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

63 Rolex Exceptional and Special, Datejust, Automatic Wristwatch in Stainless Steel, With Black Dial, Reference 1601, Original Warranty Signed by Verga

Estimate: € 4,000 –⁠ 8,000

Sold € 4,810

Model: Datejust
Reference: 1601
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1960
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1570
Case N°: 632121
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Orologeria Verga Warranty

The Rolex Datejust is certainly one of the greatest watch designs of all time: it is an extremely versatile watch that can be worn on a metal bracelet for a more debonair look or on a leather strap for a pinch of formality. The legacy of Rolex’s Datejust reaches back to the early 1930s when the brand released their first automatic movement wristwatch with waterproof case and the designation “Oyster Perpetual”. Over the next decade the model became a best-seller, and in 1945 for the brand’s 40th anniversary, Rolex introduced the game changing “Datejust” reference 4467 featuring an all-new movement with date aperture at the 3 o’clock position. The Datejust reference 1601 was introduced in 1959 as a variant of the 1600 with a reeded bezel. This specimen is absolutely desirable for the very beautiful stainless steel tonneau case with screw back and crown and fluted white-gold bezel. Moreover, it also bears a jubilee bracelet and Rolex deployant clasp. The dial, with highly attractive black and applied baton-style indexes impress for its conditions. The watch also comes with its original warranty by the Italian retailer Verga.