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1109. Rolex An extremely fne and very rare platinum and diamond-set wristwatch with meteorite dial, date and day display, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box 勞力士, 「Day-Date, Masterpiece」型號18946,十分精細及非常罕有, 鉑金鑲鑽自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配日曆、星期顯示和隕石面盤,約2001年製。 附錶盒和保證書 Manufacturer Year

Rolex Circa 2001

Reference No.

18946; inside caseback stamped no. 2286 Movement No. 9’692’039 Case No. K535’218 Model Name Day-Date Masterpiece Material Platinum Calibre Automatic, cal. 3155, 31 jewels Bracelet/Strap Platinum Rolex Pearlmaster bracelet, max length 205mm Clasp/Buckle

Platinum Rolex Pearlmaster deployant clasp

Dimensions Signed

39mm Diameter Case, dial, movement, and bracelet signed

Estimate

HKD 195,000-280,000 USD 25,000-35,900 Accessories Accompanied by a Rolex International Guarantee signed Clarkson Jewelers, green leather Rolex presentation box, hang tags, leather wallet and product literature

The Rolex Masterpiece collection is comprised of watches adorned with the most luxurious and elevated of materials. The present example of the Masterpiece collection, a Day-Date in platinum, features a Pearlmaster bracelet with a bezel set with round brilliant diamonds, teardrop-shaped diamonds at 6 and 9 o’clock, and a superb meteorite dial, enhancing the diamonds on the bezel and dial. Rather than the typical 36mm diameter of Day-Dates, this Day-Date Masterpiece is 39mm diameter, allowing each element of the watch to shine in their own right. There are several diferent kinds of meteorite stone that are found on Earth, and used for commerical purposes, whether industrial or ornamental. The most common type of meteorite adorning the dials of watches, particularly Rolex watches, is an iron meteorite sliced into cross-sections, revealing beautiful linear patterns known as Widmanstätten patterns. The meteorite dials are known to be brittle and break easily during production, making them very rare.

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