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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2008
    Reference No: 116'589
    Movement No: C0'314'017
    Case No: M'060'991 caseback stamped 2119
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: 18K white gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Rolex folding deployant clasp.
    Dimensions: 40mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial,movement and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    With the introduction of the automatic Daytona, Rolex became more adventurous and playful by offering different variants of its iconic chronograph embellished with precious stones.

    The present gem (literally) is not only a severely cool and glamorous Daytona chronograph but within beats Rolex’s inhouse vertical clutch chronograph caliber 4130.

    The white gold case fitted with a baguette diamond-set bezel and diamond-set numerals combines Rolex's gift in gem-setting and creating beautiful movements. The black glossy dial with red “Daytona” printing adds a dash of subtle panache to an already spectacular watch whose design is seductive, nonchalant and euphoric.

    The case is preserved in excellent condition, with strong and crisp hallmarks on the bottom of the lugs. The present timepiece is a perfect watch for the collector seeking a sophisticated timepiece but with a twist, a watch of choice making a statement on the perfectly tailored wrist.

  • Artist Biography

    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. 116'589
A fine, rare and attractive white gold and diamond-set chronograph wristwatch with black dial

2008
40mm. Diameter
Case, dial,movement and clasp signed

Estimate
CHF25,000 - 45,000 
€21,600-38,800
$25,800-46,500

Sold for CHF60,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: SIX

Geneva Auctions 11 - 12 November 2017