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Odilo Lamprecht, Bucherer’s very own Head of Certified Pre-Owned Europe, introduces his favourite vintage Rolex, a unique watch with a special story linked to his role.

"This is my gold 1970s Rolex Day-Date. It’s a 36mm, which is quite small for a man’s watch, but I think it fits me very well. When it came in to be certified I knew I had to have it. So, after being serviced here it became my favourite piece, a gift to myself for launching Certified Pre-Owned!

I don’t know much about its history, but that just makes it more mysterious and special. I often think about the person who wore it before me. I changed the strap from its original bracelet to a more understated brown leather, but I’m sure they must have enjoyed showing it off."


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“I don’t wear it every day. If I’m travelling or doing something more active I use my GMT-Master II Batman. This is an elegant dress watch for special events, and it looks great with a suit, but works just as well with simple outfits like jeans and a white shirt. Somehow it just fits.

My favourite detail is the dial, it’s not too big. And it’s gold with black lettering. That contrast is what makes this model so beautiful, because it brings the watch to life. When I first saw it, all those details coming together made it perfect. Like love at first sight."

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“At the time, I wasn’t looking for a watch like this. In my job, working with these incredible pieces, you can fall in love with a watch 20 times a day. Luckily, I don’t earn enough to buy them all, and of course you have to leave something for the customers! But this particular piece made me say, ‘I need to have it.”