View full screen - View 1 of Lot 9. Lady Datejust with khanjar, Ref 6917 18k yellow gold and malachite wristwatch with bracelet Circa 1975.
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Rolex

Lady Datejust with khanjar, Ref 6917 18k yellow gold and malachite wristwatch with bracelet Circa 1975

Rolex

Rolex

Lady Datejust with khanjar, Ref 6917 18k yellow gold and malachite wristwatch with bracelet Circa 1975

Lady Datejust with khanjar, Ref 6917 18k yellow gold and malachite wristwatch with bracelet Circa 1975

Rolex

Lady Datejust with khanjar, Ref 6917

18k yellow gold and malachite wristwatch with bracelet

Circa 1975


Dial: malachite

Calibre: cal. 2030, 28 jewels

Movement number: 83'240

Case: 18k yellow gold

Case number: 3'891'935

Closure: 18k yellow gold Rolex bracelet and folding clasp

Dimensions: 26 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Matching 18k yellow gold and malachite ring and bracelet both signed Asprey and presentation box with khanjar from Asprey

 

MVT: running at the time of cataloguing, date advances

 

Case: in fair condition showing a number of scratches, blemishes and signs of wear, a link below the end link at six o’clock has some wear and is not parallel on one side with those beneath,

 

Dial: Malachite in good condition , strong raised gold print on the Khanjar motif,


Condition 11 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.

The present lot offers a rare opportunity to acquire a unique watch: an extraordinary Rolex Lady Datejust featuring a malachite dial with the highly collectible Omani khanjar, accompanied with matching 18k yellow gold and malachite ring and bracelet. The rarity of the lot is further enhanced by the 'Asprey' inscription on the caseback of the watch. Furthermore, there is another khanjar in the closure of the bracelet and an elegant presentation box from Asprey featuring yet Oman's national symbol once again. 


The watch comes to us form the family of the original owner, who were gifted the watch by Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said, as her husband was Major General Kenneth Perkins, who was stationed in Oman to assist the Sultan during the 1970's, and can be seen in his autobiography "A Fortunate Soldier" alongside the Sultan in numerous photographs.