Rolex watches in timepiece auction

ROLEX is one of the world’s most revered watch brands, celebrated by collectors and enthusiasts across the globe.

Richard Winterton Auctioneers’ Antiques & Home Sale on Monday, November 30, is a timepiece extravaganza, with a huge collection of clocks set to make tens of thousands of pounds.

The online-only auction broadcast live from The Lichfield Auction Centre starts at 9.30am and, fittingly, this horological happening includes a number of sought-after Rolex wristwatches.

It features a trio of Rolex Oyster Perpetual gentleman’s wristwatches – a gold ‘bubble-back’ Chronometer circa 1947, a bi-colour Submariner Date circa 1991 and a stainless steel Datejust from the same year.

All three come to sale with Rolex boxes; the Submariner, believed calibre number 3135, is fitted to the Oyster steel and gold bracelet, bracelet number 93153, and is together with original bezel from previous service, spare links, Rolex paperwork, wax hang tag and service receipts.

The Datejust, on its original stainless steel jubilee bracelet, is together with an associated Rolex box, papers, hang tag and past receipts.

Here’s the rundown in pictures…

Lot 100: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date, model number 16613, circa 1991

Lot 99: Rolex Oyster Perpetual ‘bubble-back’ Chronometer, model reference number 3131, circa 1947

Lot 98: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust, model number 16220, circa 1991

View the online catalogue now via our auction dates page

Also in the sale are two ladies Rolex vintage wristwatches, both in 9ct gold.

Lot 86, pictured below, is an early 20th century timepiece circa 1915 with a white enamel dial and blue steel hands with a mechanical 15 jewel hand-wound movement signed Rolex, case number 623522, fitted to a two colour mesh bracelet.

Lot 51, pictured below, has a case signed ‘Rolex 7 World’s Records Gold Medal Geneva-Suisse 9177’ with the movement signed ‘Rolex Extra Prima’.

From interesting vintage models to popular modern classics, these watches certainly underline Rolex’ incredible pedigree.

The huge sale on November 30 features more than 1,000 lots and includes numerous pocket watches as well as an “Aladdin’s cave” of clocks discovered by auctioneer Richard Winterton during a routine inspection for a house clearance in Sutton Coldfield.

The breath-taking collection of more than 100 timepieces spans two centuries of horological history!

For more auction information or to book an appointment for safe, free virtual valuations, telephone 01543 251081 or email office@richardwinterton.co.uk.

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