ROLEX |  DAY-DATE, REFERENCE 18038, YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1979
ROLEX |  DAY-DATE, REFERENCE 18038, YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1979
ROLEX |  DAY-DATE, REFERENCE 18038, YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1979
ROLEX |  DAY-DATE, REFERENCE 18038, YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1979
ROLEX |  DAY-DATE, REFERENCE 18038, YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1979
ROLEX |  DAY-DATE, REFERENCE 18038, YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1979
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ROLEX | DAY-DATE, REFERENCE 18038, YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1979

Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 GBP

ROLEX | DAY-DATE, REFERENCE 18038, YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1979

Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot Sold:8,125GBP

Lot Details

Description

ROLEX


DAY-DATE, REFERENCE 18038

YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE AND BRACELET,

CIRCA 1979


Dial: silvered pink, later

Calibre: cal. 3055 automatic, 27 jewels

Movement number: 0’203’210

Case: 18ct yellow gold Oyster, screw-down crown and back

Case number: 6’115’491

Closure: 18ct yellow gold Rolex President bracelet with integrated folding clasp

Dimensions: 36mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 170mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: service guarantee card dated November, 17, 2011, service booklet, Chronometer booklet, Chronometer hang tag and polishing cloth


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Please note, Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.

Condition Report

DIAL: in very good condition. Hands in very good condition. With French day wheel. Dial most probably replaced in the early 2000s.


CASE: with marks to the side of the lower right lug. With scuffs and marks to the sides of the case and to the bezel. Hallmarks remain visible. Caseback inside stamped 18000


Bracelet 18000 F with 55 endlinks


MOVEMENT: running at time of cataloguing, day and date advancing.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of its timekeeping. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and that a service may be required at the buyer's discretion.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome). Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. Please be advised that wristbands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS (ONLINE ONLY).

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

The Rolex Day-Date reference 18038 saw light in 1977, propelling the legendary wristwatch into the next generation. The newly introduced 5-digit reference was an early adopter of the sapphire crystal, conferring the watch with a modern feel and look. The calibre 3055, fifth iteration of the Day-Date movement, introduced the quick-set function for the date setting. These innovations, coupled with the modern looks, have surely contributed to elevating the reference 18038 to an all-time favourite in Rolex collections. 

The present yellow gold example is fitted with the equally highly-praised President bracelet and features an interesting later pink dial which blends surprisingly well with the yellow ensemble. 

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Online bidding closed05 Dec 2019 | 03:09 PM GMT