Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 531

ROLEX REF 18296, DAY-DATE, LAPIS LAZULI DIAL, PLATINUM AND DIAMOND Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual "Day-Date" Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified", case No. W048035, Ref. 18296. Made circa 1995. Very fine and extremely rare, center seconds, self- winding, water-resistant, Platinum and diamond wristwatch with day and date and an Platinum Rolex Oyster bracelet with deployant clasp.

CHF 35,000 - 55,000

HKD 280,000 - 440,000 / USD 35,000 - 55,000

Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, fluted diamond- set bezel and lugs, screwed down case back and crown, sapphire crystal with Cyclops lens. Lapis Lazuli with apertures for the day of the week and date. Applied diamond indexes. White gold baton hands. Cal. 3155, rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 31 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions and temperature, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36mm. THICKNESS 12 mm. Approx overall length 160 mm.