Important Collectors Watches, Pocket Watches & Clocks
LOT 472
Beta 21 Rolex, “Quartz”, Ref. 5100, No. 095. Made in 1970. Very fine and exceptionally rare, large tonneau-shaped, center seconds, 18K yellow gold quartz wristwatch with date and an integrated 1st generation 18K yellow gold Rolex bracelet with folding clasp. Accompanied by a fitted box.
C. Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, reeded bezel, geometrical- shaped hooded lugs, sapphire crystal with cyclops lens. D. Silvered with applied yellow gold baton indexes accented by luminous dots, outer 1/5th seconds/minute division, aperture for the date. Yellow gold baton hands. M. Cal. Beta 21, 13 jewels, frequency of the quartz oscillator: 8192 Hz, reduced to 256 Hz by the frequency reducer. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 38.5 mm. Thickness 12 mm.
Estimate: 11,000 CHF - 14,000 CHF
Estimate: 9,500 USD - 12,000 USD
Estimate: 7,500 EUR - 9,500 EUR
Grading system

C 3 D 2-01 M 3* AA
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The Rolex reference 5100 was made in limited production of fewer than 1000 individually numbered examples from 1970 to 1972.
Important Collectors Watches, Pocket Watches & Clocks
29-03-2009
Sold including buyer's premium:
10,200 CHF