A very rare and fine white gold and diamond-set calendar wristwatch with center seconds and bracelet

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1990
    Reference No: 18369
    Movement No: 7'346'480
    Case No: E562'737
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18K white gold and diamond
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3155, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Rolex Jubilee bracelet, end links stamped 55BG, max length 180mm.
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Rolex deployant clasp, stamped 8385
    Dimensions: 36.5mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: With Rolex service receipts dated 21 August 2012 and 10 December 2012.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Day-Dates fitted with baguette diamonds are considered the rarest and most prestigious examples. Rolex reserved such luxurious watches to their best clients. The present watch, fitted with a baguette bezel, is further embellished with diamond-set numerals. The watch has been preserved in excellent condition and still retains satin finishes to the top of the lugs and case back. Displaying round and full proportions, the case also features strong hallmarks under the lugs.

  • 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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Ref. 18369
A very rare and fine white gold and diamond-set calendar wristwatch with center seconds and bracelet

勞力士,「Day-Date」型號18369 ,18K白金鑲鑽自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配日期和星期顯示,約1990年製

Circa 1990
36.5mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
HK$180,000 - 300,000 
€19,800-33,000
$23,100-38,500

sold for HK$237,500

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