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

136 Rolex Highly Rare and Extremely Well preserved, Oysterquartz Day-date, Automatic Wristwatch in Gold, With Double Wood Diamond-set Dial and Bezel, Diamond Bracelet, Reference 19148

Estimate: € 40,000 –⁠ 80,000

Sold € 67,600

Lot Description

Model: Oysterquartz Day-Date
Reference: 19148
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold and Diamonds
Year: 1982
Movement: Quartz
Caliber: 5055
Case N°: 7 219 458
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

At the end of the seventies in the full crisis of Swiss watchmaking, the Japanese invade the world markets with quartz watches, the Geneva Maison decides to propose a new line of watches to combat this phenomenon. The watch was first introduced in 1976 and the movement took Rolex 5 years to develop: the quartz movement was revolutionary, the precision was better than before, and the movement was the future they believed. This Day Date Oysterquartz is fitted with a very audacious and eye-catching dial Rolex has ever produced. It is a true rarity with a two type of wooden dial and applied precious stones: a total of 28 brilliant-cut diamonds are, furthermore, enhanced by 2 diamond with a baguette cut nestled between each index for the 6 and 9 hours all put on a Birch & Burl wood type surface. It is equipped with a reference 19148 in full 18k yellow gold in outstanding conditions, making understand that this wristwatch has been worn only occasionally in all its life. Furthermore, the present dial is perfectly complimented by the diamond-set bezel like as the gold Oysterquartz bracelet still showing their original finish. The design of the Rolex Oysterquartz is totally detached from the classic line and develops typical shapes for that era: totally squared case, integrated bracelet with satin and polished finishes, sapphire crystal.