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Rolex Ref. 69138 Datejust Lady's Diamond Yellow Gold Wristwatch

$21,556.66Asking Price

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Rolex "Date Just", case No. N272903, Ref. 69138. Made circa 1987. Very fine and rare, center-seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold and diamonds lady's wristwatch with date and Rolex 18K yellow gold bracelet. Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, screw-down case back and crown, bezel set with diamonds. Champagne with diamond-set indexes outer minute/ second division, aperture for the date. Luminous hands-coated yellow gold baton hands. Cal. 2135, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 31 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring. Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 26 mm. THICKNESS 11 mm. Approx. overall length of the bracelet 150 mm.

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While the rise in popularity of vintage Rolex watches is of no surprise to aficionados, collectors and industry experts, when it comes to contemporary luxury wristwatches, Rolex is also often the first brand that springs to mind. Not only is the company revered for its precision timekeeping and impeccable craftsmanship, but its name was designed to be memorable.Rolex's 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 aforementioned 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 Rolex watches, bracelets and more on 1stDibs.
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For four generations, this family business has served an elite clientele at its prestigious shop on the Ponte Vecchio, offering the highest-quality antique and estate jewelry, including cameos and intaglios; fine watches; silver; and works of art. Bernardo Antichità is happy to put its deep experience and expertise to the service of it...

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