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

242 Rolex Fine and Elegant Veriflat Precision Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 6512, Retailed by Asprey

Estimate: € 7,000 –⁠ 14,000

Sold € 8,450

Lot Description

Model: Very Flat
Reference: 6512
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1961
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 1000
Case N°: 692823
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The present reference 6512 offered here is interesting due to the case that is considerably thinner than the standard Oyster case: measuring only 9 mm, it obtained the award of the thinnest Oyster case made by Rolex. It is equipped with a caliber 1000 which was made for only one year, in 1955 and makes this watch a really collectible piece for fanatics. The yellow gold case is in great condition, while the silvered dial presents a nice rounded shape with sunked subsidiary seconds at 6 o’clock with applied baton numerals. Most important to underline is also the rare and special Asprey signature on the dial. This company was founded in 1781 by William Asprey, and was originally based in the suburbs of London until the company moved into its current New Bond Street shop. From its central London location, Asprey immediately improved its sale and advertised ’articles of exclusive design and high quality’ to the point of signing some of the most important watches such as Patek Philippe, Rolex and Audemars Piguet. ​There are not many of these available on the market today, so this would make an excellent addition to any collection.