“Roni Madhvani, a Ugandan of Indian origin, has the rarest collection of Patek Philippe’s vintage watches.
In fact, his stock of the Gilbert Albert watches is probably second only to the brand itself.
WatchTime India brings you a rare peek into the revered collection.”
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We are extremely happy to share with you an interview to Alessandro Ciani. Alessandro is not only a friend and a partner of Mondani Web, but he is one of the world’s most important, reliable and honest watch dealer. Read More
Three years after the ‘Sopranos’ star’s death, one of the paramedics who treated him is headed to trial for allegedly stealing the late actor’s Rolex Submariner Date timepiece, which has been valued at $3,000. Read More
How does social media impact on vintage and contemporary watch markets? Who are the new collectors? Are there any new horology icons around? What lies ahead in the future of watch auctions? Read More
The vintage collector is a radically different beast than the average timepiece lover, pining over objects that are rare, quite often unobtainable and wildly expensive. And when it comes to Rolex — where modest variations in coloring, fonts and serial numbers can make for huge price differences — collectors can go seriously down the rabbit hole.
For those who are involved in vintage high-end watchmaking, the name of Alessandro Ciani is more than familiar. Alessandro Alex Ciani approached the world’s high-level trade in the late ’80s, in the beautiful setting of city of Rome, where opulent Yuppies dressed stylishly, driving powerful engines cars and, of course, wearing icon watches stigmatizing their rampant status.
A few weeks ago, the department of PP that manages the historical archive and releases extracts, has included four photographs of the mentioned watch among the information required for granting it. In principle it is good news, an indicative that will give more significance to the document, increasingly in demand for watches of average importance.
One of the recurring themes with customers, colleagues and collectors has always been the confrontation between Rolex and Patek Philippe markets. Almost like when I was a boy and humanity seemed to be split between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, the world of collectors is similarly divided into two main strains: Rolex fan and Patek fan. Read More
I am reading my own take on Pucci Papaleo’s book “the ultimate Rolex Daytona” and I cas hardly understand what I wanted to say. What was I thinking? But also the other comments, most of them more illustrious then mine, appear just as vague. Read More
It is hard to keep impassive in front of the results in Geneva, or maybe I should say “The last auction in Geneva” In fact referring to extraordinary events there has been only one. In my opinion the only sale that can be considered ‘ game changer’ has been carried out by the sale of the 6263 Daytona Paul Newman in Antiquorum. Read More