This watch broke the record for Rolex watches in Asia. But is this clock worth it?
Rolex is known for its no-nonsense watches with not too many complications. Of course, there are some exceptions in the collection, but the lion’s part is formed by steel watches with unequivocal watches. Nevertheless, that has always been different. And who has such a vintage watch in which complicated Rolex watches are in place holds gold.
The newest example of the crazy round vintage imitation mens rolex watches en comes from Asia (how else). There is recently this Rolex ref. 8171 ‘Padellone’ sold:
The watch set a new record for Rolex watches in Asia, making it one of the most expensive watches in the world. The price: HK $ 7.880.000. Or € 957,298, -. Including the commission of the auction house, that price will be around the million euro.
But the hammer demand: is it such a special watch?
This ref. 8171 was introduced in 1949 and made in the following years. This example is in excellent condition. In addition, the watch has a diameter of 38 millimeters, which at the time was quite large, but nowadays it would be labeled as neat.
The name ‘Padellone’ is a nickname it received about its shape and thickness – and means as much as a frying pan in its Italian.
This steel watch has a mens watches rolex copy uk quite complicated movement: a calendar indicating day, date and month with moon phases. That is a complicated feature for Rolex, although it must be seen in the context of the fifties. Current watchmakers already have a lot less trouble with it. However, that’s exactly why the watch is so expensive: Rolex simply makes very few really complicated watches. From this ref. 8171 were made about a thousand.
It should also be noted that earlier watches were sold a lot less expensive with this reference number. Remains the question: how can this watch be so expensive?
In the case of this ref. 8171 has certainly been the case, but just a good dose of luck is also needed. That’s all the extraordinary, the watch is not that you could have expected it to be a million euros in advance. That the watch looks so great, in combination with the name ‘mens replica rolex uk cheap‘, is undoubtedly its most important USP.