A lady’s fine white gold wristwatch with sweep center seconds, date and bracelet

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2001
    Reference No: 179179
    Case No: K896’478
    Model Name: DateJust
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2236, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Rolex President bracelet stamped 83139, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Rolex concealed folding clasp
    Dimensions: 28mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lady’s Rolex Datejust ref. 179179 in white gold measuring a petite 28mm in case dimensions is a fantastic iteration of the classic DateJust. Featuring the caliber 2236, it is one of the smallest calibers manufactured by Rolex. At the back of the case back there is an engraving, "Artha Grahha Network". A conglomerate of various industries and sectors that are based in Indonesia. Most likely a gift to loyal and long-standing staff within the organisation.

  • 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. 179179
A lady’s fine white gold wristwatch with sweep center seconds, date and bracelet

勞力士,「Datejust」型號179179,18K白金自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,備中心秒針、日期顯示,約2001年製

Circa 2001
28mm Diameter
Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$40,000 - 60,000 
€4,600-6,900
$5,100-7,700

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

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Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019