Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 July 2019 | Monaco LOT 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
The item will be sold under “Temporary Importation” and import VAT will be charged on the hammer price, ONLY if it is delivered within the EU. See the GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS of the sale.
Model: Day-Date Oysterquartz
Material: Yellow gold
Reference N°: 19028
Case N°: 9583281
Movement N°: 103761
Bracelet: Yellow gold
Signed: Dial, Case and movement
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.