The wristwatch has always been the symbol that marks the milestones in a man’s life. It is the tangible sign of affirmation, of emotional legacy, of a fundamental event. It gives a different intimate feeling. For a man, it is a timeless icon, like the car. Unlike the car, though, it can follow him everywhere and never leave him.
Rolex and Patek Philippe represent the pinnacle of watch collecting. Such brands confirm their leadership with the quality of the watch, its use, and what in Switzerland they call the rules of gold – that is, proportions, thickness, dial diameter and functionality.
There are three examples to be mentioned by the famous Swiss company at the next sale in Monte Carlo on July 18th: the first is a sought-after Rolex Chronograph with a black olive push-button dial ref 2508, yellow gold, dating back to around 1936 (with a dedication to the multi-decorate military of the Kingdom of Italy Raffaele Pelloni). The second elegant chronograph ref. 3371 in yellow gold from 1938 with a white dial, and finally a rare Rolex Chronograph ref. 6238 from 1963, produced in approximately 3,600 pieces, the first chronograph of modern conception of the Swiss Maison, known among collectors as Pre-Daytona.
Patek Philippe Nautilus is the classic watch par excellence, created and designed by Gérald Genta in 1976. The Nautilus has become a true watchmaking icon thanks to its pioneering role among high-end luxury sports watches. What is still regarded today as one of the masterpieces of modern haute horlogerie design, the Nautilus will be offered for sale in a steel case Ref. 3712 /1A-001 from 2018, with power reserve, date display, moon phase and small seconds.
Finally, a Grand Complications Chronograph, Ref. 5270r /1r-001 in pink gold “Goutte” style and black dial, which best represents the beauty of watchmaking, a passion that every collector can live to the full with a piece like this