A very fine and rare platinum and diamond-set calendar wristwatch with bracelet, original guarantee and fitted presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1991
    Reference No: 18346
    Movement No: 6'373'194
    Case No: X279102
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: Platinum and diamonds
    Calibre: Automatic, 3155, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum Rolex President bracelet, 185 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Rolex concealed folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex Attestation de Chronomètre Officiel dated 8 March 1994, leather wallet and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This heavy Day-Date is rendered in platinum and finished with diamond-set numerals and diamond-set bezel, which perfectly contrasts with the sleek slate-grey dial. Overall a very original example complete with original guarantee and fitted presentation box.

  • 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. 18346
A very fine and rare platinum and diamond-set calendar wristwatch with bracelet, original guarantee and fitted presentation box

勞力士,非常精細及罕有,鉑金鑲鑽石自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配星期及日曆顯示,“Day-Date”,型號18346,附證書及盒子,約1991年製

Circa 1991
36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$140,000 - 200,000 
€16,400-23,500
$18,000-25,000

sold for HK$162,500

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016