Sotheby’s Important Watches Auction Hong Kong Edition
Comex Sea-Dweller & Chronograph 6234 (credit: Sotheby’s)
Part of the fall sell off season, Sotheby’s will have an Important Watches Auction in Hong Kong highlighting some imperative Rolexes
Slated to happen on 6 October, Sotheby’s will hold their Important Watches Auction in Hong Kong. A portion of the features of the deal incorporate a very uncommon Patek Philippe World Time in yellow gold, a Richard Mille RM015 Tourbillon Perini Navi in pink gold and an unprecedented white gold, precious stone and sapphire Panther bangle watch. Among the 400+ part, two energizing Rolex watches will likewise be available to anyone – A Comex Sea-Dweller and a Rolex Chronograph ref. 6234.
Comex Sea-Dweller Circa 1997 ready to withstand up to 4000ft. (credit: Sotheby’s)
The connection among Rolex and the Compagnie Maritime d’Expertises (COMEX) is a significant one throughout the entire existence of the extravagance watchmaker. It was the need by COMEX for a jumping watch that could withstand outrageous submarine profundities that roused the development of the Rolex Helium Escape Valve in 1967. The COMEX Sea-Dweller ref. 16600 around 1997 was an uncommon version Sea-Dweller for COMEX with just 200 pieces gave somewhere in the range of 1992 and 1997, which remembered the COMEX logo for the shine tritium dial. The caseback of this specific watch is recorded with “ROLEX 3382 COMEX” in the middle with “Unique Gas Escape Valve” and “Rolex Oyster” circling it.
Comex Sea-Dweller around 1997 (credit: Sotheby’s)
The treated steel 39mm Oyster case is outfitted with a unidirectional dark bezel and is introduced on a coordinating tempered steel Oyster arm band. The ref. 16600 is controlled by the Rolex Caliber 3135 programmed development and is furnished with the notable Helium Escape Valve permitting the gas to escape from the Sea-Dweller without compromising the watch’s waterproofness. Worked for jumpers who plunge to outrageous profundities, the watch is waterproof to a fantastic profundity of 4,000 feet. The COMEX Sea-Dweller is assessed to get between US $36,098 – US $45,122 at the auction.
This Pre-Daytona Chronograph ref. 6234 around 1957 lead to the improvement of the Daytona. (credit: Sotheby’s)
The Rolex Chronograph ref. 6234 was the brands’ chronograph offering preceding the arrival of their Cosmograph assortment in 1963, which would later become the unbelievable Cosmograph Daytona assortment. Frequently alluded to as the forerunner of the Daytona, the 6234 models were just created from 1955-1961 and this specific 6234 is from 1957. Its cream white dial is set with applied dart lists and highlights a blue telemeter internal scale, dark tachometer external scale and a blued steel chronograph hand. The treated steel 36mm Oyster case is outfitted with press down chrono catches, screw down crown and is introduced on a dark cowhide tie. Controlled by a manual development, the Rolex Chronograph ref. 6234 is an exceptionally cool and wearable vintage piece and its sell gauge is set apart at US $12,892 – $19,338.
Upon further assessment, the details like the blue content make this special. (credit: Sotheby’s)
After the Hong Kong occasion, Sotheby’s next watch closeout will be held in Geneva in November where one of the features of the show will incorporate a critical Daytona “Paul Newman” ref. 6262. Watch this space.