(L-R) Rolex Daytona 6239 Paul Newman, Rolex GMT-Master 6542 Tropical Dial, Patek Philippe Nautilus 3710. Photographs from FinaleFile Auctions

5 timepieces to watch out for at Finale’s auction this Sunday

For its second Jewelry and Watches auction, Finale Art File is presenting a spectacular lineup of watches up for bid. Here are some of them.
Gian P. Ho | May 17 2019

On Sunday, Finale is set to host its second Jewelry and Watches auction, the lineup of which is an impressive list of amazing collectibles. If you’re looking to start—or add to—your timepiece collection, you should head on over to La Fuerza along Chino Roces on May 19 for the event. The gavel will start knocking at 2pm.


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Here are five of the most noteworthy watches that will go under the hammer:

1. Rolex GMT-Master 6542 Tropical Dial

Designed specifically to answer the needs of pilots, the Rolex GMT-Master ref. 6542 is the brand’s most functional and practical piece, as well as their first GMT watch. The example up for auction has a desirable tropical dial and its original Bakelite bezel, which was replaced by a metal bezel in the late 50s. This features is extremely hard to come by.


2. Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711

If you only had to wear one watch, this should be it. The Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 usually has a 7-year waiting list, but you can skip the line by buying this brand-new piece by outbidding everyone at the auction. The starting bid is at P2.6-million and carries a 25 percent discount compared to what the watch is trading at. With its new dial configuration, the Nautilus 5711 is a classy and sporty watch.


3. Rolex Daytona 6239 Paul Newman

As this is the same reference as “Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona 6239 that sold for a record breaking $17.8-million in 2017, this is one of the stars of the show and is hard to resist. This example has all lumes intact, with a pristine case, a perfectly clean panda dial, and a stunning tri-color dial. It’s simply art on your wrist.


4. Rolex Submariner 16610 Tiffany

What makes this particular Submariner special is that it’s the product of a co-branding collaboration between Rolex and Tiffany that will never be seen again. The Rolex Submariner is the most iconic tool watch in the world, so it’s a watch you can wear daily without worrying about fragility. It comes with a full set of box and papers and is in mint condition. It’s an investment-grade piece that is both subtle and ultra-collectible.


5. Patek Philippe Nautilus 3710

The Patek Philippe Nautilus 3710 has always been undervalued because its use of Roman Numerals is a matter of personal taste. Still, this is the first Nautilus to receive a complication, and this example belongs to the original series in the line. It can be considered a semi-vintage Nautilus since it’s almost 20 years old. The black dial lets it stand apart from the rest, and since it’s ultra-thin, it wears well. This piece has great potential to be a collectible.


Finale Art File is Warehouse 17 La Fuerza Compound, 2241 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati. The event on Sunday starts at 2pm. The online catalogue may be viewed at FinaleAuctions.com.ph. For more information, call 813-2310.


Finale is in La Fuerza building in che online catalogue may be viewed at FinaleAuctions.com.ph. For more information, call 813-2310.

Photographs from FinaleFile Auctions