On May 13 at Geneva Christie’s auction house will offer at Important Watches sale some of the rarest and most expensive watches in the world. This will be a special treat to scholars, historians and watch collectors.
The auction boasts over 100 Patek Philippe Watches and over 100 of the world’s finest and rarest Rolex watches. First pick is rare Rolex, oversized stainless steel split seconds chronograph wristwatch, Ref. 4113, who was produced in 1942 and is expected to reach $1.3 million. Reference 4113 is considered the rarest and most exclusive Rolex ever made because it is the only split seconds chronograph wristwatch ever made by Swiss watchmaker.
Other watch that is going to draw your attention is one-of-a-kind gold chronograph, Paul Newman, Daytona, Ref. 6241, which was manufactured in 1968 and retailed by famed French fashion house Hermès. It is estimated to reach $420,000. Patek Phillippe watches, including a newly rediscovered, historically important white gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases. Ref. 3448 was manufactured in 1981 and is estimated to bring in up to $1.5 million.
These two celebrated Geneva names are the most recognized in the field of wristwatch collecting and for the market this auction promises to be the main event in Europe this coming season.