Rolex - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2011
    Reference No: 118205
    Case No: PA995’916
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3155, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K pink gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Rolex concealed folding clasp stamped “J4M”
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee stamped Guilhem France, dated 31st December 2011 and leather card holder.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - Distinguished by its date and full day display, the Rolex ref 118205 stands out as more than just an ordinary Day-Date. Its minimalistic smooth bezel and brown dial, adorned with a wave motif, harmonize perfectly with the Everose gold case, deliberately invented by Rolex to exude a special pink hue. Inspired from classic designs from the 80s, this particular model is made even more distinctive with the rare inclusion of Arabic numerals, lending a textured touch to the dial.

    - While the Day-Date collection typically features the president bracelet, this watch captivates the seasoned Day-Date collector with its unexpected choice. The presence of the Oyster bracelet is highly unusual, as it is typically associated with sports and professional models. However, Rolex has ventured to experiment, showcasing their most versatile bracelet on their flagship Day-Date model. Furthermore, it boasts a concealed folding clasp, a rarity within the Day-Date collection.

    - Originally introduced as a surprising addition to the Day-Date 36 collection in the 2000s, this watch represents a scarce and unique variation of an iconic timepiece.

  • 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. 118205
A rare and unusual pink gold wristwatch with center seconds, day, date, brown Arabic numeral “wave” dial, Oyster bracelet and guarantee

Circa 2011
36mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$150,000 - 300,000 

Sold for HK$165,100

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024