Something you will not see too often

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Something you will not see too often

Joined: November 3rd, 2009, 8:57 pm

August 15th, 2011, 1:47 am #1

This watch was presented to the winning team of sailors in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup competition held in Porto Cervo Sardinia by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. This club was established in 1964 by Aga Khan.
Maxi Yachts are those over 70 feet in length.
Here is a link to one given at Swan World Cup
http://catalog.antiquorum.com/catalog.h ... tionid=210

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Joined: October 31st, 2010, 10:41 pm

August 15th, 2011, 2:19 am #2

must have great provenance.
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Joined: June 12th, 2011, 3:08 pm

August 15th, 2011, 2:23 am #3

nice!!
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Joined: November 3rd, 2009, 8:57 pm

August 15th, 2011, 3:12 am #4

This watch was presented to the winning team of sailors in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup competition held in Porto Cervo Sardinia by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. This club was established in 1964 by Aga Khan.
Maxi Yachts are those over 70 feet in length.
Here is a link to one given at Swan World Cup
http://catalog.antiquorum.com/catalog.h ... tionid=210

Just doing a little research and found this
http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=116646
Seems that there are more Comex Rolex watches offered for sale than these
yachting races models...
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Joined: April 13th, 2005, 7:18 am

August 15th, 2011, 4:32 am #5

This watch was presented to the winning team of sailors in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup competition held in Porto Cervo Sardinia by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. This club was established in 1964 by Aga Khan.
Maxi Yachts are those over 70 feet in length.
Here is a link to one given at Swan World Cup
http://catalog.antiquorum.com/catalog.h ... tionid=210

and did quite a bit of work on them, i was offered one earlier in the year ..anoither 2003...i think quietly there are quite a few of them around..but a nice collectible from the modern era no doubt.

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t= ... 9175&rid=0
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Joined: November 3rd, 2009, 8:57 pm

August 15th, 2011, 4:47 am #6

why we do not see them offered for sale ?
Here is the front view.
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Joined: April 13th, 2005, 7:18 am

August 15th, 2011, 4:51 am #7

...i mean if they have been awarding them from at least 95 to 2003 ..thats quite a lot of maxi cups and crews...quick google shows we are on the 22nd annual race ...i'm not sure how many classes they award to but if it is like most yacht cups there will be several, and not clear if its a watch per skipper or crew ..or a pair...


and i guess as the winnner of one you would be quite especially attached to it so i doubt many would be moving around yet !!
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Joined: November 3rd, 2009, 8:57 pm

August 15th, 2011, 5:00 am #8

just your rough estimation...
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Joined: April 13th, 2005, 7:18 am

August 15th, 2011, 5:08 am #9

total about 2000 all in ...but then they were mostly tool watches used in the field across 35 years across different continents..with the exception maybe of the 10 year service pieces they were of course a tool rather than a ceremonial piece.

out of interest does the yachmaster have a serial inside the back btw be interesting to know if Rolex were doing special issue stuff...
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Joined: November 3rd, 2009, 8:57 pm

August 15th, 2011, 5:15 am #10

as ceremonial pieces. Yes, Comex was a tool watch but all one had to do was work for the company to get one...
With the yacht races one had to be on the winning team.
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