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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1987
    Reference No: 6426
    Case No: R492'864
    Model Name: Oyster
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. RB 1225, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet stamped 78350, 19, end links stamped 557, max. length 175mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex folding deployant clasp, stamped 78350, L5
    Dimensions: 33mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex green leather presentation box, original Guarantee, hang tag, product literature and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot reference 6426 is in an immaculate condition and give an impression how it would look like when it first left the manufacturer. The case appears to be in new old stock condition, with strong factory finish throughout and well preserved bracelet. In addition to the rarity of finding a watch in such excellent condition, it is complete with presentation box, guarantee and sale tag. The watch is further enhanced with the clean and original dial that features the emblem of the U.A.E. Military Force. A beautifully preserved example, a must have collector's watch.

  • 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. 6426
An extremely fine and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with U. A. E. Military Emblem and bracelet

Circa 1987
33mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$24,000 - 40,000 
€2,600-4,400
$3,000-5,000

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