For decades, this unique chronograph has delighted many watch lovers around the world while watch collectors are eagerly awaiting every opportunity to make this Swiss watch a part of their collection, especially vintage models.
The auction will be held on May 12th 2018 at 4 p.m. in Geneva, Switzerland, the home of Daytona watches. The prices at this particular auction are expected to reach the records highs since every genuine collector wants a vintage Rolex Daytona, on his wrist or in his collection.
The starting prices for these truly special models range from $50,000 to $2,5 million, while for certain models they are anticipated to exceed $5 million.
In October 2017, at the auction of this renowned auction house, the Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona, the actor’s watch by which it was named, was sold for a record $17 million making it the most expensive watch in the world ever sold on an auction.
Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona
The specialty of this timepiece is the “exotic” dial of Daytona that blends white, black and red in a charming and irresistible way. Enthusiasts recognize this famous dial at first glance. The reason why this dial combination of colors and tones was named after American actor and racing driver Paul Newman is because he made the Rolex Daytona famous, wearing it on the cover of a magazine. Since then, this wristwatch has become one of the most famous and most desirable watches in the world.
Rolex “The Unicorn” Daytona – Queen of rarity
The most attractive model of the upcoming auction is the Rolex “The Unicorn” Daytona made of white gold, one of the most intriguing models ever produced by Rolex. It got its nickname because of its rarity and uniqueness, just like unicorn. It was produced in 1970, and in 1971 it was delivered to a German Rolex watch retailer. It is believed that this Swiss wristwatch was made as order of an extremely important and exclusive client that had such a big impact that Rolex produced such an unique watch for him. It is important to stress that this is the only Rolex Daytona Ref. 6265 in 18 ct white gold. The estimated value this watch is expected to reach at the Daytona Ultimatum auction ranges between $3 and $5 million, and we will soon find out whether it will succeed in surpassing the famous Paul Newman Daytona wristwatch.
You can explore all the Rolex Daytona models that will be auctioned on the link.
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