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

142 Rolex Remarkable Bombay, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Diamonds Indexes, Retailed by Serpico y Laino, Reference 6593

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Sold € 9,100

Model: Bombay
Reference: 6593
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1955
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1030
Case N°: 136945
Dimensions: 33 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

This Rolex gets its nickname from the French word “bombé”, which translates to round, and was used to describe the fancy form of the lugs. The term was later Americanized, resulting in the nickname “Bombay”. While sporty at heart, this Oyster Perpetual becomes an elegant dress watch thanks to its composition. Characterized by its voluptuously sculpted lugs, reference 6593 is an imaginative re-elaboration of the classic Rolex Oyster case. The present example not only preserves the original proportions and elaborate design of the lugs, but it further captivates the connoisseur with its extremely rare dial configuration, presenting not one but two unusual and very appealing features: the diamond-set numerals, and the signature of revered Venezuelan retailer Serpico y Laino. Meant to be worn every day, the Oyster Perpetual combines elegant looks with rugged dependability, and are very much the backbone of the Rolex brand.