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Five Impossibly Cool Vintage Watch Scores From Rolex, Omega & More

When iconic auction house Christie's announces An Evening of Exceptional Watches, we sit up and take notice. And they've done just that for June 6th at the New York City headquarters, featuring a carefully curated selection of 100 watches "notable for their extreme rarity, highlighted provenance, and exceptional condition."

Here are our five favorites:

Rolex Ref. 6239, c.1968

 This stainless steel "Paul Newman" Daytona, originally retailed by Linz Brothers of Dallas, is one of the most coveted watches in the world. Estimate: $300,000 - $500,000.

Rolex Ref. 4767, c. 1947

This stainless steel triple calendar is one of the coolest pre-Daytona chronographs ever made by the iconic luxury watch brand. Estimate: $250,000 - $450,000.

Tudor Ref. 7923, c.1956

Among the most valuable Tudors in existence, this early center seconds Submariner satisfies the current craze for pronounced patina. Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000.

Bulova Chronograph, c. 1944

This fine stainless steel Bulova black dial chrono belonged to baseball legend Joe DiMaggio, making it an important piece of American pop culture and sporting history. Estimate: $25,000 - $50,000.

Omega Ref. 11000, c. 1974

This extremely rare Omega Speedmaster Prototype shows the evolution of the iconic Moon Watch into something a bit groovier when the Seventies rolled around. The steal of the sale. Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000.