Ridiculously ugly Rolex sells for $1.2 million at auction
Every guy wants to own a Rolex but this thing is horrendous.
This rare Rolex 1949 Oyster Perpetual model, made by Marguerite Koch in 1949, boasts a cloisonné enamel dial and was expected to sell for between $570,000 and $1.13 million. The final sale price to $1,220,632.
The Rolex watch is made of 18-karat gold, is automatic with sweep center seconds, an automatic jeweled lever movement, and star numerals and the enamel dial. The picture inside depicts a whale and frigate sailing through stormy seas. It’s pretty damn ugly, I don’t care how much it costs. If I’m buying a Rolex, it’s looking like a Rolex.
This Rolex watch didn’t pull in the most change at auction — a platinum Patek Philippe made in the early 1900s for prominent banker Henry Graves Jr. was auctioned off Monday for $1,340,804. Another of Graves’ watches -— called the Supercomplication — sold for a record $11 million at Sotheby’s in 1999.