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ROLEX Presidential Ladies Datejust Diamond Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Simply timeless. This special edition Rolex features a dial with diamonds, has all of its original pieces and is in excellent condition. We guarantee that this Rolex watch is in pris...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Ladies Dress Rolex Watch with Diamond
By Rolex
Located in Palm Beach, FL
1950's oval dial, asymetrical diamond watch. This unique design has a very feminine feel to it. The rich golden bronze patina adds depth to the watch. The 34 round brilliant cut dia...
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Vintage 1950s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

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1995 Rolex Gold Diamond Ladies Datejust Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
The bautiful Rolex datejust watch is finely crafted in yellow gold with a diamond bezel. The dial is made of Mother of Pearl and diamonds. Circa 1995.
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1990s Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Gold

Rolex Ladies President Diamond Ruby Gold Watch
By Rolex
Located in Feasterville, PA
This is an authentic Rolex Presidential watch with a Rolex dial with added aftermarket diamond markers, a custom 18k yellow gold diamond and ruby bezel, a Rolex 18K yellow gold presi...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Ladies Rolex President Gold & Diamond Watch 179158
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset date, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case with factory diamond bezel and lugs (26mm diameter). Factory mother of pearl diamond dial. 18k yel...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Ladies President Gold & Diamond Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Automatic winding, 29 jewels, Quickset date, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case with factory Pyramid diamond bezel (26mm diameter). Factory champagne Tapestry dial with diamond h...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Rolex President Ladies White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 79179
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Ladies White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 79179. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k white gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Rolex Yellow Gold Ladies President Diamond Dial Watch
By Rolex
Located in Columbia, MO
Item Details Brand Rolex Case Material Yellow Gold Gender Women's MPN 69178 Face Color Yellow Band Type Bracelet Case Size 26 mm Style Dress Dial Champagne Diamond Approximate Year 1...
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Ladies Masterpiece/Pearlmaster Gold Diamond Watch 69828
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Automatic winding, 29 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold Oyster style case with factory diamond bezel (29mm diameter). Factory Mother of Pearl dial with blue sapphir...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Ladies Yellow Gold and Diamond 1960s Bracelet Watch
By Rolex
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1960s Rolex Ladies Bracelet Wrist watch, 22 M.M. 14K Yellow Gold 2 piece case with a Bezel of Round Brilliant cut Diamonds totaling 1 Carat. 17 Jewel mechanical, manual wind mo...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold

Rolex Vintage Ladies 18 Karat Yellow Gold Diamond Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
This Rolex Vintage Ladies 18k Yellow Gold Diamond Watch is just a beauty. All 100% authentic, original Rolex manual mechanical winding movement, Original Rolex in18k yellow gold with...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Rolex DateJust 18 karat Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
Specification: Model: DateJust Movement: Perpetual, Self Winding Function: Instantaneous Quick Set Date Case Size: 26mm Case Material: 18k Yellow Gold Bracelet Materials: 18k Y...
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Vintage 1980s Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

Rolex President Ladies Yellow Gold Diamond Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Ladies automatic wristwatch with date display 18k yellow gold case with custom diamond bezel. Champagne dial with custom diamond hour markers. 18k yellow gold hidden clasp Rolex Pres...
Rolex Ladies Datejust Pearlmaster 18 Karat Gold Ladies Diamond Watch 80318
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Lady Datejust Pearlmaster 18k Yellow Gold Ladies Diamond Watch 80318 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case with factory 12 diamond be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex President Ladies White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 179179 Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Ladies White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 179179 Box Papers. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k white gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Role...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 26 Ladies Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 79163
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 26 Ladies Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 79163. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26 mm in diameter. Rolex lo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex President Ladies 18 Karat White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 179179
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Ladies 18k White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 179179. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement with quickset date function. 18k white gold oyster case 26.0...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust Diamond Mother of Pearl Ladies Watch Ref. 178384
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
A rare and beautiful Rolex watch showcasing a mother-of-pearl dial with roman numerals. Diamond encrusted bezel. 31mm diameter. Stainless Steel. Reference no. 178384. Accompanied by...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Stainless Steel

1 1/2 Carat Diamond Bezel-Rolex Oyster Perpetual Stainless Steel Ladies Watch
By Rolex
Located in Austin, TX
Ladies Diamond Rolex This stunning diamond Rolex is in fantastic condition! With a smooth polish finish the stainless steel Rolex watch looks good with all attired on any day. The ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69173
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 26mm Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69173. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel Rose Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 179161
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Rose Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 179161. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement with quickset date function. Stainless steel oyster case 26 mm in d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Rose Gold

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69163
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69163. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69173
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 26mm Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69173. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Pearlmaster White Gold MOP Diamond Ladies Watch 69359
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Pearlmaster White Gold MOP Diamond Ladies Watch 69359. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k white gold oyster case 29.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a c...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 79174
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 79174. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold, Steel

Rolex President Yellow Gold Anniversary Dial Diamond Ladies Watch 69158
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Yellow Gold Anniversary Dial Diamond Ladies Watch 69158. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Role...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust 26 69174G Ladies Stainless Steel Diamond Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007649 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust Model Variant: 26 Model Number: 69174G Age: 1996 Gender: Ladies Complete With: Rolex Box Dial: Silver With Diamond Mar...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Cellini Orchid White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 6201
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Cellini Orchid White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 6201. Quartz movement. 18k white gold case 23.0 mm in diameter. 18k white gold bezel factory set with 141 diamond. Scratch resist...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69173
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 26mm Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69173. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Ladies Pearlmaster White Gold and Diamond Watch 80319
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Ladies Pearlmaster White Gold & Diamond Watch 80319 - Automatic winding. 18k white gold case with custom 12-diamond bezel (29mm diameter). Custom Mother of Pearl diamond dial. ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 31 68279 Ladies White Gold Diamond Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: W007579 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Datejust Model Variant: 31 Model Number: 68279 Age: 1995 Gender: Ladies Complete With: Rolex Box Dial: Silver With Diamond Markers...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69173
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 26mm Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69173. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust EveRose Gold Steel Diamond Ladies Watch 179171
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust EveRose Gold Steel Diamond Ladies Watch 179171. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69138
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69138. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Cellini Cellissima White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 6683
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Cellini Cellissima 33mm White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 6683. Quartz movement. 18k white gold case 33.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Original Rolex factory diamond ho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex 179173 Datejust Mother-of-Pearl Diamond Dial Ladies Watch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company-Rolex Style-Dress/Formal Model-Datejust Mother of Pearl Reference Number-179173 Case Metal-Stainless Steel / 18k Yellow Gold Case Measurement-26 mm Bracelet-Jubilee Bracelet...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex 6623 Diamond Cellini 18 Karat Yellow Gold Ladies Watch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company-Rolex Style-Luxury Watch Model-Cellini Reference Number-6623 Case Metal-18k Yellow Gold Case Measurement-36mm Bracelet-18k Yellow Gold with Diamond Lugs - Fits 7 1/4" Wrist ...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Cellini Cellissima White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 6683
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Cellini Cellissima 33mm White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 6683. Quartz movement. 18k white gold case 33.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Original Rolex factory diamond ho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Midsize Platinum Diamond Ladies Watch 68286
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Midsize Platinum Diamond Ladies Watch 68286. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Platinum oyster case 31.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Cellini Cellissima White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 6673
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Cellini Cellissima 26mm White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 6673. Quartz movement. 18k white gold case 26.0 mm. Rolex logo on a crown. Original Rolex factory diamond hooded lugs. S...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69159
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69159. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k white gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69288
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust 26mm Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69288. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69138
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust 26mm Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69138. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69178. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69138
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust 26mm Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69138. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diamete...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69173
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 26mm Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69173. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo ...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69138
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust 26mm Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69138. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69138
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Datejust Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69138. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69173
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 26mm Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 69173. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Pearlmaster Rose Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 80315 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Pearlmaster Rose Gold Diamond Ladies Watch 80315 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k rose gold oyster case 29 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a cr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust EveRose Gold Steel Diamond Ladies Watch 179171
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust EveRose Gold Steel Diamond Ladies Watch 179171. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 26.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Rolex Diamond Ladies Watch For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the rolex diamond ladies watch you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Every item for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using Gold, Yellow Gold and 18k Gold. In our selection of items, you can find a vintage example as well as a contemporary version. You’re likely to find the perfect rolex diamond ladies watch among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 19th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. As it relates to this specific piece, our collection includes designs that are universally popular, but 6 Carat and 6.5 Carat carat weights, specifically, are sought with frequency. A rolex diamond ladies watch can be a stylish choice for most occasions, but Diamond rings, from our inventory of 50, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, day or night. A round cut version of this piece has appeal, but there are also brilliant cut and baguette cut versions for sale. Most of our rolex diamond ladies watch for sale are for women, but there are 7 pieces available to browse for men.

How Much is a Rolex Diamond Ladies Watch?

The price for a rolex diamond ladies watch starts at $3,725 and tops out at $3,725 with these watches, on average, selling for $10,003.

Rolex Biography and Important Works

Ask anyone, anywhere, to name a luxury watch brand, and the answer will probably be “Rolex.” This enviable worldwide recognition can be credited in part to the genius of company founder Hans Wilsdorf. When the German-born watch dealer and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, set up their London enterprise, in 1905, they called it Wilsdorf & Davis, according to the traditional formula.

But Wilsdorf was determined to come up with another name that was short, would look good on a watch dial and was easy to say and remember in several languages. In 1908, he trademarked the name Rolex, and by 1920, he had moved the company to Geneva and redubbed it as Montres Rolex S.A.

But the main reasons for the brand’s success are its commitment to precision and unflagging pursuit of innovation. In 1926, the company introduced the aptly named Oyster model. With a screw-down crown and case back, both fitted with rubber gaskets, this was the first truly waterproof watch.

Five years later, Rolex upped the ante with the Oyster Perpetual. That model’s patented Perpetual movement contained a rotor mechanism enabling it to self-wind. In another trendsetting move, in 1945, the brand debuted the Datejust, with a date window prominently displayed on the dial.

The company’s two most iconic models are sports watches. Although the Submariner, which debuted in 1953, was developed as a dive watch, its waterproof case, solid construction and good looks made it a favorite of adventurers and urbanites alike, including James Bond, who wore it in classics like Dr. No and Goldfinger. The Daytona, the racing chronograph made famous by Paul Newman, is especially sought after by collectors. Newman’s personal Daytona, which hit the auction block in 2017, sold for $17.8 million.

Find vintage and contemporary Rolex watches, bracelets and more on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Watches for You

Records show that, in Europe, by the 16th century, it was high time for portable clock devices. While wall-mounted time tellers and grandfather clocks were much more convenient than the sundials of ancient history, watches were becoming crucial for an increasingly connected society whose members learned that the latest advancements in technology meant they could carry devices that kept time to within a minute a day. Tragically, the first pocket watches — albeit an improvement on the accessories that preceded them, which dangled from a chain worn around the neck — didn’t help much as far as accuracy or portability. Focused on style over substance, the upper class frequently carried lavish pieces that ran hours behind. 

Modern-day timepieces are fashionable and functional. Watches have also migrated from owners’ pockets to their wrists. In the early days of watchmaking, watches were fragile enough that they necessitated protection from the elements. Now, watches made of gold and steel can withstand the harshest climates — even 100 meters underwater, in the case of Rolex’s Submariner

Indeed, although exceedingly practical, the watches of today are far from bland. Bulgari’s iconic Serpenti watch was on everyone’s list after the collection’s bold bracelet, which technically debuted after the timepiece, graced the wrist of actress Elizabeth Taylor. If anything, elaborately crafted timepieces — the unmistakably boxy silhouette of Cartier Tank watches, the elegant and minimal Calatrava designed by legendary Swiss house Patek Philippe — are even more effective than the shape we associate with traditional watches. You’ll always know what time it is because you won’t be able to tear your eyes away from your new accessory. 

Form watches — the all-encompassing moniker bestowed upon non-round watches — are making headlines and completing fashionable ensembles the world over. At the same time, many are drawn to the unbeatable charm of vintage styles, such as the icons designed by Omega that even James Bond can’t resist. 

When shopping for a watch, it’s good to keep your needs as well as your specific personal style in mind: A smaller, subtle timepiece is a good fit for small wrists. When will you be wearing your new accessory? There’s a versatile model out there for everyday wear, while a rugged, feature-heavy watch is a safe bet if you’re prone to embarking on all-weather activities in the great outdoors. 

Find exactly what you’re looking for in an unparalleled collection of antique, new and vintage watches on 1stDibs — we promise it will be worth your time.