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  • Why Explore the Rolex Milgauss?

  • Omega x Swatch Global ‘MoonSwatch’ Launch

  • Why Everyone Adores Cartier Love

    The Cartier LOVE bracelet is an exceptional piece of jewellery and is one of the most highly searched-for pieces on the internet. Part of a wider collection that includes the Cartier LOVE ring and the Cartier LOVE wedding band, the concept behind LOVE is intriguing and it sets itself apart…
  • Rolex Shortage Pushes Up Prices

    The Swiss watch super brand, Rolex, is facing shortages across many models, driving up prices on the pre-owned market. There is a Rolex supply issue across many models, including a Rolex stainless steel sport watch shortage and it’s tempting to pin the problem on the pandemic; however, there’s more to…
  • Investment Watches – Why Buying is Smart

    The luxury watch market is in ascendance, with prices rocketing for both new and pre-owned models. A recent Deloitte report from October 2021 states that pre-owned luxury watches are increasingly sought-after, with almost one-in-three buyers planning to purchase one over the next year. If you’ve already got a luxury watch…
  • Aston Martin History – Beautiful British Design

    Aston Martin’s history flows through the last century like a golden thread that ties together some of the most quintessentially British successes – fast cars, superlative design, motor racing and Bond, James Bond. It’s hard to imagine that this classic car brand started life in a small London workshop, but…
  • How Rolex Survived World War Two

    Hans Wilsdorf - The Exceptional Man Behind Rolex Hans Wilsdorf moved to London in 1904, bringing with him Wilsdorf and Davis watchmakers. Feeling uncomfortably Germanic during World War I, Wilsdorf relocated his business to Geneva and changed the name to The Rolex Watch Company Ltd in 1915. Wilsdorf and the…
  • Things You May Not Know About Cartier

    The history of Cartier takes us on a fascinating journey back through a timeline of modern Europe - Cartier’s story intertwines with so many important events and figures in popular culture that it’s clear to see why Cartier is such a coveted brand, beloved by so many. The Cartier History…
  • Most Expensive Jewellery Ever Sold at Auction

    Giant Gems Sold at Auction Stunning, staggeringly expensive and intensely beautiful, here’s the Suttons and Robertsons’ guide to the most expensive pieces of jewellery ever sold at auction, in reverse order. 9. The Winston Blue In 2014, the Winston Blue was bought from an anonymous seller by Harry Winston Inc.…
  • Valuing Diamonds – What Determines Their Worth?

    A diamond’s value depends on many factors and, as London pawnbrokers since 1770, the Suttons and Robertsons’ diamond specialists know exactly what they’re looking to see in a gemstone. We can offer you a loan against your jewellery collection and have over 250 years of experience, if you are seeking…
  • Investing in Art

  • Everything You Need to Know About the Rolex Daytona

    Not only has Suttons and Robertsons charted the rise and rise of Rolex, the king of watches, but we’ve also watched the increasingly stellar performance of the Rolex Daytona.  The Daytona emerged as the must-have Rolex, with long waiting lists for new models and outlandish performances at auction, including the…
  • The Paul Newman Rolex Daytona

    Why Paul Newman’s Daytona Rolex Could Be The Watch of a Century It’s hard to understand how just one man could make such a difference to the value of a watch, but that’s exactly what happened when Paul Newman’s Daytona sold at auction for $17.8m in 2013. We might be…
  • Why Buy a Second Hand Luxury Watch?

    When it comes to buying luxury items, part of the reason that we buy them is that notion of ownership; luxury isn’t often connected with buying things that have been pre-owned or second hand. However, there are exceptions to this notion. Consider art. Think about classic cars. What about pre-owned…
  • The Rolex Warranty Card – Extra Value

    When purchasing a Rolex, it can be tempting to be swept away by the genius and craftsmanship of the timepiece itself. However, this is Rolex and every single part of the purchase is important to the brand, from the on-point marketing that caught your eye to the warranty card that…
  • Emma Raducanu Sparkles with Tiffany Jewellery

    Emma Raducanu set Arthur Ashe Stadium alight with her historic US Open win on Saturday 11 September 2021, but Emma’s win is just the start for her. As well as a million-dollar plus pay check, Emma will have to work her way through a long queue of brands who want…
  • Investing in Whiskey

    As gold trades at an all-time high, it is easy to see how many people are seeking a place to hide their funds that is not cash at the bank or buried in the backyard. Even with the massive change in business and the world of finance, the wealthy are…
  • Jewellery Pawn Shop – 5 Top Tips To Consider

    There are many reasons why you might want to take your jewellery to a pawn shop. It can often be the best option for a short-term loan as it’s a fast way of raising money with minimal paperwork. As a pawnbroker, our job is to help you get the best…
  • Green Faced Watches – Trend or Direction of Travel?

    Great watchmakers follow trends, even if they’re not all following the same trend at the same time. As pawnbrokers, Suttons and Robertsons track the investment performance of these trends. 2021 looks to be the year of the green dial and it looks to be a vintage year. With watch trends,…
  • Maximising Potential with Alternative Investments

    The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything – even the markets. We’re still just over a decade on from the last global crash and Covid-19 blindsided almost everyone (unless you’re a virologist…). What did that mean for your investments? And going forward, the need to secure your financial position is more…
  • How to Find a Pawnbroker Near Me

    When you are looking for a pawnbroker, you may want to find one that's near where you live or work, so you can swing by during your lunch break or visit them after work. However, not all pawnbrokers are equal and there are other elements to consider when finding a…
  • The Timekeepers – Sport’s Big Brands

    When it comes to elite sports, the big watch brands want a piece of the action. To be associated with timekeeping excellence and a world-class sporting event can give luxury watch-makers leverage over their competitors. At Suttons and Robertsons, our watch experts have been offering loans against luxury watches since…
  • Rolex Watches To Buy In 2021

    Rolex – how can we know both so much and so little about this iconic watch-making brand? While Rolex is eager to share endless details about the composition and technical spec of their watches, there is a certain mystique that surrounds this Swiss company. At Suttons and Robertsons, we have…
  • Rolex watches – 10 things you didn’t know

    The Rolex universe is endlessly fascinating. Simultaneously part of popular culture while setting the standard for prestige watch-making across the globe, Rolex has many hidden depths. Suttons and Robertsons probably know more than most about this iconic brand, with over a century’s experience of buying, selling and providing loans against…
  • Patek Philippe Buyers’ Guide

    In a world that adores the Rolex, it can pay to look around when it comes to buying and investing in watches; Patek Philippe offers the buyer something that not many other prestige watchmakers can offer – independence. Family-run, and with no shareholders to be beholden to, Patek Philippe can…