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

93 Rolex Very Fascinating and Fine, Oyster, Perpetual Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Gilt Black Dial and Corrugated Guillochè Contour, Reference 6285

Estimate: € 30,000 –⁠ 60,000

Model: Oyster Perpetual
Reference: 6285
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1955
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 645
Case N°: 93779
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Incredibly understated yet impossibly glamorous, the present watch is a sight to behold. This rarely seen model, reference 6285, most notably features an incredibly charming dial. It is indeed a demonstration of the highest craftsmanship: the outer ring has the always appreciated yellow color with corrugated guilloché contours, internally the rarest peculiarity: a particularly impressive black lacquered with gold hour markers for the hour and applied dot-minute track. This special decoration is further enhanced by the gold lettering and Dauphin hands. Its overall original condition with a sharp hallmark on the back, as well as the sharp milling on the bezel and back, delight in equal measures and strikes the eyes even of the neophytes. This model is nowadays very difficult to find and the present lot is probably one of the nicest ever produced by Rolex for its special configurations of the dial. With the typical Oyster case to prevent the water entering in the movement, this watch is equipped with a tile bracelet with very thin linen decoration and an unusual, rare and striking alternative to classic Oyster models.