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.

128 Rolex A very attractive and well preserved Rolex reference 9068 in 18k yellow gold with integrated bracelet

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 15,000

Sold € 11,700

Model: Rolex Other Collection
Material: Yellow gold
Reference N°: 9068
Year: 1956
Case N°: 158760
Caliber: 1211
Bracelet: Integrated yellow gold
Dimensions: 36

It is true that the simplicity of the design and the mere production of watches that were not also useful to everyday life wasn’t (and is still not today) properly part of the Rolex philosophy, but this doesn’t mean that the brand founded by Hans Wilsdorf hasn’t decided to try to create perfect timepieces even for gala occasions without actually succeeding. This reference 9068 is the real demonstration of this idea and due to the characteristics it possesses can be considered an almost unique object of its kind. It was indeed very difficult to find pieces produced by Rolex which had an integrated bracelet, moreover, with a particular and very worked pattern. That’s why the integrated mesh bracelet which equips the present lot provides further sophistication to an already very elegant dress watch. The conditions are great, the case has never been polished and the perfectly crisp dial with a little patina present very fashionable and superb dagger shaped indexes. It is difficult to understand how undervalued these rarities are in today’s and in past days market, and how much pleasure and exclusivity they can provide to a forward-looking collector, but everything comes clearer when you wear it on your wrist.