446 lots

LOT 100

RARE WATCHES, FINE JEWELS & MODERN ART Monaco, Jul 17, 2018

Brand Rolex

Model Sea-Dweller

Reference Ref. 126600

Year 2017

Bracelet Oyster stainless steel Rolex bracelet with deployant clasp

Numbers Case N. 943E416

Caliber 3235

Dimensions 43 mm.

Signature Case, Dial and Movement

Accessories Box, papers, hand tag, booklet

Sold: EUR 11,334

LOT 101

RARE WATCHES, FINE JEWELS & MODERN ART Monaco, Jul 17, 2018

Brand Rolex

Model Sea-Dweller

Reference Ref. 16660

Year 1983

Bracelet Oyster stainless steel Rolex bracelet Reference 93160 with deployant clasp

Numbers Case N. 8104917

Caliber 3035

Dimensions 40 mm.

Signature Case, Dial and Movement

Sold: EUR 5,667

LOT 102

RARE WATCHES, FINE JEWELS & MODERN ART Monaco, Jul 17, 2018

Brand Rolex

Model Gmt master II

Reference Ref. 16710

Year 2000

Bracelet Oyster stainless steel Rolex bracelet Reference 78790 with deployant clasp end links 801

Numbers Case N. P354498

Caliber 3185

Dimensions 40 mm.

Signature Case, Dial and Movement

Sold: EUR 5,924

LOT 103

RARE WATCHES, FINE JEWELS & MODERN ART Monaco, Jul 17, 2018

Brand Rolex

Model Sea-Dweller Comex

Reference Ref. 16660

Year 1998

Bracelet stainless steel Rolex bracelet with deployant clasp

Numbers Case N. U139751/Comex number 3379

Caliber 3035

Dimensions 40 mm.

Accessories Original fitted box, punched warranty, decompression table card, booklets, Rolex documentation

Thèo MAVROSTOMOS holds the world record for the deepest dive at 701 meters. We are very proud to present at our auction for the first time the Rolex Comex triple 6 of Mr Thèo MASTROVOMOS holder since 1992 of the world record of deep diving. A unique and amazing experience organized by the Comex in collaboration with Rolex at minus 701 meters (2300 feet), record never equaled and which will probably NEVER BE as no current company possesses technical, medical and financial means for the deep-diving research. Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon, Thèo is the first and last man to have reached minus 701 meters (2300 feet). Thèo Mavrostomos was one of three divers involved in an experiment for the French company Comex. On 18 November 1992, Comex decided to stop the experiment at an equivalent of 675 meters because the divers were suffering from insomnia and fatigue. All three divers wanted to push on but the company decided to decompress the chamber to 650 meters. Just on November 20, only Thèo Mavrostomos was given the opportunity to go ahead to continue the experiment and spent two hours at minus 701 meters. It is a unique and very rare opportunity to purchase the watch of the "WORLD DEEPEST MAN". Henri Delauze engineer and diver, founder of the COMEX in Marseille in 1961, convinced of the importance of the watch for his divers, he joined forces with Rolex to create the ideal watchmaking tool. Official supplier of the COMEX from 1970 to 1997, the watches had a number engraved on the case back for better monitoring. Rare montre de plongée en acier avec date appartenant à Thèo Mavrostomos. Boîtier rond. Cadran noir avec index cerclés et dateur à 3 heures. Mouvement automatique. Propriété du plongeur le plus profond du monde : Thèo Mavrostomos détenteur du record mondial de plongée profonde à 701 mètres. C'est un honneur d'avoir la chance de présenter à cette vente aux enchères la Rolex Comex de Thèo Mavrostomos, détenteur du record mondial de plongée, record à ce jour jamais égalé et qui ne le sera probablement jamais ; car aucune société actuelle ne possède ni les moyens techniques, ni les moyens médicaux et ni les moyens financiers pour la recherche en plongée profonde. Neil Armstrong a été le premier homme à avoir posé les pieds sur la lune, Thèo est le premier homme (et probablement il sera l'unique) à être descendu à moins 701 mètres. C'est une opportunité exceptionnelle de pouvoir acquérir la montre de A"L'HOMME LE PLUS PROFOND A". Henri Delauze ingénieur et plongeur, fondateur de la COMEX à Marseille en 1961, persuadé de l'importance de la montre pour ses plongeurs, s'associe à Rolex pour réaliser l'outil horloger idéal. Fournisseur officiel de la COMEX de 1970 à 1997, les montres avaient toutes un numéro gravé dans le fond pour un meilleur suivi.

LOT 105

RARE WATCHES, FINE JEWELS & MODERN ART Monaco, Jul 17, 2018

LOT 109

RARE WATCHES, FINE JEWELS & MODERN ART Monaco, Jul 17, 2018

Brand Rolex

Model Sea-Dweller Comex

Reference Ref. 1665

Year 1980

Bracelet stainless steel Rolex bracelet reference 93150 with deployant clasp, end links 585

Numbers Case N. 6191545/Comex number 2140

Caliber 1570

Dimensions 40 mm.

Signature Case, Dial and Movement

Accessories original fitted box, punched warranty, booklets, hang tag, service invoice, Comex cap, Comex work suit, Comex t-shirt, Comex operations folder, copy of an inter-office memo asking for a watch to be donated to Doctor Giran

Sold: EUR 118,496

HYDRA IV Conducted at the hyperbaric experimental center (C.E.H.) in Marseille from November 14 to December 2, 1983, Hydra IV was yet a new advancement in the world of extremely deep dives but was also a world premiere: 6 divers breathed a hydrogenated mix at a pressure equal to -300 m. In its race to beat new world records and maintain its leadership on the market, Comex was now continuing to beat its own records (Physalie -610 m in 1h20, Sagittaire IV -610 m in 50 hours, Entex 9 -450 m in 6 days and -610 m in 56 hours). To compensate for the issues in relations to classic gases mixes (Heliox and Trimix) starting from a DEPTH of 400 m, a new mix had to be found in order for the divers to reach yet unreachable depths. This new mix called Hydrox (a mix of hydrogen and oxygen) was known for quite a while but had never been tested on humans. After a number of animal testing, an important milestone was reached, when during the hydra 3 experiment, Mr Henri G. Delauze and Jean Pierre Bargiarelli made a real dive at a depth of 91 meters. At that DEPTH they breathed Hydrox for a while before resurfacing. Following the total success of Hydra III, it was decided to push the limits again to allow for this new conquest of uncharted depths. Yves Giran was a young doctor at the time that volunteered to assist Comex during that experiment. It is interesting to note that the watch comes accompanied by a photocopy of an internal memo from Xavier Fructus who was the scientific director to Henri G. Delauze, Comex director. The memo details that Doctor Giran had worked for them unpaid but had also brought some of their first contracts with pharmaceutical laboratories and that he had also just returned from Thailand where he had assisted some refugees. The note ends saying: "A watch is little compared to the services rendered but it would give him joy." His wish was granted and it is a rare opportunity to acquire aSea-dweller Comex complete with its accessories in excellentcondition and tied to the development of the limits of the human body and deep dives. NOTE: Henri Delauze engineer and diver, founder of the COMEX in Marseille in 1961, convinced of the importance of the watch for his divers, he joined forces with Rolex to create the ideal watchmaking tool. Official supplier of the COMEX from 1970 to 1997, the watches had a number engraved on the case back for better monitoring. Henri Delauze, ingénieur et plongeur, fondateur de la COMEX à Marseille en 1961, persuadé de l'importance de la montre pour ses plongeurs, s'associe à Rolex pour réaliser l'outil horloger idéal. Fournisseur officiel de la COMEX de 1970 à 1997, les montres avaient toutes un numéro gravé dans le fond pour un meilleur suivi.

LOT 109A

RARE WATCHES, FINE JEWELS & MODERN ART Monaco, Jul 17, 2018
Rolex launches the reference 6263 and the 6265, in 1969 replacing the first "Oyster" chronograph, the reference 6240 which appeared in 1965. The references 6263 and 6265 were published in stainless steel or gold and included the calibre Valijoux 727. The case back stamped 6241 is correct, that early reference 6263s were fitted with the leftover case backs of references 6241 and 6239 Rolex lance la référence 6263 et la 6265, en 1969 en remplacement du premier chronographe "Oyster", la référence 6240 qui est apparue en 1965. Les références 6263 et 6265 ont été publiées en acier inoxydable ou en or et comportaient le calibre Valijoux 727. Le fond de boîte gravée 6241 est correct. En effet les premières références 6263 étaient munies des fonds de boîtes restants. Références 6241 et 6239.

LOT 118

RARE WATCHES, FINE JEWELS & MODERN ART Monaco, Jul 17, 2018

Brand Patek Philippe

Model "Hour glass"

Reference Ref. 1593

Year 1954

Bracelet Patek Philippe platinum

Numbers Case N. 683563

Caliber 9.90, no 97607

Dimensions 22 x 42 mm.

Signature Case, Dial and Movement

Accessories Extract from the Archives

Production of this reference started in 1944. It was also made in very few examples with polychrome cloisonné enamel dials. Similar watches are published in Patek Philippe Wristwatches, by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, 1998 Edition, pp. 129 and 141. Produced in yellow, pink, white gold and platinum, the elegance of the elongated case gives the watch length and wrist presence. Platinum examples are always the most sought-after, as their production numbers were always the smallest and the dial was produced in 2 versions, one with dart and arabic indexes or with diamond indexes like this model as confirmed by the extract from the archives. It also comes with its original white gold bracelet also confirmed on the extract showing the originality of this never offered at auction watch.