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.

53 Rolex A special and refined Rolex Day-Date reference 18346 in platinum with diamond set dial and bezel with original papers

Estimate: € 20,000 –⁠ 40,000

Sold € 26,000

Lot Description

Model: Day Date
Material: platinium
Reference N°: 18346
Year: 1992
Case N°: N181461
Caliber: 3155
Movement N°: 5836156
Bracelet: platinium
Dimensions: 36 mm
Accessories: papers

Patented in 1955 and released only a year later, the Rolex Day-Date presented itself as a watch of undoubted charm but often also very undervalued given its complication that could indicate the day of the week and the date. Furthermore it is the only Rolex model that has ever been made solely with noble materials, such as platinum and yellow, pink or white gold even though a handful of prototypes made of steel and, consequently, of exceptional values ​​have been found in recent years. The watch offered here is a special specimen of the reference 18346 in platinum with a special bezel with diamonds and a silver dial also with diamonds indexes with brilliant and baguette cut and the special rectangular window showing the day at twelve o’clock and the date shown at three o’clock. The 18346 is already part of the Day-Date family with “double quick-sets” that allows you to adjust the date and day faster and more quickly. The waterproof case, thinned after the first much thicker models, is equipped with a beautiful platinum bracelet with the classic “president” texture, name derived from the special Datejust bracelet that was donated to President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The watch is also offered with the original Rolex papers confirming the sale on June 13th, 1992.