On May 31, 2016, Philipps will auction off a very rare and collectible Rolex ref#6238 “Pre Daytona” from 1965. What’s even more interesting is that Cartier was written on the dial underneath “Rolex Cosmograph”. The reason is because this was retailed by Cartier. I find this fascinating because the two brands have been rivals for many years and this detail on the dial makes it unique. For this reason, the auction estimates are between HK $1,700,000-$3,200,000 ($215,000-$412,000 USD’s).
The case is 35mm and made out of 14k yellow gold. Case, dial and movement signed, dial further signed Cartier and case hand stamped with Cartier reference numbers.
It will be interesting to see what this watch fetches at auction. To get more info on this watch, click here
Please note: this watch sold on May 31, 2016 by Philipps in Hong Kong for HK$2200000 (apprx $284,000 USD)