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

184 Rolex Catching and Charming “Empire” Oyster Perpetual Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 3548, With Black Dial Retailed by Cuervos Y Sobrinos

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 25,350

Lot Description

Model: Empire
Reference: 3548
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1938
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 9 3/4'''
Case N°: 45737
Dimensions: 32 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Cuervo Y Sobrinos

This reference 3548 perfectly captured the Rolex’s essence of ingenuity adding a distinctive flair. Its style is essential, set mainly on an elegant aesthetic and a delicate shape, but at the same time precious considering the use of the yellow gold. The water resistant two-body Empire-style case with screwed-down case back and winding crown and straight lapidated lugs has been manufactured in yellow gold, something uncommon on this model and despite the almost 80 years of age is conserved amazingly with totally visible engravings on the back. The black gilt dial has Arabic with outer 5 minutes track, outer minute track of a fascinating ocher color, with a charming patina but in real nice conditions. On the dial is also present the signature of the cuban retailer Curveos y Sobrinos. To further embellish the whole watch a yellow gold bamboo bracelet.