Arturo Merzario Niki Lauda Rolex Datejust


The tale of Niki Lauda's Rolex

In 1976, Arturo Merzario dived into flames to free Niki Lauda from his wrecked F1 car. The rescuer was given a gold Rolex as a thank-you but has never worn it — till now. He reveals why

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All Rolex nicknames and jargon explained
Rolex collecting has developed its own jargon over the years. Here’s…
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The history of the Rolex GMT-Master II
One year on from the launch of Rolex’s stainless steel “Pepsi” bezel…
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Watchspotting at SalonQP 2018
From Rolex and Tudor to Gronefeld, Nomos Glashutte and Heuer, these …
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How Hublot & Richard Mille made watches colourful
Colour in watchmaking was once limited to dials and straps but thank…
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Up Close: the 2017 Rolex Sky-Dweller

With a sharper, more modern design, can we learn to love one of Rolex’s less well understood models?

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Up Close: the Rolex Cellini Moonphase
Launched at Baselworld 2017, the Rolex Cellini Moonphase is the most complicated watch in the Cellini line-up and Rolex's first moonpha…
Deep Time: a brief history of diving watches

The watches which have plumbed the oceans' depths

Through the square window: a brief history of dates on watches
Consider the date window: ubiquitous and rather useful, it is much-maligned as a design feature. Here are the worst culprits, and those…
Fake Rolex watch
How to spot a fake watch

QP went to Birmingham’s Assay Office to hear some of the horror stories from the world of fake watches

A custom-made Panerai, and the many watches of the Royal Navy Clearance Divers

One elite military unit has a particular fondness for custom-made dive watches

The five vintage dress watches we'd love to see reissued today
What about bringing back some of watchmaking’s more flamboyant dress watch designs? Here are some we'd love to see brought back to lif…
The great chronograph gold rush: examining the biggest market boom in years

QP assembled a panel of experts to ask: what is going on?

Rolex Oyster 1926
The watch that changed everything: the 90th anniversary of the Rolex Oyster

In many ways, this is the watch that proved the viability of the wristwatch as an idea

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Rolex Oysterquartz 5100
The hidden link between Rolex and the Royal Oak
Collectors and designers alike idolise Gerald Genta’s Royal Oak, but its origin story has always been murky, involving tales of diving …
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Up close: the Tudor Heritage Black Bay "Black"

The third addition to Tudor's Black Bay retro diving watch collection has the mass market in mind.

Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Everose Oysterflex
Is the new Rolex Yacht-Master the most radical Rolex in years?

The brand's first-ever watch on a synthetic strap just happens to be one of the coolest

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The new watch of presidents: the Rolex Day-Date 40

The current incarnation of the legendary Rolex Day-Date is smarter and sharper than ever.

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The market for vintage Tudor watches has boomed in recent times. Make sure you know your Monte Carlo from your Big Block.

The best watch I ever sold, by the experts who sold them

The experts reveal their favourite vintage watch sales, including rare watches from Omega, Rolex and Patek Philippe