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

118 Rolex Refined and Precious Day-Date Automatic Wristwatch in Platinum, Reference 228 206, With Blue-Ice Dial, Box and Papers

Estimate: € 30,000 –⁠ 60,000

Sold € 52,000

Lot Description

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 228206
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Platinum
Year: 2010's
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3255
Case N°: 47H006M3
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box and Papers

The Day-Date has been at the top of Rolex non-sports collection since 1958. 57 year later, at Baselworld 2015, it was released a specimen representing a true mixture of modern charm and vintage aesthetic: the reference 228206, with a massive 40 mm case in platinum. The case is the traditional Rolex Oyster one with a 3 body case, with a screw down back and crown and a smooth bezel. The bezel on this platinum version of the Day-Date differs from its lesser cousins in that it dispenses with the iconic fluted bezel in favour of a smooth, polished one, probably given the fact that platinum is way more difficult to machine. The present lot is offered in extremely valuable conditions with no evident signs of wearing both on case and on the platinum president bracelet. The ice blue used on the dial is charming. The rhodium pattern breaks the monotony of the colour, and gives the dial a bit of depth with applied baton white gold indexes and hands. Massive yet elegant, this very lot is further sold with its original case and warranty.