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

243 Rolex Charismatic and Colorful, Day-date, Automatic Wristwatch in Gold, Champagne Diamond-set Dial and Bezel, With Sticker, Reference 18048

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 22,100

Lot Description

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18048
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1985
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3055
Case N°: 9 144 582
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box and Tag

The reference 18048 made by Rolex is one of very few equipped with the more precious and unusual diamond bezel instead of the classic fluted or a smooth one. The present lot is a specimen of this reference and has been produced in 18k yellow gold with a three-body solid tonneau case extremely well preserved and fresh with clear and deep hallmarks. Another interesting peculiarity is that both bracelet and case have a principle of oxidation, showing the original design like when it left the Rolex company, meaning that this very watch has been worn really occasionally by the previous owner. Moreover, the dial is full of charm with a champagne layout, brilliant and baguette diamonds applied indexes, English calendar disc and yellow-gold baton hands. The movement is the automatic caliber 3155 and it is completed by a signed Rolex of Geneva’s sticker on the back.