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

132 Rolex Precious and Iconic, Day-date, Wristwatch in Platinum, With Diamond-set Lugs and Indexes, Reference 118296, With Box, Warranty and Booklets

Estimate: € 22,000 –⁠ 44,000

Sold € 32,500

Lot Description

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 118296
Case Material: Platinum and Diamonds
Bracelet Material: Platinum
Year: 2007
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3155
Case N°: D809971
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box, Warranty and Booklets

The present watch is an extremely appealing example of haute joaillerie wristwatch by Rolex. The sheer weight of this platinum timepiece is impressive, and conveys an impression of absolute solidity and exclusivity. This stunning, platinum Day-Date reference 118296, manufactured in 2007, is adorned with factory brilliant-cut diamonds of different sizes on the lugs. Beautifully complemented by the silvered gray dial, it is further embellished with diamond hour markers that add much charm and appeal. This very reference is actually one of the most uncommon combinations, making it a rare modern piece for Rolex enthusiasts. Beyond its phenomenal rarity, the aesthetic effect imparted to the timepiece by this dial and lugs set combination is astounding, making this timepiece a remarkable find for the collector of rare Rolex wristwatches since it also comes with its original warranty.