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

248 Rolex Highly Rare and Glamorous, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, Mother-of-Pearl Diamond Index Dial, With Box and Papers, Reference 118 209

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 31,200

Lot Description

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 118 209
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Year: 2001
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3155
Case N°: P916618
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Box, Warranty, Booklets, Receipt and Tag

Ever glamorous, the Day-Date model delights with its myriad of dial, bracelet, bezel and gold-finished designs. Since its inception in 1956, it has always been one of the most surprising and diverse flagship models Rolex has ever produced. As known, apart from some extremely rare prototype models, the Day-Date has only been cased in precious metals, attesting to its glamor and prestige. Distinguished by its white-gold case, the present reference 118 209 is not just an ordinary example but one fitted with a sophisticated dark mother-of-pearl dial and diamond indexes. Together, the combination is visually arresting and gives the watch an incredible appearance. The conditions of the whole watch are incredible and the smooth, non-fluted bezel, is reminiscent of the platinum Day-Date models. Bearing a P serial dating back to 2001, the present Day-Date is complete with its full set of accessories and represents a highly desirable piece to add to a discerned collection.