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Auction Preview | Press Release | Published on 09/06/2022

Among the summer auctions of this first semester is the June 22nd 2022 Watch sale,

with a catalogue that presents a truly unique selection of Rolex wristwatches. Real collector's items of the crowned maison, first of all the Rolex model, Cosmograph Daytona "Paul Newman" Ref. 6262 (lot 386, estimate € 150,000 - 175,000), recognizable by the peculiar bi-tonal "Panda" dial. This iconic chronograph takes its name from the car race that Rolex still sponsors in Florida at Daytona Beach and owes its fame to the famous actor Paul Newman, to whom it owes its nickname.

Lot 386 Rolex, Cosmograph Daytona "Paul Newman" Ref. 6262
Gent's steel wristwatch Year 1971, "Panda" bi-tonal dial.
Estimate: € 150.000 - 175.000

Speaking about historical innovations is the Rolex model, GMT-Master II "Rootbeer" Ref. 126715CHNR (lot 385, estimate € 45,000 - 50,000), whose "dual time" function derives from the need of the first pilots of the Pan Am airline who, around the 1950s, covered transcontinental flights. The acronym GMT stands for “Greenwich Mean Time” as the model was integrated with the possibility of reading a second time zone, and which is presented here in a version of the 2021 everose gold 18K with the new caliber 3285.

Lot 385 Rolex, GMT-Master II "Rootbeer" Ref. 126715CHNR
Gent's rose gold 18K wristwatch Year 2021.
Estimate: € 45.000 - 50.000

Two men's models both in 18K gold complete this exceptional parterre: the Rolex OysterQuartz Day-Date (lot 383, estimate € 8,000 - 8,500, lot 381, estimate € 7,000 - 8,000) and the Rolex, Submariner Ref. 16613 with a toned blue dial. purple (lot 378, € 5,000 - 5,500). Finally, in the catalogue many other prestigious brands such as Tudor, IWC, Audemar Piguet, Piaget, Cartier, Breitling, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Zenith, Vacheron & Constantin, Longines.

Lot 383 Rolex, OysterQuartz Day-Date Ref. 19018
Gent's 18K gold wristwatch Year 1978.
Estimate: € 8.000 - 8.500

Lot 378 Rolex, Submariner Ref. 16613
Gent's steel and gold wristwatch Year 1998.
Estimate: € 5.000 - 5.500