PRECIOUS TIME: One of the world’s great collections of Rolex watches will be sold off in Milan on March 22 by Geneva-based auction house Patrizzi & Co. Amassed since 1984 by Italian advertising executive Davide Blei, the sale will encompass 114 Rolex timepieces, including many rare styles in mint condition. Among the tempting options, buyers will be able to bid on a 1951 pink gold Stelline chronometer (estimate: $190,000 to $225,000), a 1953 stainless steel Oyster Perpetual with moon phases ($190,000 to $225,000) and a 1970 Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona (a relative bargain at $50,000 to $75,000). Patrizzi will preview the sale at its New York offices on March 5 with a Champagne brunch — and U.S. buyers can bid online during the actual auction.
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