A fine and rare white gold and diamond-set calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet and guarantee, formerly in the collection of Sir Eric Clapton

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2006
    Reference No: 118209
    Case No: Y647457
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18k white gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Automatic, 3155, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, 165 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Rolex concealed folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex Attestation de Chronomètre Officiel dated 20 July 2006, sales tags, instruction manual, leather wallet, polishing cloth, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present reference 118209 wristwatch, cased in white gold, features a charismatic pink dial adorned with diamond-set numerals. The smooth bezel complements the Rolex Oyster bracelet, giving the watch a sporty, yet elegant look. The watch is in almost new condition and was formerly in the collection of Sir Eric Clapton.

  • 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. 118209
A fine and rare white gold and diamond-set calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet and guarantee, formerly in the collection of Sir Eric Clapton

勞力士,精細及罕有,18K白金鑲鑽石,自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配中心秒針,“Day-Date”,型號118209,附證書,曾為Sir Eric Clapton的藏品,約2006年製

Circa 2006
36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 120,000 

sold for HK$187,500

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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