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

183 Rolex Fine and Elegant Automatic “Ovettone” Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 5027, With Honeycomb Dial, Subsidiary Seconds, Rare Engine Turned Bezel and Bracelet

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 39,000

Model: Oyster Perpetual
Reference: 5027
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1949
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 730
Case N°: 677823
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The here offered reference 5027 is definitely one of the most attractive Oyster Perpetual creation of the 1940’s. The two-body case with screw down back in yellow gold still retaining its original finishing and conditions with the unusual graduated bezel with no evident signs. The watch is also equipped with a charming “maillons plaquette” gold bracelet with big logo deployant. The absolutely most striking element of this watch is however the dial: its surface is finished with the highly sophisticated honeycomb technique. Preserved in stunning conditions, this work of mastery is embellished with applied gold faceted baton indexes , outer perlage minutes divisions, seconds at 6 o’clock and the unusual designation “Precision” at 12. Highly charismatic example presented in remarkable condition, the present lot is one of the most fascinating time-only Rolex ever appeared at auction in recently years and is further precious considering its notable pedigree being preserved in the collection of a very notable Italian collector for many years until this moment.