Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, May 10, 2020

LOT 203

Rolex - Ref. 18956 BR, self-winding, centre-seconds, date, day, pavé-set dial, diamond-set bezel and diamond-set inter-lugs bracelet; “Day-Date”; platinum and diamonds

HKD 1,020,000 - 1,170,000

USD 130,000 - 150,000 / EUR 120,000 - 138,000 / CHF 130,000 - 150,000

Sold: HKD 1,125,000

Platinum and diamond-set, self-winding, tonneau-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, pavé-set dial with blue enamel radial Roman numerals, centre-seconds and two horological complications: • Date of the month (aperture at 3 o’clock, under Cyclops lens) • Day of the week (aperture at 12 o’clock; indications given in English). Bezel set with 42 trapezoidal diamonds. Bracelet set with 71 baguette-shaped diamonds.

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Grading System
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2 *
Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model “Oyster Perpetual” “Day-Date” “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified”

Reference 18956 BR

Year circa 2001-2002

Movement No. 39 291 228

Case No. K 568 393

Material platinum and diamonds

Bracelet platinum and diamond-set inter-lugs Rolex bracelet with special links and deployant clasp

Diameter 39 mm.

Length 190 mm. (approx.)

Caliber 3155, adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions

Signature dial, case and movement


Rolex, Ref. 18956 BR
One of the most impressive and expensive models of Rolex’s contemporary production. This reference was introduced in 2000 and has been made in only very small numbers. The very heavy platinum case and bracelet is set with 113 diamonds totalising just over 11 carats.
In 2009, the Swiss retail price for this reference was CHF 256 200.-