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

184 Rolex Special and Refined, Day-date, Automatic Wristwatch, in Gold, Bloodstone Jasper Dial, Reference 18 038, With Warranty, Wallet and Calendar

Estimate: € 40,000 –⁠ 80,000

Sold € 75,400

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18038
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1978
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3055
Case N°: 5588078
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Papers, Wallet and Calendar

A very attractive and unusual combination of rich green jasper dial and yellow gold. Rolex is arguably the most famous brand in the world when it comes to distinctive timepieces. Among its most appreciated models, the day date is the very essence of a luxurious timekeeping, provided with a day and date function. It was launched in 1956 as a niche model and was only produced in precious metals. The lot here offered is a notable specimen of reference 18 038 with an 18k yellow-gold case and bezel, as well as its original, solid gold presidential bracelet. Since the caliber is the 3055, it has the quick-set date functions that make it highly practical and comfortable. The captivating green jasper dial with red spots (inclusions of hematite), in the green heliotrope. It is referred to as a bloodstone was produced in a small number by Rolex. Over the years Rolex has and continues to experiment with many different dial designs with a variety of hard stones. Due to their fragile nature, many of these dials break during production which increases the manufacturing cost, so these watches are highly sought after by collectors.