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Ladies Rolex 79173 blue diamond vignette dial watch

The vignette dial by Rolex is arguably one of their most beautiful and amazing dials that they ever produced, and add diamonds to the dial and you have a watch that not only captures the eye and light, but is absolutely breathtaking.

Here is the ladies 26mm Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust made in 18 carat yellow gold and stainless steel in 1999 and looks as amazing today as when it was made.

The vignette dial was made the same way as the coveted Rolex Stella dials, with both being made with applying over a painstakingly amount of time lacquer to the dial by only the most experienced technicians. The only difference is that the dial for the vignette is set on a rotating platform when the lacquer is applied, and 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 diamonds.

The result is a dial that is remarkable and a testament to the quality and unique designs of Rolex, making this one watch that is sure to be admired and noticed from near or far.

Inside it is powered by the beautiful 31 jewelled Rolex calibre 2235 that has just undergone a full service and comes with our twelve month warranty.

The Rolex vignette dial does not come along often, and even less with diamonds, and this is certainly one not to hesitate too long for.


Stock# ET803

Maker: Rolex

Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 79173

Circa: 1999



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Ladies Rolex 79173 blue diamond vignette dial watch


A brief article about the Rolex calibre 2235:

The Rolex calibre 2235 was described by Alan Downing as "even more amazingly, at less than 20mm, the Rolex 2235 falls into the smallest category where the tolerances are at their widest, yet performs well within the tightest allowances reserved for pocket-watches". This superb movement measures just 20mm in diameter and 5.95mm high. This 31 jewelled movement has a power reserve of approximately 50 hours

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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