Two Rolex Daytona Watches Headline Sotheby’s AuctionApr 23, 2021 12:00 EDT - May 03, 2021 14:00 EDT
In 1963, four years after the first Daytona 500 race, Rolex debuted a watch designed to be synonymous with race car drivers and first-place finishes. Two Rolex Daytona watches will cross the auction block with Sotheby’s as part of its Fine Watches sale. Both of the Rolex Daytonas are examples of reference #116508, distinguished by their dark green dials. Bidders should note that the first example (lot #1) comes to auction with its original papers, while the second (lot #2) does not.
Representing Audemars Piguet in this auction is a skeletonized wristwatch from the Swiss company. Skeleton watches straddle the line between giving wearers an inside look at its inner workings and also serving as a functional timepiece. In this Audemars Piguet example, the minute and hour hands stand out front and center among the watch’s intricate parts. Another distinctive feature of this reference is its rectangular, Art Deco-inspired case. Those interested can register to bid and view each of the lots on Sotheby’s website.
Lot Categories:Watches & Clocks (205)
# of Lots:205
Price Range:$200 - $120,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Rolex Reference 116508 Daytona|| Estimate: |
|Rolex. Reference 116508 Daytona|| Estimate: |
|Audemars Piguet Reference 25924PT.OO.D002CR.01|| Estimate: |
|Rolex Reference 116519 'Daytona Beach'|| Estimate: |
|Ulysse Nardin Reference 1069-113 Moonstruck|| Estimate: |