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

242 Rolex Iconic and Sought-After, Datejust, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Black Glossy Dial, With Warranty and Bulletin de Marche, Reference 1603

Estimate: € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 9,750

Model: Datejust
Reference: 1603
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1964
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1565
Case N°: 1 056 780
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Box, Warranty and Bulletin de Marche

The Datejust is one of the best known pieces in Rolex’s repertoire. Introduced in the 1940’s, it was first exclusively produced in yellow gold but given its success Rolex soon started experimenting with different material variations. For decades and nowadays, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust has always been the modern archetype of the classic men’s wristwatch. The present example of Rolex Datejust is a reference 1603, it has been cased in stainless steel and is completed by jubilee bracelet. The tonneau-shaped water-resistant case is a delight with its fluted bezel, screw down crown and back and has been preserved in original condition. The beautiful black lacquer dial is still incredibly glossy in its finish and has a magnified date aperture, center seconds and applied baton numerals. The watch is still presenting the original warranty, bulletin de marche, box and powered by automatic caliber. All these features enhance the desirability and collectibility of the watch, as complete examples are very rare to come by.