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The 1957 Rolex “Big Crown” Submariner is the same “James Bond” Submariner which has been immortalised onscreen by Sean Connery in Dr. No and Goldfinger. The watch is well-preserved and has never been polished or restored, and sold for $567,000.
Known as the “Tasti Tondi” the ref. 1463 is one of the most sought-after chronographs thanks to its oversized case, rarity and aesthetic beauty. There were less than 10 per cent which were said to be made in steel. That and the fact that it is one of the eight known pieces with a “two tone” silver dial variation made it very much worth the $495,000.
At the time of realisation in 2011, this specific ref. 5016R was said to be the most complicated wristwatch ever produced by the firm. Sold for $399,000.
A possibly unique and important platinum minute repeating wristwatch with a blue soleil dial, sold for $375,000.
An extremely rare yellow gold perpetual calendar wristwatch, sold for $362,500.
A very well-preserved yellow gold triple calendar wristwatch with a two tone dial sold for $350,000.
An extremely rare yellow gold single button chronograph wristwatch with Breguet numerals. Sold for $337,500.
A rare pink gold minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch sold for $325,000.
A “Paul Newman” dial on a stainless steel chronograph wristwatch sold for $281,250.