Five Grail Watches to Add to Your Collection

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Christie’s upcoming Important Watches auction in Dubai on March 22 is a golden opportunity for collectors, with beautiful vintage pieces ranging in price from $5,000 to over $100,000 and even beyond. We've selected five standouts from the extremely well-curated selection that you can add to your collection or just drool over – like us:

Universal Genève Tri-Compax Moonphase

One of the most complex chronographs of its day, this stunning triple-calendar moonphase was made in 1963. A great buy at an estimated $8,000–$12,000.

Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 16753

As 'Root Beer' Rolex GMTs go, this is one of the most attractive we've ever seen. Collectors of true rarities will pay a premium for the custom UAE Ministry of Defense dial. Estimated at $60,000–$100,000.

Rolex Oyster Chronograph Ref. 3525

One of Rolex's very first Oyster chronograph watches, and one of the most beautiful, this so-called "Monoblocco" was made c. 1942. Estimated at $70,000–$120,000.

Rolex Daytona Ref. 6263 'Big Red'

The so-called 'Big Red' is one of the coolest old-school Daytonas out there, and much more affordable than a Paul Newman. This one dates from 1976. Estimated at $30,000–$50,000. 

Breitling Navitimer Chronograph

Made in 1964 this alluring early Navitimer shows why one of the most iconic watch designs hasn't had to change much in over half a century. Estimated at $4,000–$6,000.