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Swiss Everest 50th Anniversary Expedition (1952–2002) - © Rolex
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How Rolex is working for a healthier planet - Part two

Water is one of the biggest environmental challenges, from access to drinking water, at risk of becoming a luxury, to the threats that pollution and overfishing represent for the oceans and marine life. Many of the projects that Rolex supports propose innovative solutions.

Friday, 03 July 2020
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Rolex Awards ceremony, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C., 14 June 2019 - © Rolex/Daniel Swartz
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How Rolex is working for a healthier planet - Part one

Throughout the twentieth century, Rolex watches were worn by courageous individuals as they set out to explore unknown corners of the globe. Today's expeditions are more likely to pursue scientific and environmental objectives. Rolex is as present as ever through its Perpetual Planet campaign.

Wednesday, 01 July 2020
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"Lesson One" sends Rolex into orbit

Over CHF 12 million in two hours… just one of the records set by Christie's at its themed auction of fifty Rolex Daytonas before a packed salesroom on November 10th in Geneva.

Thursday, 21 November 2013
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"This watch was meant for the Breguet Museum!"

After a missed opportunity in eventful circumstances in 2008, the Breguet Museum in Paris finally took home the Breguet N° 4691 pocket watch for CHF 1,025,000. In addition, Emmanuel Breguet, director of Breguet France and at the head of Swatch Group's heritage, acquired a further four important lots.

Monday, 18 November 2013
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Auctions: Huygens and Breguet meet in Frankfurt

On November 16th, Auctioneers Dr. Crott will propose a longitude clock attributed to Christiaan Huygens, the inventor of the balance spring. It is the only one of its kind and the oldest to include an equation of time.

Friday, 15 November 2013
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"It's like an extreme sport. You have to know when to stop!"

For the 50th anniversary of the Rolex Daytona, Christie's is holding a special sale on Sunday 10th November. It comes at the same time as the announcement that its creator, Aurel Bacs, is leaving the auction house.

Wednesday, 06 November 2013
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A long-awaited return and a surprise departure mark this autumn's auctions in Geneva

Antiquorum, Christie's and Sotheby's will be putting on the show this 10th, 11th and 12th November in Geneva with a season dedicated to Abraham-Louis Breguet - this year marks the 190th anniversary of his death – and the Rolex Daytona, celebrating its 50th birthday. Aurel Bacs, meanwhile, bows out.

Wednesday, 06 November 2013
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"The wilder it is, the more they like it"

The fifth Only Watch charity auction will take place on 28 September in Monaco. Thirty-three brands have donated a watch to compose what Etienne Leménager, Director of Antiquorum Geneva, considers to be a fine selection.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013
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Watch Stories

Military watches – don’t mention the war

Friday, 22 May 2020
Written By Christophe Roulet
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