Exclusive Timepieces 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

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.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

124 Rolex Attractive and Fine, Oyster, Perpetual Automatic Wristwatch in 14k Gold, With “astral” Bezel, Black Dial, Reference 6582, With Warranty and Bulletin De Marche

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Sold € 22,100

Lot Description

Model: Oyster Perpetual
Reference: 6582
Case Material: 14k Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1958
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1570
Case N°: 284 716
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Warranty and Bulletin de Marche

Launched in the second half of the 1950s, the reference 6582 was mainly available in stainless steel and gold and only an extremely limited numbers were manufactured in full yellow gold, such as the lot here offered. This model was affectionately called “Zephyr” by Rolex lovers is immediately recognizable by its unusual, so-called “astral” bezel featuring engraved hour and minute markers. In production until 1959 when it was replaced by the reference 1008, it represents a truly fancy and nice creation and the lot here offered is even more intriguing for many reasons. First of all, the quality of the 14k yellow-gold case with screwed-down case back and crown and the distinctive “astral” graduated bezel. Secondly, the black lacquered dial with applied triangular gold and airplanes/star-shaped indexes. Last but not least, it documents: it is indeed equipped with its original warranty and bulletin de Marche, an extremely rare feature for a watch dated back to 1958 and thus making it very desirable.