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

26 Rolex Precious and Sought After, Oyster Perpetual “cylinder Hooded”, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel and Pink-gold, Reference 3536, With Double Swiss Black Dial

Estimate: € 25,000 –⁠ 50,000

Sold € 36,400

Lot Description

Model: Cylinder Hooded
Reference: 3536
Case Material: Stainless Steel and pink gold
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel and pink gold
Year: 1941
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 9 3/4″
Case N°: 128 489
Dimensions: 32 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Hardly published in literature and scarcely appearing in public, reference 3536 by Rolex is one of the most elusive time-only examples of the firm. In production from the 1930s, represents one of the most unusual “bubble back” models ever made and easily distinguishable from the better-known versions by its unusual design, featuring a round case, a concave or inward-curved enlarged bezel and slender straight lugs. The present specimen immediately strikes for the quality of its steel and pink gold case and grain de riz bracelet that are still in untouched conditions. Furthermore impresses by its extremely attractive black dial with the uncommon double signature printed for both Switzerland and American market, and completed by a fascinating design with Roman numbers, perfectly matching the combination of case and bracelet.