Rare Watches, Magnificent Jewels & Objets de Vertu 14 January 2019 | Monaco LOT 72
Rolex Oysterquartz Day-Date, ref. 19028, Yellow-gold, accompanied with Rolex guarantee, former property of Mondani collection
Estimate € 12,000 – 18,000
Model: Oysterquartz Day-Date
Material: Yellow-Gold 18K
Reference N°: 19028
Year: Circa 1985
Case N°: 9180249
Caliber: 5055 Quartz
Bracelet: Rolex yellow-gold bracelet with concealed clasp
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement
Accessories: Accompanied by original guarantee
Literature: Coming from Mondani collection
While Rolex is known for its impeccably designed mechanical movements, it did delve into the quartz movement in the 1970s and ’80s. During this period, the Day-Date reference 19028 was created. This particular reference is one of the few examples of a quartz Rolex and is a rare and valuable find. Known as an Oysterquartz, this watch mimics the look of other Day-Dates with a 18k yellow-gold waterproof case. The champagne diamond dial is matching perfectly with the yellow gold of the watch, giving it a classic look. However, the real changes are evident inside the watch with the addition of a caliber 5055, 11 jewels quartz movement. Though this is a quartz watch, it still powers the Day-Date’s most important features, its day and date apertures. Both are located on the dial and instantaneously change to reveal the proper day and date for the wearer. If you are looking for an extremely unique watch that offers something few other Rolex timepieces do, this reference is a must have.
Montre Rolex en or jaune, modèle Oysterquartz Day-Date, réf. 19028. Ce modèle très rare accompagné de son certificat Rolex, ayant appartenu à la collection Mondani, vous donnera un look 70’s unique que peu d’autres Rolex pourront offrir.