Auction Watch: Antiquorum’s Ultra Cool Vintage Rolex Tool Watches
Similar to Christie’s and Sotheby’s, sales management firm Antiquorum will likewise have a NYC watch closeout this mid year. Antiquorum 2017 is planned to occur tomorrow, and there are some extremely cool vintage Rolex device watches that will be offered at the upcoming Antiquorum’s Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces closeout. We should examine them a little closer.
Rolex Explorer II ref. 1655 “Steve McQueen”
Estimate: $10,000 – $20,000
Falsely nicknamed the “Steve McQueen,” (the King of Cool’s Rolex of decision was really a Submariner ref. 5512) the Explorer II ref. 1665 is a significant vintage Rolex reference in gathering circles. Portrayed by its orange 24-hour bolt tipped hand, the Explorer II was a device watch from Rolex , expressly created for swashbucklers. For example, note all the brilliant accents on the dial for ideal clarity in dim. This specific model, around 1977, is particularly important for its Tiffany & Co. stamp on the dial.
A Rolex Explorer II ref. 1665 with a Tiffany Dial. (Credit: Antiquorum)
Rolex Sea-Dweller ref. 1665 “Twofold Red Sea-Dweller”
Estimate: $10,000 – $20,000
The debut Sea-Dweller reference, the ref. 1665, is exceptionally pursued in the vintage Rolex community—particularly the Double Red Sea-Dweller models . For the individuals who don’t have a clue, the Sea-Dweller, with its Helium Escape Valve, was initially created for jumpers of the commercial plunging company, COMEX. While future models highlighted white content, early forms of the ref. 1665 had two lines of red content on the dial that authorities love. This particular Sea-Dweller ref. 1665 from 1975 games the Mark IV dial.
A Double Red Sea-Dweller in great condition will be at Antiquorum 2017. (Credit: Antiquorum)
Rolex Submariner ref. 6536/1
Estimate: $15,000 – $25,000
A very early model, the creation of the Submariner ref. 6536/1 ran from 1955 to 1959. Note the absence of crown monitors on the watch and the more modest size (6mm) of the winding crown instead of the 8mm size of the “Enormous Crown” Submariners. Also, note this Submariner ref. 6536/1’s overlaid tropical dial—a detail that will make a vintage Rolex authority glad. An enchanting vintage Submariner “Small Crown” in reality, this illustration of the ref.6536/1 is dated from 1957.
A vintage Submariner ref 6536/1 around 1959. (Credit: Antiquorum)
Rolex GMT-Master ref. 6542
Estimate: $15,000 – $35,000
The absolute first GMT-Master from Rolex was truth be told, the ref. 6542. This was the model that Rolex broadly made for Pan Am pilots in 1955 to monitor various time regions as they streamed across the skies. This specific illustration of the GMT-Master ref. 6542 flaunts the desired and uncommon Bakelite bezel in the red and blue “Pepsi” colors. Early forms of the ref. 6542 included Bakelite bezels, nonetheless, since they were so inclined to breaking, Rolex supplanted them with metal bezel embeds the next year. The dial of this more than 60-year-old vintage Rolex GMT-Master has turned earthy colored throughout the long term, a.k.a. “tropical” in Rolex-speak.
This GMT-Master ref. 6542 has the uncommon Bakelite “Pepsi” bezel. (Credit: Antiquorum)
Rolex Daytona Paul Newman ref. 6239
Estimate: $70,000 – $100,000
The feature of Anqituorum’s New York Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Summer sell off is the Daytona Paul Newman ref. 6239 . The Daytona watches with the Art-Deco styled “fascinating dials” were subsequently alluded to as Paul Newman Daytona because of a connect to the well known entertainer and racecar driver. Truly, Paul Newman wore a Daytona ref. 6239 with a fascinating dial himself. The three subdials on this specific Daytona Paul Newman ref. 6239 from 1965 have transformed into a chocolate earthy colored tone, matching consummately with the cream foundation. Since Paul Newman Daytona chronographs are the most sought after vintage sports observes today, there will unquestionably be a lot of interest for this Rolex ref. 6239.
Every closeout must have a Paul Newman Daytona. (Credit: Antiquorum)
Stay tuned for our post-occasion recap after the sale happens complete with results and commentary. Which of the above vintage Rolex apparatus watches is your favorite?