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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1970
    Reference No: 1802
    Case No: 2'350'174
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18k gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1556, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max. length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K gold Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 35mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    This Day-Date example captivates the beholder thanks to its Oxblood Stella dial. Now considered among the most charismatic and attractive dial styles to be found on a Day-Date, Stella dial are defined by the lacquer finish in monochrome, deep tonalities. Appearing for the first time at the end of the sixties, the depth and aesthetic appeal that they bestow upon a timepiece is undeniable, and Stella Day-Date have grown to become one of the most collectible and sought-after examples of the model. Among the various Stella colors known, one can count red, yellow, pink, turquoise, various tonalities of green, and the present oxblood.

  • 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. 1802
A fine, rare and attractive gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, day, date, oxblood Stella dial and bracelet

Circa 1970
35mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$120,000 - 240,000 

Sold for HK$175,000

Contact Specialist
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017