View full screen - View 1 of Lot 142. Datejust, reference 16233 Montre bracelet en acier et or jaune avec date | Stainless steel and yellow gold wristwatch with date and bracelet Vers 1996 | Circa 1996.
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Rolex

Datejust, reference 16233 Montre bracelet en acier et or jaune avec date | Stainless steel and yellow gold wristwatch with date and bracelet Vers 1996 | Circa 1996

Rolex

Rolex

Datejust, reference 16233 Montre bracelet en acier et or jaune avec date | Stainless steel and yellow gold wristwatch with date and bracelet Vers 1996 | Circa 1996

Datejust, reference 16233 Montre bracelet en acier et or jaune avec date | Stainless steel and yellow gold wristwatch with date and bracelet Vers 1996 | Circa 1996

Rolex

 

Datejust, reference 16233

 

Montre bracelet en acier et or jaune avec date |

Stainless steel and yellow gold wristwatch with date and bracelet

 

Vers 1996 |

Circa 1996

 

Cadran: blanc, logo des Jeux Olympiques

Calibre: cal. 3135 automatique, 31 rubis

Numéro de mouvement: 7'238'451

Boîtier: acier et or jaune 18K (750°/00), fond vissé

Numéro de boîtier: T'112'567

Fermoir: bracelet Rolex Jubilée en acier et or jaune 18K (750°/00) et boucle déployante

Dimensions: 36 mm, circonférence totale approx. 185 mm

Signé: boîtier, cadran et mouvement

Ecrin: oui

Papiers: oui

Accessoires: garantie, manuel d'utilisation, étiquette numérotée, étiquette du COSC, porte-cartes et écrin Rolex

 

Dial: white, Olympic games logo

Calibre: cal. 3135 automatic, 31 rubis

Movement number: 7'238'451

Case: stainless steel and 18k yellow gold, screw-down back

Case number: T'112'567

Closure: stainless steel and 18k yellow gold Rolex Jubilee bracelet and folding clasp

Dimensions: 36 mm, overall circumference approx. 185 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: yes

Accessories: Rolex guarantee, instruction manual, numbered hang tag, COSC hang tag, card older and presentation case

 

Poids brut 105.70 g |

Gross weight 105.70 g

MVT: is running at the time of cataloging. The date is advancing. Has been recently serviced by an independent watchmaker.

CASE: in excellent condition, showing no sign of polising and retaining its original green sticker on the back. A few very light and very minor scratches. Bracelet in very good condition with few light scratches to the clasp. Bracelet 62523H 18 and claps V2, endlinks 455B

DIAL: in excellent condition, some loss to the plot at 2. The JO logo in excellent condition.

Overall a rare and very attractive piece, recommended.


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The Olympic games are unanimously considered as the most important and prestigious sport competition in the world. Taking part to them is the ultimate dream of any athlete. It requests talent, years of hard work, discipline and abnegation. Yet, these sacrifices are little compared to the reward. The first modern Olympic games took place in Athens in 1896, two years after the creation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by Baron Pierre de Coubertin. They took their inspiration from the ancient Olympic Games held in Olympia in the 8th century BC.

The headquarters of the Olympic Committee are in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Naturally, when it comes to Switzerland, watches are not far.

Rolex has been supporting athletes, sport and human achievements since its early days, from Mercedes Gleitze swimming the English Channel with an Oyster on her wrist in 1927, the ascent of mount Everest in 1953, to contemporary horse riding and tennis champions, to name but a few.

In the 1980's and 1990's, the crowned Manufacture also wanted to mark the Olympic games by offering some special pieces to the IOC. These timepieces were Datejust, mens or ladies, adorned with the celebrated five Olympic rings, representing the five continents united by Olympism.

These exceptional watches were never available to the public, but only to the Comité International Olympique.

The present lot is one of these extraordinary watches. It was presented in 1996, exactly 100 years after the first modern edition of the Olympic Games, on the occasion of the edition that took place in Atlanta.

The watch has been preserved in outstanding condition, with sharp proportions and still bearing its green sticker on the back, and comes with all its original accessories including its punched Rolex guarantee confirming the IOC as the purchaser, the 1996 date and the 039 client code for Switzerland.

The appearance of this watch, especially in such condition, on the international market is a most exciting event for enthusiasts. There has not been a similar piece on the auction market for 8 years.

Sotheby's is thrilled to offer this highly collectible watch in Paris, where the next edition of the Olympic Games will take place in just two years.