Antiquorum to Offer an Exceptional Collection of Rolex in December Sale
Dec. 5, 2012
New York, December 4, 2012 - Antiquorum, the world's premier auctioneer of modern and vintage timepieces, is eagerly awaiting its last auction of the year on December 13th at its U.S. headquarters in New York. There will be a remarkable collection of 340 superior modern and vintage timepieces offered. Antiquorum is especially excited about presenting an outstanding collection of Rolex wristwatches in the upcoming December auction. Nate Borgelt, Watch Expert at Antiquorum USA comments, “We are thrilled to have a large and diverse selection of some of the most sought-after Rolex references in our December auction. With exceptional examples from various time periods and at varying price points, this auction presents a wonderful opportunity for Rolex aficionados to add to their collections.”
The collection includes the following models:
Rolex Ref. 6241, Paul Neman Daytona in Yellow Gold
Made in the 1960's, this is a water-resistant 18K yellow gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer, anti-reflect black bezel and an 18K yellow gold bracelet. It is accompanied by a fitted box, warranty (now void) and instruction booklets
Estimate: $75,000 -$125,000
Rolex Ref. 6241, Paul Newman Daytona in Steel
Made in 1968, this is a water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer and stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet. The rare wristwatch is accompanied by Rolex service papers dated September 19th, 2005.
Estimate: $50,000 -$70,000
Rolex Ref. 6036, Jean-Claude Killy in Steel
A rare, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, triple date and a stainless steel Rolex riveted bracelet, made in 1951. It is further accompanied by a fitted box and guarantee (now void).
Estimate: $35,000 -$55,000
Rolex Ref. 8171 Padellone in Yellow Gold
Made circa 1950, this fine and rare self-winding 18K yellow gold chronometer wristwatch features a triple date, moon phases and is accompanied by a fitted box. The Rolex reference 8171 was produced in very few numbers in the late 1940's and early 1950's. Throughout the entire run Rolex only produced two models of moon phase watches: reference 8171 which features a snap on the back and reference 6062 which features an Oyster screw down back.
Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000
Rolex Ref. 6238 Pre-Daytona Black Dial in Steel
A rare, water-resistant stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers and tachometer, made circa 1962. It is accompanied by a certificate (now void). The Reference 6238, often referred to as the “Pre-Daytona” was produced in steel, 14K and 18K gold.
Estimate: $40,000 -$60,000
Rolex Ref. 5510 James Bond Big Crown Steel
Made in the first quarter of 1958, this reference was in production for approximately one year only. It is a fine and rare, center-seconds, self-winding, water-resistant to 200m , stainless steel diver's wristwatch with “Brevet” crown and a stainless steel riveted Oyster bracelet accompanied by an extra link.
Estimate: $25,000 -$40,000
Rolex Ref. 116520 Daytona Presented to the Winner of the 2007 24-Hour Rolex Race
A fine self-winding, water-resistant , stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer, and a stainless steel Rolex Oysterlock bracelet accompanied by the original fitted box, warranty (now void), hang tags, booklets, Rolex 24 cap and Scooter Gabel's jumpsuit. Made in 2006, the present lot is one of the watches given to the winning team of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona endurance race. The piece was presented to the driver Scooter Gabel after his team's win in their Porsche GT3 Cup Car at the 2007 event.
Estimate: $35,000 -$50,000