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

137 Rolex Catching and Well Preserved, Oyster Perpetual Date, Automatic Wristwatch in 14 kt Yellow Gold, Champagne Dial, Engine-turned Bezel, With Box, Reference 1512

Estimate: € 3,000 –⁠ 6,000

Sold € 4,810

Model: Oyster Perpetual Date
Reference: 1512
Case Material: 14 kt Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1972
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1570
Case N°: 3 101 989
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Box

The wristwatch here offered is a Rolex Oyster Perpetual reference 1512, an example from the family of OP with Date. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date made its debut in the mid-1950s, sported a slightly smaller 34 mm case size of the brother Datejust 36 mm. While the men’s Rolex Date was the same size as the men’s Air-King at that time, it provided the added functionality of the date window. So if you’re confused as to what the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date model is, think of it as the middle ground between the Air-King and the Datejust. The three-body case with engine-turned bezel, screwed down case back and crown, concave lugs of the present lot is in full 14 kt yellow gold and is impressive for all-original condition and quality of conservation. The dial has a champagne background with cross black lines that split it in four parts, the outer minutes scale is pointed every 5 minutes by the luminous materials and at 3 o’clock it is completed by the date wheel.