Exclusive Timepieces 17 April 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

Monaco Legend Group is pleased to present its 4th auction with Davide Parmegiani. 
Once again, we have refined our selection of rarities to satisfy all kinds of collectors and passionate, starting from vintage to the rarest modern and contemporary pieces that the market can offer.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 1 to 110
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 111 to 264

142 Rolex Exceptional and Special Datejust Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, Reference 1601, With Possibly Unique Red-Jasper Dial, Original Box, Tag, and Rolex Venezuela Certificate of Valuation.

Estimate: € 30,000 –⁠ 60,000

Sold € 174,850

Lot Description

Model: Datejust
Reference: 1601
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Year: 1967
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1565
Case N°: 3822770
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Rolex Letter and Tag

Rolex has always loved experimenting and daring in its productions using the most particular materials to make absolutely unique dials. These creations are now at the center of a whirling interest from collectors and anyone looking for something rare and unusual. In some cases it is not necessary to be an expert to be able to appreciate certain details on a dial, and this is even easier when the whole dial is special: Rolex has therefore produced models of Datejust and Day-Date with special stones, such as onyx, malachite, lapis lazuli, meteorite or coral, all very appreciated and sought after. Due to their fragile nature, many of these dials break during production which increases the manufacturing cost, so these watches are highly sought after by collectors. This specimen here is one of the rarest stone ever produced by Rolex, the Red-Jasper dial. The delicate stone dial features an aperture for the date and minute hands with sweep center seconds. Made in 18 kt white gold, the overall New Old Stock conditions of the watch, displaying sharp milling on the bezel, as well as a crisp hallmark on the underside of the upper right lug, make this watch a rare find. Moreover, it also bears its South American Dagosto white-gold bracelet and full set of original box, tag, and Rolex Venezuelan certificate of valuation. This watch will always remain a one-off ever appeared.