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At Bob's Watches, your trust is very important to us. We believe that buying a pre-owned Rolex watch online should be simple, honest, and straightforward. To that end, we guarantee that every Rolex watch on our site is 100% authentic, comprised entirely of Rolex parts. Our mission is to be the leading trusted online source for selling and buying authentic pre-owned Rolex watches. We stand behind this authenticity guarantee with a full money back refund on any watch not found to be completely genuine.

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The Rolex Daytona Capsule Collection: Auction Results

May 31, 2019

BY Paul Altieri

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Yesterday marked the close of bidding for The Rolex Daytona Capsule Collection sale that we were proud to offer in partnership with Sotheby’s. The auction consisted of a specially curated selection of 13 superb Rolex chronograph wristwatches that are synonymous with the world of motor racing, and that collectively outline the evolution of the Rolex Daytona.

The Rolex Daytona Capsule Collection

The Rolex Daytona Capsule Collection: Auction Results

The timepieces that were featured in this sale ranged from the early Pre-Daytona watches of the 1940s, all the way through the highly-coveted ceramic bezel Daytona references that sparked multi-year waitlists when they were unveiled at Baselworld just a few years ago.

Bidding for the final lot closed on the morning of May 30th, with 12 of the 13 lots meeting or exceeding their pre-sales estimates, and earning a grand total of $382,500.00 for the auction. Despite the significant diversity among the watches featured in the sale, both vintage and modern references experienced strong interest from bidders.

Capsule Collection

Strong Results for Both Vintage and Modern References

The oldest timepiece in the auction, a ref. 4500 “Pre-Daytona” chronograph from 1947 exceeded the high-end of its pre-sale estimate, pulling in a final sale price of $32,500. At the same time, one of the most modern watches featured in the auction – a ref. 116518 Daytona from 2018 with a Cerachrom bezel and Oysterflex bracelet also pulled in $32,500, which exceeded the high-end of its pre-sale estimate of $22,000 to $28,000.

Capsule Collection

Not surprisingly, it was the stainless steel ref. 6263 Daytona from 1978 that earned the title of the most expensive lot sold during The Rolex Daytona Capsule Collection. A remarkably well-preserved example of manually wound Daytona chronographs, this ref. 6263 achieved a final sale price of $93,750 – nearly double the final sale price of the second most expensive lot from the auction, a stainless steel ref. 6234 “Pre-Daytona” chronograph from 1959, which sold for $50,000.

Capsule Collection

Overall, The Rolex Daytona Capsule Collection sale was a noteworthy success and helped confirm the widespread allure of Rolex’s iconic line of chronograph wristwatches. Both vintage and modern references enjoyed strong interest among bidders and achieved final sale prices that further support the enduring success of Rolex’s most collectible model.

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