Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Superlative Chronometer
Most expensives Rolex watches-world record set by Atiquorum
[April 23] NEW YORK, NY, USA-Nine world records were set at Antiquorum's massive vintage Rolex auction, entitled Revolution: The Evolution of the Rolex Sport Watch, commemorating the brand's 100th anniversary. In total, $8, 515, 260 worth of timepieces were sold to bidders worldwide.
Photo: Double-Red Patent Pending Mark I Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual Date, Sea-Dweller, Submariner 2000, 2000 ft. / 610 m., Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, " Ref. 1665. Made in 1967. Fine and extremely rare, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel diver's wristwatch with double red Sea- Dweller logo, helium escape valve, date and a stainless steel Rolex Oyster Fliplock bracelet.
The Apr. 17 thematic auctionAntiquorums first for a single watch brandwas held at its U.S. headquarters in New York City, with bidders from around the world on-site, online, and in Milan, Italy (via video conferencing).
said the auction set several world records (all prices including buyers premium).
The most beautiful watch in the sale, the rare "Jean-Claude Killy" Antimagnetic Oyster Chronograph, fetched $155, 000.
The 270 lots took in more than $ 8.5 million. The event was a year in planning.
Also drawing notable prices, said Antiquorum, were a James Bond Oyster Perpetual ($155, 000), a rare "Jean-Claude Killy" antimagnetic Oyster Chronograph ($155, 000), and a 1979 Paul Newman Oyster Cosmograph Daytona (166, 800).
The auctions results are strong evidence of collectors' appreciation for and established Tudor as a collector's brand, said Julien Schaerer, Antiquorum USA auctioneer and watch director of Antiquorum USA.
While collectors certainly paid a premium for historical value, not all the most attractive watches hit six figures.
The super-stylish version of the Explorer known as the "Straight Hand Steve McQueen" went for a more modest $40, 800, still a significant sum for this model.
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