A fine and rare white gold, yellow gold, pink gold and diamond-set wristwatch with center seconds, day, date and three-tone bracelet

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1990
    Reference No: 18239B, inner caseback stamped 18200
    Movement No: 5'866'243
    Case No: E758’903
    Model Name: Day-Date, "Tridor"
    Material: 18K white gold, yellow gold, pink gold and diamond
    Calibre: Automatic, 3155, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold, yellow gold and pink gold three-tone Rolex tridor jubilee bracelet, endlinks stamped “55 B”, max length 185mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold, yellow gold and pink gold three-tone Rolex tridor jubilee folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by extra link, brochures, and calendar card

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Day-Date is Rolex's most prestigious line of dress watches since it was launched in 1956. Predominantly produced in either gold or platinum, Rolex introduced a special variant of the series during the 1980s. The Day-Date Tridor compromised of using 18K yellow gold, pink gold and white gold in a blend to display three different materials on the center link of the bracelet. Referenced the 18239, the production of the Tridor seized in the early 2000s.

    The present watch offered is a reference 18239 B, with diamond indexes. Presented in overall very good condition, this is an example from 1990, with minimal signs of wear.

  • 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. 18239B, inner caseback stamped 18200
A fine and rare white gold, yellow gold, pink gold and diamond-set wristwatch with center seconds, day, date and three-tone bracelet

勞力士,「Day-Date, Tridor」型號18239B,精細及罕有,18K三金自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配日曆、星期、鑽石時標和中心秒針,約1990年製。附備用鏈節和配件

Circa 1990
36mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
HK$140,000 - 180,000 
€15,800-20,300
$17,900-23,100

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

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019