Iconic Watches With William George
Rolex watches are some of the most sought-after in the world. What is it? Even though they are not priced at the top of the market, they command some of the highest prices at auction. The Paul Newman Daytona still holds the record of the most expensive watch in the world.
Steve McQueen also has a watch going into an auction and those two icons represent a whole era of Hollywood! There's just something about Rolex which turns heads and raises eyebrows.
We found 4 lots in an auction which carry their own piece of history and can remind us of how iconic and sought-after Rolex watches are.
1) 1954 Rolex Submariner Ref: 6538.
This vintage Rolex is in a class of its own. It was the watch of choice for James Bond during his outings in Dr No, Goldfinger, From Russia with Love and Thunderball. It was here where the 6538 became known as the James Bond Submariner.
Produced between 1954 and 1959, one of its distinctive features is the big crown but no crown guards.
Trivia - In each appearance of James Bond, the 6538 would have a different strap. Here are some more details:
- Size - 37mm.
- Movement - Automatic.
- Case - Stainless Steel.
- Dial - Black.
With a high estimate of £250,000, this Submariner will adorn any Rolex collection. You can find this iconic watch in our 'The Rare & Collectable Collection' which ends on 21st November!