Auctions: Christie's Announces A Rolex-Themed Sale To Be Held On May 15 In Geneva
To be more explicit, the essentially named Rolex 1930s-2010s deal will be the whole evening meeting of Christie’s May sell in Geneva (with the morning meeting actually including the typical blend of brands and periods). The objective is to follow the historical backdrop of Rolex from soon after the development of the Oyster case (1926, in the event that you failed to remember) through to the current day. Low gauges start at just $2,000, so there will be some more open pieces, however they go as far as possible up to $500,000, so you will get a couple of masterpieces as well.
The full list is yet to be delivered, however here are the lots we think about so far:
18k Gold Paul Newman Daytona Ref. 6264 With Lemon Dial And Tropical Subdials
This here is the huge kid of the deal. Such an ideal tempest Daytona has just had two past proprietors and the lemon dial’s sub-registers and external track have both turned a pleasant, even earthy colored tone from the first dark. Indeed, even a standard lemon dial would be uncommon, yet this is something unique – there’s just a single other known ref. 6264 in 18k gold with this precise dial that has gone tropical.
Estimate: $500,000 – $800,000
Datyona Ref. 6263 With Green Khanjar Dial
Watches with the “Khanjar” image were made exceptionally by Rolex for the Sultan of Oman to give as endowments. Less than 10 steel Daytonas are realized that have this brilliant green Khanjar at 12 o’clock, a blend of ref. 6263 and ref. 6265 with both dark and silver dials. To make things shockingly better, this watch has the most punctual chronic number of any known green Khanjar Daytona.
Estimate: $320,000 – $420,000
14k Gold Paul Newman Daytona Ref. 6241 "John Player Special"
Fewer than 400 ref. 6241 Daytonas were made in 14k gold and they were just delivered from 1966 to 1969. The dark Paul Newman dial has a truly striking look, and keeping in mind that the watch gives a few indications of having been worn, it is new to market and still has the Rolex sticker unblemished on the back.
Estimate: $200,000 – $400,000
Milgauss Ref. 6543
This is the first Milgauss, probably the most abnormal watch Rolex has at any point made. Intended for high protection from magnetic fields, it was an incredibly particular watch and was just made for a very long time, from 1955 to 1957. This model has the first honeycomb dial, a straight seconds hand (not the helping jolt), and a bezel graduated to 60 units (not the truly odd six-unit bezel).
Estimate: $150,000 – $250,000
Wayfarer Dial Submariner Ref. 5513
This is one of the genuine sacred goals of Rolex gathering. Since so numerous out there are fakes, when a decent one comes available to be purchased, it’s a treat. This 1963 ref. 5513 has a particular dial with an underline at six o’clock, a tight coronet logo, and, obviously, the Explorer-style 3-6-9 printing. The dial has additionally begun to age, however all the better for the watch being straightforward. Truth be told, it’s fresh out of the box new to market and comes from the first family.
Estimate: $120,000 – $200,000
Ref. 3525 Chronograph With Salmon Dial
Dating to 1941, this is an early illustration of an Oyster chronograph and a damn attractive one at that. This careful watch, with its matured salmon dial and fresh case, has showed up in books by both Pucci Papaleo and John Goldberger. There are lots of little subtleties to like here, including the chronic number and reference number unmistakably stepped on the caseback (later models would show these between the drags, of course).
Estimate: $90,000 – $140,000
Ref. 6098 With Luminous Honeycomb Star Dial
This is probably as excellent as possible get. This ref. 6098 from 1953 has a silvered honeycomb dial with brilliant star-formed markers that is in amazing condition. Just eight watches like this are known to exist and from the photograph we have here (alongside Christie’s portrayal), it would seem that this one is in close to consummate shape.
Estimate: $80,000 – $120,000
Submariner Ref. 16610 From Comex 'Operation Everest'
On its own, a ref. 16610 Submariner would be not a big deal. In any case, this watch had a place with Guillaume Despiau, a volunteer who occurred in Comex’s popular “Activity Everest” try, which took a gander at how the human body responded to conditions like those found at the pinnacle of Everest throughout a supported timeframe. This watch accompanied him in the compressed chamber during the one-month try and the watch comes with all the proper documentation to demonstrate it.
Estimate: $35,000 – $55,000
Previews will be occurring in Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Geneva, Taiwan, and New York, starting April 18. Stay tuned for all the bare essential subtleties as they become available.
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