The Most Expensive Rolex Watches

by Abigail Oluwakemi
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You have told your heart, “it is Rolex and the expensive one”- friend, you are a step toward making the best watch choice ever. Rolex will never disappoint, especially when you are ready to part with some thousands of dollars.

The place of Rolex is in the high-end mechanical watches and undoubtedly the most valuable watch in the world. The Swiss manufacturer is known for producing models that have not become a symbol of luxury and status. Owning a Vintage submariner or Rolex day-date feels more like owning a Mercedes or some other German automobile.

But what makes this brand so unique?

The quality of designs. The materials used to make the Rolex watches are scarce. The production process that guarantees the precision and accuracy of the masterpiece is hard to find. That explains why it retails at such a high price.

The above fundamentals play a significant role in Rolex’s prestigious status. But there’s still more to the watch; the titles behind the production, like Audemars Piquet, Patek Philippe, are apt in producing sublime pieces.

Before you get lost in the icing, let’s now get a few of these Rolex expensive Watches that everyone in town is talking about

Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona

This is the world’s most expensive watch ever sold- oh! Are you shocked? You’ve got a reason to because, in 2017, it was retailing at $17.8 million. What cant you buy with that amount? It’s the most expensive watch ever sold in the world. Previously there was the chronograph which sole at $16 million in 2016. The opening bid for Paul Newman’s was at $1million, but the first bidder raised it to $10 million, and the entire room at Philips went silent. Two bidders fought for it and settled at $17.8 million.

This type is not expensive because of the materials used to make it, but the collection’s unique story attracts people.

1971 Rolex Daytona Reference 626 Unicorn

This watch was sold at $5.9 in 2018, making it the second most expensive Rolex watch. Its rarity and uniqueness can explain the 1970 Rolex Daytona price. Reference 6265 is the only model in 18-Karat white gold. That’s the reason for its “Unicorn” name. Most of the watches produced at the time were stainless steel.

Besides the precious metal, the story behind the watch is what makes it expensive.

Rolex Bao Dai

It’s a model that is instantly recognizable among enthusiasts. It’s based on Rolex 6062 and was initially sold to the Nguyen dynasty’s last emperor in 1954. The black/ gold cases were the rarest available configurations, with only three ever produced. The Rolex type was sold at $5.1million during the auction at Philips in Geneva 2017. The next one sold at $5.1 in 2017.

The Nguyen family had sold it first in 2002 and fetched $235,000, the highest price ever for Rolex at the time.

When you talk about Rolex watches, you enter the realm of the “movers and shakers” of the world economies. The expensive Rolex watches list is inexhaustible. But get it right; the price is pegged more on the title behind the watch than the materials it is made of.

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