Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 21, 2021

LOT 351

Ref. 18078, self-winding, centre-seconds, date, day, black dial; “Day-Date”; 18K yellow gold

EUR 10,000 - 15,000

USD 11,900 - 17,900 / HKD 93,000 - 140,000

Sold: EUR 12,350

18K yellow gold, self-winding, tonneau-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, fluted bezel, black dial with radial applied indexes and luminescent dots, centre-seconds and two horological complications:
• Instantaneous date of the month (aperture at 3 o’clock, under Cyclops lens)
• Day of the week (aperture at 12 o’clock; indication given English)

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-8-12


Slightly scratched


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model “Oyster Perpetual” “Day-Date” “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified”

Reference 18078 / 18000

Year circa 1982

Movement No. O 609 234

Case No. No. 7 437 535 (by Genex S.A., Chêne-Bourg, Geneva)

Bracelet 18K yellow gold Rolex “President” bracelet with deployant clasp (Ref. 8385)

Diameter 34.1 mm. (bezel)

Length 175 mm (approx.)

Caliber 3055, adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions

Dimensions 43.4 x 36 mm

Length 175 mm (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box, certificate of origin (blank), booklet


*a 20% import VAT is due on the hammer price with buyer's premium, plus 150€ for termination of temporary export, at buyer's expense, only if it is delivered within the EU