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

31 Rolex Special and Very Well Preserved, Datejust “Ovettone”, Automatic Wristwatch in Gold, With Astonishing Black Gilt Dial, Reference 6605

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 32,500

Lot Description

Model: Datejust
Reference: 6605
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1957
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1065
Case N°: 309057
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Reference 6605 is a highly sought-after Rolex Datejust, first introduced in 1956, discontinued in 1959 and fitted with the automatic caliber 1065. In production for only three years, it represents one of the most intriguing and elusive Datejust ever produced with instantaneous date aperture and was available in steel, steel and gold or, such as the lot here offered, in full 18k yellow gold. This very example retains a very high quality case preserved in definitely remarkable conditions with flat back, reeded bezel and sharp edges. The dial is also complemented with the unusual applied gold spade shaped hour markers on an incredibly gorgeous black gilt surface, one of the most appreciated and sought after by collectors. For any collector of rare and interesting vintage Rolex watches, this watch will not disappoint but instead will satisfy at every single glance.