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

90 Rolex Gorgeous and Enchanting, Datejust, Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, With English-Green Lacquered Dial, Reference 1601

Estimate: € 30,000 –⁠ 60,000

Sold € 41,600

Model: Datejust
Reference: 1601
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1975
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1570
Case N°: 4011994
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

The Datejust reference 1601 was introduced in 1959 as a variant of the 1600 with a reeded bezel. The Datejust model is predominantly cased in stainless steel and gold. Among different kinds of gold metal, white metal Datejust are much rarer than their yellow-gold counterparts. This specimen is absolutely desirable for the very beautiful 18k white-gold tonneau case with screw back and crown and its fluted white-gold bezel. All is, furthermore, preserved in excellent condition with sharp finishes to the top of the lugs and a crisp hallmark to the back of them. Completely understated, this example features an incredibly beautiful English green dial with applied baton-style indexes, all impressing for their conditions. Still displaying sharp milling on the bezel, this very specimen is a rare find, 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.