Create your first list.

A way to share and manage lots.

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1991
    Reference No: 18238, 18200 stamped on caseback
    Movement No: 6'826'816
    Case No: X629'523
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3155, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Rolex President, max. length 185 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold folding clasp, stamped 8385
    Dimensions: 36 mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The stunning yellow gold reference 18238 made in 1991 is fitted with a very attractive mother of pearl dial, accented with yellow gold emerald set hour markers.

    Housed inside the yellow gold case is the caliber 3155, featuring the double quickset date function, which allows for the adjustment of both the date and days of the week with great ease. Completed by a yellow gold Rolex president bracelet, it adds a level of sophistication and comfort to the owner.

    The present example has been preserved in overall excellent condition, and is sure to provide the future owner with great pleasure.

  • 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.

    View More Works

Σ216

Ref. 18238, 18200 stamped on caseback
A fine and rare yellow gold calendar wristwatch with bracelet, mother of pearl dial and emerald-set hour markers

1991
36 mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for CHF18,750

Contact Specialist
Nathalie Monbaron
+41 22 317 81 83

Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm