World records at Auction for a Daytona

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Post by Ocean on 2013-05-21, 08:44

Patek Philippe that commended the top price at the sale, in this case a Patek Philippe Ref. 5002 “Sky Moon Tourbillon” in rose gold with special order case (lot 225). A unique piece with 12 complications, the watch was sold to an on-site bidder for the eye-opening price of CHF 1,202,500.



It was the collection of Rolex Daytonas, however, that brought about two new world records, appropriately enough for the iconic sports watch’s 50th anniversary year. The highlight of the collection, a very rare Rolex Ref. 6263 Gold Daytona “Paul Newman” model, with a prototype lemon dial and white graphics made in the late 1960s (lot 512), sparked an intense bidding war and ultimately sold to a room bidder for the astonishing world-record price of CHF 841, 300, nearly three times its low estimate and the highest price ever attained for a Rolex Daytona.



For more from Watchtime http://www.watchtime.com/wristwatch-industry-news/antiquorums-auction-518-vintage-modern-watches-14-rolex-daytonas-2-world-records/

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Post by eddiea on 2013-05-21, 16:50

Amazing...!!!

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Post by AJC on 2013-05-21, 21:10

While I appreciate the history behind this model, it's simply not my cup of tea. Looks rather unimpressive, maybe it's just the picture. I'd rather have a 1675 GMT-Master like eddie's.

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Post by Mortuus on 2013-05-22, 05:19

Dumb Question Alert: Do any of these rotten bourgeoisie bastards ever wear these doggone things...? I'd gladly take a nice Patek Calatrava in lieu of either piece...

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Post by Hater on 2013-05-22, 07:59

That rolex is sharp (like the top two as well).
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Post by AJC on 2013-05-22, 09:38

Hater wrote:That rolex is sharp (like the top two as well).

That's one watch at the top there. The Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon has two dials.

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