The charisma of Rolex and Patek Philippe


Precision, quality and intricate craftsmanship: These are the universal characteristics of the Swiss art of watchmaking. Many watchmaking businesses have been family-owned for generations, manufacturing watches that distinguish themselves through sophisticated mechanisms, exclusive design and a high recognition value.

Out of all the excellent Swiss watchmakers, there are two that particularly stand out: Rolex and Patek Philippe. The two “kings of the Swiss watch industry” impress with durability and quality, and are more popular than ever. Choice models such as Patek Philippe’s Nautilus and Daytona by Rolex, amongst others, are extremely in demand world-wide.

Fine collection at the upcoming Rapp auction
At the next Rapp auction, in the spring of 2022, we will be presenting an exquisite selection of wristwatches and pocket watches by Rolex and Patek Philippe. Some of the models on offer are especially sought after. We have complied a sneak preview of the most beautiful Rolex and Patek Philippe watches that will be on offer at the next auction. It goes without saying that this is only a small selection, as we will be auctioning more than 40 watches (number as at October 2021) of these two watchmakers alone.


ROLEX men‘s wrist watch
Submariner Single Red ca. 1972 in steel with rotating bezel in steel/black. Movement automatic with black dial and date, luminous index and steel bracelet with folding clasp no. 95150. Caliber 1570. reference number 1680. In original box with service warranty and Rolex revision certificate.


PATEK PHILIPPE men‘s wrist watch
Grand Ellipse yellow gold 18K with braided gold bracelet. Movement automatic with date, blue gold dial with gold index. Caliber 28.255C. Reference number 3605/001. In original case and box with certificate.


20 dollar coin of 1903 in yellow gold 18K. Movement manual winding with gold colored dial and hour markers. Caliber 175, reference number 803, movement number 861400, case number 517210. Diameter 34 mm, 33,2 g. With original box, very good condition.


PATEK PHILIPPE ladies wrist watch
Very rare Patek Philippe Art Deco watch from the 30‘s in white gold 18K. Manual winding movement with silver dial, Arabic numerals and dash index. With black suede strap and steel buckle. Movement number 840886, case number 506122. Diameter 24 x 11.5 mm, 8 g.


ROLEX men‘s wrist watch
Daytona in steel/yellow gold 18K with Bezel yellow gold 18K. Movement automatic chronograph with champagne colored dial and bar index with tritium. Oyster bracelet gold/steel with safety clasp. Caliber 4030, reference number 16523, Case number S159397. Arm circumference 19 cm, diameter 40 mm, light wear marks. With original box and certificate.

Do you have any watches you would like to part with?
We are currently seeking wristwatches and pocket watches by Rolex, Patek Philippe, IWC, Cartier, Heuer, Breguet and other brands. Please contact one of our watch experts, Markus Baumgartner, René Clémençon or Marion Dold, for an appointment. All three experts have extensive and in-depth market knowledge, particularly with respect to the top brands Rolex, Patek Philippe and IWC.

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