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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2005
    Reference No: 118366, stamped 2096 inside case back
    Movement No: 39842399
    Case No: D806256
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3155, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum Rolex President, max. length 180 mm, end links stamped 83206
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum hidden folding clasp, stamped OP4 and 83206
    Dimensions: 36mm. Diameter
    Signed: Movement, case, dial, bracelet and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    This stunning, platinum Day-Date reference 118366, manufactured in 2005, is adorned with factory baguette diamonds on the platinum bezel. Beautifully complemented by the silvered grey dial with subtle tones of blue, the diamond hour markers add to its appeal. The combination is especially uncommon, making it a rare modern piece for Rolex enthusiasts.

    Fitted with its original and luxurious, platinum Rolex President bracelet, it includes solid platinum end links and the more recent, concealed deployant clasp.

    This particular example is in virtually untouched condition with the green Rolex sticker on the caseback fully intact, making it highly desirable for the discerning collector.

  • 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. 118366, stamped 2096 inside case back
A rare and highly attractive platinum calendar wristwatch, with centre seconds, bracelet, baguette diamond bezel and diamond hour markers

2005
36mm. Diameter
Movement, case, dial, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
CHF30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for CHF37,500

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Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm