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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2010
    Reference No: 118238
    Movement No: 7'797'414
    Case No: 2166H850
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18k white gold, diamonds and lapis lazuli
    Calibre: Automatic, 3155, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold Rolex President bracelet, 170 mm. maximum length, end links stamped 55B6
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Rolex concealed folding deployant clasp stamped Rolex 8385
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex punched undated Officiel Chronometer Certification, product literature, instruction manual, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.
    Literature: For a similar example of a Day-Date with lapis lazuli dial and diamond-set numerals however without a baguette-set bezel, please see Day-Date, The Presidential Rolex by Pucci Papaleo, 406 and 407.

  • Catalogue Essay

    There are many enchanting features of the present Day-Date, including the presence of its original accessories, guarantee, baguette-set diamond bezel, the lapis lazuli hardstone dial and its overall impeccable condition.

    The lapis lazuli dial, shining in different tones of blue and displaying the typical gold colour veneering of this hardstone, is finished with silver graphics and diamond-set numerals that have been set in octagonal chattons. The white gold frames for the day and date apertures finish the dial, giving it a very exclusive and sophisticated look.

  • 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. 118238
A very fine and rare white gold and diamond-set calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, lapis lazuli hardstone dial, bracelet, guarantee and fitted presentation box

Circa 2010
36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$250,000 - 400,000 

Sold for HK$350,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
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Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
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Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am