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Based on the book “PATEK PHILIPPE NAUTILUS & AQUANAUT” by Franca and Guido Mondani

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ESTIMATES 2023
With the purchase of one of the Rolex books written by Mondani, you will receive the new estimates of modern and vintage Rolex watches.
Every year we will send you the updating for free.

Send an e-mail to info@mondanionline.com if you want to receive them immediately!!!
ROLEX DAYTONA : Why do the Rolex dials oxidize and change color sometimes?
The color change , which sometimes is very pleasant and creates fascinating patinas, is due to the fact that Rolex has always used organic paints for the dials. When the dials were not sufficiently protected by a transparent varnish called " Zappon " , the silver that composed these paints would get oxidized with the sulfur content in the air turning it patinated . These color changes are progressive and not settle with time , a factor that makes these dials unique specimens .
They are called by collectors " TROPICAL " .
The black dial of the reference 16520 from the period...
Foreword by I Signori Del tempo
A foreword is a very important part of a book and is written by someone other than the author, usually an expert in the field that the book is about, in our case the world of horology.

"For those of us who consider themselves to be “modern dinosaurs” of the watch market, it is not only an honor to cooperate in such an important edition, but it is also a stimulating and exciting challenge, full of new discoveries. This publication reflects perfectly the requirements of today’s market: it contains the most detailed information one can find and wish for.
Indeed, we...
Why buying directly with Guido Mondani Editore
Buy with Mondani:

Guido Mondani Editore offers a perfect service for every customer all around the world. Books will be shipped quickly by Fedex or Corriere Bartolini. Giorgia and Guido Mondani will have direct contact with all clients, suggesting them the best edition about Rolex and Patek Philippe.

There are various advantages with the direct purchase with the publisher:



– Buying with Mondani Editore, our clients will receive every year and completely for free, the updating of the edition that you bought.
This...
Rolex Nicknames
The first nicknames for Rolex watches appeared some years ago in the forums. Now, worldwide collectors, auction houses, dealers and aficionados use these nicknames every day to identify a Rolex.
Some of them already represent known icons in the world of collecting Rolex, such as Paul Newman or James Bond; others are new and funny.
Today we want to share with you some of the most used and funny Rolex nicknames:
Bart Simpson–  Older Submariner coronets which are similar to the hair of Bart Simpson
Batman – GMT-Master with blue and black bezel (ref 116710blnr)
INVEST IN WATCHES: WHY AND HOW
INVEST IN WATCHES: WHY AND HOW

The world of investments is an ever- changing field. It’s really essential to find “ alternative/different investments” which could make trusted and reliable choices , achieving great results.

To invest in wrist watches fills these need, there are not any tax to pay for private collector/investor and it’s also possible start from low prices.

The aims are “rarities” and watches in good conditions.

For any further information please don’t hesitate to contact...
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 40th anniversary
In 2016, Patek Philippe is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its casually elegant Nautilus collection.
For many aficionados and connoisseurs of classic watchmaking artistry, this is a memorable occasion as well.
A look back to 1976 not only shows how quickly and dramatically the world has changed since then but also illustrates how well the Nautilus has stayed its course across four decades in terms of design, dependability, and popularity.
With two limited-edition Nautilus 40th Anniversary models, the manufacture manifests its ability to keep pace with the times...
Rolex Steve McQueen
Another iconic name in the world of collecting Rolex is Steve McQueen. Another famous actor and racing driver, like Paul Newman.

This time, it is not about Daytona but Steve McQueen's name is linked with the model 1655 Explorer II – the original model with the big orange hand.



 

However as there don’t seem to be any pictures of him wearing that watch, it’s considered more likely that dealers eager to generate interest in the watch fabricated the association.
The watch McQueen was photographed wearing on several...
HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ROLEX?
1) Which is the main feature all “James Bond” Submariner watches have in common?

All of them have the caliber 1030
None of them has crown guards
All of them have a waterproofness of 660 ft = 200 m

 

2) Which Sea-Dweller, produced in the past 20 years, has the largest increase in value?

Ref. 16600
Ref. 116600
Ref. 16600 “Polipetto”

 

3) In 2017, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Sea-Dweller, Rolex introduced a new reference with the Cyclops lens and...
Mondani Web
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The most reliable network of watch Sellers from all over the world.

Mondani also offers the best social media visibility in the world of luxury watches and a professional service of social media management.

Buy your watch safely from them.

Discover Mondani official Partners: watch brands, accessories, horological events and more.
Auction highlights and results, watch shows, special events in the world of watches and more.

Social media promotion & management:

Mondani is...
ROLEX AND SPORT
Rolex made its debut in sport in 1927, 19 years after the creation of the Maison, when a british woman named Mercedes Gleitze swam across the waters of the English Channel. After 15 hours and 15 minute crossing, the Rolex Oyster uenzPrecision at her wrist worked perfectly. This great goal, in addition to being an exceptional sport achievement, also marks the official birth of the sport watch. The watch worn by Miss M. Gleitze, produced in 1926, was 9 ct gold. and it presented a case of octagonal shape (31 × 27 mm.).

1926 is a milestone for both Rolex and for the world of...
Rolex Day-Date history
In 1956 Rolex presents one of its most successful and most popular watches ever: the DAY-DATE, the first chronometer wristwatch which is selfwinding, waterproof and comprehensively indicates the date and the day of the week.

The Day-Date represented a worldwide innovation: it was the first watch to indicate the date in the three o’clock position, and the day of the week in the 12 o’clock position.



We can read in a 1963 Rolex catalogue that the calendar existed in eleven languages, in a Rolex leaflet in 1979 in 24, whilst in 1985 in 25...
Patek Philippe: the origins of the Nautilus
Taken from the third volume of "Collecting Nautilus and Patek Philippe"


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The 1970’s was an extremely difficult period for the Swiss watchmaking industry in general; we remember how, during that decade, the cutthroat competition of the “made in Japan” quartz watches forced the Swiss entrepreneurs to carefully review their organizations and to put their products through a major lifting surgery.


Patek Philippe management had foreseen the need for change, it was necessary to...
ROLEX MASTERS
The term “Master” indicates the most important position existing aboard a ship, and means “principal”, “leader”, and in our Rolex Universe the MASTERS
represent the most complicated watches.
The term “complication”, in horology, indicates each supplementary mechanism inserted into the watch movement, which has a different function above and beyond the simple visualization of the time.

Even though this definition of complication is universally recognized among collectors, a watch which has for example only a date or a chronograph is rarely defined...
Buy-Sell Rolex
Dear Collectors, Mondani Editore is glad to inform its client that we are now offering a new service of “Buying and Selling Rolex”.



Thanks to the big quantity of collectors and dealers we are in touch with, we would like to offer you a free service of “mediating” between those who have interest in selling and buying a Rolex watch.



In order to inform us about the piece you would like to buy / sell, you can send us an e-mail to info@mondanionline.com specifying model,reference, case number, conditions of the watch and...
Rolex Day-Date history
In 1956 Rolex presents one of its most successful and most popular watches ever: the DAY-DATE, the first chronometer wristwatch which is selfwinding, waterproof and comprehensively indicates the date and the day of the week.

The Day-Date represented a worldwide innovation: it was the first watch to indicate the date in the three o’clock position, and the day of the week in the 12 o’clock position.

We can read in a 1963 Rolex catalogue that the calendar existed in eleven languages, in a Rolex leaflet in 1979 in 24, whilst in 1985 in 25 different languages....
New York Times and Giorgia Mondani
The New York Times published an amazing article about Giorgia Mondani.Click here to read it


Reading this interview in one of the world’s most important newspaper is a big satisfaction for our family; it is a honor and privilege being featured in such an important publication.

Kathleen Beckett interviews Giorgia Mondani about her favourite watches, her collection, family and life.
Giorgia explains that she is one of the very few women in this business and she never travels without her husband Daniele. She tells how she got the watch passion from...