Ross Povey’s Wrist Round-Ups from Spring Auction Weekend 2019 in Geneva

Ross Povey’s Wrist Round-Ups from Spring Auction Weekend 2019 in Geneva

The Geneva Watch Weekend is ostensibly about the watches in the auctions; the previews, auctions and not forgetting the Friday evening cocktail parties. The weekend is so much more than that though and is equally all about meeting up with old friend and making new ones. And the one thing everybody has in common? Watches – a deep love of watches. One of my favourite pastimes at these events is to check out what people are wearing and so we thought it would be fun to share a selection in the first of Ross’s Wrist Round-Ups.

So let’s kick off what I was wearing. I have two main holological hankerings that are pretty much at opposite ends of the spectrum…battered old Tudor Military Submariners and modern Daytonas with interesting dials. So for most of the weekend I was enjoying a white gold Daytona reference 116519 with Tahition mother of pearl. The dial has a rainbow of colours with heavy purples and green being prevalent. I had Italian master strap-maker Jean-Paul Menicucci make me a purple suede strap that picks the colour out beautifully:

Ross Povey's Daytona

And then I also enjoyed this original owner Tudor Snowflake Submariner. Reference 7016 with a rare Swiss-only dial. Check out the case profile:

Ross Povey's Tudor
My friend Wulf Shuetz @rareandfine enjoys rocking some rare bling. A Rolex Day Date Oysterquartz 19058:
Wulf Shutz's Oysterquartz
The inimitable Mike Wood @theoldwatchshop with a very nice vintage Explorer reference 1016:
Mike Wood's 1016
Always prepared, Mike also travels with his UV light. No relume here!
Mike Wood's 1016 UV
Phillips Watch Department Head of Americas Mr Paul Boutros dressing-up with FP Journe:
Paul Boutros' F.P. Journe
Jonathan Wong @jwlife37 and a stunning 5510 ‘Big Crown’ Submariner from 1959:
Jonathan Wong's 5510
The double-wristing Lester @nobleandgraffwith a ‘Big Crown’ 5510 and an equally incredible rose gold 6034:
Noble and Graff's ‘Big Crown’ 5510 and an equally incredible rose gold 6034
Rony @vintagerolexasylum with a chocolaty super nice tropical Daytona reference 6240:
Rony's 6240
A very cool Rolex Daytona ‘Bling’ Beach reference 116589 with factory two-line diamond bezel, belonging to Wulf Shuetz @rareandfine:
Rolex Daytona ‘Bling’ Beach reference 116589
We wouldn’t expect anything else from Mr MilSub Jed McCormack @jedly1. A reference 5517 MilSub:
Jed MilSUb
No words needed. Another double-wrister from @iceman284912
Iceman Double
The always-dapper Corrado Materelli @onlyvintageofficial with another brown Daytona:
Corrado Choc Daytona

What a great weekend. What great watches. But most importantly, what great guys!


Ross Povey

Ross Povey, the founder of is regarded as the world’s leading expert on vintage Tudor watches. Although an expert on Rolex and Tudor watches primarily, Ross’s work covers the entire field of horology and he is currently Editor-in-Chief of Revolution magazine in the UK. He writes for and has contributed to some of the most influential horological publications, including; The Telegraph, The Rake, Bulang & Sons, Watchonista, Hodinkee, QP and is the co-author of the book Daytona Perpetual, a celebration of the automatic Rolex Daytona released through Pucci Papaleo Editore. Ross is also an international speaker and regularly hosts watch events in the UK and Europe.

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