RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction, scheduled for August 17-19, 2019, is one of the world’s most important events for car collectors. This year’s edition features a stunning array of collectible cars including a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Bond Car.
Bob’s Watches, an online marketplace for the sale and trade of 100% certified pre-owned Rolexes, has paired 18 vintage cars, featured in RM Sotheby’s Auction, with classic timepieces. Sotheby’s online will auction the watches between August 14-20, 2019.
RM Sotheby’s flagship automotive event takes place during the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Since 1950, the Pebble Beach Golf Links Course has been home to one of the largest charitable events dedicated to cars.
The “Competition of Elegance” is a focal point of the automotive calendar and features a variety of awards for vintage, classic, and antique cars from around the world.
Vintage Cars and Classic Watches
Paul Altieri, owner of Bob’s Watches took great pleasure in matching some of the world’s rarest and most stunning cars with the perfect time-keeping accessories. Rolex, Patik Phillip, and Omega are some of the high-end watch brands selected and matched with cars from the RM Sotheby’s classic car auction.
“This is the pinnacle of car events, and we’re so honored and humbled to be a part of it. Cars and watches really go together, and this is a billionaire’s playground.”
The 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Bond Car being auctioned this year is one of only two purchased by Eon Productions for the James Bond classic Thunderball. The DB5/2008/R had a full renovation. It’s estimated to cost about $4,000,000 to $6,000,000, but many think it will sell for even more.
Altieri had a tough time letting go of the Rolex Submariner 6538 “James Bond” watch being auctioned alongside the DB5. It comes from his personal collection. Despite having clear reservations about it, he ultimately parted with the special watch in the name of charity.
“One of the first question RM Sotheby’s asked me was if I had a 6538 and I said, ‘No’. They said, ‘Oh, come on!’ I’ve got two of them in my private collection, but I wasn’t sure I wanted to part with one. But I eventually started warming up to the idea because it’s such a cool car. The watch is supposed to have a black dial, but this one has turned into this tropical caramel color—it’s even more beautiful in person. So I hate to let it go, because it’s such a rare watch, but it’s for a good cause.”
A Patek Philippe Nautilus 3710/1A costs between $40,000-60,000 making it cheap when compared to the 1994 McLaren F1 LM-Specification they pair it with. The Nautilus is one of the most sought after timepieces in the world. A perfect choice matched with a car estimated to cost $21,000,000-23,000,000.
“Both the Nautilus and the McLaren are heightened versions of the classic. They are both beyond desirable and rare—this Nautilus has a power reserve, which was one of the first augmentations installed in the model.”
This McLaren is one of only two modified to LM specifications. It features an unrestricted GTR racing engine and Extra-High Downforce Kit. It has been driven less than13,352 miles. With a price tag of $21,000,000-23,000,000, this could very well become the most expensive British car of all time. That record was awarded to a 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 which sold at RM Sotheby’s for $22.6 million in 2017.
Porsche Type 64 (estimate available upon request)/Omega Speedmaster 2988-1 (estimate $35,000-$55,000)
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster (estimate $200,000-$250,000)/Omega Speedmaster 145.012 (estimate $8,000-$12,000)
1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SW B Coupe Aerodinamico (estimate $2,900,000/Rolex ‘Pepsi’ GMT-Master II (estimate $15,000-$25,000)
1962 Ferrari 250 SWB California Spider by Scaglietti (estimate $10,500,000)/Rolex Submariner 1680 (estimate $15,000-$25,000)
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Fuel-Injected Split-Window Coupe (estimate $120,000-$160,000)/Rolex GMT-Master 16758 (estimate $15,000-$25,000)
1964 Shelby 289 Cobra (estimate $825,000-$900,000)/Heuer Autavia 1163 (estimate $9,000-$14,000)
1965 Ford GT40 Roadster Prototype (estimate $7,000,000-$9,000,000)/Rolex Explorer II 1655 (estimate $15,000-$25,000)
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy by Scalietti (estimate $2,900,000-$3,500,000)/ Rolex Explorer 1016 (estiimate ($13,000-$18,000)
1971 Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti (estimate $675,000-$750,0000)/Rolex Daytona 6263 (estimate $70,000-$90,000)
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring (estimate $130,000-$190,000)/Rolex Submariner 11610LV (estimate $12,000-$18,000)
1985 Ferrari 288 GTO (estimate $2,550,000-$2,800,000)/Rolex Daytona 16523 (estimate $10,000-$15,000)
1985 Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole (estimate $100,000-$150,000 without reserve)/Rolex GMT-Master 1675 (estimate $12,000-$18,000)
2005 Porsche Carrera GT (estimate $1,200,000-$1,500,000)/Rolex Daytona 116500LN (estimate $20,000-$30,000)
2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 ($500,000-$600,000)/Rolex Submariner 116610LN (estimate $10,000-$15,000)
2017 Pagani Huayra Roadster (estimate $2,750,000-$3,250,000)/Rolex Sea-Dweller 126603 ($17,000-$25,000)
2019 McLaren Senna (estimate $1,350,000)/Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLNR (estimate $15,000-$25,000)
Check Out RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction
This year’s RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction celebrates Aston Martin’s 50th Anniversary. There is a special event called “An Evening with Aston Martin” planned. The auction of the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Bond Car is one of the most fiercely anticipated.
Considered one of the world’s most well known and expensive cars, the chance to see the 1965 DB5 is one reason over 15,000 spectators will visit RM Sotheby’s Auction at the Monterey Conference Center.
Aug 16 – Aug 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Monterey Conference Center
1 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940