“Slowhand” is back in the auction scene with another watch for sale that was, at one point, owned by a very controversial figure, following Clapton's ownership. No, it’s not a 2499, but it’s still an exceptional watch for any hardcore watch guy. This watch is an anti-magnetic chronograph by Rolex, circa 1950. Of course the association of this watch with Clapton ups the value a bit; however, as one of the first “pre-Daytona” type models, this 6034 hold plenty of its value in itself, regardless of who the owner may have been.
Also, the fact that this watch is cased in eighteen-karat rose (not yellow gold) and includes the original rose gold riveted bracelet only adds to the importance of this lot. It runs on an impressive caliber R 72 manual wind 17 jewel movement, that I can easily say is one of the most flawless movements of that caliber, let alone time period, that I have ever laid my eyes on. I know that your mouth is watering over this chef-d’oeu-vre--don’t worry it can be all yours for an estimated 100K.
You can read more, make some bids, and acquire something that you simply couldn’t get anywhere else at www.auctionata.com. Live bidding officially begins on June 28th at 6:00 PM.
Luke Rottman (Executive Editor: thewatchadviser.com)