Online Auction

Hong Kong, Feb 27, 2020

LOT 117

Rolex for Tiffany & Co. - Ref. 16570, date, AM-PM indication, two-time zone, white dial; “Explorer II”; stainless steel

Stainless steel, self-winding, tonneau-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, white colour dial with centre-seconds and three horological complications: • Instantaneous date of the month (aperture at 3 o’clock, under Cyclops lens) • Diurnal (day-time) and nocturnal (night-time) hours with a 24-hour (AM-PM) scale (central hour index) • Two-time zone (same central hour index independently adjustable by the crown; bezel graduated for 24 hours)

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model “Oyster Perpetual Date” “Explorer II”, “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified”

Reference 16570

Year circa 1991

Case No.  E 709 299

Material stainless steel

Bracelet stainless steel Rolex “Oyster” bracelet with deployant clasp

Diameter 40 mm.

Caliber 3085, adjusted to 5 positions and temperatures

Dimensions Length 180 mm. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

HKD 130,000 - 156,000

USD 16,500 - 19,800 / EUR 15,000 - 18,000 / CHF 16,500 - 19,800

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-41


Repolished, edges preserved

Movement: 3 *
Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


As a well-known jewellery retailer, Tiffany & Co. sold timepieces from a variety of manufacturers, including Rolex. Around the late 1950’s, Tiffany & Co. began printing their name on the dials of the watches sold in their stores. The very first Tiffany-branded dials had the Tiffany name added by hand at their New York City location; however, in later years, much of the printing was actually done in Geneva, Switzerland.