Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2020
    Reference No: 226659
    Case No: 3'H084’843
    Model Name: Yacht-Master 42
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3235, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex international guarantee stamped Humberton Jewellers Canada and dated 21st July 2020, instructions manual, product literature, leather card holder, hang tag, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Setting a high bar for robust, aesthetically pleasing and technically sound utility watches, Rolex had yet again beat themselves in their own game with the unveiling of the 2019 Yacht-Master in all-black livery. Boasting a suave legible dial with a matching Cerachrom bi-directional 60-minute bezel, this is a sailing watch that does not just look great on land, but is an incredibly sturdy and reliable professional tool, encased in 18K white gold. Fitted with a new generation in-house cal. 3235, this automatic movement is at the forefront of watchmaking in terms of precision, power reserve and resilience to impact. The synergy between high energy efficiency and reliability is achieved by the innovative incorporation of the freshly patented “Chronergy” escapement made of nickel-phosphorus, which also repels magnetic interferences. This is a handsome sports watch with a muscular 42mm profile that wears comfortably on the wrist, thanks to the longitudinal cushion system which sits on the inside of the Oysterflex strap.

    Offered at Phillips for the first time, the present ref. 226659 is in excellent overall condition and is accompanied by its original accessories. Merging form and function, this Yacht-Master is certainly a fantastic piece for the style-conscious with a dash of sportiness and is a modern heirloom that will hold its value over time.

  • 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. 226659
A fine and attractive white gold wristwatch with center seconds, date, black ceramic bi-directional bezel, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2020
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$120,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$226,800

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)