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Spotted; Rolex Day-Date 1802 stella.
The smooth bezel is a great match to the jubilee bracelet! But that’s not all – it’s a complete set with box and papers. Great.
Spotted: Rolex Day-Date 1803 with box, COSC certificate and papers – great set.
Spotted: Rolex Day-Date Oysterquartz 19018 with great black diamond dial. I love the solid & smooth Oysterquartz look and the black dial is just stunning.
To be auctioned @ Dr. Crott;
Follow-up: the Antiquorum March 17 2013 auction.
A few days ago I posted some interesting watches to be featured in Antiquorum’s March 17 2013 auction. Well.. the results are in! Tip of the hat: the 1831 did a stella(r) job…
First Day-Date in this auction was to be found in lot 82: this 18078 with unusual dial. It fetched 13.750 CHF including buyers premium, nicely within its estimate of 10-15k CHF. At a little over 10k in EUR, the added value posed by the dial can be considered at around 5k.
The platinum 1804 with paper, lot 527, reached 38.750 CHF including buyers premium, well over the estimate of 18-28k CHF.
But without a single doubt the star of the show was this 1831 in lot 530, weighting in at a whopping 206.500 CHF including buyers premium. Let’s just say the original estimate of 25-35k CHF was -erhm..- conservative. The price is also considerably more than the previous 1831 which was sold. In Christie’s May 16th 2011 auction, that one fetched 147k CHF.
The 1831 can be considered not only a holy grail for Day-Date collectors, but also a very important watch in Rolex history. Said to be made in no more than 8 examples at the request of the Shah of Iran, it is one of the rarest references to have been made by Rolex.
All results at Antiquorum’s superb Auction Database: http://catalog.antiquorum.com/index.html
Must read: Rolex Day-Date Referenz 1803 by friend Boris Pjanic.
Brush up your German – it’s worth the read. Awesome watch with superb provenance.
Spotted: stunning early 1803 with leaf hands and original Swiss dial. Comes with box and papers – very rare find! Make sure to visit the link for more details. Unbelievable set.
I would call these ‘transitional’ as the dial and hands are 6611-style, unlike the more straight-forward type of markers and hands typically found on 1803’s.