Rolex and Somlo Antiques
Located in the prestigious Burlington Arcade our stock of antique pocket watches and vintage wrist watches covers 400 years of horology. From the early 16th Century pre-balanced spring watch, fine quality enamels, the complicated repeater and the elegant Art Deco cocktail watch, to contemporary the wrist watch constructed by well known leading watch houses. We pride ourselves on acquiring the very best examples to satisfy even the most avid of watch collectors.
We house Rolex watches as a particular speciality.
Rolex watches have achieved records under some of the most hazardous conditions. Edmund Hillary wore a Rolex when he conquered Mount Everest, as did Jacques Piccard during his exploration of the ocean depths, and Sir Malcolm Campbell when he set the lands speed record in his car Bluebird.
Rolex have specialised in a unique type of watch; a skillful blend of sturdiness, preciousness, and of sporting elegance. Today Rolex are in the top six of the largest Swiss watch manufacturers, and are the largest purchaser of precious metal for industrial purposes in the whole of Switzerland.
We also house Brequet, Cartier Watches, old Omega watches, Verge Pocket Watches, vintage Cartier, vintage Omega Watch Repairs, vintage Patek Philippe and handle all kinds of repair, specialising in Omega watch repairs.