A rare and attractive white gold chronograph wristwatch with guarantee and presentation box

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2002
    Reference No: 116519
    Movement No: C0'068'715
    Case No: Y'326'161
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Rolex deployant buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee August 25, 2003, numbered sales tag, product literature, original sales tag and green presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Offered in unpolished condition with its Rolex sticker still intact, this Cosmograph Daytona is cased in white gold, adding a luxurious twist to the iconic sports model. It houses the caliber 4130, which was Rolex's very first in-house automatic movement. In contrast, its predecessor, reference 16519 was powered by the Zenith caliber 4030.

    The watch is offered with its all original accessories such as the numbered sales tag, guarantee stating the watch was retailed at Georg Kittel, Aurich, product literature and presentation box.

  • Maker Bio

    Rolex

    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Rolex

Ref. 116519
A rare and attractive white gold chronograph wristwatch with guarantee and presentation box

2002
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
CHF8,000 - 12,000 
€7,100-10,700
$8,100-12,100

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Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+ 41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE

Geneva Auction 11-12 May 2019