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

6 Rolex Very Rare and Attractive, Day-date Automatic Wristwatch, in Pink-gold With Black Lacquered Dial, Portuguese Calendar, Reference 1803

Estimate: € 30,000 –⁠ 60,000

Sold € 42,900

Lot Description

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 1803
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Pink Gold
Year: 1964
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1055
Case N°: 1 065 129
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Rolex introduced a new reference system for the Day-Date model with 1803 that could have a yellow, white or pink-gold case with reeded bezel and Plexiglas crystal. The present example is a reference 1803 that was manufactured in 1964, and has been retained in good and original condition. Its attractiveness is further increased by the massive 18k pink-gold case with screw down the crown and back, reeded bezel and original hallmarks still visible. This very specimen has a wonderful black gilt dial with applied dart indexes and most of all is equipped with a definitely unusual day wheel in Portuguese likely made for the Brazilian market. Rolex tailored the Day-Date for markets around the world, and accordingly, the day indication was offered in 26 different languages. The watch is also equipped with a nice and solid pink-gold jubilee bracelet with original Rolex clasp signed Gay Freres, making a big presence on the wrist.