World records at Auction for a Daytona

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World records at Auction for a Daytona

Post by Ocean » Tue May 21, 2013 3:44 am

Patek Philippe that commended the top price at the sale, in this case a Patek Philippe Ref. 5002 “Sky Moon Tourbillon” in rose gold with special order case (lot 225). A unique piece with 12 complications, the watch was sold to an on-site bidder for the eye-opening price of CHF 1,202,500.

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It was the collection of Rolex Daytonas, however, that brought about two new world records, appropriately enough for the iconic sports watch’s 50th anniversary year. The highlight of the collection, a very rare Rolex Ref. 6263 Gold Daytona “Paul Newman” model, with a prototype lemon dial and white graphics made in the late 1960s (lot 512), sparked an intense bidding war and ultimately sold to a room bidder for the astonishing world-record price of CHF 841, 300, nearly three times its low estimate and the highest price ever attained for a Rolex Daytona.
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Re: World records at Auction for a Daytona

Post by AJC » Tue May 21, 2013 4:10 pm

While I appreciate the history behind this model, it's simply not my cup of tea. Looks rather unimpressive, maybe it's just the picture. I'd rather have a 1675 GMT-Master like eddie's.
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Re: World records at Auction for a Daytona

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Wed May 22, 2013 12:19 am

Dumb Question Alert: Do any of these rotten bourgeoisie bastards ever wear these doggone things...? I'd gladly take a nice Patek Calatrava in lieu of either piece...
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Re: World records at Auction for a Daytona

Post by AJC » Wed May 22, 2013 4:38 am

Hater wrote:That rolex is sharp (like the top two as well).

That's one watch at the top there. The Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon has two dials.
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