Specially-commissioned Rolex by Dubai’s ruler offered for the first time at Christie’s upcoming watch auction.
Never before offered to the collectors, Rolex GMT-Master customized with the name of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will be added to the Christie’s Important Watches auction on March 23.
Estimated at AED440,000–580,000 the timepiece features fine and extremely rare stainless steel and is presented in a Rolex box embossed with the crest of the UAE. The watch commissioned by HH Sheikh Mohammed also includes a unique artistic representation of the watch – a watercolor on paper combined with digital drawing applied on aluminium, signed by the artist.
“Personalized Rolex watches are highly prized gifts, often created to celebrate milestone occasions, and they are highly sought after by regional and international collectors,” said Remy Julia, head of watches for Christie’s Middle East, India, and Africa. “The present reference 1675 with the name of HH Sheikh Mohammed in red is an exceedingly rare example of a Rolex GMT-Master model and given that it has never previously been offered to the market, we anticipate strong interest in this timepiece from collectors in the UAE and around the world.”
It is available for viewing at Jumeirah Emirates Towers as of March 20 and is set to be auctioned on Friday March 23 at 5pm.