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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2014
    Reference No: 116000
    Case No: H2Q25557
    Model Name: Oyster Perpetual
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3130, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max. length 185mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex Guarantee card stamped by Omani retailer Khimji Ramdas and dated March 1, 2014, product literature, sale tags, green cardholder, plastic bezel protection ring, fitted presentation box, outer packaging bearing the Khanjar, and numbered sleeve.

  • Catalogue Essay

    One of the most wearable and readable Rolex creations, the Oyster Perpetual can be considered the archetypal Rolex, its origin rooted in the appearance of the Oyster case in the first half of the past century. The present example, featuring a playful blue dial, is distinguished by the Khanjar engraved to the back, the unmistakable sign of an Omani timepiece. As expected in this case, the Guarantee card is stamped by Omani retailer Khimji Ramdas, and the outer packaging is also adorned by the Omani emblem. The piece is offered in mint condition and complete of its full original sale kit.

  • 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. 116000
A rare stainless steel wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, blue dial, bracelet, guarantee and box. Made for the Sultanate of Oman

Circa 2014
36mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$46,000 - 96,000 

Sold for HK$75,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017