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

234 Rolex Refined and Sporty, Explorer, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, With Black Gilt Dial, Reference 1016

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 18,000

Model: Explorer
Reference: 1016
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1964
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1560
Case N°: 1 052 591
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

The celebrated Explorer reference 1016 was introduced to the market in 1959, the first series featuring the non-hacking calibre 1560. One of Rolex’s most popular sports watches, the Explorer is easily recognizable by its black dial with the luminous triangle at 12, luminous Arabic numerals for the other three quarters and luminous baton numerals for the remaining hours. This example of Explorer reference 1016 features the same 36 mm sized Oyster case like the first examples that climbed the mountain and reached the top of Everest on May 29, 1953. It is offered in a very nice state of preservation, along with an Oyster riveted bracelet in nice conditions as well. Its black gilt dial has a white iconic trio of Arabic numerals at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock. The connoisseur will immediately notice the incredible well preserved nature of the dial. Not only the luminous material presents no losses and has developed a subtle, even and charismatic ivory hue, but most notably the gloss finish is incredibly well preserved. Completed by luminous steel Mercedes hands, this watch is an unmissable piece of history reminiscent of human feats.