Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 15, 2015

LOT 163

ROLEX REF. 18206 DAY DATE DIAMOND DIAL PLATINUM Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Day-Date, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, case No. A857681,Ref. 18206. Made circa 1998. Very fine and rare, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, platinum wristwatch with day and date, diamond-set dial and a Rolex platinum President bracelet with concealed deployant clasp. Accompanied by the original fitted box Rolex, Chronometer certificate, warranty (now void), hang tag, booklets and a Rolex leather note pad.

USD 20,000 - 30,000

HKD 155,000 - 233,000 / CHF 20,000 - 30,000

Sold: USD 22,500

Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, sapphire crystal with cyclops lens. Satiné silver set with 8 round and 2 baguette diamonds, outer minute track with 5-minute radial Roman markers, apertures for the days of the week and the date. White gold baton hands. Cal. 3155, rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 31 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions and temperature, shock absorber, free-sprung self-compensating Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-9



Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm. Approx overall length 195 mm.