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

74 Rolex Rare and Highly Special, Cellini Queen Midas, Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Pavè Diamond Dial, Baguette Diamond-Set Bezel, With Box, Reference 4660

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 28,600

Model: Cellini Queen Midas
Reference: 4660
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1981
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 1601
Case N°: 6 941 215
Dimensions: 25 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Box

With the idea of providing a classic alternative to the sporty Oyster family, Rolex decided to launch a totally new collection: the Cellini. A number of different Cellini models throughout the course of Rolex’s history were produced and the name used took inspiration from one of the most important Italian artists, the goldsmith and sculptor, Benvenuto Cellini. He was active during the Renaissance and was one of the most important artists of his time. The inspiration for this model line came from traditional watchmaking practices, along with aspects of modern technology and aesthetics. Some of the most renown exponent of this family are King Midas or the Quartz but have also been produced a feminine version of the Cellini, known as Queen Midas with a special shape and decoration, such as the reference 4660 here offered. It has been indeed manufactured in fully yellow gold and equipped with a Rolex bracelet. The bezel is a lavish creation with an octagonal shape embellished with 24 baguette-cut diamonds. The dial s further enhanced with pavé-set diamonds that recalls the bezel, while yellow-gold slim hands and Rolex-Geneva plaques, one at 12 o’clock and the other one at 6 complete the composition. Moreover, the watch comes with Krater Greek vase shape box, now absolutely iconic and a must-have for a Midas owner.