March 19, 2014 | Rolex
A Rolex Ref. 6200 Submariner with an Explorer dial sold this past Sunday at the Antiquorum “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” auction in Geneva for a whopping $210,000 including buyer’s premium. This rare Submariner “Big Crown” from 1954 features an Explorer dial (which means 3,6 and 9 are Arabic numerals instead of indexes) and comes in a 38 mm by 13 mm case. The pre-sale estimate was $54,000 to $75,000 — but apparently the bidding heated up towards the end of the auction and the price reached almost 4 times the low estimate.
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.