As always, you guys here are first to know
so today I went to Geneva
to collect all the Hillary Rolex at Antiquorum. Most of you remember the
hectic around Sir Edmund Hillary's watch collection came up for sale last
year. Lady June ( second wife & widow of Sir Ed ) decided to offer all the
watches her late husband got from Rolex over the years. Only problem was that
she was not allowed to offer them for sale as Peter Hillary & his sister Sara
where officially the owner of this collection. So the Auction was stopped by a
court junction and NZ Minister of Culture declaired that these watches where of
Heritage value for the NZ people and could not been sold / leave the NZ country.
Now some 6 months later, Hillary's collection was still in AQ's vault. Today we finally
reached a agreement in sorting out the lost AQ claimed they had by not auctioning the
Hillary collection. I had a long debate with Evan & Julien that started when I was in
Geneva last time, with Peter Hillary & Jamling Tenzing Norgay for our HTE project.
Serveral meetings finally made it happen that today the whole collection is free again
to travell back to NZ where the historical Rolex Bosecks will be displayed soon in the
Auckland museum that has a permanent exhibition on Sir Edmund Hillary. So I'm extremly
happy I could help & it all worked out at the end and very gratefull to a close friend
of mine that helped the Hillary family so good! as otherwise I would not got able to share
this wonderfull news with you. Many thanks to everybody at AQ in understanding the situation.
Here some quick scans I just made in the sun after collecting them all that I like to share with you
All the best & many thanks to those that helped us
as i'm really happy deep passion made it happen