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

231 Rolex Charismatic and Colorful, Day-date, Automatic Wristwatch in Gold and Diamonds, With Fossilized Limestone Dial, Reference 118338, Full-set.

Estimate: € 40,000 –⁠ 80,000

Sold € 54,600

Lot Description

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 118338
Case Material: Yellow Gold and Diamonds
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 2007
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3155
Case N°: Z506075
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box, Booklets, Warranty and Tag

The Day-Date model was introduced to the market in 1956 and in the years many examples have made their appearance on the stage. The present reference 118338 is one of the last creations made by Rolex, manufactured in 2007 in fully 18k yellow gold with diamonds applied on the lugs and preserved in exceedingly good conditions. Classified as a luxury watch and witnessed on the wrists of many powerful and influential members of the society, the Day-Date is an icon of its own in the lineage of Rolex. The dial si very uncommon to find, it is a fossilized limestone dial with white and black natural mottling and details: hardstone dials are one of the hardest materials to execute, requiring extremely precise and cautious measures. Sold with its original warranty, box, booklets and tag, this Day-Date is a bargain!