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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2012
    Reference No: 118'206
    Case No: 7C7414E1
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: Platinum, diamonds and emeralds
    Calibre: Automatic, 3156
    Bracelet/Strap: Rolex President, end links stamped 83206
    Clasp/Buckle: Concealed deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37mm. Diameter
    Signed: Movement, dial, case and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Original guarantee card, fitted presentation box with outer packaging, product literature and swing tag

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Oyster Perpetual Day-Date embodies the quintessence of prestige and excellence of Rolex watches. Presented in 2008 and exclusively realised in precious metal, the design of reference 118206 undergoes a natural evolution of the Day-Date version highlighted by the unmistakable date and day openings. At the same time is further enhanced by its 37mm diameter case that renders the grandeur of this timepiece anything but ordinary.

    The dial is embellished with round cut diamond indexes and two baguette-cut emeralds at 6 and 9 o’clock.

    The Swiss automatic calibre 3156 movement is entirely developed and produced by Rolex, and is COSC certified. The architectural structure, like all OYSTER movements, bestows an unrivalled reliability.

  • Artist Biography

    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. 118'206
A rare and heavy platinum, diamond and emerald-set calendar wristwatch with centre seconds, bracelet, original guarantee card, product literature and fitted presentation box

2012
37mm. Diameter
Movement, dial, case and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for CHF37,500

Contact Specialist
Livia Russo
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Glamorous Day-Date

Geneva Auction 9 May 2015 7pm