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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1991
    Reference No: 16233
    Movement No: 6'580'537
    Case No: X435261
    Model Name: DateJust
    Material: 18k yellow gold and stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, 3135, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold and stainless steel Rolex Jubilee bracelet, 175 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 34.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The DateJust reference 16233 is characterized by its fluted bezel and sapphire crystal. The watch is further enhanced with an appealing ferrite hardstone dial that sparkles and gives an enormous lift to its appearance. The dial is further finished with applied gold Roman numerals and a gold frame fitted around the date aperture. The watch is furthermore offered in very appealing overall condition.

  • 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. 16233
A fine yellow gold and stainless steel wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, ferrite hardstone dial and bracelet

Circa 1991
34.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$32,000 - 48,000 
€3,900-5,800
$4,000-6,000

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

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017