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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1990
    Reference No: 18369
    Movement No: 7'797'414
    Case No: E562736
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18k white gold, diamonds and lapis lazuli
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3155, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold Rolex President bracelet, end links stamped 55B6, max. length 170mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Rolex concealed folding deployant clasp, stamped 8385
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex fitted presentation box, undated Official Chronometer Certification, green leather envelope, product literature and outer packaging.
    Literature: For a similar example of a Day-Date with lapis lazuli dial and diamond-set numerals, however without a baguette-cut diamond-set bezel, please see Day-Date, The Presidential Rolex by Pucci Papaleo, pages 406 and 407.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present reference 18369 wristwatch, completed with its original guarantee and fitted presentation box, is in impeccable condition. The lapis lazuli dial shines in different shades of blue and displaying the typical gold colour veneering of this hardstone. It is further set with silver graphics and diamond-set numerals set in octagonal chatons. The bezel is finished with baguette-cut diamonds, giving the watch a very exclusive and sophisticated look.

  • 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. 18369
A very fine and rare white gold and diamond-set wristwatch with day, date, sweep centre seconds, lapis lazuli dial and bracelet, original guarantee and presentation box

Circa 1990
36mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$200,000 - 300,000 
€21,800-32,600
$25,000-38,000

Sold for HK$412,500

Contact Specialist
Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017