Rolex is known worldwide for their expensive watches, the name alone triggers thoughts of status, success and achievement. But have you ever seen the 4 most expensive Rolex watches in the world.
Few brands are able to market their product to capture luxury as easily as Rolex does. The motto of the company, “A crown for every achievement.”, is indicative of how much more than a simple timepiece a Rolex watch represents.
4. James Bond 1973 Rolex 5513: $450,000
If this watch looks familiar to you it’s because it belonged to Roger Moore when he starred as James Bond in 1973. In the film this watch features a razor disk and a magnetic field generator, which are functional features of this piece.
This watch was sold for $450,000, a small price to pay for owning James Bond’s watch.
3. Rolex GMT 116769TBR: $485,350
If you want your wrist, frosted with diamonds than the Rolex GTM 116769TBR may be the ideal timepiece for you. In addition to the 76 diamonds surrounding the body, the case itself is made of 18 karat white gold. Plan on going diving with this beauty? Well good thing for you it’s rated up to 100 meters, although I think most fish would be scared away by the shine this watch emits.
2.Eric Clapton’s 1971 Rolex Daytona: $505,000
Are you a fan of the English singer and songwriter Eric Clapton? Most fans opt to pay a pretty penny to own one of his guitars however, Clapton’s gift for inflating the prices of things he uses translates to his watches as well.
This watch normally sells for around one hundred thousand but because this one was touched by the English rock legend himself, you’re looking at paying closer to $505,000 to own Eric Clapton’s 1971 Rolex Daytona.
1. 1942 Rolex Chronograph: $1.17 Million
With age comes wisdom, sure however age also adds value to most things. This is especially true for the 1942 Rolex Chronograph which was estimated to be worth around six hundred thousand dollars but auctioned for a whopping 1.16 million dollars becoming the most expensive Rolex to ever be sold.
One of only twelve ever produced, this piece was given out as gifts to famous race car drivers in the UK and Italy. The watch features a split second chronograph which was ideally suited for drivers who needed to keep track of their lap times. To this day the 1942 Rolex Chronograph is the only split chronograph ever produced by the company.
Source: Soletron – The Most Expensive Rolexes Ever Sold