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

56 Rolex Rare and Desirable, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Platinum, With Onyx Dial, Reference 18 026

Estimate: € 20,000 –⁠ 40,000

Sold € 169,000

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18 026
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1987
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3055
Case N°: R282840
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

Created in multiple variants, the Day-Date exemplifies the creativity of the firm and showcases their aim to follow the evolving tastes of their customers as well as the requirements of some of their most demanding clients. Rolex excels in using hard stone and unusual materials. The manufacture has elevated its dress watches with materials such as rubellite, blood stone, coral, and a number of different fossil-bearing stones, providing an unusual design twist to classic models. A solid platinum reference 18 026 Day-Date, the present example is a typical child of the 1980s and remains timeless thanks to its gorgeous case proportions and smooth design. Presenting the iconic and sought after black onyx dial, it can be considered an important collector’s watch, great conversation piece, sound of heaven for one’s savings and, most importantly, a great daily wearer.