Rolex Big Crown Submariner Ref 6200 with Explorer Dial

SOLD! $210,432…

Rolex Ref 6200 Explorer Dial Detail

The highlight of Antiquorum’s recently concluded (March 16) “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” auction in Geneva was this exceptional Rolex “Big Crown” Sub (Ref. 6200), circa 1954.   The extremely rare Rolex has the attractive “Explorer” style dial (with printed 3, 6, and 9 instead of hash marks) and was rated overall to be in exceptional condition.  The Ref 6200 is rarer than both its counterpart Sub references 5510 and 6538 and is certainly a grail for many Rolex collectors.  After intense bidding it sold for a whopping CHF 183,750 (incl. Buyer’s premium) — about $210,000 at current f/xThis result is more than 2.5 times the high end of the pre-sale estimate range and evidences continued strength at auction for exceptional examples from Rolex.   While some might see it as insane amount of money for a stainless steel Rolex Sub, the Buyer surely disagrees.  In any case, the vintage Rolex market seems to know no bounds these days.

Rolex Big Crown Submariner Ref 6200 with Explorer Dial

38mm steel case

Rolex Ref 6200 Explorer Dial

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  • goju1

    Wow! It has aged beautifully!

    • Spiros

      It’s not a woman my friend, it’s a watch……

      • goju1

        Quite right! Otherwise I should have written ‘she…’. So clearly I don’t believe that women rule (to exclusion) the domain when it comes to considering the attribute of ‘beauty’. But I am amused by your sense of humour. (Ha Ha).

        • Perpetuelle

          I’m a little late to the conversation here, but figured I would confess to attributing womanly attributes to many a watch! :-)