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The “Milestones Rolex” auction has just finished in Hong Kong and all over the results where strong for the 38 lots but certainly not all lots achieved a great result compared to their (high) estimates. I’ll add the final results to the estimated below so you can see what the populair lots achieved. Personally I thought the prices would be a bit higher but all over the I think everybody is happy 😉

UPDATED Final results now with my live pictures! Find the results over HERE

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The Rolex Milestone. Check the online catalogue over here. Wonderful catalogue made again by Pucci and his professional team of artisan!!…

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Rolex Milestones; 38 timepieces that made history 28 November 2016. Follow this link to the auction!!

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Above the Oman Sea Dweller Ref 1665 sold and signed in the case back by Aprey’s from London.

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Estimated USD 200-400.000,= My bet is that it will sell all in for 450K.

-> The final result was a massive € 492.000,= / $ 520.000,= well above my strong prediction.

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Hong Kong chef watches at Phillips Sam Hines is auctioning soon the Rolex Milestone. Curated by none less then John Goldberger. A total of 38 exceptional rare vintage Rolex have been put together. Today I can show you already some go the highlights of the sale.

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Above, the curator, author and collector John Goldberger… Below the overview of the 38 Milestone Rolex for auction…

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The all over tropical brown Rolex Oyster Chronograph Ref 6234…

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Estimated USD 150-300.000,= and my bet is that it will sell all in for 450K

-> Final result was much lower then predicted at € 300.000,= / $ 320.000,=

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The graphic and photographic team of Pucci Papaleo and the photographer Fabio Santinelli have made the special catalogue.

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Sam Hines, international head of watches with Phillips. Sam put together this special vintage Rolex auction and I think he did a really great job. Well done! Is he ready to take over the scepter of Aurel Bacs is a question that pops up in my mind? Let’s see…

Email: shines@phillips.com & Tel: +852 6773 9315.

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Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo will present an evening sale offering 38 iconic Rolex models, illustrating the celebrated brand’s history, innovation and originality, and demonstrating their superior craftsmanship. The auction will include models manufactured from the 1920s to the 1980s, and will feature every landmark reference ever manufactured by the brand.

Red Depth Rolex Submariner Double Ref 6538/6536. Estimated USD 60-120.000,= My bet is it will sell for 125/150K.

The final result was € 182.000,= / $ 193.000,=

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Stainless steel Rolex Padelone Ref 8171 with steel index

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Live picture from Revolution Watch…

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Estimated USD 350-700.000. My bet is that will sell for 850K

Final result was € 960.000,= / $ 1.015.000,=

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18K Pink gold Rolex Killy – Datocompax sold and signed by Serpico Y Laino….

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Estimated from USD 250-500.000,=. My bet is that it will sell for 550K.

Final result was lower then predicted at € 360.000,= / $380.000,=

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A RCO or better known as Oyster Sotto, here in MK2 version ref 6263 with the later updated Rolex logo. MK1 bezel, MK0 pushers…

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Estimated USD 600-1.2 million. My bet is that it will sell for 1 million.

Again my prediction was on the high side with a final result of €710.000,= / $ 750.000,=

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A cloisonnée of a depicting Neptune Ref 4643…

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Estimated USD 500-1 million. My bet is that it will sell for 900K.

The final result was €710.000,= / $ 750.000,=

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MK2 Oyster Paul Newman Ref 6263 with brown minute track..

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Estimated USD 350-700.000,=. MY bet is it will sell for 650/700K.

The final result was €595.000,= / $ 630.000,=

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Tropical dark brown Rolex Big Crown Ref 6538 with 4 line. Estimated USD 100-200.000,=

Finally sold for €160.000,= / $ 170.000,=

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Platinum Day Date Ref 1831 from the Shah, no 1.

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Estimated USD 150-300.000,=  Finally sold for € 220.000,- / $ 225.000,=

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Double Ref 5513/5517 Rolex Military Full Spec. Estimated USD 80-160.000. MY bet is it will sell for 225/250K.

Final sale price was € 200.000,= / $ 210.000,=

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Estimated for USD 50-100.000,=

Unsold!

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Rare untouched 18K yellow gold Rolex Monobloc Ref 3525..

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Estimated USD: 120-240.000,=  Final price was € 140.000,=

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A warm patinated 18K yellow gold Rolex Stelline Ref 6062…

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Live picture form Revolution Watch…

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Estimated from USD 300-600.000,=. MY bet is that it will sell for 650K

Final result was € 625.000,= / $ 660.000,=

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UAE Daytona with Sigma dial. From a great friend and directly from the UAE source. Lovely example!

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Estimated from USD 180-340.000,=. My bet is that it will sell for 450K.

-> Final result was much lower then predicted at € 215.000,= / $225.000,=

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  • NOVEMBER 28TH
    MONDAY

    HONG KONG

    Rolex Milestones: 38 Legendary Watches That Shaped History

    Auction 28 November 8pm HKT

    Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
    5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong (map)

    Public Viewing 24 – 28 November
    Monday – Sunday 10am-6pm

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