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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1986
    Reference No: 19028
    Case No: 9'180'259
    Model Name: OysterQuartz Day-Date
    Material: 18k gold
    Calibre: Quartz, cal. 5055, 11 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k gold Rolex bracelet with 'Pyramide' center links, max. length 160mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k gold Rolex concealed folding deployant clasp, stamped Rolex 19028
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by original Rolex Guarantee, presentation box, envelope, product literature and outer packaging.
    Literature: For another example of a reference 19028 however fitted with a wood dial, please see Day-Date, The Presidential Rolex by Pucci Papaleo, page 438.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Rolex’s OysterQuartz Day-Date comes from a period when they sought to meet consumer demands for quartz watch movements. While Rolex held patent’s as early as the 1950s, it was not until the 1970s that they began to manufacture watches. Rolex produced two in-house quartz calibers, the 5035 for a DateJust model, and the caliber 5055 like the present Day-Date.

    The present lot is a lovely example with the ‘Pyramide’ design to the integral bracelet, bezel and numerals. In very nice overall condition, the case has full proportions and factory finish to the lugs and bracelet, with the dial retaining rounded intact luminous plots. Furthermore, the watch is complete with original certificate, presentation box and product literature. This is a rare opportunity to find an example in wonderful condition and complete.

  • 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. 19028
A fine and rare gold Quartz Day-Date with 'Pyramide' bracelet, original certificate and presentation box, retailed by Bucherer

Circa 1986
36mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$72,000 - 96,000 
€7,800-10,400
$9,000-12,000

Sold for HK$93,750

Contact Specialist
Ziyong Ho
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017