Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2020

LOT 544

ROLEX, REF. 1802, DAY-DATE, «OCTOPUSSY», WHITE GOLD, BLUE DIAL WITH DOUBLE DIAMOND INDEXES

Very fine 18K white gold, self-winding wristwatch with center seconds and day date indicators.

Brand Rolex

Model Day-Date

Reference 1802

Year Circa 1960

Case No. 2612450

Bracelet 18K white gold Rolex bracelet with diamond-set middle- row, approx. overall length 167 mm

Caliber 1556

Dimensions 36 mm

Signature Case, Dial and Movement

CHF 50,000 - 70,000

HKD 400,000 - 560,000 / USD 50,000 - 70,000

Sold: CHF 61,250


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-18-01

Good

Slightly oxidized

Spotted

HANDS Original


Notes

This watch is an early example of the “octopussy” white gold day date with a very unusual and rare double diamond indexes dial and luxurious diamonds bracelet. Only few examples have hit the market through the years. It can be considered a masterpiece.