The most expensive Rolex ever sold at auction was purchased yesterday at Christie’s Important Watches sale for $1.176 million. According to the auctioneers, Rolex only made twelve of these exquisite timepieces, and only eight of them are known to still exist today. To further emphasize the rarity and exclusivity of this piece, we’ll tell you that only five have ever been sold at auctions.
The 1942 Rolex reference 4113 is part of a special collection of watches that were never meant to be sold on the open market. They were manufactured as gifts to Italian and British race drivers of the time who needed the watches’ chronograph functions to monitor their lap times. So now you understand why ref. 4113 timepieces are the most valuable and most desirable Rolexes in the world.