Daytona Brings World Record Price at Auction

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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.

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    About Mike Disher

    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.

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