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

209 Rolex Highly Exclusive and Very Attractive “Octopus” Day-date Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 18 048, With Brown Degrade Diamond-set Dial and Bezel, Sticker, Original Paper and Additional Dial.

Estimate: € 120,000 –⁠ 250,000

Sold € 208,000

Lot Description

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18048
Case Material: Yellow Gold and Diamonds
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold and Diamonds
Year: 1993
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3055
Case N°: 8353460
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Papers, Invoice, Additional Champagne Diamonds-Set Dial

The Day-Date reference 18048 is an interesting reference as it incorporates highly luxurious details, made in a few pieces by Rolex equipped with the more precious and unusual diamond bezel and has been produced in 18k yellow gold with a three-body solid tonneau case extremely well preserved and fresh with clear and deep hallmarks. Another interesting peculiarity is the original Rolex ‘President’ bracelet, subsequently set 24 baguette cut diamonds, as well as 48 round faceted diamonds, which resemble the suction cups of an Octopus. Moreover, the dial is full charm with a brown degraded layout, diamonds applied indexes that match with the bezel, English calendar disc and yellow-gold baton hands. The movement is the automatic caliber 3055 and comes with its Original Papers, Champagne Diamond-Set Dial and Invoice.