Rolex watches top the want list in
Anderson and Garland’s Fine Art Sale
Three very desirable Rolex watches top the online want list for Anderson and Garland’s March Fine Art Sale. Rolex has long been the desirable brand, known around the world for their quality, rarity and desirability. Weather they are vintage or modern acquisitions, watches of this luxury often have never been worth more. After our world record price for a Rolex Submariner with an Explorer dial (3-6-9) of £86,000 hammer, Anderson and Garland have been a popular outlet for selling watches of all types and brand names. So much so that we are going to be holding a Specialist Watch Sale in May.
The watches causing such a stir in this coming auction are:
Rolex GMT Master: a gentleman's stainless steel bracelet watch, c.1972 , ref 1675. Although this watch doesn’t have its box or papers the muted colours of its bezel makes it a rarer type and the vintage date much more sought after. Estimate £3,000-£5,000
Rolex GMT-Master II: a gentleman's stainless steel automatic wristwatch, purchased in France in 2001, ref. 16710. This classic watch comes up time and again. Although not the rarest of designs, it’s a classic for a reason and everybody wants (at least) one in their collection. Put out in their professional range, the GMT-Master II is instantly recognisable. Estimate £3,000-£4,000
Rolex Submariner: a gentleman's stainless steel wristwatch, c.1979, Cal 1520, ref. 5513. There is nothing ordinary about this watch. The only things that hold this watch back is the lack of the Explorer dial (as previously discussed) and the fact that the retailers, Walker and Hall, Newcastle, have given the vendor the wrong guarantee certificate paper with the watch, something that was quite commonly done in the 1970s. It is always worth checking that the papers you are given have the unique serial number attached to them that match the watch. Estimate £6,000-8,000