Christie’s Watches Online Auction Boutique Review

From June 13th to 27th, Christie’s watch online auction planning summer special. Many antique watches and modern watches from world-renowned watch brands appear in this online auction. Among them, include Rolex, Omega, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre and other international watches. It is worth noting that rare antique Rolex and other watches have received the attention of many Tibetan friends before the start of the auction. There are a total of 130 watch collections in this online auction. Next, Watch House will review the products of Christie’s online auction to see which fine watches are participating in this auction.

lot.1 Rolex Daytona 6265

Basic information: Stainless steel housing, diameter 37 mm. Equipped with a timing function, using cal.727 manual winding movement.
Estimate: USD 30,000-50,000, approximately RMB 200,000-340,000.
Including commission price: 40,000 US dollars, about 270,000 yuan.

Watch Comments: This Rolex 6265 received extensive attention before the start of production. Its production time was about 1972. The movement is based on the manual winding cal. 21600 wobble frequency, it is a movement that Rolex has used for 20 years, it can be seen that its stability is good enough. And this Daytona not only follows the design of the Daytona series, the prominent stainless steel case, the dial has changed from Rolex Cosmograph to Rolex Oyster Cosmograph (commonly known as ROC surface). The word ‘DAYTONA’ was cancelled on the ROC surface. This is the 6265 feature of this period. As long as Rolex’s DAYTONA appears in the auction market, it will definitely be sought after and paid attention to by collectors. For classics, perhaps people’s enthusiasm will never fade.

lot.3 Rolex MILGAUSS series 116400GV

Basic information: stainless steel case with a diameter of 40 mm, automatic cal. 3131 movement.
Estimate: USD 4000-6000, about RMB 27000-40000.
Commission price included: USD 6875, approximately RMB 46,000.

Watch Reviews: Another watch from Rolex. In 1956, Rolex was specially developed for scientists. This watch can withstand a magnetic field of 1000 gauss. This series ceased production in 1988 and was relaunched in 2007. This 2014 watch has a lightning-shaped orange second hand, a blue dial and a unique green mirror. This makes this watch unique among other Rolex watches. Rolex has always been ‘everything is green’, so it is not unexpected that this watch sold at a price higher than the highest estimate.

lot.4 Rolex RED SUBMARINER 1680

Basic information: Stainless steel housing with a diameter of 39 mm. With time and date display function, using cal.1570 automatic winding movement.
Estimate: USD 8000-12000, approximately RMB 54400-81600.
Commission price included: USD 16,250, approximately RMB 110,500.

Watch comments: Rolex’s watch in this online auction is amazing, but according to Rolex’s performance in previous auctions, this is reasonable. The highest estimate of this black water ghost from 1970 is $ 12,000 (approximately RMB 81600)
, But the final transaction price was higher than the highest estimate of 4,250 US dollars (about 28,900 yuan). At a 2015 New York auction, the same 1970 Black Letter Ghost 1680 was also sold at a price higher than the highest estimate. There is a great demand for water ghosts in the market, but the production of water ghosts is limited, which has led to a shortage of water ghosts. If you are lucky to have an antique water ghost, it is probably the wish of many collectors.

lot.16 Rolex Date-Date 1803

Basic information: 18k yellow gold case with a diameter of 36 mm. With date and day display function, cal.1556 automatic winding movement.
Estimate: USD 8000-12000, approximately RMB 54400-81600.
Commission price included: USD 20,000, approximately RMB 136,000.

Watch Reviews: There is no doubt that the Rolex day-date series is synonymous with luxury and classics. This series of features is only the use of precious metals (including gold, platinum, rose gold, etc.). Its special design is to cancel the design of the calendar and the week side by side, set the date display to 3 o’clock, and the week display to 12 o’clock. First introduced in 1956, the classic design has been used in the day-date series for the next 60 years. The day-date series is also known as the ‘President’s Watch’, which has been worn by many American presidents in history, including Roosevelt, Lyndon Baines Johnson, and so on. The watch was finally sold at a price higher than the highest estimated US $ 8,000 (about 54400 yuan), which also stems from its scarcity and integrity of the product.

lot.29 Jaeger-LECOULTRE MEMOVOX POLARIS series E859

Basic information: Stainless steel housing with a diameter of 42 mm. With travel time, date display and alarm function, using cal.K825 automatic winding movement.
Estimate: USD 15000-25000, approximately RMB 102,000-170000.
Commission price included: USD 21,250, approximately RMB 144,000.

Watch comments: elegance has always been used on Jaeger-LeCoultre. This Jaeger-LeCoultre E825, as a diving watch, has a sophisticated and elegant aesthetics compared to the rigorous appearance of other diving watches. In addition, this watch uses a large stainless steel casing and a super compressor structure, which makes this watch more stable and waterproof in the case of deeper water. In addition to personal taste, an important factor that collectors consider when buying antique watches is the scarcity of watches. The total production of this watch is less than 1,800 pieces, and this E825, which is only auctioned at Christie’s online auction, shows its preciousness.

lot.41 OMEGA Speedmaster Series ST 145.022

Basic information: Stainless steel housing with a diameter of 42 mm. Equipped with date display and timekeeping function, using cal.861 manual winding movement.
Estimate: USD 4000-6000, approximately RMB 27000-40700.
Commission price included: USD 4375, approximately RMB 29,700.

Watch Comments: As one of the most iconic and legendary Omega watches, the Omega Speedmaster series is the only watch certified by NASA that is eligible to enter space. This Speedmaster, which was auctioned on Christie’s online, had a Rolex Oyster case. The original case was accidentally broken, and Rolex’s Oyster case was just right. This is what makes this watch special. The strong appearance of the Speedmaster is one of the reasons why many people like it, and the high quality also attracts many Tibetan friends. The story that this particular Speedmaster possesses may be the reason why buyers buy it.

lot.64 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Royal Oak Series 14790ST.00.0789ST.07

Basic information: Stainless steel housing with a diameter of 36 mm. With date display function, using cal.2225 automatic winding movement.
Estimate: USD 8000-12000, approximately RMB 54400-81600.
Commission price included: USD 17,500, approximately RMB 118,900.

Watch comments: In 1972, Audemars Piguet’s first Royal Oak series was born, which marked the birth of the first luxury sports watch. This is a turning point for the luxury watch industry, which priced more than gold watches. The Royal Oak series is available in different sizes. This 36 mm diameter Royal Oak has a refined Arabic numerals in the dial. Although the diameter of the watch is getting larger and larger in modern aesthetics, this watch still looks very elegant on the hand.

lot.108 Zenith Super Sub-SEA Series A3736

Basic information: Stainless steel housing with a diameter of 40 mm. Equipped with a timing function, using cal.146HP manual winding movement.
Estimate: USD 8000-12000, approximately RMB 54400-81600.
Commission price included: USD 10,000, approximately RMB 68,000.

Watch review: Zenith SUPER SUB-SEA series as a powerful diving watch. The striking orange dial design and striking scale are its signature designs. This watch uses a cal. 146HP manual winding movement, which is the last manually wound movement before the use of the El Primero automatic winding movement in 1969.