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The demand and prices of coveted vintage Rolex watches can be seen to only appreciate even during the global pandemic crisis.
And this is indeed good news for those who are looking to sell vintage Rolex watches.
Antiquorum, the auctioneer had its “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” auction in Geneva last month. The event set three new world records for three vintage Rolex references –
Each watch sold for world’s record-breaking prices. Continue reading below to explore each of the vintage Rolex watches along with their respective record prices.
The reference 6034 in 18ct Rose gold rarely shows up at auction. This extremely rare and exquisite manual wind chronograph is an iconic model for two main reasons.
It isn’t easy to estimate how a timepiece would perform at auction and so was the case with this Rolex edition in Rose gold.
However, a stainless steel version of the Oyster Chronograph 6034 sold for a record price of nearly £445,853 at Christie’s “Evening of Exceptional Watches” in 2017.
At Antiquorum’s “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” auction, it was predicted that the 18ct Rose gold Chronograph 6034 can fetch anywhere from £212,068 to £296,896.
However, the watch finally sold for £508,965, thereby making a new world record. It exceeded the earlier record price of the steel version by £63,620.
Thus, the overall condition of the reference 6034 affirms its record-breaking selling price.
The Submariner reference 1680 is ideally the rarest of all COMEX sports timepieces.
The brand is known to produce only 60examples approximately of COMEX, making them rarer.
Moreover, most of these iterations no longer feature the original COMEX dial as they were later serviced.
Interestingly, many owners at that time did not prefer the logo of COMEX on the dial.
However, this rare example of COMEX Submariner sold for £444,496, exceeding its estimate by a very healthy margin. (Estimated: £127,241 – £212,068)
A Rolex Red Submariner is undoubtedly a sought-after watch. But what makes the watch stand out of others?
Rolex produced the Red Submariner from 1969 to 1973. And it was the ever first version of a Submariner featuring a date display.
Within its short production time, Rolex has introduced many variants. It eventually became a more collectable vintage Rolex.
However, the particular Red Submariner reference 1680 in auction features a beautiful brown tropical patina dial.
The Red Submariner Mark II Reference 1680 set a world record, selling at nearly £87,832 at Antiquorum.
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