A very rare and attractive yellow gold, diamond and sapphire-set calendar quartz stone set bracelet watch with centre seconds and champagne dial

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1984
    Reference No: 19168
    Case No: 8'480'105
    Model Name: Day-Date OysterQuartz
    Material: 18k yellow gold, diamond and sapphires
    Calibre: Quartz, 5055
    Bracelet/Strap: Rolex OysterQuartz
    Clasp/Buckle: Concealed deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37mm. Diameter
    Signed: Movement, dial, case and bracelet signed
    Literature: The present lot is illustrated in Day Date, The Presidential Rolex by Pucci Papaleo, Spin Edizioni

  • Catalogue Essay

    Amongst the many Day-Dates produced over the years, the Oysterquartz model deserves a particular mention. Like all Oysterquartz models, released on the market in 1977, the illustrated Day-Date version is equipped with an integrated Oyster case and bracelet showing President graphic scripts, in accordance with the traditional versions sporting the automatic movement.

    This outstanding 19168 reference manufactured in 1984 sports an 18K yellow gold case displaying a blue baguette-cut sapphire-paved bezel and integrated bracelet enriched with sapphires and diamonds.

    Furthermore, attention should go to the totally unexpected fact that this model has become a highly interesting collectors 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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Rolex

Ref. 19168
A very rare and attractive yellow gold, diamond and sapphire-set calendar quartz stone set bracelet watch with centre seconds and champagne dial

1984
37mm. Diameter
Movement, dial, case and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF35,000 - 70,000 

sold for CHF93,750

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Glamorous Day-Date

Geneva Auction 9 May 2015 7pm