Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT Hong Kong Monday, May 27, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 178240
    Case No: Z904’000
    Model Name: Oyster Perpetual Datejust
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2235, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 170mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 31mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by original Rolex Guarantee card with retailer stamped King Fook Jewellery Group Limited Hong Kong dated 15th March 2008, green wallet, extra link, hangtag, bezel protector, product literature, outer packaging and fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since its debut in 1945, the Datejust family has grown and multiplied in references, sizes and materials. The present specimen is a fine and well-preserved example of the ref. 178240 in stainless steel with a beautifully executed black guilloché dial and applied roman numerals housed. Adding another element of collectability, the watch is fresh to the auction market and is accompanied with a punched Rolex guarantee, an original Rolex fitted presentation box and hang tag.

  • 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. 178240
A fine stainless steel wristwatch with black guilloché dial, date, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2008
31mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

HK$20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for HK$27,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019