By Michelle Graff
This Rolex Ref. 6200 was the top lot of Antiquorum’s most recent sale and is “known as one of the holy grails for Rolex collectors,” the auction house said.Geneva--A rare Rolex Ref. 6200 with an “Explorer” dial sold for $209,735, more than twice its pre-sale high estimate, at Antiquorum’s auction held Sunday in Geneva.

Made in 1954, the self-winding stainless steel Submariner features center seconds and is water resistant with a bi-directional revolving black bezel, winding crown and stainless steel Rolex Oyster riveted bracelet.

Julien Schaerer, managing director and auctioneer at Antiquorum, said the auction house was pleased with the results of the Rolex Ref. 6200.

“As confirmed by (the) results, exceptional examples from Rolex continue to beat previous records and achieve extraordinary prices at auction,” he said.

Overall, Antiquorum’s auction of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” totaled about $3.9 million, with international participation from countries including China, Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, the United States and Switzerland.

Complete results from Sunday’s auction can be found on the Antiquorum website.

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