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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 10, 2013

LOT 39

ROLEX REF. 1603 STEEL DATEJUST DIAMOND BEZEL Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Datejust, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified, case No. 3897353, Ref. 1603. Made in 1973. Fine, center seconds, self-winding, water resistant, stainless steel, white gold and diamonds chronometer wristwatch with date and a stainless steel Rolex buckle. Accompanied by a fitted box.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screw-down case back and crown, white gold bezel set with 44 round diamonds, crystal with cyclops lens. D. Satiné silver with applied steel baton indexes and luminous dots, outer minute/second division, aperture for the date. Luminous steel baton hands. M. Cal. 1570, rhodium plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 26 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions and temperature, shock absorber, free-sprung self-compensating Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism. Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm.

USD 1,800 - 2,500

HKD 14,000 - 19,000 / CHF 1,700 - 2,400

Sold: USD 2,500

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original