Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X Hong Kong Friday, July 10, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2001
    Reference No: 118206, inside caseback stamped 2096
    Case No: K576'303
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3155, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum Rolex president bracelet, endlinks stamped "DT 83206", max length 205mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum concealed Rolex deployant clasp stamped "CL9" and "83206"
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Rolex guarantee stamped by retailer The Hourglass LTD and dated January 10, 2005, calendar card for the years 2005/2006, sale tags, product literature, green leather fitted presentation box and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present iteration of the iconic Day-Date model is realized in the most luxurious metal: platinum, and furthermore adorned with 8 brilliant-cut and 2 baguette-cut diamonds for numerals. The grey/light blue brushed dial adds a touch of color and levity to the ensemble for an extremely elegant and understated final result.

    Offered together with its original sale kit, it has obviously never been used and still retains all its factory stickers.

  • 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. 118206, inside caseback stamped 2096
A rare, very fine and elegant platinum wristwatch with center seconds, hack feature, day, date, diamond-set indexes, bracelet, guarantee and box

Circa 2001
36mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$130,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$225,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001


The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020