A fine and rare three-colour gold and diamond-set calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, grey fossil hardstone dial and bracelet

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1993
    Reference No: 18349
    Case No: E829530
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18k three-colour gold, diamonds and fossil
    Calibre: Automatic, 3155, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k three-colour gold Rolex President bracelet, 170 mm. maximum length, end link stamped 55B
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k three-colour gold Rolex concealed folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    This superb white gold Day-Date reference 18349 is fitted with the rare fossil hardstone dial, which truly represents one of the marvels of nature. The watch is enhanced with diamond-set numerals set within its gold chatons and the bezel is also enhanced with brilliant-cut diamonds that further highlights the rarity of this Day-Date.
    The watch is of exceptional quality and still retains all factory finishes including the satin finish to the top of the lugs. Offered in pristine overall condition with sharp case lines and factory finishes, the watch is a striking example that combines beauty and rarity.

  • 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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Rolex

Ref. 18349
A fine and rare three-colour gold and diamond-set calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, grey fossil hardstone dial and bracelet

勞力士,精細及罕有,三色金鑲鑽石,自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配中心秒針、灰色化石錶盤、星期及日曆顯示,“Day-Date”,型號18349,1993年製

1993
36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$100,000 - 150,000 

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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