A rare and fine pink gold calendar wristwatch with diamond-set bezel and hour markers, with bracelet

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1969
    Reference No: 1804, inside caseback stamped 1803
    Movement No: DD686978
    Case No: 2'433'257
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18K pink gold and diamond
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1556, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K pink gold Rolex President bracelet, endlinks stamped 53, max length 200mm.
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Rolex deployant clasp, stamped I.68
    Dimensions: 36mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Made in 1969, this watch is very well preserved and fitted with the white gold bezel set with 46 round-cut diamonds. The clean pie pan dial sports five round-cut diamond markers. The watch has an attractive appeal and can easily be worn in both a casual or formal setting.

  • Maker Bio

    Rolex

    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Rolex

Ref. 1804, inside caseback stamped 1803
A rare and fine pink gold calendar wristwatch with diamond-set bezel and hour markers, with bracelet

勞力士,「Day-Date」型號1804,精細及罕有,18K玫瑰金鑲鑽自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,約1969年製

Circa 1969
36mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
HK$160,000 - 240,000 
€17,600-26,400
$20,500-30,800

sold for HK$175,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2018