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Diamond-studded Rolex and Patek Philippe watches up for auction


watches

Mon 10 Jun 2024 | 11:04 PM
Waleed Farouk

Two Patek Philippe Nautilus watches, one with after market diamonds, are on the block alongside a diamond-encrusted Rolex Sky-Dweller.

The watches appear in an auction for luxury items from police seizures, government agencies, enforcement agents, liquidations and administrations.

There are only three lots in the online auction, which is underway now and ends on June 20 .

This iconic timepiece draws inspiration from the portholes of transatlantic ocean liners, blending nautical charm with horological excellence and standing as a testament to the enduring allure of mechanical watches.

Now discontinued as of early 2024, this model is powered by the Patek Philippe CH 28-520 C movement, featuring a 12-hour monocounter chronograph and a 55-hour power reserve.

The Nautilus 5711/1R boasts the same maritime-inspired design by Gerald Genta. In production from 2006 until 2021, the 5711/1R marks the first ‘Jumbo’ Nautilus in a rose gold case and bracelet, a stunning addition introduced in 2015.

Powered by the Patek calibre 324 in-house self-winding movement, it offers a 45-hour power reserve. This particular piece has a bespoke aftermarket diamond-set case and bracelet.

Since its debut in 2012, the Rolex Sky Dweller has been the ultimate companion for world travellers. Unlike the Rolex GMT, designed for pilots, the Sky Dweller caters to globetrotters, with dual time functions, date, and month indicators.

Housing Rolex’s most complicated movement, it exemplifies the brand’s technical capabilities. Featuring an aftermarket diamond-set case, bracelet, and bezel, which adds a unique appearance to its functionality.