Saturday, April 30, 2011

Rolex DD 1803 Pink Gold

The second one on the right is a rare fine watch of Rolex, Pink Gold, with white dial, perfect outlook dial and casing is not heavily being used. This watch has been over 35 years old, but condition is very good. I may like to enroll it as on my collection of Day Date.

Friend of mine has just found one Water Melon Red Dia Ref.1803. That is an exceptional rare Rolex I have never have a chance to see in the past thirty years.

Wish I could have a chance to see it!

HK Snob

Zenith Chronometer

This is a rare, A Zenith Chronometer, as it is the same Zenith movement El Primero as Rolex Daytonas before 2002. Well, There is no screw type Scrowns for start stop timming, the overall size and profile is similar as Rolex Daytona. The gold strap is even heavier than Daytona's.

The Name makes the difference as price of this precision time piece is less than that of Rolex Daytona. That is the Market driver world... What can we say?

HK Snob

Friday, April 29, 2011

Breguet, a beautiful time piece

The founder, A.-L. Breguet (1747-1823), set the standard by which all fine watch making has since been judged. His career started with a series of breakthroughs: the development of the successful self-winding perpétuelle watches, the introduction of the gongs for repeating watches and the first shock-protection for balance pivots. A.-L. Breguet took refuge in Switzerland from the excesses of the French Revolution. He returned to Paris overflowing with the ideas that produced the Breguet balance-spring, his first carriage clock (sold to Bonaparte), the sympathique clock and its dependent watch, the tact watch, and finally the tourbillon, patented in 1801.
For Caroline Murat, queen of Naples, he conceived in 1810 the world's very first wristwatch. Honour saluted his enormous contribution to horology.
Today, Breguet holds hundred over of watch design pattern. The value is not just the watch itself but when we buy, the whole history of the best Swiss watching spirit. Note the design of the regulator, it is unique and most of the the Watch is classic and beautiful. One who knows watch…knows this is Breguet. HK Snob

Thursday, April 28, 2011

My Passion For White Gold

White Gold Looks to be White and brighter than Silver as Silver tends to get tarnish after some time. 18K White Gold is a mix of 75% Yellow gold and 25% of other alloy such as nickel, zinc, copper, tin, and manganese (and sometimes palladium). A jeweler once told me that white gold is actually more expensive to make than yellow gold.
Most diamonds are actually set in white gold to make them appear bigger. Take a look at a yellow gold ring and you will usually find a white gold setting.
In terms of value Platinum, White Gold, Yellow Gold, Rose Gold, Silver.
You use to be able to buy white gold at the same price as yellow gold. That was until it started to become more popular that is.
I think white gold is for those who like silver, but want to wear gold. Depending on your skin tone, as to which you should wear. On some people gold is too close to their skin colour and silver looks much better.
A little off the track, but astrologically, yellow gold is the metal for the Sun and Leo in particular. It works well with all fire signs. Silver is the metal for Cancer and the Moon, but also works well with water signs.
Some Country like India, Thailand, Mexico, Southern America, Vietnam and China people like Yellow gold more than White. And Especially Chinese., the Chinese meaning of White gold has the same meaning of the money for condolerence.. Which is bad for those Superstitious people. I am OK for that!
Someone especially old folks like yellow gold as they say White Gold looks like stainless steel or silver which is Cheap. And Yellow gold ha sits own shinny gold colour that nothing can substitutes.
I think White gold has a cleaner look as in jeweler in my opinion and white gold does enhance diamonds Anyway its white gold for me for important sentimental jeweler such as engagement ring, silver looks like white gold.
White Gold looks more low profile and More elegant to wear. I like Platinum if I can afford, that kind of grayish White Colour is like magic…
I like it so much, but Platinum is a kind of precious metal which is Expensive and hard to process.
Some people have said that white gold looks cheap...I used to think white gold and silver were interchangeable. They are not the same as Acidic People ‘s skin acid would react with Silver to get it tarnish and Blackened… But White Gold stay White all the time. So Silver and White Gold is not same.
If I can afford, I prefer Platinum, White gold, Pink gold, Yellow gold and then Silver…
This is my accessories for going work: A 18KT White Gold Rolex Day Date Watch. A pair of 18KT White Gold Cuff link, a 18KT White Gold Chain, a 18KT White Gold and 0.3 CT Diamond Tie Clip, A Sterling Silver Pilot Fountain Pen and Sterling Tiffany Silver money Clip…

I recently knowing that the White Gold Rolex Day Date is roughy HKD$38,000 more expensive than the same Model with Yellow Gold,,, so the White Gold by right is more expensive, less high profile for a man with a white skin texture... if your skin is dark, he should wear yellow Gold... My thought only... Most of the Chinese Rich man now is buying Yellow gold Rolex Day Just the Rolex shop at The One TST... They might need another 5 years to know what I am trying to say... They are rich in pocket but not too keen about the taste...
Tsim Sha Tsui Snob

Friday, April 22, 2011

Advertisement of Rolex in the Past

1953 Feb in Newspaper of HK
These are some of the Rolex Ads in the last 50 years... Note that they have one common strategy, Emphasis on Sport and Diving...Power and People who are wearing them. Now they employ city celibrities, sportsmen, singers as to promote the Rolex. This Policy has not been changed in the past 50 years. HK Snob

Two Hottest Rolex Rising Stars in 2011

Submariner Green Dial Green Bezel Fliplock Bracelet Ref 116610LV
The Green Rolex Submariner was first developed for the 50th anniversary of the Submariner series. It has a Green enamel bezel, instead of the classic black one. Inside the 12,8 mm thick case Rolex has fitted an automatic Caliber 3135 COSC certified engine with 47 hours power reserve. The watch is water resistant to 300m/1000 ft which makes it suitable for swimming, snorkeling and diving. It has been selling and I have seen friends of Mine The Boss of Woo Lee Restaurant.. She showed me two weeks ago… She bought it at HKD$56,000.00.
As you may have been waiting for this… Rolex has announced a brand new Explorer II, it comes with an orange hand, just like the original. But that's not at all!
The Ref 216570 Explorer II actually features a brand new movement Cal 3187, which is manufactured completely in-house by Rolex. The upgrades include Paraflex shock absorbers and parachrom hairspring.The case is 42mm and the watch comes with both black and white dials.
The bracelet is also upgraded to include a safety catch and Easylink extension link. Also, the new hands on the Explorer II are much wider than before, and both the hands and markers are now lined with black.
Rolex makes a note that this orange-hand Explorer is announced on the 40th anniversary of the Ref 1655 Explorer II.
Note that the Black One should be the winner! Price? No yet released.,… Keep an eye with your dealer and this is Hottest items from Rolex. WATCH OUT!

My Preferred item; Explorer II Black! The Rising Star!
HK Snob

How to tell a Rolex Explorer II is Fake?

Real Crystal with a laser mark at "6' oclcok position

This is a Fake Rolex Explorer II

The Rolex Explorer II is a difficult watch to duplicate because of the function of the GMT hand. Many fake Explorer II examples exist, but with obvious flaws such as an extra-wide GMT hand, or the GMT hand actually functioning as a 24-hour hand.
Also replica Explorer II examples tend to have inaccurate bezel font print (not bold enough) and poor magnification power of the date. Also note on some replica Rolex Explorer II models that the date font is too bold and "fat". This seems to be a recent problem.
I have seen a lot of fake Rolex Explorer II, the dial surface is not “Flat” enough.. This is the usual manufacturing difficulties of this Model. Sorry I can not get this fake dial to show you but it is easy to be seen once the watch is seen under some light reflection on dial.
So if you see an Explorer II , that is mostly fake if they are:
The Date appeared not Big enough under the magnifying glass
The Date Font looks too Fat!
The Font on the bezel is not Bold enough
The dial is not Flat enough!

The Printing on teh dial is not Clear enough
If that watch has these FIVE fake feature…on the same watch, 100% that is not a Rolex Watch…

If Everything is Looking perfect, wear it on your wrist for a couple of days and check for the timing, if that is gaining or losign time more than 15 Seconds a day... Likely that is some low cost Auto Watch Caliber, not ROLEX...

Those new Rolex Watch come with Laser mark of the Rolex Crown at the Crystal at '6" O'clock positon as shown on the attached picture.

Beware nowadays there is some fake Rolex equipped with some Real parts.... When you buy , you must go to the Rolex Authorized shops I had mentioned...

Reference "Replica Watch"
HK Snob

Rolex GMT Master II Ref. 16710

This is another Rolex GMT Master II, I had one two years ago and I sold it to someone. This is a very new... had just been serviced at Rolex Service centre for case Polishment. The Watch has a S/N of A680XXX. year 1999-2000.

Well, I Like it for the Blue Red Bezel, only I had money...Hmmm!

HK Snob

Thursday, April 21, 2011

What will be my next Rolex buy!?

Friend asks me what is the most desirable Rolex Day Date!? Needless to say the Platinum Rolex Day Date...Well, See if there is a chance to buy one...

Or probably Ref 1803 Water Melon Red, Melon Green Dial, Have you seen it!? Very Rare and very Expensive!This is my latest Rolex Day Date I bought two weeks ago... Day Date Model Ref 18049.

HK Snob

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rolex Shopping in Macao

Macao has become the entertainment capital of the Far East the in more ways than one.
Certainly, the clusters of magnificent hotel, casinos, resorts, mall, restaurants, spa, massage palours and show venues that have transformed its landscape in the past ten years exert a power allure. But it's been almost thrilling to simply observe the breathtaking paces of the development of the infrastructures. With each new building striving to nudge the height of luxury just a little higher than the last. Seating beside the Venetian Hotel is the new bigger thing, the 550,000 sqm mega Resort Galaxy Macao. Constructed at a cost of HKD$15.9B. Will soon be commencing for welcoming your visit.
But I do have some of my deepest thought of This Little place.
Every where is Chinese, Rich Chinese, At least I have seen 20 Gold Rolex Day Date, mostly Yellow Gold, means that the Yellow Gold is the favourite choice for Rolex for Those Chinese…Omega, once in a while an AP Perpetual Calendar.
They are all lingering in the Lisboa Casinos or the Venetians… They all wear Louis Vitton or Gucci bags, Nice Italian Shoes but Aquascutum suit with the label still sticking on the left sleeves.
They spent ten thousand token on the gambling table as nothing as the way as I spend ten dollar.
Beside the street, you can see a lot of Pawn Shops, and by a rough estimation, I think there are at east 500 Pawn Shops in Macao. They all carry Rolex. And you can see a lot of Rolex. Of course can not find those Antique. One. Or rare Colour dial. Like Purple , Yellow or Orange…
I can estimate that there are at least 150,000 Rolex in the Shops of Macao, next is Omega, AP, Piaget, and PP….
Price!!? They are marked up at least 200-300% as that price of in Hong Kong. Some of the used Rolex is almost the same price of the new stick in Rolex Shop of Hong Kong. Well, they are preparing for your negotiation, as Chinese Like to negotiation. But some how if they do not know the price, even after less 50% discount, the article you buy is possible still more expensive than those watch of the same type as in Hong Kong…

As Chinese will be the major Visitors to Macao, Estimated to be 60% and 20% is from HK and Other Asian Countries, the way they spend money well I name Chinese Is the most Extravagent as comparing with other people. Hong Kong People seems to be vry low Profile now., has to be as Hong Kong People is no long Treated as "Big Spender" anymore as we were in 80's.
Buying watch, I still recommend HK is the best Place as for the qaulity of the watch we sell, and price is Right.So next time when you win some big bucks in the casino. And if you should not mind too much for the discount s your money is coming from Gambling… have a Happy Shopping Rolex in Macao!

HK Snob

Cartier Pasha C 36mm SS Watch

CARTIER Pasha C (36mm.) S.S. case and Bracelet, Auto. After Big Diamond-set Bezel. 369 White Dial.

HK Snob

Where to buy Good Rolex Watch in Hong Kong!?

There have been a recent price adjustment again for the third time since Nov 2010 on 18 April 2011. Rolex has increased 4% of their watch and 8% on Tudor series.
So. All the price of the watches has to be revised again. There are a lot of enquiry on the latest price of Rolex to me and All I can tell is the price of Today, as far as I know, you may not get any discount for those hot model such as the GMT Master II and Submariner.
Discount goes to those Date Just, or Date Day series…
Well, people ask me where to buy Rolex, you can refer to the Rolex Authorized Dealer shops in Hong Kong.

Chow Sang Sang
Chow Tai Fook
Fung Leung Kee
King Fook
La Suisse Watch
Right Watch
Tai Hing
Times City
Times Watch
Wah Hing

As some of the Shops has a few branches, there are totally 74 shops in Hong Kong selling Rolex Watch, the watch are guaranteed genuine watches from Rolex.
As for the price, it varies a bit from one to other shop. If you are Walk-in, Max 5% discount, but for loyal customer and VIP, they will offer discount 8%-13%. But for certain HOT items, that may have no discount, like Daytona Stainless steel Submariner Green Bezel and Dial Ref 116610LV, the price is still HKD$66,100 (list Price)

HK Snob

Rolex Day Date Special Light Purple Blue Dial

This is an example of very special Day Date, because of the Colour of the Dial.

In order to match with the colour of the Dial, we have ordered the matching colour strap for one month.

HK Snob

Rolex Submariner Ref. 14060M

This is Submariner Model Ref. 14060M without date. However this has been issued once in 2008 and no more? You see there is the COSC verison... This is a good example for budgeted people who needs a Submariner, comes without date, Lower cost HKD$49000 vs HKD$62,100 in Dec 2011 pricing..
HK Snob

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cartier Tank Americaine Ref WB7045L1 White Gold Watch

This is an example of enchanting design of elegant white gold embedded with unique arrays of diamond with precise Swiss handicraft of the Cartier Jewelers. A serious watch for demanding beautiful and modern sophisticated ladies, what else that can beat the tank design for her!? The Watch is selling at HKD$352,000.00 at Cartier boutique. It is heavier as it looks like. As the Strap was an assembled by a series of solid gold ingot polished to the right shape and curves with what Cartier’s Jewelers design is. An Automatic movement and come with Date. Lovely!

HK Snob

Friday, April 15, 2011

Rolex Submariner Ref.16610 95% NEW for You

This is a Rolex Submariner, has box and Rolex Service Paper for welcoming the Summer...

HK Snob

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Chanel J12 Automatic

Channel J12 is an beautiful sample of the French design embedded with finest mechanical Swiss Calibre. It is made of black or white Ceramic with gold. A 40 jewel mechanical Movement, water resistance. The rotor is made of light weight carbon like substance carrying the steel rotor for an smooth and effective rotary winding power. HK Snob

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Rolex GMT Master II was originally designed for US Airline Pilot in 1954.. Till now, they have not undergone any major change on the outlook, just some touch up of the minor details… So GMT Master II is a Classic for Future… I have had two GMT Master, I and II… And I like the way they present the 24 hour over the use of the rotating bezel. Attached one is just a beautiful sample just returned from Rolex Service Centre in Hong Kong. Note the faded colour on the RED portion on the bezel. HK Snob

Rolex Ref 18049 White Gold Day Date

This is an excellent condition Rolex Day Date Ref 18049 Case 59964XX.

Day Date is My Daily Workhorse...As Always I mention, it is Beautiful, accurate, dependable, never go out of style, comfortbale, water-resistant, Can go with you for Golfing, swimming, diving, hiking, cycling, party, marriage wedding, divorce celebration, Kung Fu Practising, etc.... What is the drawback!? Probably too expensive... for Poor HK Snob...

Day Date no diamond HKD$180,000.00

Day Date with Diamond on dial HKD$220,000.00

Day date With diamond dial and Diamond bezel HKD$340,000.00

Day date with full diamond dial and Diamond bezel HKD$1,120,000.00Still Rolex is the CHEAPEST Gold watch in the Market... comparing with Audemar Piguet, VC and Patek Philippe... Agree!? Tsim Sha Tsui Snob

Cartier Santos 100XL Boutique Limited

The Classic Santos legend lasts forever!!

HK Snob

Some of the Watches

Rolex Day Date

Purple Blue Dial

White Gold with Original Diamond Bezel, Just bought today

Pink Gold white Dial, Rare!

White gold

Yellow Gold Plastic Crystal

HK Snob

Patek Philippe Haute Joaillerie Gondolo Ref.4844/011

Patek Philippe Gondolo Ref. 4844/011 special version, 38 pcs of 0.2Ct diamonds, one .37 Ct Sapphire. Quartz movement for woman...

HK Snob

Two Rare Vintage Rolex Day Date

These are two rare Rolex DD... The one on Right is Plastic crystal 70's white dial, Pink Gold!The left one is for daily uses, the right one is for the Showy Rolex it is rare!

HK Snob

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Rolex DD 18038, 1803, and 18239

These are three watches that We are going to show you, the Rolex Day date black dial, Rolex 1803 Gloss White Dial and The Rare Blue Dia of 18238.

Which One you like most if I say they are selling at HKD$58,000.00, HKD$98,000.00 come with Waranty certificate and box and HKD$68,000.00 respectively!?

HK Snob

Monday, April 4, 2011

Audemars Piguet Skeletonized Cushion-form Minute Repeating Wrist Watch

Audemars Piguet


CIRCA 2002 RÉPÉTITION MINUTES JOHN SCHAEFFER NO 8 Important Watches •cal. 2866 manual winding nickel lever movement, 32 jewels, mono-metallic balance, minute repeating on two steel gongs

• skeletonized dial, Arabic numerals, subsidiary dial for constants seconds

• platinum cushion-form case, minute repeating slide to the band, sapphire crystal display back

• case, dial and movement signed

• with a platinum AP buckle Sale HK0352 Session 2 07 Apr 11 02:00 PM Sotheby's Hong Kong

I think the final bid would reach HKD$480,000.00

HK Snob

Audemars Piguet Yellow Gold Triple Calendar Braclet ROOS Watch Auction in Hong Kong





• cal. 2127/2827 automatic nickel lever movement, 36 jewels, mono-metallic movement

• black hobnail patterned dial, luminescent indexes and hands, subsidiary dial for constant seconds, apertures for day and month, outer chapter ring calibrated for date

• 18k yellow gold octagonal case, case back secured by 8 screws

• with an integrated 18k yellow gold bracelet and double folding clasp • case, dial, movement and bracelet signed.

Estimated price is HKD140,000.00 in Sotheby's Hong Kong 7 April 2011.

HK Snob

Patek Philippe Platinum Minute Repeating Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Auction in Hong Kong


CIRCA 2004 REF 5016P MVT 1905097 CASE 4214414

• cal. RTO27 PS-QR nickel lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 28 jewels, free-sprung Gyromax balance rotating within a one-minute tourbillon carriage, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, minute repeating on two steel gongs

• opaline-white dial, applied white gold Breguet numerals, retrograde date hand, apertures for day, month and leap year indication, subsidiary dial for constant seconds with moon-phases

• platinum circular case, minute repeating slide to the band, sapphire crystal display back

• case, dial and movement signed

• with a platinum PP buckle

•Important Watches Sale HK0352 Session 2 07 Apr 11 02:00 PM Sotheby's Hong Kong.

I speculate this goes to the price of HKD$6,200,000.00

HK Snob