Words by: Jared Paul Stern
Artcurial of Paris is best known for their amazing auctions of classic cars.
|Here are our picks:
1. 1943 Patek Philippe platinum rectangular curved manual winding wristwatch retailed by Tiffany & Co., with extract from the Patek Philippe archives. Est. $27,500.2. 1975 Rolex “Steve McQueen” Explorer II, Ref. 1655. Est. $16,500. Beautiful patina on the model named after the King of Cool that he never really wore.3. 1971 Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona, Ref. 6264/6262. Est. $100,000. A classic Newman, in perfect condition. Cornerstone of any serious collection.4. 1982 Rolex “Big Red Floating” Daytona retailed by Tiffany & Co., Ref. 6263. Est. $165,000. Extremely rare, with the added Tiffany provenance.
5. 1973 Rolex “Havana Dial” Daytona, Ref. 6265/6265. Est. $120,000. The third and final Daytona in our selection, in a ridiculously rare shade of brown.
6. 1958 Rolex “James Bond” Submariner, Ref. 6536/1. Est. $13,000. Quite reasonable for this beautiful Bond. Better be pretty speedy with the paddle.
7. 1937 Rolex Antimagnetic manual winding chronograph retailed by Verga, Ref. 3335. Est. $27,500. In the same family since its original purchase. Real Rolex history.
8. 1930 Cartier Tank Basculante 18K white gold rectangular reversible wristwatch with deployment clasp. Est. $33,000. Ever seen a reversible Tank? We didn’t think so.