Every man dreams of expensive and vintage rolex watches 1940s! Here is a selection of the most prestigious Rolex watches sold at Christie’s from 2013 to 2019…
Rolex Oyster Cosmograph Ref. 6263
(Paul Newman Mark 2 Panda dial), CHF 447,000. Prod final Model reference 6263, first released in 1969 and available in steel or yellow gold, is a prime example of the perfect vintage model, and the Panda style black and white dial is considered to be one of the most beautiful dials ever created for a wristwatch.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual, Comex, Ref. 1665 CHF 125,000. Sold in 2017
The Rolex Sea-Dweller diving model was designed in such a way as to withstand the pressure of spike-line t in the Watch, for the first time presented with regard with When used at the maximum allowance real In order to eliminate the problem on the side of the body, a special exhaust valve appeared, which today is not .. Reference 1665, it is the first serial Sea-Dweller was created in different variations, the most famous of which were created specifically for COMEX (Compagnie Maritime D’Expertises) – a French company that has been specializing in engineering and deep-sea operations since 1961.
Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Ref. 6200 CHF 271,500
Sold in 2016 The Submariner, which debuted in 1954, became the day! References 6200 is considered one of the first models in the collection. In total, about 300 watches were produced, the hallmark of which was a large case, a slightly rounded case back and a large crown, which improved water resistance and gave the watch a more masculine and sporty look. Of particular interest to collectors is the dial of the model. It looks like the dial of a 1953 explorer furthermore, the reference 6200 was also the first Submariner to feature the so-called “Mercedes” style hands.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual, GMT-Master, Ref. 6542 CHF 150,000
Sold in 2017 In 1954, Pan Am (Pan American World Airways) adopted a wristwatch that allowed pilots to keep track of the time in two time zones at once. Zadad also had a two-tone bezel with an applied line. The most desirable copy of the model among collectors, it was supplied with a Bakelite bezel. Bakelite was chosen for its low reflectivity and high readability. At the same time, the material is by its nature extremely fragile, soooways, with + Hence its high cost at auctions. Rolex Oyster Chronograph, Anti-Magnetic, Ref. 6236 CHF 149,000. Sold in 2015
The triple-calendar Rolex Oyster chronograph, nicknamed the “Jean-Claude Killy”
Produced in small batches from 1958 to 1964, the reference 6236 has a three-part Oyster-type case and is the last (of 4 ever or existing) a Rolex chronograph and triple calendar model. The watch was offered in steel, as well as in pink or yellow gold.
Rolex Oyster Chronograph, Anti-Magnetique, Ref. 3525 CHF 471,000. Sold in 2019
Issued between 1939 and 1945, the reference 3525 is one of the most deplorable chronological references. Available in rose gold, yellow gold, stainless steel and steel + gold combinations, this model was the first Rolex chronograph to feature a water-resistant Oyster case with screw-down crown.
Among collectors, this watch is called “monoblocco”, since the case of the model, hanging beze, is made from The model shown in the photo was formerly owned by Andy Warhol.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual, Day-Date, Ref. 1803, $131,250. Sold in 2019
The Rolex Day-Date is one of the most prestigious Rolex models for a reason. These watches have been worn by presidents, celebrities and world famous athletes. Among the most coveted versions of the model are models with dials made from inflorescences and bright miphiferbat. Stella.
“Stella” dials were called lacquered dials, which were equipped with models of the late 1970s. Colored lacquer for such models was mixed by hand and manually applied in several layers, which meant one thing at the end – there were never two identical copies within the series.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6062, $1,572,500. Sold in 2018
Many collectors and watch industry professionals regard the reference 6062 as the most prestigious code ever created with Eve. For the first time before the arrival in 2017 of the Cellini ref. 50535 references 6062 and references 8171 were the only Rolex watches ever to feature an indicator
Watches with “Stelline” dials are considered to be especially rare and, therefore, valuable from a collection point of view, watches with “Stelline” dials, some of the marks on which are indicated by miniature asterisks. One of the most expensive examples of such a model is the watch, nicknamed “Dark Star”. The appearance of an unusual nickname
the model, which went under the hammer for $1,572,500 in December 2018, owes it to the fact that the watch case, made of yellow gold, has become covered with a dark patina over time. I must say, there was plenty of time for this: the watch was released around 1952.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual, Milgauss, Ref. 6541 CHF 227,000. Sold in 2017
Reference Loy 6541, introduced in the 1950s also known This was the first watch with an additional soft iron case, inside which was installed a movement made according to the principles of a Faraday cage.
Tests carried out by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) showed that thousand a thousand s Given the highly specialized nature of the model, the watches were produced in small quantities. Outwardly, they can be recognized by an unusual second hand in the form of a lightning and a dial with patterns in.
Rolex Chronograph Antimagnetic Ref. 4113 CHF 1,107,750. Sold in 2013
Made in the early 1940s, the reference 4113 is a watch that most of the Rolex collectors regard as a dream watch. That’s because it’s the brand’s only split chronograph, and it’s only released in 12 uml. The model has never been made available to the general public or mentioned in any ads from the vig. Researchers believe that out of 12 examples, only 8 have survived. Most of the models in the series are associated with the famous Giro Automobilistico di Sicilia, which was once the longest race in Europe. It is customary to believe that the watch is usually created specially for races and in the nala 40 years is known. On the case back, the watch has individual numbers from 051’313 to 051’324. In May 2013 at the Geneva auction Christie’s copy number 051′