Rolex takes on the grey market?

You’ve likely seen the news that Rolex will begin issuing certificates of authenticity to accompany pre-owned Rolex watches being sold by their authorised dealer (AD) network, as part of the new ‘certified pre-owned’ (CPO) program. I have yet to see any decent commentary on the subject, so here’s another sh*t analysis to add to the list.

Phillips collaborates with watchmakers

So, it seems Phillips, in association with Bacs and Russo, are now doing collaborations with watchmakers to create limited editions for friends of the auction house. A brief chat with my friend @running_sands helped shed some light on this new development.