Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco LOT 163

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Rolex A Special and Refined Day-date Pearlmaster Automatic Wristwatch in Platinum, Reference 18 946, With Mother-of-pearl Dial, Diamond Set Bezel and Sticker

Estimate € 30,000 –⁠ 60,000

Sold € 44,200
Lot Description

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18946
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Platinum
Year: 2000
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3155
Case N°: P901230
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement

The present Day-Date is a reference 18 946 and must be regarded as one of the ultimate versions of a model that was firstly launched in 1956. Combining the substantial platinum case and bracelet with the fascinating mother-of-pearl dial and diamonds used for the bezel and hour markers, the present piece can be considered the culmination of preciousness and elegance. Not only it features the noblest case metal of all, platinum, that has been preserved in almost untouched conditions in both bracelet and case, but also presents a composition of dark mother-of-pearl dial with diamond indexes and bezel that creates an absolutely perfect frame without appearing excessive. This lot also still maintains the original sticker Rolex on the back of the water-resistant case.