Watch Spotting: A Split-Seconds Rolex Ref. 4113, Casually Worn At Dubai Watch Week

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Watch Spotting: A Split-Seconds Rolex Ref. 4113, Casually Worn At Dubai Watch Week

Yes, you’re looking at a split-seconds Rolex chronograph ref. 4113. And, yes, it’s being worn casually, out-and-about at Dubai Watch Week. In fact, when I spotted it, this watch had been on its owner’s wrist non-stop for the prior 10 days. I know this because Ben and I saw him and his beautiful split in Geneva just a week prior during the hectic week of auctions and the GPHG. To put this into perspective, that’s a $2.4 million watch, the first in a series of only 12, being worn like it’s nothing to think twice about. That’s basically the definition of a total boss move.

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This watch is the same reference as the top lot of the 88 Epic Stainless Steel Chronographs auction held at Phillips this past May. The reason I want to point this out is because too many people assume these mega watches only attract museums and investors, and end up in the back of a vault somewhere, waiting for the next buyer. That’s simply not always the case.

While not the exact same watch as the one that sold a few months ago, this one’s currently enjoying sunny Dubai and putting a huge smile on its owner’s face. Oh, and here’s what he was wearing on the other wrist: a red dial F.P. Journe Centigraphe Souverain F. Because, why the hell not. Personally, I can’t think of two chronographs that are more different. These are superlative, just in opposite ways.

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Surprise, surprise, we saw many more crazy watches in Dubai, including a small fraction of one of the region’s most impressive private collections, belonging to Mr. Mohammed Seddiqi himself, and some amazingly rare watches from the independent watchmaking scene – we’ll have a whole lot more later this week in our photo recap of Dubai Watch Week 2016.

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