Rare 1942 Rolex sold for $1.16 million at auction

A very rare Rolex made in 1942 was sold for $1.16 million at Christie’s auction in Geneva. The large stainless steel chronograph with distinctive features such as seventeen jewels, silver matte dials, pink gold Arabic and baton numerals, and nickel-finished lever movement is incomparable to any watch of its time. The exceptional Rolex wristwatch was never sold to the public. It was designed as gifts for car racers in Italy and UK in the early 1940s. Out of the twelve that were produced, only eight are said to have survived. Being the only split-seconds chronograph ever made by Rolex, they can now boast of being the most expensive watch to cross the million-dollar mark.

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