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.