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Mystic Guru Osho’s Rolex Day-Date Offered in Antiquorum Auction
Geneva, Nov 3, 2015 – Antiquorum is looking forward to its
November 8 auction of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” to be held at
the Mandarin Oriental in Geneva. Amongst the many exciting highlights is a
Rolex Ref. 18148 Day-Date Set with Rubies & Diamonds that formerly belonged
to the renowned and controversial Indian mystic Guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
known as “Osho.”
Chandra Mohan Jain (1931-1990) known as Acharya Rajneesh in
the 1960s, Bhagwan Shree Ranjeesh in the 1970s and 1980s and finally Osho from
1989 is generally considered one of the most controversial spiritual leaders to
have emerged from India during the 20th century. His message of
sexual, emotional, spiritual and institutional liberation and the pleasure he
derived in causing offence ensured that his life was surrounded by controversy.
His international following has continued after his death.
By the late 1970s and with tensions mounting against him in India, he relocated
to the United States in 1981. He and his
followers established an international community in Oregon which became known
as Rajneeshpuram. Osho was notorious for
his fleet of 93 Rolls Royce motor cars bought for him by his followers and this
attracted much criticism. Rajneesh’s ashram in Pune is today known as the Osho
International Meditation Resort.
His teachings emphasize the importance of meditation,
awareness, love, celebration, courage, creativity and humor; qualities which he
viewed as suppressed by adherence to static belief systems, religious tradition
and socialization. Rajneesh’s teachings have had an important influence on
western spirituality as well as New Age thought and continue to increase in
popularity after his death.
“Intelligence is dangerous. Intelligence means
you will start thinking on your own; you will start looking around on your own.
You will not believe in the scriptures; you will believe only in your own
Guru Osho’s Rolex Day-Date is a fine and exotic 18K yellow
gold wristwatch partially aftermarket set with diamonds and rubies and a non
Rolex gold bracelet set with 31 carats of white diamonds with concealed clasp. Remarkably,
Osho asked his jeweler to block the window for the day of the week as he had no
interest in knowing the day of the week it was. This lavish Rolex Day-Date is
being offered with photographs of the watch being worn by Osho.
Estimate: CHF 30,000 – 50,000/ USD 31,000 – 52,000
About Antiquorum: Established in Geneva
in 1974, Antiquorum has carved its own unparalleled niche in the auction world
through its focused expertise in horology and by cultivating a thriving
collector's market for timepieces worldwide. The world's premier auctioneer of
fine modern and vintage timepieces has set world records for auction sales and
holds approximately ten auctions a year in Geneva, New York and Hong Kong, with
previews held in major cities worldwide. Antiquorum maintains offices in
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Sunday, November 8, 2015
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