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A History of Rolex [Infographic]

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The name Rolex is synonymous with quality, luxury, and innovation. Each Rolex watch is manufactured with astounding artistry and precision, and to this day remain as some of the most reliable and desirable watches in the world. At PORTERO you will find a variety of Rolex timepieces, including: the Submariner, Datejust, Day-Date, Milgauss, GMT-Master, and Cellini. Every Rolex is under the PORTERO Promise, guaranteeing authenticity and quality. Find out about the history of Rolex in this infographic, and if you’d like to…

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The ABCs of PORTERO – Part 2

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N is for Nick Marmol, our Creative Director Born in London, Nick is a second-generation antiques specialist; a field the English take very seriously. A lover of historic landmarks and an avid traveler, Nick has been all over the world, but his favorite place to visit is India. Nick enjoys playing tennis and fishing, and his favorite restaurant is The Inn at Pound Ridge, where he enjoys the Maine Lobster pan roasted in the shell with oregano and chili. Although he’s British,…

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The Five Brands with Staying Power in the Secondary Luxury Market

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Here at PORTERO we don’t want to just help you find the best luxury items, but we want to educate you on the secondary market, on what makes a great purchase, and which luxury accessories will hold their value over time. “The secondary marketplace is very much like a commodity. Brands and their collections gain and lose value based on specific factors,” says Alexis Clarbour, the director of PORTERO.com. For example, you may pay full retail price on a certain…

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An Interview with Creative Director Nick Marmol: His Love for Watches

When did you first start admiring vintage watches? I started admiring watches while visiting antique auctions in England at the age of seven. My father used to be an antiques dealer. I often stopped to check out the vitrines of jewelry and watches and was fascinated by pocket watches. How has your knowledge of antiques influenced your passion for vintage watches? I like design and how things are made. Same as with antiques, watches are made by skilled craftsmen.  …

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Essential Retro Watches

(Click to enlarge!) Think the retro styling a la Mad Men is wearing off? Think again. The latest cover of GQ Australia shows Taylor Lautner carrying off the mid-century vibe beautifully, wearing tailored suits, slicked-back hair and dapper timepieces. A vintage watch is a great way to embrace the look without an insanely high price tag. Elegant models by Rolex, Omega and Breitling can be found as low as $1,000 – a relative bargain compared to their contemporary counterparts. Plus, the…

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Good for you Gold?

Apparently gold facials have gone mainstream. Who knew? Equinox spas are now offering signature treatments containing 24-karat gold flakes said to ‘moisturize, hydrate and reduce signs of aging’. I dug around a bit and found that the idea is far from new. Cleopatra herself was said to sleep wearing a gold mask, and ancient Chinese empresses had gold rollers for facial massage. Gold flakes have been put in consumer products ranging from liquor to paint to desserts–mostly for aesthetic value. But…

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Dapper Dials

Zac Efron might still be working on being taken seriously as a leading man, but he is definitely is emerging as a style icon for men. Whether or not you’re a fan of the beard, you can’t deny that his gray suit and Cartier Calibre watch look pretty dapper. There’s a lot to like about this watch, but I’m particularly fond of the oversized black dial and the sophisticated (but unusual) Ruman Numeral markers. Like the look of a black…

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Win This ROLEX!

We are so excited to announce our just-launched sweepstakes, and it’s our biggest ever! If you thought the Hermes Birkin we gave away this past January was incredible, take a look at our newest obsession: a 42mm pre-owned 18-karat gold Rolex President! To buy this watch new, you’d have to fork over around $24,000. Want to try to win it for free? All you have to do is head over to Portero and sign up on the pop-up and you’re…

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Now or Never–Rolex and Cartier sale today!

Hopefully you’ve checked out the sale preview on Facebook because our first Now or Never watch sale is about to begin! Use promo code NNRC at checkout and you’ll get an extra 20% off already reduced Cartier & Rolex watch prices. Don’t forget: The first shopper to checkout gets the watch, so don’t waste time if you see something you love. Click here to start browsing, but don’t forget, the promo code won’t be active until noon so you’ll need…

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Happy Birthday, Rolex

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Did you know that Rolex turns 100 this year? To celebrate the occasion, noted watch auction house Antiquorum planned “Revolution: The Evolution of the Rolex Sports Watch” that took place last Friday, April 17. Antiquorum gathered some of the brand’s most sought after and desired sports models and put them up for auction in both New York and Milan. The results? A staggering $8.5 million for 270 pieces, including nine world record buys. The biggest sale, lot 201, was an…

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