Vintage Rolex sells for £4.100 – making it the most expensive watch ever to be sold through the sale room.
The Lady-Datejust Oyster Perpetual watch with face encrusted diamonds was put forward for auction by a regular customer and was being sold with a guide price of £3,000. Following a post on social media, interest from across the UK soared resulting in a number of telephone and saleroom bidders all wanting to own this magnificent timepiece.
Commenting on the sale of the Rolex watch, auctioneer Stephen Farthing said: “Vintage designer watches particularly brands such as Omega, Rolex and Breitling have become very much sought after. The one which we sold was a stunning original watch, in fantastic condition and the new owner is absolutely delighted.”
“It is important to do your research to ensure it is a genuine article as there are a lot of copies on the market.