We’ve waxed lyrical about the Rolex Daytona in the past.

Aspiring collectors shouldn’t overlook its predecessors, however, the so-called “Pre-Daytona” models made before the famed Swiss watchmaker started naming its chronographs after the legendary race.

Rare Rolexes in Antiquorum’s sale in Geneva on Nov. 13

There a couple such models featured in Antiquorum’s sale in Geneva on Nov. 13, including this 1964 model estimated at up to about $30,000.

Not inconsiderable cash, but being in at the beginning doesn’t come cheap….