Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT Hong Kong Monday, May 27, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1986
    Reference No: 19028, caseback stamped 19000
    Case No: 9’180’348
    Model Name: OysterQuartz Day-Date
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Quartz, cal. 5055, 11 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Rolex bracelet with “Pyramide” center links, max. length 180mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Rolex concealed folding deployant clasp, stamped "19028"
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With original Rolex Guarantee dated August 22, 1988 and Rolex service invoice dated September 11, 2015
    Literature: For another example of reference 19028, please see Day-Date, The Presidential Rolex by Pucci Papaleo, page 438.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Rolex OysterQuartz Day-Date was introduced during the time when the brand sought to meet clients’ demands for quartz watch movements. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Rolex deployed their resources in making their own in-house quartz movements - one of them being the caliber 5055 as fitted in the present watch.

    For a number of reasons, this particular OysterQuartz is a particularly outstanding watch. First of all, the present example features a “Pyramide” bezel and bracelet which are very rare and highly sought after. Secondly, the watch is preserved in impeccable condition. Likely unpolished, the case is sharp and well-defined. The luminous materials on the hour markers and hands are also immaculately intact. Last but not least, the watch is accompanied by the original punched Rolex guarantee dated August 22, 1988, adding another element of collectability.

  • 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. 19028, caseback stamped 19000
A very rare and attractive yellow gold quartz wristwatch with day, date, sweep center seconds, “Pyramide” bracelet and guarantee

36mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for HK$106,250

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019