Phillips to offer ‘The Unicorn’ – a unique white gold Rolex Daytona
Nicknamed ‘The Unicorn’ in watch circles, this 18-carat white gold Daytona reference #6265 was produced by Rolex in 1970, likely by special order, and sold via a German retailer the following year. It boasts a black ‘sigma’ dial with white gold markers and, while not original, a charming white gold bracelet from an Oyster Date. The watch is owned by renowned Rolex collector John Goldberger, who’s previously stated he would never sell the one-off piece. However, he’s since changed his mind and will, remarkably, donate the entire proceeds from the sale of the watch — which is estimated to be in excess of 3m CHF — to a children’s charity. The opportunity to own one of the rarest Rolexes ever created might well never come around again. Expect fever-pitch excitement when it crosses the block in May...