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

89 Rolex Remarkable and Gorgeous, Oyster, Perpetual Automatic Wristwatch in Pink Gold, With Honeycomb Dial, Retailed by Serpico y Laino, Reference 6298

Estimate: € 14,000 –⁠ 28,000

Sold € 16,900

Model: Oyster Perpetual
Reference: 6298
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1954
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 775
Case N°: 998041
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Known by collectors as the Ovettone, the reference 6298 impresses by its large case size of 36 mm further increasing its wrist presence. Launched in the early 1950s, the reference 6298 was an upgrade of reference 6028, featuring a new, COSC certified movement. Its large case allowed for a clean, legible dial that would become the basis for one of the company’s most famous models: the first Explorer. This very reference 6298 is an Oyster Perpetual Precision model available in stainless steel and, very scarcely, in gold. The lot offered here is one of these specimens in very nice conditions: the solid pink gold oyster case has been nicely preserved, still offering the view of both engravings and hallmarks. The honeycomb dial is striking for its ageless charm and is beautifully complemented by gold applied indexes that perfectly matches with the color of the case. Further preciousness is the absolutely rare signature at 12 o’clock of the Venezuelan retailer Serpico y Laino. It was a time of economic prosperity for many of these countries in the 1950s and not unsurprisingly, many beautiful watches came out of that market as a result. Holding a very special but underestimated place in Rolex’s history, the reference 6298 is a wonderful, robust and practical watch. This one is sure to delight collectors who enjoy pure, thoughtful designs.