Typically when we think of a Rolex watch, we think bullet proof oyster case, oyster bracelet and a rotating bezel. In my opinion, there is no other watch company on the planet, that makes a more desirable, well made, sports professional watch that holds its value more than Rolex period!
What we forget or may not even be aware of is that Rolex is the master of timeless design language, especially on their vintage elegant models like their iconic and gorgeous Rolex 18K pink gold Padellone ref#8171 from 1951. This would be the triple date moonphase executed in 18k pink gold. If this watch was made today in 41-43 mm, I can’t think of a single watch company who could give Rolex a run for their money. SImple, functional and elegant. This watch transcends time in every way.
The original ref# 8171 from 1951 will be up for auction for the first time at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Geneva two weeks from today on Sunday March 15, 2015. Auction estimates this watch to fetch between $200,000-$300,000. The example pictured above is distinguished by its beautiful dial in mint condition with blue outer track and well preserved case. It is accompanied by the original warranty, Rolex fitted box and Rolex Geneva receipt dated September 2014.