On May 12, 2018, Filiz will host the ‘Daytona Ultimatum’ theme auction at the La Reserve Hotel in Geneva. The star item of this auction is a unique Ref.6265 cosmograph Daytona 18K white gold watch, which is well known in the watchmaking industry and collection circles.
Created by Rolex for a German retailer in 1970, the watch was delivered the following year and has always been owned by Italian writer and collector John Goldberger. Antique Daytona manual winding watches are usually made of stainless steel or gold (14K or 18K), occasionally with special dials or custom bracelets. The 18K white gold watch that appeared at auction this time is unique, so the transaction price should also be very high.
The watch is paired with an 18K white gold bracelet, which is retouched with wood grain and is not original. Interestingly, this watch is equipped with a stainless steel crown. It is reported that the watch was valued at 3 million Swiss francs before the auction, equivalent to nearly 20 million yuan. John Goldberger said he would donate the proceeds of the auction to the Geneva charity Children Action, a charity that has benefited from special timepiece auctions many times in the past.