Rolex Wristwatches

Swiss Luxury Timepieces

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Rolex “Paul Newman” Cosmograph Daytona Wristwatch; “Red Daytona”

circa 1965; reference #6239; case #1695242; 36mm; 17 jewel cal.722 movement adjusted to three positions; bi-colour black and off-white dial with red 1/5th seconds track; stainless steel case and strap; fine condition case and dial


June 12, 2018

Estimate $120,000-$140,000

Realised: $216,000

Rolex – the iconic Swiss luxury watchmaker actually got its start in London, England in 1905 and didn’t move to Geneva, Switzerland until 1919.

The company name “Rolex” was first used 1915. The book The Best of Time: Rolex Wristwatches: An Unauthorized History says that the name was just made up.  Forbes ranked Rolex 64th on its 2016 list of the world’s most powerful global brands.

In October 2017, a Rolex Daytona (model 6239) watch formerly owned by the actor Paul Newman was sold for US$17.75 million.

Classic models have been highly sought for years, including the Daytona, the GMT Master and the Royal Oak, which we were pleased to offer in our June 2018 auction. A similar Rolex Cosmograph “Red Daytona” achieved $216,000.


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Rolex Oyster Perpetual “Pepsi” GMT-Master Wristwatch, With Date

circa 1960; reference #1675; case #621907; movement #D71036; 25 jewel cal.1560 automatic wind movement adjusted to temperature and 5 positions; in a stainless steel case with a stainless steel strap and deployant buckle


June 12, 2018

Estimate $9,000-$12,000

Realised: $102,000

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Men’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date “President” Wristwatch

circa 1984; reference 18038; serial #8246239; 27 jewel cal. 3055 automatic wind movement; the dial set with 2 small baguette cut and 8 small brilliant cut diamonds; in an 18k yellow gold case and strap with a bezel set with 44 brilliant cut diamonds (1.10ct.t.w.)


June 10, 2014

Estimate $11,000-$14,000

Realised: $18,000

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Rolex Submariner Oyster Perpetual Date Wristwatch

circa 1972; reference #1680; case #3408905; movement #D527177; cal. 1570 26 jewel automatic wind movement adjusted to 5 positions; in a stainless steel case with a stainless steel strap


December 01, 2015

Estimate $4,000-$6,000

Realised: $16,800

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Wristwatch

circa 1962; reference #1002; case #837691; movement #D49809; 26 jewel cal.1560 automatic movement adjusted to temperature and 5 positions; in a stainless steel case with stainless steel strap and deployant buckle


June 10, 2014

Estimate $800-$1,200

Realised: $1,476

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Men’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Wristwatch

circa 1966; reference #1505; case number 1755494; movement 1570; blue dial; in a stainless steel case with gold trim, crown and bezel


June 10, 2014

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $2,280

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Wristwatch

circa 1986; reference #16013; case #9049329; movement #1361956; 27 jewel cal.3075 automatic wind movement adjusted to temperature and 5 positions; mother-of-pearl dial with 10 small single cut diamond hour markers; in a stainless steel case and strap with yellow gold bezel, crown and trim


June 10, 2014

Estimate $2,500-$3,500

Realised: $3,600

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Wristwatch

circa 1993; reference #16233; case #S926293; movement #6951352; 31 jewel cal.3135 automatic movement adjusted to temperature and 5 positions; brushed gold dial; in a stainless steel case and strap with gold bezel, crown and trim; and stainless steel deployant buckle


June 10, 2014

Estimate $1,800-$2,400

Realised: $3,120

Fine Jewellery & Watches

Waddington’s has conducted auctions of Fine Jewellery and Watches for over three decades. Our auctions include both contemporary and period jewellery, and feature the work of some of the world’s most famous design houses including Tiffany, Cartier and Fabergé. These auctions also feature significant pocket and wristwatches including Rolex, Omega, Vacheron Constantin, and Patek Philippe. During the year, we also hold Quarterly Jewellery, Watch & Numismatic auctions where, as well as all forms of gold jewellery, we offer silver jewellery, designer fashion jewellery, pocket and wristwatches, numismatics and bank notes.

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Donald McLean
Donald McLean

Specialist

Fine Jewellery & Watches

dpm@waddingtons.ca

416-847-6170

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