Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 11, 2012

LOT 275

ROLEX REF. 1002 UNIQUE DIAL, YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMOND Rolex, ?Oyster Perpetual, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified,? case No. 5174803, Ref. 1002/1005. Made in 1977. Very fine and probably unique, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold and diamond wristwatch. Accompanied by fitted box and warranty (now void).

CHF 15,000 - 20,000

USD 16,000 - 22,000 / EUR 12,000 - 17,000

Sold: CHF 32,500

C. Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, inclined bezel. D. Champagne with applied diamond indexes, outer minute/seconds track. Luminous yellow gold baton hands. M. Cal. 1570, rhodium-plated, 26 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 34 mm. Thickness 12 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


To the best of our knowledge this is the fi rst time that a Rolex Ref. 1002 with diamond indexes has appeared on the market. Amazingly, despite being delivered to the retailer in 1977, the watch remained in their stock and was not sold until 1991, explaining its almost new condition.