On May 14, 2016, the Phillips Auction House held a ‘Start-Stop-Reset’ theme auction at the Hotel La Réserve in Geneva. The Rolex 4113 double-tracing chronograph (No. 56) sold 2.4 million Swiss francs, equivalent to about RMB 16.05 million, setting a new record high for Rolex watch auctions!
This Rolex double-tracing chronograph was produced in 1942 and has a diameter of 44 mm. It is extremely rare and rare. It was valued at 0.8 to 1.6 million Swiss francs before the auction. It is understood that Rolex only produced 12 4113 stainless steel double-tracking chronographs in history, and this is one of them.
The watch is equipped with a cal. 55VBR hand-wound movement (with a diameter of 172/3’’’and 17 gems). The case, dial, movement and buckle are printed with the Rolex logo. Earlier, this watch appeared in auctions twice in 1996 and 2013, and the latter price was 1,107,750 Swiss francs (about 7.255 million yuan, irrespective of exchange rate changes).
In the early 1940s, Rolex was a sponsor of motorsports and presented watches to racing drivers as a gift, so this series of watches have never been on the market. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)