Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN Hong Kong Monday, November 26, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1993
    Reference No: 69178, inner caseback stamped 69000A
    Case No: S947’953
    Model Name: Datejust
    Material: 18K yellow gold, turquoise and diamonds
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2135, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 145 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Rolex clasp stamped 8570
    Dimensions: 25.5 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with punched guarantee stamped in 1995

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Turquoise stone is one of the oldest gemstones used in protection amulets. According to Persian legends, the Turquoise stone is believed to bring good fortune when it reflected the light of the new moon. This present reference 69178 DateJust wristwatch features an extremely rare Turquoise dial that exhibits a light azure tone. The dial is further enhanced with 2 diamond hour markers. This present watch is very charming and is fresh to the market, according to our research.

  • 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. 69178, inner caseback stamped 69000A
A fine and rare lady’s yellow gold and diamond-set wristwatch with Turquoise dial, sweep center seconds, date, bracelet and guarantee

Circa 1993
25.5 mm diameter
Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed

HK$47,000 - 78,000 

Sold for HK$93,750

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018