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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2010
    Reference No: 81315
    Movement No: 3'522'418
    Case No: G469683
    Model Name: Pearlmaster
    Material: 18k pink gold, diamonds and mother-of-pearl
    Calibre: Automatic, 2235, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k pink gold Rolex Pearlmaster bracelet, 160 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Rolex concealed folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 33.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    This lady's Pearlmaster is opulently fitted with a mother-of-pearl dial, which is strikingly set with diamonds at 6 o'clock. The dial is furthermore fitted with a pink gold floral design. Diamonds, set in white gold chatons, adorn the bezel. Such feminine and playful watches are Rolex's forte, and the manufacture particularly excels at handling precious materials.

  • 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. 81315
A fine and unusual pink gold and diamond-set wriswatch with sweep centre seconds, date, mother-of-pearl dial and bracelet

Circa 2010
33.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$70,000 - 120,000 

Sold for HK$110,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017