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

176 Rolex Rare and Striking, Oyster Perpetual “Zephyr”, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Black Sector Dial, Reference 1009

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Sold € 15,600

Model: Oyster Perpetual “Zephyr”
Reference: 1009
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1969
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1570
Case N°: 1 987 824
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

The origins of the first Rolex Zephyr date back to the mid-1950s, when it was introduced the reference 6582. This model presented for the first time the two typical elements that will become the distinctive features of the Zephyr range in the years to come: the sector dial and the particular graduated bezel. The decoration of the dial consists of two perpendicular lines which divide it into four areas, exactly as occurs on some specimens of the Rolex Tru-Beat. The bezel features a characteristic workmanship, later called “Astral” in a 1960 Rolex catalogue, with engraved indexes to allow for more immediate reading of the time. From circa 1959 was introduced the new generation of Zephyr, with the references 1008 (available both in 14 kt yellow gold or steel and gold) and the 1009, in full 18 kt, exactly like the present watch. This lot is the more precious version presenting the rare black dial with gilded text and, of course, sector dial. Preserved in very nice conditions, the yellow gold decorated case with screw back shows a nicely preserved linen textured and graduated bezel.