Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2010
    Reference No: 116185-BBR
    Case No: V806’950
    Model Name: Date-Just
    Material: 18K pink gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3135, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber and sting-ray
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, strap and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Rolex guarantee card stamped Hollfelder Oberstaufen, hang tags, outer packaging and fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Rolex Date-Just has seen many gem-set variations since its initial launch dating back to 1945 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Rolex. The Date-Just was the world’s first serially produced self-winding wristwatch to feature a date window that would advance automatically past midnight.

    The present example is an extremely well preserved new old stock of a Rolex Date-Just ref. 116185-BBR. With an extravagant appeal, the present watch is fitted with a baguette and brilliant diamond-set bezel with a pave diamond-set dial with glossy black lacquer accents that mimic the hide of an exotic Zebra. Furthermore, the original Rolex rubber and sting-ray strap exceedingly adds an elevated level of lavishness on the present piece.

  • 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. 116185-BBR
A elegant and attractive pink gold diamond-set wristwatch with date, pave “zebra” dial with baguette diamond-set bezel, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2010
36mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, strap and clasp signed

HK$210,000 - 320,000 

Sold for HK$325,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019