On June 13, 2018, at the Christie’s “An Evening of Exceptional Watches” auction in New York, a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner (No. 95) was sold at 1,068,500 The US dollar (equivalent to about 6.9 million yuan) dropped the hammer and set a record for Rolex Submariner auctions.
Produced in 1956, this watch is equipped with an explorer-type gold-plated dial and a central seconds hand, and is decorated with red ‘200/660’ (200 meters / 660 feet) depth grade numerals.
It is worth noting that the bezel of this watch has been removed. Mottled cases, dials, and mirrors show signs of years of wear and baptism. This watch was valued at $ 500,000 to $ 1 million before the shoot.
Also at this auction, another Rolex Cosmograph Daytona watch (No. 17) sold for $ 732,500 (equivalent to about 4.7 million yuan). This stainless steel chronograph was produced in 1969 and equipped with a Mark1 panda plate. It was also estimated to be 500,000 to 1 million US dollars before shooting. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)