Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 October 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.

Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271

118 Rolex Extremely Rare, Day-Date Wristwatch, in Yellow Gold, With Geometric Golden Embroidery Diamond set Dial, Reference 18 238, With Papers

Estimate: € 20,000 –⁠ 40,000

Sold € 29,900

Model: Day-Date Golden Embroidery
Reference: 18238
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1990
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3155
Case N°: E451321
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Warranty

Patented in 1955 and distributed a year later, the Day-Date presented itself as a beautiful and elegant watch. This model was also used for the staging of real special dials, with the most varied hard stones but this wasn’t enough because in the most modern models like the present reference 18 238 the Rolex masters used some dials to create mosaics composed of precious stones. The lot offered here is one of the very few examples called “Golden Embroidery” and known with this special flower pattern made up pave diamonds open-worked and engraved dial that recreate a rhomboid decoration. The reference 18 238 was the first Day-Date to feature the “Double Quick Set” mechanism, introduced with the superb, in-house Rolex caliber 3155. This Day-Date has been preserved in excellent condition with sharp finishes to the top of the lugs and hallmark to the back of the lug, complete with its original warranty it is an impressive and possibly unique example of Day-Date model.