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

27 Rolex Extremely Rare and Well Preserved, Oyster Perpetual Automatic Wristwatch in Gold, Blue Enamel Dial, Reference 1002, With Box, Warranty and Bulletin

Estimate: € 30,000 –⁠ 60,000

Sold € 143,000

Lot Description

Model: Oyster Perpetual
Reference: 1002
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1963
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1570
Case N°: 995 914
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box, Certificate and Bulletin de Marche

This watch with its blue enamel dial is among the most collectable of Rolex’s Time Only watches. The quality of this hard enamel dial is outstanding, this model is nowadays very difficult to find and is probably one of the nicest ever produced by Rolex for its special configurations of the dial. It is indeed a demonstration of the highest craftsmanship: the outer ring has, the always appreciated, yellow color with applied dot-minute track, internally the rarest peculiarity: a blue enamel circle with gold hour markers for the hour. This special decoration is further enhanced by the gold lettering and dauphine hands with internal luminous material. The case is perfect, mint conditions, very close to “new old stock”, very well preserved maintaining sharp edges and right proportions, a true pearl and very difficult to find in all marketplace. The yellow-gold bezel is the perfect frame for an absolutely astonishing dial. With the typical Oyster case to prevent the water entering in the movement, this watch is also equipped with its original box, warranty, bulletin de marche and represents an unusual, rare and striking alternative to classic Oyster models.