Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 15, 2015

LOT 161

ROLEX REF. 18038 DAY-DATE BLACK ROMAN DIAL YELLOW GOLD Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual, Day-Date, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified," case No. 6476903, Ref. 18038. Made in 1980. Very fine, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with black dial and day & date.

USD 6,500 - 8,500

HKD 50,000 - 66,000 / CHF 6,500 - 8,500

Sold: USD 8,125

Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, screw-down case back and crown, fluted bezel, sapphire crystal with cyclops lens. Black with applied yellow gold radial Roman numerals, outer minute/seconds divisions, apertures for the day of the week and quick-set 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.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 12.5 mm.