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

233 Rolex Extremely Rare and Very Important, Datejust, Automatic Wristwatch in Gold, With Wood Dial, Reference 16248

Estimate: € 16,000 –⁠ 32,000

Sold € 23,400

Lot Description

Model: Datejust
Reference: 16248
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1994
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3135
Case N°: S296352
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Originally named the Jubilee Datejust, Rolex Datejust history began in 1945 when Rolex released the model for the company’s 40th Anniversary. The 3135 is a continuation of the 3035 series. Rolex launched it in 1977 and was profoundly different from its predecessors with a quick set function. Highly attractive and rare, the present timepiece features a beautiful wooden dial allied to an 18k yellow-gold case of strong proportions that match with the applied baton indexes in yellow gold. Free of any signs of ageing to its dial, the rarity of the timepiece is amplified by its very good overall conditions and, most of all for the very unusual and sought after bark finish, a true gem for Datejust collectors since only a handful of them have been produced.