A rare and attractive white gold wristwatch with baby pink lacquer dial, bracelet, hangtag and fitted presentation box, made for the Sultanate of Oman

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1977
    Reference No: 6927
    Movement No: 51'382
    Case No: 5'288'532
    Model Name: Datejust
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2030, 28 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Rolex bark-finished bracelet, max length 160mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Rolex bark-finished concealed deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 25.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex hangtags and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch displays a number of features that elevate it beyond a regular Datejust. Firstly, it is cased in white gold, exhibiting a beautiful "bark finish" design on the bezel and center links. Furthermore, the dial is coated with layers of baby pink lacquer. "Stella" dials in this color are particularly rare. Finally, it is presented in unpolished condition, displaying crisp satin finishes on the top of the lugs and case back.

    The outside caseback is furthermore engraved with the Khanjar symbol, showing that it was made for the Sultanate of Oman, along with the text "Registered Design". Watches adorned with "Khanjar" symbol were made on special request from His Majesty Qaboos bin Said Al Said, the Sultan of Oman, and often presented as gifts to his closest dignitaries and citizens.

  • 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. 6927
A rare and attractive white gold wristwatch with baby pink lacquer dial, bracelet, hangtag and fitted presentation box, made for the Sultanate of Oman

Circa 1977
25.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF10,000 - 15,000 
€8,600-12,900
$10,600-15,900

sold for CHF16,250

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+41 22 317 81 81
aghotbi@phillips.com

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