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

181 Rolex Rare and Extremely Well Preserved, Day-Date Oysterquartz, Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Wood Dial, With Box, Booklets and Tag, Reference 19 018

Estimate: € 12,000 –⁠ 24,000

Sold € 15,600

Model: Day-Date Oysterquartz
Reference: 19 018
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1981
Movement: Quartz
Caliber: 5055
Case N°: 6 566 354
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Box, Booklets and Tag

Rolex is renown for its mechanical timepieces, but throughout the 1970s and 1980s, channeled its resources in creating their very own in-house quartz movements, one of them being the calibre 5055. Known as the “OysterQuartz”, this calibre functioned similarly and accurately as any automatic Day-Date movement. This caliber was equipped on some reference and among them we find the present Day-Date Oysterquartz 19 018. This particular reference is one of the few examples of a quartz Rolex and is a valuable and outstanding example. The 18k yellow-gold case is in remarkable conditions, still presenting a very nice satin finish. The dial offers the always eye-catching wood surface with brown color and baton indexes with English window for the day of the week. Accompanied by its original box and booklets, the present example is an extremely extravagant, rare and testament to one of the most intriguing periods of horology.