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

187 Rolex Extremely Attractive and Rare, Datejust, Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, Black Lacquer Dial, With Sweep Centre Seconds, Rolex Bracelet, Reference 6605

Estimate: € 40,000 –⁠ 80,000

Sold € 78,000

Lot Description

Model: Datejust
Reference: 6605
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Year: 1957
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1065
Case N°: 322 610
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Datejust, Superlative Chronometer Official Certified, the present watch is a spectacular example of reference 6605 for a watch lover. The word Oyster was firstly used by Rolex in 1926 when they created the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch: the unusual screw back hermetically sealed was able to provide optimal protection for the movement, giving all models that have used this case a depth of at least 100 meters. Moreover the word Perpetual was fundamental because it gave enormous fame to the English origin brand since it was the first watch with an automatic movement. The exquisiteness of this Rolex Datejust is quite remarkable. Exemplary in perfect state of conservation of the reference 6605 produced by the brand with the crown only from 1956 to 1959, there are many precious details to be noted of this lot. First of all, the material used for this example, white gold: Rolex produced a very small quantity of Datejust Ovettone under this reference with this material. In addition to the already mentioned excellent conditions for a watch produced in 1957: the second and important feature is the automatic 1065 caliber characterized by smaller dimensions if compared with the previously used A.295/296 calibers which allow the adoption of a new case with a more tapered profile. Third, the beautiful black lacquer dial with white gold applied indexes. The date with cyclops at 3 o’clock and the gold alpha hand compile this idyllic portrait of a very gorgeous wristwatch. Kept in a private collection for many years it represents an almost unique opportunity to purchase one of the rarest vintage Datejust ever produced.