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
103 Rolex Fine and Attractive, Datejust, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel and Yellow Gold, With “UAE” Armed Force Logo, Reference 16 013
Estimate: € 4,000 – 8,000
Sold € 9,750
Reference: 16 013
Case Material: Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold
Case N°: 7 116 330
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Rolex’s Datejust model was released in 1945 in celebration of the brand’s 40th anniversary. It was the first self-winding wristwatch with date window and represented a turning point in Rolex history, bringing together all the features that its founder Hans Wilsdorf held dear. It was engineered as a resistant, automatic, and precise timepiece and sometimes featured very special dials created for prestigious clients such as governments or prominent royals. The present lot’s dial has a special logo: the “UAE Armed Forces” Hawk. Rolex watches have long been favored by sheiks, army officials and Middle Eastern rulers. The present reference 16 013 is one of these examples, with a striking dial and superb overall condition of both the case and the Jubilee bracelet, making this special Datejust a gem for any collector.