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

187 Rolex Fascinating and Fine, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Pavè Dial, Diamond-set Bezel, Lugs and Bracelet, Reference 18 138

Estimate: € 50,000 –⁠ 100,000

Sold € 57,200

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18138
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1985
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3055
Case N°: 9222751
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Patented in 1955 and distributed a year later, the Day-Date presented itself as a beautiful and elegant watch. This model was also used for the staging of real special dials, with the most varied hard stones but this wasn’t enough because in the most modern models like the present reference 18 138 the Rolex masters used some dials to create mosaics composed of precious stones. The lot offered here is one of the very few examples known with this special dial made up of a set of round-cut diamonds and small holes in the gold dial. Moreover, this example is even more special and rare since it offers a diamond set bezel, lugs and a president bracelet with inner links with diamonds as well. The three-body case with brushed, screwed — down back and crown, sapphire crystal with cyclops lens is in great conditions and quality. The movement is the automatic caliber 3055.