Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO Hong Kong Monday, May 30, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1941
    Reference No: 3771
    Case No: 59'632
    Material: 18k yellow gold, diamonds and rubies
    Calibre: Mechanical, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k pink gold Rolex bracelet, 160 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Rolex concealed folding clasp stamped Rolex S.A
    Dimensions: 21 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: The original drawing of this watch is prominently illustrated in Rolex Timeless Elegance by George Gordon, page 63.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch, proudly displayed and published in Rolex Timeless Elegance by George Gordon, is a stunning piece which shows Rolex's strength in creating lady's watches. Cased in pink gold, and set with rubies and diamonds, the present watch has incredible presence on the wrist and is in exceptional overall condition with only very minor surface wear to the case.

  • Artist Biography


    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. 3771
A lady's fine and extremely rare pink gold, diamond and ruby-set bracelet watch with concealed dial

21 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for HK$187,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016