ROLEX | DAY-DATE, REFERENCE 1807, A YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE, BRACELET AND "CONFETTI" DIAL, CIRCA 1972 | 勞力士 | Day-Date 型號1807 黃金鏈帶腕錶，備日期、星期顯示及Confetti錶盤，錶殼編號2713766，約1972年製
120,000 - 220,000 HKD
PROPERTY OF A COLLECTOR
120,000 - 220,000 HKD
PROPERTY OF A COLLECTOR
DAY-DATE, REFERENCE 1807
A YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE, BRACELET AND "CONFETTI" DIAL, CIRCA 1972
Dial: aged, black
Calibre: cal. 1556 automatic, 26 jewels
Case: 18k yellow gold, screw down case back
Case number: 2'713'766
Closure: 18k yellow gold Rolex President bark bracelet and folding clasp
Size: 36 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 170 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The day and date function is working properly. The dial has aged beautifully and taken a subtle red, green, and blue speckling throughout. All luminous plots is present. The band with minor surface wear throughout and while the lugs with light surface wear at places. The case back with surface wear throughout. However the case with very strong and proportional lugs remaining. The bracelet with surface wear throughout and the folding clasp is stamped 1971 which is correct to the reference 1807..
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports 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. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. 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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands 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."
An icon of luxury and undisputed status, the present Rolex Day-Date offers a rare configuration with its aged and tropical "confetti" dial. Upon close inspection one will notice the subtle, yet vibrant colours that overtakes the dial surface, glittering in speckles of red, green and blue, radiating a mysterious charm. Furthermore to the rare and elusive confetti dial, the watch is complete with a bark bezel and a bark president bracelet, offering a timber like texture on the yellow gold presentation that is correct to the reference and period.