Mark McArthur-Christie regales ESCAPEMENT readers with the protracted acquisition process he endured in order to secure his dream watch, a Rolex GMT II. Moreover, Mark reveals why this esteemed Swiss watch remains one of his prized possessions.
For huge swathes of the world’s population, Rolex ownership is a pleasure they covet. Angus Davies discusses the allure of Rolex and reviews one of the watch company’s latest offerings the Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref. Case 116900.
It seems that some collectors have a genuine passion for the vintage Rolex Daytonas based purely for aesthetic or mechanical reasons. By contrast, some appear drawn to the models purely for financially speculative motives and it is this group who are somewhat alien to me.