Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco
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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.
259 Rolex Extremely Rare Day-date Wristwatch in White and Yellow Gold, Reference 18 349, Diamond Bezel, Geometric Diamond Sapphires and Rubies Pave Dial With Papers.
Estimate: € 70,000 – 140,000
Sold € 117,000
Model: Day Date
Reference: 18 349
Case Material: White and Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: White, Yellow Gold
Case N°: L814917
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement
Patented in 1955 and distributed a year later, the Day-Date presented itself as a beautiful and elegant watch. This model was also used for the staging of real special dials, with the most varied hard stones but this wasn’t enough because in the most modern models like the present reference 18 349 the Rolex masters used some dials to create mosaics composed of precious stones. The lot offered here is one of the very few examples known with this special pattern made up of rubies, diamonds and sapphires pavè that recreate a rhomboid decoration. A further rarity of this watch is its bimetallic composition in yellow and white gold and the incredibly rare two-tone jubilee bracelet further embellished by diamonds which recalls the diamond set bezel. This Day-Date has been preserved in excellent condition with sharp finishes to the top of the lugs and hallmark to the back of the lug and is an impressive and possibly unique example of the Day-Date.