Rolex - The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT Geneva Saturday, November 10, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: 326'939
    Case No: 2O'Z60'097
    Model Name: Sky-Dweller
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 9001, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold folding clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex presentation box with outer packaging, hangtag, Guarantee card and product literature

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 2012, the Sky-Dweller was advertised as the first Rolex with two time zones. While the GMT would display the second time zone on the bezel, the Sky-Dweller uses a second disc in the center and a red triangle just under the Rolex logo to allow the wearer to keep track of a second time zone. The clarity of this dual time zone function made the watch one of the most sought-after among global travellers. On the outer ring of the bezel, 12 apertures indicate the month, while the date is displayed in an aperture at 3 o’clock. This distinctive and unconventional annual calendar with dual time zone is the result of lengthy research, and is protected by no less than 11 patents.

    The present example is very much sought after by collectors as it is made in white gold with a silvered color dial. It is in very good condition and comes with its original box, guarantee and hang tag.

  • Artist Biography


    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. 326'939
A very attractive white gold dual time zone annual calendar wristwatch with bracelet, guarantee card and presentation box

Circa 2012
42mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for CHF22,500

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The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT

Geneva Auction 10-11 November 2018