Die-hard Rolex-ionados, adapt to drool! To mark 50 years of the Rolex Daytona, Christie’s is accomplishing what it does best,
staging an bargain of 50 of these admirable timepieces! Abounding of these watches accept never been apparent at bargain afore so, brace your affluence admiring selves. To be captivated on 10 November 2013 in Geneva, the accident has estimates alignment from $10,000 to $300,000.
The ‘Choco-line’ Grené Rolex
Among the highlights is the actual aboriginal 1963 Daytona. From its canicule as the ‘Cosmograph’, the ‘Choco-line’ Grené Rolex is a attenuate arrangement of the aboriginal stainless animate alarm wristwatch. With amber registers, “underline bifold Swiss” punch and bezel calibrated for 300 units, it carries an appraisal of $40,000-80,000.
‘The Arabian Night’
Personalised Daytonas actuality attenuate luxuries, Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said, the Sultan of Oman’s appropriately christened ‘The Arabian Night’, bears a atramentous punch with the red signature of His Majesty and awful adorable artistry. Manufactured in 1972, it has a stainless animate visage besides a aristocratic address and an absurd appraisal of $300,000 to $500,000.
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The ‘Jean-Paul Belmondo’
The atramentous punch Daytona dates aback to antique with its affiliation to such a personality. Jean-Paul Belmondo’s Rolex fashions the French actor’s New Wave chic. The stainless animate Oyster Cosmograph alarm carries an appraisal of $60,000 to $120,000.
The ‘John Player Special’
Of the ten, featured ‘Paul Newman’ models the ‘John Player Special’, reflects his accurate cast of agreeableness and altruistic appeal. Gleaming in gold, about 1969, the Daytona alarm wristwatch with atramentous punch and gold bracelet, has an appraisal of $80,000 to $120,000.
The ‘White Rainbow’
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A white gold, design and sapphire-set Daytona, The ‘White Rainbow’, accurate to its name, channels a bright carousal that incidentally juxtaposes able-bodied adjoin the atramentous diamond-set punch and white gold bracelet, of the about 2012 alarm wristwatch. The alien alarm has an appraisal of $50,000 to $80,000.
The ‘Jack of Diamonds’
The ‘Jack of Diamonds’ Rolex Daytona is absolutely the jack of admirable Daytonas in its gold, design and sapphire-set mastery. Manufactured in 1988, it carries an appraisal of $180,000 to $280,000.
The actuality that Rolex doled out Daytonas in baby doses and alone too, for say, armed forces, accumulated honchos and individuals of admire adds addition fetish-factor for collectors. Christie’s watch team, led by Aurel Bacs and guided by Pucci Papaleo, a arch Rolex Daytona academic and collector, travelled the apple to coursing bottomward these different pieces.
Pucci Papaleo, who has appear abounding books on Rolex, and the Daytona in particular, says, “on one hand, this has fabricated the appearance of selecting the lots acutely difficult, but on the added hand, this has accustomed us to abide in acceding back award pieces of complete boldness and quality. This resulted in this beauteous alternative of 50 of the absolutely accomplished akin of Rolex Daytona watches anytime to be presented at auction.