A vintage Ref. 6270 Rolex Daytona in 18k gold brought a world record Sfr. 360,000 at Antiquorum’s Spring sale in Geneva, held March 28 and 29. The record-setting Daytona’s bezel contains 28 baguette diamonds. Patek Philippe wristwatches also performed well. An 18k yellow gold Ref. 2499/100 perpetual calendar produced in 1980 brought SFr. 312,000, and a Ref. 1518 made in 1942 achieved SFr. 240,000. Overall the sale brought SFr. 5,419,584. All prices include buyer’s premium.
Daytona Brings World Record Price at Auction
My name is Mike Disher and I am WatchTime's technical editor. My interest in watches dates to 1972 and I caught the internet bug in 1997. In 1999 I combined these interests by joining TimeZone.com as its first full-time employee, and later that year I attended my first Basel Fair. I managed TZ from 2000-2007, and in 2008 I joined WatchTime.