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

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1984
    Reference No: 69138
    Case No: 8’477’667
    Model Name: Datejust
    Material: 18K yellow gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2135, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Rolex bracelet, endlinks stamped 68B, max length 150 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Rolex clasp
    Dimensions: 26 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with Rolex green leather fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Datejust reference 69138 was manufactured in 1984 and is highlighted with a diamond-set bezel and green “Stella” dial. The wristwatch, fitted with a breathtakingly beautiful dial, is a particularly unusual and rare variant. The reference 69138 is the petite version of the man’s Datejust. The 18K yellow case further adds an aura of elegance to the watch. Not only is the stylish design of the man’s Datejust model retained, but it is now even more amiable in a dainty case. The present lot 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. 69138
An elegant and rare lady’s yellow gold and diamond-set wristwatch with green “Stella” dial, sweep center seconds, date, bracelet and presentation box

26 mm diameter
Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed

HK$60,000 - 100,000 

Sold for HK$75,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018