105 Rolex Charismatic and Attractive, Day-date, Automatic Wristwatch in White-gold, With Linen-textured Case, Reference 18039

Estimate: €7,000 –⁠ 14,000

Sold (Premium)€19,500

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18039
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1980
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3055
Case N°: 6 212 042
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Rolex is known in the world of vintage watch collecting for being one of the brands that most dared with intriguing designs. Patented in 1955 and released only a year later, the Rolex Day-Date presented itself as a watch of undoubted charm but often also very undervalued given its complication that could indicate the day of the week and the date. In 1977, Rolex introduced a new movement for the Day-Date generation, caliber 3055. It is the first Rolex movement to have a quick-set function, making it very easy to correct the date. The present lot is a very pleasant example of Day-Date reference 18039, immediately recognizable for its special textured case. Preserved in great condition, the white-gold case is still nice with sharp gold marks and hallmarks under the lugs and overflows onto the argentè dial with English calendar and is resumed by the hands that shine on the surface.