Create your first list.

A way to share and manage lots.

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1968
    Reference No: 1607 stamped 1601 inside the case back
    Movement No: D32'191
    Case No: 1'998'860
    Model Name: Datejust
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1560, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Rolex President, reference 8723, end links stamped 55B, max length 185mm.
    Clasp/Buckle: Folding clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Rolex’s famed Day-Date reference 1807 is characterized by the bark finishing featured on the bezel and centre links. The Rolex Datejust reference 1607 is characterized by the same bark finish on the bezel and bracelet.

    The present example is extremely rare, as it is fitted with a stunning tiger's eye dial and gilt-colored print. The delicate stone dial features an aperture for the date, and gorgeous yellow gold hour and minute hands with sweep centre seconds.

    This watch is in attractive condition, and has a particularly rare and fascinating dial combination suited for all vintage Rolex collectors of all types.

  • Artist Biography

    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.

    View More Works

102

Ref. 1607 stamped 1601 inside the case back
A very rare and attractive yellow gold wristwatch with date, tiger's eye dial and bracelet

1968
36mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for CHF12,500

Contact Specialist
Nathalie Monbaron
+41 22 317 81 83

Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm