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

161 Rolex Exceptional and Special Air-King Date Automatic Wristwatch in Steel and Yellow Gold, Reference 5700, With Champgane Dial Signed “Explorer Date” and Gold Bracelet

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Sold € 15,600

Lot Description

Model: Air-King Date
Reference: 5701
Case Material: Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1959
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1535
Case N°: 514682
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The Air-King model is one of the most underestimated watches ever produced by Rolex anyway this example stand out for its unusual configuration with a two material composition in steel and gold. Moreover this is not usual 5500 reference, in fact it is signed 5700, and was produced in far fewer numbers than the non-date sister. The elegant Oyster case of 34 mm with screw down the crown and back is in really good conditions and equipped with a yellow gold Oyster bracelet with folding clasp. The dial presents applied indexes with luminescent dots and hands, but the most important characteristic is the rare and attractive “Explorer Date” signature at 12 o’clock that makes this watch a really collectible piece as few of this dials were produced by Rolex.