On July 11, 2020, Sotheby’s Important Watches were held. A star lot of this auction, a Rolex Rolence 16516 Di Tong Laoshis Platinum Watch (No. 2236), was traded at a hammer of 25,375,000 Hong Kong dollars (equivalent to RMB 23 million, including commission). The quality replica watch was valued at 4 million to 8 million Hong Kong dollars before shooting, and the final transaction price was more than three times, setting a record for Rolex modern watch auction.
Sotheby’s calls this watch “historical and may be unique orphans.” The look was produced in 1999; Rolex Di Tong’s eye was used at the end of the Zenith El Primero automatic movement when the watch used the clock. Rolex has used the Zenith movement since 1988 and enabled its automatic timing movement in 2000.
Less than two years ago, in October 2018, Sotheby’s shooting a similar Dicong black pearl mother -Pan Platinum watch with HK $ 6.84 million. The two watch models are the same, both of which are Reference 16516. They are considered one of the few platinum swiss replica watches Rolex produced in 1999. The Di Tong took the green stone plate platinum watches this time, and the back of the table was engraved with the words “XII 1998”. The watch is so rare because of its case and dial material.
According to Sotheby’s, the platinum shell cosmos Tongtong watches are almost unheard of. Sotheby’s description of the eye auctioned in 2018 wrote: “It is generally believed that Rolex has only produced only stainless steel, gold, platinum, and Jilin Dutong for many years. In 1999, he received a unique masterpiece. According to rumors, the famous Patrick Heiniger of the famous Rolex also wore a Platonist-Nap Platinum watch during his lifetime. “
The watch taken this time was the first appearance in the auction market. Sotheby’s called “the only Di Tong Platinum Watch with a granite dial with a granite dial is currently known.” This watch has a diameter of 40 mm, the case number a171132, and is equipped with a spin-in-back, built-in CAL.4030 automatic movement containing 31 gems.
Case_size: 40 MM
Case_material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet_material: Yellow Gold (OysterLock)
Dial_type: Blue Arabic
Water_resistance: Water Resistant