Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, P...

Geneva, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Du Rhône, May 13, 2007

LOT 429

Ref. 16622, ?Yacht-Master? Rolex, ?Oyster Perpetual Date, Yacht-Master, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified?, Ref. 16622. Case No. R294770. Made in 1987. Very fine, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel and platinum gentleman's wristwatch with date and Rolex stainless steel ?Fliplock? Oyster bracelet. Accompanied by a fitted box.

CHF 10,000 - 12,000

EUR 6,000 - 7,500 / USD 8,000 - 10,000

C. Three-body, polished, screw-down case back and crown with protected double safety lock, bi-directional revolving frosted graduated platinum bezel for calculation of diving times, sapphire crystal with ?cyclops? lens. D. Frosted platinum with luminous white gold round, baton and triangular indexes. Luminous platinum ?skeleton? hands. M. Cal. 3135, rhodium-plated, "oeilde- perdrix" decoration, 31 jewels, adjusted to 5 positions temperature, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 42 mm. Thickness 12 mm. Property of Various Owners

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 2

Very good

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Ref. 16622 launched in 1992, was intended to embody all that made the Rolex Oyster a success. In 1999 Rolex launched the new Oyster Perpetual Date ?Yacht Master? Rolesium in stainless steel and platinum. The case and Oysterlock bracelet of that watch are in stainless steel, the rotating bezel and the dial in platinum. The model is offered in lady?s, mid-size and gentleman?s versions. A similar watch is illustrated in ?Rolex, Collecting Modern and Vintage Wristwatches?, Vol I, by Osvaldo Patrizzi, Guido Mondani 2006 Edition, p. 350.