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

2 Rolex Fine and Valuable, Sea-Dweller, Automatic Wristwatch, in Steel and Gold, with Date, Reference 126 603, with Box, Papers, Booklets and Tag

Estimate: € 14,000 –⁠ 28,000

Sold € 18,200

Lot Description

Model: Sea-Dweller
Reference: 126603
Case Material: Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold
Year: 2020
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3235
Case N°: 9821D145
Dimensions: 43 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box, Papers, Booklets and Tag

Rolex has always had water as a favorite element for new and increasingly efficient watch tools since, in 1927, it put the first completely waterproof watch on the wrist of the British swimmer Mercedes Gleitze. From that moment on, the capacity of immersion of Rolex timepieces increased more and more and in 1967 was created the first Sea-Dweller. Since that moment the Sea-Dweller became the favorite within the collection community, with Rolex which always tried to improve and perfect this model. The reference 126 603 was released as a continuation of the two-color Sea Dweller line released in 2019 at Baselworld and presented to the public with its incredible ability to reach up to 4000 feet (1220 m). Featuring a refreshing dial layout with the writing in yellow, a slightly upgraded in-house movement and a significantly chunkier aesthetic 43 mm, the three-body case with screw down case back and crown, graduated unidirectional revolving black ceramic bezel for the decompression times is in unworn conditions. The black dial has luminous round, triangular and baton yellow-gold indexes, outer minutes/seconds divisions and apertures for the date in perfect state of preservation. The watch is also provided with its original box, warranty, tag and invoices.