A fine and rare yellow gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, green enamel dial, guarantee and fitted presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1961
    Reference No: 9008
    Movement No: N95281
    Case No: 711'857
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, 1200, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Rolex crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Rolex buckle
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex Guarantee dated 2 October 1965 and fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Rolex watches fitted with an enamel dial are very hard to come by, and to find one accompanied with its original purchase guarantee is a rarity indeed. The present watch is accompanied by its original guarantee, confirming its sale on 2 October 1965 in Geneva. The watch features a beautiful, glistening and translucent emerald green enamel dial, highlighting the craftsmanship of the enameler. Furthermore, the case is in extremely crisp condition with the Rolex coronet and case number clearly visible on the case back.

  • 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. 9008
A fine and rare yellow gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, green enamel dial, guarantee and fitted presentation box

勞力士,精細及罕有,18K黃金腕錶,配中心秒針及綠色琺瑯錶盤,型號9008,附證書及盒子,1961年製

1961
36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$150,000 - 250,000 

sold for HK$237,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

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