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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 182

    Rolex. A very rare and attractive 18K gold automatic wristwatch with diamond-set blue dial, sweep centre seconds, day, date and 18K gold bracelet

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, DAY-DATE MODEL, REF. 1802/1803, CASE NO. 2'084'050, MANUFACTURED IN 1968

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    Rolex. A very rare and attractive 18K gold automatic wristwatch with diamond-set blue dial, sweep centre seconds, day, date and 18K gold bracelet
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Day-Date model, Ref. 1802/1803, case no. 2'084'050, manufactured in 1968
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. 1556, 26 jewels
    DIAL: petrol blue satiné, diamond-set numerals, luminous accents, luminous gold hands, aperture for day in English, magnified window for date
    CASE: 18K gold, tonneau-shaped, polished bezel, screw back, screw down crown, 36 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial, movement
    BRACELET/CLASP: 18K gold Rolex Oyster riveted bracelet, deployant clasp stamped 11/68, overall approximate length 190 mm.


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    This Day-Date reference 1802/1803 is a very rare and much sought-after collectors' watch, the rarity enhanced by the original 18K gold riveted Oyster bracelet dated 1968.

    The present example further delights by its excellent overall condition, the original untouched dial lavishly enhanced with 8 round-cut diamond hour markers and 2 baguette-cut diamonds at 6 and 9 o'clock, creating an eye-catching contrast with the metallic blue colour, an epitome of sophistication and prestige.

    To the best of our knowledge the present watch has never before been offered in public.

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