Rolex By Asprey 'The Art Of Giving'

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1966 Asprey "The Art of Giving" featuring 'Explorer dial' Submariner, Day-Date & GMT-Master

You know Tiffany blue, but do you know Asprey purple?

Rarity aside, it’s that beautiful Rolex family portrait with their flawless dials, tight, long bracelets with spotless clasps that draw you 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. It's 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 one's life.

It’s easy to imagine this very advertisement inspiring a husband or wife with an idea for the 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 the times that they mark.

Framed with entire ad page "floating" mounted on dark grey background with matching, thicker-ply matting to compliment tones of paper. Black, solid wood frame.

About our collaboration with Ad Patina

We're thrilled to be collaborating with our longtime friends at Ad Patina to bring you a selection of the most-popular and 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!


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Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.


Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.


We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

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Shipping & Returns


All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.


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