Exclusive Timepieces 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

147 Rolex Catching and Charming, Oyster, Perpetual Date Officially Certified Chronometer Wristwatch in Gold, With Champagne Dial, Reference 1503, With Warranty

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Sold € 11,700

Lot Description

Model: Oyster Perpetual Date
Reference: 1503
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1980
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1570
Case N°: 6275775
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Warranty and Booklet

The wristwatch here offered is a Rolex Oyster Perpetual reference 1503, an example from the family of OP with Date. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date made its debut in the mid-1950s, sported a slightly smaller 34 mm case size of the brother Datejust 36 mm. While the men’s Rolex Date was the same size as the men’s Air-King at that time, it provided the added functionality of the date window. So if you’re confused as to what the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date model is, think of it as the middle ground between the Air-King and the Datejust. The two-body case with inclined bezel, screwed down case back and crown, concave lugs of the present lot is in full 18k yellow gold and is impressive for all-original condition and quality of conservation. It is also provided with a very nice yellow-gold jubilee bracelet with Rolex claps marked D’A, the famous South American Rolex producer of bracelets at that time d’Agosto. The dial has a champagne background with applied yellow-gold baton indexes, externally, the outer minutes scale and at 3 o’clock the date wheel. The watch is completed by its original warranty and booklet.