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

141 Rolex Catching and Well Preserved, Datejust Ovettone, Automatic Wristwatch in Pink-gold, Reference 6605

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 28,600

Lot Description

Model: Ovettone
Reference: 6605
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1956
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1065
Case N°: 261 979
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Rolex launched the Datejust in 1945 and is one of the most iconic watches ever produced by the Rolex brand. This reference 6605 has been introduced in 1956, and is characterized by a new case with a more tapered profile made possible by the new cal. 1065, characterized by smaller dimensions than the previous one. For the same reason, the case back loses its typical camber in favor of a flat profile. The reason why it has been called Datejust is pretty logical since this model has the capability to show “just” the date at the stroke of midnight. These specimens with the reference 6605 dates from 1956, one of the first produced featuring the classical waterproof Oyster case still in stunning conditions like it left the factory, with the “cyclops” helping to read the roulette black/red date better. The Swiss only dial is the peculiarity of this watch with the magnificent tropical silver-yellow color which turned the original white dial, decorated with applied heart dagger numbers and alpha rhodium hands. All preserved in great conditions this watch is ready to be placed in a connoisseur collection.