UAE Ministry of Defence 1675 Rolex GMT-Master

UAE dial Rolexes are about a desirable as it gets, in any context. But the vast majority of signatures are on Datejusts and Day-Dates, the dressier watches. A steel sport Rolex with UAE enamel at 6 is remarkable in every regard. This is particularly the case for the 1675 GMT-Master, where the watches were emblazoned…

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‘Desert Eagle’ 6263 Rolex Daytona


Imagine being invited into Jean-Frederic Dufour’s palatial office, sitting in some absurdly sumptuous modern leather chair, and asking him if he might be able to remove the name ‘Rolex’ from his dial for you. Just a few pieces, of course. You think asking an AD for ceramic Daytona is implausible? I suspect Mr. Dufour would…

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1 of 100 Bulgari Octo Finissimo Middle East LE


Eastern Arabic numerals are hot; change my mind. Memes aside, I tend to fall on the side of Breguet numerals, Roman numerals or straight indices. However, even the most classic of collectors has to acknowledge the beauty of region-specific numerals, particularly when they tell a story. Dubai’s Watch Week, started in 2015, has done a…

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Rolex 6694 Oysterdate for Abu Dhabi Defence Force

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This extremely niche Oysterdate was commissioned prior to the formation of the joint UAE Armed Forces for the 1970s Abu Dhabi Defence Force. In 1976, the force was joined with the UAE’s Federal Armed Forces, Dubai Defence Forces, and the Ras Al Khaimah Mobile Force to create the joint UAE military Armed Forces. Before that,…

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UAE Royal Oak Perpetual 26613ST


Did you miss out on that ultra, ultra rare Yves Klein RO I featured a few weeks ago? Well, fate and K2 Luxury have smiled upon your downtrodden spirits. This modern and quite rare 26613ST surfaced in the secondary market yesterday, call it your shot at redemption. It’s like the Yves Klein Perpetual just with…

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