Exclusive Timepieces 17 October 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

It is with great pleasure that we present you our new catalogue of fall 2021. A wonderful journey through the world of watch collecting.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 100 to 169
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 170 to 288

105 Rolex Very Fascinating and Fine Datejust Automatic Wristwatch in Steel and Yellow Gold, Reference 116 243, With Diamond-Set Bezel, Jubilee Dial and Bracelet

Estimate: € 6,000 –⁠ 12,000

Sold € 11,700

Lot Description

Model: Datejust
Reference: 116243
Case Material: Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold
Year: 2017
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3135
Case N°: 0Q1835D0
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box and Papers

When facing a Rolex Datejust the “anniversary” theme is constantly present because the first ever Datejust model was presented to the world in 1945 and created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Rolex brand. On this occasion the iconic Jubilee bracelet was also introduced, which from that moment on was inextricably linked to the “just date” model. Advancing until 1985, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Datejust and the 80th of the brand, Rolex decided to introduce another version of the Jubilee, no longer a bracelet but a special dial featuring a repetitive “Rolex-Rolex” pattern engraved on the entire surface of the quadrant. Useless underline the high level of craftsmanship needed to realize such an impeccable dial not only for the tri-dimensional pattern itself, but also for the application of the gold numerals on such an uneven surface. The lot offered here is a precious specimen of reference 116243 in steel and yellow gold with jubilee bracelet consigned in great condition, with unpolished case showcasing perfect edges and proportion: the mark of a timepiece that has hardly ever seen a wrist in its life. The dial features the Jubilee decoration in a very electric champagne with allover the Rolex pattern and diamond-set indexes. This detail is recalled on the bezel that is also embellished with 52 diamonds with brilliant cut. Rolex still produces the Jubilee dial today, and over the years the logo motif has appeared in a wide range of colors varying from black to white, from pink to blue. The present lot is offered with all its original accessories, from box to booklets, passing through tag and warranty.