A fine and unusual yellow gold wristwatch with sweep center seconds, date, diamond-set and pyramid embossed bezel, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1992
    Reference No: 68278
    Case No: N254’936
    Model Name: DateJust
    Material: 18K yellow gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2135, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Rolex President bracelet, endlinks stamped 88B, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Rolex concealed folding clasp
    Dimensions: 31mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Rolex Guarantee stamped King Fook Gold & Jewellery dated 28th December 1993, instruction manual, product literature, extra bezel, hang tags, two green wallets, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Throughout its production span, the Rolex DateJust was produced in many various case dimensions, material, and various dial configurations. The present example is a DateJust measuring a mid-sized 31mm in case diameter. Furthermore, featuring an unusual diamond-set and pyramid embossed bezel, the watch is attractive and a rare variant of the reference.

  • Maker Bio

    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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Rolex

Ref. 68278
A fine and unusual yellow gold wristwatch with sweep center seconds, date, diamond-set and pyramid embossed bezel, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

勞力士,「Datejust」型號68278,18K黃金鑲鑽自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,備日期、中心秒針,约1992年製。附保證書、錶盒、配件

Circa 1992
31mm Diameter
Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp

Estimate
HK$40,000 - 60,000 
€4,600-6,900
$5,100-7,700

sold for HK$50,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
thomasperazzi@phillips.com
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019