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1966 Asprey’s Rolex collection
You know Tiffany blue- but do you know Asprey purple?
Rarity aside, it’s that beautiful Rolex family portrait with their flawless (and very special) dials, tight, long bracelets with spotless clasps that draws the viewer in. But if you can manage to look deeper, you get to the heart of the ad where its true beauty and charm lies.
This ad gets the heart of what a watch is capable of being. Its more than a timepiece, more than a gift, a timepiece is a way to mark a milestone, a signifier of devotion, a way to commemorate a special time in ones life.
It’s easy to imagine this very advertisement inspiring a husband or wife with an idea for perfect gift. The way it evokes more than the shopping experience, but rather the emotion of an occasion, serves as a warm reminder that watches are more than their collectibility or price tag.
Their true value comes from what they mean personally to us, the stories they tell, and they times that they mark.
Framed with entire ad page floating, mounted on almost dark grey background with matching matting. Solid wood black frame.
About our collaboration with Ad Patina
We're thrilled to be collaborating with our longtime friends at Ad Patina to bring you an exclusive selection of rare vintage watch advertisements curated specifically for Analog/Shift!
Scouring the world for forgotten marketing treasures, Ad Patina's raison de être very much mimics our own - to hunt down these wonderful bits of history, preserve and restore them as needed, and share them with an enthusiastic community.
These documents of horological history have entered the watch collecting conversation as the ultimate accompanying accessory, and have found themselves framed in homes and offices around the world. Every one of these wonderful pieces is a genuine, vintage advertisement that has been professionally mounted and framed with UV resistant glass to ensure years of enjoyment to come - no reprints or reproductions here!
Much like a traditional piece of art - a painting or photograph - an original watch advertisement can be appreciated for its design as well as for its power to evoke nostalgia.
Something we vintage watch enthusiasts know all about!
Framed Dimensions: 13 5/8" W x 17 1/4" L -- 34.6cm W x 43.8cm L
Ads are professionally framed with UV-resistant glass and acid-free materials for preservation.
Frames come with wire on back for easy hanging. Felt pads are also affixed to back of frame to protect your walls from getting scratched.
All vintage advertisement orders ship from Ad Patina HQ in Chicago
Analog/Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
We back each Analog/Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states. We are happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options