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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2020
    Reference No: 116508
    Case No: 86'7X0'337
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 180mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee, hang tag, wallet, presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    This beautiful yellow gold Cosmograph is preserved in excellent and pristine condition. It most notably displays a striking dial in "vert foncé" that is instantly recognizable upon a glance. So desirable is this model that it almost instantly sold out at retailers following singer John Mayer's appearance on camera describing his admiration for the model. Today, it is incredible difficult to obtain one at the boutique, making this watch an incredibly sought-after item.

    Having just left the retailer this year, the present watch is furthermore accompanied by all its original accessories, further adding to its collectibility. It even retains all its original factory stickers and is preserved in virtually "like-new" condition.

  • 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. 116508
A rare and attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with green dial, hang tag, guarantee and presentation box

2020
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF20,000 - 40,000 
€18,900-37,700
$20,700-41,300

sold for CHF56,250

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