It wasn’t so long ago that Paul Newman’s own Rolex Daytona became the world’s most expensive watch, and not much is likely to beat it any time soon. Still, other than who owned it, that Rolex wasn’t all that special. The same can’t be said of the 32 pieces for sale at The Rolex Ultimatum in Geneva’s La Reserve on May 12. Presided over by Phillips (responsible for that record Paul Newman sale), if you’re after a Daytona deal you’d best look elsewhere. If, however, you want one of the rarest models from Rolex, you’d best get bidding.
Lot 8: The only known white gold version of the Rolex 6265 Daytona. Estimate: £2,250,000
Lot 27: An extremely rare 6263 made for the Sultanate of Oman, sold by Asprey. Estimate: £440,000
Lot 32: An interesting pre-Paul Newman 6240 with a likely unique dial. Estimate: £1,840,000
To view more lots at the Daytona Ultimatum Geneva Auction (12 May 2018) visit Phillip’s website.