A rare and very fine yellow gold chronograph wristwatch

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1991
    Reference No: 16518
    Movement No: 65'028
    Case No: X547’631, inside case back stamped 16500
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4030, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rolex crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Rolex deployant clasp, stamped 16518 and S
    Dimensions: 40mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present reference "X" series 16518 from 1991 is one of the next generation Daytona’s featuring the Zenith caliber 4030. In excellent unpolished condition, the case has strong proportions and factory finish. Considering the Zenith movement and excellent condition, this is an ideal watch for any collector.

  • 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. 16518
A rare and very fine yellow gold chronograph wristwatch

勞力士,「Cosmograph Daytona」型號16518,18K黃金自動上弦腕錶,配計時功能,約1991年製

Circa 1991
40mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$100,000 - 180,000 
€11,000-19,800
$12,800-23,100

sold for HK$118,750

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