Exclusive Timepieces 7 –⁠ 8 December 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide selection of very fine vintage timepieces, property of various prominent collectors will be presented in this sale. Including a fine selection of Longines Chronograph coming from one of the most important collections worldwide.

185 Rolex Very Beautiful Perpetual Chronometer Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Reference 3782, With Pink Center Seconds Dial and Stepped Curved Lugs

Estimate: € 16,000 –⁠ 30,000

Lot Description

Material: Pink Gold
Reference N°: 3782
Year: 1940s
Case N°: 57290
Movement type: Automatic
Movement N°: 9483
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

Rolex’s ability to create high-quality and efficient sports watches is universally known. Although not entirely abandoned, the creation of cases with more imaginative and particular designs is favored on a more essential and practical one. Yet the brand of English origin, especially at the beginning of its history, has amply demonstrated its inventive capacity, creating watches with absolutely intriguing shapes and high aesthetic taste. One of the examples is provided here with this beautiful Rolex Perpetual reference 3782. Its delicate pink gold case has a decidedly unusual design for Rolex standards and for this very reason it strikes from the first glance for its beauty and excellent state of preservation. The lugs, directly welded to the case, represent another centralizing detail of attention due to their bulk more massive than the rest of the composition and their decidedly unusual shape. Following the tone-on-tone is the beautiful quadrant, also in pink. Devoid of imperfections, it is distinguished by Roman indexes, closed minutesì track and the signature in a rather delicate black and by the auxiliary dial of the seconds with guilloche decorations. Simple and very elegant this watch is the testimony of an often underestimated ability of Rolex.