Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2020
    Reference No: 116695SATS
    Case No: 808119E1
    Model Name: Yacht-Master 40, “Haribo”
    Material: 18K Everose, diamonds, sapphires and tsavorite
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3135, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K Everose Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee dated 25th December 2020, instruction manual, service booklet, green card holder, hang tag, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Known for their robust professional tool watches, Rolex sports models have flourished over the decades as demands for these timepieces takes a vivacious turn. Dressed in the brand’s patented 18K Everose case and further set with rainbow-spectrum gemstones, the Rolex Yacht-Master ref. 116695SATS was first released at Baselworld 2017. Adding a playful touch to the luxurious watch originally designed for yachting, the reference features a bezel set with 38 sapphires (blue, orange, yellow and pink), 8 tsavorites (green) and a trilliant-cut diamond set on the 12 O’clock position.

    Nicknamed the “Haribo”, derived from its colorful gems reminiscent of the colorful gummy bears or referred as the “Candy” by Asian collectors, today the ref. 116695SATS has become one of the most sought-after models in the market due to its rarity, uniqueness and quality gem-setting. While it was launched in two variants, one with a regular black dial and another with a dazzling pavé diamond-set dial, the present example belongs to the latter and rarer variant of the Haribo.

    Offered with its full set of accessories from circa 2020, the present timepiece offered in excellent overall condition with very minimal signs of wear is a fantastic opportunity for collectors seeking for fun and rarity.

  • Artist Biography

    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. 116695SATS
A very fine, dazzling and rare Everose gold wristwatch with center seconds, date, multi-colored gem-set bezel, pavé diamond-set dial, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2020
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$470,000 - 940,000 
€55,100-110,000
$60,300-121,000

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Thomas Perazzi
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022