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

105 Rolex Charismatic and Attractive, Day-date, Automatic Wristwatch in White-gold, With Linen-textured Case, Reference 18039

Estimate: € 7,000 –⁠ 14,000

Sold € 19,500

Lot Description

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18039
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1980
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3055
Case N°: 6 212 042
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Rolex is known in the world of vintage watch collecting for being one of the brands that most dared with intriguing designs. 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. In 1977, Rolex introduced a new movement for the Day-Date generation, caliber 3055. It is the first Rolex movement to have a quick-set function, making it very easy to correct the date. The present lot is a very pleasant example of Day-Date reference 18039, immediately recognizable for its special textured case. Preserved in great condition, the white-gold case is still nice with sharp gold marks and hallmarks under the lugs and overflows onto the argentè dial with English calendar and is resumed by the hands that shine on the surface.