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406

Rolex

DAY-DATE, REF 18038 YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE, BRACELET AND AMMONITE DIAL CIRCA 1979

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

12,000

to
- 18,000 CHF

Rolex

Rolex

DAY-DATE, REF 18038 YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE, BRACELET AND AMMONITE DIAL CIRCA 1979

DAY-DATE, REF 18038 YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE, BRACELET AND AMMONITE DIAL CIRCA 1979

Estimate:

12,000

to
- 18,000 CHF

Lot sold:

18,900

CHF

Rolex


DAY-DATE, REF 18038

YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE, BRACELET AND AMMONITE DIAL

CIRCA 1979


Dial: ammonite, diamond indexes

Calibre: cal. 3055 automatic, 27 jewels

Movement number: 0’412’183

Case: 18k yellow gold, screw-down back

Case number: 6’333’894

Closure: 18k yellow gold Rolex President bracelet and folding clasp

Dimensions: 36 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 180 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Rolex travel pouch


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MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing and the day and date advancing.

CASE: in good and attractive condition still with sharpness remaining to the lugs, crisp numbers and nicely visible hallmarks on the back. The watch has been polished and there are signs of wear visible with the naked eye, such as small dings and scratches. The bracelet is in good condition with some stretching and wear. The clasp is stamped '8385' and the endlinks '55B'.

DIAL: in very attractive condition with natural surface texture and blemishes, as well as with minute blemishes to the hands and indexes.


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. Please note: Condition 16 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.


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 but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). 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 SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Since its presentation in 1956, the Rolex Day-Date has seen several improvements and adaptations to different styles and cultures. Rare hard stone dials, which were used to underline the exclusiveness of the collection are a good example of the adventurous spirit that Rolex incorporated into its presidential model. The present reference 18038 from circa 1979, with a fluted bezel features a mesmerizing black ammonite hard stone dial and diamond hour indexes at 6 and 9. With each dial unique in its rights, these pieces are highly collectible among discerning collectors.


The watch is furthermore retained in very good condition.