Rolex watches have been around for a few years in auction rooms. It has also been through the mistrust of traditional investments or bursts of enthusiasts of the brand, so “difficult” to explain this craze for the vintage models that beat to reach new records!

The Rolex watch price surge can sometimes be explained by their rarity, as is the case for the chronograph which remains almost the ultimate piece of the brand with the golden crown. Sometimes the price takes off on a single model, a historical model and sometimes it is “quite simply ” the fact that the former owner of the watch is a personality that makes the bid increase. Here are our top 15 vintage Rolex watches of all time:

  • In 15th position, the Rolex Daytona “Paul Newman” in 18 carat yellow gold ref 6263. A model realized in the 1960s with a prototype “lemon” dial and a tachymeter scale.An extremely rare model that justifies its price.

  • In 14th position, the Rolex Ref 6062, a 36 mm diameter yellow gold model with a triple calendar dating from 1950. Black star-shaped indexes, as well as the day of the Week, the current date, the current month, and the moon phase at 6 o’clock.

  • In 13th position, the Rolex Daytona “Tropical Panda” of 1969, an extremely rare steel chronograph with its white dial and its tropical minute turn.Also known as the Rolex Oyster Cosmograph “Paul Newman Panda”, this timepiece is undoubtedly one of the watches most appreciated by collectors of the brand at the crown.

  • In 12th position, a new Rolex in 18 carat yellow gold, diamonds and sapphires, the reference 6270/6263.A Daytona chronograph of 37 mm diameter dating from 1985. This is an extremely rare model since only 3 copies of this model are known to date.

  • In 11th position, a Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6062 in pink gold dated 1953 and equipped with a jubilee bracelet also in 18-carat rose gold.A 37 mm triple calendar model with display of the moon phase, date, day and month in progress.

  • In 10th position the Rolex Daytona Black “RCO” Paul Newman Ref 6263 produced in 1969. A Rolex which takes a large part of its value among others thanks to an inversion of the 3 lines of the dial “Rolex Cosmograph Oyster” while most of the time Rolex Oyster Cosmograph “

  • In 9th position, the Rolex Daytona “The Doctor” (Ref 6239) dated 1966, a steel chronograph equipped with a silver dial and blue indications for the pulsation scale of the dial, a particularly rare element giving This piece ranks within our top.

  • In 8th position, it is the return of the Rolex Ref.4113, a watch produced only 12 specimens (for the Italian army)! It is one of the most sought-after models of the brand, a 44 mm “Split-seconds” chronograph, that is to say it allows to measure 2 intervals of time at a time.

  • In 7th position, one finds again a copy ofthe famous Rolex Ref. 4113. This extremely rare chronograph (12 examples in the world) produced in 1942 is dressed with an unusually fine bezel for a Rolex and offers an unusual button coming out of the crown (allowing to operate the chronograph with split).

  • In 6th position, the Rolex Ref of 6120 of 1953, a watch called “La Caravelle” for the drawing in enamel realized on its dial by the famous Marguerite Koch whose name is not unknown for those who have discovered in detail This classification.A yellow gold model of 32 mm diameter in perfect condition.

  • In 5th position the Rolex Oyster Perpetual partitioned of 1949 (Ref 5029/5028).A model in yellow gold and second in the center dressed in a cloisonné enamel dial applied with starry indexes realized by Marguerite Koch, a talented enameller of Geneva having worked for Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin.

  • In 4th position, the Rolex Ref 6062 triple calendar in pink gold from 1953, a model in 18-carat rose gold, 36 mm in diameter, one of the rare watches of the brand displaying a triple calendar and a phase of the moon.Among those made by the Geneva house, the rose gold model remains by far the most prized.

  • In 3rd position, the Rolex Daytona 6263 Albino in steel dated 1971. A particularly rare watch called “Albino ” because of the white color of its counters and its dial. This Rolex Daytona was part of the collection of watches of guitarist Eric Clapton a few years ago.

  • Second place, the Rolex Daytona “Paul Newman Oyster Sotto” (Ref 6263) of 1969, a steel chronograph 37.5 mm diameter with the tropical dial Paul Newman.A watch that demonstrates its price is one of the most beautiful watches and one of the most prized by collectors from around the world.

  • And, in first place, the Rolex Antimagnetic Reference 4113 “Split Seconds” of 1942 produces only 12 copies, still it … this little wonder that one finds in multiple positions in our ranking of the most expensive Rolex in the world was seen Awarded on May 14, 2016 in Geneva by Philipps House to 2,453,100 dollars, a price allowing him to assuredly take a good lead in the ranking!Are you in hunt of sassy watches? If the above aren’t affordable for many of us, here you go!