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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2014
    Reference No: 326939
    Case No: C23P0525
    Model Name: Sky-Dweller
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 9001, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 205mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee stamped Scheuble Heidenheim, Germany dated 21st May 2015, instruction manual, product literature, green leather holder, fitted presenation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Rolex Sky-Dweller revealed in Baselworld 2012 was the quintessential timepieces for travellers, the combination of an annual calendar along with a dual-time GMT indicator was a true revelation in the world of Rolex. Pioneered with perfection, the Sky-Dweller was designed with 11 new patents, including the ingenious three-position ring commend bezel that enables seamless adjustment on the get-go with just the winding crown. Each quarter turn of the fluted bezel unlocks a series of adjustment starting from date adjustment, then hour hand and finally the 24-hour disc. The reference was introduced in three precious metal, yellow gold, Everose gold, and like the present example the white gold.

    The present ref. 326939 fitted with a monochromatic appearance featuring a black dial, bold Arabic numerals and a highly legible white 24-hour disc. Furthermore, the small aperture above each hour marker cleverly indicates the month with a display of a popping contrast in red. Designed with mechanical brilliance and simplicity, the present sought-after example preserved in excellent overall condition is charmed with its original guarantee and accessories.

  • 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. 326939
A fine and attractive white gold dual-time annual calendar wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2014
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$144,000 - 224,000 
€16,000-24,900
$18,500-28,700

Sold for HK$302,400

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021