We are incredibly excited to announce you the “New York Important Watches” Auction by Sotheby’s, that is available for online bidding from June 15th through June 24th.
This sale has a wonderful selection of rare vintage and modern timepieces as well as desirable pocket watches and clocks. Of particular interest are a pair of vintage Rolex Daytona’s, both fresh to the market and exceptionally rare in both configuration and condition. One of which, a Rolex Daytona reference 6263 with Paul Newman ‘Panda’ dial, is one of the most iconic and desirable of all the Daytona’s. The second is a striking, important and possibly unique ‘Transitional’ reference 6238 Daytona retailed by the world’s distinguished luxury retailer ‘Tiffany & Co’. In their own rights, these are two incredibly rare and important watches, only enhanced further by the fact that they are both consigned from their original purchasers and have never being offered for sale previously.
Other highlights include an iconic ‘Double Swiss Underlined’ Rolex reference 6239 Daytona, alongside a pair of ‘full set’ contemporary Daytona’s referenced 116520 and 116521 presented by Rolex to racing driver Chris Bingham in 2001 and 2002 for winning the ‘Daytona Prototypes Grand-Am Series’. Furthermore, we have a wide selection of contemporary pieces from independent brands such as Richard Mille and FP Journe, complimented by pieces from the world’s most important and historic artisans such as Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin.
In this article we show you some of the top lots to give you a preview of some of the best for sale.
Rolex Ref. 6238 transitional Daytona retailed by Tiffany &Co., an extremely fine and rare yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with registers, circa 1967.
Estimate: 150,000-250,000 USD
Rolex reference 6239 ‘Double swiss underline’ Daytona a rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with registers, circa 1963.
Estimate: 100,000-200,000 USD
Patek Philippe Ref. 2508, an extremely well preserved yellow gold center seconds wristwatch, made in 1956.
Estimate: 30,000-50,000 USD
F.P. Journe Octa Automatique, a pink gold automatic wristwatch with date and power reserve indication, circa 2002.
Estimate 20,000-30,000 USD
Rolex Ref. 6238 ‘Pre-Daytona’ a stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with registers and bracelet, circa 1965.
Estimate: 20,000-30,000 USD