We can’t blame you for having an interest in collecting Submariners. And neither could Guido Mondani, collector and publisher of watch books for over 35 years. Mondani built a collection that was sold at Antiquorum in 2006, in an auction that included over a dozen reference world record prices and the highest price ever paid for a Rolex at auction at the time. So yes, this is a man that deals in Submariners (and others).
Collecting Rolex Submariner contains reference, production and case information for Subs, along with illustrations and photographs (and other documents). With text in both Italian and English, there are over 800 images across 264 pages to provide details for every Rolex Submariner, Submariner Date, Sea-Dweller and Deepsea, including the different markings and corresponding serial numbers. Mondani breaks down the dial variants (including originals as well as service replacements), including the case number, bracelet and its references, winding crown, case back, the caliber with the respective years of production, and the various references upon which the dial variants could have been mounted.
The latest edition of Collecting Rolex Submariner includes:
– updated estimates for the Rolex Submariner, Submariner Date, Sea-Dweller and Deepsea (with prices depending on condition); also estimates of the Oyster Bracelets of all the models
– table to determine the year of production of a Submariner
– contacts for buying, selling and exchanging Modern and Vintage Rolex watches (YMMV)