A yellow gold automatic wristwatch with center second and textured dial

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1973
    Reference No: 1005
    Movement No: 138'596
    Case No: 3'509'053
    Model Name: Oyster Perpetual
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1570, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Rolex pin buckle
    Dimensions: 34 mm diameter
    Signed: case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present example of oyster perpetual is not only preserved in extremely honest and unpolished condition, showcasing sharp edges and full lugs. It most notably is also fitted with a rare textured dial featuring a “linen” effect, adding flair and charm to the piece.

  • 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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This Lot is to be Sold with No Reserve

Rolex

Ref. 1005
A yellow gold automatic wristwatch with center second and textured dial

勞力士,「Oyster Perpetual」型號1005,18K黃金自動上弦腕錶,約1973年製

Circa 1973
34 mm diameter
case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$23,500 - 39,000 
€2,600-4,400
$3,000-5,000

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

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019