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
243 Rolex Precious, Very Rare and Colorful, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Full Diamond and Rubies set Dial and Bezel, With Diamond Bracelet and Rolex Sticker, Reference 18 378
Estimate: € 40,000 – 80,000
Sold € 81,900
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Case N°: W573710
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
The reference 18 378 made by Rolex is one of very few equipped with the more precious and unusual diamond bezel with ruby instead of the classic fluted or smooth one. The present lot is a specimen of this reference and has been produced in 18k yellow gold with a three-body solid tonneau case extremely well preserved and fresh with clear and deep hallmarks, also denoted by the Rolex sticker still present on the case back, deducing a truly occasional use. Further and maybe most important peculiarity is the dial: with a full-pave diamond layout, the signature “Rolex” and “Day-Date” are engraved on two plaques while the usual indexes are substituted with the more precious rubies one. Recalling the ones present on the bezel, the eight brilliant-cut and the two baguette-cut rubies are of incredible presence and beauty. In order of not missing anything, the watch is also equipped with a jubilee bracelet where the inner part is also full paved. Eye rubbing, the watch offered here is probably one of the most opulent demonstrations ever experienced by Rolex and certainly one of the rarest.