Rolex - Hong Kong: Watches Online Auction I Hong Kong Thursday, July 21, 2022 | Phillips

Create your first list.

Select an existing list or create a new list to share and manage lots you follow.

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2020
    Reference No: 326934
    Case No: J6’977’408
    Model Name: Sky-Dweller
    Material: White Rolesor
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 9001, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: White Rolesor Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: White Rolesor Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee dated 21st July 2020, instruction manual, product literature, green card holder, hang tags, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Mechanically dubbed as Rolex’s the most complicated timepiece, the Sky-Dweller was introduced at the 2012 Baselworld as the firm’s first annual calendar with a GMT complication. Initially offered in white, rose and yellow gold, two more iterations were launched in 2017, encased in the Rolesor. A meeting of two metals, white gold and stainless steel, Rolesor is a true Rolex signature, highly coveted for its luster and strength.

    Fusing form and function, this traveler's watch is the perfect instrument for style-conscious high flyers. Featuring a local time zone indicator via a 24-hour rotating disc in the center of the main dial, the indexes show a small window that signals the month in red. This function is impressive and highly functional as it can be adjusted via the fluted bezel, which manipulates the crown position. The development of this technology was secured through an enormous amount of dedicated research with over 11 patents to defend this innovation.

    The present Rolex Sky-Dweller ref. 326934 in Rolesor with a blue dial is perhaps the most elusive iteration of this model. The luxury apprehended from this white gold and steel reference is largely that of something engineered with great precision and attention to detail, and not a luxury of materials or elaborate ornamental techniques. Presented in excellent condition with its full set of original accessories, this is a fantastic opportunity to promptly acquire this much sought-after wristwatch.

  • Artist Biography

    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.

    View More Works

Property of Original Owner

816

Ref. 326934
A fine and attractive Rolesor dual-time annual calendar wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2020
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$100,000 - 200,000 
€12,200-24,400
$12,800-25,600

Sold for HK$226,800

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

Hong Kong: Watches Online Auction I

21-27 July 2022 (Registration ends 6pm HKT 26 July)