Christie’s first online auction Dubai Edit, took place between 15 – 29 October 2020.
The Auction had some great selection of rare vintage collectable watches. What made them extra special is the amount watches that had an Arabic touch on the dials, most famously the Omani Khanjar which is highly collectable and famous all over the world for vintage watch collectors.
The auction had a total of 136 watches, in this article we will collect all the watches with a logo, picture or a name printed on these beautiful timeless watches that belong to the Middle Eastern world.
Omani Royal Khanjar
Yellow gold Rolex Day-Date, 1986 with blue dial and the Omani Khanjar logo in red made for the Sultanate of Oman.
Rolex Date-Just in stainless steel Ref. 16030, SilverDial with red Khanjar. The watch sold for $12,500.
Not on the dial, but on the case-back. A 2011 Rolex Stainless steel Daytona Ref. 116520 with Royal Khanjar engraving on the case-back.
Sold for $52,500
Women’s rare vintage Rolex in white gold and diamonds Ref. 4652. Royal Khanjar in green on the dial.
White Gold Rolex Day-Date Ref. 1803, with Royal Khanjar in green on the dial and diamond numerals. Date day and number in Arabic language as well.
Sold for $81,250
A beautiful and elegant white gold Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 3606/1, year 1973 with a blue dial and a white Omani Royal Khanjar.
Another Daytona case-back, 2011 Rolex Stainless steel Daytona Ref. 116520 with Royal Khanjar engraving on the case-back.
Sold for $50,000
Another 2011 model Ref. 14060M, Rolex Submariner in stainless steel with Royal Khanjar engraving on the case-back.
Sold for $35,000
Nicknamed the Hulk Ref. 116610LV, Rolex Submariner in stainless steel with Royal Khanjar engraving on the case-back.
Sold for $35,000
And that sums up all the Omani Khanjar models, lets now take a look on watch dials that have the names, pictures of Middle East prominent figures.
A unique Patek Philippe pocket watch Ref. 600/1, made for King Saud Bin AbdulAziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia with Rubies hour markers.
The watch Sold for $37,500
Yellow gold Rolex Day-Date, Ref. 1807 with a black dial and the the name Qaboos written in red in Arabic language made for the Sultanate of Oman.
The watch Sold for $43,750
Patek Philippe Wristwatch Ref. 2481, made for King Saud Bin AbdulAziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia with Rubies hour markers.
Sold For: $56,250
Rolex Oyster perpetual Ref. 1002, Signed with the name of Sheikh Abdullah Al Jaber AL Sabah, one of the most prominent figures in Kuwait.
Pink Gold Omega SeaMaster BB 166.010, with a portait of Sheikh Isa Bin Salman AL Khalifa of Bahrain
Sold For: $18,750
Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 3606/1 in white gold with Iraq coat of arms and the name “Saddam” signed in arabic on the dial of the former president of Iraq Saddam Hussein.
Sold For: $18,750
The following models are all the watches that has crests and logos of armed forces and Arab countries on their dials.
Rolex Oysterdate Ref. 6694, year 1974 withs UAE crest and written underneath the crest ” Ministry of Defence”.
Sold For: $10,000
Yellow gold Rolex Day-Date, Ref. 18238 year 1994. with the UAE Armed forces crest.
Sold For: $21,250
An amazing condition Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date in Steel year 1985, Ref. 1500 and made for The united Arab Emirates Armed Forces with their crest on the dial.
Sold For: $13,750
A 2011 Steel Rolex Sky-Dweller with the crest of the Ministry of Defense on th caseback of the watch.
& That’s all, amazing collectable watches for this auction. Here’s the link to Christie’s if you want to browse all the lots in that auction.