Rolex Ladies Datejust 26mm 18k Yellow Gold Oyster Rivet Bracelet 79178
Whoaa, check out this incredibly rare and beautiful Time Capsule of a Watch. These are so rare, do your research and see for yourself. Try to find a ladies Rolex Datejust 26mm with original Oyster bracelet - simply but, there are very few of them around and most of them are old and worn out!!!
You rarely see the ladies 18k yellow gold 26mm Datejust, Ref 79178 on anything other than a President band. Seems like in the late 1990's/Early 2000's every Ladies 18k gold datejust left the store on the yellow gold President style bracelet with the rolling links and concealed clasp. This president bracelet was so commonplace on this watch, it gave way to the nickname of this watch, the ladies President which it has been referred to for over 20 years.
So it seems, in 1999, the only way to get a ladies 18k yellow gold Datejust fitted on anything other than the presidential bracelet was to place a special order and wait for it!
Well that is exactly what the original owner of this watch did. They placed a special order for this Rolex Ladies 26mm Datejust, Ref 79178 fitted on an original Oyster Bracelet (with original throw-back rivet style links) and when they got this watch, they must have put it in the safe and never wore it again!!!
This is no exaggeration. This watch has never been polished. Its in New Old Stock Condition and looks like it was never worn. Not only that but it was stored in its original box with all of the booklets, papers and goodies that came with the watch when purchased new from the dealer. Here is the list of everything this Well Preserved Time Capsule of a watch came with:
- Original Rolex deluxe oversized ladies 'Pearls Theme' style boxset lined in red velvet (Inner/Outer Boxset in perfect well preserved condition)
- original Rolex Warranty Certificate - front quarter panel has sticker with 79178 reference and U200243 (indicative of Circa 1999 manufacture date), filled in with original date of purchase of November 2000 and original owners name/address
- original Rolex Datejust Instruction Booklet, Rolex Warranty/Service Booklet, Your Rolex Oyster Booklet along with 1999-2000 Calendar Card
- original Rolex red leather card holder and Red Leather Billfold Wallet with change pocket (these are super rare as they don't make them anymore and routinely sell for more than $300!) and matching Red handkerchief with Gold Rolex crown
It just doesn't get any more complete than this! Please check out our detailed photos and see for yourself, this watch was never worn.
Watch is in perfect mechanical condition and keeping spot on time well within chronometer specifications. This watch is over 20 years old and looks like it was purchased brand new from the store yesterday. Its ready for the next 50 or 100 years to be cherished as a family heirloom for generations to come!
Additional features and specifications:
- 26mm 18k yellow gold case with 18k yellow gold fluted bezel and champagne dial
- Original Rolex Oyster Bracelet is full length complete with all links and will fit up to 7 inch wrist (adjustable to wrists as small as 5 inches by removing links). The rivet style links are a throwback to the original Oyster rivet style bracelets from the 1960's sports models.
- automatic movement with date indication at 3:00
- 100% complete with everything as purchased brand new direct from dealer
- perfect for a woman with a smaller wrist or smaller build who wants a more discreet classy and timeless watch (that you most likely won's see on anyone else's wrist!)