I was surprised to hear that the Rolex Submariner was sold at an amazing price, becoming the most expensive Submariner ever, and the first time it entered the seven-figure field. Since Daytonas often hammers such prices, it’s hard to believe that the iconic Sub never reached these heights. But this is true. Here are some thoughts on why this watch offers a lot of money and a bit of background for the top-of-the-line Submariner market.
You can judge this watch by looking at it as a normal Submariner. I mean, it’s not even your usual big name. First of all, it has an Explorer dial, which is something that can’t be seen on the 6538. Then, if you look closely, you will find that the depth level is in meters, read “200/660”, there is no actual unit gift, it is printed in red instead of white or gold plated. Right here, we have a wonderful storm Submariner temperament.
We all know how the current situation works. There is an important lesson here, that is, the value of the watch is actually where. This replica watch is emerging from an original family of families with a very powerful story about using fake watches as a practical tool and then wearing it for decades. This is always helpful. Then there is the absolute rarity of the dial configuration and the state of the dial, which is so perfect. In the preview of last week, the crystals you saw and the scratches on the dial were very good. Finally, the honesty of the case does not seem so sharp, you will not worry about tampering, but it is not in trouble. It retains the original lines and looks like a worn watch.
What I am really interested in is that if the watch eventually reappears in the private market in the next year or two, it has a perfectly faded bezel and a tight, time-corrected bracelet. To be honest, it won’t surprise me at all, and it may be given a nickname and an expensive price – the king of the aquarium or the ocean or some such nonsense.
Therefore, at this point, you may encounter some feelings of deja vu. That’s because I wrote something completely different from last Submariner last year and then created a world record price. Now, this is a very different watch that has reached this price for different reasons, but if you bring in some undiscovered auctions and tell a good story, the record is fine.