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Sotheby’s to auction rare Rajendra Prasad’s watch

The dial of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual is decorated with the map of India with the date 26 January,1950 inscribed on it

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A rare 18K pink gold Rolex watch of India’s first president Dr Rajendra Prasad,possibly gifted to him on the first Republic Day in 1950,will be put on auction next month as part of a collection of rare timepieces by leading auction house Sotheby’s.

The dial of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual is decorated with the map of India with the date 26 January,1950 inscribed on it.

Besides Prasad’s wristwatch,the Geneva auction has a selection of rare timepieces dating from 1574 to today including another Rolex owned by the first German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer. Prasad’s watch is estimated to fetch between between $ 222,000 to $ 444,000,the auction house said. Another exceptional wristwatch is engraved on the back with Adenauer’s name.

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First published on: 14-10-2011 at 00:39 IST
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