The name “Rolex” is synonymous with luxury watches and has been since the early 1900s when the brand first debuted in England. Today, Rolex is considered one of the top luxury brands and the brand currently responsible for the record-setting wristwatch auction for Paul Newman’s own ‘Paul Newman’ Rolex Daytona for $17.8 million in 2017.
While Worthy isn’t selling celebrity-owned watches today, we have sold some spectacular Rolex watches over the years. Horologist and watch novices alike know the value of a brand like Rolex which is why we are proud to share the top 10 highest Rolex auctions of all time from our platform.
9. Rolex Submariner 16618
This men’s gold watch features day and date complications along with automatic movement. The Submariner is one of the world’s most recognizable watches, originally designed for divers in the early 1950s. It is the sign of a true classic that the model is still available almost seventy years after.
8. Rolex Datejust Pearlmaster
The Rolex Datejust Pearlmaster is a women’s watch featuring a white gold band and case, a mother of pearl dial with 36 small diamonds surrounding the watch face. The Pearlmaster is a favorite of Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn.
7. Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
This Rolex Cosmograph Daytona features a mother of pearl dial and black leather strap.
6. Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
This Rolex Cosmograph Daytona features a white gold case and band, a white dial with black and red detailing.
5. Rolex GMT-Master II
This Rolex GMT-Master II features a yellow gold bracelet and case along with a black dial. One standout feature of this watch is that it is able to show two timezones at once, making it a favorite of international travelers.
4. Rolex Day-Date
This men’s Rolex Day-Date features a platinum band and case along with a silver dial. The dial itself features diamonds (don’t miss the baguette diamonds set at 6 and 9 o’clock) as well as diamonds set in the bezel. Fun fact: the Rolex Day-Date was the first watch to display the date of the week written out.
3. Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
This Rolex Cosmograph Daytona features a leather band, rose gold case, and dark brown face.
2. Rolex Day-Date
This men’s watch features a platinum case and band, along with a few luxury details including a glacier blue face, diamond bezel, case lugs set with 32 diamonds and baguette diamonds set at 6 and 9 o’clock.
1. Rare Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner 4-Liner
To date, this is the most expensive Rolex timepiece sold with Worthy. It is a vintage Submariner with a special place in the brand’s history as it was the original “Bond Submariner” watch. It was worn by the first 007, Sean Connery, in the films Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, and Thunderball. As in the films, this watch comes in a variety of straps, making it the perfect watch for a thrill-seeking wearer like Bond himself.
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