Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 –⁠ 18 July 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A Selection of Pure Vintage/Contemporary Timepieces and Rare Jewels. Our first auction with Davide Parmegiani.

Session 1 starting at 3 p.m.
Session 2 starting at 6 p.m.

196 Rolex A very rare and attractive Rolex Day-Date Oysterquartz reference 19028 in 18k yellow gold with special “Pyramide”bezel, bracelet and dial decoration with guarantee and tag

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Model: Day-Date Oysterquartz
Material: Yellow gold
Reference N°: 19028
Year: 1986
Case N°: 9583281
Caliber: 5055
Movement N°: 103761
Bracelet: Yellow gold
Dimensions: 36
Signed: Dial, Case and movement
Accessories: papers

While Rolex is known for its mechanical timepieces, but throughout the 1970s and 1980s, channeled its resources in creating their very own in-house quartz movements, one of them being the calibre 5055. Known as the “OysterQuartz”, this calibre functioned similarly and accurately as any automatic Day-Date movement. This caliber was equipped on some reference and among them we find the present Day-Date Oysterquartz 19028. This particular reference is one of the few examples of a quartz Rolex and is a rare and valuable find and is an outstanding example due to a number of reasons. Firstly, the perfect conditions of the 18k yellow-gold case and bracelet but, most important this watch features a very rare “Decor Pyramide” bezel. This special decoration is really hard to find and totally uncommon on such watches, the fact that this motif is also repeated in the central band of the bracelet makes the present watch really exceptional. Moreover, the dial as well is something spectacular with the unusual combination of yellow-gold Roman indexes with the two winds for date and day on a white dial. But this again is not a simple white dial: its very bright porcelain color is further embellished by the pyramidal motif that stands out on the entire quadrant and takes up the one on the bezel and bracelet. If you are looking for an extremely unique watch that offers something that few other Rolex timepieces do, this specific piece is an absolute must have. Accompanied by the Original Rolex Warranty confirming the sale on May 03th, 1993, booklets and tag.