Sunday, April 30, 2017

Rolex On Sale






GMT Master II 16700 Patina dial perfect time keeping, with paper, manual and Box - $55,000
Rolex Submariner Hulk 116610LV BNIB -$72,600
Rolex Submariner Kermit 16610LV- paper, LV box and Submariner Manual - $67,800
GMT Master II blue Black Batman BNIB -$69,500
Day Date OQ 19018 18 KT gold with diamond dial -$56,000
Daytona Steel 16520 1996 perfect time keeping -Rare $125K
Day Date 18039 18KT white Gold -$92,000
Submariner Hulk 16610LV Flat Four Full set 2003 Watch (not shown here) -$105,000
Omega CK2998 Limited 2998 pieces BNIB full set -$46,500


(HKD)

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HK Snob



Friday, April 28, 2017

HKWF Breaking news on Rolex

DeepSea Ref 116660






New 2017 Single Red Sea Dweller




Price Increase on DeepSea HK$3,000
Effective 1 May 2017


DeepSea Black 116660 new price will be HK$91,000
DeepSea D-Blue 116660 New price will be HK$93,500

New 2017 Watch Release
These will be available as new release from Rolex
Models on Date Just 41mm,
New Sea-Dweller 126600 Single Red!

Please note that the new Big heat on Single Red will be available

Lets see how many units we can get on Monday?
Let's see who is the first lucky man get the First watch in hand!?

Aftermath
Those Who get NOS Deep-Sea will immediate appreciated with price HK$3,000

Can I say this is the new Bonus from Rolex!?

Well, after this when the shops are still carrying old price.
Go to get one.

Bad thing is Rolex will continue the DeepSea for a period of time.

If you want to get the Single Red earlier, try to deposit Money for reserve. I may get two pieces from one source.


HK Snob









Rolex Day Date Oyster Quartz Ref 19018 oN Sale





It is no ordinary Quartz Watch, this is Oyster Quartz, Super Rare and accurate. Solid 18 KT Yellow Gold.

With Diamond Dial, 23 links

HK $56,500

HK Snob

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Ref. 16520 – Daytona Zenith, How rare is it?


S/N T XX 1328
Super Lucky Number



Time Check Report.




History of 16500 series

No one would disagree that Daytona in stainless steel could be the new Vintage Rolex. Daytona is the name that everyone want one in Rolex an you may have to wait for 1 year to get a Black dial Daytona in steel.

Rolex was able to re-launch the trend of chronographs: a philosophy that would quickly turn this watch a number one collector’s item one as all we know the black one is much rarer than white.

Rolex Daytona is transforming itself from Manual winding into a new automatic chronograph, waterproof up to 100 meters in 1988.

 

Daytona Family 16500

Daytona model Produced in stainless steel, steel and gold, and 18K gold, with metal bracelet and bezel, Rolex assigned a specific reference number to each model according to the material of construction: 16520 is the stainless steel model, 16523 is the two tone steel  and gold model and 16528 is the yellow gold model.

In 1992, Rolex added two new brothers into its family: in 1992 ref. 16518 in 18k Gold and leather strap; in 1997 Ref. 16519 in white gold and leather strap.


New Movement

The major change was the creation of the new movement caliber 4030, based on caliber 400 Zenith which was renowned as the best industrial chronographic movement on the market at the time. Rolex performed about 200 modifications to reach their rigorous productive standards, such as the replacement of the reversing wheel and the elimination of the data indicator.

 



Case

Oyster, screw-down push buttons; Oyster Triplock 700 series winding crown, calibrated metal bezel, sapphire crystal. Dimensions: Cases’s diameter = 40 mm; height= 12.6 mm.

Dial

Color contrast between dial and registers track, dial indexes and registers track edge in metal, Printing on dial: ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL, certification of official chronometer (COSC), COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA in red above the hour totalizer and waterproof up to 100 mts (330 ft). Luminous material was tritium at first, Superluminova was used later after 1998.

 

Movement

Rolex Caliber 4030 (base Caliber Zenith 400 El Primero), 31 jewels, 28800 beats per hour, 54-hour power reserve, Kif shock absorption; bi-directional rotor, fine regulation via Microstella screws; Breguet balance-spring; non-stop seconds function; official chronometer with C.O.S.C. certification.

 

The Zenith Daytona Variations

The 165xx series was produced from 1988 through to 2000 and is often referred to as the Zenith Daytona as it used a third party movement from Zenith, the Zenith El Primo movement.  This series carried the model number 165xx (the xx varies based on the style, such as white gold, stainless steel, leather strap etc).  The most famous of this series is the 16520 which is the stainless steel version.

 

How rare is your Daytona Zenith?

During the production of the 165xx series there were many minor tweaks to the watch, while minor in appearance they have resulted in a big difference in terms of collector demand and market value.

Namely these are some of the number that you can take it for reference.


Production year

1988 to 2000, total 12 years

Total number of Zenith Daytona made 184,700 (figure obtained from a senior official from Rolex)

As an average, there were 15,390 per years.

From Series number of Rolex

1988 R598200, 1989 L980,000 – there were 381,000 watches made in 1988

1993 S000,001  1994 S860,880 – there were 860,880 watches made in 1993 (double production from 38,000 to 860,880 in 5 years time.

1997 U000,001 1998 U932,144, there were 932,144, Rolex increased production capacity from 860,880 to 932,144 in another 5 years from 1993 to 1997.

So as an average , I assume the production of 500,000 a year from 1988 to 2000 so total Rolex watches made between 1988 to 2000 is 6,000,000

So the Total percentage of Rolex Daytona made is 184,700/6,000,000 that is 3%.

I assume the ration of full gold, Two tone and steel Daytona in Ratio of 2,3, 1.

So the total percentage of Daytona Zenith steel is 0.5% the total number of Rolex watches made.

And from what we got we have seen one Black dial and 4 white amongst 5 Rolex

So the Number of Daytona Zenith Black dial is just 0.1% of the total Number of Rolex Watches made…

So if you have a Healthy Daytona Zenith… Keep it. As this will be the King of Appreciation…amongst of all Rolex watch… as we know Rolex will not use any Zenith Daytona anymore…

 

Price Reference

Recent Sotheby’s Auction on 5 Apr 2017 in HK

Past Lot 2069

Ref 15620 a Stainless Steel Automatic Chronograph

Estimate 78,000-100,000

Lot  Sold 118,750 HKD

Past Lot 2070

Ref 16520 a stainless Steel Automatic Chronograph

Estimate 80,000 to 120,000

Lot Sold 118,750 HKD

Note that you have to pay 25% more as Commission.

 

So What is preferred?

  1. Full Set preferred
  2. Black Dial
  3. Tritium dial
  4. Mint or excellent condition.
  5. Stainless watch
HK Snob


PS. The attached Daytona Zenith carries a very Lucky
Number T XX1328



Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Brand New Full Set HK 888 GMT Master II Ref 116710BLNR on sale







Rolex GMT Master II Ref 116710BLBR BNIB On sale.

Note that this is HK 888 AD watch...

It is Rare as new from the market.

It is Dated 20 April 2017

HK Snob



Monday, April 24, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Hublot Boutique 2017 Novetly Event



Invited by Maxime, the Boutique manager of Hublot Hong Kong to have a wonderful tour to the watches at Hublot Today.

Me, being a watch lover and Blogger have brought some of the members of HKWF Club there.

From left to right: Maxime, Jason (watch collector, English Teacher and writer), HK Snob myself, Sam (Real estate management, Watch Collector, Vinyl collector)




MP-05 "LaFerrari




Hublot defied every convention in 1980, when Carlo Crocco created the gold Hublot watch with the first natural black rubber bracelet in the history of watch making. It has now become the inspiration for a watch making style famous everywhere.

Started with Classic (37mm), migrating to Big Bang (44mm),
Classic Fusion (45mm), transforming into larger format of King Power (48mm), then Big Bang Unico (45mm).
There are all the series created by Hublot, the art of Fusion!



First unveiled Hublot LaFerrari in Sapphire 

Unveiled in 2013, the MP-05 "LaFerrari", created as a tribute to the eponymous supercar, showcased its unique and ultra-complex architecture. The lines of the MP-05 LaFerrari are the result of close collaboration between the designers and watchmakers working on the Hublot movement and Ferrari's design director, Flavio Manzoni. The movement itself was fully designed, developed and produced by the Hublot Manufacture engineers and watchmakers.




A record-breaking technical feat. Its tourbillon boasts an impressive 50-day power reserve – thanks to its 11 series-coupled barrels set in a spine formation down the centre of the watch. Its movement broke the record for the highest number of components for a Hublot movement to date – 637 in all. Boasting a futuristic design, the construction showed off the bold shape of its movement, even in its original version.

While the original design of the MP-05 “LaFerrari” was created to show off the beauty of its movement, its alter ego – with its case carved out of sapphire – is a movement which appears to be literally suspended in mid-air. All the details of this record-breaking movement can be admired from all angles. With the MP-05 “LaFerrari” Sapphire, Hublot takes us into a supernatural world. A material presence which is almost intangible.










With the MP-05 “LaFerrari” Sapphire, Hublot is writing a new chapter in the history of the brand. The three-dimensional construction of the case middle, in sapphire, provides an exceptional setting for the movement. The movement can now be admired from every angle. It appears to be suspended in mid-air in this bespoke setting carved from sapphire.

In fact, this movement finally has the sculptured bodywork it deserves! An ambitious project. The sapphire case middle is composed of 7 components machined from 7 blocks of sapphire and involved over 600 hours work. Carving the case's ultra-complex architecture out of sapphire using 3D machining presented a further challenge. The result of 18 months' development weighs, a 53.5 grams case on the wrist.









Only Limited to 10 pieces, this is No. 09, the only piece happened to be seen in Hong Kong Today. Those lines on the case is actually the transparent tape that was used to protect the watch.
Price is HK$3,970,000  approx.





Special mini electrical winder for wind up the 50 days power at the end of the watch! Amazing tool! I believe it is a free accessory when you buy the "LaFerrari" as it may take you half an hour to wind up the power plant of the watch by hand manually.

 


With its new Manufacture Piece (MP), Hublot is pushing back the boundaries in terms of multi-axis tourbillons. The MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis is thus the result of a powerful idea: to provide a maximum of visibility on the tourbillon—and its fascinating double rotation—by designing a fine watchmaking movement devoted to this objective, and then creating an original case that highlights the 100% manufacture calibre. Here, the function defines the form. This perfectly reflects the prevailing philosophy in the design of all of Hublot’s “MPs”, namely to develop an exclusive movement dedicated to a function and to design specific external parts to highlight this motor.
“With our Manufacture Pieces, we are taking the expression of our watchmaking savoir-faire very far and making the most of it to give each watch a specific aesthetic”
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot






MP09 is limited to 50 pieces
Specification
Bi-Axis Tourbillon
Titanium case,
49mm
Manual Wining
5 Days power reserve
356 parts
43 jewels
216,00 CPH

List Price : HK$1,200,000


Jason with a welcome Smile with a 4M Watch on his wrist.


This Hublot is paved with a lot of diamonds, and I am sure you don't need to tell the time as no one will really need to read the time.  HK$3,950,000.





This is something I like and I am thinking that the price is also very affordable for a working class like I. Very heavy piece of solid gold to house the beautiful movement. It tells you the Month, Day, Date and the Moonphase, a very Classical approach of an contemporary brand of Hublot!





A collaboration between Pied De Poule, Rubinacci (Italian Tailor) and Hublot to create this authentic fabic "Rubinacci "Prince of Wales" suit.... a very unique and beautiful piece like no others.  A typical vibrant yet classic dress watch.






Unico Titanium
411.NX.1170.RX

Unico King Gold
411.OX.1180.RX



Just reached HK yesterday after BaselWorld. New Hublot with the case made of Sapphire! In Blue


In Red

Thanks for the invitation and we are really open eyes to see so many glamorous luxury watches like the MP-09. And MP-05 with sophisticated design by adopting new Swiss watch manufacturing technique with innovative technologic achievement.

Sometimes it is needed to consider to change, by wearing watch of the contemporary design on the alternate days!
Probably it will make my life more interesting and less boring!

HK Snob


PS you can also contact Mr. Maxime Castric (the Boutique Manager) for Hublot watch information, news and prices.


Hublot Boutique IFC Hong Kong
T: +852 2116 3708
F: +852 2881 0813
Add: Shop 1002A, Podium Level 1, ifc Mall,1 Harbour Street, Central, Hong Kong



Friday, April 14, 2017

Hong Kong Watch Fever Goes Instragram and Facebook

Besides, Blogging, I actively engaged in facebook and Instragram,

You can add me for chatting and more direct sharing.

My Instagram is hk_rolex_fever





My facebook is:  Snob HK





My other facebook purely for watch : Rolex HK Snob






See you there

HK Watch fever
HK Snob
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Monday, April 10, 2017

What's new about Rolex in April 2017?


 







A Like New Submariner 16610LV Flat Four


There has been quiet for a period of time Jan to March as people are watching what new stuff will be launched at BaselWorld.


Well, Rolex will produce a Sea-Dweller Single Red Ref 126600 and prices at CHF10.800 .

New feature are 43mm case, It’s got a Cyclops for it’s 50th anniversary 1967-2017. I think when it is available price must be higher than HK$110,000.


And I have heard that Rolex has discontinued the production of current Ref 116600 Sea-dweller. So there is a surge of Gray dealer price HK$63,000 last week up to now HK$67,000 this week!


So if you have a BNIB Sea-Dweller. Please keep it and it may hold the price for a period of time and Rise again to above HK$75,000.



Daytona ceramic  2016

Daytona Ceramic Ref 116500LN white stands still at price HK$131,000 where black is HK$126,000 (average)

 

Submariner

More obviously that I see rise of demand on Submariner 50th anniversary Ref 16610LV Kermit, as In Mong Kok Watch shop, like Kwan Yan, P n F, London’ s watch, Wing Kwong, I have counted there are about 12 prices, these are their prices.


Ref 16610LV NOS or Mint Flat Four full set : HK$110,000

Ref 16610LV sharp four paper and box :HK$71,000

Ref 16610LV sharp four watch only HK$57,000 to $66,000

Price: on the rise.


Submariner Ref 116610LV Hulk

I have noticed that there is little supply at Gray dealer, and price is going up.

Noticeably the gray dealer price is HK$69,000 to HK$71,000

So in my experience, the price of such rise of Hulk indicating lesser supply, I speculate that the Hulk will be also be “Discontinued” soon.


So if you can get a Hulk BNIB at HK$70K, I suggest buy before too late.

HK Snob