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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1973
    Reference No: 1807
    Movement No: DD758418
    Case No: 3'704'238
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 1556, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Rolex Jubilee bracelet, 180 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Rolex folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex leather wallet and fitted presentation box.
    Literature: For another almost identical example, however, with silver dial, please see Day-Date The Presidential Rolex by Pucci Papaleo, pages 270 and 271.

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    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. 1807
A fine and very rare yellow gold calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, champagne dial and bracelet, made for the Sultanate of Oman

Circa 1973
36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$160,000 - 240,000 
€18,800-28,200
$20,000-30,000

Sold for HK$187,500

Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016