Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1975
    Reference No: 3585/ no.2585
    Case No: 3’918’456
    Model Name: Queen Midas
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 650, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Rolex Queen Midas bracelet, max length 170mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 24mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Rolex fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    During the late 1960s, Rolex introduced a luxurious and at that time the most expensive model in the lineup, The King Midas. Designed by the famous guru, Gerald Genta, the construction was made of solid blocks of gold which weighed between 150 grams to 200 grams depending on the reference, as it was launched in two references, 9630 limited to 1,000 pieces and 3580 also launched in limited quantities.

    Witnessed on the wrists of high profile individuals of the era in the likes of Elvis Presley “The King of Rock n’ Roll”, the King Midas has clearly lived up to its name. With the present example in white gold fitted with a rare and exhilarating coral dial and further enhanced by the green “Khanjar” positioned at 6 O’clock, the present example is without a doubt uncommon. Further adding to the attraction, the present example is presented in excellent overall condition and accompanied by its original presentation box.

  • 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. 3585/ no.2585
An extremely fine and rare white gold rectangular-shaped wristwatch “Khanjar” coral dial and bracelet made for the Sultanate of Oman with presentation box

Circa 1975
24mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet

HK$130,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$125,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019