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

195 Rolex Extremely Rare and Collectible Rectangular Wristwatch in White Gold, Reference 907, With Two-Tone Dial and Observatory Movement

Estimate: € 7,000 –⁠ 14,000

Sold € 44,200

Lot Description

Reference: 907
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Year: 1955
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 50792
Dimensions: 25 x 35 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The late 1920’s and early 30’s saw Rolex at its top for creativity and dynamism. Having launched the world’s first truly waterproof and commercially successful (Oyster) watch in 1926, this relatively young company, established in 1906, went on to launch its first automatic waterproof wristwatch, the Oyster Perpetual Chronometer in 1934. In the 30’s Rolex, also presented some watches powered by a more sophisticatedly assembled movement, making use of micrometer regulators and capped sapphire end stones that were and still are today known as “Observatory”. The use of such a regulator allowed for increased precision, and friction-reducing capped jewels made for superior oil reservoirs, adding up to a properly consummate caliber worthy of the observatory title. Prior to the granting of Kew A certificates, this was the highest quality movement Rolex offered, affording it a significant place in the brand's history. The extremely rare example here offered of reference 907 is one of those watches equipped with this incredibly important movements. Despite its caliber, this very watch is definitely precious and esteemed for the unusual design of the case and its scarcity on the market. The rectangular, stepped case with recessed winding crown and external lugs has been manufactured in white gold in England, as confirmed by the London hallmarks engraved in the back and has been preserved in astonishing condition former than 80 years. The Two tone dial with oblique quadripartition is gorgeous with black baton numerals, subsidiary dials for seconds at 6 o’clock and steel, blue, baton hands. Historical time capsule, this very specimen is the best example for collectors an passionates in Rolex for an incredibly rare movement and case design.