A fine and rare yellow gold and diamond-set wristwatch with sweep center seconds, day, date, fossilized limestone dial, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2007
    Reference No: 118338
    Case No: Z506’075
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18K yellow gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3155, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Rolex President bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Rolex President concealed deployant clasp stamped OP11
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Rolex Guarantee stamped Housekino Hassin in Aichi dated 27th April 2007, instruction manual, product literature, green wallet, outer packaging and fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Rolex Day-Date has witnessed many variations in dial configurations over its production life till date. Classified as a luxury watch and witnessed on the wrists of many powerful and influential members of the society, the Day-Date is an icon of its own in the lineage of Rolex.

    Hardstone dials are one of the hardest materials to execute, requiring extremely precise and cautious measures. Every natural hardstone has its own characteristics ranging from color, hardness and texture.

    The present example encased in a yellow gold and diamond case is a fossilized limestone dial with white and black natural mottling and details. Furthermore, presented with the full set of accessories that came with the watch when it was purchased by the original owner, the watch is attractive.

  • 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. 118338
A fine and rare yellow gold and diamond-set wristwatch with sweep center seconds, day, date, fossilized limestone dial, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

勞力士,「Day-Date」型號118338,精細罕有,18K黃金鑲鑽自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,備深色斑彩石錶盤、鑽石時標、中心秒針、日期、星期顯示,約2007年製。附保證書、錶盒、配件

Circa 2007
36mm Diameter
Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 250,000 
€13,900-28,900
$15,400-32,100

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Thomas Perazzi
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019