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.

240 Rolex Stunning and Rare Barilotto Oyster Chronograph Antimagnetic Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 3525, With Silver Multiscale Dial

Estimate: € 35,000 –⁠ 70,000

Lot Description

Model: POW
Reference: 3525
Case Material: Stainless steel
Bracelet Material: Leather strap
Year: 1945
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 13″ VZ
Case N°: 386510
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement

The reference 3525 of Rolex is extremely famous among watch lovers due to the atypical constitution of its case, composed of a single solid piece of metal which has also earned it the nickname “monoblock”. Available in pink gold, yellow gold, stainless steel or steel and gold it was the model supplied to the prisoner of war (for this reason also known as POW) captured in Western Allied airmen and incarcerated in German camps. The watch here offered is an absolutely precious variant of this very important model, fully realized in stainless steel. After almost 80 years, the conditions of this tonneau-shaped, water-resistant with screwed case-back watch are incredible. The argentè dial is almost untouched with two subsidiary counters, the unusual applied dart and Arabic numerals, a black tachometer scale and a mint light blue telemeter scale.