Three of a Kind: Rolex

By Sotheby's

A n exciting range of wristwatches by leading brands, including Patek Philippe, Rolex, Omega and Cartier will be offered in the upcoming Watches Online auction, which will be open for bidding from 7 to 17 September 2018. Here we highlight three Rolex timepieces from the sale at three different price points.

1. Rolex Day-Date

The Rolex Day-Date is also called the Presidents' watch. Excellence and prestige accompany this model as it is only crafted from the finest materials there are. Available in different types of 18K gold as well as in platinum, there are numerous different combinations on the market. Worn by many world leaders, the Day-Date features a typical window for the day display which comes in a choice of languages. This particular yellow gold version is further set with diamonds, making it a truly special piece.

2. Rolex Explorer

The Rolex Explorer pays tribute to the spirit of exploration and mountaineering. Inspired by one of the most famous events linked with the brand's history, it was launched in 1953 to celebrate the successful climb of Mt. Everest by Sir Edmond Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. The watch is made from sturdy stainless steel and is a good companion on the highest peaks in the world just as it is in the concrete jungle of major cities.

3. Rolex Datejust

The Rolex Datejust is the first self‑winding wristwatch to indicate the date in a window on the dial. One of the best-selling models of the brand, it is available in different colors and metals. This particular watch is in stainless steel and instantly recognizable as a Rolex thanks to the white gold fluted bezel and the cyclops lens. Nonetheless, its attractive linen dial is unusual and makes it stand out among others. Coming with a Rolex Jubilee bracelet, this elegant and timeless piece is suitable for men and women alike.

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