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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1987
    Reference No: 16030
    Movement No: 2'013'606
    Case No: R309326
    Model Name: DateJust
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3035, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, end links stamped 555, max. length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp, stamped 62510H, L6
    Dimensions: 35mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex Guarantee, green leather presentation box, envelope, sale tag and product literature.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present DateJust, reference 16030, is in lovely original condition with a crisp clean case, sharp milling to the case back and bezel. Its rarity is enhanced by the Khanjar emblem to the dial. These special watches were made at the request of his Majesty Qaboos bin Said Al Said, the Sultan of Oman, and presented as gifts to his closest dignitaries and diplomats.

  • 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. 16030
An attractive stainless steel wristwatch with date, center seconds and bracelet, made for the Sultanate of Oman

Circa 1987
35mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$56,000 - 112,000 
€6,100-12,200
$7,000-14,000

Sold for HK$81,250

Contact Specialist
Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017