Watches

On the Scene: Watch Spotting at RM Sotheby's: Monterey

By Sotheby's
RM Sotheby's three-day Monterey auction got off to a smashing start with its single-marque Aston Martin sale on 15 August. Selling above estimate for $6.4 million, the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 "Bond Car" saw two records achieved – the most expensive piece of Bond memorabilia, as well as the most expensive DB5. RM's Monterey auction also attracts the most discerning collectors from around the world, making it an opportune time to check out the timepieces that auto enthusiasts can't get enough of. And for those inspired by their fellow attendees, as well as the exceptional mix of cars on offer, Sotheby's also exhibited pieces from Watches Online: The Driver's Collection (14–20 August), a collaborative sale with Bob's Watches.

Below, revisit day one of this year's Monterey auction and discover some of our favorite watches we spotted guests wearing.

RM SOTHEBY'S: MONTEREY CARS ON VIEW.  

TIMEPIECES FROM WATCHES ONLINE: THE DRIVER'S COLLECTION, CLOSING 20 AUGUST.  
SOME OF THE JEWELS AND WATCHES AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE PURCHASE AT RM SOTHEBY'S: MONTEREY.  
MONTEREY CONFERENCE CENTER.  

WATCH SPOTTING 

Rolex Automatic Daytona in Stainless Steel

 

Yellow Gold Rolex Yachtmaster in Yellow Gold

 

Patek Philippe 10-Day Tourbillon 5101 in Platinum

 

Rolex Yachtmaster II with Countdown in Steel and Gold

 

Richard Mille Tourbillon

 

Patek Philippe Calatrava in Yellow Gold

 

Rolex Explorer II Ref. 16750

 

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