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

88 Rolex Incredibly Rare and Luxurious, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, With Sapphires-Set Dial and Precious Green Khanjar Logo, Reference 1803

Estimate: € 60,000 –⁠ 120,000

Sold € 78,000

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 1803
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Year: 1974
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1556
Case N°: 3676528
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Literature: This specific watch is published in David Silver Book “Vintage Rolex— The Largest Collection in the World” at page 227

Patented in 1955 and released only a year later, the Rolex Day-Date presented itself as a watch of undoubted charm but often also very undervalued given its complication that could indicate the day of the week and the date. If the use of only precious materials wasn’t enough, in order to make this specimen even more precious, some of them were embellished with hard or precious stones. The example here offered is surely one of the coolest and rarest 1803 in white gold to ever appear at auction in recent years for multiple reasons. First of all, the very nice conditions of the 36 mm case with the president bracelet with clear hallmarks. Secondly, the dial that has been enriched with a baguette and brilliant-cut sapphires for the indexes. Last but not least, rather more important, the present timepiece that dates back to the early seventies, has been made upon special order for the Sultanate of Oman. At 6 o’clock the dial reveals the unmistakable national Omani emblem representing the Khanjar dagger inside its sheath placed upon two crossed swords, which in this case is printed in green. This very watch will appeal to collectors searching for timepieces set apart from their contemporaries. Furthermore, this specific watch is published in David Silver Book “Vintage Rolex— The Largest Collection in the World” at page 227.