WHICH ROLEX WATCH IS HUNTED BY WATCH COLLECTORS?
The Rolex Day-Date becomes the first watch to sell for a million dollars in 2022.
A new world record for Rolex Day-Date is set in Sotheby's online auction: the Rolex 'Rainbow Khanjar' Day-Date ref.18059 sold for $1,330,000.
Which Rolex watch is hunted by Watch Collectors? / ph: Sotheby's
The Rolex Day-Date was first launched in 1956. However, its history dates back to 1950, when a patent was filed in Switzerland for a watch that displayed both the day and the month on the dial.
The first Rolex Day-Date watches were produced in white, yellow, or rose gold with a domed bezel (ref.6510 version) or with a slotted bezel (ref.6511). These watch models were only produced for a year before being replaced by ref. 6611.
Entering the 1960s, Rolex Day-Date watch became famous and loved by world leaders.
The brand now offers the Rolex Day-Date in both 36 mm and 40 mm dial sizes, in platinum, rose gold, yellow gold and white gold. Additionally, the brand continues to produce a number of exclusive versions with diamond dials and bezels, bracelets and gem-set dials. These models typically have six-digit prices.
The Rolex Day-Date has a dial size of 36 mm which means that it is suitable for all genders.
Watches, especially ones with a long, sustainable production life don't usually double in price overnight. They tend to increase in price for many years. However, Rolex Day-Date is making a difference.
The Rolex Day-Date "Rainbow Khanjar" has a strong attraction. It is estimated that only 5 models will be released to the market. So it's extremely rare.
Besides, the watch model is exquisitely decorated by the brand. 18K white gold case, diamond dial and sapphire bezel. The bracelet part is set with diamonds.
In the near future, experts predict that Rolex Day-Date will get more attention. The auction price will be the most specific evidence. The Rolex Day-Date is the most recent Rolex watch to break the million dollar mark in the auction.
Until now, the Rolex Day-Date is still loved by many presidents, artists and NBA superstars. For many people, this watch model is a symbol of success.
After being auctioned for $1,330,000, the Rolex Day-Date deserves to be on Watch Collector's wish list.