A fine and rare yellow gold calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, candy lacquer 'Stella' dial and bracelet

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1991
    Reference No: 18208, inside case back stamped 18200
    Movement No: 5'239'465
    Case No: E289876
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 3155, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, 180 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Rolex folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another example of a reference 18208, however with an ammonite and diamond-set dial, please see Day-Date, The Presidential Rolex by Pucci Papaleo, pages 418 and 419.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present reference 18208 Day-Date wristwatch with smooth bezel houses a candy pink lacquer ‘Stella’ dial that is free of any cracks of scratches. The dial displays a very eye catching pink shade with gold baton numerals and black graphics, perfectly matching the yellow gold case and bracelet. This modern-looking wristwatch featuring a playful and glamorous pink enamel colour is a wonderful representative of the 'Stella' Day-Date and is offered in very original and crisp condition.

  • Maker Bio

    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. 18208, inside case back stamped 18200
A fine and rare yellow gold calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, candy lacquer 'Stella' dial and bracelet

勞力士,精細及罕有,18K黃金自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配星期及日曆顯示、中心秒針及粉紅色漆錶盤,“Day-Date”,型號18208,1991年製

1991
36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 180,000 

sold for HK$300,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

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