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18ct and steel red diamond dial Rolex 26

The Rolex vignette dial is one of the most beautiful dials ever to grace a watch, and here is one in one of the rarest colours that they ever produced.

This is the ladies Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust reference 69173 made in 18 carat yellow gold and stainless steel and measures 26mm across.

The Rolex vignette dial is made by applying over a painstakingly amount of time, lacquer to the dial by only their most experienced technicians. The dial is set on a rotating platform, and when the lacquer is applied the varnisher has to very carefully apply more coloured lacquer to the outer edge resulting in a darkening edge, resulting in a stunning gradient that goes from a lighter colour in the centre, to an intense vivid colour that with this one, is set with ten diamonds. The red vignette dial is one of the most coveted dials and looks sensational day or night.

Inside the 29 jewelled Rolex calibre 2135 has recently been serviced by our in-house watchmaker and comes with a two year warranty.

The 18 carat gold and steel Rolex Jubilee band in fantastic condition that even retains its original sticker on the case back that shows just how little this watch has been worn.

This Rolex is so incredibly elegant and is one of the best vignette dials around that is destined to always get the attention that it so rightly deserves.


Stock# C2194cc

Maker: Rolex

Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 69173

Circa: 1997



18ct and steel red diamond dial Rolex 26

18ct and steel red diamond dial Rolex 26 model 69173 made in 1997.

Where can I buy a vintage Rolex in Australia?

At Kalmar Antiques in the Queen Victoria Building. For over thirty five years, we have been dealing in fine quality watches, pocket watches and clocks.

Where can I service my Rolex watch in Sydney?

Kalmar Antiques now employ a Rolex trained watchmaker on site!

When we expanded and renovated our store in late 2022, we put in not only a full watchmaking and polishing workshop, but a watchmaker who used to work for Rolex for nearly seven years. This allows us to be able to service your Rolex to Rolex standards, as well as other watch brands such as Omega, Cartier and Patek Philippe to name a few.

How often should I service my Rolex?

We recommend to service your Rolex every five years. If you wear the watch in water, we strongly suggest having your Rolex watch, or any watch for that matter, pressure tested once a year.

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