Auction Watch: The Results from Sotheby’s New York Auction
Sotheby’s Important Watches Auction finished up in New York City with a deal complete of $7,433,501. True to form, the most costly watch that sold during the occasion was the platinum Patek ref. 5016 Perpetual Calendar, which sold for $444,500 followed by a pink gold Richard Mille split seconds chronograph tourbillon ref. RM-008/1, which sold for $396,500.
Prior to the occasion, we featured four vintage Rolex watches that were going up to the bartering block. We’re glad to report that every one of the four references either sold at the top reach or over their pre-deal gauges, obviously delineating the heartiness of the vintage Rolex market.
Rolex Oyster Cosmograph ref. 6265 FAP
Estimate: $40,000 — $60,000
The vintage Cosmograph 6262 was sold at $62,500. (Credit: Sotheby’s)
Sold: $62,500 (counting purchaser’s premium)
An intriguing vintage Rolex Oyster Cosmograph ref. 6265 because of its military connections to the Peruvian Airforce, a.k.a. Fuerza Aerea del Peru (FAP). Around 1974, the dial incorporates regular FAP highlights like the shortfall of the “DAYTONA” assignment notwithstanding the “Fuerza Aerea del Peru” etching on the caseback.
Rolex Sea-Dweller ref. 1665 DRSD
Estimate: $40,000 — $60,000
The DRSD sold for $68,750. (Credit: Sotheby’s)
Sold: $68,750 (counting purchaser’s premium)
The inaugural Rolex Sea-Dweller ref. 1665, this Double Red Sea-Dweller traces all the way back to 1969 — only two years after the Sea-Dweller’s dispatch in 1967. Accompanying the DRSD’s Mark I dial is the “Patent-Pending” etching on the caseback.
Rolex Dato-Compax ref. 6036 Jean-Claude Killy
Estimate: $60,000 — $80,000
The Dato-Compax ref. 6036 Jean-Claude Killy sold $11,250 over the gauge. (Credit: Sotheby’s)
Sold: $91,250 (including purchaser’s premium)
Always a strong competitor at significant watch barters, this Rolex Dato-Compax ref. 6036 didn’t frustrate at Sotheby’s NYC deal all things considered. Nicknamed the “Jean-Claude Killy” after top dog skier and an individual from the Rolex top managerial staff, this ref. 6036 Rolex triple schedule is furnished with a dial from the Dato-Compax ref. 6236.
Rolex Daytona ref. 6262 Paul Newman
Estimate: $70,000 — $100,000
A Paul Newman Daytona with a unimaginative Jubilee arm band. (Credit: Sotheby’s)
Sold: $137,500 (including purchaser’s premium)
No genuine shock here as this Rolex Daytona Paul Newman ref. 6262 sold far in excess of its unique gauge. Albeit this Paul Newman Daytona ref. 6262 from 1971 didn’t come with its unique wristband, however rather a two-tone Jubilee one, the purchaser actually paid more than $137,000 for it. The interest for Paul Newman releases of the Rolex Daytona is as yet going strong.
Other striking outcomes incorporated another Daytona Paul Newman ref. 6262 from 1970 that sold for $93,750 (gauge: $60,000 – $90,000), a yellow gold Daytona ref. 6265 from 1975 that sold for $72,500 (gauge: $40,000 —$60,000), and a Daytona ref. 6239 from 1967 that blew past its gauge and sold for $47,500 (gauge: $15,000 — 25,000).
Next stop on the Sotheby’s watch sell off schedule is the London Watches Auction that will occur September 19, 2017.