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.

221 Rolex Catching and Charming “big Bubbleback” Oyster Perpetual Officially Certified Chronometer Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 5030

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 22,750

Lot Description

Model: Oyster Perpetual Ovettone
Reference: 5030
Case Material: Yellow gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow gold
Year: 1949
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 995
Case N°: 658577
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement

The wristwatch here offered is a Rolex Oyster Perpetual reference 5030, which is also sometimes referred to as an “Ovettone” among collectors. This very model is historically important because it is the world’s first self-winding chronometer wristwatch to feature date in a window on the dial, setting the standard for how a date display on a wristwatch should function. The two-body case with inclined bezel, screwed down case back and crown, concave lugs of the present lot is in full 18k yellow gold and is impressive for all-original condition and quality of conservation. It is also provided with a very nice yellow-gold jubilee bracelet with Rolex claps. The dial has a Matt beige background with applied yellow-gold dart and faceted baton indexes. Externally, the outer minutes and fifths of a second division with Arabic five-second numerals and at 3 o’clock the “roulette” date wheel, where the numbers for the date alternate between red and black.