For a little context, the previous record holder is a bit of a nontraditional example. The ref. 7923 is the very first Tudor Sub, from 1953) and the only reference powered by a hand-wound movement. This example surfaced on eBay back in April 2017 and ended up pulling down $99,999 – that number might look a bit suspicious, but it’s the max that eBay will let you bid without going through special protocol, so things ended there naturally. It popped up for sale immediately after from a reputable dealer for a great deal more… More here.