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

120 Rolex Very Rare and Esteemed, Day-Date Bark Finish, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Lacquered Green and Diamond-set Dial, Reference 18 248

Estimate: € 50,000 –⁠ 100,000

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18248
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1995
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3155
Case N°: W479567
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

The Day-Date is well known for having been a canvas onto which Rolex unleashed an innumerable number of variations and experiments for cases style and dials. But what truly makes a watch exceptional? Can it be the complexity of its mechanism or rather the choice of materials and finishes? Maybe the design or the style? The true secret of success lies in the masterful combination of flair, creativity, personality and, of course, a bit of luck. This elegant reference 18 248 from 1995 is surely the perfect example of successful creation. First of all, is not a simple Day-Date but the most prestigious version with the bark finishing that goes on the bezel and bracelet, all preserved in astonishing conditions as testified by the sticker on the screw back. The present reference is part of the new generation of Day-Date fitted with Rolex’s caliber 3155, which features a double quick-set function allowing for rapid adjustment of both the day and date. Further preciousness is the dark green lacquered dial with gilt text and applied batons and brilliant cut diamonds. Shiny at every glance, this watch can definitely be considered as an exceptional watch.