Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 137

ROLEX OYSTERQUARTZ DAY-DATE ECOLE DE L'HORLOGERIE DE GENEVE STEEL Rolex, "OysterQuartz, Day-Date, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified". Made circa 1980. Very fine and very rare, water-resistant, center-seconds, steel quartz wristwatch with day, date and a stainless steel link Rolex bracelet with deployant clasp.

CHF 15,000 - 20,000

HKD 120,000 - 160,000 / USD 15,000 - 20,000

Sold: CHF 27,500

Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, inclined bezel, screwed- down case back and crown, sapphire crystal with Cyclops lens. Silver with applied steel baton indexes, luminous dots, outer minutes/seconds track with Roman numerals, apertures for the day and for the date. Luminous steel baton hands. With quartz standardization.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Dial and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Approx. overall length: 172 mm. Rolex has always been of great help and support to encourage future generations of watchmakers just like they did when they open the new watchmaking center in Pennsylvania in 2001, entirely supported by the brand and completely non-profit. According to our research, Rolex back in the 1950's donated a very small series of steel Day-dates both in references 6611 and 1803 as tools to practice their skills on and therefore did not bear any serial or reference numbers and continued this tradition. This is the second time, a reference 17000 made for the watchmaking school has appeared at auction