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

160 Rolex Distinctive and Very Attractive, Precision, Wristwatch in Steel, With Black Sector Radium Dial, Reference 2563

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 16,900

Lot Description

Model: Precision
Reference: 2563
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1935
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 022424
Dimensions: 30 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Literature: This specific watch is published in John Goldberger Book “100 Superlative Rolex Watches” at page 15

Just to make people understand the importance and rarity of the here offered Rolex precision reference 2563, this very watch has been published on the renown and historically important 100 Superlative Rolex Watches by John Goldberger. The extraordinary example of the ultra-rare 2563, this watch has been manufactured in 1935: the stainless steel case has been preserved in extremely great conditions with very deep numbers on the case back. The case itself is also interesting, offering long, curved lugs that make the watch look and wear bigger on the wrist than the 30 mm diameter would suggest. The dial is obviously its most striking feature, with a black sector track rendered in radium paint, seconds at 6 o’clock and aged luminous material that has turned to a dark brown dolor. Real emblem of men’s elegance, this very watch is one of the most elusive references Rolex has ever produced and surely one of the best preserved.