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"The Oyster Perpetual Pearlmaster…represents the height of exquisiteness, with precious metals and gemstones." Rolex
A ladies 18ct gold and diamond Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Pearlmaster wristwatch, circa 2006-7, the circular signed black dial with Roman numeral hour markers, date aperture to 3, with diamond set bezel and Pearlmaster bracelet with crown clasp, model no. 80299, Z961180, case diameter 29mm, gross weight 111g, with box and papers. £15,000-20,000
The Rolex Pearlmaster was launched in 1992, as an opulent variation on the Lady Datejust watch. The Pearlmaster, as described by Rolex, is “a watchmaking jewel expressing refinement and elegance.” It comprises the classic Datejust case with iconic cyclops window, and elevates it with precious metal, gemstones and a unique bracelet to create an exclusive and highly sought-after model.
The Pearlmaster is crafted only in precious metal, in 18ct gold white, yellow or Everose gold made at the Rolex Foundry, and adorned with the finest diamonds and coloured gemstones. The Pearlmaster also boasts a unique, luxurious bracelet with crown clasp that adds to the eye-catching appeal of this watch.
Rolex initially created the Pearlmaster in two sizes, 29mm and 34mm. Since around 2016, Rolex only produce the Pearlmaster in larger sizes, 34 and 39mm cases. Therefore, for those wanting the more elegant and streamlined size that the 29mm model offers, the only place to buy these is on the second-hand market.
The Pearlmaster is one of the most expensive watches that Rolex creates, and is a symbol of luxury, style, and watchmaking excellence. Our watch has been consigned from a local lady and dates to around 2006. It is beautifully set with diamonds throughout, from the brilliant cut diamond bezel to the resplendent diamond set links to the entire bracelet, ensuring a showstopping piece that is as scintillating as it is precise. This piece has been kept in wonderful condition, and comes complete with box and paperwork.
An 18ct gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date wristwatch, circa 2006-7, the circular signed dial with Roman numeral hour markers, date aperture to 3 and day aperture to 12, with fluted bezel and president bracelet, model no. 118235, Z349629, Swiss assay marks, case diameter 40mm, with single spare link and papers. £7,000-9,000
Other Rolexes consigned to this exciting auction include an 18ct yellow gold Rolex Day-Date watch, dating to around 2006. The Rolex Day-Date was launched in 1956 and was the first wristwatch to indicate the day of the week in full. The Rolex Day-Date remains one of the most desirable models, both for men and women. This example has a sumptuous gold dial with classical Roman numeral hour markers, and is sold with papers.
A steel and gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust wristwatch, circa 2002, the circular signed silver tone dial with diamond dot hour markers, date aperture to 3, with fluted bezel and oyster bracelet, model no. 16233, Y213245, case diameter 36mm, with maker's box. £2,500-3,500
Another entry into our Fine Jewellery & Watches Sale is an eye-catching steel and gold Datejust wristwatch. The Datejust was introduced in 1945 and is one of the most recognisable watches of all time. The model we have on offer, the 16233 was introduced in 1988 and boasted a sapphire crystal, fluted bezel, and a much lighter design than its predeccessor with the options of jubilee and oyster bracelets. This piece has a stylish silver tone dial, complete with diamond dot hour markers.
Our next Fine Jewellery & Watches Auction will take place on Thursday 18th March at 2pm. The deadline for entries into this sale is Monday 15th February. To obtain a valuation of your own unworn timepiece, or to see how much your collection could be worth at auction, fill in our free online valuation form.
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