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

236 Rolex Rare, Attractive and Almost in Nos Condition, Day-date, Automatic Wristwatch in Gold, With Baguette Hour Markers Set and Black Lacquered Dial, Reference 18038

Estimate: € 14,000 –⁠ 28,000

Sold € 39,000

Lot Description

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18038
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1982
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3055
Case N°: 7 349 317
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Regarding the Day-Date model, an important innovation coincides with the year 1977: a sapphire crystal and a new 3055 movement with a quick snap of the date display accompany the introduction of the new 5-digit references. Of course, as for the previous specimens, the last number indicates the material of the case, following a precise criterion that associates a number with each metal. The example here offered an extremely well preserved and really sought after 18038. Its yellow-gold case fitted with a fluted bezel is in astonishing conditions with very sharp edges, deep hallmarks and the original Rolex sicker on the back with. It also features a glossy black lacquered dial in mint condition, elegant, baguette-cut diamond indexes and both the “Rolex” and “Day-Date” inscriptions on the dial are engraved onto raised, applied gold plaques. Previous and in outstanding conditions, the present specimen is an elegant collector’s watch suitable for casual or formal wear.