Today May 12, 2014 in Geneva, Christie's is presenting one of its most exceptional sales ever with 440 watches including a wide array of exceptional, rare and sought-after timepieces. Last night we brought you the information about 50 lots to be followed very closely here. The first part of the auction has just ended a few minutes ago and we are happy to inform you that lot 207, an extremely rare and unique 18K gold Rolex automatic wristwatch ref. 5029/5028 from 1949 featuring star numerals and cloisonné enamel dial sold for $1,249,915 USD, slightly above its estimate between $569,697 - $1,139,394 USD.
The watch features an automatic jeweled lever movement, cloisonné enamel dial depicting a whale and a frigate in full sail cruising through stormy seas, applied gold star-shaped and baton numerals, applied gold Rolex logo to 6 o'clock, sweep center seconds, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, screw back, screw down crown and 18K gold Rolex buckle.
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