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
51 Rolex Charismatic and Colorful, Datejust, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Bloodstone Jasper Dial, Reference 69 178
Estimate: € 10,000 – 20,000
Sold € 13,000
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Case N°: S954208
Dimensions: 26 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
A very attractive and unusual combination of rich green jasper dial and yellow gold. This watch boasts history, comfort, and function, having adorned the wrists of some seriously powerful and influential women. The present watch is a rare example of a Datejust reference 69 178, with a very captivating green jasper dial with red spots (inclusions of hematite), in the green heliotrope. It is referred to as a bloodstone and was produced in a small number by Rolex. Over the years Rolex has and continues to experiment with many different dial designs with a variety of hard stones. Due to their fragile nature, many of these dials break during production which increases the manufacturing cost, so these watches are highly sought after by collectors. It is offered in outstanding condition with original yellow-gold oyster bracelet. This particular ladies Rolex boasts a striking stone dial, which complements the yellow finish exceptionally well.