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
270 Rolex Extremely Rare and Very Important, Day-Date “Scheherazade”, Automatic Wristwatch in Platinum and Diamonds, With Arabic Calendar and Applied Bronze Arabic Numerals Dial, published in the Iconic Book “My Time”
Estimate: € 150,000 – 300,000
Sold € 260,000
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Platinum
Case N°: 1908023
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Literature: This specific watch is published in Sandro Fratini’s Book “My Time” at page 396
Introduced to the market at the Basel Fair in 1956, the Day-Date has been one of Rolex’s flagship models and enjoys continuous popularity. Symbol of luxury and prestige, the model was particularly appreciated by Middle Eastern clientele, resulting in watches featuring the emblem of the relevant state, often presented by the rulers as gifts or token of esteem. Among the references that have been supplied with such details and characteristics, surely the 1804 is one of those thanks to its opulence. The reference 1804 was manufactured in yellow, white and pink gold, in platinum and is distinguished by a diamond-set bezel instead of the traditional fluted one. The present lot, manufactured in 1968, features a platinum case with a bezel adorned with 46 diamonds and a heavy platinum president bracelet. The extraordinary Arabic dial showcases gold relief, applied Arabic script numerals and full Arabic calendar, which further renders this timepiece as one of the most desirable objects in the world of collectable Rolex. The presence of the Arabic calendar disc and numerals would have given this watch an exotic vibe in the 1960s but nowadays confers to the whole watch an aura of prestige and rarity with very few equals. Exceptional and highly unusual, the present watch is an outstanding Day Date which would crown any important Rolex collection. As if the rarity of this watch wasn’t enough, this very specimen is published in Sandro Fratini’s Book “My Time” at page 396.