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
21 Rolex Absolutely Magnificent and Precious, Daytona, Automatic Chronograph in White Gold, Baguette Diamond-Set Bezel, Diamond Mother-of-Pearl Dial, With Warranty, Reference 116589BR
Estimate: € 100,000 – 200,000
Sold € 104,000
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: V197099
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Warranty, Booklets and Tags
Rolex has recently been known to employ the use of bold materials for their watches of special importance. Going back to the years, speaking about Daytonas, only references 6269 and 6270 were embellished with precious stones. Yet, with the introduction of the automatic Daytona, the manufacture gradually incorporated elaborate Daytona designs to their line of production, due to changing tastes in the market. Anyway, Cosmograph Daytonas set with precious stones are among the rarest and most desirable watches crafted by Rolex. Fitted with a baguette diamond-set bezel, the present watch combines Rolex’s gift in gem setting and creating beautiful movements. The 40 mm case of this 116 589 manufactured in white gold is extremely well preserved and is equipped with a very precious baguette diamond-set bezel that matches perfectly the diamond-set indexes of the dial, representation of the rigorous standards in quality Rolex is particularly skilled in. These well-known designs set with diamonds served an elite clientele and aimed to offer them designs which were classic yet elegant. As much as they may appear as anachronisms, these masterpieces must be regarded as a superb symbiosis of two worlds, sport and elegance. Bringing together the brilliance of diamonds with the luminescence of mother-of-pearl dial, its original Rolex warranty confirming the case and its tag, the present chronograph wristwatch has a very charming and athletic appeal, being the perfect piece to add to a special collection.