A fine and rare white gold calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet, original guarantee and fitted presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2001
    Reference No: 118209
    Movement No: 8'384'991
    Case No: K219636
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 3155, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold Rolex President bracelet, 180 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Rolex folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex Attestation de Chronomètre Officiel dated 27 April 2004, product literature, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Day-Date, cased in white gold, is a very subtle and elegant example. Fitted with a smooth bezel and applied Roman numerals, the look is transformed into one which is sophisticated. Accompanying with all original accessories, the present lot is a very appealing example.

  • 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. 118209
A fine and rare white gold calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet, original guarantee and fitted presentation box

勞力士,精細及罕有,18K白金自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配中心秒針、星期及日曆顯示,“Day-Date”,型號118209,附證書及盒子,約2001年製

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

Estimate
HK$70,000 - 100,000 
€8,200-11,700
$8,700-12,500

sold for HK$118,750

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016