Subsequent up was this ref. 6098 that offered at Phillips for CHF151,200. This specific Rolex belonged to a fella named Norman Günter Dyhrenfurth, who was a part of that Swiss expedition to Mount Everest in 1952, the one which got here soooo near reaching the height however stopped about 1,000 meters brief, blazing a path for the subsequent 12 months’s ascent. (The next 12 months, the British expedition with Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary would make it to the highest.) Seems, Rolex coated its bases, sponsoring various Swiss and British expeditions, offering every of the mountaineers a watch that was presupposed to be returned after the expedition. All the fellows on the 1952 Swiss expedition have been even from Geneva – think about how badly Rolex should’ve wished its hometown group to make it to the highest. Guys like Dyhrenfurth have been supposed to provide their watches again to Rolex after the expedition. However whoops, he forgot, and 70 years later we have got its story to inform.