Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI Hong Kong Saturday, November 28, 2020 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2018
    Reference No: 116695SATS
    Case No: 7Q73R133
    Model Name: Yacht-Master, "Haribo"
    Material: 18K pink gold, diamond, tsavorite and multi-colored sapphire
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3135, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber Rolex Oysterflex bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Rolex deployant clasp stamped "5WW"
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, strap and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex Guarantee card stamped by Swiss retailer dated January 2, 2019, product literature, green document holder, large fitted presentation box, outer packaging and sleeve.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Rolex's gem-setting tradition harkens back to the mid-20th century. Fast-forward to 2017, Rolex made a splash again at Baselworld by releasing the Yacht-Master reference 116695SATS which features a beautifully executed gem-set bezel. By all means an attention-grabber, the watch has a bidirectional rotating bezel set with 38 sapphires (blue, orange, yellow, and pink), 8 tsavorites (the green gems), and 1 diamond at 12 o’clock. The uniformity of the gems in respective hue and shape is fantastic to behold, and even the most discerning aficionados would be satisfied if they were to find one of these watches on their wrist. Adding a level of playfulness and confidence, the stones are absolutely perfect.

    The watch is dubbed as "Haribo", while collectors in Asia affectionately call it "Candy" as the colorful gemstones resemble the tonalities of candies. Today, models like the reference 116695SATS are fiercely sought after by collectors, and it can take years for buyers to be on the waiting list. Complimented by its original guarantee and box, this lot offers a now-or-never opportunity for collectors to literally skip the line, and buy one of the hottest timepiece in the market.

  • 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. 116695SATS
A very fine and unusual pink gold, diamond, tsavorite and sapphire-set wristwatch with center seconds, date, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2018
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, strap and clasp signed

HK$400,000 - 800,000 

Sold for HK$693,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020