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

137 Rolex Special and Refined, Day-date, Automatic Wristwatch in Gold, With Blue Dial, Reference 18038

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 20,800

Lot Description

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18038
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1987
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3055
Case N°: R416779
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Rolex is arguably the most famous brand in the world when it comes to distinctive timepieces. Among its most appreciated models, the day date is the very essence of a luxurious timekeeping, provided with a day and date function. It was launched in 1956 as a niche model and was only produced in precious metals. The lot here offered is a notable specimen of reference 18038 with an 18k yellow-gold case and bezel, as well as its original, solid gold presidential bracelet. Since the caliber is the 3055, it has the quick-set date functions that make it highly practical and comfortable. Blue dials are some of the most valued in the Rolex world, whether they are equipped on any models, they’re among the most desired and charming. The deep, rich blue dial like the present one is extremely pleasant, with applied yellow-gold baton indexes, hands and gilt text that recalls the case material.