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

34 Rolex Extremely Rare and Preserved in Remarkable Conditions, Day-date, Automatic Wristwatch in Platinum, Diamond-set Bezel and Indexes, Reference 6613, With Ultra Rare Jubilee Platinum Bracelet

Estimate: € 50,000 –⁠ 100,000

Sold € 182,000

Lot Description

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 6613
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Platinum
Year: 1958
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1055
Case N°: 382918
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The Rolex reference 6613 is a more precious and extremely rare variation of the reference 6611 that substituted the reference 6511. The substantial difference is on a mechanical level, with the introduction of the new Microstella balance wheel with adjustment screw: this modification to the movement allows the Rolex Day-Date 6611 to boast the prestigious Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified certification which certifies its accuracy. It is the first model of the crowned house to be able to exhibit this coveted recognition since its predecessor instead exhibited the Officially Certified Chronometer caption. The 6613 here offered is extremely precious and sought after since an exceedingly limited production has been made of this model and very few other references 6613 can be found offered on the international auction market, which highlights the rarity and importance of the present watch. This specimen is even more important since the platinum case has been preserved in almost mint conditions and so is the uber rare platinum jubilee bracelet, one of the very few produced in the history of vintage pieces watches. The silvered dial has applied diamond set indexes and English calendar while another very unusual characteristic is the fact that both hands and indexes don’t have luminous material, an absolute rarity that makes the present watch a really collectable piece. Only one example can be found in literature, which is published by John Goldberger in 100 Superlative Rolex Watches. In his book, the watch illustrated is fitted with dial’s numbers and calendar apertures in Arabic script.