December 4, 2013 | Rolex
December 4, 2013 | Rolex
November 18, 2013 | Rolex |
Rolex Ref. 5513 Matte Dial
This is a Rolex Ref. 5513 Submariner with a matte dial and no-date. It is was produced for a longtime by Rolex (from 1962-1990) and so there are a number of variations between different model years. This is an earlier example from 1967 which has “feet” printed on the dial first (versus “meters” first on the dial), printed hour indexes (versus applied metal indexes) and a matte dial (versus a glossy dial). As far as collectibility and resale, the “meters” first is worth more money.
October 13, 2013 | Rolex
At the upcoming Antiquorum auction, which takes place in Hong Kong October 26th, we found only one interesting Rolex lot: a limited edition circa 1999 Ref. 16610 Submariner Panama Canal. The estimates are pretty high for a Submariner 16610, which is fairly common. However, the fact that this one was produced in a limited edition of 75 pieces makes it considerably more rare, and therefore more valuable than a typical 16610. Not to mention the fact that it is mint condition.
September 18, 2013 | Rolex
A beautiful stainless steel Rolex Ref. 2801 “Staybrite” Single-Button Chronograph from the 1940s just sold at the Antiquorum New York auction for more than triple the high estimate. Not surprising, as most of you already know, Rolex is a brand that consistently commands excellent resale on the pre-owned market. Antiquorum estimated it at $2,000 to $3,000 prior to the auction, and after numerous bids quickly came in — online, by phone and in-person — it reached an impressive final bid amount of $10,000.
July 15, 2013 | Rolex
The Bamford Watch Department has taken the new black and blue bezel equipped Rolex GMT Master II, which was just introduced at Basel in May, and coated it with their signature black treatment MGT (Military Grade Titanium). In addition to the black treatment on the case and bracelet, they also made the date blue on black, as opposed to black on white like the stock version (shown below).
May 14, 2013 | Rolex
According to Antiquorum, the Rolex Ref. 6263/6239 Lemon Dial Daytona was “almost unknown to the collectors community until recently, this example of a very early reference 6263 could almost be considered a prototype.” This model has white graphics in the sub-dials which are usually golden in color. But most importantly, it has a dial which is yellow, as opposed to the cream color dial typically seen on this reference, hence the name “Lemon” dial. This is one of the rarest and most valuable Daytona ever sold. On May 12, at Antiquorum - Lot 512 went for 841,300 CHF.