An exquisite piece of wrist watch is just the perfect accessory for every outfit you carry. The watches have long been the significance of the high class. The dial and the strap material determine the price of the watches. Rolex is the brand which makes world famous Swiss wrist watches. The brand has been long known for its innovation and design.
The pieces of luxury by Rolex can often end up being an extravagant buy but the framework of these timepieces are flawless. It is always said time is money these watches are definitely worth all the money you spend over them. Here is a list of top ten most expensive Rolex watches in the world in 2018.
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- 10. 1972 James Bond Rolex Submariner ($365,000)
- 9. Gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual ($444,000)
- 8. 1971 Daytona ‘Albino’ ref. 6263 ($1,418,000)
- 7. 1969 Paul Newman Daytona ref. 6263 ($3,717,906)
- 6. Bao Dai ($5,060,427)
- 5. Ferrari Red Rolex Daytona ($267,203)
- 4. Rolex GMT Master II Ice ($485,350)
- 3. Eric Clapton’s Rolex Daytona ($1.4 million)
- 2. 1942 Antimagnetique ($2. 4 million)
- 1. Paul Newman’s Cosmograph Daytona ($17,752,500)
10. 1972 James Bond Rolex Submariner ($365,000)
The 1972 James Bond Rolex Submariner created a huge fuss when it was first introduced in the market and the reason for this is quite evident from the name itself. The double-o seven watch was a huge hit when it got featured in the James Bond film ‘Live and Let die’. Every other person was talking about this watch. The demand was quite obviously high but it was a rare collection. This watch was sold for $365,000 making it one of the most expensive Rolex watch in 2018.
9. Gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual ($444,000)
Gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual is one of the most classic piece of work by Rolex. This supreme piece belonged to the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad. It was made of eighteen carat pink gold and has the map of Indian subcontinent engraved on the dial along with a date 26rh January, 1950 which marks the first day of the constitution of India. The watch was sold at $444,000.
8. 1971 Daytona ‘Albino’ ref. 6263 ($1,418,000)
The 1971 Daytona ref 6263 was a vintage piece which belonged to the famous guitarist Eric Clapton. The watch broke all records when it was sold for a seven digit figure making it one of the most expensive watch sold by Rolex till date. The silver monochrome dial makes this beautiful piece worth its price.
7. 1969 Paul Newman Daytona ref. 6263 ($3,717,906)
The 1969 Rolex Ref 6263 watch belonged to the great actor Paul Newman was sold. Many watches of the celebrity where sold at several auctions. This particular piece was among the most expensive ones sold when it was sold for $3,717,906 . It featured sub dials and the steel framework gave it a classic design. 1969 Paul Newman Daytona ref 6263 is also the second most expensive Rolex watch 2018.
6. Bao Dai ($5,060,427)
Rolex watches always signify royalty and this piece itself belongs to the Royal. The famous watch of the last emperor of Vietnam, Bao Dai is made of eighteen carat pure gold. The dial also has four diamonds embedded at the position of two, four, eight, ten and twelve. This incredibly beautiful masterpiece was sold at $5,060,427 making it the most expensive Rolex watch in 2018.
5. Ferrari Red Rolex Daytona ($267,203)
Rolex has a collection of watches which belonged to Paul Newman. The Paul Newman collection is also the most sought after collection of Rolex which is because of the fact that it is a very rare collection. Ferrari Red Rolex Daytona was the first watch launched in this series. The unique feature of this expensive watch is its red and black dial. The dial has seventeen small white gems embedded on the circumference.
4. Rolex GMT Master II Ice ($485,350)
Rolex is well known for its versatility and efficient use of technology. They introduced a new concept in Rolex GMT Master II Ice where you can adjust your watch to two separate time zones. This watch was made for the pilots who need to maintain time according to the GMT of the departure and arrival place.
3. Eric Clapton’s Rolex Daytona ($1.4 million)
The famous guitarist Eric Clapton’s Rolex Daytona watch was sold for at an auction for an overwhelming price of $1.4 million which makes it one of the most expensive watch sold by Rolex. This absurd price of the watch is justified by the watch itself which is true sense defines elegance.
2. 1942 Antimagnetique ($2. 4 million)
1942 Antimagnetique is an exceptional and rare collection of Rolex. This collection was a private collection specially designed for a team of racers. It is a beautiful timepiece which has been sold for $2.4 million. The watch is one of the largest watch produced by Rolex. It is also categorised as the second most expensive watch sold by the company.
1. Paul Newman’s Cosmograph Daytona ($17,752,500)
Paul Newman’s most popular watch was the Cosmograph Daytona Rolex which made gained spotlight not only for the price it was sold but also its stunning look. This was the watch which was given to Newman by his wife on his birthday. The watch had a special engraving which distinguish estimated it from the several duplicates available in the market. The engraved message read ‘Drive Carefully Me’. A rare and the finest piece of Rolex is also the most expensive watch sold by Rolex till date.
Rolex is the one brand which has cut out a niche for itself in the world of timepieces. The watches of Rolex is a true definition of elegance. Just like the logo of the company, a crown these watches are a symbol of the class and royalty. Every piece of Rolex is a masterpiece of art. Each watch is made with precision. The list above shows the top ten most expensive watch sold by Rolex. Some of these watches are popular for whom the person they belonged to and some of them are famous for the technology used and the rest made news for the price they were sold. However, the beauty of these small time pieces are worth all the time you invest in the money to buy them.