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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2001
    Reference No: 118209
    Case No: P917’729
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3155, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee dated 18th February 2003 stamped King Fook Jewellery Group Ltd Hong Kong, 2001-2002 calendar card, instruction manual, hang tag, numbered hang tag, green card holder, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Ever glamorous, the Day-Date model delights with its myriad of dial, bracelet, bezel and gold-finished designs. Since its inception in 1956, it remains one of the most surprising and diverse flagship models Rolex has ever produced. Apart from prototype models, the Day-Date has only been cased in precious metals, attesting to its glamor and prestige.

    Distinguished by its white gold case, the present reference 118209 is not just an ordinary example but one fitted with a sophisticated silver dial with diamond-set indexes, together this mono-toned combination is visually arresting and gives the watch its incredible appearance. Bearing a P serial dating back to 2001, the present Day-Date’s condition is astonishing, still retaining its original factory sticker on the lugs and caseback, this is a rare “new-old-stock” example that true Day-Date collectors should not miss. Complete with its full set of accessories this is a highly desirable piece to add to a discerned collection.

  • 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.

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Ref. 118209
A rare, “new-old-stock” and attractive white gold wristwatch with center seconds, day, date, diamond-set indexes, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2001
36mm 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$201,600

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)