Rolex. An extremely rare and attractive 18K gold, diamond and ruby-set automatic calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet and service guarantee
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Rolex. An extremely rare and attractive 18K gold, diamond and ruby-set automatic calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet and service guarantee

SIGNED ROLEX, DAY-DATE, REF. 18068, CASE NO. 9'726'873, CIRCA 1986

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Rolex. An extremely rare and attractive 18K gold, diamond and ruby-set automatic calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet and service guarantee
Signed Rolex, Day-Date, ref. 18068, case no. 9'726'873, circa 1986
Cal. 3055 automatic movement, 27 jewels, pavé-set diamond dial, ruby-set numerals, magnified window for date, aperture for day in English on a red disc, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, ruby-set bezel, screw back, screw down crown, Rolex President bracelet and deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
36 mm. diam.; overall length of bracelet approx. 185 mm.
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.
Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not be imported into the U.S. Please be advised that a purchasers inability to import any such item into the U.S. or any other country shall not constitute grounds for non-payment or cancellation of the sale. With respect to items that contain any other types of gemstones originating in Burma (e.g., sapphires), such items may be imported into the U.S., provided that the gemstones have been mounted or incorporated into jewellery outside of Burma and provided that the setting is not of a temporary nature (e.g., a string).
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Please note that the correct estimate for this watch is CHF50,000-80,000.

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Lot Essay

With Rolex Internal Service Guarantee dated 13 January 2015.

To fulfil the demand for sporty, yet elegant wristwatches Rolex produced exceedingly small series of highly gem-set models mainly in the 1970s and 1980s.

The present reference 18068 is part of a very limited number of such jewelled "Day-Date" models, furthermore distinguished by its very good original overall condition. Other appealing aspects of this unusual wristwatch are the day and date windows, red burgundy coloured with the calendar indications gold printed to match the ruby-set numerals and bezel.

Given the extreme rarity of this model, its close to mint condition and hard to beat visual appearance, this Day-Date is a great opportunity for a forward-thinking collector to secure a true trophy.

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