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

170 Rolex Catching and Extremely Rare, Ovettone, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Black Gilt Dial, Reference 6105

Estimate: € 25,000 –⁠ 50,000

Sold € 33,800

Model: Ovettone
Reference: 6105
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1952
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: A.296
Case N°: 910 905
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

Rolex launched the Datejust in 1945 and is one of the most iconic watches ever produced by the Rolex brand. The reason why it has been called Datejust is pretty logical since this model has the capability to show “just” the date at the stroke of midnight. The present example is a distinguished specimen of Datejust reference 6105, the larger case embodiment of the Bubble Back model in production between 1951 and 1953. Its two-body case with screw down back is in full yellow gold and preserved in astonishing conditions considering its age. Supplied with a yellow-gold jubilee bracelet, it is also equipped with one of the most rare and sought after dials ever produced by Rolex: an intact black gilt surface with applied yellow gold faceted dart indexes that confer to the whole watch an even more sophisticated taste. Kept in a private collection for many years it represents an almost unique opportunity to purchase one of the rarest vintage Datejust ever produced. A similar watch has been sold at Phillips’s “The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI” Geneva Auction 5–6 November 2022 for CHF 189,000.