Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco LOT 223

223

Rolex Charismatic and Extremely Well Preserved Day-date Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 18 048, With Diamond-set Bezel, Lapis Lazuli Dial and Sticker

Estimate € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 33,800
Lot Description

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18 048
Case Material: Yellow gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow gold
Year: 1986
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3055
Case N°: 9486987
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement

The present example is a very attractive, playful variation of Lapis Lazuli Day-Date: its classic combination of rich blue lapis lazuli, diamonds and yellow gold makes this lot extremely intriguing and fascinating. It is a reference 18 048 offered in very pleasing condition its rarity is given by the special bezel enriched with 44 brilliant cut diamonds on the bezel. The tonneau case of 36 mm with screw back is in full 18k yellow gold and still presents the original proportion with a precious president bracelet. It is also enhanced by the lapis lazuli dial, known for their fragile nature, are increasingly scarce to find in unharmed condition such as the present one. On the back is also present the original Rolex sticker confirming that this watch has been worn only occasionally.