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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 227

    Rolex. An 18K gold automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet and unusual dial

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, DATEJUST, REF. 16018, CASE NO. 5'603'462, MANUFACTURED IN 1979

    Price Realised  

    Rolex. An 18K gold automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet and unusual dial
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Datejust, ref. 16018, case no. 5'603'462, manufactured in 1979
    Cal. 3035 nickel-finished lever movement, 27 jewels, cream-coloured dial, applied gold Arabic numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds, magnified window for date, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, fluted bezel, screw back and screw down crown, 18K gold Rolex Oyster bracelet and deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    36.5 mm. diam.


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    With Rolex Garantie et Attestation de Chronomètre Officiel dated 30 June 1979, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

    The present watch stands out by its unusual, ivory-coloured dial and the applied Arabic numerals as opposed to the more common version with applied baton numerals. It is furthermore in excellent overall condition, still retaining the original protective sticker to the case back.

    Special Notice

    Prospective buyers should be aware that the importation of Rolex watches into the United States is highly restricted. Rolex watches may not be shipped into the USA and can only be imported personally. Generally a buyer may import only one watch into the USA. For further information please contact our specialists in charge of the sale. Please note other countries may have comparable import restrictions for luxury watches.