Bob’s Watches Unveils a Rare Vintage Rolex Collection

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Bob’s Watches Unveils a Rare Vintage Rolex Collection

Written by: Amanda Chung

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Published on: December 13, 2022

Fashion editor: Ali Pew

Bob’s Watches has long been our favorite place to buy or sell preowned Rolex watches. They handle everything from authentication to servicing (and, in some cases, restoring) for a seamless, worry-free experience. Top-tier timepieces are the name of their game, so when they told us that their co-owner and lead buyer, Carol Altieri, had been curating something special, we knew it was going to be extraordinary.

The collection, launching today exclusively on goop.com and Bob’s Watches, includes a selection of vintage Rolex Stellas, rare specialty dials, and two (exquisite) cocktail watches.

collection of watches

What is a Stella, you might ask? It’s not an actual style (or “reference,” as a true collector would say), like the Daytona or the Submariner. It simply refers to any Rolex, usually a Day-Date or Datejust, with a colorful lacquered enamel dial. They were originally intended for the Middle Eastern market and launched, in the ’70s, to a lukewarm reception, so only a limited number were made; today, they’re some of the most sought-after watches out there. We love them because they’re somehow baller and playful at the same time. Keep scrolling to see how we’re styling them.

BRIGHT IDEA

woman wearing watch
woman wearing watch

G. LABEL BY GOOP SYDNEY FLOATING-DIAMOND PINKIE RING, goop, $1,300;
G. LABEL BY GOOP ELLIOTT ASSORTED-LINK BRACELET, goop, $1,500;
BOB’S WATCHES ROLEX DAY-DATE, goop, $44,995

A pop of color is the swiftest way to perk up your look—and put a little smile on your face whenever you look down to check the time. Whether you choose fire-engine red or something more understated (that tigereye dial is stunning), these watches play well with just about everything in your jewelry box.

  1. Bob’s Watches rolex lady-datejust

    Bob’s Watches
    rolex lady-datejust
    goop, $6,594

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  2. G. Label by goop Brigette Buckle Ring

    G. Label by goop
    Brigette Buckle Ring
    goop, $1,990

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  1. G. Label by goop Elliott Assorted-Link Bracelet

    G. Label by goop
    Elliott Assorted-Link Bracelet
    goop, $1,500

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  2. Bob’s Watches rolex day-date

    Bob’s Watches
    rolex day-date
    goop, $64,995

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  1. Bob’s Watches rolex lady-datejust

    Bob’s Watches
    rolex lady-datejust
    goop, $6,995

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  2. Eriness Tennis Bracelet

    Eriness
    Tennis Bracelet
    goop, $7,150

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woman wearing watch

COCKTAIL HOUR

These dainty-faced, diamond-studded cocktail watches are the ultimate arm candy: notable from afar and strikingly beautiful up close. They’re also good in group settings, so feel free to add more gold and diamonds into the mix.

G. LABEL BY GOOP GIGI BOW DRESS, goop, $795;
G. LABEL BY GOOP DEVEN LINK NECKLACE, goop, $2,500;
BOB’S WATCHES ROLEX COCKTAIL WATCH, goop, $6,995

  1. G. Label by goop Deven Pavé Link Necklace

    G. Label by goop
    Deven Pavé Link Necklace
    goop, $8,000

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  2. Nili Lotan skirt

    Nili Lotan
    skirt
    goop, $725

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  3. Eriness Ring

    Eriness
    Ring
    goop, $7,250

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  1. Nancy Newberg Studs

    Nancy Newberg
    Studs
    goop, $800

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  2. Bob’s Watches rolex cocktail watch

    Bob’s Watches
    rolex cocktail watch
    goop, $10,995

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  3. G. Label by goop Jerry Faux-Fur Jacket

    G. Label by goop
    Jerry Faux-Fur Jacket
    goop, $825

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  1. Bob's Watches rolex cocktail watch

    Bob’s Watches
    rolex cocktail watch
    goop, $6,995

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  2. Nili Lotan cami

    Nili Lotan
    cami
    goop, $325

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  3. G. Label by goop Fiene Yellow Gold and Black Pavé Ear Cuff

    G. Label by goop
    Fiene Yellow Gold and Black Pavé Ear Cuff
    goop, $895

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CONTRAST MODE

woman wearing watch
woman wearing watch

Photos courtesy of Bob’s Watches

G. LABEL BY GOOP GIA CASHMERE CREWNECK, goop, $695;
G. LABEL BY GOOP FIENE YELLOW GOLD AND BLACK PAVÉ EAR CUFF, goop, $895;
BOB’S WATCHES ROLEX DAY-DATE, goop, $38,995;
BOB’S WATCHES ROLEX DATE, goop, $13,495

Don’t be afraid to build a look around your accessories. Start with a clean canvas (an all-black outfit always works), then add a chunky men’s Rolex clasped over your sleeve, and offset the masculinity with a pavé-dipped ring and pointy-toe pearl-strap heels.

  1. Bob’s Watches rolex datejust

    Bob’s Watches
    rolex datejust
    goop, $18,995

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  2. Totême PUMPS

    Totême
    PUMPS
    Totême, $680

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  1. Engelbert Earrings

    Engelbert
    Earrings
    goop, $4,150

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  2. G. Label by goop Gia Cashmere Crewneck

    G. Label by goop
    Gia Cashmere Crewneck
    goop, $695

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  1. Bob’s Watches rolex day-date

    Bob’s Watches
    rolex day-date
    goop, $24,995

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  2. Engelbert ring

    Engelbert
    ring
    goop, $3,900

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  1. Bob’s Watches rolex date

    Bob’s Watches
    rolex date
    goop, $13,495

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  2. Bob’s Watches rolex day-date

    Bob’s Watches
    rolex day-date
    goop, $74,995

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  3. Bob’s Watches Rolex Lady-Datejust

    Bob’s Watches
    Rolex Lady-Datejust
    goop, $6,594

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  4. Bob’s Watches rolex date

    Bob’s Watches
    rolex date
    goop, $12,995

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  1. Bob’s Watches rolex day-date

    Bob’s Watches
    rolex day-date
    goop, $64,995

    SHOP NOW

  2. Bob’s Watches rolex day-date

    Bob’s Watches
    rolex day-date
    goop, $38,995

    SHOP NOW

  3. Bob’s Watches rolex cocktail watch

    Bob’s Watches
    rolex cocktail watch
    goop, $6,995

    SHOP NOW

  4. Bob’s Watches rolex datejust

    Bob’s Watches
    rolex datejust
    goop, $18,995

    SHOP NOW

  1. Bob’s Watches rolex day-date

    Bob’s Watches
    rolex day-date
    goop, $44,995

    SHOP NOW

  2. Bob’s Watches rolex cocktail watch

    Bob’s Watches
    rolex cocktail watch
    goop, $10,995

    SHOP NOW

  3. Bob’s Watches Rolex Lady-Datejust

    Bob’s Watches
    Rolex Lady-Datejust
    goop, $6,995

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  4. Bob’s Watches Rolex Lady-Datejust

    Bob’s Watches
    Rolex Lady-Datejust
    goop, $9,995

    SHOP NOW

  1. Bob’s Watches rolex day-date

    Bob’s Watches
    rolex day-date
    goop, $24,995

    SHOP NOW

  2. Bob’s Watches rolex day-date

    Bob’s Watches
    rolex day-date
    goop, $129,995

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