Rolex - The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN New York Saturday, December 10, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: 86348SAJOR
    Case No: 52’0MQ’384
    Model Name: Datejust Pearlmaster “The Aperol Spritz”
    Material: 18K yellow gold, diamonds, and multicolored sapphires
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3235, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold and diamond Rolex Pearlmaster bracelet, max length 160mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow deployant clasp, stamped 1 G S
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee card, leather card holder, product literature, inner presentation box, and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Datejust Pearlmaster is an extremely rare and lovely example of the exceptional craftsmanship and quality Rolex demands for these fascinating timepieces that marry utility and aesthetics. The brand’s watchmakers spend an enormous amount of time color matching each stone so the gradient color effects seen with the bezel’s sapphire stones is as precise as the timekeeping ability of the watch. Fitted with a pavé diamond-set dial, the aesthetic is enhanced by the bezel set with orange and yellow sapphires that gives the watch a sense of refined opulence, while the comfortable and seamless Pearlmaster bracelet makes it an ideal companion for a casual weekend outing, or a formal cocktail event.

    First launched in 2015, the upsized Datejust Pearlmaster at 39mm diameter was made available in yellow or white gold, with yellow and orange, blue and green, or pink and purple sapphires respectively. Notably, the Canadian rapper and actor Drake often sports the white gold with blue and green sapphire iteration. Each was offered with the option of a color matched dial and diamond numerals, or a pavé diamond dial. Previously, the Pearlmaster collection had been offered between 29 and 34mm diameter only, so the significant increase in size opened the door for collectors of either sex to enjoy more of a presence on the wrist. The present example, with pavé dial, sapphire-set bezel, and diamond-set bracelet, is offered in excellent condition with a full set of original accessories, ready to accompany you to Portofino with your afternoon Aperol Spritz overlooking the turquoise waters of the Ligurian Sea.

    Consigned by the Original Owner

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 86348SAJOR
A dazzling, exceptional, and well-preserved yellow gold, diamond, and sapphire-set wristwatch with date, bracelet, guarantee, and presentation box

Circa 2015
39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.

$50,000 - 100,000 

Sold for $47,880

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Paul Boutros

Head of Watches, Americas

+1 (212) 940-1293


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Head of Sale, New York

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The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN

New York Auction 10 - 11 December 2022