Eric Clapton’s Rolex Pre-Daytona Reference 6034 In Pink Gold
29 December, 2014 at 6:41 am in Computer
Coming up for sale this Saturday via online auction house Auctionata is an incredibly cool old IB011012/B968-TT replica....for a few reasons. First, it's an early 1950s chronograph, reference 6034, which falls into the always interesting "pre-Daytona" category. Second, the condition appears to be truly excellent. Third, the watch isn't steel or yellow gold, but actually pink gold, a far rarer color of metal than the first two. And finally, this watch belonged to some guy named Clapton.
Auctionata has the opening price of this Rolex Submariner Automatic with Green at 50,000 euro, with an estimated value of 100,000 euro. It's hard to know what a piece like this is worth, because it is more than your average gold Rolex – and if Clapton die-hards get in on the bidding, then anything is possible, as evidenced by the time a McQueen Monaco brought down $799,500. But, then another time, a different watch claimed to the http://www.hhibt.com/discount-rolex-daytona-automatic-two-tone-with-white-dial-watches-8k2j.html watch only brought in $87,600.
Just this afternoon, I had the pleasure of seeing all of the 2014 releases from Rolex. We will get to the entirely new references when we have a minute to catch our breath, but in the meantime I wanted to point you towards an existing model with a new dial variation that really does it justice. The annual calendar Sky-Dweller was first introduced in 2012 and is the most complicated watch made by the crown. If you're not familiar with the genius system that makes this watch so special, I encourage you to read here.
Today, Rolex showed three new colors, including solid Everose on an Everose bracelet, yellow gold on a strap, and the iteration you see here, white gold on a black strap with a black dial. You may not think it works, but it absolutely does. In fact, this new white-gold, black-dial combination is easily my favorite Sky-Dweller to date. The price of this new Sky-Dweller is $39,550. More here.
We never want to shine a light on other people's misfortunes here at HODINKEE, but today, we're going to. But, only to teach you all a little something. Earlier today, a new member joined the Vintage Rolex Forum. He said he was a long time reader but first time poster, and was excited to show off his newly acquired Rolex Submariner 6538 "Four Liner" with big crown. This is a watch you may be familiar with because we profiled one here that sold at Christie's for $544,000.
Or, at the very least, the dial has been created not by Singer in Geneva, but by a factory in Vietnam (quickly gaining a name for itself as the hotbed of fake vintage Rolex dials). Other members chime in to indicate that not only is the dial wrong, but the crown, hands, and bezel insert are as well.
The buyer responds by saying this watch wasn't a cheap one, or one that indicated it was "too good to be true" and asks how they can tell this dial is not original. Commenters go on by showing the owner comparison photos of both guaranteed original watches and redials proven to be from Vietnam. Again, we do not shine the light on this situation to poke fun at anyone, but just to remind all of you that when you're buying a vintage watch, in particular an expensive vintage Rolex, make sure to do your homework BEFORE you pull the trigger.