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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: 116508
    Movement No: Z'2463'2A5
    Case No: 5X'9G9'039
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 185mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    This Cosmograph Daytona is fitted with a beautiful and striking champagne dial and is cased in yellow gold. While the model can be found with a variety of dial designs, this variant is particularly eye-catching and bold and even recalls the aesthetic of the vintage manual wind Daytonas of the 1970s and 1980s.

    Heavy and lavish, reference 116508 is a luxurious version of the stainless steel Cosmograph Daytona. Fitted with the Rolex caliber 4130, reference 116508 is an updated and modern version of the reference 16528. It retains the DNA of the original automatic model with its graduated bezel, Oyster bracelet, and "Daytona" designation above the 6 o'clock register.

    Presented in excellent and unpolished condition, this watch is offered without reserve.

  • 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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LOT OFFERED WITH NO RESERVE

Lot offered with no reserve

Rolex

Ref. 116508
A very rare and extremely attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with bracelet

Circa 2017
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF15,000 - 25,000 
€14,100-23,500
$15,400-25,700

sold for CHF35,000

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: XI

Geneva Auction 27 - 28 June 2020