Antiques & Collectibles

Vintage Rolex: The Largest Collection in the World

'A gorgeously indulgent new coffee-table heavyweight.' - Esquire magazine

'An ode, a love letter, and a paean to family tradition while also being a celebration of the longevity of the Rolex brand, this tome is encyclopedic and monumental in its scope.' - New York Journal of Books


For more than a century, Rolex has stood apart as the most legendary brand of watch in the world. Ever the record setter--the Daytona, belonging to actor Paul Newman, was auctioned by Phillips in New York in October 2017 for $17.8 million--it comes as no surprise that Rolex is the most collected watch label in the world.

Published to celebrate The Vintage Watch Company's 25th anniversary in 2020, the book contains a unique pictorial collection of vintage Rolex watches that have passed through the shop during the past 25 years. From early Rolex pocket watches to the world's first wristwatches, elegant in their simplicity yet revolutionary in their impact, to the very first Submariners, iconic Daytonas, and jewel-encrusted Crown collections, the mesmerizing archive of vintage timepieces charts the extraordinary rise of an extraordinary brand.

About The Author

The Vintage Watch Company, owned by father and son duo, John and David Silver, was established in 1995 and is now based in London's historic Burlington Arcade. It is dedicated to showcasing vintage Rolex wristwatches from c1910-c1990. Their unparalleled collection carries over 2000 pieces and is the largest collection of Vintage Rolex watches on display in the world. The shop is now a destination for watch collectors and discerning shoppers from around the world.

  • Publish Date: October 27, 2020
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles - Clocks & Watches
  • Publisher: Pavilion
  • Trim Size: 9 x 12
  • Pages: 384
  • US Price: $75.00
  • CDN Price: $100.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-911663-12-6

Author Bookshelf: David Silver