Exclusive Timepieces 23 – 24 April 2022 | Monaco
A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273
102 Rolex Refined and Precious, Day-date, Automatic Wristwatch in Platinum, With Blue-ice Roman Numbers Dial, Reference 218206
Estimate: € 35,000 – 70,000
Sold € 65,000
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Platinum
Case N°: 876631D3
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
The Day-Date has been at the top of Rolex non-sports collection since 1958. 50 years later in 2008 was released a specimen representing a true mixture of modern charm and vintage aesthetic: the reference 218206, with a massive 41 mm case in platinum making it the largest platinum Rolex President that has ever been created. The case is the traditional Rolex Oyster one with a 3-body case, with a screw down back and crown and a smooth bezel. The bezel on this platinum version of the Day-Date differs from its lesser cousins in that it dispenses with the iconic fluted bezel in favor of a smooth, polished one, probably given the fact that platinum is way more difficult to machine. The present lot is offered in extremely valuable conditions with no evident signs of wearing both on the case and on the platinum president bracelet. The ice blue used on the dial is charming, a special dial color specially reserved for platinum Rolex watches, and not available with any other metal. Part of the dial are the hand-applied Roman numbers that are constructed from blocks of solid 18 CT gold for added depth and three-dimensionality. The hues of blue stand against the 18 CT white-gold Rolex Crown applied under the day aperture at the 12 o’clock position of the dial. Massive yet elegant, with a water resistant at 100 meters/330 feet, date, day, hour, minute, second functions this lot still remain a perfect luxury watch.