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

153 Buccellati Unusual and Elegant, Oktachron, Octagonal Shape Wristwatch in Gold, With White Dial, Box and Papers

Estimate: € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 5,980

Lot Description

Model: Oktachron
Reference: 5693
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold and Leather
Year: 2002
Movement: Automatic
Case N°: 1011
Dimensions: 33 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box and Papers

The Italian founder Mario Buccellati, nicknamed the Prince of Goldsmiths, was fascinated from a very young age by all types of metals, gemstones and the Renaissance period. The extraordinary combination of these three inspirations led to his own distinct style, allowing the brand to become a highly recognizable jeweler and goldsmith in Italy. The first Buccellati store was established in 1919, located in Milan on Via degli Orefici, and in 1951, Buccellati expanded internationally by opening a store in New York. His pieces were exquisite, yet the gemstones themselves were never too flashy, elevated instead by the designs’ intricate metal smithing. The watch as jewelry isn’t anything new but the Buccellati Oktachron is one of those watches that manages to look like an heirloom but also modern at the same time. The watches are 18K gold and handmade in Switzerland. This ornate watch with an octagonal case, white dial, bezel with Roman numbers designed with engravings throughout the piece, in 18k yellow gold, stamped by Buccellati is completed by its original yellow gold and leather bracelet. To embellish this unusual timepiece there are its original box and papers confirming the model, reference and the Edition number.