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

26 Rolex Highly Rare and Extremely Well preserved, Oysterquartz Day-Date, Wristwatch in White Gold, Blue Diamond Set Dial, Reference 19 019

Estimate: € 20,000 –⁠ 40,000

Model: Oysterquartz Day-Date
Reference: 19019
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Year: 1984
Movement: Quartz
Caliber: 5055
Case N°: 8511459
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

While Rolex is known for its mechanical timepieces, but throughout the 1970s and 1980s, channeled its resources in creating their very own in-house quartz movements, one of them being the caliber 5055. Known as the “OysterQuartz”, this caliber functioned similarly and accurately as any automatic Day-Date movement. This caliber was equipped on some reference and among them we find the present Day-Date Oysterquartz 19 019. This Day Date Oysterquartz is fitted with a very audacious and eye-catching dial Rolex has ever produced. It is a blue dial with applied precious stones: a total of 2 diamond baguette is, furthermore, enhanced by 8 diamond with brilliant-cut nestled between each index for the hours. It is equipped with a case in full 18k white gold in outstanding conditions like the integrated bracelet, making you understand that this wristwatch has been worn only occasionally in all its life. During that period the Oysterquartz model did not find an audience that appreciated it and the quantities that Rolex produced were few. Moreover the white gold is very rare to find, usually the common one is the yellow gold.