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

16 Rolex Charismatic and Colorful, Day-date, Automatic Wristwatch, in Yellow Gold, Fossilized Limestone Dial, Reference 18 038, With Warranty

Estimate: € 25,000 –⁠ 50,000

Sold € 32,500

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18038
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1980
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3055
Case N°: 6414564
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Warranty

The Day-Date model was introduced to the market in 1956, and in the years many examples have made their appearance on the stage. The present reference 18 038 is one of the last creations made by Rolex, manufactured in 1980 in fully 18k yellow gold preserved in exceedingly good conditions. Classified as a luxury watch and witnessed on the wrists of many powerful and influential members of the society, the Day-Date is an icon of its own in the lineage of Rolex. The dial si very uncommon to find, it is a fossilized limestone dial with white and black natural mottling and details: hardstone dials are one of the hardest materials to execute, requiring extremely precise and cautious measures. Sold with its original warranty this Day-Date is a bargain!