Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI Hong Kong Saturday, November 28, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1982
    Reference No: 19018, inside caseback stamped 19000
    Movement No: 0’081’975
    Case No: 7’518’949
    Model Name: Oysterquartz Day-Date
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Quartz, cal. 5055, 11 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Rolex bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Rolex folding clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Rolex Oysterquartz was first released in 1976 in the midst of the quartz crisis as the demand for precision timepieces were on a surge. Revolutionary, Rolex introduced their very own caliber 5055 with over 5 years of research and development to execute. In production for over 25 years with only an estimated 25,000 examples produced, the Oysterquartz is indeed a rare timepiece.

    The present Rolex Oysterquartz is a true revelation as it is not only a time-only Oysterquartz but with a day and date indication, and it is also enthroned with an elegant “wood” and diamond-set dial. Extremely extravagant, rare and a testament to one of the most daunting periods of horology, the present example is preserved in attractive overall condition and is most definitely a desirable timepiece to acquire for both the discerned lady or gentlemen collector.

  • 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. 19018, inside caseback stamped 19000
A fine and rare yellow gold quartz wristwatch with center seconds, day, date, “wood” and diamond-set dial, bracelet and presentation box

Circa 1982
36mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for HK$163,800

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Thomas Perazzi

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020