Record-Breaking Rolex Watch Auction: Rare Rolex 4113 Fetches $3.5 Million

A buyer recently paid a staggering amount at an auction to get their hands on a very rare Rolex watch.

The winning bid for the Rolex Reference 4113 split-second chronograph reached $3.5 million, as revealed by Monaco Legend Group’s auction house.

This particular watch is incredibly hard to find because Rolex only made 12 of them as part of a limited edition for Reference 4113. It’s the only split-second chronograph Rolex ever made.

Rolex Watch
The seller, Auro Montanari, included a special cheese knife case opener with the watch lot. (Credits: Revolution Watch)

The seller of this watch, identified as collector Auro Montanari, also known as John Goldberger, put it up for auction.

This sale set a new record for this type of Rolex watch, surpassing the previous record of $2.6 million set in 2016.

Montanari’s Rolex 4113 was part of a larger watch-focused auction by Monaco Legend Group, which took place in Monte Carlo. The estimated bidding range before the auction was $3 to $6 million.

In addition to the watch, Montanari included a special cheese knife case opener.

Monaco Legend Auctions praised the watch as a testament to the seller’s excellent taste and dedication to watch collecting.

Montanari included a special cheese knife case opener. (Credits: Monaco legend auctions)

The Rolex 4113 features oversized sub-counters, a dual scale, and applied baton/Arabic numbers on its dials.

Monaco Legend Group celebrated the achievement of setting a world record for the sale of this Rolex 4113 Split Seconds Chronograph.

Rolex, a renowned luxury watchmaker founded in 1905, is known for its high-quality timepieces. The company is privately owned and not publicly traded.

Recently, Rolex introduced six new variations of its watch models for the year 2024.

Sajda Parveen
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