Sotheby’s held the “Important Watches” last week. A piece of distinctive Rolex Reference 16516 fake with lapis lazuli dial was sold at a high price of 25,375,000 Hong Kong dollars.
In fact, the estimated price of this platinum case imitation Daytona is 4,000,000 HKD to 8,000,000 HKD. While the final price is almost three times of the estimated price, creating the auction record of modern Rolex.
Sotheby’s called this watch as “historically significant model and may be a unique and lonely watch in the world.” The precious watch was launched in 1999 and it was equipped with the El Primero movement of Zenith. Since 1988, Rolex began to use the movement of Zenith. Later in 2000, it adopted the self-manufactured automatic chronograph movement.
Last weekend, the Antigoron auction held a Geneva spring auction, and there are three Rolex creating the auction price record of this collection. They are the rose gold Oyster chronograph ref.6034 in 1955, Comex Submariner ref.1680 in 1979 and Mark II Submariner ref.1680 in 1969.
The estimated price of the chronograph ref.6034 is 300,000 Swiss francs. However, the ivory white dial Rolex was sold at a price of 600,000 Swiss francs.
The Oyster chronograph was the main chronograph model before Daytoan was released, the rose gold case was rarely seen. The condition of this ref.6034 is very good. Without any oxidation, polishing and there’s only a few scratches, this perfect replica watch looks amazing.
Although the Yacht-Master is not as popular as the classic Submariner, it is more luxurious with the platinum bezel. The red second hand on the blue dial of platinum bezel Rolex knockoff watch is striking and recognizable.
The Yacht-Master doesn’t have to be very professional. Rolex attaches much more importance to the luxury and nobility of the Yacht-Master. Although Yacht-Master looks like diving watch, it is not professional diving watch. It is water resistant to a depth of 100 meters.