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

58 Rolex Elegant and Catching, Concealed Dial Lady’s Bracelet Wristwatch, in Pink Gold, Retailed by W. Rösch, Reference 4322

Estimate: € 7,000 –⁠ 14,000

Sold € 13,000

Model: Bracelet Watch
Reference: 4322
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Pink Gold
Year: 1944
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 275 182
Dimensions: 21 mm. Total Lenght 15 cm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Box

As a creative designer and a pioneer in horology, most of the watches produced by Rolex over the years have always been amazed by its ability to totally break the mold with the aesthetic standards of the period in which they were designed. The here offered bracelet watch for the lady is a bald and fine creation made in pink gold and elegantly preserved. Not properly part of the Rolex philosophy, this doesn’t mean that the brand founded by Hans Wilsdorf hasn’t decided to try to create perfect timepieces even for gala occasions without actually succeeding. This reference 4322 is the real demonstration of this idea and due to the characteristics it possesses can be considered an almost unique object of its kind. It was indeed very difficult to find pieces produced by Rolex which had this shape and design, moreover, with a particular and very worked pattern. The present rectangular case with concealed dial reflects the creativity of Rolex, under which is located a delicate rectangular dial with dot and baton pink gold indexes, hidden when the mask is closed, and allows the piece to be worn as both a functional watch and a piece of jewelry. Moreover it comes with articulated dome-shaped links, the last one acting as a clasp. Under the Rolex signature, the dial is embellished by the famous and rare Swiss Rolex retailer “W.ROSCH”. The company Rösch in Bern was a Rolex retailer until the end of the ’80s. Preserved in excellent condition, this timepiece must have been worn sparingly throughout its lifetime as it hardly displays any wear.