Several days ago, the auction season for branded watches just has been held in Geneva. It’s an exhilarating time for replica Rolex lovers to find the leading Swiss watch brand will achieve what kind of records on the auction block. Big new was, certainly, the record-breaking Bao Dai Rolex that sold for over million at the Phillips’ Geneva watch auction. Nevertheless, Christie’s had their own Rolex record-breaker with a very uncommon Submariner at their Rare Watches and a Rolex Afternoon sale on May 15, 2017 in Geneva. Actually, it has become the most expensive Rolex Submariner at auction. Let’s dive in for a closer look.
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There was a lot of buzz around this special Submariner previous to the Christie’s sale due to its untraditional design. It’s actually different from any other Submariner. This is because of a prototype. A vintage white Gold Submariner is unlikely to make a reproduction.
The most expensive replica watch has an 18k white gold 40mm case with a revolving white gold bezel. The engine-turned bezel is more akin to what we see on Turn-O-Graph timepieces from the era rather than Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner watches. The case houses a blue silky dial with the nipple hour markers characteristically used on gold Submariner and GMT-Master replica watches at that time.
The bracelet style is just as interesting as the material and bezel. Rather than the customary Oyster bracelet, this particular Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner sports a President bracelet! In white gold! With bark accents on the center links! Talk about a break from the Submariner design aesthetic.
This 18k white gold Replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner is one of only three known to exist—another blue dial version and a black dial version. This trio of prototypes never made it to production. It’s fascinating to remind that the first white gold Submariner lastly arrived after 35 years with the Submariner. Its first appearance is in 2017.
The high selling watch has an 18k white gold 40mm case.
Its rarity, peculiar design, and a peek into a Rolex “mockup,” so, it’s not astounding that it sold out with such a high price. The vintage record-breaking price is in fact about 15% above the pre-sale estimate.
An unbelievable part of the history of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner and the company at large, this model now holds the crown for the highest selling price Submariner ever sold. The record was formerly held by the Submariner “Big Crown” of James Bond fame. It was sold at Phillips’ Geneva auction in November 2016.
Because of its rarity, special design, and a peek into a Rolex “mockup,” it’s not astonishing that it achieved such a high selling price in the market.
We’ll be keeping pouring our heart and soul to find out that this Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner will hold its most expensive Replica Rolex Submariner record for how long. What’s your idea of the white gold Submariner prototype? Do you think it worth of that record-breaking selling price? Chime in on our comments section below.