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Lot 48: Rolex Datejust, Ref. 68278, Switzerland, c.1991

665: Modern & Vintage Timepieces

by Auctionata US

26 October 2016

New York, NY, USA

Live Auction
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  • Rolex Datejust, Ref. 68278, Switzerland, c.1991
  • Rolex Datejust, Ref. 68278, Switzerland, c.1991
  • Rolex Datejust, Ref. 68278, Switzerland, c.1991
  • Rolex Datejust, Ref. 68278, Switzerland, c.1991
  • Rolex Datejust, Ref. 68278, Switzerland, c.1991
  • Rolex Datejust, Ref. 68278, Switzerland, c.1991
  • Rolex Datejust, Ref. 68278, Switzerland, c.1991
   
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Description: Rolex Datejust, Ref. 68278
Switzerland, circa 1991
Automatic movement, caliber 2135, 29 jewels, No. 357908; hours, minutes, seconds, date
Silver sunburst dial with applied black and gold luminous Baton hour-markers, date aperture with cyclops magnification, minutes outer ring; Gold luminous Obelisque hands
18kt Yellow Gold case, with fluted bezel, screw-down crown, and screw-down caseback
Rolex 18kt Yellow Gold Oyster bracelet with folding clasp
Hallmarked on the case, inner caseback, and clasp
Case No. N135884
Case Diameter: 30mm
Length of Bracelet: 16cm
Good age-related condition with minor traces of wear: case has minor scratches, bezel shows minor scratches; Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense
Please be advised that straps or bands made of materials derived from regulated species materials (including lizard, alligator, crocodile, et al) may not be sold with the watches and may be for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping.

Rolex was the vision of Hans Wilsdorf, who founded a watch company in 1905 in London. It wasn’t until 1920 that the company moved to Geneva and the Rolex name was registered. The brand gained its popularity by producing the first water and dust proof watch, known as the Oyster. Since then the brand has patented many inventions that are essential to modern timepieces, such as the perpetual movement with a self-winding rotor, an invention found in every automatic timepiece. Many Rolex time pieces have gained a high popularity among collectors and are very sought after today.Overhaul is recommended at the buyer’s expense. Long-term precision and regularity cannot be guaranteed. Size and weight may deviate from the manufacturer’s indication. All watches are hand-measured and weighed.

Conditions may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches with water resistant cases may have been opened to inspect the movements; however no warranty is given that the watch(es) are currently water resistant. We do not warranty nor guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, including wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets, leather bands, and strap hardware, as repairs, restoration, and other subsequent work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.

Timepieces often contain extremely complex, fine, and rare mechanisms, as such, buyers should be aware that a general service, battery change, or further repair work, which is the sole responsibility of the buyer, may be necessary. No warranty of representation is made that any watch, clock, or timepiece is in working order and no catalog description of any lot should be interpreted as stating the aforementioned.

Condition reports are only for general guidance and may or will not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections. Please be advised that certificates are not available unless otherwise specifically stated. Prospective buyers acknowledge the aforementioned paragraphs and accept responsibility for investigating and inspecting to satisfy themselves of the lots in which they may be interested.

Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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