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

180 Rolex Very Rare, Colorful and Elegant, Set of Three Indian Decorated Rolex Boxes

Estimate: € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 5,200

Model: 3 Indian Boxes
Case Material: Fabric, Velvet and Wood
Year: 1940s
Dimensions: 5.5 × 10.5 × 2 cm, 9.5 × 10.5 × 2 cm, 6 × 16.5 × 2 cm

Rolex produced some of the most interesting and striking box designs in synchrony with its innovative timepieces. Rolex commissioned presentation boxes that were intricate with high quality standards and manufactured in Switzerland. Most of the boxes, especially from the 1950s and 1960s, are beautiful and have become quite rare. Their styles varied greatly through the decades, but they were always in step with design and fashion trends during the periods in which they were used. A period correct box has the potential to add significant value to a loose watch and it is not surprising that Rolex boxes have become highly prized and collectable in the Rolex watch community. Sometimes the boxes themselves are more valuable than some watches and that is the case of the 3 boxes here offered. With an extremely unusual Indian-style decoration, the three rectangular shape boxes are very well preserved and colorful, still presenting the gilt signature Rolex intact on the velvet lining.