6542 Rolex GMT-Master Bakelite


More than any other watch, the 6542 embodies the romance of the jet set’s dawn. All the details align to that era. The radium (or not). The understated proportions. The bakelite bezel. This was a watch made to live life the fullest with. However, not all examples age quite this gracefully. The majority of early…

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An Exceptional Bakelite 1953 Blancpain Fifty Fathoms

I’ve been waiting patiently on the touchline for the right Fifty Fathoms to surface in the market. This is a site built to feature the most interesting pieces for sale at any given time. Not covering a single Fifty Fathoms since inception seems a terrible transgression. This is, with possible 5514/7 exception, my grail vintage…

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Radium Bakelite 6542 GMT-Master


There seems to have been a confluence of GMTs around these parts lately. I think my mind is subconsciously craving that which it cannot have: travel. Although I’ve been hot for Greenwich lately, I don’t think any GMT I’ve posted recently rivals this. The thing is, I strive to feature a diverse range of watches…

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