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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2021
    Reference No: 228235
    Case No: 87VJ****
    Model Name: Day-Date 40
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3255, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K pink gold Rolex President bracelet.
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Rolex concealed folding clasp
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee, instruction manual, product literature, hang tags, green card holder, outer packaging and fitted box

  • 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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Rolex has always been known for their ingenuity in incorporating new materials such as the use of hardstone dials and collectors have grown in appreciation for them due to their uniqueness, rarity and craftsmanship. While the firm has incorporated a total of 24 different hardstones in their exquisite timepieces, it was in 2021 when the brand subtly released their newest type, Eisenkiesel. Paired beautifully against its 40m Everose gold case, the dial is further adorned with 11 baguette-cut diamond indexes, adding an additional layer of sophistication and elegance. The current example is found in practically unworn condition and is complete with a full suite of accessories including International Guarantee and box.


Price £49,950 Ω