BOOK REVIEW: Total Rolex From Mondani Editore

BOOK REVIEW: Total Rolex From Mondani Editore

Jan 25

Book Review: TOTAL ROLEX Authors:   Giorgia and Guido Mondani By: John B. Holbrook, II January 25th, 2013 Just over two years ago (has it really been that long?) Mondani Editore produced the book ROLEX GALLERY (you can read my review by clicking here).  Recently The father-daughter team of Giorgia and Guido Mondani have produced a follow up to that wildly successful book entitled TOTAL...

Book Review of Rolex Daytona Story

Book Review of Rolex Daytona Story

Oct 02

When Osvaldo Patrizzi and Guido Mondani collaborate, you know it’s a special project.  When they collaborate to write on the topic of the legendary Rolex Daytona, it’s a project which demands the attention of the entire Rolex enthusiast community, and beyond.  With  ROLEX DAYTONA STORY, Patrizzi and Mondani who are arguably the two most well published and knowledgeable figures on...

Book Review: Collecting Rolex Milgauss, Yacht-Master, Turn-O-Graph, Explorer I, Explorer II

Book Review: Collecting Rolex Milgauss, Yacht-Master, Turn-O-Graph, Explorer I, Explorer II

Apr 22

In 2010, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg did a hilarious film comedy called “The Other Guys” with the premise being to show how important and meaningful the non-super star performers are on a team in the grand scheme.  On team Rolex, watches like The Submariner, Daytona, and the GMT Master II are the “super star” performers which tend to grab all the mainstream...

BOOK REVIEW: Rolex Gallery From Mondani Press

BOOK REVIEW: Rolex Gallery From Mondani Press

Dec 01

Book Review: ROLEX GALLERY Authors:   Giorgia and Guido Mondani By: John B. Holbrook, II December 1st, 2010 The kind folks at Mondani Press recently sent me a review copy of their newest book publication entitled ROLEX GALLERY. ROLEX GALLERY is a very different product from previous Mondani books I’ve read, and seems to be aimed at a slightly different audience.  Instead of the usual,...

Book Review: THE ROLEX SUBMARINER STORY

Book Review: THE ROLEX SUBMARINER STORY

Nov 11

Book Review: THE ROLEX SUBMARINER STORY Authors: Franca and Guido Mondani By: John B. Holbrook, II August 8, 2009 The book “ROLEX SUBMARINER STORY” by Franca and Guido Mondani is the latest Rolex related publication to come from “Guido Mondani Editore” publishing.  While this isn’t the first book Guido Mondani has done that’s dedicated to the Rolex Submariner, it is...

Book Review: 100 YEARS OF ROLEX

Book Review: 100 YEARS OF ROLEX

Nov 11

Book Review: 100 YEARS OF ROLEX By: John B. Holbrook, II December 3rd, 2008 100 YEARS OF ROLEX, by Franca and Guido Mondani, was written to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of Rolex.  Admittedly, when I first saw the book my first thought was that it was simply an attempt to cash in on the 100 year anniversary of Rolex – a notion that was completely dispelled when I received the...

Book Review: ROLEX DAYTONA: A LEGEND IS BORN

Book Review: ROLEX DAYTONA: A LEGEND IS BORN

Nov 11

Book Review: ROLEX DAYTONA:  A LEGEND IS BORN By: John B. Holbrook, II November 22nd, 2008 I’ve had ROLEX DAYTONA:  A LEGEND IS BORN for a couple of years now – it was published in November of 2006 and I snapped it up as soon I was aware of it in early 2007.  I’m a HUGE fan of the Rolex Daytona, so I was thrilled at the thought of a dedicated book about the beloved...

Book Review: The Rolex Report

Book Review: The Rolex Report

Nov 10

Book Review: THE ROLEX REPORT By: John B. Holbrook, II October 11th, 2008 One of the first books I ever purchased about Rolex watches was John E. Brozek’s THE ROLEX REPORT:  An Unauthorized Reference Book For Rolex Enthusiasts.  It was a great read then, and it still remains my favorite printed book on the subject of Rolex. Over the years I’ve stuck a friendship with John Brozek, and even...

100 Superlative Rolex Watches

100 Superlative Rolex Watches

Nov 08

Book Review: 100 SUPERLATIVE ROLEX WATCHES By: John B. Holbrook, II October 10th, 2008 I recently became aware of author John Goldberger’s new book, 100 SUPERLATIVE ROLEX WATCHES.  Based on some excellent recommendations, I reached out to the publisher, and agreed to review the work myself here on THE ROLEX REFERENCE PAGE. By way of background, John Goldberger is an elite Italian watch...

Book Review: COLLECTING ROLEX GMT-MASTER WRISTWATCHES

Book Review: COLLECTING ROLEX GMT-MASTER WRISTWATCHES

Oct 28

Book Review: COLLECTING ROLEX GMT-MASTER WRISTWATCHES By: John B. Holbrook, II November 16th, 2008 I own nearly every book published by noted Rolex expert and author Guido Mondani, but I don’t think I’ve been any more impressed than by one of his latest works, COLLECTING ROLEX GMT-MASTER WRISTWATCHES.  The book is co-authored by Lele Ravagnani, with Guido Mondani also being listed as...

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