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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1972
    Reference No: 1009
    Movement No: 888'300
    Case No: 2'489'934
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 1570, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k pink gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, 165 mm. maximum length, end link stamped 57
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Rolex folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 34 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Property From An Important Asian Collector

    Curated over a number of years, the following Rolex collection pays tribute to the rarity and quality of some of the most celebrated references within the brand's history. The attention to detail and astute preference for quality is clearly visible throughout, and we are honored to be entrusted with its safe keeping.

    Over the years, Rolex has sometimes surprised the public by creating colorful and unusual variations of the most sought after models such as the DateJust, Day-Date, GMT, Submariner and Daytona. We are proud to offer some of these models, which are almost all fresh to the market. The final section, dedicated to watches specially made for the Middle East, is of particular interest and finishes this collection beautifully.

    This Oyster Perpetual is embellished with a 'Florentine' finish to the bezel and top of the lugs. Cased in pink gold, the watch is also fitted with a pink silvered dial that gives a stylish monochromatic look. Overall the watch is preserved in extremely attractive and excellent overall condition.

  • Artist Biography


    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. 1009
A fine and rare pink gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, pink dial and bracelet

34 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$50,000 - 100,000 

Sold for HK$75,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016