Rolex from Sotheby's Watches Online sale 2018

Three of a Kind: Rolex

By Sotheby's

C hoosing a Rolex watch is always a good idea. Whatever the price point, the brand always offers classic design, quality materials and a touch of class. Here are three different options whatever your budget.

1) Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date in stainless steel, circa 1987. Estimate: £1,200-1,800

This classic yet sporty Oyster Date in stainless steel remains sharp and solid. The silver sunburst dial is bright and wonderfully preserved. With an enticing estimate, this watch represents a go-to entry point to every watch collection. A definite must have at an attractive price.

2) Rolex GMT Master II in 18k yellow gold, circa 1991. Estimate: £8,000-12,000

Initially developed for airline pilots, the Rolex GMT Master has become a cult object among collectors. This 18k yellow gold example is wonderfully preserved. The case and riveted bracelet barely show any trace of wear. The watch also comes with full documentation and its complete packaging. The estimate is set between £8,000 and 12,000. A great time capsule for a discerning collector.

3) Diamond set Rolex Oyster Datejust in 18k yellow gold, circa 1995. Estimate: £14,000-20,000

The variety of diamond cuts and styles found on this Datejust is mindboggling. From its legendary "Octopussy" bracelet to the diamond-set dial and bezel, this exceptional timepiece stands as the best representation of opulence. The rarity, great condition, and the fact that it comes with all its original accessories, paperwork and packaging command an estimate of £14,000 to 20,000. An extremely fitting present for the summer.

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