View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2132. ROLEX | DAY-DATE, REFERENCE 18238, A YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE, BRACELET AND AMMONITE HARDSTONE DIAL, CIRCA 2001 | 勞力士 | "Day-Date 型號18238  黃金鑲鑽石鏈帶腕錶,備日期、星期顯示及菊石錶盤,錶殼編號X257145,約2001年製".
2132

ROLEX | DAY-DATE, REFERENCE 18238, A YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE, BRACELET AND AMMONITE HARDSTONE DIAL, CIRCA 2001 | 勞力士 | "Day-Date 型號18238 黃金鑲鑽石鏈帶腕錶,備日期、星期顯示及菊石錶盤,錶殼編號X257145,約2001年製"

Estimate:

160,000 to - 220,000 HKD

PROPERTY OF AN ASIAN COLLECTOR

ROLEX | DAY-DATE, REFERENCE 18238, A YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE, BRACELET AND AMMONITE HARDSTONE DIAL, CIRCA 2001 | 勞力士 | "Day-Date 型號18238 黃金鑲鑽石鏈帶腕錶,備日期、星期顯示及菊石錶盤,錶殼編號X257145,約2001年製"

ROLEX | DAY-DATE, REFERENCE 18238, A YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE, BRACELET AND AMMONITE HARDSTONE DIAL, CIRCA 2001 | 勞力士 | "Day-Date 型號18238 黃金鑲鑽石鏈帶腕錶,備日期、星期顯示及菊石錶盤,錶殼編號X257145,約2001年製"

Estimate:

160,000 to - 220,000 HKD

Lot sold:

252,000

HKD

PROPERTY OF AN ASIAN COLLECTOR

ROLEX

勞力士


DAY-DATE, REFERENCE 18238

A YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE, BRACELET AND AMMONITE HARDSTONE DIAL, CIRCA 2001

Day-Date 型號18238

黃金鑲鑽石鏈帶腕錶,備日期、星期顯示及菊石錶盤,錶殼編號X257145,約2001年製

附帶證書、說明書及盒子


Dial: ammonite hardstone

Calibre: cal. 3155 automatic, 31 jewels

Case: 18k yellow gold, screw down case back

Case number: X257145

Closure: 18k yellow gold Rolex President bracelet and folding clasp

Size: 37 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 170 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Rolex Garantie, instruction manual and presentation box

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The day and date function is working properly. The bezel with minor signs of wear to the millings. The band with extremely minor signs of wear particularly to 7 o'clock and 10 o'clock. Otherwise the watch is in very good overall condition. The bracelet is in very good overall condition with extremely minor signs of wear at places.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.


You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.


Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."


**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

The adventurous spirit of Rolex is known to adopt rare material choices for their daring watch dials. Bringing the heritage of our ancient oceans onto the wristwatch, the present Day-Date reference 18238 features a dial crafted from ammonite hard stone, a group of extinct mollusk animals which are relatives to the living nautilus species. Due to the fragility of the hardstone, the manufacturing of the dial requires extreme precision to expose the day and date apertures. With each dial unique in its rights, these pieces are becoming highly collectible among discerning collectors. The watch is furthermore retained in very original condition.