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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1971
    Reference No: 1807
    Movement No: DD273150
    Case No: 2'589'157
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18k white gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Automatic, 1556, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold Rolex President bracelet with bark finished centre links, 195 mm. maximum length, end links stamped 53
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Rolex folding deployant clasp stamped Rolex SA 4.69
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex service receipt dated 12 July 2013.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present "Stella" displays bark finished decorations both to its bezel and President bracelet, which is correct for the reference 1807. The watch is also fitted with the highly sought after red lacquer "Stella" dial with diamond-set indexes, black graphics and is fresh to the market.

    Presented in extremely well preserved and very crisp condition, the watch is also fitted with its original President bracelet stamped for the fourth quarter of 1969.

    This example, completely serviced by Rolex on 12 July 2013, is a wonderful representative of the "Stella" Day-Date and the combination of all of these features renders this watch an important member of the Daydate family.

  • 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.

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Ref. 1807
A very attractive, rare and unusual white gold and diamond-set calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, red lacquer "Stella" dial and bracelet

1971
36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$250,000 - 350,000 

Sold for HK$337,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
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Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am