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

190 Rolex Extremely Rare and Very Important Omani Day-Date Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 1807, With Red Khanjar Logo

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 20,150

Lot Description

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 1807
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1973
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1556
Case N°: 3554119
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Patented in 1955 and released only a year later, the Rolex Day-Date presented itself as a watch of undoubted charm but often also very undervalued given its complication that could indicate the day of the week and the date. This particular reference is one of the few examples of Day-Date due to a number of reasons. Firstly, the perfect conditions of the 18k yellow-gold case but, most important this watch features a very rare “bark finish” bezel and bracelet. This special decoration is really hard to find on such watches, the fact that this motif is also repeated in the central band of the bracelet makes the present watch really exceptional. Moreover, the dial as well is something spectacular with the unusual combination of yellow-gold indexes filled with glossy black lacquer applied on a champagne dial, and all completed by the desirable red Khanjar logo at 9 o’clock. It has become known in the recent years for being depicted on special watches directly commissioned by the Sultan of Oman, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said. When found on a wristwatch, the Khanjar automatically makes them extremely rare and are considered among the world’s most sought-after collectable pieces such as the present lot.