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31 October 2020 | Monaco | Lot 243

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Rolex Special and Unusual Datejust Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 1600, Made for the Royal Saudi Arabian Armed Forces

Estimate € 5,000 – 10,000

Sold € 7,150

Model: Datejust
Reference: 1600
Case Material: Yellow gold
Bracelet Material: Leather strap
Year: 1972
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1570
Case N°: 3125934
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement

Over the decades Rolex produced many different references for the Datejust and many special dials with company, event logos, military insignias, Middle Eastern rulers’ signatures and probably many other. Among them, there were the military forces of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia such as the Army, the Navy, the Air Forces, the Air Defense or the Saudi Arabian Armed Force exactly like the one present on this lot. This reference 1600 with tonneau-shaped case has been realized in 18k yellow gold and beneath the lugs the stamps are very fresh and deep confirms the very good conditions of the watch. The satin silver dial sees applied yellow-gold baton numerals with points of luminous material at the end still intact. The cyclope shows the date at 3 o’clock and at 6 is positioned the crest of Saudi Police Force: the swords and the crown seem to come out of the dial due to the freshness of their three-dimensional color.