Exclusive Timepieces 21 –⁠ 22 October 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.

Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281

100 Rolex Very Rare and Attractive, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Baguette Hour Markers Black Lacquered Dial, Reference 18 038

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 32,500

Lot Description

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18 038
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1978
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3055
Case N°: 5755380
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Box, Booklets, Notebook, Cloth and Tag

Regarding the Day-Date model, an important innovation coincides with the year 1977: a sapphire crystal and a new 3055 movement with a quick snap of the date display accompany the introduction of the new 5-digit references. Of course, as for the previous specimens, the last number indicates the material of the case, following a precise criterion that associates a number with each metal. The example here offered an extremely well preserved and really sought after 18 038. Its yellow-gold case fitted with a fluted bezel is in very nice conditions with sharp edges and deep hallmarks. It also features an extremely rare dial configuration: black lacquered surface in great conditions, it presents baguette-cut diamond indexes, a very unusual and sought after lay out that rarely appears on the market and manufactured in low quantity numbers. The text are in gold exactly like the minute track, all recalling the yellow-gold case and baton hands. Precious and offered with original box, booklets, tag and napkin, the present specimen is an elegant collector’s watch suitable for casual or formal wear.