Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 –⁠ 18 July 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A Selection of Pure Vintage/Contemporary Timepieces and Rare Jewels. Our first auction with Davide Parmegiani.

Session 1 starting at 3 p.m.
Session 2 starting at 6 p.m.

118 Rolex An exceptional and special Rolex Datejust reference 16018 in yellow gold with diamond-set, particular dial and engraved Chevrolet logo on the case back for Chevrolet 75th Anniversa

Estimate: € 7,500 –⁠ 12,500

Sold € 9,750

Lot Description

Model: Datejust
Material: yellow gold
Reference N°: 16018
Year: 1986
Case N°: 9498712
Caliber: 3035
Movement N°: 1671145
Bracelet: yellow gold
Dimensions: 36 mm

For the importance, the position reached, and for its predisposition to produce special models, it was common practice to rely on Rolex the commission of celebratory pieces for important events or anniversaries. It is therefore not surprising that even the American automobile giant Chevrolet decided, in 1986, to contact the brand with the crown to make some special specimens for its 75th anniversary and destined to few employees who achieved excellent sales results. The Chevrolet Motor Company was founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1911 by the Swiss car driver and engineer Louis Chevrolet along with other partners and within eight years managed to expand to factories throughout the United States and even Canada. To celebrate the 75th anniversary Chevrolet opted for a Datejust reference 16018 with an exquisitely engraved dial with a motif made with the Chevrolet logo as the lot offered here to you. The peculiarity of this object lies in the fact that, despite that Rolex had already dedicated itself to the creation of personalized models, it had never gone so far as it did in this case. The writing is limited to the minimum with the simple Rolex and Datejust to camp on the dial and, to embellish everything, the diamond indexes stand out with a clear reference to the “diamond wedding” that are celebrated when a couple reaches 75 years. Equipped with a beautiful yellow-gold jubilee bracelet with signed folding clasp in excellent condition like the rest of the watch, this lot represents a unique opportunity for collectors and lovers of special models.