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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2014

LOT 111

ROLEX REF 18038 DAY DATE DIAMONDS AND SAPPHIRE YELLOW GOLD Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual "Day-Date" Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified", case No.5972218, Ref. 18038. Made circa 1979. Fine and rare, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with day and date and an 18K yellow gold President bracelet with concealed deployant clasp.

Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, fluted bezel, screwed down case back and crown, sapphire crystal with Cyclops lens. Champagne with applied diamonds indexes and baton sapphires, outer minutes/seconds divisions , apertures for the day of the week and date. Luminous yellow gold baton hands. Cal. 3055, rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 27 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions and temperature, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism.

CHF 10,000 - 15,000

HKD 83,000 - 125,000 / USD 11,500 - 17,000

Sold: CHF 16,250

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Approx. overall length 185 mm.