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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1977
    Reference No: 6827
    Movement No: 04’272
    Case No: 5’465’965, inside caseback stamped 6800
    Model Name: Datejust
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2090, 28 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Rolex President bracelet, max length 160mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Rolex concealed folding clasp
    Dimensions: 31mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex instruction manual and hang tag.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Being the first wristwatch in then world to feature an automatic date function and the first to feature the firm’s signature cyclopes magnifier for enhanced legibility of the date, the Rolex Datejust was first introduced in 1945. Since then, the Datejust has widely been recognized as one of the most iconic timepieces by any firm. Throughout the decades and still in production today, the Datejust family has diversified into various materials, sizes and dial configuration.

    Referenced the 6827, the present Datejust in yellow gold with a 31mm diameter case, belongs to a lady’s variant of the coveted model. Extremely attractive in its combination, the present timepiece features a rare and highly sought-after black onyx dial. With the absence of numerals and indexes, the clean dial layout purposely allows the wearer to enjoy the exquisite luster of glossy black natural hardstone. Offered in attractive overall condition, the present example from circa 1977 is definitely one not to miss for the lady seeking for a rare and attractive vintage Datejust.

  • 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. 6827
A lady’s fine and rare yellow gold wristwatch with center seconds, date, onyx dial and bracelet

Circa 1977
31mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 200,000 
€14,100-23,500
$15,400-25,600

Sold for HK$176,400

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022