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

180 Rolex Rare and Tasteful, Oyster Perpetual Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With SNAS Logo Dial, Reference 1500

Estimate: € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 6,500

Lot Description

Model: Oyster Perpetual Date
Reference: 1500
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1964
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1560
Case N°: 975 852
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Date, Superlative Chronometer Official Certified, the present watch is a spectacular example of reference 1500. The word Oyster was first used by Rolex in 1926 when they created the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch and, moreover, the word Perpetual was fundamental because it put the brand with the crown on the map, as it was the first watch with an automatic movement. The Rolex Date Reference 1500 was introduced in the early 1960s and its 34 mm case diameter makes it fit naturally on most wrists with real comfort. The Rolex Date is a must-have in any collection, even more so when the dial features a special personalization, like the present lot. At 6 o’clock there is the logo SNAS (SAUDI NATIONAL AVIATION SERVICES), one of the seven Saudi-based air companies, focused on cargo flights.