Exclusive Timepieces 20 –⁠ 21 April 2024 | Monaco

Auction Details

Auction sessions:

  • Session I – Saturday, 20 April, 2:30 PM – Lots 1 to 101
  • Session II – Sunday, 21 April, 10:30 AM – Lots 102 to 178
  • Session III – Sunday, 21 April, 2:30 PM – Lots 179 to 278

Auction preview:

Hôtel Mandarin Oriental
Monday 8 April, 10 AM to 6:30 PM
Tuesday 9 April, 10 AM to 6:30 PM
Wednesday 10 April, 10 AM to 2:00 PM

Hôtel Méridien Beach Plaza
Thursday 18 April, 11 AM to 8 PM
Friday 19 April, 10:30 AM to 8 PM
Saturday 20 April, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Absentee bid closing:

Saturday, 20 April, 12:00 PM CEST

Live auction opening:

Saturday, 20 April, 2:30 PM CEST

152 Rolex Esteemed and Well-preserved Oyster Perpetual Date Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, With Tropical Black Gilt Dial, Reference 6518

Estimate: € 3,000 –⁠ 6,000

Model: Date
Reference: 6518
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1954
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1030
Case N°: 32416
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

For collectors who cherish the allure of vintage watches, the Rolex Date Reference 6518 is a rare gem that beckons with its pristine condition and fully operational prowess. Crafted in stainless steel, this exceptional piece, produced in 1954, stands as a testament to Rolex’s commitment to precision and enduring style. The heart of this watch beats with the legendary automatic high-grade movement caliber 1030, a 21-jewel marvel that ensures precision and reliability, a true hallmark of Rolex craftsmanship. The gilt black dial is turning to a very nice tropical brown color, it is adorned with dart applied indexes, exudes a timeless charm, while the distinctive red and black date display adds a touch of sophistication. Embrace the functionality of a center second, self-winding mechanism, housed within a meticulously crafted three-body case. This vintage marvel, signed with the prestigious “Oyster Perpetual, Officially Certified Chronometer” designation, is a collector’s dream. The case, with its screw-down back and crown, epitomizes water-resistant durability—a hallmark of Rolex’s commitment to precision timekeeping. Complete with an original Rolex steel bracelet, this rare find is not just a watch: it’s a timeless statement of refined taste and understated luxury.

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