Exclusive Timepieces, Sessions I, II, III 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

103 Rolex Extremely Well Preserved and Very Rare, Triple Calendar, Moon Phases, Automatic Wristwatch in Pink-gold, With the Best 3–9 Explorer Unmolested Dial in existence, Reference 6062

Estimate: € 1,400,000 –⁠ 2,800,000

Sold € 2,106,000

Lot Description

Model: Moon Phase Triple Calendar
Reference: 6062
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Pink Gold
Year: 1953
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 9 3/4’
Case N°: 788652
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

We are here in the presence of one of the most appreciated, sought after and wanted watches ever produced by Rolex of all the time. And when we say “of all the time” we really mean it since the reference 6062 is a timeless piece which, for over decades, has been the object of the desire of many collectors and watches lovers. Rolex has only produced 2 models of wristwatches with the always catching moon phase complication, the 8171 and, such as the present one, the 6062. The differences between the two are rather obvious, but the main one is probably the case since the 8171 has a snap on the back while the other one a screw back making it water-resistant. Launched at the Basel Fair in 1950 and in production for only a few short years, this reference was only available in steel, yellow gold or pink gold, the latter case metal being by far the rarest of the three. The watch here offered is one of the rarest versions you could ask for since its case is in 18k pink gold, like the bracelet, both in great overall conditions. The lugs are thick and full, and there is a definite step between the lugs and the case, which is only seen on the best-preserved models. The dial is harmoniously beautiful featuring a full calendar paired with the indication of the phases of the moon. On the outer perimeter, indicated by an arrow, we find the dates of the triple calendar pictured in a blue that recalls the blue of the moon phases position at 6, in still bright, clear and untouched conditions while the indexes and the dauphine hands in pink gold shines brightly under the blows of light. Vintage but at the same time so contemporary, the 6062 is part of that short list of watches that a true collector who wants to define such a way must absolutely possess.