A rare, very fine and elegant platinum and diamond-set automatic wristwatch with center seconds, hack feature, day, date, bracelet, Garantie and box

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2001
    Reference No: 118206, case back stamped "2096" to the inside
    Case No: K576303
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: Platinum and diamond-set
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3155, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum Rolex president bracelet stamped "DT 83206" to the endlinks, maximum length 205mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum concealed Rolex deployant clasp stamped "CL9" and "83206"
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex Garantie stamped by retailer The Hourglass LTD and dated January 10, 2005, calendar card for the years 2005/2006, sale tags, product literature, green leather fitted presentation box and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present iteration of the iconic Day-Date model is realized in the most luxurious metal: platinum, and furthermore adorned with 8 brilliant-cut and 2 baton-cut diamonds for numerals. The grey/light blue brushed dial adds a touch of color and levity to the ensemble for an extremely elegant and understated final result.

    Offered together with its original sale kit, it has obviously never been used and still retains all its factory stickers.

  • 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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FROM THE ORIGINAL OWNER

Rolex

Ref. 118206, case back stamped "2096" to the inside
A rare, very fine and elegant platinum and diamond-set automatic wristwatch with center seconds, hack feature, day, date, bracelet, Garantie and box

勞力士,「Day-Date」型號118206,非常精細及罕有,鉑金自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配日期顯示和鑽石時標錶盤,約2001年製。附錶盒和保證書

Circa 2001
36mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$240,000 - 400,000 
€26,400-44,000
$30,800-51,300

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2018