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This is not really something new, Rolex watches have been popular for some years in the auction halls and, generally, in Christie the auctions soar … Distrust of traditional investments or a wave of brand enthusiasts, “difficult” to explain this enthusiasm for old models that have been breaking new records for some years.

The increase in Rolex prices can sometimes be explained by its rarity, as is the case with the chronograph ref 4113 of 1942 (produced in only 12 copies), which is still the last piece of the brand with the gold crown … sometimes the price is triggered in a single model, a model historical and sometimes c ‘is “simply“The fact that the former owner of the watch is a personality that increases bets …

Ranking of the most expensive Rolex in the world!

Rolex Oyster by Rajendra Prasad - Price: $ 440,000

In 44th place, Rolex Oyster of Rajendra Prasad, the first president of India. This 18-carat yellow gold Rolex presents the map of India in its sphere with the date of January 26, 1950, the date of the proclamation of the Republic in India. Price: $ 440,000

    Rolex Oyster Daytona

In position 43, the Rolex Oyster Daytona “Paul Newman”, called Ultimate Coffee Panda, ref. 6263/6239. Manufactured around 1969, this Daytona is adorned with a “Tropical” cream dial topped by 3 “brown” counters. Price: $ 453,400 (July 2014 – in artcurial)

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Ref 6269/6263 - Price: $ 468,053

At position 42, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Ref 6269/6263 in 18K yellow gold paved with diamonds. This model produced in 1986 at the brand’s workshops is one of the most luxurious men’s chronographs presented by Rolex. Price: $ 468,053 (November 2013 – at christie’s house)

Rolex Daytona in steel

In position 41, the Rolex Daytona in steel “Paul Newman” ref 6263, a very rare Oyster Sotto Daytona model that Daytona watch lovers especially appreciate. Price: $ 479,705 (November 2014 – at christie’s house)

Rolex GMT Master II (116769TBR) - Price: $ 485,350

In position 40, the Rolex GMT Master II (116769TBR). This white gold watch completely paved with diamonds is a new watch, the most expensive watch ever produced by the brand until today. Price: $ 485,350

Rolex Daytona Diamond Cosmograph Oman ref 6269/8 - Price: $ 491,202

At position 39, the Rolex Daytona Diamond Cosmograph Oman ref 6269/8 in 18K yellow gold. This watch is adorned with a dial set with 240 diamonds and sapphires and a bezel paved with 44 diamonds was sold in 1985 to the nation of Oman (a nation spoken of in this ranking). Price: $ 491,202 (May 2013 – in antique shop)

Rolex Daytona Ref 6263 - Price: $ 494,484

At position 38, the Rolex Daytona Ref 6263 is a steel watch produced by the brand in 1971. This water resistant “Paul Newman” model up to 50 meters may be a bit lower in our ranking. Price: $ 494,484 (November 2013 – at christie’s house)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual in 18k yellow gold with triple calendar ref 6062 - Price: $ 501,769

At position 37, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual in 18K yellow gold with a 6062 triple calendar dated 1952. A watch with a never-restored star dial where we find the date, day, month, moon phase and small display second. Price: $ 501,769 (November 2013 – at christie’s house)

1971 Rolex Daytona - Ranking of the World's Most Expensive Rolexes

In position 36, 1971 Rolex Daytona of guitarist Eric Clapton. This model is nicknamed “Albinos”. These Daytona models are among the most sought after by collectors. Price: $ 505,000.

Rolex Daytona Ref 6269 in yellow gold, diamonds and sapphires - Price: $ 507,700

In position 35, the Rolex Daytona Ref 6269 in yellow gold, diamonds and sapphires. This model produced in 1986 features a dial and a bezel set with diamonds. The dial is also marked by 9 indices of precious stones, sapphires. Price: $ 507,700 (November 2013 – at christie’s house)

Rolex Day-Date 6612: The Big Kahuna - Ranking of the World's Most Expensive Rolexes

In position 34, the Rolex Day-Date 6612 in platinum and diamonds from 1958, a model called “The great kahuna“What is currently the first known platinum model for a day-date. This model, equipped with a president bracelet also in platinum, is one of only two models Ref 6612 that have been produced in platinum. Price: $ 507,865 (May from 2015 – in Phillips)

Rolex Daytona in 18K yellow gold ref 6241 - Price: $ 519,776

At position 33, the Rolex Daytona in 18-carat yellow gold ref 6241. This “Paul Newman” chronograph produced in 1968 is engraved on the back of the case with the mention Hermès. The watch was sold on November 30, 1971 by the Hermès brand in Paris, it is the only Rolex watch “Hermès Paul Newman”. Price: $ 519,776 (May 2013 – at christie’s house)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner ref 6200 - Price: $ 527,891

In position 32, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner ref 6200. A particularly rare model with the second in the center and a fairly unique explorer dial dated 1954. Price: $ 527,891 (November 2013 – at christie’s house)

Rolex Daytona 6269 - Ranking of the World's Most Expensive Rolexes

In position 31, the Rolex Oyster Cosmograph Daytona ref 6269, a bezel watch set with 48 diamonds and a dial paved with 240 diamonds. A 37mm diameter model in yellow gold made in 1987. Price: $ 533,000 (May 2015 – in Phillips)

Rolex triple calendar in 18-carat gold ref 6062 - Price: $ 542,500

In position 30, the Rolex triple calendar in 18-carat gold ref 6062, a model with a star dial that shows the day, date, current month, moon phase and small seconds. This 1952 Oyster Perpetual model is the most complicated ever made by the brand. Price: $ 542,500 (December 2011 – at christie’s house)

Rolex Submariner in steel ref 6538 - Price: $ 544,939

In position 29, the Rolex Submariner in steel ref 6538. This watch is the most expensive Submariner that has been sold. Water resistant up to 200 meters, this 37 mm diameter model with a brown dial dates from 1959. The dial has the distinction of indicating in 4 lines the water resistance “200m”, the “submariner” model, but also its certification “Officially Certified”. stopwatches “. Price: $ 544,939 (May 2013 – at christie’s house)

Rolex 6062 - Ranking of the World's Most Expensive Rolexes

At position 28, a triple perpetual Rolex Oyster calendar (date, day, moon phase and I) in 18K yellow gold dated 1951. A 36 mm diameter model with a black dial that belonged to General Sweeney. Price: $ 546,000 (May 2015 – in Phillips – Visuel © Hodinkee.com)

Rolex Paul Newman Ref 6239 - Price: $ 547,346

In position 27, the Rolex Paul Newman Ref 6239 in 18K yellow gold. From a production of only 300 pieces, this Rolex Daytona chronograph produced in 1969 is one of the most appreciated references of the branded affiocands to the crown … Price: $ 547,346 (November 2013 – in Christie’s)

Rolex Oyster Cosmograph Daytona in 18k yellow gold ref 6265 - Price: $ 549,124

In position 26, the Rolex Oyster Cosmograph Daytona in 18-carat yellow gold ref 6265, a watch that belonged to Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said, remembers its name well because it can be found quickly … This unique piece shows its mark Sultan Qaboos red signature! Price: $ 549,124 (May 2014 – at christie’s house)

Rolex triple steel calendar ref 8171 - Price: $ 585,945

In position 25, the Rolex triple calendar in steel ref 8171 dated 1955, a model nicknamed “padellone” that we run the risk of finding lower in yellow gold … The dial shows the day, month, date, the moon phase and a small second at 6 o’clock. Price: $ 585,945 (May 2012 – at christie’s house)

Rolex triple calendar in rose gold ref 6062 - Price: $ 590,500

At position 24, the Rolex triple calendar in rose gold ref 6062 produced in 1950. This Oyster Perpetual model is a particularly rare model. In its sphere there are indexes in the form of stars, a moon phase, the date, the day, the current month. Price: $ 590,500 (December 2012 – at Christie’s house)

Rolex triple calendar in 18K rose gold ref 6062 - Price: $ 594,155

At position 23, the Rolex triple calendar in 18k yellow gold with reference 6062 of 1950. An Oyster Perpetual model with stars on the dial, date, day, month, second small and moon phase still with its original anniversary bracelet. . Price: $ 594,155 (November 2009 – at christie’s house)

Rolex triple calendar or triple calendar in steel ref 6236 - Price: $ 638,500

In position 22, the Rolex triple calendar or the steel triple calendar ref 6236. This 1960 Oyster chronograph offers a small second with a lunar phase, two openings at 12 o’clock for day and month display and one additional hand for the date. Price: 638,500 (December 2012 – at christie’s house)

Rolex ref 8382 in 1953 yellow gold - Price: $ 678,426In position 21, the Rolex ref 8382 in yellow gold from 1953. This model inspired by Roman mythology presents its sphere in polychrome enamel cloisonne Neptune, the god of living waters and springs. Price: $ 678,426 (May 2011 – at christie’s house)

Rolex triple calendar in 18k yellow gold, ref 8171 - Price: $ 684,626

At position 20, the Rolex Triple Calendar in 18-carat yellow gold, ref 8171. An Oyster Perpetual watch nicknamed “Pedellone” or “big pan” and dated 1962, showing in English the day and month, the moon phase and The little second at 6 o’clock. Price: $ 684,626 (November 2013 – at christie’s house)

Rolex ref 6284 to the Marguerite Koch Two Americas cloisonné enamel dial - Price: $ 717,000

In position 19, the Rolex ref 6284 with the Marguerite Koch Two Americas cloisonne enamel dial, a talented enameler that can be found below … This Rolex in 14k yellow gold dating from the 1950s only produced ‘only 6 copies. Price: $ 717,000 (March 2011 – in antique shop)

Rolex Ref. 4113 - Price: 738,000 CHF

In 18th place, the Rolex Ref. 4113, a Rolex watch that you can also find even lower in our ranking of the most expensive Rolex! A 1940s clock that drives accountants crazy … Price: $ 794,000 (CHF 738,000, May 2006 – Information, Hodinkee photos)

Rolex Pulsation dial 6239 - Price: $ 838,090

In position 17, the Rolex Pulsation dials 6239, a watch that has risen to almost 3.5 times the price of its high estimate. A chronograph produced in 1967 equipped with a heart rate monitor (scales around the dial that determines the amount of beats per minute). Price: $ 838,090 (November 2013 – at christie’s house)

Rolex Daytona by Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said - Price: $ 864,521

In 16th place, the Rolex Daytona of Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said Ref 6263, Sultan of Oman, a country in the Middle East south of the Arabian Peninsula. This chronograph produced in 1974 is signed by the Sultan of Oman at the top of the dial. Price: $ 864,521 (November 2013 – at christie’s house)

Rolex Daytona

In position 15, the Rolex Daytona “Paul Newman” in 18-carat yellow gold ref 6263. A model manufactured in the 1960s with a prototype “lemon” dial and a tachymeter scale. An extremely rare model that justifies its price. Price: $ 878,317 (May 2013 – 841,300 chf – in antique shop)

Rolex Ref 6062

In position 14, the Rolex Ref 6062, a yellow gold model 36 mm in diameter that houses a triple calendar dated 1950. We find in a black dial star-shaped indexes, as well as the indication of the day of the week, date of the day, current month without forgetting the moon phase at 6 o’clock. Price: $ 923,100 (May 2016 – in Phillips)

Rolex Daytona

In the 13th position, the Rolex Daytona “Tropical Panda” of 1969 (Ref. 6263), an extremely rare steel chronograph with its white dial and a tropical lap of minutes. Also called Rolex Oyster Cosmograph “Paul Newman Panda”, this watch is undoubtedly one of the most appreciated watches by the brand’s collectors with the crown … Price: $ 947,580 (May 2016 – in Philipps)

Rolex in yellow gold ref 6270/6263 - Price: $ 1,024,654

In position 12, a new Rolex in 18K yellow gold, diamonds and sapphires, reference 6270/6263. A daytona chronograph with a diameter of 37 mm dating from 1985. It is an extremely rare model since only 3 copies of this model are known to date. Price: $ 1,024,654 (May 2014 – at Christie’s house)

Rolex 6062 - Ranking of the World's Most Expensive Rolexes

In position 11, a Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6062 in rose gold dated 1953 and equipped with a jubilee bracelet also in 18K rose gold. A triple calendar model 37 mm in diameter with display of the moon phase, date, day and current month. Price: $ 1,074,784 (May 2015 – in Phillips)

Rolex Daytona Black

In tenth position, the Rolex Daytona Black “RCO” Paul Newman Ref 6263 produced in 1969. A Rolex that takes much of its value among other things thanks to an investment of the 3 lines of the “Rolex Cosmograph Oyster” dial, while the Most of the time we can read “Rolex Oyster Cosmograph” … Price: $ 1,089,186 (November 2013 – at Christie’s)

Rolex Daytona

In the ninth position, the Rolex Daytona “The Doctor” (Ref 6239) dates from 1966, a steel chronograph equipped with a silver dial and blue indications for the dial’s pulsation scale, a particularly rare element that gives this piece has Your rank within our top. Price: $ 1,106,700 (May 2016 – in Philipps)

Rolex Ref. 4113 - Price: $ 1,161,436

In eighth position, it is the return of the Rolex Ref. 4113, a watch produced in only 12 copies (for the Italian army)! It is one of the most sought after models of the brand, a 44 mm “Split-seconds” chronograph, that is, it allows you to measure 2 time intervals at a time. Price: $ 1,161,436 (May 2013 – at christie’s house)

Rolex Ref. 4113 - Price $ 1,161,436

In seventh position, we find once again a copy of the famous Rolex Ref. 4113. This extremely rare chronograph (12 copies in the world) produced in 1942 is dressed in an unusually fine bezel for a Rolex and offers an unusual button that comes out of the crown (allowing the fraction of a second chronograph to operate). Price: $ 1,163,746 (May 2011 – at christie’s house)

Rolex Ref 6120

In sixth position, the Rolex Ref of 6120 of 1953, a watch called “La Caravelle” for the design of cloisonne enamel made in its dial by the famous Marguerite Koch whose name is not unknown to those who discovered in detail this ranking. A yellow gold model 32 mm in diameter in perfect condition. Price: $ 1,235,000 (November 2015 – in Phillips)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual since 1949 - Price: $ 1,242,040

In 5th position, the 1949 Rolex Oyster Perpetual cloisoné (Ref. 5029/5028). A yellow and second gold model in the center dressed in a cloisonne enamel dial applied with star indexes made by Marguerite Koch, a talented Geneva enameler who worked for Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin. Price: $ 1,242,040 (May 2014 – at christie’s house)

Rolex Ref 6062 triple calendar in rose gold

In fourth position, the Rolex Ref 6062 triple calendar in 1953 rose gold, an 18-carat rose gold model with a diameter of 36 mm, one of the brand’s rare watches that shows a triple calendar and a moon phase. Among those produced by the Geneva house, the rose gold model remains by far the most popular. Price: $ 1,265,000 (November 2015 – in Phillips)

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In third position, the Rolex Daytona 6263 Albino in steel dated 1971. A particularly rare watch called “albino“Due to the white color of their counters and their dial. This Rolex Daytona was part of the guitarist Eric Clapton’s watch collection a few years ago. Price: $ 1,422,666 (but 2015 – in Phillips)

Rolex Daytona

In second position, the Rolex Daytona “Paul Newman Oyster Sotto” (Ref. 6263) of 1969, a 37.5 mm diameter steel chronograph with the Paul Newman tropical dial. A watch that, as evidenced by its price, is one of the most beautiful watches and one of the most appreciated by collectors worldwide. Price: $ 2,024,700 (May 2016 – in Phillips)

Rolex Antimagnetique Reference 4113

In the first position, the Rolex Antimagnetique Reference 4113 of 1942 “Split Seconds” of 1942 produced only 12 copies, but … this little wonder that we find in multiple positions in our ranking of the most expensive Rolex in the world has been auctioned on 14 May 2016 in Geneva for Philipps’s house for $ 2,453,100, a price that would certainly allow him to take a good lead in the ranking! Price: $ 2,453,100 (May 2016 – in Phillips)


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