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

68 Rolex Extremely Rare, Glamorous and Very Remarkable, Triple Calendar Moon Phases, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 6062

Estimate: € 200,000 –⁠ 400,000

Sold € 266,500

Model: Moon Phase Triple Calendar
Reference: 6062
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1953
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 655
Case N°: 942507
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Mr. Tortella and sons "deep-study" documentation

The reference 6062 is a timeless piece which, for over decades, has been the object of the desire of many collectors and watches lovers. Back in time, Rolex has only produced 2 models of wristwatches with the always catching moon phase complication, the 8171 and, such as the present one, the 6062. The differences between the two are rather obvious, but the main one is probably the case since the 8171 has a snap on the back while the other one a screw back making it water-resistant. Launched at the Basel Fair in 1950, reference 6062 was the first automatic wristwatch with dates and moon phases to be housed in a waterproof case made by Rolex. Cased in stainless steel, yellow or pink gold, the model was fitted with a number of dial variants. Of the 300 reference 6062 produced in yellow gold (approximate), fewer than 150 examples have ever appeared on the market, and among them have been seen many different types of indexes. Among them “Stelline”, “3–9 Explorer”, “Bao Dai” or “Spades”. The example here offered shows the very unusual and difficult to find “Pyramid” version. Fairly preserved in the course of these years, the gold case of the reference 6062 was made by Genex, in Geneva, the case department of Gay Frères. The master case maker mark for Genex is number 12 inside a key, such as the present watch. The beautiful dial is also preserved in cool condition with a principle of aging spreading all around capable of conferring a lot of charm to the whole watch. The numerals on the outer track are inky blue, while the day and date apertures are sharp and angular, demonstrating the originality of the watch. The moon phase disc was produced by Stern Frères with the blue enamel champlevé technique, also used in Patek Philippe calendar watches. This example of this trophy model, with the rare “pyramid” indexes dial is absolutely an opportunity to satiate even the most demanding of collectors and watch scholars. We are grateful to Mr. Tortella and sons for the "deep-study" documentation.