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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2001 to 2005
    Reference No: 116519
    Case No: Yellow; K194'443, Green P155'732, Blue Y402'160, Pink P184'916,
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona "Beach"
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 4130
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm. Diameter
    Signed: Cases, dials and movements signed
    Accessories: Yellow; Punched guarantee dated December 2005, leather wallet, additional yellow crocodile strap, product literature, yellow presentation box and outer packaging, white paper note pad. Green; Punched guarantee dated 15th February 2001, green leather wallet, product literature, additional green crocodile strap, green presentation box and outer packaging. Pink; Punched guarantee dated 6th May 2002, pink leather wallet, product literature, additional pink crocodile strap, pink presentation box and outer packaging. Blue; Punched guarantee, blue leather wallet, product literature, blue leather wallet with note pad, blue presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Rolex Daytona is not only known as a masculine steel sports watch but also as a colorful fashion statement watch expressing “joie de vivre”.

    Cosmographs from the Beach series are fitted with hard stone dials (yellow mother of pearl, green chalcedony, pink mother of pearl and turquoise) and, already today, rare collector’s watches.
    It is very rare to find a complete set of four and in the present lot, all the watches are in mint condition, evidenced by the excellently preserved green stickers on the back and, are complete with all accessories including original guarantees and presentation boxes.

  • Artist Biography


    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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Ref. 116519
A set of four rare white gold chronograph wristwatches with either mother of pearl or hard stone dials

2001 to 2005
40mm. Diameter
Cases, dials and movements signed

CHF50,000 - 100,000 

Sold for CHF112,500

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The Watch Auction: One

Geneva Auction 10 May 2015 6:30pm