A lady’s fine and rare yellow gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, tiger’s eye dial and bracelet

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1980
    Reference No: 6917, inside case back stamped 6900
    Movement No: 893'404
    Case No: 6'701'795
    Model Name: DateJust
    Material: 18k yellow gold and tiger's eye hardstone
    Calibre: Automatic, 2030, 28 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Rolex President bracelet, 160 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Rolex folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 26 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present reference 6917 DateJust wristwatch features a rare tiger’s eye hardstone dial that glows with exceptional depth and shades with the slightest movement on the wrist. The yellow gold case perfectly matches the dial and completes this very unique Datejust wristwatch.

  • 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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Ref. 6917, inside case back stamped 6900
A lady’s fine and rare yellow gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, tiger’s eye dial and bracelet

勞力士,精細及罕有,18K黃金自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配中心秒針、日曆顯示及虎眼石錶盤,“DateJust”,型號6917,約1980年製

Circa 1980
26 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$30,000 - 50,000 
€3,500-5,900
$3,700-6,200

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016