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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 239

    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel and 14K gold automatic centre seconds wristwatch with date, bracelet, additional steel bracelet and service receipts

    SIGNED: ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATEJUST, RETAILED BY TIFFANY & CO., REF: 16013, CASE NO. 6133365, MANUFACTURED IN 1979

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    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel and 14K gold automatic centre seconds wristwatch with date, bracelet, additional steel bracelet and service receipts
    SIGNED: Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Datejust, retailed by Tiffany & Co., Ref: 16013, case no. 6133365, manufactured in 1979
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. 3035, 27 jewels
    DIAL: champagne satiné, applied gilt baton numerals with black accents, luminous dots, luminous hands, magnified date window
    CASE: stainless steel and 14K gold, tonneau-shaped, gold faceted bezel, stainless steel screw back, gilt screw down crown, 36 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial, movement, dial additionally signed Tiffany & Co., reference 16013 between the lugs, 16000 inside back of case
    BRACELET/CLASP: Rolex stainless steel and 14K gold Jubilee bracelet and deployant clasp, approximate overall length of bracelet 180 mm.
    ACCOMPANIED BY: additional stainless steel Rolex Oyster riveted bracelet with deployant clasp stamped 3/63, three Rolex service receipts, dated 2002, 2010, one undated, factory service booklet and service box


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    Fresh to the market, the present watch is of great interest to collectors because of the Tiffany & Co. signature on the dial. In rare instances, the most important retailers are permitted to personalize the dial with their trademark. Such is the case for this late 1970s reference 16013.

    The reference 16013 is relatively scarce and examples signed Tiffany & Co. are very rare indeed, only a handful are known publically and according to our research this is the first example with Tiffany & Co. dial to be offered at auction.

    Tiffany and Co.
    Originally founded as Tiffany & Young by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young in 1837, the firm is now one of the world's foremost jewellers. Few companies have captured the public imagination to such an extent as Tiffany & Co. The firm's creations have been worn by members of some of the wealthiest nineteenth and twentieth centuries families, including the Astors, the Vanderbilts, and the prominent banker and watch enthusiast Henry Graves Junior.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.
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