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
47 Rolex Limited Edition to 33 Pieces and Very Attractive, Deep Sea “D-Blue”, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Made for the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, With Degradé Blue Dial, Reference 126660D, Full-Set
Estimate: € 50,000 – 100,000
Sold € 67,600
Model: Deepsea D-Blue
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: UX011611
Dimensions: 44 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box, Papers and Certificate
The Rolex Deepsea D-Blue reference 126 660 took inspiration from the very first Sea-Dweller introduced in 1967 in collaboration with COMEX. The here offered Deepsea features a ceramic bezel, the new Ringlock System and a larger and thicker 44 mm case making it the largest Rolex ever appeared on the market for sale. Nicknamed “James Cameron”, it was a tribute to his historic solo dive to explore and document the deepest part of the ocean where no human has ever conquered in 2012. The main difference between this model and the regular Deepsea Sea-Dweller is the blue dial that goes from brilliant blue to bottomless black. Its two-color gradient dial celebrates Cameron’s journey to the deepest place on earth: the bottom of the Mariana Trench (10 908 meters underwater): it represents the ocean, as you get deeper the water gets darker. Offered in remarkable conditions, this specimen is accompanied by the original guarantee, fitted presentation box and booklets. This very watch is even more precious since it is part of a limited edition of only 33 pieces made for the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, as testified by the engravings on the back and by the certificate confirming this very watch number 19 of the series. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is a global non-profit organization committed to progressing Planetary Health for present and future generations. Founded by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2006, the Foundation exists to promote a new relationship with nature and the innovations that can impact this change. The Foundation aims to bring humanity together to empower impactful solutions for our planet’s biodiversity, climate, ocean and water resources. It works in three main geographical areas: the Mediterranean Basin, the Polar Regions and the Least developed countries.