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

144 Rolex Very Fascinating and Rare Oversized Calatrava-Style Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 3675, with Two-Tone Dial, Gay Fréres Bracelet, Retailed by Serpico Y Laino

Estimate: € 20,000 –⁠ 40,000

Sold € 65,000

Model: Calatrava
Reference: 3675
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1937
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 10’’'
Case N°: 042097
Dimensions: 37.5 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Gay Freres Bracelet - Serpico y Laino

Exactly five years after inventing the Oyster case, Rolex created, in 1931, a self-winding movement that would rotate 360º with the natural movement of the wearer’s wrist to generate power and was supported by a half-moon shaped oscillating weight. This is the best and greatest Rolex steel oversized Calatrava of all time, with its 37.5 mm diameter of the case, it is something uncommon for Rolex standards considering the stylish and elegant lugs, apparently a bit less massive if compared to the rest of the whole case. The watch is also equipped with a cool Gay Freres bracelet. The dial is rare and matches perfectly with the material of the case given its two-tone color which has aged nicely conferring charming patina while the black printed closed outer minutes track and printed Arabic numerals are still untouched. It also offers the special write of the retailer signature Serpico Y Laino, the Rolex celebrated reseller in Caracas founded in 1925 by two Italians transferred to South American soil. Totally groundbreaking and unconventional, this lot is a must-have for every watch aficionados who aspire to possess a collection of absolute level for rarity and above all quality.