Who said yachting competitions are not dangerous? Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup ended today

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Who said yachting competitions are not dangerous? Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup ended today

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

September 10th, 2011, 5:55 pm #1

Two yachts collided causing some broken ribs and a crew member over board.
All will enjoy themselves however at the party thrown by Rolex
Here is the link:
http://www.thedailysail.com/inshore/11/ ... our-report

Trophies were awarded this evening at a ceremony held at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS). The winners of four of the classes: Rán 2, Y3K, DSK Pioneer Investments, Nilaya plus the best performing racer/cruiser in the Mini Maxi Rolex Worlds - Gunter Herzs All Smoke (GER) - were presented with a Rolex Yacht Master. In addition, the winner of the annual Rolex IMA Championship Andres Sorianos Alegre (GBR) received a Rolex Submariner.
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September 10th, 2011, 9:38 pm #2

i just sold Johns old one to a quite enthusiastic collector who was rapped to get one.
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September 10th, 2011, 9:49 pm #3

please elaborate.
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September 10th, 2011, 10:11 pm #4

i just sold Johns old one to a quite enthusiastic collector who was rapped to get one.
i just sold Johns old 2003 YM this week, the owner had been trying to get someone to buy it for a year or so with no success.

this one.

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t= ... 9175&rid=0

i guess your promotion of the subject matter stirred some interest !!

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September 10th, 2011, 10:34 pm #5

Good things come to those who wait...
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September 10th, 2011, 10:38 pm #6

its the guy who bought it who has been looking to sell.
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September 11th, 2011, 1:02 am #7

He may be looking a long time to find another one though.
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September 11th, 2011, 6:13 am #8

There are so few around just having the opportunity to handle one is a rare pleasure in itself.

Its nice to see that these watches are gaining favour amongst collectors, if there is a certain sport be it golf, horse riding, motor sport, yachting that you follow and enjoy, what can be better than a Rolex presentation watch from that particular sports pinnacle of achievement.

The very early pieces are very rare to see and I'm sure the greater the following a particular sport has the higher the premium.

Not enough is understood about these pieces, its an area that deserves more research and greater visibility on forum postings. Its not just about the watch itself but in many instances the story line of sometimes very illustrious winner.


regards

John

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September 11th, 2011, 2:45 pm #9

Two yachts collided causing some broken ribs and a crew member over board.
All will enjoy themselves however at the party thrown by Rolex
Here is the link:
http://www.thedailysail.com/inshore/11/ ... our-report

Trophies were awarded this evening at a ceremony held at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS). The winners of four of the classes: Rán 2, Y3K, DSK Pioneer Investments, Nilaya plus the best performing racer/cruiser in the Mini Maxi Rolex Worlds - Gunter Herzs All Smoke (GER) - were presented with a Rolex Yacht Master. In addition, the winner of the annual Rolex IMA Championship Andres Sorianos Alegre (GBR) received a Rolex Submariner.
What was the last sale price of a TT Sub.?
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September 12th, 2011, 6:44 am #10

But I haven't found one for sale or historic sale details of one. These so rarely come to market, that the price achieved may have no bearing on todays market prices in general.

As Rolex has steadily increased its sponsorship of sport in recent years,increasing the number of events each year, creates a greater number of presentation sports/tool watches in absolute terms awarded each year. But IMHO the further you go back the absolute number of sports/tool watches awarded falls per year, so an early example is rare. For example, I believe only one watch was awarded in the Maxi Cup in 1995, but by 2003 3 watches were awarded for the various classes, 2 yachtmasters and a bimetal sub. The bimetal sub went to Neville Crichton who was known to wear it at subsequent yatching events along with other watches he has been awarded. He may still have the watches.

At a rough quess there may be upwards of 150 presentation watches awarded this year in all disciplines, only Rolex knows for certain. How many of them will you ever see coming to the market?

Not all the watches IMHO are equally desirable, I'm sure a Daytona 24 hours piece will command a significant price both from the size of market of the motor sport enthusiasts and the keen following of the Daytona watch in itself. There are examples of early Tudor pieces and datejust presentational pieces around, but the number of tool/sports watches which we may consider far more desireable is low.

If you want one of these pieces, firstly you have to find one, a internet search will reveal very quickly they rarely come to market.

So I dont know the answer to your question, but it appears neither does anyone else amongst those who are prepared to comment.

All the very best

regards

John

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