One of the main highlights of the Start-Stop-Reset Phillips watchauction was lot number 88, an ultra rare Rolex Daytona ref. 6239 nicknamed 'The Doctor' with pulsations dial. This watch, expected to highly surpass its original estimate of CHF 350,000-700,000 Swiss Francs, just sold for 900,000 Swiss Francs at the Phillips Watch Auction that took place at the Hotel La Réserve in Geneva on May 14, 2016.
Made in 1966 and one of less than a handful of examples like this known to exist, this example features a soleil dial with bright blue pulsations scale on the dial. Chronographs with pulsation scales on their dials were typically worn by medical doctors back in the days and commonly used to take the pulse on their patients. Therefore, this ultra rare Rolex Daytona has been playfully nicknamed 'The Doctor'.
Sticker Price 900,000 Swiss Francs —approximately $950,000 USD. For more info on Phillips Watches click here.