Rolex - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI Geneva Saturday, November 5, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2021
    Reference No: 124300
    Case No: 53'NP0'700
    Model Name: Oyster Perpetual 41 “Turquoise Blue”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3230, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex Guarantee card dated 3rd September 2021, original receipt, instruction manual, product literature, green card holder, hang tags, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Officially released in 2020 and discontinued in 2022, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual collection with its multitude of colors and sizes has definitely further added color and brightness to Rolex's modern collection. The brightly colored lacquered dials are deemed to be a humble and subtle homage to the now coveted and extremely rare "Stella" dials from the past. Launched in three different sizes, 41mm (ref. 123400), 36mm (ref. 126000) and 31mm (ref. 277200), the lacquered dials were made available in the following colors: yellow, green, coral red, turquoise blue, and pink.

    The present example of Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41mm ref. 123400 from circa 2021, sits extremely comfortably on the wrist, and thanks to its now quite desirable turquoise blue dial, is extremely legible when contrasting with the stainless steel case. Announced last spring the discontinuation of this particular variant, the present watch is preserved in barely worn condition complete with its full set of accessories and is a chance for collectors to acquire one right now.

  • 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. 124300
A fine, attractive and sought-after stainless steel wristwatch with center seconds, turquoise blue lacquer dial, guarantee and presentation box

2021
41mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF5,000 - 10,000 
€5,100-10,300
$5,000-10,000

Sold for CHF30,240

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East
+41 22 317 81 81
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Head of Sale, Geneva
+41 22 317 96 63
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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI

Geneva Auction 5 - 6 November 2022