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

175 Rolex Charismatic and Valuable, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Marble Pyramid Roman Dial, With Box, Booklets and Service, Reference 18 038

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 14,300

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18 038
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1979
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3055
Case N°: 6075049
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Box, Booklets, Service and Tag

In 1977, Rolex introduced a new movement for the Day-Date generation, caliber 3055. It is the first Rolex movement to have a quick-set function, making it very easy to correct the weekday and date. Rolex has always loved experimenting and daring in its productions using the most particular design to make absolutely unique dials. These creations are now at the center of a whirling interest from collectors and anyone looking for something rare and unusual. In some cases it is not necessary to be an expert to be able to appreciate certain details on a dial, and this is even easier when the whole dial is special like the present lot with its pyramidal pattern. Manufactured in precious marble, this pyramid-shape effect was available also in coral and onyx and all of them have been manufactured in a very limited quantity. Moreover, this watch impresses by its excellent overall condition, with sharp gold marks and hallmarks under the lugs, and elegant creamy pyramid dial with Roman indexes.