Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: 218206
    Case No: 46R41474
    Model Name: Day-Date II
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3156, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum Rolex President bracelet, max length 185mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Rolex President concealed folding clasp stamped D 2S
    Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Rolex Guarantee card stamped Formosa Watch Co dated 28th March 2015, green wallet, instruction manual, product literature, hang tags, extra links, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    With the initial launch of the prestigious Day-Date in 1956, the model has evolved into various dial configurations, sizes and materials. Traditionally housed in a 36mm round oyster case, a larger sized Day-Date was introduced. Released in 2008, the Day-Date II was a larger version of the original Day-Date 36mm. Rolex created the model as many clients thought that a 36mm case was too small even for a dress watch in today’s standard. It was replaced by the refined and slightly thinner Day-Date 40 in 2015.

    The present example is one of the last Day-Date II produced with a guarantee card stamped 2015. Housed inside a beautiful and weighted platinum case is the reliable and robust cal. 3156 under a splendid ice blue dial with diamond indexes. Presented in new old stock condition and further accompanied by the original guarantee and box, this present example is a fantastic opportunity to acquire an attractive and luxurious wristwatch manufactured by none other than Rolex.

  • 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. 218206
A very fine and attractive platinum wristwatch with diamond set indexes, day, date, sweep center seconds, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2015
41mm Diameter
Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp

HK$180,000 - 300,000 

Sold for HK$325,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019