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Here's Your Chance to Own Two of the World's Rarest Rolexes

Finale Auctions' inaugural watch and jewelry sale is a collector's dream.
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Two of the world’s rarest watch models could be yours come this October.

A vintage Rolex GMT-Master 1675 Blueberry and a Paul Newman Rolex Daytona 6240, both in mint condition, will be going under the hammer at Finale Auction’s inaugural watch and jewelry sale.

The Paul Newman Reference 6240 in question was made in 1967, and is in original and immaculate condition. In a statement released the auction house says, “This reference has made very few appearances at auctions, and to have one featured in this collection is truly remarkable and a first for the Philippine market.”

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Alongside the exceptionally rare watch is the Blueberry. Fitted with an all-blue bezel, the Blueberry was manufactured primarily for the Eastern market during the ‘70s, and as such, only a few hundred were made. What collectors really love about the blue bezel is its striking contrast against the 1675’s red hand.

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One of the factors that drives up the price is the fact that the second-hand market is saturated with fake aged blue bezels. So, it takes a bit of knowledge to identify an authentic Blueberry bezel. It also doesn’t help that avid collectors have been snapping the Blueberry up each chance they get. Past auctions of the same model in other countries have been estimated to sell for between P750,000 and P1,000,000.

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The auction also includes other exceptional Rolex models, including two Tropical Gilt models, classic 5512 and 5513 Submariners, and the Daytona in a pristine Zenith A series, a two-tone reference, and a yellow gold example with a leather strap.

Aside from Rolex, Finale Auctions will also present several Patek Philippe models including the Nautilius in reference 5712 and 5726, three classic Perptual Calendars, a 5140G Perpetual Calendar, and a diamond-set Grand Complication Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Reference 5271 in platinum.  

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There will also be timepieces by H. Moser & Cie, Audemars Piguet, A. Lange & Söhne, Vacheron Constantin, Piaget, IWC, Jaeger Le-Coultre, Panerai, Hublot, Breguet, Cartier, Chopard, Omega, and Grand Seiko to look forward to.

The sale will have necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings under jewelry, from colorless to fancy colored. One of the highlights is a 3.6-carat emerald cut diamond ring in platinum signed by Cartier.

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Finale Auctions’ inaugural watch and jewelry sale will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Finale Auctions, Warehouse 17, La Fuerza Compound, 2241 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati. For more information, please contact [email protected] or call 632.813.2310.

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Paolo Chua
Paolo Chua is the Associate Style Editor of Esquire Philippines.
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