Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

LOT 482

ROLEX REF. 1601, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATEJUST AUTOMATIC 18K YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH DATE , MADE FOR THE SULTANATE OF OMAN

18K Yellow gold wristwatch with date with Sultanat of Oman with red Omani swords placed at 9 o' clock, caseback stamped 1601 and RWC LTD.

Brand Rolex

Model Datejust

Reference Ref. 1601

Year Circa 1975

Calibre  1570

Case No. 4 044 111

Bracelet 18K yellow gold Rolex President Bracelet with deployant clasp (approximately 195mm.)

Caliber 1570

Dimensions 36mm

Signature Case, Dial, Movement , caseback signed RWC LTD

HKD 98,000 - 170,000

CHF 12,300 - 21,700 / USD 12,500 - 22,000

Sold: HKD 150,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

The watch features a 'Khanjar' dial, featuring the Khanjar symbol, a part of the national emblem of Oman. Watches fitted with the Khanjar dial were made on special request from His Majesty Qaboos bin Said Al Said (the Sultan of Oman) and presented as gifts to his closest dignitaries and servants. The present watch is particularly astounding. Firstly, the serial number is repeated on the case back, which means that this watch was made upon special order from Rolex. The case back also displays London hallmarks for 1968, which is also correct for watches fitted with a 'Khanjar' dial. Lastly, the case back is signed "RWC Ltd" (Rolex Watch Company Ltd) which signifies export to the United Kingdom where a lot of Rolex watches with 'Khanjar' were sold.