A fine and very rare white gold automatic chronograph wristwatch with blue sodalite dial, bracelet, Guarantee and box

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2014
    Reference No: 116509
    Case No: 4Y801762
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, maximum length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex Garantie Internationale card stamped by Bruxelles retailer M. Lascar and dated January 23, 2014, green leather wallet, product literature, sale tag, box and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Daytona is a modern interpretation of this trend, featuring a blue hardstone dial, precisely: sodalite. It can be considered one of the most well executed and appealing example of hardstone dials Daytona: the blue sodalite perfectly harmonizing with the white gold case. The index configuration changes as well, in respect to the standard model. Instead of featuring the usual oversized Arabic hour numerals, with baton indexes at 3, 6 and 9, the present configuration sports 5-minute Arabic divisions throughout the entire dial, with the exception of the Rolex crown at 12. Such a layout actually bolsters the sporty vibe of the watch (one could say ironically, for a semi-precious timepiece) as the 5-minute divisions highlight the chronographic nature of the piece.

  • 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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Ref. 116509
A fine and very rare white gold automatic chronograph wristwatch with blue sodalite dial, bracelet, Guarantee and box

勞力士,「Cosmograph Daytona」型號116509,精鋼自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配計時功能和蘇打石錶盤,約2014年製。附錶盒、保證卡

Circa 2014
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$200,000 - 280,000 
€22,000-30,800
$25,600-35,900

sold for HK$450,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2018