The Spring Sale Of Christie’s Watches Is Over, Rolex And Patek Philippe Are Still Strong

This year’s Christie’s Spring Auctions online watch auction includes 124 modern and antique iconic watches from many well-known manufacturers in different styles. These include a large selection of Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Cartier, Vacheron Constantin and many other brands. We can see in the exhibits this time the important auction items such as the antique Rolex Daytona 6263 and Patek Philippe 5270G. From the auction results, Rolex and Patek Philippe are still the main objects of concern. The Watch House has selected a few of the key lots for you to interpret one by one.
Lot.2 PATEK PHILIPPE REF.2526

Basic details: the case diameter is 35mm, the case material is 18K yellow gold, and the cal.12-600 AT automatic winding movement is used.
Estimate: $ 24,000-45,000.
Price: $ 32,500.
Lot review: This is the 2526 from Patek Philippe produced in 1954. After more than half a century, it still maintains a good appearance. This model is the first watch by Patek Philippe to be equipped with an automatic movement. It is also a landmark in the history of Patek Philippe’s watchmaking, and the production of Patek Philippe 2526 ceased after 1960. The known production of less than 600 pieces has also become one of its reasons for being extremely precious.
lot.3 ROLEX, WHITE GOLD DATEJUST 1601

Basic details: the case diameter is 36mm, the case material is 18K white gold, and the cal.1570 automatic movement is used.
Estimate: $ 8,000-12,000.
Price: $ 10,000.
Lot review: Datejust is one of the most representative Rolex watches. Most Datejust cases are made of stainless steel or gold. The production of Datejust in platinum is not much, so it is very rare. This Platinum Datejust was produced in 1968. We can see that time still imprints on it, but this is also one of the joys of the auction. Each collection has its own story behind it.
lot.4 Rolex, Daytona 6263

Basic details: case diameter is 37.5mm, case material is stainless steel, with timing function, using cal.727 manual winding movement.
Estimate: $ 40,000 to $ 60,000.
Price: $ 62,500.
Lot review: Rolex 6263 was introduced to the market in the early 1970s. The case material is available in stainless steel, 14k and 18k gold. The small dial on this watch has become brown, and the sub-dials are slightly different brown, which adds to the uniqueness of this watch. The degree of enthusiasm of Daytona in the auction market can also be seen from the transaction price this time, and the price exceeded the highest transaction price of 2,500 US dollars.
lot.5 Rolex Rolex, Daytona 6239

Basic details: the case diameter is 36mm, the case material is stainless steel, with timing function, using cal.722-1 manual winding movement. Estimate: $ 60,000-90000.
Price: $ 106,250.
Lot review: The popularity of Rolex Daytona. When it is equipped with a rare, so-called ‘Paul Newman’ dial, its rarity and aesthetic appeal will make collectors crazy. Ironically, this design was not appreciated by the market when it was produced. This Daytona, born in 1967, honestly shows people signs of wear and tear. The dial has developed a bronze color, giving it a deeper cream color. And it lived up to expectations, transacting at a price higher than the highest estimate of more than 10,000 US dollars.
lot.12 Rolex, GMT-MASTER ‘PEPSI’ 16700

Basic details: the case diameter is 40mm, the case material is stainless steel, with date and dual time functions. Automatic cal. 3175 movement.
Estimate: $ 5,000-8,000.
Price: $ 11,250.
Lot review: Rolex first introduced the GMT-MASTER in two places in 1955. The design of the two places was originally developed for pilots. When traveling to and from the two places, this function does make it easier for the wearer to read time. . This 16700 was put into production by Rolex in 1988. Its highly recognizable ‘Coke Circle’ design is still highly sought after by the public.
lot.16 Rolex Daytona 116520

Basic details: the case diameter is 39mm, the case material is stainless steel, with timing function, using cal. 4130 automatic winding movement.
Estimate: $ 8,000-12,000.
Price: $ 16,250.
Lot comments: Whether at the auction or in the primary market, demand for Daytona is in short supply, especially the stainless steel version of Daytona. The same model of Daytona also appeared in this auction, and both 116520 sold high prices of more than 4,000 US dollars higher than the highest estimate.
lot.26 Rolex Rolex, Platinum DAY-DATE 218206

Basic details: the case diameter is 42 mm, the case material is platinum, with date and day display functions, using cal. 3156 automatic winding movement.
Estimate: $ 15,000-25,000.
Price: USD 40,000.
Lot review: The most common case material for Rolex DAY-DATE series is 18K yellow gold, and this platinum material 218206 is also equipped with an ice-blue dial, which highlights the platinum gloss. This 218206, which was produced in 2008, still maintains a good appearance, and was finally sold at a price higher than the highest transaction price of 15,000 US dollars.
lot.40 Patek Philippe 3800

Basic details: the case size is 6.7 inches / 170.18mm, the case material is stainless steel and 18K yellow gold, with date display function, using 335 SC automatic winding movement.
Estimate: $ 8,000-12,000.
Price: $ 21,250.
Lot review: Patek Philippe Nautilus 3800 was also one of the most popular models of Patek Philippe. Today’s Nautilus is still the most watched and in short supply of Patek Philippe sports watches. People’s pursuit of sports watches seems to surpass formal watches and other types of watches to a certain extent. This 3800 was produced in 1982. By this year, it has already reached the ‘old age’ in its 30s. It is no wonder that it can maintain such an excellent appearance. It is no wonder that it was sold at almost twice the highest estimate. At this auction, a female Nautilus 3900 also appeared, which was also sold at a price higher than the highest estimate.
lot.69 Panerai, LUMINOR GMT 00317

Basic details: The case diameter is 44㎜, the case material is ceramic, with the functions of time and time in two places, using cal. P2004 manual winding movement.
Estimate: $ 9,000-12,000.
Price: $ 11,250.
Lot review: This is the only Panerai in this auction. The design of the iconic square case and the bridge always makes people see it at a glance. The transaction price is in the valuation, which shows that the collectors can still remain sane in front of Panerai. (The transaction prices in this auction include commissions, and the conversion of RMB refers to the exchange rate on the day. Watch House Picture / Text Mo Yang)