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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2020

LOT 546

ROLEX, DAY-DATE, REF. 18208, CORAL DIAL, ORIGINAL BOX, WARRANTY, YELLOW GOLD

Extremely fine and very rare, self-winding, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with day & date and coral dial.

Brand Rolex

Model Day-Date

Reference 18208

Year Sold in September 1996

Case No. E929505

Bracelet 18K yellow gold Rolex Bracelet with deployant clasp, approx. overall length 160 mm

Caliber 3155

Dimensions 35 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Original fitted box, punched warranty, booklets, calendar card, chronometer hang tag

CHF 100,000 - 150,000

HKD 800,000 - 1,200,000 / USD 100,000 - 150,000

Sold: CHF 118,750


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


Notes

Probably one of the most recognisable versions of the Day-Dates alongside Stella dials, precious stone dials were made in very small quantities due to the labor required to produce each dial but also to the very high price retail cost at the time. Coral dials are probably among the rarest and the simple design of the dial, lacking indexes matches perfectly with the more discreet smooth bezel.
Sold by the retailer Deiter in 1996, the case displays three crisp and deep hallmarks to the back of the case and to further enhance its desirability still has its original fitted box and punched warranty, a rarity indeed.