In this article, we are going to take a look at the top 5 most expensive Rolex watches in the world now let’s get started.
5: Ice Rolex GMT Master II
Coming in at number five is The Ice Rolex GMT Master II wristwatch which is definitely Aesthetically thrilling and visually pleasing.
This luxury watch was created for the sole purpose of going overboard having been built with some of the finest elements, including 18 ct white gold and almost 30 carats of brilliantly cut diamonds covering almost every inch of the watch. In 2014 the Ice Rolex was slapped with a price tag of $485,350.
4: Eric Clapton’s Rolex Oyster Albino
Now for music lovers and Rolex lovers, Eric Clapton’s Rolex Oyster Albino is a holy grail for watch collectors and music lovers of Clapton. This oyster reference number six to 63 was manufactured in 1971 and is just one of four examples who was silvered chronograph totalizers in the same color as a silver dial hence its name boy Oyster Albino. since the fact that Eric Clapton wore this Rolex, it dramatically boosted the price. In 2003 this luxury watch was auctioned off in New York and sold for a whopping five hundred and five thousand dollars but then on may 10th 2015 it was auctioned off again in Geneva and sold for 1.4 million dollars making it one of the most expensive Rolex watches ever sold.
This 1942 Rolex Antimagnetique never made it into public hands because this watch was given to a select group of racing teams and their drivers and only 12 of these examples are known to exist this is not only one of the rarest watches in the world but also one of Rolexes largest coming in at forty-four millimeters. Further, this expensive Rolex watch went to auction on May 14, 2016, in Geneva and sold for 2.5 million dollars.
Items worn by royalty can always fetch big money and this is certainly no exception this Rolex was worn by Bao Dai. He was a 13th and the last emperor of the new Wynn dynasty in Vietnam in this watch is completely made out of 18 karats yellow gold this watch also features a triple calendar with a moon phase indicator and on the black dial it includes a set of diamond occurs at the even hours except for 6:00 on May 13, 2017. The timepiece sold for over five million dollars (Bao Dai Rolex).
Now some of you who know Paul Newman might know about his famous expensive Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. Paul Newman received this watch by his wife who bought it at Tiffany co in New York and had a special message engraved on the back and this message that said; drive carefully. Newman wore this watch every day for 15 years before giving it to his daughter Nell, then it was handed to her boyfriend James Cox in 1984 and on October 26, 2017 this iconic watch became the world’s most expensive watch ever sold in an auction going for a whopping 17 point 8 million dollars to an anonymous phone bidder and making Paul Newman’s Rolex Cosmograph Daytona the most expensive Rolex.