A very attractive white gold dual-time annual calendar wristwatch with sweep center seconds, date, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2013
    Reference No: 326939
    Case No: G825’830
    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 Oyster deployant buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Rolex Guarantee stamped Christopher Schroll GMBH Austria dated July 2013, instruction manual, product literature, hang tag, green wallet, outer packaging and fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    Initially launched in 2012, the Rolex Sky-Dweller was presented by the firm as their first wristwatch with two time zones. Although many would argue that it was the GMT-Master that deserves the title, the Sky-Dweller operates in a different manner. Whilst the GMT-Master displays its second time zone on the 24-Hour rotating bezel, the Sky-Dweller displays its second time zone on the dial using a second 24-Hour disc on the center of the dial with a red triangle depicting the hour. The outer ring displays 12 apertures that indicate the month with a rotating bezel that determines the crown position. Through tremendous research and design with 11 new patents to protect its feature, Rolex was able to achieve this complex yet highly practical complication that would be one of the most sought after timepieces after its launch.

    The present example in white gold fitted with a silvery white dial is presented in excellent overall condition and still bearing its factory protective stickers on the case and is further charmed by the complete set of accessories.

  • Maker Bio

    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 very attractive white gold dual-time annual calendar wristwatch with sweep center seconds, date, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

勞力士,「Sky-Dweller」型號326939,18K白金自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,備兩地時區、年曆、日期、中心秒針,約2013年製。附保證卡、錶盒、配件

Circa 2013
42mm Diameter
Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$160,000 - 220,000 
€18,500-25,400
$20,500-28,200

sold for HK$237,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
thomasperazzi@phillips.com
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019