A very fine and rare platinum and diamond-set calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and bracelet

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1991
    Reference No: 18346
    Movement No: 5'597'258
    Case No: L926519
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: Platinum and diamonds
    Calibre: Automatic, 3155, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum Rolex President bracelet, 180 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Rolex concealed folding deployant clasp stamped Rolex 8385
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex International Service Guarantee cards dated 05 July 2010 and 03 September 2015.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This Day-Date is fitted with brilliant diamonds to the bezel, and a very unusual pavé-set concentric circle design to the dial, giving a very glamorous look to the watch. The watch is furthermore cased in platinum which is incredibly rare for this model.

    Such pristine examples are rare to come by and the present watch is in excellent overall 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. 18346
A very fine and rare platinum and diamond-set calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and bracelet

勞力士,非常精細及罕有,鉑金鑲鑽石自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配中心秒針、星期及日曆顯示,“Day-Date”,型號18346,1991年製

1991
36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$250,000 - 400,000 

sold for HK$275,000

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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