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Rolex Datejust 16248 'Bark'. 18K Yellow Gold, Box & Papers. Vintage.

$15,620.97Asking Price

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Our vintage 18k yellow gold Rolex Datejust 16248 is an extremely rare reference, with a bark bezel and champagne dial (quick set and with sapphire glass). Today, fitted with a new high quality Jean Rousseau leather strap and 18k yellow gold Rolex tang buckle, we consider it having been supplied on leather originally. Presented in outstanding condition, our example comprises correct and original inner and outer box, the outer with 16248 sticker, Your Rolex booklet, chronometer swing tag, correct brown wallet, 1991/2 calendar, translation booklet and warranty papers, stamped by a recognised and well known (in period) UK authorised dealer and dated February 1993. Our example bears an E ****** serial, indicating production in 1991. A superb usable and investment piece. This watch will fit a wrist of up to 190mm.

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  • Creator
  • Metal
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1991
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Canterbury, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: W31171stDibs: LU2134211606822

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    Ships From: Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Rolex

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.
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