Synonymous with high-quality luxury watches, Rolex is an iconic brand that continues to deliver high-end timepieces. The Swiss brand is a watch-making genius that uses fine quality material coupled with mind-numbing techniques to create timeless watches. Rolex has perfected its craftsmanship with years of experience and a dedication to delivering stylish watches, built using advanced techniques.
Given the beauty and sophistication of Rolex watches, they retail for considerably high prices. There are a number of legendary timepieces and replica watches from the Swiss brand that has stood out when it comes to prices. Below are some of the most expensive Luxury watches from Rolex.
Rolex Daytona Albino ref. 6263
The elegant watch was named after Florida’s Daytona International Speedway. The Daytona line is a racing chronograph that was built for racecar drivers. The timepiece highlighted the brand’s love for motor racing. The Albino Daytona was pre-owned by Eric Clapton, a singer and guitar legend. It is one of two Tropical Oyster Sotto and is a remarkable watch. The watch comes with a stainless-steel casing that safely houses its advanced movement mechanism. It also features a stainless steel bracelet that is built to deliver outstanding comfort when worn. The watch was sold in 2015 for about €1.2 million.
Rolex Split-Seconds Chronograph ref. 4113
The largest wristwatch from Rolex, the Split-Seconds chronograph is a rare jewel that comes with a 44mm case. The watch is of a complex design and is complete with 2-sweep seconds hand that assists in keeping time on immediate events while tracking time in general. The watch uses a mechanism that was first implemented in pocket watches. The watch was sold for a whopping €2 Million.
Paul Newman Daytona – Lemon Dial ref. 6263
Named after legendary Paul Newman, the Lemon Dial is another exquisite piece from Rolex. The watch is brilliantly crafted from 18k yellow gold that gives it a remarkable glow. The lemon green dial of the watch is fitted with stylish sub-dials that are dark in color to create a contrasting and stylish appeal. It is a unique wristwatch and only three of them were ever produced by the Swiss watchmakers. The iconic watch was sold for and amazing €3.5 million.
Rolex Bao Dai ref. 6062
Named after Vietnam’s Emperor Bao Dai, the watch was crafted in the ‘50s. At a time when watch technology was not all that advanced, this masterpiece was the most complicated wristwatch ever built by the famous Swiss brand. The watch featured a triple calendar as well as a moon phase indicator. Made of 18k yellow gold, the watch was further donned with diamond hour markers that gave unique contrast on the black dial. It was sold for €4.2 Million at an auction.
Paul Newman’s Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ref. 6239
Besides being the most expensive Rolex watch, it is also the most expensive wristwatch ever sold. The watch was a gift to Newman from his wife and has “drive carefully” engraved on it. The watch was put up on auction and sold for €14.8 Million making it the most expensive wristwatch thus far.