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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2000
    Reference No: 118239
    Case No: P245'946
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 3155, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold Rolex President bracelet, 175mm maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Rolex concealed deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex original Guarantee dated 21st Oct, 2000, Rolex International Service Guarantee dated 24th Feb, 2021, service booklet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.
    Provenance: Property of a Private Collection

  • Provenance

    Property of a Private Collection

  • Catalogue Essay

    - The ever glamourous Day-Date model certainly dazzles collectors with its variety of dials, bracelets, bezels, and gold-finished designs. It has been one of the most unique and varied flagship models Rolex has ever manufactured since its introduction in 1956.

    - The present timepiece with a stunning lapis lazuli dial, from 2000, exalts collectors with its extraordinary deep blue hues reminiscing the ocean's depths and its gentle golden flecks complimenting and working beautifully against its white gold case and bracelet. Most importantly, the present dial does not display any cracks and is preserved in beautiful condition.

    - The present timepiece comes with its original Rolex fitted box, Guarantee and service literature.

    - Bought in October 2000, it is preserved in excellent overall condition.

  • 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. 118239
A fine and highly attractive white gold and diamond-set calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, lapis lazuli hardstone dial, bracelet, Original Guarantee and fitted presentation box

2000
36mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF20,000 - 40,000 
€20,800-41,600
$20,800-41,600

Sold for CHF40,320

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Phillips Watches Online: The Geneva Sessions, Fall 2022

Online Auction 12 - 16 September 2022