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.

61 Rolex Elegant and Precious Cellini Wristwatch in Yellow Gold With Mother-of-pearl Dial

Estimate: € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 14,300

Lot Description

Model: Cellini
Reference: 5164
Case Material: Yellow gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow gold
Year: 1986
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 9722827
Dimensions: 32 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement

With the idea of providing a classic alternative to the sporty Oyster family, Rolex decided to launch a totally new collection: the Cellini. A number of different Cellini models throughout the course of Rolex’s history were produced and the present lot is an incredibly particular specimen with uncommon features. The two-body circular case of 32 mm with a snap on back is in 18k yellow gold, very well preserved with no signs or damages. Unlike many other examples, this watch has an integrated yellow-gold bracelet with multiple decoration. The dial is the main rarity, obtained by one of the most appreciated types of mother-of-pearl, coming from New Zealand Paua shells. Due to their opulence of colors, their intense brilliance in blue and green shades and their similarity to Black Opal, they are often called Sea Opal. To further embellish it the applied yellow-gold Arabic numerals and stick hands that recall the case and bracelet.