3 Rolex Highlights of the Upcoming Sotheby’s Hong Kong Auction
The commencement starts to Sotheby’s Important Watches spring deal in Hong Kong
The spring closeout season is going all out with all the significant sale houses preparing for their deals across the globe. One such stop is the Important Watches deal by Sotheby’s occurring in Hong Kong on April 6, 2016.
Rolex COMEX Submariner ref. 16800 (Image politeness of Sotheby’s)
Sotheby’s Hong Kong Auction
The significant feature of the show is a complete 12-piece set of Vacheron Constantin Métiers D’Art “Les Masques” – an incredible assortment that is assessed to sell for anyplace between $1 million to $1.5million. Beside the Vacheron Constantin watches, different parts incorporate a great cluster of extravagance watches from the best watchmakers on the planet including Patek Philippe, Richard Mille, and, obviously, Rolex. Here our main three Rolex picks that will be available to be purchased by Sotheby’s.
1. COMEX Submariner ref. 16800
The connection among Rolex and COMEX goes back from the 1960s where the Swiss watch producer would supply the French company with plunging watches intense enough stay aware of expert jumpers. This specific COMEX Submariner ref. 16800, around 1982, highlights the trademark COMEX name on the dark matte dial and the COMEX etching on the caseback and is waterproof to 1,000 feet. It doesn’t, in any case, come outfitted with the Helium Escape Valve like some other COMEX Subs. The COMEX jumper’s watches are consistently sought after by gatherers and this one will unquestionably sell for a pretty penny.
Estimate: $36,000 – $49,000
Rolex COMEX Submariner 16800 (Image politeness of Sotheby’s)
2. Cosmograph Daytona ref. 6264/6239
The Cosmograph Daytona ref 6264 is an exemplary watch and it was one of the two last Daytona references that came outfitted with the press down catches before the screw-down pushers of future models. Created for an extremely brief timeframe, ref 6264 has been referred to as a temporary reference and its most prominent component is the dark bezel embed with printed graduations. The coordinating dark dial includes the white auxiliary dials and the “DAYTONA” mark over the 6 o’clock subdial, which was initially white yet transformed into a particular light blue tone throughout the long term. An individual from the generally profoundly sought after Daytona family, compounded by the short creation time frame makes the ref. 6264 an exceptionally desired collectible.
Estimate: $36,000 – $49,000
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ref. 6264/6239 (Image kindness of Sotheby’s)
3. Double Red Sea-Dweller 1665
The Rolex Sea-Dweller ref. 1665 was conceived out of the requirement for COMEX to furnish their jumpers with a watch ready to arrive at profundities farther than what was right now accessible available. To accomplish this, Rolex concocted the Helium Escape Valve (HEV) to take into consideration repressed gasses to be delivered from the watch during decompression periods as to try not to combust from the contrast among inside and outer pressing factor. Rolex furnished the Submariner 5513 with the HEV and the Sea-Dweller was brought into the world with a waterproofness of 2,000 feet. Four particular dial renditions of the ref. 1665 were created with this specific watch wearing the Mark II variety. The most distinctive trademark on the dial is the splendid red two lines of text, thus the moniker “Double Red” Sea-Dweller (DRSD). This vintage Sea-Dweller available to be purchased flaunts a “tropical dial” that has transformed into a warm caramel dial that delightfully compliments the “earthy colored” (likewise an impact of maturing) bezel. The DRSD appreciates a dependable and proactive fan base who might be definitely glad to get their hands on this beauty.
Estimate: $30,800 – 41,000
Rolex Double Red Sea-Dweller 1665 (Image kindness of Sotheby’s)