Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco

Auction Details

Morning Session:
Lots 1 – 100, starting at 10:30 AM CET
Afternoon Session:
Lots 101 – 264, starting at 2:30 PM CET

Monaco Legend Group is focusing, in this Autumn Auction Catalogue, to offer a variety of beautiful timepieces where the winning point has to be the combination between rarity, quality and price.

105 Rolex Fine and Attractive Anti-magnetic Chronograph Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Reference 4500, With Silver Pulsation Scale Dial

Estimate: € 60,000 –⁠ 120,000

Sold € 85,800

Lot Description

Model: Monoblock
Reference: 4500
Case Material: Pink gold
Bracelet Material: Leather strap
Year: 1946
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 13
Case N°: 480914
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement

The reference 4500 produced by Rolex in the early 1940s is an innovative creation for Rolex given its totally new design of the case, compared to the previous ones, with straighter and more pointed lugs that will then be the basis of many subsequent models. Moreover, this model is one of the very rare chronographs in an Oyster case to feature only two counters, one for constant seconds and one for the 30 minutes, omitting the 12 hours register. The two body case of the reference was available in stainless steel, yellow gold, steel and gold, and, such as the present example, in pink gold. The rarity of this lot is given by the great conditions of the tonneau case with clear satin finish and the fact that has been manufactured in pink gold, making this example one of the most desirable ever. The presence of only two registers on a very well preserved dial, as previously said, makes the quadrant and the whole watch looking smoother, elegant and a bit less sporty. The argentè background presents some seductive halos while the baton and Arabic numerals and the outer telemetric scale show up in all their eye-catching light.