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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 47

    Rolex. A very rare and fine 18K gold and baguette diamond-set automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, day, date, bracelet and Garantie

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, DAY-DATE, REF. 18238, CASE NO. E450792, CIRCA 1990

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    Rolex. A very rare and fine 18K gold and baguette diamond-set automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, day, date, bracelet and Garantie
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Day-Date, ref. 18238, case no. E450792, circa 1990
    Cal. 3155 automatic movement, 31 jewels, silvered brushed dial, applied baguette diamond-set numerals, luminous accents, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds, aperture for day in Italian, magnified window for date, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, fluted bezel, screw back, screw down crown, 18K gold Rolex President bracelet, hidden deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.; overall length approx. 170 mm.


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    With Rolex Garantie stamped by Bologna, Italy retailer F. Veronesi & Figli srl and dated 21 July 1992

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    Pre-Lot Text

    The following two lots are representative of the extremely scarce family of baguette diamond-set DayDate. Diamond-set dials are a rarity in any form, highly sought-after for their playfulness, aesthetic appeal and collectability. However, the present pieces feature a full baguette configuration which appears to be extremely rare, with only a handful of examples so far known from the public market.