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A YELLOW GOLD DIAMOND-SET CENTRE SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DIAMOND SAPPHIRE AND RUBY-SET HONEYCOMB DIAL, DAY, DATE AND BRACELET REF 19048 CASE 6744577 OYSTER QUARTZ DAY-DATE CIRCA 1981
Estimate
20,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 35,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
89
Rolex
A YELLOW GOLD DIAMOND-SET CENTRE SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DIAMOND SAPPHIRE AND RUBY-SET HONEYCOMB DIAL, DAY, DATE AND BRACELET REF 19048 CASE 6744577 OYSTER QUARTZ DAY-DATE CIRCA 1981
Estimate
20,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 35,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Rolex
A YELLOW GOLD DIAMOND-SET CENTRE SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DIAMOND SAPPHIRE AND RUBY-SET HONEYCOMB DIAL, DAY, DATE AND BRACELET REF 19048 CASE 6744577 OYSTER QUARTZ DAY-DATE CIRCA 1981
Movement: cal. 5055 quartz, 11 jewels 
Case: 18k yellow gold Oysterquartz, diamond-set bezel, screw-down crown and back
Dial: diamond, sapphire and ruby-set honeycomb dial
Bracelet/Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Rolex Oysterquartz bracelet and folding clasp
Diameter: 36mm, bracelet circumference approx. 175mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: none
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Catalogue Note

This Day Date Oysterquartz is fitted with one of the rarest, most audacious and eye-catching dials Rolex ever produced consisting of a honeycomb of alternating rubies and sapphires. The centre of the hexagons are pavé-set with diamonds.  One can easily imagine the important premium such a precious dial commanded when the piece was originally purchased. 

It is interesting to note that the present lot is only signed 'Rolex Day Date' and that the 'Oysterquartz' isn't present. This tends to confirm the very limited production of these dials which were fitted on automatic and quartz Day Date models alike.Their scarcity and bold look make the pieces bearing these dials treasured by collectors.

Furthermore, the present dial is perfectly complimented by the diamond-set bezel and the gold Oysterquartz case and bracelet still showing their original finish. 

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