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Rolex | A group of 7 bezel inserts for sport models | 勞力士 | 一套七件運動型錶圈

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Estimate:

20,000 to - 30,000 HKD

Property of a Private Collector, Offered Without Reserve

Rolex | A group of 7 bezel inserts for sport models | 勞力士 | 一套七件運動型錶圈

Rolex | A group of 7 bezel inserts for sport models | 勞力士 | 一套七件運動型錶圈

Estimate:

20,000 to - 30,000 HKD

Lot sold:

44,100

HKD

Property of a Private Collector, Offered Without Reserve

Rolex

勞力士


A group of 7 bezel inserts for sport models

一套七件運動型錶圈

附帶金屬盒子


Accessories: Rolex tin case

All bezel inserts are in very good overall condition, with minor signs of surface wear and color fading. The one for 70s Submariner with a crack at 12 o'clock. 


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."

The present lot features a group of attractive bezel inserts, including Submariner bezels from the 70s-80s and GMT-Master bezels from the 60s-70s.


The following 11 lots pay homage to the sports Rolex. Each watch, including the accessories and additional parts are preserved in very nice condition. Consigned by a private collector, his love started to develop for “Sports” Rolex watches back in the 1990’s. Purchased from fellow collectors, the owner was always trying to upgrade the quality for each reference featured within this tightly curated group. From the “NOS” Zenith Daytona to the complete Red Sub and fuchsia GMT, this collection illustrates why collecting vintage Rolex can be so much fun.


Rolex “Sports” watches were initially called “Tool” watches. It is true that most of the characteristics of the modern mechanical wristwatches are Rolex inventions. From water-resistant cases, self-winding movements and date indicators on the dial, Rolex have always been at the forefront of innovation. From the 1950’s Rolex introduced a series of specific watches. These watches were designed to be used by participants in outdoor past times and professions. Today, “Sports” Rolex watches have become icons with their current production counterparts having a very strong family resemblance to the vintage watches, so collectable today and featured throughout this collection.


由私人藏家委售,接下來的 11 枚拍品均向勞力士的運動款式致敬。這批拍品除腕錶以外,配件及零件皆保持了出眾的品相。藏家於90年代開始搜羅運動款式的勞力士錶款,熱情有增無減,積極與各路藏家交流,將收藏進一步精益求精。從一枚 NOS 的真力士 Daytona,到一枚保存相當完整的 Red Submariner,以致一枚 Fuchsia 的 GMT,這批腕錶完美展示收藏 vintage 勞力士獨特的趣味性。 


勞力士的運動型號最初作為工具時計推出市場,其與眾不同的特性為不少現代腕錶設計開創先河。從蠔式防水錶殼、自動上弦機芯,到錶盤上的日期顯示,勞力士永遠都走在腕錶工業的先端。1950年代起,勞力士為不同戶外的職業度身訂造,提供專屬用途的腕錶及時計。時至如今,勞力士的運動腕錶已經成為家喻戶曉的標誌,在現代勞力士錶款上亦不難看出 vintage 款式遺傳下來的設計,令這些錶款歷久常新,深受藏家熱愛。