Paul Newman’s own Rolex Paul Newman Daytona sells for US$17.8 million

Rolex 'Paul Newman' Daytona

Hundreds gathered at the Phillips auction house in New York earlier this week for the latest wristwatch auction. By the time the dust settled, Paul Newman’s own 1968 Rolex Paul Newman Daytona had become the most expensive wristwatch to be sold at auction. Including the buyer’s premium, it sold for US$17,752,500. The watch was the eighth lot of the evening. Bidding […]

Concept Sunday: Rolex Cosmopolitan Smartwatch

Rolex Cosmopolitan concept

Rolex is certainly one of the best known luxury brands when it comes to watches. And while it has yet to launch a smartwatch, concept wearables built around its brand are not uncommon. We featured the Rolex Navigator smartwatch on Concept Sunday about a year ago while an earlier one envisioned Rolex collaborating with Apple to come up with the iWatch by Rolex. […]

Casio G-Shock and the Rolex Submariner the most Googled watches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner

Google searches are often a good indicator of what is popular. Based on research performed by online retailer Karus Chains (which does not sell watches but studies the search habits of online shoppers who use Google), two watches shared the top spot as the most popular watch Google searches for the last two years. The Casio G-Shock and the Rolex Submariner, both of which […]

Apple tops Rolex in luxury watch ranking

Yellow gold Apple Watch Edition

More than a few eyebrows went up when Apple unveiled a version of the Apple Watch that started at US$10,000 (CA$13,000) last March. Did Apple really expect to compete against established luxury brands offering high-end watches? While Apple has yet to announce how many Apple Watches it has sold, analytics firm NetBase has found that it has surpassed Rolex on its list of global luxury […]

Concept Sunday: Rolex Navigator smartwatch

Rolex Navigator smartwatch concept

Luxury watch brands are slowly jumping onto wearables. Some have already announced their first smartwatches. Among them are Breitling, Mondaine and Frederique Constant with the Breitling B55 Connected Chronograph, the Mondaine Helvetica No 1 Smart and the Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch respectively. A number of other companies have announced their intention to jump into the space as well. Tag Heuer announced at […]