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

9 Rolex From the Original Owner Family, Extremely Well Preserved, Precious and Sought After, Daytona Chronograph, Wristwatch in Steel, UAE Quraysh Hawk Dial, With Box, Warranty and Services, Reference 6265

Estimate: € 150,000 –⁠ 300,000

Sold € 234,000

Model: Daytona
Reference: 6265
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1976
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 727
Case N°: 4 128 378
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Box, Warranty, Services, Booklets and Tag

In the world of vintage watch collecting, specimens that feature special emblems made for the heads of state or important members from the Royal families are always extremely sought after and a special treat for collectors. The present Rolex Cosmograph reference 6265 is one of these highly rare watches that collectors and vintage Rolex lovers dream of. At the beginning of the 1970s, the United Arab Emirates and its seven Arab nations started a fruitful collaboration with Rolex and specially commissioned watches to the brand to be given as gifts for officials, diplomats and dignitaries. One of the rarest of these commissioned pieces is the Cosmograph Daytona “Desert Eagle”, made upon the special request for Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Emir of Dubai in the mid 1970s, such as the present watch, part of a small order of timepieces. Coveted treasures sought after by collectors around the world, these watches are absolutely rare and only a handful were fitted with this dial configuration. The model is the iconic 6265 in stainless steel, identified by the screw pushers and, unlike its brother 6263, with a steel bezel. Preserved in very nice conditions is also equipped with a steel bracelet. The original and very well-preserved dial stands out by the evenly discolored luminous accents, displaying a most charismatic ocher-colored tone and shows in polychrome relief printing the Quraysh Hawk, the UAE emblem. Moreover, the present watch is part of an exceedingly rare batch of Daytonas produced between around 1971 and 1979 for the Department of Defense whose signature is placed right below the hawk. Research shows that these watches were most likely given to helicopter pilots in the Ministry of Defense. Featuring two correct sigma signs below the dial sandwiching “T SWISS T”, it indicates the indexes to be in white gold, consistent with other examples of the model. The watch is, furthermore, offered with a gorgeous set composed of box, warranty, services, booklets and tag.