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

232 Rolex Sought After and Luxurious, Day-date, Automatic Wristwatch in Pink-gold, With “underline” Black Lacquered Dial, Reference 6611b

Estimate: € 50,000 –⁠ 100,000

Sold € 71,500

Lot Description

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 6611B
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Pink Gold
Year: 1958
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1055
Case N°: 386 210
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Reference 6611 must be considered one of the rarest Day-Date models ever produced. The present example is a 6611 and is especially desirable because of its conditions, quality and special features. Powered by the caliber 1055B, this very watch was manufactured in the early years of the introduction of the Day-Date, specifically in 1958 and its pink-gold case is still fresh as it was in that period thanks to the carefulness of the last owner. The tonneau case with screw back and reeded bezel also has a very rare and precious pink-gold “shutter” style bracelet with a fine texture. The main characteristic of this specimen is surely the gorgeous and charming black, gilt dial with unusual shaped gold applied indexes. Perfectly intact and preserved, it is even more important given the “underline” located at 6 o’clock, meaning that had been used in the tritium luminous material instead of the classical radium due to the changes in watch regulation. With dauphine hands and Spanish calendar, the present lot is truly a magnificent example of Rolex craftsmanship.