmend of the impressions of my latest Asia trip, I can tell you that vintage Rolex is booming and very populair with trendy asians that like to personalise their own style. What better you can do by buying yourself a vintage Rolex, mostly unique in it's look, different from new everybody around you has, more history and honest values, lot's of different details that make it hard to understand correctly, one has to understand before to spend, adjustable to your charisma, already investment proof and very addictive. Top ingredients that are already very trendy for all in Singapore, KL, Jakarta and off course Hong Kong but also for those massive China mainlanders within the next 5 years. Everywhere where I come, I meet great guys that are 'infected' by the Vintage Rolex Bug. All are searching for more information, certainty and trust which shows me that the interest to understand vintage Rolex is massive. Many are ready to step in and join the passion. It's therefore great to experience that I meet so many interesting people that care to discuss the wonders of our beloved brand. So let's start in my home town Maastricht and go, this time only, backwards to see what I experienced in Hong Kong and Singapore..



Ready to go..


Leaving cold and grey Holland..


Hong Kong, here we come


Detail of late 19 century Goyard travelcase..


Vintage Rolex at new vintage concept store by previous collector Thomas & hardcore trader Mauricio ( we know of his nice Watches in Roma shop )


This already shows us that the focus in our market in offering vintage Rolex has switched over the world from Italia to Hong Kong..



Milgauss 6541..



6062 with big, as it reads, Serpico Y Laino print..



Fine selcection of rare Rolex Submariners...



Elegant design interior..



Vintage Panerai spread..





Huge Rolex Daytona selection ...



Full Rolex Comex set..



More exotics in the window..



Vintage Panerai, Comex and Military...all respresented



Always bussy cleaning up to improve..



Hong Kong Central..



Great place to hang around, have some nice food and relax with some friends..










Every evening is party time


Up to Sotheby's, that told me that they will start a permanent sales room in HK to meet up to their clients needs. That is that most asian clients want to buy immediatly and not wait till the actual auction. This phenomenon is called " Privat Treaty " which officially means 'a sale of property at a price agreed on by the seller and buyer without an intervening auction'. So a permanent Sotheby's store opened for their best clients to shop around their exclusive collection of fine and rare art, jewelry, watches etc. Logic move that tells us how rapidly the market is changing towards Asia.



Estimate: $ 50 million, each!




Sotheby's Private Treaty offer also includes a nice collection of rare timepieces..


Philippe Dufour


Stunning PPC Elefant Cloisonné..


Giant solar window...



Nice pinkgold PPC with cloisonée dial..



The pinkgold Rolex 6062 stelline that will be auctioned in Geneva next month May auction...



Caseback back stamp..



And movement picture...



Time for lunch near Nathan Road..






Never seen a Apple Store so continuously crowed, from beginning till end of the day, there was a que for their kassa's...



Little green spot hidden in HK..



You don't know where to go... so you ask, instantly a screen pops up and drafts you the direction to your location, brillant!



Always clean...



and happy to part of it..



Harbor City..




Up to Singapore... I love this Airport!



Koi's...



Dragons...



Butterfly's... At first I thought it was the smokers lounche, then it said Butterfly Garden



Wacko monkey das..



The new DFS Gallery in Singapore, super cool!!



Totally different then the rest, much more warm and elegant to shop



Aventador, everywhere



I really loved the new concept store Malmaison of The Hour Glass, super cool experience!!



Their super cool CEO is a vivid vintage Rolex collector and has part of his stunning collection on display..


















Outside, Singapore is very crowed for shopping


Exclusive cars everywhere...




Fell in love with this one!


The monostore shops are so big as we have departments stores back home..


Food can be excellent and cheap..




But also very expencive when the location changes. Here at Asia's Flagship store of LV..


A 4 story building floating on water for the highest sq meter prize in the world..


giving their clients a spectacular view of Singapore..


displaying all LV products nice and spaciously, as if it wouldn't cost anything



vintage LV luggage..








Going out with the Revolution Watch Magazine gang...




Again, everywhere




One tourbillon is no tourbillon.... Creative masterpiece from Roger Dubais



specially made for CEO Wei Koh of Revolution Magazine



Revolutions beautiful vintage Rolex article ( www.revo-online.com )






Very artistic and yes, it was painful he told me


Another day, different tourbillon



Elegant!



Freaky!





Wild drive!



lol



Perfect fit!



At night, it's even more impressive!



Quick healthy lunch..



Rolex Singapore Service Center,



Ready while waiting, that's service!



Bigger, Better, Best!









Meeting up with Jakarta Gang



Singapore Skyline..




Maastricht Skyline..


Hope you like it! Many thanks to those that took so great care of me during this trip. See you all end next month again for the first Asia Rolex Passion Meeting!

Back home in Maastricht... right on time for Eastern

Best to you all! Rg.Philipp
Great report as always, P!!!!
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Joined: May 2nd, 2010, 9:11 pm

April 10th, 2012, 12:35 am #5







Overwelmend of the impressions of my latest Asia trip, I can tell you that vintage Rolex is booming and very populair with trendy asians that like to personalise their own style. What better you can do by buying yourself a vintage Rolex, mostly unique in it's look, different from new everybody around you has, more history and honest values, lot's of different details that make it hard to understand correctly, one has to understand before to spend, adjustable to your charisma, already investment proof and very addictive. Top ingredients that are already very trendy for all in Singapore, KL, Jakarta and off course Hong Kong but also for those massive China mainlanders within the next 5 years. Everywhere where I come, I meet great guys that are 'infected' by the Vintage Rolex Bug. All are searching for more information, certainty and trust which shows me that the interest to understand vintage Rolex is massive. Many are ready to step in and join the passion. It's therefore great to experience that I meet so many interesting people that care to discuss the wonders of our beloved brand. So let's start in my home town Maastricht and go, this time only, backwards to see what I experienced in Hong Kong and Singapore..



Ready to go..


Leaving cold and grey Holland..


Hong Kong, here we come


Detail of late 19 century Goyard travelcase..


Vintage Rolex at new vintage concept store by previous collector Thomas & hardcore trader Mauricio ( we know of his nice Watches in Roma shop )


This already shows us that the focus in our market in offering vintage Rolex has switched over the world from Italia to Hong Kong..



Milgauss 6541..



6062 with big, as it reads, Serpico Y Laino print..



Fine selcection of rare Rolex Submariners...



Elegant design interior..



Vintage Panerai spread..





Huge Rolex Daytona selection ...



Full Rolex Comex set..



More exotics in the window..



Vintage Panerai, Comex and Military...all respresented



Always bussy cleaning up to improve..



Hong Kong Central..



Great place to hang around, have some nice food and relax with some friends..










Every evening is party time


Up to Sotheby's, that told me that they will start a permanent sales room in HK to meet up to their clients needs. That is that most asian clients want to buy immediatly and not wait till the actual auction. This phenomenon is called " Privat Treaty " which officially means 'a sale of property at a price agreed on by the seller and buyer without an intervening auction'. So a permanent Sotheby's store opened for their best clients to shop around their exclusive collection of fine and rare art, jewelry, watches etc. Logic move that tells us how rapidly the market is changing towards Asia.



Estimate: $ 50 million, each!




Sotheby's Private Treaty offer also includes a nice collection of rare timepieces..


Philippe Dufour


Stunning PPC Elefant Cloisonné..


Giant solar window...



Nice pinkgold PPC with cloisonée dial..



The pinkgold Rolex 6062 stelline that will be auctioned in Geneva next month May auction...



Caseback back stamp..



And movement picture...



Time for lunch near Nathan Road..






Never seen a Apple Store so continuously crowed, from beginning till end of the day, there was a que for their kassa's...



Little green spot hidden in HK..



You don't know where to go... so you ask, instantly a screen pops up and drafts you the direction to your location, brillant!



Always clean...



and happy to part of it..



Harbor City..




Up to Singapore... I love this Airport!



Koi's...



Dragons...



Butterfly's... At first I thought it was the smokers lounche, then it said Butterfly Garden



Wacko monkey das..



The new DFS Gallery in Singapore, super cool!!



Totally different then the rest, much more warm and elegant to shop



Aventador, everywhere



I really loved the new concept store Malmaison of The Hour Glass, super cool experience!!



Their super cool CEO is a vivid vintage Rolex collector and has part of his stunning collection on display..


















Outside, Singapore is very crowed for shopping


Exclusive cars everywhere...




Fell in love with this one!


The monostore shops are so big as we have departments stores back home..


Food can be excellent and cheap..




But also very expencive when the location changes. Here at Asia's Flagship store of LV..


A 4 story building floating on water for the highest sq meter prize in the world..


giving their clients a spectacular view of Singapore..


displaying all LV products nice and spaciously, as if it wouldn't cost anything



vintage LV luggage..








Going out with the Revolution Watch Magazine gang...




Again, everywhere




One tourbillon is no tourbillon.... Creative masterpiece from Roger Dubais



specially made for CEO Wei Koh of Revolution Magazine



Revolutions beautiful vintage Rolex article ( www.revo-online.com )






Very artistic and yes, it was painful he told me


Another day, different tourbillon



Elegant!



Freaky!





Wild drive!



lol



Perfect fit!



At night, it's even more impressive!



Quick healthy lunch..



Rolex Singapore Service Center,



Ready while waiting, that's service!



Bigger, Better, Best!









Meeting up with Jakarta Gang



Singapore Skyline..




Maastricht Skyline..


Hope you like it! Many thanks to those that took so great care of me during this trip. See you all end next month again for the first Asia Rolex Passion Meeting!

Back home in Maastricht... right on time for Eastern

Best to you all! Rg.Philipp
Spec-Freaking-Tacular!!!!
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April 10th, 2012, 12:38 am #6

Wow that was fun! Great pics and amazing watches. Thanks for sharing
Great pics dude! I think I see my cousin in some of these pics!
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Joined: February 27th, 2012, 11:42 pm

April 10th, 2012, 12:48 am #7







Overwelmend of the impressions of my latest Asia trip, I can tell you that vintage Rolex is booming and very populair with trendy asians that like to personalise their own style. What better you can do by buying yourself a vintage Rolex, mostly unique in it's look, different from new everybody around you has, more history and honest values, lot's of different details that make it hard to understand correctly, one has to understand before to spend, adjustable to your charisma, already investment proof and very addictive. Top ingredients that are already very trendy for all in Singapore, KL, Jakarta and off course Hong Kong but also for those massive China mainlanders within the next 5 years. Everywhere where I come, I meet great guys that are 'infected' by the Vintage Rolex Bug. All are searching for more information, certainty and trust which shows me that the interest to understand vintage Rolex is massive. Many are ready to step in and join the passion. It's therefore great to experience that I meet so many interesting people that care to discuss the wonders of our beloved brand. So let's start in my home town Maastricht and go, this time only, backwards to see what I experienced in Hong Kong and Singapore..



Ready to go..


Leaving cold and grey Holland..


Hong Kong, here we come


Detail of late 19 century Goyard travelcase..


Vintage Rolex at new vintage concept store by previous collector Thomas & hardcore trader Mauricio ( we know of his nice Watches in Roma shop )


This already shows us that the focus in our market in offering vintage Rolex has switched over the world from Italia to Hong Kong..



Milgauss 6541..



6062 with big, as it reads, Serpico Y Laino print..



Fine selcection of rare Rolex Submariners...



Elegant design interior..



Vintage Panerai spread..





Huge Rolex Daytona selection ...



Full Rolex Comex set..



More exotics in the window..



Vintage Panerai, Comex and Military...all respresented



Always bussy cleaning up to improve..



Hong Kong Central..



Great place to hang around, have some nice food and relax with some friends..










Every evening is party time


Up to Sotheby's, that told me that they will start a permanent sales room in HK to meet up to their clients needs. That is that most asian clients want to buy immediatly and not wait till the actual auction. This phenomenon is called " Privat Treaty " which officially means 'a sale of property at a price agreed on by the seller and buyer without an intervening auction'. So a permanent Sotheby's store opened for their best clients to shop around their exclusive collection of fine and rare art, jewelry, watches etc. Logic move that tells us how rapidly the market is changing towards Asia.



Estimate: $ 50 million, each!




Sotheby's Private Treaty offer also includes a nice collection of rare timepieces..


Philippe Dufour


Stunning PPC Elefant Cloisonné..


Giant solar window...



Nice pinkgold PPC with cloisonée dial..



The pinkgold Rolex 6062 stelline that will be auctioned in Geneva next month May auction...



Caseback back stamp..



And movement picture...



Time for lunch near Nathan Road..






Never seen a Apple Store so continuously crowed, from beginning till end of the day, there was a que for their kassa's...



Little green spot hidden in HK..



You don't know where to go... so you ask, instantly a screen pops up and drafts you the direction to your location, brillant!



Always clean...



and happy to part of it..



Harbor City..




Up to Singapore... I love this Airport!



Koi's...



Dragons...



Butterfly's... At first I thought it was the smokers lounche, then it said Butterfly Garden



Wacko monkey das..



The new DFS Gallery in Singapore, super cool!!



Totally different then the rest, much more warm and elegant to shop



Aventador, everywhere



I really loved the new concept store Malmaison of The Hour Glass, super cool experience!!



Their super cool CEO is a vivid vintage Rolex collector and has part of his stunning collection on display..


















Outside, Singapore is very crowed for shopping


Exclusive cars everywhere...




Fell in love with this one!


The monostore shops are so big as we have departments stores back home..


Food can be excellent and cheap..




But also very expencive when the location changes. Here at Asia's Flagship store of LV..


A 4 story building floating on water for the highest sq meter prize in the world..


giving their clients a spectacular view of Singapore..


displaying all LV products nice and spaciously, as if it wouldn't cost anything



vintage LV luggage..








Going out with the Revolution Watch Magazine gang...




Again, everywhere




One tourbillon is no tourbillon.... Creative masterpiece from Roger Dubais



specially made for CEO Wei Koh of Revolution Magazine



Revolutions beautiful vintage Rolex article ( www.revo-online.com )






Very artistic and yes, it was painful he told me


Another day, different tourbillon



Elegant!



Freaky!





Wild drive!



lol



Perfect fit!



At night, it's even more impressive!



Quick healthy lunch..



Rolex Singapore Service Center,



Ready while waiting, that's service!



Bigger, Better, Best!









Meeting up with Jakarta Gang



Singapore Skyline..




Maastricht Skyline..


Hope you like it! Many thanks to those that took so great care of me during this trip. See you all end next month again for the first Asia Rolex Passion Meeting!

Back home in Maastricht... right on time for Eastern

Best to you all! Rg.Philipp
Philipp, u visited my home country Singapore! I see you're well acquainted with the abundance of Italian supercars and one of my absolute favourite foods - hainanese chicken rice. I feel somewhat like the vintage rolex scene in Singapore isn't flourishing as much as you might describe, a majority of retail vintage pieces remain unsold for long periods and the very finest ones never make it to market and simply change hands between the established collectors (many low profile, unassuming ones). Nevertheless, thanks for the photos and writeup, I need to see the personal collection of THG's CEO!
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April 10th, 2012, 1:00 am #8







Overwelmend of the impressions of my latest Asia trip, I can tell you that vintage Rolex is booming and very populair with trendy asians that like to personalise their own style. What better you can do by buying yourself a vintage Rolex, mostly unique in it's look, different from new everybody around you has, more history and honest values, lot's of different details that make it hard to understand correctly, one has to understand before to spend, adjustable to your charisma, already investment proof and very addictive. Top ingredients that are already very trendy for all in Singapore, KL, Jakarta and off course Hong Kong but also for those massive China mainlanders within the next 5 years. Everywhere where I come, I meet great guys that are 'infected' by the Vintage Rolex Bug. All are searching for more information, certainty and trust which shows me that the interest to understand vintage Rolex is massive. Many are ready to step in and join the passion. It's therefore great to experience that I meet so many interesting people that care to discuss the wonders of our beloved brand. So let's start in my home town Maastricht and go, this time only, backwards to see what I experienced in Hong Kong and Singapore..



Ready to go..


Leaving cold and grey Holland..


Hong Kong, here we come


Detail of late 19 century Goyard travelcase..


Vintage Rolex at new vintage concept store by previous collector Thomas & hardcore trader Mauricio ( we know of his nice Watches in Roma shop )


This already shows us that the focus in our market in offering vintage Rolex has switched over the world from Italia to Hong Kong..



Milgauss 6541..



6062 with big, as it reads, Serpico Y Laino print..



Fine selcection of rare Rolex Submariners...



Elegant design interior..



Vintage Panerai spread..





Huge Rolex Daytona selection ...



Full Rolex Comex set..



More exotics in the window..



Vintage Panerai, Comex and Military...all respresented



Always bussy cleaning up to improve..



Hong Kong Central..



Great place to hang around, have some nice food and relax with some friends..










Every evening is party time


Up to Sotheby's, that told me that they will start a permanent sales room in HK to meet up to their clients needs. That is that most asian clients want to buy immediatly and not wait till the actual auction. This phenomenon is called " Privat Treaty " which officially means 'a sale of property at a price agreed on by the seller and buyer without an intervening auction'. So a permanent Sotheby's store opened for their best clients to shop around their exclusive collection of fine and rare art, jewelry, watches etc. Logic move that tells us how rapidly the market is changing towards Asia.



Estimate: $ 50 million, each!




Sotheby's Private Treaty offer also includes a nice collection of rare timepieces..


Philippe Dufour


Stunning PPC Elefant Cloisonné..


Giant solar window...



Nice pinkgold PPC with cloisonée dial..



The pinkgold Rolex 6062 stelline that will be auctioned in Geneva next month May auction...



Caseback back stamp..



And movement picture...



Time for lunch near Nathan Road..






Never seen a Apple Store so continuously crowed, from beginning till end of the day, there was a que for their kassa's...



Little green spot hidden in HK..



You don't know where to go... so you ask, instantly a screen pops up and drafts you the direction to your location, brillant!



Always clean...



and happy to part of it..



Harbor City..




Up to Singapore... I love this Airport!



Koi's...



Dragons...



Butterfly's... At first I thought it was the smokers lounche, then it said Butterfly Garden



Wacko monkey das..



The new DFS Gallery in Singapore, super cool!!



Totally different then the rest, much more warm and elegant to shop



Aventador, everywhere



I really loved the new concept store Malmaison of The Hour Glass, super cool experience!!



Their super cool CEO is a vivid vintage Rolex collector and has part of his stunning collection on display..


















Outside, Singapore is very crowed for shopping


Exclusive cars everywhere...




Fell in love with this one!


The monostore shops are so big as we have departments stores back home..


Food can be excellent and cheap..




But also very expencive when the location changes. Here at Asia's Flagship store of LV..


A 4 story building floating on water for the highest sq meter prize in the world..


giving their clients a spectacular view of Singapore..


displaying all LV products nice and spaciously, as if it wouldn't cost anything



vintage LV luggage..








Going out with the Revolution Watch Magazine gang...




Again, everywhere




One tourbillon is no tourbillon.... Creative masterpiece from Roger Dubais



specially made for CEO Wei Koh of Revolution Magazine



Revolutions beautiful vintage Rolex article ( www.revo-online.com )






Very artistic and yes, it was painful he told me


Another day, different tourbillon



Elegant!



Freaky!





Wild drive!



lol



Perfect fit!



At night, it's even more impressive!



Quick healthy lunch..



Rolex Singapore Service Center,



Ready while waiting, that's service!



Bigger, Better, Best!









Meeting up with Jakarta Gang



Singapore Skyline..




Maastricht Skyline..


Hope you like it! Many thanks to those that took so great care of me during this trip. See you all end next month again for the first Asia Rolex Passion Meeting!

Back home in Maastricht... right on time for Eastern

Best to you all! Rg.Philipp
Great post Philipp---Regards
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April 10th, 2012, 3:01 am #9







Overwelmend of the impressions of my latest Asia trip, I can tell you that vintage Rolex is booming and very populair with trendy asians that like to personalise their own style. What better you can do by buying yourself a vintage Rolex, mostly unique in it's look, different from new everybody around you has, more history and honest values, lot's of different details that make it hard to understand correctly, one has to understand before to spend, adjustable to your charisma, already investment proof and very addictive. Top ingredients that are already very trendy for all in Singapore, KL, Jakarta and off course Hong Kong but also for those massive China mainlanders within the next 5 years. Everywhere where I come, I meet great guys that are 'infected' by the Vintage Rolex Bug. All are searching for more information, certainty and trust which shows me that the interest to understand vintage Rolex is massive. Many are ready to step in and join the passion. It's therefore great to experience that I meet so many interesting people that care to discuss the wonders of our beloved brand. So let's start in my home town Maastricht and go, this time only, backwards to see what I experienced in Hong Kong and Singapore..



Ready to go..


Leaving cold and grey Holland..


Hong Kong, here we come


Detail of late 19 century Goyard travelcase..


Vintage Rolex at new vintage concept store by previous collector Thomas & hardcore trader Mauricio ( we know of his nice Watches in Roma shop )


This already shows us that the focus in our market in offering vintage Rolex has switched over the world from Italia to Hong Kong..



Milgauss 6541..



6062 with big, as it reads, Serpico Y Laino print..



Fine selcection of rare Rolex Submariners...



Elegant design interior..



Vintage Panerai spread..





Huge Rolex Daytona selection ...



Full Rolex Comex set..



More exotics in the window..



Vintage Panerai, Comex and Military...all respresented



Always bussy cleaning up to improve..



Hong Kong Central..



Great place to hang around, have some nice food and relax with some friends..










Every evening is party time


Up to Sotheby's, that told me that they will start a permanent sales room in HK to meet up to their clients needs. That is that most asian clients want to buy immediatly and not wait till the actual auction. This phenomenon is called " Privat Treaty " which officially means 'a sale of property at a price agreed on by the seller and buyer without an intervening auction'. So a permanent Sotheby's store opened for their best clients to shop around their exclusive collection of fine and rare art, jewelry, watches etc. Logic move that tells us how rapidly the market is changing towards Asia.



Estimate: $ 50 million, each!




Sotheby's Private Treaty offer also includes a nice collection of rare timepieces..


Philippe Dufour


Stunning PPC Elefant Cloisonné..


Giant solar window...



Nice pinkgold PPC with cloisonée dial..



The pinkgold Rolex 6062 stelline that will be auctioned in Geneva next month May auction...



Caseback back stamp..



And movement picture...



Time for lunch near Nathan Road..






Never seen a Apple Store so continuously crowed, from beginning till end of the day, there was a que for their kassa's...



Little green spot hidden in HK..



You don't know where to go... so you ask, instantly a screen pops up and drafts you the direction to your location, brillant!



Always clean...



and happy to part of it..



Harbor City..




Up to Singapore... I love this Airport!



Koi's...



Dragons...



Butterfly's... At first I thought it was the smokers lounche, then it said Butterfly Garden



Wacko monkey das..



The new DFS Gallery in Singapore, super cool!!



Totally different then the rest, much more warm and elegant to shop



Aventador, everywhere



I really loved the new concept store Malmaison of The Hour Glass, super cool experience!!



Their super cool CEO is a vivid vintage Rolex collector and has part of his stunning collection on display..


















Outside, Singapore is very crowed for shopping


Exclusive cars everywhere...




Fell in love with this one!


The monostore shops are so big as we have departments stores back home..


Food can be excellent and cheap..




But also very expencive when the location changes. Here at Asia's Flagship store of LV..


A 4 story building floating on water for the highest sq meter prize in the world..


giving their clients a spectacular view of Singapore..


displaying all LV products nice and spaciously, as if it wouldn't cost anything



vintage LV luggage..








Going out with the Revolution Watch Magazine gang...




Again, everywhere




One tourbillon is no tourbillon.... Creative masterpiece from Roger Dubais



specially made for CEO Wei Koh of Revolution Magazine



Revolutions beautiful vintage Rolex article ( www.revo-online.com )






Very artistic and yes, it was painful he told me


Another day, different tourbillon



Elegant!



Freaky!





Wild drive!



lol



Perfect fit!



At night, it's even more impressive!



Quick healthy lunch..



Rolex Singapore Service Center,



Ready while waiting, that's service!



Bigger, Better, Best!









Meeting up with Jakarta Gang



Singapore Skyline..




Maastricht Skyline..


Hope you like it! Many thanks to those that took so great care of me during this trip. See you all end next month again for the first Asia Rolex Passion Meeting!

Back home in Maastricht... right on time for Eastern

Best to you all! Rg.Philipp
.....hope you enjoyed your trip to sunny Singapore.........how was the chicken rice????

Regards,P.
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April 10th, 2012, 3:12 am #10







Overwelmend of the impressions of my latest Asia trip, I can tell you that vintage Rolex is booming and very populair with trendy asians that like to personalise their own style. What better you can do by buying yourself a vintage Rolex, mostly unique in it's look, different from new everybody around you has, more history and honest values, lot's of different details that make it hard to understand correctly, one has to understand before to spend, adjustable to your charisma, already investment proof and very addictive. Top ingredients that are already very trendy for all in Singapore, KL, Jakarta and off course Hong Kong but also for those massive China mainlanders within the next 5 years. Everywhere where I come, I meet great guys that are 'infected' by the Vintage Rolex Bug. All are searching for more information, certainty and trust which shows me that the interest to understand vintage Rolex is massive. Many are ready to step in and join the passion. It's therefore great to experience that I meet so many interesting people that care to discuss the wonders of our beloved brand. So let's start in my home town Maastricht and go, this time only, backwards to see what I experienced in Hong Kong and Singapore..



Ready to go..


Leaving cold and grey Holland..


Hong Kong, here we come


Detail of late 19 century Goyard travelcase..


Vintage Rolex at new vintage concept store by previous collector Thomas & hardcore trader Mauricio ( we know of his nice Watches in Roma shop )


This already shows us that the focus in our market in offering vintage Rolex has switched over the world from Italia to Hong Kong..



Milgauss 6541..



6062 with big, as it reads, Serpico Y Laino print..



Fine selcection of rare Rolex Submariners...



Elegant design interior..



Vintage Panerai spread..





Huge Rolex Daytona selection ...



Full Rolex Comex set..



More exotics in the window..



Vintage Panerai, Comex and Military...all respresented



Always bussy cleaning up to improve..



Hong Kong Central..



Great place to hang around, have some nice food and relax with some friends..










Every evening is party time


Up to Sotheby's, that told me that they will start a permanent sales room in HK to meet up to their clients needs. That is that most asian clients want to buy immediatly and not wait till the actual auction. This phenomenon is called " Privat Treaty " which officially means 'a sale of property at a price agreed on by the seller and buyer without an intervening auction'. So a permanent Sotheby's store opened for their best clients to shop around their exclusive collection of fine and rare art, jewelry, watches etc. Logic move that tells us how rapidly the market is changing towards Asia.



Estimate: $ 50 million, each!




Sotheby's Private Treaty offer also includes a nice collection of rare timepieces..


Philippe Dufour


Stunning PPC Elefant Cloisonné..


Giant solar window...



Nice pinkgold PPC with cloisonée dial..



The pinkgold Rolex 6062 stelline that will be auctioned in Geneva next month May auction...



Caseback back stamp..



And movement picture...



Time for lunch near Nathan Road..






Never seen a Apple Store so continuously crowed, from beginning till end of the day, there was a que for their kassa's...



Little green spot hidden in HK..



You don't know where to go... so you ask, instantly a screen pops up and drafts you the direction to your location, brillant!



Always clean...



and happy to part of it..



Harbor City..




Up to Singapore... I love this Airport!



Koi's...



Dragons...



Butterfly's... At first I thought it was the smokers lounche, then it said Butterfly Garden



Wacko monkey das..



The new DFS Gallery in Singapore, super cool!!



Totally different then the rest, much more warm and elegant to shop



Aventador, everywhere



I really loved the new concept store Malmaison of The Hour Glass, super cool experience!!



Their super cool CEO is a vivid vintage Rolex collector and has part of his stunning collection on display..


















Outside, Singapore is very crowed for shopping


Exclusive cars everywhere...




Fell in love with this one!


The monostore shops are so big as we have departments stores back home..


Food can be excellent and cheap..




But also very expencive when the location changes. Here at Asia's Flagship store of LV..


A 4 story building floating on water for the highest sq meter prize in the world..


giving their clients a spectacular view of Singapore..


displaying all LV products nice and spaciously, as if it wouldn't cost anything



vintage LV luggage..








Going out with the Revolution Watch Magazine gang...




Again, everywhere




One tourbillon is no tourbillon.... Creative masterpiece from Roger Dubais



specially made for CEO Wei Koh of Revolution Magazine



Revolutions beautiful vintage Rolex article ( www.revo-online.com )






Very artistic and yes, it was painful he told me


Another day, different tourbillon



Elegant!



Freaky!





Wild drive!



lol



Perfect fit!



At night, it's even more impressive!



Quick healthy lunch..



Rolex Singapore Service Center,



Ready while waiting, that's service!



Bigger, Better, Best!









Meeting up with Jakarta Gang



Singapore Skyline..




Maastricht Skyline..


Hope you like it! Many thanks to those that took so great care of me during this trip. See you all end next month again for the first Asia Rolex Passion Meeting!

Back home in Maastricht... right on time for Eastern

Best to you all! Rg.Philipp
That looks like those served in the Mandarin Hotel, Orchard road in the restaurant Chatterbox. Good report. That 's HK and Singapore. You can eat cheap but good and to the very best fine dining.

Cheers
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