Those who love luxury watches should know that ultra-rare Rolex and Patek Philippe models have set new world records during Christie’s Important Watches sale in Geneva. The event was a blast and ended with gaining $22.6 million, with buyers from 40 countries across five continents.
The most valuable piece was a white gold Patek Philippe automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phase and leap year. Manufactured in 1981, this historically important piece set a new world auction record at $1.7 million. Another fabulous wristwatch manufactured in 1942, an oversized stainless steel split seconds chronograph Rolex, became the world’s most expensive Rolex because it was sold for $1.16 million.
During the Antiquorum sale of Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces at Geneva’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel, many world records were set. The “Sky Moon Tourbillon” manufactured in pink gold with a genuine order case including two dials and 12 complications, was sold for $1.2 million. A Gold Daytona Paul Newman with a prototype lemon dial and white graphics was sold for the incredible amount of $870,000, becoming the world’s highest price ever achieved for a Rolex Daytona.