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    Sale 12572

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    30 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 2656

    ROLEX. A FINE, RARE AND ATTRACTIVE 18K GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE, SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS AND LAPIS LAZULI DIAL

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, DAY-DATE, REF. 18238/2098, CASE NO. A621045, CIRCA 1999

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    ROLEX. A FINE, RARE AND ATTRACTIVE 18K GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE, SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS AND LAPIS LAZULI DIAL
    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, DAY-DATE, REF. 18238/2098, CASE NO. A621045, CIRCA 1999
    Ca. 3155 automatic movement, 31 jewels, lapis lazuli dial, diamond-set numerals, sweep centre seconds, aperture for day, magnified window for date, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, fluted bezel, screw back, screw down crown, 18k gold Rolex President bracelet and concealed deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.; overall length approximately 180 mm.
    US$15,000-25,000


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    With Rolex Japan International Service Guarantee dated 21 May 2008.

    The present Day-Date is fitted with the extremely collectible and captivating lapis lazuli dial with diamond-set numerals. The Day-Date is well known for having been a canvas onto which Rolex unleashed an innumerable amount of variations and experiments. Among the most appreciated stylistic exercises, the collector will, without a doubt, mention the famed hard stone dials. Rolex experimented with a number of different materials for these dials: coral, malachite, marble, fossils and others. The lapis lazuli version is perhaps the most eye-pleasing of them all: not only is the deep blue color in itself breathtaking, but the lapis lazuli is natural inclusions add movement and flair to the dial.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the correct measurement of the case is 36 mm. diam. and not 34 mm. diam. as stated in the catalogue.
    請留意,此枚錶的直徑應為36 mm,並非圖錄中所述的34 mm。