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

238 Ulysse Nardin Extremely Well Preserved and Rare, Professional Diver, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, With Black Lacquered Dial and Graduated Bezel

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 20,800

Lot Description

Model: Diver
Reference: 10918-1
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1960’s
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: N 74
Movement N°: 8 601 064
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Ulysse Nardin represents one of the oldest realities in watchmaking having its birth in 1846 in Le Locle and in continual operation under different ownership since it was minted. While today this brand is renown for being at the forefront in the creation of uncomplicated sports watches and ultra-complicated haute horology, in the 1960s its focus was on elegant chronographs and, salutarily, on performative diver’s watch. The here offered Ulysse Nardin Diver’s watch is one of those rare finds that manage to mesmerize the eyes of any collector. Powered by the caliber N74, this specimen shares many stylistic attributes with other divers of the era: the clean black dial, graduated dive bezel and angled lugs make this the kind of classically styled sports watch that looks good in any decade. Fully realized in stainless steel and preserved in remarkable conditions that sill presents the sharp edges of the lugs, it also offers a charming dial with brown indexes and hands. This dive watch from the historical marquee is a true rarity and a true masterpiece for any collection of tool watches.