Rolex - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII Geneva Friday, November 3, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2014
    Reference No: 116506
    Case No: 6W4558F1
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 4130, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex Guarantee dated January 01, 2014, wallet, numbered hang tag, product literature, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched at the Baselworld 2013, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ref. 116506 marked a milestone for the firm and the famed and iconic model as it was released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Daytona. Spotted on the wrists of some of the most important athletes and personalities in the world including Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets, Spanish soccer player Álvaro Negredo, and the legendary Michael Jordan, the Rolex platinum Daytona reference 116506 is highly desired and immensely attractive

    The first ever Daytona model to feature the firm’s newly incorporated Cerachrom bezel, it is also the very first serially produced Daytona model encased in the most prestigious metal of all, platinum.

    The present watch is the most classic and recognizable version, fitted with a traditional ice blue dial. Ice blue is used exclusively on platinum models by Rolex, including the Day-Date, Datejust and the present Cosmograph Daytona. Preserved in excellent condition, the present watch is accompanied by all its original accessories such as guarantee, product literature and presentation box.

  • Artist Biography


    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. 116506
A very fine and rare platinum chronograph wristwatch with ice blue dial, ceramic bezel, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF70,000 - 140,000 

Sold for CHF101,600

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII

Geneva Auction 3 - 4 November 2023