Rolex Wristwatch in Fine Jewellery Auction

Published 15th April 2013

Rolex has continued today to be at the forefront of the watch making industry. The price of a Rolex wristwatch can vary according to the model and the materials used. Not long after 1931, Rolex introduced a 'perpetual' rotor that rewound a watch with every flick of the wearer's wrist. This was called 'The Oyster Perpetual'. Very popular and collectable at auction, this watch is waterproof with a tiny engine that is powered every time you move your arm.

Rolex distribute and service high quality wristwatches and these are sold under the Rolex and Tudor brands.The three lines that Rolex have produced are 'Oyster Perpetual', 'Professional' and 'Cellini'. The Cellini line is one of their more 'dressy' watch lines.

The quarterly fine sale of jewellery to be held on 24th April 2013 includes some stunning pieces of fine jewellery within the auction, but also some fantastic quality wristwatches.



A gentleman's stainless steel Oyster perpetual date submariner superlative wristwatch (FS18/171)

A good example is the gentleman's Rolex stainless steel Oyster perpetual date submariner 200m superlative chronometer officially certified wristwatch (FS18/171). The black dial has luminescent markers, red 'Submariner', 'Mercedes' hands, centre seconds and magnified date aperture. The case is numbered 3302008 and it is design number 1680.

This quality example is also being sold within the fine jewellery auction with its certificate guarantee dated 23/12/75, booklet and translation and is contained within a fitted Rolex case. The pre-sale estimate is £2,000-£3,000.

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