Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 19, 2022

LOT 325

ROLEX
REF. 18078 / 18000, SELF-WINDING, CENTRE-SECONDS, DATE, DAY, RED GRADIENT "STELLA" DIAL WITH DIAMOND-SET INDEXES, "PRESIDENT" BRACELET; "DAY-DATE"; 18K YELLOW GOLD

EUR 18,000 - 28,000

USD 19,000 - 29,500 / HKD 150,000 - 232,000 / CHF 18,200 - 28,300

Sold: EUR 27,300

Very fine and rare, 18K yellow gold, self-winding, "tonneau"-shaped, gentleman's wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, inclined fluted bezel, red "dégradé" gradient "Stella" dial with diamond-set indexes, centre-seconds, day of the week and date of the month.


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model "Day-Date"

Reference 18078 / 18000

Year circa 1979

Movement No. 0 116 409

Case No. 5 854 262

Material 18K yellow gold

Bracelet 18K yellow gold Rolex "President" bracelet, bark-finished, with deployment clasp

Diameter 36 mm.

Length 190 mm. (approx.)

Caliber 3055, 27 jewels

Length 190 mm. (approx.)

Weight 136.9 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box (Ref. 71.00.01) and after-market 18K yellow gold diamond-set bezel

Notes

The watch is accompanied by its original inclined fluted bezel and an after-market diamond-set bezel.

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Rolex, “Day-Date”

The “Day-Date” model was launched in 1956. It is one of Rolex most coveted “classic” models – in opposition to the “sports” models.

Known as the wristwatch worn by presidents, hence its nickname “President”, it was the first water-resistant and self-winding chronometer wristwatch to offer a modern calendar with an instantaneous day display, spelt out in full in a window on the dial, in addition to the date.

Exclusively crafted in precious metals, very few watch models come close to the stature, eminence and timelessness of the Rolex “Day-Date”.