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

244 Rolex Absolutely Outstanding, Precious and Glamorous, Day-Date Octopussy, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Green Stella Dial, Diamond Set Dial, Bezel and Bracelet, Reference 1804

Estimate: € 125,000 –⁠ 250,000

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 1804
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1977
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1556
Case N°: 5250649
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Rolex’s Day-Date wristwatch is an iconic model both for its classic masculine case, and early innovative automatic movement. It represents Rolex’s top-of-the-line watch: displaying the day of the week below 12 o’clock and the date at 3 o’clock, the Day-Date became known as the President because the watch was worn by numerous American presidents. Launched in 1956, the Day-Date is among the most universally known and beloved luxury watches, having a level of style, elegance, and desirability that few other watches will ever see. The attractive and rare 1804 here offered is extremely precious due to many different features. Clearly, the highlight of this watch is the embellished President bracelet with round brilliant diamonds on the outer links, accented with baguette diamonds on the center links. The cylindrically set diamonds prominently rise high above the links and resemble the look of the suction cups on an octopus’s tentacles, affectionately called “Octopussy” by the collector community. Second preciousness is the diamond bezel that surrounds the yellow-gold case nicely preserved. Last but not least, the watch is equipped with one of the most intriguing Stella variants ever: the green one. Masterfully crafted and preserved in perfect condition is fitted with applied diamonds hour markers and original golden baton hands. Surely an extremely appealing version, the present lot also strikes for the quality of its case. This 1804 is a stunning example of Rolex’s most prestigious version of the Day-Date, and maybe the most desirable one, making it a true trophy timepiece for the discerning collector.