A number of watch barters occurred in Geneva a week ago, had one on Sunday the fourteenth and on Monday the fifteenth. At any rate with the bartering over at Sotheby’s on Monday, the universe of gathering vintage Rolex watches has become somewhat crazier than it as of now was.
Estimated at 60,000 – 80,000 Swiss Francs, this ca.1969 Rolex Oyster Cosmograph Daytona ref.6239 with stained earthy colored dial was pounded at 464,500 CHF (which is $469,809.24 USD at the hour of writing).
An authority more likely than not suspected this Daytona was valued at practically a large portion of 1,000,000 dollars in light of the stained dial, the strange dial print and the state of the watch. The case and arm band were (still) unpolished and consequently in unique condition.
As with all vintage Rolex Oyster Cosmos, the development is a long way from being fascinating (in light of a Valjoux 72) yet it is basically about condition, extraordinariness and whether a watch comes complete with box and papers or not. By and by, I truly love this earthy colored dial with white sub-dials and red printed minute markers outwardly of the dial. It is one of the most pleasant Daytona dial combinations out there.
Like all vintage Daytona watches, this watch has a width of just 37mm. At the point when you see a vintage Daytona interestingly, you may even ignore it when it is sitting in the middle of its 40mm friends.
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