A stainless steel wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date and bracelet, made for the United Arab Emirates

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1993
    Reference No: 16220
    Case No: S530088
    Model Name: DateJust
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, 3135, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Jubilee bracelet, 186 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex sales tags, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch is made to special order for the United Arab Emirates and the watch features the emblem of the U.A.E. military stamped to the centre of the dial. What further distinguishes the present example is that is offered in like new condition.

  • Maker Bio

    Rolex

    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Rolex

Ref. 16220
A stainless steel wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date and bracelet, made for the United Arab Emirates

勞力士,不銹鋼自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配中心秒針及日曆顯示,“DateJust”,型號16220,為阿拉伯聯合酋長國於約1993年製

Circa 1993
36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$30,000 - 50,000 
€3,600-6,000
$3,800-6,400

sold for HK$72,500

Contact Specialist
Sam Hines
Deputy Chairman, Asia and International Head of Watches
++852 6773 9315 shines@phillips.com

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017