Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 19, 2022

LOT 324

ROLEX
REF. 18079 / 18000, SELF-WINDING, CENTRE-SECONDS, DATE, DAY, SILVER “SUNBURST” DIAL, “BARK”-FINISH “PRESIDENT” BRACELET; “DAY-DATE”; 18K WHITE GOLD

EUR 18,000 - 28,000

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

Sold: EUR 28,600

A very fine and rare, 18K white gold, self-winding, gentleman’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, silver colour “sunburst” dial, centre-seconds, day of the week and date of the month.


LOADING IMAGES
Click to full view Click to full view
Image Image

Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 1-8

As new

Slightly scratched

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model "Day-Date"

Reference 18079 / 18000

Year circa 1982

Movement No. 1 100 981

Case No. 7 294 504

Material 18K white gold

Bracelet 18K white gold Rolex "President" bracelet, "bark"-finish central links, with deployant clasp

Diameter 36 mm.

Length 190 mm. (approx.)

Caliber 3055, 27 jewels

Length 190 mm. (approx.)

Weight 146.2 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box (Ref. 71.00.04), certificate of origin (dated December 1988), instruction booklet

Notes

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”.